Call for Submissions for Rough Cuts in September – Deadline is Wednesday, August 9th

Rough Cuts is currently accepting submissions for our next event on Thursday, September 7th, 2017 If you are editing a documentary that is over 40 minutes long and are seeking feedback, we encourage you to submit. The deadline to submit is Wednesday, August 9th.

Principal photography should have been completed, and we encourage filmmakers to submit films that are in the later stages of post-production (i.e. NOT first or second cuts).

To submit your film, you have two choices:

Fill out the Rough Cuts online application.


Visit Without A Box

There is a $25 submission fee that applies to both submission formats.

Finally, please note that filmmakers who are selected for Rough Cuts are eligible for Fine Cuts. Fine Cuts is our consultation program that pairs our filmmakers with established editors and directors. These editorial consultants work with the filmmaker in an effort to respond to the feedback at Rough Cuts and, also, develop and fine-tune the film as the cut approaches picture lock.

Please note the following dates:

Wednesday, August 9th
Submissions must arrive electronically by 5:00 p.m. PST

Friday, August 18th
Filmmakers will be notified

Thursday, September 7th
Screening, followed by a discussion led by a guest moderator