The SUP Film Festival is a fundraising program for Paddle4Good, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit (taxid # 81-4321731).

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Submit your SUP film

We need your SUP films!  

 

The SUP Film Festival's mission is to inspire adventure, environmentalism, & community through the power of SUP & amazing filmmaking. 

 

Got an awesome SUP film or short - or a suitable festival cut? Submit it to the SUP Film Festival for FREE using FilmFreeway!

If it's selected for the festival, you might also win one of our cash prizes & bragging rights as an award-winning film. 

 

See the SUP Film Festival agreement & our rules & guidelines for more details.

 

SUP Film Festival (SFF) agreement

BY SUBMITTING A FILM TO THE SUP FILM FESTIVAL (SFF) USING FILM FREEWAY, OUR SUBMISSION FORM, OR VIA MAIL, ENTRANT ACCEPTS THIS AGREEMENT:

 

  1. Certifies entrant is duly authorized by the filmmakers or any other third party with rights to the submission to submit the film to the SFF and for use and display by the SFF;

  2. Acknowledges that entrant's submission doesn't guarantee acceptance in the SFF;

  3. Certifies that filmmakers have full rights to use the music featured in the submission & can provide proof of music licensing if required;

  4. Certifies that filmmakers have obtained all necessary media releases from individuals appearing in the film & can provide signed media releases if requested;

  5. Certifies that submissions will not contain any libelous, defamatory, pornographic, illegal or other inappropriate subject matter.

  6. Agrees to take on any & all copyright or other liability that might result from entrant's submission and subsequent use and display by the SFF;

  7. Holds the SFF, its management, juries, agents, sponsors, & affiliates harmless from any & all claims of liability resulting from entrant's submission;

  8. Agrees to release the SFF from responsibility if any submission materials are damaged while in transit to, from, or while in the possession of the SFF;

  9. Gives the SFF permission, for promotional purposes, to use footage from entrant's submitted film, stills, titles, & copy;

  10. Gives the SFF permission to upload the film to a secure-screening website to make submission available to SFF jury members & media;

  11. Gives the SFF permission, if chosen as an official selection, to show the film at one or more 2019 SFF theater screenings or promotional events;

  12. Acknowledges that $1,250 in prize money will be given to the juried selection of Best Short ($500), & Best Feature ($500) -- as well as the Audience Choice ($250), which will be determined by festival audience & online votes; 

  13. Understands that the SFF is registered 501(c)(3) non-profit Paddle4Good's primary fundraiser to empower more underserved populations through paddling, mentoring, life-saving education, & more -- as such, entrant acknowledges that no fees shall be paid for any screening -- but that SFF will provide a donation receipt for any festival use.

SUP Film Festival (SFF) rules & guidelines

BY SUBMITTING A FILM TO THE SUP FILM FESTIVAL (SFF) USING FILM FREEWAY, OUR SUBMISSION FORM, OR VIA MAIL, ENTRANT AGREES TO FOLLOW THESE RULES & GUIDELINES:
 

  1. The 2019 SFF submission deadline is February 25, 2019.

  2. Official 2019 SFF selections will be announced on March 11, 2019. Official selections are in SFF’s sole discretion.

  3. Each official SFF selection entrant shall be given 2 free entry tickets to the March 30, 2019 premiere in Santa Cruz, CA. Entrant must make their own travel accommodations. Entrant may be asked, upon SFF's discretion, to introduce their film.

  4. There is no entry fee to submit a film.

  5. Films should focus on some aspect of SUP (stand up paddling) -- travel, adventure, human interest, surf, race, environmental, social impact, etc. They can be live-action, animated, experimental, or other. Paddling films from other disciplines (outrigger, prone, surf ski, kayaking) may also be considered.

  6. While films from any year can be submitted, SFF gives preference to films made after January 1, 2015. SFF gives further preference to films never publicly screened.

  7. Each submitter can submit multiple films, but each film must be submitted separately.

  8. SFF prefers films 45 minutes or less:

    • Films 30 minutes or less are considered SHORTS. Shorts can't be too short. Some of our favorite SUP films are between 2-15 minutes long.

    • Films over 30 minutes are considered FEATURES. While longer films can be submitted, SFF prefers feature films (or film cuts) of 45 minutes or less.

  9. Submissions with non-English dialog must have English subtitles.

  10. Submissions must be uploaded to FilmFreeway, made available on a video streaming site such as Vimeo, or sent to us by the submission deadline in MPG, MOV, or WMV format with H.264 encoding at 1080p & a minimum 30 fps, via download site, thumb/hard drive, or data disc.  

  11. Each entrant is responsible for any shipping or return shipping costs -- & also acknowledges that any submissions won't be returned unless a return packaging & return shipping is provided.