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19-Apr-2014 2:31am PDT  

 

Washington DC Independent Film Festival

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

  Short

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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
DCIFF Alumni 0.00 *
Projects less than 20 min. 18.00 13.00
Projects between 21-40 min. 23.00 18.00
IFP, ITVA &Women in Film Members (20-40 minutes) 18.00 13.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members (less than 20 minutes) 10.00 *


October 10, 2013
Reminder Deadline
Regular Discounted
Projects less than 20 min. 23.00 18.00
Student films (20 to 39 mins) 23.00 18.00
Projects between 20-40 min. 28.00 23.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members (20-40 minutes) 28.00 23.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members (less than 120 minutes) 18.00 13.00


November 20, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
DCIFF Alumni 0.00 *
Projects less than 20 min. 23.00 18.00
Student films (20 to 39 mins) 23.00 18.00
Projects between 20-40 min. 28.00 23.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members (less than 20 minutes) 18.00 13.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members (20-40 minutes) 23.00 18.00


December 5, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
DCIFF Alumni 25.00 20.00
Projects less than 20 min. 28.00 23.00
Student films (20 to 39 mins) 28.00 18.00
Projects between 20-39 min. 38.00 33.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members (less than 20 minutes) 25.00 20.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members (20-40 minutes) 33.00 28.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 20-Dec-2013


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 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    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

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
BetaSP    
Media Files
  .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 the sponsor for this award will be..but there will be one. There is also a sponsor for the best Metro DC Filmmaker
Sponsor:TBA


CATEGORY RULES
DCIFF defines shorts as fiction films 20 minutes or less in length. If your film is 20 - 40 minutes in length, it will of course be considered and we screen many longer shorts. However the submission fee is higher for long films.

Please know that ALL our submission fees are used for programming and outreach for selected filmmakers. DCIFF is a 100% volunteer-run film festival and proud of it.

In order 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 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.

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 form 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.