24 fps Film Festival

24 fps Film Festival
24fps Short Film Competition
c/o Paramount Theatre
352 Cypress St.
79601
Abilene, Texas, United States

Tel: (325) 676-9620
Fax: (325) 676-0642

2014,
Fri 7th Nov to Sat 8th Nov
Submission deadline: Fri 12th Sep 14

Genres

Action Adaptation Adventure Animation Art-house Asian Black Black Comedy Bollywood Children Comedy Crime Documentary Drama Experimental Fantasy Foreign Language French Gay and Lesbian Hindi Historical Horror Independent Jewish Music Video Musical National Religious Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Student Thriller War Western Women

Festival Overview

The mission of the 24fps International Short Film Festival is to celebrate and encourage aspiring independent filmmakers worldwide. Festival public screening programs are designed to highlight the creator as much as the work itself. All exhibited films are introduced by a commentator, and filmmakers in attendance are given the opportunity to speak to the festival audiences at the close of their film's exhibition. The exhibition venue is the landmark Paramount Theatre, located in Abilene, Texas. The Paramount, built in 1930 as an atmospheric movie palace and restored in 1986 to accomodate live events, is listed on the US National Register of Historic Places.

History

Since its inception in 1999, the 24fps Short Film Festival has presented programs of short films by aspiring and established artists from across North America. The juried competition is open to any work made outside the major worldwide film studio system, and provides cash awards to the festival's top films in six major categories.

From 1999 to 2005 the festival was known as WESTfest. In 2001, the scope of the submission field was expanded to include international entries, and in 2006 the festival was officially renamed 24fps with the "International Short Film Festival" title officially attached.

Awards

24fps is a juried competition, with two curated competition exhibition programs. Cash awards are as follows:

Grand Jury Prize: $1000
Silver Medal: $600
Bronze Medal: $400
Auience Award: $400
Horizon Award: $400

Entries

Open to the public

Eligibility:
* 24fps is a juried competition, open to any student or independent filmmaker worldwide. Works will be considered for competition only if they are of a total running time of 20 minutes or less, and were completed after January 1, 2011. The Festival committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project.
* All qualified entries must be independently produced and financed. Films produced, financed or developed by a major film studio or television network are ineligible for competition.

Formats:
DVD, and digital transfer (via festival's WeTransfer platform).

Fees:
There are no entry fees associated with this festival

Recent Festival News News
29th Jan 2010 24 fps Film Festival  
Known festival contacts Contacts
Barry Smoot
Festival Director
Robert Erin Leeper
Media Consultant
Film Festival
Primary contact
Film Submissions Films
Decadence of Nature
2014, submitted
 
Laredo, Texas
2011, submitted
 
Successful Alcoholics
2010, awarded prize
 
The Armoire
2010, awarded prize
 
The Six Dollar Fifty Man
2010, awarded prize
 
The Butterfly Circus
2010, awarded prize
 
Laredo, Texas
2010, awarded prize
 
Logorama
2010, awarded prize
 
Next Floor
2010, awarded prize
 
Echo
2010, submitted
 
JEWEL and EME
2009, submitted
 
Proque Hay Cosas Que Nunca Olvidan
2008, awarded prize
 
Save the World
2007, awarded prize