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29-Mar-2015 1:49pm PDT  

 

Washington DC Independent Film Festival

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

  Animation

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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 over 40 Minutes 26.00 21.00
Projects less than 3 mins 0.00 *
Students (submit through student category please) 0.00 *
DCIFF Alumni (submit name and date of year fil shown at DCIFF) 0.00 *
Projects between 3-40 min. 20.00 15.00


October 25, 2014
Reminder Deadline
Regular Discounted
Projects over 40 Minutes 35.00 30.00
Student Films (submit in student category) 18.00 13.00
Projects between 4-40 min. 25.00 20.00
ALL Projects less than 3 minutes. 10.00 *
DCIFF Alumni (over 40 mins) (submit name and year film screened at DCIFF) 25.00 20.00
DCIFF Alumni (over 4-39m\ins) 15.00 *


November 25, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Projects over 40 Minutes 35.00 30.00
Projects between 3-40 min. 25.00 20.00
DCIFF Alumni (Projects over 40mins ( submit name and year of film shown at DCIFF) 25.00 15.00
DCIFF Alumni (Projects 3 to 39 mins.) 15.00 *
All Projects Under 3 mins 10.00 *
Student Films -all lengths over 3 mins..(or submit in student category) 18.00 13.00


December 10, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Projects over 40 Minutes 47.00 42.00
Projects between 16-40 min. 40.00 35.00
Projects less than 3 mins. 20.00 15.00
DCIFF Alumni (over 16 mins) 35.00 30.00
DCIFF Alumni (Projects between 3 -15 min.) 30.00 25.00
DCIFF Alumni (under 3 mins) 10.00 *
Student Films - all lengths over 3mins. (submit in student category) 25.00 20.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 31-Dec-2014


RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2014


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Metro DC


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