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Call for Entries: San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition

SDUFEX is Now Accepting Underwater Video Entries for 2013 Contest!

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SDUFEX Undersea Video Contest



The San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition (SDUFEX) is now accepting entries for their 2013 video contest.  The contest has been a great success since 2000, becoming one of the most prestigious underwater film festivals in the world.  Some highlights are below:



- $0 Entry Fee

- Entry deadline: July 15, 2013

- Distinguished panel of independent judges

- Winners will have videos played in front of 500+ audience at Qualcomm Hall in HD!

- Learn more at





This is your opportunity to see your work projected in a High Definition format in a state of the art venue on a 30 ft. screen! An independent panel of distinguished judges will select the approximately 30 films to be shown during the two night event. There is no entry fee! If your film is selected you are encouraged to come to the show and introduce it in person on the night of the exhibition. You may enter up to two films.

Here are the Entry Guidelines and Rules:

• Submission must be postmarked no later than July 15th, 2013. Submissions will not be returned, so do not send originals.

• We are accepting video files in the following format:

Please submit your video as a high resolution H.264 file that has been archived (copied) to a data DVD disk.  (Note: this is NOT a self-playing DVD!  This is NOT a Blu-Ray Disk!  This is NOT an HD-DVD Disk!)  

For additional information, please download PDF of 2013 Entry Rules.

• Blank Video Lead-In: Record or add a one (1) second black lead-in at the beginning of your video.

• Marking:  Each DVD must be marked with the filmmaker’s name and the name of the film.

• No film can be longer than five minutes, and at least 50% of the footage must be underwater.

• Please ensure that you have the rights to use all visual footage, images, audio, and music contained in your film.

• Filmmakers are limited to 2 submissions per filmmaker.

• We will not be able to return any submissions to entrants.

• Please include your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, film’s name and length, and a brief bio with your submission using the Filmmaker Entry Form below.  Please use one form per entry.

• Judges selecting the films to be included in the two evenings' programs will not be permitted to submit film(s) for consideration.


For detailed instructions and entry forms, go to and click on "Call for Entries."



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