The 7th San Francisco International New Concept Virtual Film Festival Oct. 28th
Welcome to San Francisco International Virtual Film Festival
The 7th San Francisco International New Concept Virtual Film Festival Schedule
October 28, 2020: Opening Ceremony, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
October 28-31, 2020: Selected Films Screening
November 1, 2020: Award-Winning Announcement and Closing Ceremony
SFNCFF virtual film festival will adapt membership title to conduct all the above activities. Who buy the title ticket will have the privilege(title) to watch all the films and all the ceremonies.
Before you buy, you still have the opportunity to watch the trailers of the films (they are free, but not all the films has the trailer!!!) and to read the introductions of each films.
After you bought the ticket, you can go to any film genre ( as menu indicates ) to watch ( the films will come out when you click the film poster. Before you buy the ticket there is no poster showing at all).
Thanks to stay with SFNCFF. Enjoy the moments.
About San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival
San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival-SFNCFF is a US government approved 501(C) (3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.
Provide an international platform for all film lovers, professional filmmakers and film/media students who love film-making to stand out.
Discover and select potential talents with new technique & skills, who demonstrate original concept and accelerate their development within the film industry.
Encourage new filmmakers especially young and first-time filmmakers for their new productions. Encourage and celebrate original and insightful screenwriting and new ideas in film. Accept films in all categories and subject matter.
Make friends and enhance communication through films.
The 7th SFNCFF Festival Schedule
October 28, 2020 to November 1, 2020
The 7th SFNCFF will be held on Oct. 28th to Nov. 1st, 2020
1. The Selected Film Screening (Free Admission):
10/28/20, Wed. 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
10/29/20, TH. 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
10/30/20, Fri. 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
at San Francisco General public library, 100 Larkin St., SF, CA 94102
2. The Award Ceremony on 11/1/20, Sunday (Tickets required)
2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Red Carpet
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Award Ceremony
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Dinner Reception
at Herbst Theater, 401 Van Ness Ave, SF, CA 94102.
Conditions of entry & fees:
* Website entry: https://filmfreeway.com/SanFranciscoInternationalNewConceptFilmFestival or www.festhome.com/SFNCFF. Please catch the Early Bird Deadline:
b. Theme: Optimistic Creative Proactive
Feature Film (TRT between 60 min to 120 min)
Documentary (TRT between 60 min to 120 min)
Animation (TRT 60 min to 120 min)
Screenwriting For Feature (60 to 120 Pages, PDF format, English or Chinese)
Short narrative movie (TRT under 59 min.)
Short documentary (TRT under 59 min.)
Screenwriting For Shorts (2 to 59 Pages, PDF format, English or Chinese)
Short Animation (2D, 3D) (TRT under 60 min)
Music Video (Maximum 5 min.)
Commercial (Maximum 2 min.)
d. Format of Submission_ Digital Link
Application Deadline: August 31st, 2020
We accept digital submissions only. Entry on the website: sfnewfilm.org or through Withoutabox.com or FilmFreeway.com. Links of Vimeo, YouTube or Youku for film entry are accepted.
• Channels of submission
Register at the festival’s official website: www.sfnewfilms.com.
Submit films online or through FilmFreeway.com or Festhome.com.
3. Recommendations by experts and film committee. Filmmakers still need to register online.
4. Register through related film schools, and submit films online.
• Contest system
1. The contest is organized and supervised by the film festival committee.
2. Committee divisions:
Website group, promotion group, works collecting group, accounting group, contest group, judge group.
• Film Evaluation
1. Preliminary evaluation
a. Submitted films are divided by categories and being viewed and graded by the primary Judge Group.
b. Optional online vote for public audience for “Audience Award”.
c. Expert Judge Committee final review and grading.
d. Judges vote per quality of:
3) Director’s Vision
5) Production Design
6) Sound Design
2. The system of evaluation
Online viewers’ grading (20%), Judge Committee’s grading (80%) to final stage. The film committee will issue award certificates to the best and most popular films.
* Awards ceremony（November 1, 2020, Sunday）
Award announcement and ceremony.
• Awards Category:
Best Picture Award (Feature Film)
Best Documentary Award
Best Short Narrative Film Award
Best Short Documentary Award
Best Commercial Award
Best Music Video Award
Best Animation Award
Best Director Award
Best Screenwriting Award
Best Short Screenwriting Award
Best Cinematography Award
Best Editing Award
Best Sound Effect Award
Best Music Score Award
Best Action Design Award
Best Leading Actor Award
Best Leading Actress Award
Best Supporting Actor Award
Best Supporting Actress Award
Best Student Film Award
Best Student Talent Award
Best Humanity Award
Most Popular Film Award (Audience Award)
Best Video Bloger Award
Excellent Awards in different categories.
Note：Each winner will receive a certificate & a trophy. The final decision is made by the Festival Committee.
San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival (SFNCFF) is cooperated with American Art Institute (AAISFUS)