16th Annual

Ojai Film Festival

November 05, 2015 to November 12, 2015

 
Category

Documentary Short

 

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
April 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Student Fee 20.00 15.00
Regular Deadline
May 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 25.00 20.00
Late Deadline
June 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 30.00 25.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 55.00
Student Fee 45.00 30.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 15, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after November 1, 2012

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
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 - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Black&White Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Documentary Short
Stainless Steel and Glass "Libbey" trophy
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Best Student Film
Stainless Steel and Glass "Libbey" trophy awarded to the best student film among all categories. PLUS, a $60,000 Camera Rental Package from Panavision, Inc.
Value of Goods/Services: 60,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Audience Choice Award
Stainless Steel and Glass "Libbey" trophy awarded to the winner of the audience poll for Best Film of Festival
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Festival Theme Award
Stainless Steel and Glass "Libbey" trophy awarded to the film that best exemplifies the theme of the festival: Enriching the Human Spirit Through Film
This prize is shared with other categories.

Honorable Mention
Certificate
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Special Jury Award
Given to films of exceptional quality
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Ojai Film Festival 2015

FESTIVAL THEME:
The theme for the festival is: Enriching the Human Spirit Through Film. Films and videos on all subjects in any genre are welcome.

Entries must be submitted prior to the entry deadline, along with payment for the appropriate entry fee: credit card (online), check or money order.

A self-addressed stamped envelope should be included with any correspondence requiring a reply.

For student-produced work, a copy of a current student ID, or evidence of work having been completed while entrant was a student, must be included with the application.

Checks or money orders (in U.S. funds only) should be made out to The Ojai Film Festival. Any entries not accompanied by a payment for the appropriate amount will not be considered for inclusion in the festival.

AWARDS:
Awards will be given in the following categories: Best Narrative Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Feature, Best Documentary Short, Best Animated Film, Best Student Film, Film Best Exemplifying Festival Theme, Audience Award.

The festival jurors may also award an unspecified number of Honorable Mentions and Special Jury Awards at their discretion.

Cash prizes, trophies, plaques and/or certificates will be presented to the winners.

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS AND RETURN OF ENTRIES:
Public screening prints of entries selected for exhibition must be shipped pre-paid and in a suitable container, with insurance the responsibility of the entrant. We will not accept any COD or late shipments unless previous agreements have been made.

Exhibition prints selected for screening at the Festival will be returned at no charge to the entrant. Return shipments will be insured for $100 for videotapes and $1000 for films. Other arrangements may be negotiated if necessary.