Our juried panel of film experts reports an exciting lineup of short and feature-length films coming in from around the globe for PJIFF 2018. Our four-day event is your opportunity to screen your film, connect with your peers and industry pros, and share your work with an enthusiastic audience.

Short Drama

Projects offering the audience a situation or series of nonfiction or semi-fictionalized events having dramatic expresssion or seriousness of tone characteristic of a play. Running time: 40 minutes or less.

Short Documentary

Cinematic presentation of factual, political, social, or historical events or circumstances. Running time: 40 minutes or less.

Short Science Fiction

A work of fiction based on current, or prediction of future, scientific possibilities or absurdities.

Short Comedy

A work that is humorous in its treatment of theme and character.

Short Creative Media / Animation

Projects that make creative use of technology, animation, and/or music to convey an idea or message, illustrate concepts, or tell a story.

Music Video

A recorded performance of music, often accompanied by a stylized dramatization (through dancing and/or visual imagery) interpreting the lyrics.

Feature-Length Fiction

Non-fiction is a work based on real-world facts and information. The assertions and descriptions contained in a non-fiction work are believed by the creator of the work to be factual. While these assertions and descriptions may or may not provide an accurate or factual account of the subject in question; it is generally assumed that authors of such accounts believe them to be true at the time of their composition or, at least pose them to their audience as historically or empirically true.

Feature-Length Non-Fiction

Non-fiction is a work based on real-world facts and information. The assertions and descriptions contained in a non-fiction work are believed by the creator of the work to be factual. While these assertions and descriptions may or may not provide an accurate or factual account of the subject in question; it is generally assumed that authors of such accounts believe them to be true at the time of their composition or, at least pose them to their audience as historically or empirically true.

Youth Short Films

Films created by kids 4 years old to 14 years old. Please submit only films that are appropriate for kids in this age range. Running time: 15 minutes or less.

Midnight Movie

Projects in this category may include horror, sci-fi, thrillers, mysteries, action and adventure films.

Web Series

Web Series are episodic content comprised of more than one episode. We will look at up to 3 episodes of your Web Series in this category. Various genres and lengths accepted.

Virtual Reality

Filmmakers are pushing the traditional limits of the moviegoing experience with VR. Submit your interactive storyscapes. Various genres and lengths accepted.

IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES FOR FILMMAKERS
  • Opening Date:
    October 1, 2017
  • Regular Deadline:
    December 1, 2017
  • Late Deadline:
    January 1, 2018
  • Extended Deadline:
    January 31, 2018
  • Notification Date:
    February 5, 2018
  • Event dates:
    April 5-8, 2018