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16-Apr-2014 9:18pm PDT  

 

Washington DC Independent Film Festival

16 Annual: February 19, 2014 to February 24, 2014

  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
 
September 10, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 37.00 32.00
Student Fee 23.00 18.00
DCIFF Alumni 0.00 *
IFP, ITVA &; Women in Film Members 27.00 22.00


October 10, 2013
Reminder Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 43.00 38.00
Student Fee 28.00 23.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members 32.00 27.00


November 20, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 43.00 38.00
Student Fee 28.00 23.00
DCIFF Alumni 20.00 15.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members 32.00 27.00


December 1, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
DCIFF Alumni 35.00 30.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members 38.00 33.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 20-Dec-2013


RUNTIME
Features: From 40 minutes to 140 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Nov-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Metro Washington DC (must be the first time shown here) and not publically available online


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution



2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

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

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
OTHER
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
MiniDV    
DigiBeta    
DVCAM    
HDCAM    
DVCPro    
DVCPro50    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
VHS    
BetaSP    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


1st Place
We do not yet know who will sponsor this award.
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
DCIFF shows up to 15 features films per festival. Feature films should be between 41 mins and 140 mins. DCIFF rarely shows films that are over 2 hours.

To qualify for the No Entry Fee for the Earlybird Deadline, you MUST be a DCIFF Alumni (meaning that your film had been accepted and screened at a previous Washington DC Independent Film Festival). All films that do not qualify will have the fee waiver immediately REVOKED and will have the balance due reflected on the DCIFF Withoutabox entry form.

Please note that the student fee is for films over 40mins. and requires a valid College or University I.D. If your film is under 40 minutes, please use the Student category which has a different fee schedule including free submission of films under 20 minutes until November 20, 2013.

Although a full press kit is not necessary, we do require the following elements with your entry form on a CD:

1) Color jpeg photo still from the film.
2) Director's bio.

Please properly label DVD (on the box and the video/disc itself) with WAB Tracking ID, title of the film, name of the director and length.

In the Withoutabox Cover Letter Section, please indicate if;

a) you have sent the required elements via email to filmmakers@dciff.org and dciffsubmissions@gmail.com (please write the film title in the subject line of the e-mail) or if these elements are available in your Withoutabox online Press Kit (free and easy to use!).

b) what outreach and marketing tools you already have in place for your film

Questions about submissions should all go to: dciffsubmissions@gmail.com

***IMPORTANT!!!***
By submitting to the festival, the filmmaker(s) acknowledges that no film accepted for screening in competition at DCIFF may be withdrawn without the express written permission of DCIFF given in DCIFF sole discretion. There are no exceptions to this rule even in the case of technical issues. In the event a screening print is not delivered, DCIFF reserves the right to screen publicly the DVD or VHS submission.

Thank you.