2017 Ballston Spa Film Festival
August 4th & 5th


Submit a Film

We are now accepting entries for the
2017 Ballston Spa International Short Film Festival

Low cost entry fees:
Earlybird Deadline - $20 for entries by March 31, 2017
Regular Deadline - $25 for entries by April 21, 2017
Late Deadline - $30 for entries by May 5, 2017

Young Filmmaker Deadline - $5 for young filmmakers by May 5, 2017
Young Filmmakers = age 21 & under as of May 1st, 2017

We want your short films -- between 5 and 15 minutes in length (3-10 minutes for students)

Here's how to submit your film:

  1. Download our guidelines and application here.
  2. Complete it and mail it in.
  3. Submit your film on DVD (must play in a standard DVD player).

We are also accepting submissions on-line via FilmFreeway.

BSFF Film Submission Form

We are a Family Friendly Festival
(for what that means click here)

Films suitable for all ages are preferred.
Please no music video type entries.
Filmmakers need not attend to win but awards will not be shipped.
See submission application for details.

Submit and pay on-line!


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If you are submitting by DVD you may pay by check or pay your entry fee on-line

Film Submission Entry Fee: $20 (by March 31, 2017)

Young Filmmaker Entry Fee: $5 by May 5, 2017

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