7th Annual

Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles

June 09, 2018 to June 09, 2018

 
Category

 

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
June Phase 1
June 10, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
June Phase 2
June 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
July Phase 1
July 10, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
July Phase 2
July 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
August Phase 1
August 10, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
August Phase 2
August 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
September Phase 1
September 10, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
September Phase 2
September 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
October Phase 1
October 10, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
October Phase 2
October 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
November Phase 1
November 10, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
November Phase 2
November 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
December Phase 1
December 10, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
December Phase 2
December 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
January Phase 1
January 10, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
January Phase 2
January 30, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
February Phase 1
February 10, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
February Phase 2
February 28, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
March Phase 1
March 10, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
March Phase 2
March 30, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
April Phase 1
April 10, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *
April Phase 2
April 30, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 23.00 *

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately May 15, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 60 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after May 1, 2013

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  
BLU-RAY
REGION 0  
Mobile
REGION 0  
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
Other    
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)
  CD-ROM

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
BLU-RAY
REGION 0  
Mobile
REGION 0    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  CD-ROM
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
$599.95 Sony Vegas Pro 13. Details at: www.sonycreativesoftware.com/vegaspro
Value of Goods/Services: 599 U.S. Dollar

2nd Place
$499 HitFilm Plugins are designed to work in 3rd party products including Premiere, AE, FCPX, Motion and Vegas. Details at: hitfilm.com/plugins
Sponsor:FXHOME
Value of Goods/Services: 499 U.S. Dollar

3rd Place
$159.99 PowerDirector 12 from Cyberlink. Details at: www.cyberlink.com
Sponsor:Cyberlink
Value of Goods/Services: 160 U.S. Dollar

Best Director
Festival Certificate
Sponsor:SFFLA

Best Cinematographer
Festival Certificate
Sponsor:SFFLA

Best Film Editor
Festival Certificate
Sponsor:SFFLA

Best Screenplay Writer (for produced film or video)
Festival Certificate
Sponsor:SFFLA

Best Sound Designer
Festival Certificate
Sponsor:SFFLA

Best Composer
Festival Certificate
Sponsor:SFFLA

Category Rules

*FILM, VIDEO, SCRIPT and TREATMENTS RULES*

FILM and VIDEO:

1. Please do not send original materials

2. Entry and payment will not be processed without an accompanying preview of your film

3. Filmmaker MUST prove ownership to be considered for Award

4. ALL SUBMISSIONS must mention what category they are applying for.

5. If your film is selected for screening, you will be asked to send us a
press Kit, including: CAST, CREW and STILLS for the film, as a .jpg
attachment to an e-mail.

6. Preview copies: other then online-screeners: (1 copy) of a submitted
work is requested to send in form of DVDs or BLU-RAY (NTSC or PAL- Region free) or MOV file (1 copy- on CD or DVD)

7. DVDs or BLU-RAYs preview screeners WILL NOT be returned

8. Festival will only accept international films subtitled in English.

9. Make sure all necessary info is on your DVD or BLU-RAY disk and on cover.
Info needed: TITLE, RUN TIME, YOUR CONTACT INFO, WAB (withoutabox) TRACKING NUMBER (if applied this way).

10. The top films (first place) of each category will be screened on
festival. All other winners will be assured to receive an official award
diploma for their accomplishments.

11. FOREIGN SUBMISSIONS must mention "Non Commercial, No dollar value" in custom declaration form. Sunset Film Festival will not pay customs duties
or fees.

12. All fees must be paid with entry. All entries must be accompanied by Money Orders ONLY payable to Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles in US Dollars or paid online through Withoutabox.

13. Works in progress will NOT be accepted.

14. Fee Waivers will NOT be offered.

15. All entrants will be notified of acceptance by E-mail. Make sure
your email address is valid.

16. SFFLA is not liable for any damage to films, videos, or publicity
materials.

17. All entries must be postmarked by the deadline date to be considered.

18. There is no limit on how many entries you may submit, but each entry must have a separate entry and entry fee. You may send multiple submissions in one package

19. All festival show times are subject to delay or change.

20. Festival does not provide travel, hotel (motel) for filmmakers

21. Awards, certificates, prizes shipping can be picked up at the Event. If you want your prize to be shipped, let Festival know where you wanted. SFFLA we'll give a shipping & handling estimate / quote.


SCRIPT AND TREATMENT:

1. You can submit any genre, any length for WEB, TV, FILM treatment and script (screenplay) not more then 180 pages in length.

2. Please do not send original materials.

3. If you planning to send a CD / DVD, info is needed: TITLE, YOUR CONTACT INFO, WAB (withoutabox) TRACKING NUMBER (if you apply that way). Same with printable version(s).

4. All fees must be paid with entry. All entries must be accompanied by
Money Orders ONLY payable to Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles in US Dollars or paid online through Withoutabox

5. Fee Waivers will NOT be offered.

6. All entrants will be notified of acceptance by E-mail.
Make sure your email address is valid.

7. All entries must be postmarked by the deadline date to be considered.

8. There is no limit on how many entries you may submit, but each entry must have a separate entry and entry fee.

9. All festival show times are subject to delay or change.

10. Festival does not provide travel, hotel (motel) for filmmakers

11. Awards, certificates, prizes shipping can be picked up at the Event. If you want your prize to be shipped, let Festival know where you wanted. SFFLA we'll give a shipping & handling estimate / quote.