2014 SARDAA Film Festival: Call for Entries

Event date: Saturday May 17, 2014

Deadline:  Entries to be submitted by Saturday March 22, 2014!


Each work should be schizophrenia spectrum related and will be judged solely on its own merits. Four videos will be selected to show; each followed by a Q & A by either the subject of the film and/or the producer.  The Q & A can be either in person or via Skype, depending on the presenter’s preference.

Entry Formats

Formats accepted for exhibition: Online Digital Media and DVD.


Please submit your entry by email in digital format or post a labeled DVD to: SARDAA, PO Box 941222; Houston, TX 77094-8222. Please include a plot synopsis, cast and crew list and director’s biography. If you would like your DVD entry copy returned, please include a stamped, return package with your entry.

Film Length Definition

Films should be no longer than 1 hour in length.


Submission of a work confirms that SARDAA Film Festival has permission to exhibit it during the Festival. Submission of a work implies that the Festival can employ moving image excerpts and reproduce stills for exhibition promotion.


Every precaution will be exercised in handling entries, but neither the Festival organizers, employees, sponsors, nor participating organizations can assume responsibility for damage to or loss of materials submitted. All films submitted to play at the Festival will be previewed prior to exhibition with a log kept of their condition. Filmmakers will be notified if a film arrives damaged.


A list of the final 4 selected films will be determined by March 31, 2014. Acceptance of films to be invited and shown at the Festival will be issued via e-mail by April 7, 2014.


If your film is invited to screen at the Festival, please submit whichever of the following materials you have immediately upon notification of acceptance to better aid in Festival publicity of your work: Digital sets of B&W & color stills; digital video clip as an MOV. You-tube or Vimeo file.



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