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20-Apr-2014 11:41am PDT  

 

Cinequest Film Festival (San Jose)

24 Annual: March 03, 2014 to March 16, 2014

  DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM COMPETITION

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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
 
August 16, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


October 18, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00


November 15, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00


November 22, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 70.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 15-Jan-2014


RUNTIME
Features: minimum 50 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Nov-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
BLU-RAY
REGION 0  
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP  
DigiBeta  
HDCAM  
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP  

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best Feature Documentary


CATEGORY RULES
ROUGH CUTS or WORKS-IN-PROGRESS for submissions are accepted as long as the completed film will be ready in time for the festival dates.

SCREENINGS
If selected, film producers authorize Cinequest to conduct up to four (4) theatrical screenings during the Cinequest Film Festival, March 3-16, 2014 in San Jose, California.

FESTIVAL SECTIONS
All feature film selections qualify for the Audience Award as well as individual section awards.

To qualify specifically for the Maverick Feature Competition, a film must be a Northern California Premiere.

Festival Awards include:
* Best Feature Film: Drama (Maverick Feature Competition)
* Best Feature Film: Comedy (Maverick Feature Competition)
* Best Documentary Feature (Documentary Competition)
* New Visions Award (New Visions)
* Global Vision Award (Global Landscapes)
* Audience Award for Feature Narrative
* Audience Award for Feature Documentary
* Best Short Narrative Film
* Best Short Animated Film
* Best Short Documentary Film
* Best Student Short Film

MARKETING AND PUBLICITY
Cinequest’s publicity and marketing teams will craft a specific promotional campaign for the film program. To assist in this campaign, filmmakers will be responsible for providing the following materials by January deadlines to Cinequest, if selected to participate:
* Digital images (Hi-resolution for print and media)
* EPKs
* NTSC DVD media screeners of their film for the media
* Trailers and film clips (critical to the promotions of your film)
* Any other marketing materials you wish to be used to promote your film

(NOTE: The publicity team will send a more specific list once films are selected)

FILM FORMATS AND SHIPMENT
Filmmaker must provide one of the following screening formats for the Cinequest 24 festival screening:
* DCP
* HDCAM
* DigiBeta
* BetaSP
* BluRay

Note: We do NOT accept HDCAM-SR Tapes, HDV Tapes, or DVDs or as exhibition formats. DVDs are only accepted for submissions.

Dolby-E audio tracks are not supported for exhibition.

If a film is selected, the participating filmmakers will be responsible for covering the costs of the shipment of the film to Cinequest. Cinequest will cover the return shipment costs to the filmmaker. If a film is being shipped to another festival, the receiving festival must pay for shipping.