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28-Feb-2015 12:48pm PDT  

 

Best Shorts Awards Competition

4 Annual: April 07, 2015 to April 07, 2015

  Television - All Except Pilot

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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
 
January 30, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 47.00
Student Fee 55.00 42.00


February 20, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 48.00
Student Fee 55.00 43.00


March 13, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 49.00
Student Fee 55.00 44.00


March 20, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 50.00
Student Fee 55.00 45.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 06-Apr-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 57 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date.


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
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SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
None Entered.

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Annual Humanitarian Award
Each year, Best Shorts grants its Humanitarian Award to one filmmaker for dedicated service to social justice, humanitarian causes or environmental issues.
Sponsor:Best Shorts Competition
This prize is shared with other categories.


Fast Focus Short Film Award
Fast Focus Media, in association with the Best Shorts Competition announces the Fast Focus Short Film Award. Winners of the award will receive national broadcast exposure as part of the Fast Focus New Filmmakers Series distributed to 350 Public Television stations nationwide. Winners will also receive worldwide exposure through Fast Focus’ highly trafficked YouTube channel which has about 2.3 million views monthly and Fast Focus’ own portal. The Fast Focus Short Film Awards were launched to give unparalleled recognition and national broadcast distribution to deserving creative filmmakers, musical artists, producers, writers and directors. Fast Focus is the longest running series of short programming on Public Television. As a recipient of the Fast Focus Short Film Award, emerging artists and filmmakers will join the likes of studios such as Warner Brothers, Paramount, Universal, EMI and Sony as well as legends like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke. Sponsor: Fast Focus Media, www.fastfocus.tv
Sponsor:Fast Focus Media
Value of Goods/Services: 2,500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


$1,500 Studio Award
Random Original Productions, Official Production Company of Best Shorts, is generously providing a production house opportunity valued at up to $1,500 to one Best Shorts winning filmmaker each year. The purpose of the sponsorship is to support filmmakers and the larger film community. The lucky filmmaker will receive access to a studio for three, twelve-hour production days. The studio is located in Everett, Washington.
Sponsor:Random Original Productions
Value of Goods/Services: 1,500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best of Show // Award of Excellence // Award Of Merit
After each seasonal deadline, quality and creativity are celebrated in three levels of awards: Best of Show, Award of Excellence and Award of Merit. Best of Show honors are granted to the top scoring entry for each season. Awards of Excellence are granted to entries with truly exceptional filmmaking. Notable artistic and technical productions are recognized at the Award of Merit award level. Judging results emails will be sent about four to six weeks after the final deadline to all participants, i.e., to those who were granted awards and those who were not granted awards. Free digital downloads of Best Shorts laurels will be made available to all winners. Winners may also order a Best Shorts statuette for an additional cost of $375 per statuette. Shipping is free within the United States but international orders will be charged a $60 shipping fee. The Best Shorts statuette is a 24K gold-plated achievement figure mounted on a piano finished base of rosewood. It has been called the most beautiful award in the industry. The Best Shorts award is manufactured by the company that makes the world’s most prestigious and celebrated awards, the Oscar, Emmy, Clio and MTV Video Music Awards. The Best Shorts statuette is truly a work of art.
Sponsor:Best Shorts Competition
This prize is shared with other categories.


Free Best Shorts Statuette to Best of Show Winners
Each Best of Show winner will receive one free Best Shorts statuette. Other winners may order a Best Shorts statuette for a cost of $375 per statuette. Shipping is free within the United States but international orders will be charged a $60 shipping fee. The Best Shorts statuette is an elegant 24-K gold-plated achievement figure mounted on a piano finished rosewood base. The Best Shorts statuette is manufactured by the company that makes the world's most prestigious and celebrated awards, the Oscar, Emmy, Clio, Accolade and MTV Video Music Awards. The statuette is an excellent way to showcase all your hard work!
Sponsor:Best Shorts Competition
Value of Goods/Services: 375 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
1. Entries MUST be 57 minutes or less. (If you would like to enter a feature length film, documentary, or feature television program, please submit to the Accolade Competition at www.AccoladeCompetition.org and the IndieFEST at www.TheIndieFEST.com)

2. Submit online screener or send DVD in NTSC formats.

3. Label DVD cover with the WAB Tracking ID, length of film, filmmaker name and telephone number.

4. Submissions in other than English must be subtitled, dubbed or include an English transcript.

5. Written comments describing entries are invited and helpful during judging.

6. Entries will not be returned.

Note: The Best Shorts Competition is not a traditional film festival; it is an international awards competition. Judging results will be sent in about two to four weeks following the final deadline to all participants, i.e., to those who were granted awards and those who were not granted awards. Free digital downloads of Best Shorts laurels will be made available to all winners. Each Best of Show winner will receive one free Best Shorts statuette. Other winners may order a Best Shorts statuette for a cost of $375 per statuette. Shipping is free within the United States but international orders will be charged a $60 shipping fee and are also responsible for paying all customs fees and import taxes imposed by your country. The Best Shorts statuette is an elegant 24-K gold-plated achievement figure mounted on a piano finished rosewood base. The Best Shorts statuette is manufactured by the company that makes the world's most prestigious and celebrated award: the Oscar! The statuette is an excellent way to showcase all your hard work!!!