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Updated: Sep 11, 2022

For online publication only / live events

We welcome film submissions from emerging filmmakers who've yet to secure worldwide distribution rights for their films. To submit, please send a Vimeo or Youtube link of your short film or full-length film excerpt (up to 15 minutes). We will feature these short films and film excerpts on our website. If you are in NYC and would like your short film or excerpt to be considered for our monthly live event series, please note this in the submission.

Submission Guidelines

Send an email to
Include the submission genre, your name, and your project in the email header formatted as such - Film Submission: Jean-Luc Godard - Le Semaine de Feu
Send a Vimeo or Youtube link to your short film or full-length film excerpt (up to 15 minutes) along with a brief bio and description of your film.
Include your Twitter handle with your bio and follow us on Twitter @excerptmag so that we can get to know you personally and better promote your work

Word to the wise about festivals and films with distribution rights

Since certain film festivals only accept films that have not yet "premiered", we recommend that you send excerpts of your film after they have premiered at a film festival if you intend on doing the festival circuit.

If your film has already secured distribution rights, good for you! However, we unfortunately can't use it because we don't have lawyers to handle the Hollywood bs.

A caveat about racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.

People aren't perfect and characters shouldn't be pristine moral citizens either. Everybody's got their issues. We appreciate films that challenge and lampoon the complexities of how our culture deals with racism, sexism, and any other complex issues in the inherent oppression of our capitalist patriarchy of a society. However, if your excerpt is unironically or unapologetically racist, sexist, or homophobic in any way, no, it's a big no. We aren't going to cancel you. But we aren't going to publish you either, and we would probably respond with some book recommendations for your own education.


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