25th Annual

"LOS ANGELES IFS FILM FEST" - Independent Filmmakers Showcase ©2017 ( L.A. / Beverly Hills / Santa Monica )

May 03, 2017 to May 15, 2017

 
Category

SHORT FILM SHOWCASE

 

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
July 31, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
IFS Blast - Special Discount Deadline
September 4, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
November 12, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
January 18, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 19, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 48.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately March 22, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

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

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
VHS    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  DCP
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  FILM
Film Gauge
  16mm
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

BEST SHORT FILM

Best Director
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Actor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Actress
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Supporting Actor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Supporting Actress
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best International Short Film
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Dramatic Short Film
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Cinematography
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Film Editing
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Sound Editing
This prize is shared with other categories.

Audience Choice - Best Picture
This prize is shared with other categories.

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
This prize is shared with other categories.

BEST COMEDY SHORT FILM
This prize is shared with other categories.

BEST HORROR SHORT FILM
This prize is shared with other categories.

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
This prize is shared with other categories.

BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM
This prize is shared with other categories.

BEST GLBT SHORT FILM

Category Rules

Any Short Film with a running time of up to 40 minutes is eligible for submission to this category.

Submitting to a specific category (instead of General Categories) is a statement of how submitter views their film, films submitted in specific categories may be screened as part of specific blocs of other same-genre films.

Films must have completed production in the last 48 months.

Films may NOT have been commercially released on DVD with major domestic distribution or been broadcast on American television in their entirety. If films are available via streaming or internet, removed from such leading up to and until the end of the festival is recommended.


THE IFS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL SHOWCASE takes place on the first day of the IFS Film Festival and is considered the unofficial beginning to the festival.There will be other days and time slots for other short block programming; but the SHORT FILM SHOWCASE is a unique day for short films only.



IF THIS SUBMISSION CATEGORY DEADLINE HAS CLOSED:
You may still submit any style / genre / category of film to the IFS Film Festival using the general IFS Film Festival submission categories.