Sonoma International Film Festival

18 Annual March 25, 2015 to March 29, 2015

 
Category

Documentary

 

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 17, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 30.00 25.00
Regular Deadline
November 28, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
January 9, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Student Fee 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
February 2, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
Student Fee 60.00 45.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately March 2, 2015

RUNTIME
Features: From 50 minutes to 120 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2012

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
HDCAM    
Film Gauge
  35mm

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
OTHER
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
HDCAM    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Black&White Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Color Print
> Photo of the Director - Black&White Print
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Archbold Audience Choice Award - Documentary
Best Documentary Film as voted by the Festival Audience.
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Jury Award: Best Documentary
Best documentary film as selected by a jury of industry professionals.
Sponsor: SIFF
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

PLEASE NOTE SCREENING LINKS (IN LIEU OF DVD'S) ARE ACCEPTABLE AFTER REGISTERING WITH "WAB".


All submissions arriving via mail post must be in DVD region 1 or 0 format NTSC.

Submissions will NOT be returned. Please use appropriate packaging to prevent DVD damage.

Please be sure to write the WAB Tracking # and Film Title on the disc itself in case the disc becomes separated from its box.

For international submissions (outside U.S.) - filmmakers MUST write on the package, "NO commercial value - for cultural purposes only."

SIFF is NOT responsible for the customs fee and other charges.

Good Luck, we're looking forward to seeing your film, and upon acceptance, welcoming you to one of our country's most unique festivals where we celebrate the very best in film, food & wine!

Program decisions will be made early March 2014 or sooner.