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25-May-2015 2:27am PDT  

 

Atlantic Film Festival

35 Annual: September 17, 2015 to September 24, 2015

  Shorts: Canada & World

 
 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.

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
 
May 15, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


June 12, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


June 19, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


June 26, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
14-Aug-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 60 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Mar-2013


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Halifax


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


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 Short
Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian short films selected to the 35th Atlantic Film Festival (prize TBC for 2015)
Sponsor:902 Post
Cash Award Value: 500 Canadian Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 Canadian Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Atlantic Director
Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian films selected to the 35th Atlantic Film Festival (prize TBC for 2015)
Sponsor:Panavision Canada
Value of Goods/Services: 10,000 Canadian Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Atlantic Cinematographer
Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian films selected to the 35th Atlantic Film Festival (prize TBC for 2015)
Sponsor:SIM Digital
Value of Goods/Services: 5,000 Canadian Dollar
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 35th Atlantic Film Festival (prize TBC for 2015)
Sponsor:Hideout Studios
Value of Goods/Services: 5,000 Canadian Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Atlantic Screenwriter
Award is open to all eligible Atlantic Canadian films selected to the 35th Atlantic Film Festival (prize TBC for 2015)
Sponsor:Michael Weir Foundation for the Arts
Cash Award Value: 1,500 Canadian Dollar
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 35th Atlantic Film Festival (prize TBC for 2015)
Sponsor:Sky Talent Group
Cash Award Value: 500 Canadian Dollar
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 2015)
Sponsor:Sky Talent Group
Cash Award Value: 500 Canadian Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Category Rules
ELIGIBILITY: Submissions may be fiction, documentary, animation or experimental of any length. Only films completed no more than 18 months prior to the 35th Altantic 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 region prior to the 2015 Festival. The Atlantic Film Festival program is generally grouped into six programming streams beginning with our regional and geographic groupings: Atlantic Canada: Shorts, Broadcast and Features (Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland), Canada and the World: Shorts, Documentaries and Features. In addition, annual niche programs include – Cinema en Francais s.v.p. (French films) ViewFinders: Films for Youth, and Special Programs (retrospectives).

FEES AND ENTRY DEADLINES: There is a $35 entry fee until May 15, 2015, after that the fee increases to $40 until the second and final deadline of June 12, 2015. Late entries are accepted no later than June 19th, 2015, with a WAB Extended Deatline of June 26, 2015. You can fill out our entry form online at www.withoutabox.com.

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 withoutabox.com or via .mov file. 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 14, 2015.

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 August 28, 2015. 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.