23rd Annual

LOS ANGELES IFS FILM FEST - Independent Filmmakers Showcase© 2016 (Los Angeles / L. A. / Beverly Hills / Santa Monica) IFS FILM FEST ©

May 14, 2016 to May 29, 2016

 
Category

Short Documentary 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 29, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
IFS Blast - Special Discount Deadline
September 19, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
November 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
February 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 48.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately April 10, 2016

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    

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    
Film Gauge
  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.

BES DOCUMENTARY FILM

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM

Audience Choice - Best Documentary

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 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.

BEST SCREENPLAY
This prize is shared with other categories.

Audience Choice – BEST PICTURE
This prize is shared with other categories.

Honorable Mention
This prize is shared with other categories.

Official Selection
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Any Documentary Film with a running time of less then 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.


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.