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17-Apr-2015 8:26pm PDT  

 

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

10 Annual: November 04, 2015 to November 25, 2015

  New Zealand short films

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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
 
April 15, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00


May 15, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00


June 15, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


July 1, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 30-Sep-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 2 minutes to 20 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jul-2013


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from New Zealand


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 3    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DigiBeta    
DVCAM    
DVCPro    
DVCPro50    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best Film
The winning film is eligible for nomination for the Academy Awards®, 6-month membership to StarNow.
Value of Goods/Services: 20,000 New Zealand Dollar


Best Director
A one-year membership to DEGNZ, 6-month membership to StarNow.
Sponsor:DEGNZ
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 New Zealand Dollar


Best Screen Play
One Final Draft software package, 6-month membership to StarNow.
Sponsor:Final Draft
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 New Zealand Dollar


Best Cinematography
$10,000 worth of camera hire courtesy of Panavision
Sponsor:Panavision
Value of Goods/Services: 11,000 New Zealand Dollar


Best Actor
Lifetime membership to StarNow.
Sponsor:StarNow
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 New Zealand Dollar


Best Editor
6-month membership to StarNow.
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 New Zealand Dollar


Special Jury Prize
$1,500 cash courtesy of NZFC, 6-month membership to StarNow.
Sponsor:NZFC
Cash Award Value: 1,500 New Zealand Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 2,000 New Zealand Dollar


Best Student Film
6-month membership to StarNow.
Cash Award Value: 1,500 New Zealand Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 2,000 New Zealand Dollar


Audience Choice Award
$1,000 cash prize courtesy of Wendy's.
Sponsor:Wendy's
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 New Zealand Dollar


CATEGORY RULES
GENRE: Films and music videos can be any genre.

LENGTH: Films are to be no less than 2 minutes and no more than 20 minutes in length (including end credits). Unless you are entering a music video, in which case it must be between 1-10 minutes in length.

COMPLETION DATE: Films and music videos must have been completed after July 2013.

BROADCASTING: Films must not have previously been shown publicly on the Internet. (This does not apply to music videos or to short films entered in the ‘Not in competition’ category.)

SUBTITLES: All entries with dialogue not in the English language must be subtitled in English.

DEADLINES; ENTRY FEES: Earlybird Deadline: 15 April 2015 (fee US$25) / Regular Deadline: 15 May 2015 (fee US$30) / Late Deadline: 15 June 2015 (fee US$35) / Extended Deadline: 1 July 2015 (fee US$40).

UNFINISHED FILMS: Please contact us before the deadline to request permission to submit an incomplete film, or have an extension granted.

ENTRY CATEGORIES: Show Me Shorts 2015 has four categories of entry. Films made by New Zealanders or with significant New Zealand content are eligible for the ‘New Zealand short films’ entry category. Films made without significant NZ contribution or content are eligible for the ‘International short films’ entry category. New Zealand or international films that are, or have been, shown on the Internet are eligible for the ‘Not in competition’ entry category. Music videos made by New Zealanders or with significant New Zealand content are eligible for the ‘New Zealand Music video’ entry category. Show Me Shorts prioritises films with high production values, as well as films that are making their premiere in our festival.

POSTAGE: All postage costs are the responsibility of the sender. Entry materials will NOT be returned. If selected, screening materials may be returned.

CENSORSHIP: If your film has previously been rated for screening in New Zealand please let us know.

PROMO USE: Show Me Shorts reserves the right to use up to 30 seconds of all entries for promotional purposes.