36th Annual

Vancouver International Film Festival

September 28, 2017 to October 13, 2017

 
Category

International Documentaries

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Canadian Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
April 28, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Regular Deadline
June 9, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 23, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 90.00 85.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 6, 2017

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 26 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after June 1, 2016

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Vancouver

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
REGION 2  

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP  
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit 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 - Posters
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Super Channel People's Choice Award
Sponsor:Super Channel
This prize is shared with other categories.

VIFF Most Popular Documentary Film Award
Sponsor:VIFF

Category Rules

INTERNATIONAL ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
Films entered in the international categories must not have been broadcast, distributed, offered on VOD or screened commercially in the Vancouver area. Films should have been completed after June 1, 2016. Preview screeners/DVDs should be subtitled in English.

SHIPPING AND RETURN
The Festival is not responsible for returning DVD copies.
Preview materials must be shipped prepaid. VIFF will not accept collect shipments and accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to preview materials.
International submissions can be cleared at our end easily if the package indicates the title of the film and is marked: "For Festival purposes only. Will be cleared by addressee. Contents will be returned." DVD screeners must be valued at $1.00 Canadian for customs clearance.
Entrants will be notified regarding the results of the Festival’s selection process by September 6, 2017. (Please do not phone or email for results).