Submissions are now Closed for 2011.

To submit directly please email [email protected]


SharpCuts accepts films of 15 minutes or less from Canadian and International artists, in the following genres:

Music Videos

SharpCuts also accepts films 60 minutes or less in the following genres:


NEW THIS YEAR! SharpCuts is accepting films up to 15 minutes in length from the category:

Web Series

These can be of any genre – but must be available as part of a series watchable via the internet.

Deadlines and Fees:
Earlybird Deadline: March 1st 2010
Fee: $25 ($20 through WAB)
Regular Deadline: March 15th, 2010
Fee: $30 ($25 through WAB)

If submitting directly to the festival, your complete package consists of:
1 Preview Copy of the film, labeled with Title, Director, Run Time, and Primary contact.
DVD (NTSC 0 or 1) OR
1 exhibition copy of the film labeled with Title, Director, Run Time, and Primary contact.
.mov, OR
Film Information:
Official Submission Form (link)
Cast and Crew List
Previous screenings, awards etc.

Promotional Materials:
Directors’ bio and photo
5 screen shots or production stills (should be included on a digital disc.)
Optional: poster or concept art.

Cheque or Money Order made out to SharpCuts Indie Film and Music Festival (Check submission fees, above)

Mailing Address:
Send completed package to:

SharpCuts Indie Film and Music Festival
108-121 Wyndham Street
Guelph, ON
N1H 4E9

Terms and Conditions
• Filmmakers must hold copyright, licensing agreements, and / or permissions for all content included their submissions.
• Decisions of the festival programmers are final.
• Films may only be submitted to SharpCuts once; those not selected will not be re-considered for inclusion in subsequent festivals.