16th Annual

Tallgrass Film Festival

October 17, 2018 to October 21, 2018

 
Category

Short Films

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
April 6, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 11, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Late Deadline
June 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 6, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately October 5, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 59 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2017

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  DCP
  HDCAM

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Tallgrass Short Film Audience Award
The Audience Award Winning Short Film may be a documentary, narrative, domestic or foreign film. The award is granted to the short film screened at the festival scored highest by the audience.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Tallgrass Golden Strands Short Film Award
The Golden Strands Short Film award may be a documentary, narrative, domestic or foreign film. The award is granted to the short film accepted as an “in competition” screening in the festival that is selected by the Festival Programming Directors.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

-Films must have been completed after January 2017. Some exceptions will be considered for non-domestic releases.

-2 submission preview copies of the film are required if you are submitting on disc media (DVD).

-Online screeners from alternate secure sources are preferred. Include screener link and password in your cover letter.

-Press kits for Short Film submissions not neccessary

-A Wichita premiere is required. World and US Premieres are not required, however premieres (especially Kansas premieres) are preferred and premiere status may be one of the factors considered when determining a film's inclusion in the Festival.

-All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for Festival presentation.

-The Festival will consider work-in-progress, films with temporary soundtracks, digital outputs, and work that did not originate on film. Filmmakers must deliver final format (as indicated) for Festival screening. No exceptions will be permitted.