18th Annual

Washington DC Independent Film Festival

February 15, 2017 to February 20, 2017

 
Category

Animation

 

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
September 25, 2016
Regular Discounted
Projects over 40 Minutes 30.00 *
Students (submit through student category please) 0.00 *
DCIFF Alumni (submit name and date of year fil shown at DCIFF) 0.00 *
Projects less than 10 mins 0.00 *
Projects between 10-40 min 20.00 *
Reminder Deadline
October 28, 2016
Regular Discounted
Projects over 40 Minutes 35.00 30.00
Projects between 4-40 min. 25.00 *
ALL Projects less than 3 minutes. 15.00 *
DCIFF Alumni (over 40 mins) (submit name and year film screened at DCIFF) 25.00 *
DCIFF Alumni (over 4-39m\ins) 15.00 *
Student Films -all lengths over 3 mins..(or submit in student category) 15.00 *
Regular Deadline
November 28, 2016
Regular Discounted
Projects over 40 Minutes 40.00 35.00
DCIFF Alumni (Projects over 40mins ( submit name and year of film shown at DCIFF) 30.00 *
Projects between 10-40 min. 30.00 *
All Projects Under 10 mins 15.00 *
Student Films -all lengths over 10 mins. (or submit in student category) 20.00 *
DCIFF Alumni (Projects 10 to 39 mins.) 20.00 *
Late Deadline
December 4, 2016
Regular Discounted
Projects over 40 Minutes 55.00 50.00
Projects between 10-39 min. 40.00 35.00
DCIFF Alumni (over 10 mins) 35.00 30.00
DCIFF Alumni (under 10 mins) 25.00 *
All Projects less than 10 mins. 25.00 *

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately January 1, 2017

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after November 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Washington DC Metro

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    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

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    
DCP    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  DCP
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> 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 expect that there will be a prize from one of our sponsors, but we d not know at this point in time.
Sponsor:TBA

Category Rules

Animation is a growing section of DCIFF and we welcome animation of any length up to 2 hours that is either narrative or experimental. We show a medly of short animation films that we have found to be very popular with our audiences. The festival does not have a section dedicated to children's films and so we look for animated movies that are not designed specifically for children.

You MUST be a DCIFF Alum (meaning that your film was accepted and screened at a previous DC Independent Film Festival) in order to qualify for the No Entry Fee for the Earlybird Deadline.

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.