The Journal of Short is now excepting submissions on a continuous basis. There is no official deadline. If you have a short film that you would like to submit, simply follow the directions below and it will be evaluated to part of the upcoming volumes.

Submit films of less than 20 minutes to:
The Journal of Short Film
Film Studies Program
150 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210, USA

The submission must contain your:

  • film, name, postal address, email address, and telephone number
  • include an addressed, stamped envelope if you'd like it returned.

All submissions are carefully considered. It may take up to 2 months after the deadline to respond. Please do not submit films via email.

Please submit films in the following format:

By Mail

DVDs are preferred, though VHS tapes will be accepted on a need basis. 
DVDs must be Region 1 or 0, NTSC. Please no PAL tapes or discs.
Submission can be recieved on flash media.

Provide a downloadable link to your submission using an appropriate large file/media cloud storage application.

*If you submit in an online format or using flash media, your film must be of high enough quality technically to distribute on a DVD: MPEG2 720P 5-9mbps. Please upload a high quality version instead of supplying a vimeo or youtbube link. Any submissions from vimeo or you tube will be asked to supply a non web quality version before the submission will be officially accepted.

Rights, and Clearances
The filmmaker maintains the rights to the film. The publishing right granted to the JSF is a non-exclusive, one-time serial right.

Films must have ALL clearances available in writing. Copies may be requested later.

Submission Form