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21-Apr-2014 7:44am PDT  

 

The European Independent Film Festival

10 Annual: April 10, 2015 to April 12, 2015

  Non-European Dramatic Short

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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 23, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00


December 21, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00


January 11, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00


January 18, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
18-Feb-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-May-2013


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
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
BLU-RAY
REGION 0  
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
French
English


PRESSKIT 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 ‘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.

“This is about the opposite spectrum. ÉCU is all about independent work -- it is not about making your film in big studios. These are concepts that would never be tried outside of independent filmmaking and these are the things that I keep experiencing here every year and that is what sparks me about it -- such unusual projects.”
- Alan Arrivee, winner of ÉCU 2007 and jury member for ÉCU 2009 – 2014