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29-May-2015 3:25pm PDT  

 

The European Independent Film Festival

11 Annual: April 08, 2016 to April 10, 2016

  Non-European Dramatic Short

 
 

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 Euro
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
November 22, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00


December 20, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00


January 10, 2016
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00


January 17, 2016
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
17-Feb-2016


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-May-2014


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from Non-Europe


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
French
English

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

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 Non-European Dramatic Short
Sponsor:No Sponsor


Category Rules
Films should be independent in spirit and original in perspective. Open to all non-European short 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.

Previous winners include 'Catching Fireflies' (USA), ‘Humor’ (Israel), ‘Buzkashi Boys’ (USA / Afghanistan) ‘Paul’ (Israel), ‘The Miraculous Tale of the Children Dubois’ (USA); many past entrants in this category have gone on to secure distribution deals.

Running time cannot exceed 30 minutes.

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.

“It's such an honour to be selected to join all of the extremely talented artists within the ÉCU festival program. There's such a vast amount of creativity in the world today and ÉCU is a great platform for global artists to really express themselves fully.”
- Lee Whittaker, winner of ÉCU 2015