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29-May-2015 11:23am PDT  

 

Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles

4 Annual: May 16, 2015 to May 17, 2015

  SHORT FILM

 
 

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
 
September 1, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 30.00 25.00


November 1, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00


January 1, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Student Fee 50.00 45.00


February 1, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Student Fee 60.00 55.00


March 15, 2015
Sunset Extended
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
Student Fee 70.00 65.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 10-Apr-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 60 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-May-2004


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  
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
  CD-ROM
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

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 Actor
Festival Certificate
Sponsor:SFFLA


Best Actress
Festival Certificate
Sponsor:SFFLA


Best Supporting Actor
Festival Certificate
Sponsor:SFFLA


Best Supporting Actress
Festival Certificate
Sponsor:SFFLA


Best Costume Designer
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


Best Make-Up Artist
Festival Certificate
Sponsor:SFFLA


Best Production Designer
Festival Certificate
Sponsor:SFFLA


Best Hair Stylist
Festival Certificate
Sponsor:SFFLA


Best FX Artist
Festival Certificate
Sponsor:SFFLA


Category Rules
*FILM, VIDEO, SCRIPT &TREATMENTS RULES*

FILM & 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 (NTSC or PAL- Region free) or MOV file (1 copy- on CD or DVD)

7. DVDs or CDs 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 CD 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.