4th Annual

American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund

March 31, 2016 to April 04, 2016

 
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
Earlybird Deadline
July 3, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Regular Deadline
December 5, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Late Deadline
January 16, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
February 6, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 60.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
February 20, 2014

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from U S A

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    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Up to $50,000 in cash and in-kind service awards. There may be more than one award-winner in any given year

Category Rules

Filmmakers should provide for their works-in-progress for aid in completion funding or works to be begun :
1. Outline of the story/film; 2. Exact Five (5) minute excerpt or promo of said film, even if not started, we require this promo; 3. A budget of said film, what has been paid, what is required for the completion funds, i.e., $2,500 for coloring; 4. A previous completed work of submitting filmmaker where applicable;
5. If invited, filmmakers must attend the Film Fund's pitch competition and take part in said pitch to jury as well as potentially, the live audience in attendance at film festival.


The Film Fund submitter must be an American Citizen or legal Naturalized U.S. resident in order to apply for the competition.
(International filmmakers may, of course, submit films to the Film Festival. Please see our link for American Documentary Film Festival on WAB or on the world wide web.)
Once the filmmaker who receives funding from the American Documentary Film Fund finishes his or her work, they are required to share the completed project via one of the American Documentary Film Festival's forums, either during the festival or other event related to the festival at any time or via electronic media.
The Film Fund will attempt to get distribution for the winning filmmakers either through electronic media or theatrical avenues.
The winning filmmaker must have a credit at top or near top of opening credits acknowledging the American Documentary Film Fund as a provider of production funds for said film.
(Please make certain that all submission materials have their associated tracking numbers listed on said materials.)

Any payment by check must be made out to:

Palm Springs Cultural Center