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Eligible projects include feature films (runtime ≥ 30 minutes). Short films (runtime < 30 minutes); including documentaries, narratives, animation, experimental films, and music videos.

The Festival requires that all projects will be submitted via FilmFreeway for the new Edition in 2022.

(Note : Please prepare a high quality poster in advance of beginning your online project entry form.)

Entry Fee Note

 Entry fees are in U.S. Dollars, are per project and are non-refundable. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify a submission, without refund of any kind, if eligibility requirements are not met including if eligibility status changes post-submission. Students: Student directed SHORT FILMS ONLY may submit at a discounted rate of $30 per submission via the Tribeca Extranet ( Students will need to provide a scanned copy of a current and valid student ID card or a letter from an accredited school verifying the entrant’s enrollment. A PDF or JPG file of this scan must be submitted through the Festival's online entry form at the time of submitting the film in order to qualify. Students who submit to the other categories MUST pay the applicable entry fee(s).


To be eligible for consideration: ALL CATEGORIES: (1) You must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, project length, entry material, and other requirements. (2) Non-English language projects must have English subtitles at the time submitted. Dialogue lists will not be accepted. 

Online Screenings

In light of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, for TF22, projects that have premiered online in 2021 as part of a digital or online festival, may still be considered for the following categories: • Features • Shorts

Work in Progress Projects

However, projects that are not final cuts or projects must be clearly marked Work in Progress (“WIP”) or Rough Cut with an indication of what will change or what is missing (e.g., temp sound, Avid output, missing animation, etc.) either indicated in the project cut itself or within the copy display in the streaming link. As long as the streaming link remains the same and password does not change you may update the link with newer cuts as they are available up until the last applicable entry deadline noted above. In the unlikely event of a password change or link change you must email the Festival immediately with that change so we may update your record. If the Festival is not notified of the change and the link is found to be inactive or the password to be incorrect the Festival will send an email to the submitter’s address on file to follow up. If a response with the correct information is not received within forty-eight (48) hours, the submission may be deemed ineligible.

How to apply

Apply online via FilmFreeway at and, after fully completing the online entry form, click “submit”. Please note the online entry form will require you to submit a password-protected URL that links to your project in order to be completed, so plan accordingly and be sure the project has been fully uploaded to the viewing platform and the link and password work prior to filling out your online entry form.


• In 2021, cash awards totaled $12,000, in addition to over $3,000 in artwork. Awards for SICAFILM 22 may be modified.

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