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06-Mar-2015 8:07am PDT  

 

Cleveland International Film Festival

39 Annual: March 18, 2015 to March 29, 2015

  Animated Feature

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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
 
August 31, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00


September 30, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00


October 31, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 80.00


November 30, 2014
Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 95.00 90.00


December 7, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 95.00 90.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 20-Feb-2015


RUNTIME
Features: minimum 45 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jun-2013


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Cleveland


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution



3 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  Other - Digital

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Roxanne T. Mueller Award for Best Feature Film
Named in honor of Plain Dealer film critic Roxanne T. Mueller. Based on audience vote, this competition recognizes the most popular Narrative or Documentary Feature film of our festival. Previous winners include "Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine" (USA) and "Good Ol' Freda" (USA).
Sponsor:The Callahan Foundation
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


ReelWomenDirect Award
Based on audience vote, the ReelWomenDirect award recognizes women directors in an industry historically dominated by men. Previous winners include Claudia Pinto Emperador for her film "The Longest Distance" (Venezuela, Spain) and Freida Mock for her film "G-Dog" (USA).
Sponsor:Deborah Bachman Ratner
Cash Award Value: 10,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Central and Eastern European Film Competition
The Cleveland International Film Festival's first competition awards our largest prize to the Best Central and Eastern European (post-Soviet Bloc) Narrative Feature. Previous winners include "Life Feels Good" (Poland) and "When Day Breaks" (Serbia).
Sponsor:The George Gund Foundation
Cash Award Value: 10,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Nesnadny + Schwartz Documentary Film Competition
This competition awards our second highest prize amount to the Best Documentary Feature Film, based on a special jury vote. Past winners of this award are "The Sarnos: A Life in Dirty Movies" (Sweden) and "Shepard & Dark" (USA).
Sponsor:Nesnadny + Schwartz
Cash Award Value: 7,500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


American Independents Competition
Based on audience vote, the Best American Independent Film award recognizes the merit of an American Independent Film, or a Narrative Feature with an American director. Previous winners include "A Birder's Guide to Everything" (USA) and "Mariachi Gringo" (USA).
Sponsor:Alan and Marta Glazen
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Local Heroes Competition
Based on audience vote, the Best Local Hero Film recognizes Narrative and Documentary Features made in Ohio, by Ohio filmmakers or Ohio natives. Previous winners include "The Sax Man" (USA) and "Underdogs" (USA).
Sponsor:Mike and Nicki Cancelliere
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Film Competition
Based on audience vote, the Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition celebrates films with a conscience, particularly films that deal with activism and social justice issues. Previous winners include "Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine" (USA) and "Honor Flight" (USA).
Sponsor:The George Gund Foundation
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Global Health Competition
Based on audience vote, the new Global Health Competition includes films that delve into human health-related issues (both mental and physical) and films about the health of the environment. Last year's winner was "The Starfish Throwers" (USA, India).
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Music Movies Competition
Based on audience vote, the new Music Movies Competition showcases documentaries and narratives with music themes. Last year's winner was "The Winding Stream" (USA).
Sponsor:Jules and Fran Belkin
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
- Please see below and check our Submission FAQ on our website at www.clevelandfilm.org/call-for-entries for further detailed instructions on how to submit your film to CIFF.

- Productions made after June 1, 2013 may be submitted, with the exception of those works previously submitted to the CIFF.

- Entries previously screened in Cleveland or aired on television in Cleveland or are available on the web (ie Youtube, Vimeo) prior to the Festival will not be considered.

- Do not submit works in progress. Do not submit industrial or instructional works.

- All films under 45 minutes are considered short subject films.

- All feature films submitted must be available for exhibition in one of the following formats: DCP (preferred unencrypted) or as a CIFF-approved Pro-Res digital file. BLU-RAY AND DVD WILL NOT BE SCREENED FOR EXHIBITION!

- All films must be submitted on 3 DVDs (Region 0 or 1) for consideration by the Selection Committee. Submitting less than 3 DVDs or DVDs that are not Region 0 or 1 will result in an INCOMPLETE SUBMISSION and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

- All DVDs must be labeled clearly with title, runtime, contact info, and Withoutabox tracking number.

- All entries must be postmarked by November 30, 2014. (Early submission discounts apply until October 31 – see fee schedule.)

- All entries must be sent to the CIFF prepaid and, for your own protection, should be insured.

- DVDs submitted will NOT be returned.

- After submitting, please check your Withoutabox account to make sure that your submission meets our requirements and has been accepted for consideration. It is your responsibility to make sure all requirements are met and necessary information is given.

- Films selected for the 39th CIFF will be announced no later than Friday, February 20, 2015.

- Filmmakers are responsible for the shipment of the exhibition copy to the CIFF. The CIFF will cover outbound shipping only.

- The CIFF reserves the right to use images from films selected in Festival marketing purposes (web, print media, and television).