Submit a Film

Please note that we are not accepting any further submissions for 2013. We will be making final decisions shortly, so you can expect a response from us in the next two weeks. Thank you for submitting your work to 3rd i Films!

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 films and videos of all lengths and genres from and about South Asia and the Diaspora. 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. If you would like us to consider your film, please send us an email to, before sending a preview.

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