From SFIFF to Oscar®


This year we can add to funding an Oscar nominated film (fingers-crossed for Beasts of the Southern Wild's four nominations!) that we will now be qualifying one!  The San Francisco International Film Festival has been chosen as an Academy-Award qualifying festival in the Documentary Short Subject category. Short documentaries of no longer than 40 minutes, which receive Best Documentary Short award, may be eligible to enter the Documentary Short Subject competition for the concurrent season (this year the season runs from September,1 2012 to August 31, 2013), provided the film meets all the requirements set forth in the Academy-Award official rules. This year's SFIFF Documentary Shorts in competition will soon be announced.  In the meantime, find the rules posted on