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WELCOME TO THE SANDBAR INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS
The SIFA runs as a sister-fest to the hugely successful & prestigious Yellow Fever Indie Film Festival which is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland from 2009.
The Sandbar is run as a 'Juror's Only' festival, which means the only audience for the award stages of the competition will be the selected SIFA judges. After our winning films have been announced, SIFA may hold a day of screening in select cities for the public to enjoy, although all film makers will be made aware of this before the event begins.
The SIFA accepts online submissions of ONLY short films from all genres!
With all submissions in by closing deadline, each film will be put through the rigorous process of judgement from each of the experienced juror's which include an international panel of award winning writers, directors, producers and actors.
The panel must select 25 films from the first stage of judging that will then become the
Official Selection of the Sandbar International Film Awards of that year. Each official selection gains a
SIFA Official Selection laurel.
The SIFA will be giving away up to 9 awards from the following categories -
BEST LGBT FILM - BEST ANIMATION - BEST PERFORMANCE - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST FILM: GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE - BEST DOCUMENTARY
The Sandbar International Film Awards run a serious and committed set-up, judging each project submitted fairly and on many values. These include technically, performance wise, entertainment, charm and much, much, more...
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