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04-Mar-2015 2:45pm PDT  

 

Washington DC Independent Film Festival

16 Annual: February 25, 2015 to March 01, 2015

  Short (includes experimental)

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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 30, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Projects less than 20 min. 18.00 13.00
Projects between 20-39 min. 23.00 18.00
Student films to 39 mins (with valid Student I.D) 0.00 *
DCIFF Alumni (submit name and year film shown at DCIFF) 0.00 *


October 25, 2014
Reminder Deadline
Regular Discounted
Projects less than 20 min. 23.00 18.00
Student films (20 to 39 mins) 18.00 13.00
Projects between 20-39 min. 28.00 23.00
DCIFF Alumni (submit name and year film shown at DCIFF) 0.00 *


November 25, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Projects less than 20 min. 23.00 18.00
DCIFF Alumni (submit name and year film shown at DCIFF) 0.00 *
Projects from 20 to 39 mins) 28.00 23.00
Student Projects to 39 mins. (with valid ID) SUBMIT VIA STUDENT CATEGORY 18.00 13.00


December 10, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Projects less than 20 min. 28.00 23.00
Student films to 39 mins (with valid Student I.D) 23.00 18.00
DCIFF Alumni (submit name and year film shown at DCIFF) 23.00 18.00
Projects between 20-39 mins 38.00 33.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 31-Dec-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Dec-2013


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in DC


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution



2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
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REGION 1  
BLU-RAY
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REGION 1    

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
DCP    
MiniDV    
DigiBeta    
DVCAM    
HDCAM    
DVCPro    
DVCPro50    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> 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 we expect that there will be one. There will be a best Metro DC Filmmaker Award.
Sponsor:TBA


CATEGORY RULES
DCIFF usually defines shorts as fiction films 20 minutes or less in length. If your film is 20 - 39 minutes in length, it will of course be considered and we screen many longer shorts. However the submission fee is higher for longer 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) or be a student with a valid student I.D. 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 request the following elements with your entry form on a CD or via email.

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 and programmed for screening in competition at DCIFF may be withdrawn without the express written permission of DCIFF. 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 digital submission. This being said we hope to work with filmmakers to resolve all issues. Thank you.