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24-Apr-2014 2:22pm PDT  

 

Show Me Shorts Film Festival

9 Annual: November 05, 2014 to November 23, 2014

  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, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00


May 15, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00


June 15, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


July 1, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 30-Sep-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 2 minutes to 20 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jul-2012


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.
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PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best Film
The winning film is eligible for nomination for the Academy Awards®. $2,500 cash courtesy of Rush Munro’s, $10,000 worth of VFX work from Cause FX, $5,000 worth of equipment rental from Rubber Monkey, one year membership to Screenhub, 6-month membership to StarNow, a one-year membership to SDGNZ for the director and the editor.
Sponsor:Rush Munro’s icecream
Value of Goods/Services: 20,000 New Zealand Dollar


Best Director
Mentoring from an experienced director during pre- and post-production of a film, one year membership to Screenhub, 6-month membership to StarNow, a one-year membership to SDGNZ for the director and the editor.
Sponsor:SDGNZ
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 New Zealand Dollar


Best Screen Play
One ticket to the Big Screen symposium 2014. A one-year membership to the NZ Writers Guild. A script assessment with an experienced script writer, for a short film script written by the prize winner. One year membership to Screenhub, 6-month membership to StarNow, a one-year membership to SDGNZ for the director and the editor.
Sponsor:Script to Screen & NZ Writers Guild
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 New Zealand Dollar


Best Cinematography
$10,000 worth of camera gear rental from Panavision NZ, one year membership to Screenhub, 6-month membership to StarNow, a one-year membership to SDGNZ for the director and the editor.
Sponsor:Panavision
Value of Goods/Services: 11,000 New Zealand Dollar


Best Actor
Lifetime membership to StarNow, one year membership to Screenhub, a one-year membership to SDGNZ for the director and the editor.
Sponsor:StarNow
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 New Zealand Dollar


Best Editor
Mentoring from an experienced editor during pre- and post-production of a film, one year membership to Screenhub, 6-month membership to StarNow, a one-year membership to SDGNZ for the director and the editor.
Sponsor:SDGNZ
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 New Zealand Dollar


Best Colourist
$1,500 cash courtesy of RPM Pictures, one year membership to Screenhub, 6-month membership to StarNow, a one-year membership to SDGNZ for the director and the editor.
Sponsor:RPM Pictures
Cash Award Value: 1,500 New Zealand Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 2,000 New Zealand Dollar


Special Jury Prize
$1,500 cash courtesy of NZFC, one year membership to Screenhub, 6-month membership to StarNow, a one-year membership to SDGNZ for the director and the editor.
Sponsor:NZFC
Cash Award Value: 1,500 New Zealand Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 2,000 New Zealand Dollar


Best Student Film
$1,500 cash courtesy of Mexicali Fresh, a one year membership to Screenhub, 6-month membership to StarNow, a one-year membership to SDGNZ for the director and the editor.
Sponsor:Mexicali Fresh
Cash Award Value: 1,500 New Zealand Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 2,000 New Zealand Dollar


Audience Choice Award
We will throw a party in your honour and invite you and your cast and crew along to celebrate.
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 2012.

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 2014 (fee US$20) / Regular Deadline: 15 May 2014 (fee US$25) / Late Deadline: 15 June 2014 (fee US$35) / Extended Deadline: 1 July 2014 (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 2014 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.