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SCUFF a green festival so we only accept submissions online via FilmFreeway!




Awards & Prizes



2024 SCUFFY awards will be given for:


Jury Award 
Best Feature film 
Best Short film 
Best Un-produced Screenplay (short and feature) 
Best Produced Screenplay (short and feature) 
Best SC Film 

Best Cinematography (short and feature)

Best Documentary

Audience Choice 

Official Sponsor "Final Draft" will award the best screenplay categories with Final Draft script writing software and a 6 month listing on InkTip.




Filmmakers who have film chosen as an official selection must provide HD digital files for exhibition by November 1st. If not received by then, then your film will be removed from the screening schedule. 


The 2024 festival is for films produced January 2021 or after.


If the film is not in English, then it must have English subtitles.


​All submissions are screened and evaluated by the SCUFF Preview and Selection Committee, appointed by the festival steering committee. Judges decisions are final.


The submission of a film to the SCUFF will be considered to be an acknowledgement of the festival rules.


Participation in SCUFF implies the authorization to use the entered film for Internet and TV promotion of this and future festivals


SCUFF will determine the date and time when submissions will be shown and while every effort will be made to follow screening times as printed in the festival program, TeaDance cannot be held accountable for changes to the schedule after the festival line-up is announced.


The Festival will not be responsible for the cost of receiving any additional materials i.e. DVDs, posters, photos, etc.


​Once a film has been accepted, it cannot be withdrawn from the competition unless the filmmaker has already submitted another film. In this event, SCUFF will not be liable to refund the fee or return the materials entered.


SCUFF reserves the right to refuse to screen any submission deemed by the festival to be overly offensive, violent or racist.


The SCUFF awards featuring our mascot, SCUFFY, who is always digging for new films and screenplays!
Tony Rosen, designer of our SCUFFY trophies also created the famous Annabelle doll!
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