35th Annual

Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival

July 06, 2017 to July 16, 2017

 
Category

Documentary Shorts

 

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
January 13, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Outfest Member (current Best Boy / Best Girl member or above) 0.00 *
Regular Deadline
February 10, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 30.00
Outfest Member (current Best Boy / Best Girl member or above) 0.00 *
Late Deadline
March 3, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 40.00
Outfest Member (current) 0.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
March 17, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 70.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately June 1, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 50 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DigiBeta    
HDCAM    
DCP    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
Film Gauge
  16mm
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

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

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Outfest has the most extensive awards program of any gay and lesbian film festival.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Features should be over 50 minutes long. Shorts are under 50 minutes.

*Outfest accepts online screeners to be uploaded to Withoutabox for preview screening if you choose to do so.

• If you originally submit an online screener and your film is selected for the festival, you will be required to submit a DVD copy of your film for press, distributor, and programmer use during the festival in addition to your exhibition copy.

• Rough cuts and works-in-progress are eligible for submission if an exhibition print or tape will be available by March 13, 2017.
Please label the tape or DVD “Rough Cut” and specify what is missing (i.e. temp sound, needs color correction, etc).

• By submitting your work to Outfest, you grant to Outfest a non-exclusive license to use an excerpt of your submission DVD of up to two minutes in length, for promotional purposes only, including but not limited to Internet and television broadcast.

• Should your work be accepted to the festival, Outfest reserves the right to make dubs of your DVD for internal use only.

• Still photos from your work are requested with your submission and are required for all films and videos selected for the festival.
Good stills make a difference in film placement and press coverage, particularly for shorts. Even the shortest short can get press
coverage or festival prominence with a captivating still. If you email stills to Outfest they must be in TIFF or JPEG format and 300
dpi (dots per inch).

• You are also encouraged to enclose a synopsis, production credits and press information regarding your film or video.

* Please note that any DVD copies you submit of your film or video will not be returned. They will be retained at the UCLA Film & Television Archive as part of the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project.