59th Annual

San Francisco International Film Festival

April 21, 2016 to May 05, 2016

 
Category

Narrative Feature

 

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
October 5, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Student Fee 50.00 45.00
Bay Area Residents 50.00 45.00
Filmmaker Pro Members 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
November 9, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
Student Fee 60.00 55.00
Bay Area Residents 60.00 55.00
Filmmaker Pro Members 55.00 50.00
Late Deadline
December 7, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 95.00
Student Fee 90.00 85.00
Bay Area Residents 90.00 85.00
Filmmaker Pro Members 85.00 80.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately March 31, 2016

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 50 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in San Francisco Bay Area

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP  
HDCAM  
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Golden Gate Award for Debut Narrative Feature
Cash Award Value: 10,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
During the Festival, audience members are asked to fill out ballots for each film they see. These ballots are tabulated and the winner is announced at the conclusion of the Festival
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

All entries must have been completed on or after January 1, 2015.

Features previously exhibited in the Bay Area, either theatrically, at another local festival or via television or internet broadcast are not eligible to apply.

College students must include copy of student ID as proof of enrollment at time of production.

Bay Area entry fee discounts are for current Bay Area residents. Producers, crew or cast members are not eligible for Bay Area discounts.

Rough cuts or works-in-progress are accepted and reviewed. However, filmmakers are urged to submit as close to the final cut as possible. The Festival will not accept new versions of an entry unless requested by the programming staff.

Deadlines are postmarked dates.