37th Annual

Atlantic Film Festival

September 14, 2017 to September 21, 2017

 
Category

Atlantic Canadian Features

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
May 19, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
June 2, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
June 16, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
August 18, 2017

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 60 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after March 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from Atlantic Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, or Prince Edward Island)

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Halifax

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Atlantic Feature
Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian feature length films selected to the 37th Atlantic Film Festival (prize TBC for 2017)
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Atlantic Director
Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian films selected to the 37th Atlantic Film Festival (prize TBC for 2017)
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Atlantic Screenwriter
Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian films selected to the 37th Atlantic Film Festival (prize TBC for 2017)
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Atlantic Cinematographer
Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian films selected to the 37th Atlantic Film Festival (prize TBC for 2017)
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Atlantic Original Score or Song
Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian films selected to the 37th Atlantic Film Festival (prize TBC for 2017)
This prize is shared with other categories.

Joan Orenstein Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress
Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian films selected to the 37th Atlantic Film Festival (prize TBC for 2017)
This prize is shared with other categories.

David Renton Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor
Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian films selected to the 35th Atlantic Film Festival (prize TBC for 2016)
Cash Award Value: 500 Canadian Dollar

Category Rules

ELIGIBILITY: Only films completed no more than 18 months prior to the 37th Atlantic Film Festival will be considered for admission. Preference will be given to submissions that have not been distributed theatrically or broadcast on television in the Atlantic Canada region prior to the 2017 Festival.

ENTRY FORMAT & PRESENTATION FORMAT: Films with commentary or dialogue in languages other than English must be subtitled or dubbed in English for consideration. Preview copies of entries must be submitted on filmfreeway.com. If selected for the Festival, exhibition prints may be presented in DCP or .mov file. The Festival may accept other formats on a case-by-case basis and subject to availability of equipment.

PROGRAM SELECTION: All entries are viewed and chosen by a Selection Committee appointed by the Program Director. Final selections are at the sole discretion of the Festival.

NOTIFICATION: Entrants will be notified of the decisions of the Selection Committee by August 18, 2017.

CUSTOMS, SHIPPING & HANDLING: The Print Traffic and Post Production Coordinator will contact all accepted submissions with specific shipping instructions. Exhibition copies must arrive at the Festival office by September 1, 2017. The participant must pay all shipping costs to Halifax. The Festival will pay the cost of shipping exhibition copies back to the participant.

FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS: The Atlantic Film Festival will not handle any customs clearances. The Customs Declaration on your submission package should state, “FOR FESTIVAL PREVIEW ONLY, NO COMMERCIAL VALUE”

INSURANCE: The Festival will make every effort to ensure the safe keeping of all productions submitted for consideration that are in its care or control, however, the Applicant assumes all risk of loss or damage. The Festival retains the power to decide on all matters not specifically dealt with in these regulations. No application will be accepted unless signed. Submission of your application shall constitute acceptance of these regulations. In any dispute, the decisions of the Festival shall be final. The Applicant releases the Festival, its Officers, Directors and all other employees and representatives, from any and all claims relating in any way to your application or the submission of materials to the Festival by or on behalf of the Applicant, whether on film, video, or other media.

If you have any questions, please contact the Festival:
Toll free : 877.611.4244
Telephone: 902.422.FILM
Email: programadmin@atlanticfilm.com