Calling all Bay Area Filmmakers!

3rd i Films is actively seeking Film Submissions for its annual festival and year-round programs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Film Submissions

We are looking for innovative shots of all genres from and about South Asia and the Diaspora by filmmakers from across the US (We will also accept features from Bay Area Filmmakers). We aim to provide a platform for artists taking new directions. Films and videos may be experimental, narrative, documentary, animation, comedy, music videos, digital media, produced in any year and of any length.

Please download and complete the submission form before sending us your film:

Submission Form and Checklist

Do not send your entry in a fiber-filled envelope.

Submission deadline: July 15, 2013
Submission fees: $10 for shorts (under 40 minutes) / $20 for features
Send to: 3rd i Films, c/o Kathleen Dargis, 5464 Shafter Avenue, Oakland CA 94618

Note to Filmmakers Outside the Bay Area: We are not currently accepting unsolicited submissions from filmmakers outside the Bay Area (unless you have a short film and are based in the US).. If you would like us to consider your film, please send us an email to, before sending a preview.

If you have any questions, please write to us at