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Every year BSFS, as part of the Balticon Convention, sponsors The Balticon Sunday Night Short Film Festival (BSNSFF), held traditionally on (surprise!) Sunday night. Award ribbons are given for audience-selected best animated, live action and specialty films (science fact, music videos) as well as director's choice. For entry guidelines, or more information about the Balticon Film Festival, download the Application and Permission to Screen forms or contact filmfestival at balticon dot org.

To submit your film to the Balticon 49 Sunday Night Short Film Festival, download the Details, Application and Permission to Screen forms. Submission instructions are included with the documents.

Call For Submissions

Dear Film Maker:

We would like to invite you to submit one or more short film(s) for screening on Sunday, May 22-25, 2015, at The Sunday Night Short Film Festival (B47SNSFF) held at Balticon 49, the Maryland regional science fiction convention, produced by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society. Our focus is on science fact, science fiction, fantasy and horror live action and animation projects under 52 minutes run time. We prefer films completed in the 2 years prior to the festival year, i.e. after January 1, 2013, but will consider older works that have not been screened at other festivals.

If you are interested in this screening opportunity, download the Application and Permission to Screen forms from this web page, complete and sign and include them with your Region 0 or 1 NTSC DVD submission. Films should be shipped in time to be in our hands by May 1st if you want your film to be listed in our program book. The address to send DVD film festival submissions to is on the forms.

Alternatively, a file or a download link for a submission can be emailed with completed forms to:

Finalists are invited to attend Balticon 49 -- we are happy to host 2 representatives from each selected film as our guests, and invite them to participate in our program panels. We are not able to offer to pay for transportation, meals or hotel accommodations.

For more information about Balticon 49, please visit the Balticon website at (The Balticon website will be undergoing revisions and updates as more program information becomes available.)

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