12th Annual

The European Independent Film Festival

April 21, 2017 to April 23, 2017

 
Category

European Dramatic Feature

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Euro
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
December 4, 2016
Regular Discounted
Submitted by individual 90.00 85.00
Submitted by company 110.00 105.00
Regular Deadline
December 31, 2016
Regular Discounted
Submitted by individual 95.00 90.00
Submitted by company 115.00 110.00
Late Deadline
January 22, 2017
Regular Discounted
Submitted by individual 100.00 95.00
Submitted by company 120.00 115.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 29, 2017
Regular Discounted
Submitted by individual 105.00 100.00
submitted by company 125.00 120.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
March 1, 2017

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after May 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVCAM  
MiniDV  
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
VHS  
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
French

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP  
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  DCP

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
French
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required with the entry form, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best European Dramatic Feature
Sponsor:Sponsors to be announced

Category Rules

Films should be independent in spirit and original in perspective. This category is open to all European feature films made with less than 50% participation by a major studio or television broadcaster. Films may be submitted in any language, however must have subtitles in English except if the film is in English it must have French subtitles. Appropriate subtitles are required to ensure accurate judging abilities. A synopsis of no more than 180 characters, in English and French, a screenshot from the film and a short director's biography also in English and French are required upon submission. 


Being able to use parts of the film or having a trailer/preview of the film would be helpful for promotional purposes within the festival and our events leading up to it.

Previous winners include: 'Roseville' (Bulgaria), ‘The Enemy Within’ (Greece), ‘Girl Shaped Love Drug’ (UK), ‘Women and Children’ (UK), ‘The Happy Housewife’ (Netherlands); many past entrants have gone on to secure distribution deals.

“It is important that festivals do as they say, when they say they're indie. Not just to look cool, and feel indie, but promote indie filmmaking because the movies that ÉCU screened this weekend, all deserve to be seen and it is important that people back that up and put it on the screen, at let everyone see it.
- Felipe Rodriguez, director of “Kidnap Capital“, winner of Best Non-European Independent Dramatic Feature at ÉCU 2016.