El 7SIFF es el festival internacional de cine de siete segundos que muestra, premia y promueve las mejores películas de siete segundos de todo el mundo. El 7SIFF está construido para promover las nuevas tendencias de comunicación. Las películas se exhiben en nuestras plataformas y son premiadas por un jurado internacional y por el público.


It's open to everyone, everywhere.

The 7SIFF is open to the best seven-second films from around the world, regardless of previous screenings, awards, accolades, etc.


Submissions open on February 19th 2023
Submission closes on July 23rd 2023
Screening: September 19th to 24th
The 7SIFF awards will be announced live on September 26, 2023, screening the winning films in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.


The 7SIFF is a seven-second International Film Festival and competition in which filmmakers will compete to have their seven-second films selected to be screened during the festival on the festival's platforms for jury and audience awards. The 7SIFF accepts seven-second films to compete. And films of other lengths for paralel screening only. Seven-second films will compete for the People's Choice Jury and People's Choice Audience Awards. ('7SIFF Categories'). Submissions officially open on February 19th and close at midnight on July 23rd (UTC-3).




The contest is open to anyone capable of creating a seven-second film.

Under-aged may submit films to participate, but in case of winning only a CONSENT OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN may sign the award agreement.

The ARGENTINE UNIVERSITY FILM and INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FILM categories are only open to participants who are pursuing a university, tertiary or high school degree, not being valid to be studying a course, workshop or other type of non-official education.

Employees of 7SIFF, their respective affiliates, parent companies, subsidiaries, or the direct relatives of each one of them are not eligible to participate. 7SIFF shall have the right to terminate, suspend or modify the contest or the official rules at any time.




GRAND PRIX (for the best world film)

Best Foreing Film

Best Argentine Film

Best University Film

Audience Award

Best Director

Best Screenplay

Best Art Direction

Best Cinematography

Best Sound Design

Best Editing


The Jury may consider giving special mentions to other films.




Complete the following steps to register and submit your film:

Visit www.7siff.com (the "Entry Site"), click "submit" and you will be redirected to FilmFreeway (or visit the domain directly: www.filmfreeway.com/7siff).
All films accepted for the final jury vote must have completed this unique entry process.
All seven-second films entered on the 7SIFF Entry Site will be reviewed by the 7SIFF Selection Committee, the Executive Directors and/or 7SIFF staff, who will evaluate whether they are eligible to participate in the official 7SIFF selection.
In the event that more than one person or group was involved in the production of a film submitted for entry, the film will be considered entered by the person or group whose name was submitted through the entry process. If the film is selected as the winner in its category, the prize will be awarded only to that person or group. Each participant may submit more than one film without limit. You must choose between Argentine Film and NON-Argentine Film and whether you are a student or not.

Entry fee:

Argentine films: FREE.

Student films from all over the world: FREE

Non-Argentine films: Standard with deadline: 4 USD, Gold members: 3 USD. Standard with deadline: 5 USD, gold members: 4 USD.

Argentinian movies over seven seconds: FREE.
Películas extranjeras de más de 7 segundos: Estandar 1 USD, Extended deadline: 2 USD
Fees are non-refundable.

Entries will only be accepted through the FilmFreeway platform.




All films must meet the following requirements and specifications to be eligible:

The film must be exactly seven seconds (7") in length, but not including the title and credits. The title must be 2 seconds long and the credits must be 4 seconds long. Total time: 13".

You may also submit longer (or even shorter) films, which will be considered for screening in the non-competitive section.

Works that are not in Spanish must include Spanish subtitles.

If your film is chosen for the competition categories, and it is not in Spanish, you must submit Spanish subtitles and the SRT file. (The 7SIFF team will assist you in this process if necessary).

The 7SIFF reserves the right to reject any entry at its own discretion. The submitted material must not contain obscene, illegal or objectionable material.
The film must not contain, at the sole and unfettered discretion of the 7SIFF, any sexually explicit, derogatory, defamatory or any other inappropriate content.
Content created to promote any product or service (e.g., television commercials) will not be accepted.

Submitting a film does not imply that you are already part of the festival. The programmers will decide which films will be screened.

Not all entries will be part of the official selection of the festival.




The works invited to participate in the festival will be screened in the paralel screening section. Not every 7-seconds movie will compete, there will be a 7-seconds paralel screening for movies that didn’t make to the competition, but that the programmers considered they diserved difusion.





The works will be posted on www.7siff.com and youtube channel and will be available for public viewing during the festival dates. The public voting phase will end at midnight on September 23rd. During the public voting phase, anyone visiting the site will be able to rate the films. The film with the most votes from the public will be eligible to receive the 7SIFF People's Choice Award. Limit: one (1) vote per person, per email address during the competition period and per IP address. Votes generated by scripts, macros, other automated means, use of databases or any other means intended to affect the integrity of the voting process, as determined by 7SIFF, are void. The entry with the most votes from the public will receive the audience award. By voting you agree to receive our newsletter. If you do not wish to receive our newsletter, you may unsubscribe by emailing festival@7siff.com.

The 7SIFF reserves the right to reject any vote that it considers suspicious.


Competing films will be judged by an international jury of film, media, arts and entertainment professionals ("7SIFF Jury") selected by 7SIFF. The 7SIFF Jury will award one film as "BEST ARGENTINE FILM", one "BEST FOREING FILM" (non-Argentine), one "GRAND PRIZE" and one for each category. The jury will reach its conclusion based on two criteria 1) films that "resonate" beyond seven seconds, films that affect the viewer in the same way a great film does, and 2) films with potential for continuity, serial expansion, short, or even a feature film will be considered.

Each winning film will receive a diploma. Only the GRAND PRIZE winner will also receive a trophy.




You must provide the following


High resolution exhibition copy on a specific date (Quicktime or MP4 - H264, H265).

Complete digital press kits including film stills, poster, director's photo and social media links, as well as director's biography and filmography.

Filmmakers whose works are selected for the Festival grant 7SIFF and 7SIFF's collaborators (partner festivals, other filmmakers, partner brands) the rights to use the film, footage, still images and/or titles and film information for promotional purposes.

Filmmakers whose works are selected for the Festival agree to provide director and producer contact information and grant the Festival the right to provide this information to film industry organizations sponsoring Festival events at their discretion.








All seven-second films must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe on the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity. If the film contains material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or are subject to the rights of third parties, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the film, all necessary authorizations and consents to permit the use and exploitation of the film by 7SIFF in the manner set forth in the Official Rules without additional compensation, including, without limitation, location clearances for material shot in any location; name, voice and likeness assignments for any person whose name, voice and/or likeness appears in the Film (other than the Participant); assignments for the use of any props, sets and other materials used in the Film; assignments for any person involved in the production of the Film; and assignments for any other audio and/or audiovisual material not wholly owned by the Participant that, in each case, is used in the Film (collectively, the "Assignments"). If any person appearing in the film is a minor in his/her state of residence, the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release. All signatures must be originals.




At any time during the Contest, the 7SIFF reserves the right, in its sole and unlimited discretion, to disqualify and remove any film that potentially or actually infringes the copyrights of any third party. 7SIFF reserves the right, in its sole and unfettered discretion, to verify at any time during the Contest that all necessary clearances have been obtained in connection with any film. If 7SIFF believes, in its sole and unfettered discretion, that an entrant has not obtained any of the necessary clearances relating to the entrant's film, the entrant's film will be disqualified and eliminated.




By participating in this Contest, entrants agree that during the Contest Period, 7SIFF and its sponsors and partners are authorized to show the films on the 7SIFF Site and in any other media related to the Contest.

By entering the Contest, entrants authorize 7SIFF to use their names, likenesses, photographs, voices, sounds and/or biographical information and films in connection with the Contest and for all advertising and promotional purposes related to the Contest without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law.

As a condition of being a winner in any of the 7SIFF Categories, each winner must sign a Release Agreement Form granting 7SIFF i) the right to show their film, in whole or in part, on the 7SIFF Site and/or on any website/social media owned or operated by or on behalf of 7SIFF or any of its related or affiliated companies, and on any website owned or operated by or on behalf of 7SIFF; (ii) the right to use your film to create trailers, either for individual films or as a collection of films; and/or (iii) the right, if your film is selected as a 7SIFF Best Film, to show the film on any website owned or operated by or on behalf of 7SIFF. com after the end of the Competition Period.




7SIFF is not responsible for technical failures of any kind or for problems or delays resulting from any technical, software or equipment failure, computer viruses, congestion or unavailability of the 7SIFF Screening Room or the Entry Site during the Contest Period, any other technical, equipment or human error of any kind, or any damage or alteration to your film that may occur in connection with the uploading or exhibition of the film. If 7SIFF determines, in its sole discretion, that there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering or fraud related to any part of the Contest, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Contest, 7SIFF reserves the right to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. 7SIFF is not responsible for any failure to screen seven-second films at any venue if such failure is due to circumstances beyond its control.




By entering this contest, entrants release and hold harmless 7SIFF and its respective affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, agents, representatives, independent contractors, officers, employees and directors from and against any and all claims, liabilities, costs, damages and expenses of any kind arising out of or related to their participation in this contest, their use or acceptance of any prize, 7SIFF's use of any film submitted by entrants and/or any actions or decisions of 7SIFF in connection with the conduct and administration of this contest. Entrants hereby waive any right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief in connection with any claim against 7SIFF, any of the co-sponsors, or any of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, assigns, agents, representatives, independent contractors, officers, employees and directors.




The Contest is governed by and subject to the laws of Argentina. The decisions of 7SIFF are final and binding in all matters relating to this Contest.




Please read the festival rules and regulations before proceeding to the entry form. By submitting the entry form, the participant is accepting these rules.




All films must be submitted through www.filmfreeway.com/7siff