22nd Annual

Kansas City FilmFest

April 11, 2018 to April 15, 2018



Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
October 19, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
November 16, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
December 21, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 4, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00

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

Category Details

Approximately March 14, 2013

Shorts: maximum 40 minutes

Projects completed after October 1, 2011

Projects must originate from Missouri or Kansas

Projects must be a premiere in Kansas City

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

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Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Heartland Short Animation
This award is given to the top film among all Heartland Short Animation entries. Value to be determined.

Best of Fest Award
This award is given to the top film among first place awardees from all shorts divisions/categories. Value is $1000 cash.
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

The Jubilee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project and to rule on cases not foreseen by these guidelines. Work will be classified as a competitive or non-competitive entry at the sole discretion of the Jubilee. To be considered for competition, no public screening should have been held in the Kansas City Metro Area at any time prior to the scheduled screening at KC FilmFest 2013. Submission of the attached entry form implies acceptance of the Rules and Regulations by all producers, directors and/or their agents submitting material.

Fiction, experimental &/or animation films may be original or adapted from a previously published source. All footage must be original. Experimentals must have NO narrative thread. Documentaries may include footage from other sources. In ALL genres the music may be original or an interpretation but you must certify receipt of any and all releases &/or permissions. Do NOT submit instructional, institutional, industrial/corporate, promotional or marketing films. The Jubilee reserves the right to reject any submission.

Judging: Preliminary Judging will be completed in February 2013. Final judging will occur during KC FilmFest April 10-14, 2013.
Applicants will be informed of the screening status of their film by approximately March 1, 2013.

Submission Guidelines:
• Works in progress will NOT be considered for competition or screened at KC FilmFest 2013.
• All work must be completed and submitted no later than the deadline date (January 4, 2013).
• Entries must have been completed in the last 15 months (since October 1, 2011).
• All films must be in English or subtitled in English.
• The filmmaker(s) must secure all rights, licenses, clearances and releases necessary for exhibition. A completed entry through WAB will be accepted as acknowledgment of the entrant having done so.
• Each entry must have a separate entry form and separate upload through WAB.
• All entries must be properly uploaded and received via WAB on or before 12:00 (midnight), January 4, 2013.
• All entry materials become the property of the KC Filmmakers Jubilee and will not be returned. No refunds. By submitting this material you acknowledge the Jubilee's right to copy any submitted material for the Jubilee's non-commercial use only.

You must send each of these 3 items together to the Jubilee:
1. Secure Online Screener ONLY will be accepted and must be uploaded through WAB.
2. A completed entry form submitted through WAB.
3. Payment will be accepted ONLY through WAB.

Agreements: If your film or video is accepted for screening by the Jubilee at KC FilmFest 2013, you agree to and understand the following:
• FORMAT: You agree to provide the festival an exhibition copy of the entry on the format indicated on the entry form. If your exhibition format is DVD or tape (DVcam, miniDV), it must be received no later than March 10, 2013 so we can build the program reels.
• SHIPPING: You are responsible for the arrangements and cost of shipping the exhibition copy to the Jubilee. The Jubilee will pay for outgoing shipping. The Jubilee will not pay for the cost of overnight shipping.
• PUBLICITY: Upon acceptance, you must supply the Jubilee with digital stills and other digital and printed press materials. You should be available for interviews prior to and during KC FilmFest 2013.
• LOSS & DAMAGE: Every precaution will be taken to safeguard films, videos and publicity materials while they are in the possession of the Jubilee. However, if loss or damage occurs, the Jubilee cannot accept or assume responsibility.