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23-Apr-2014 11:00pm PDT  

 

Kansas City FilmFest

18 Annual: April 05, 2014 to April 13, 2014

  Heartland Student 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 U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
October 18, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00


November 22, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


December 31, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00


January 15, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 10-Mar-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Oct-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
SDV    
MiniDV    
DVCAM    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT 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 Student Young Filmmaker Award
This award is given to the top film among Heartland Student Short Entries*
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar


Audience Choice Award
This award is voted on by audiences throughout the festival and awarded to one short and one feature
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
*Each student entrant must reside in Missouri or Kansas. Students attending school elsewhere may also enter if his/her parent or guardian resides in Missouri or Kansas.

*An entry can be considered for the Student Heartland Division if any of the following criteria are met: any student* enrolled in a high school and at least 18 years of age, enrolled in a college or university as an undergraduate or a graduate student are accepted for entry in this division/category. Each student should note his/her school/college/university level.

All determinations will be made and clarified by Kansas City FilmFest programmers and jurors. Their decisions are final. in any genre. Kansas City FilmFest 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 Kansas City FilmFest. To be considered for competition, no public screening should have been held in the Kansas City Metro Area past December 1, 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. 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. Kansas City FilmFest reserves the right to reject any submission.

Judging: Preliminary Judging will be completed during February 2014. Final judging will occur during KC FilmFest April 5-13, 2014.
Applicants will be informed of the screening status of their film by approximately March 10, 2014.

Submission Guidelines:
• NO ENTRY FEE WAIVERS.
• 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 15, 2014).
• Entries must have been completed in the last 15 months (since October 1, 2012).
• 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 15, 2014.
• All entry materials become the property of the Kansas City FilmFest and will not be returned. No refunds. By submitting this material you acknowledge the Jubilee's right to copy any submitted material for KC FilmFest'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 KC FilmFest 2014, 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 18, 2014 so we can build the program reels.

• SHIPPING: You are responsible for the arrangements and cost of shipping the exhibition copy to the Kansas City FilmFest. The Kansas City FilmFest will pay for outgoing shipping. The Kansas City FilmFest will not pay for the cost of overnight shipping.

• PUBLICITY: Upon acceptance, you must supply Kansas City FilmFest with digital stills and other digital and printed press materials. You should be available for interviews prior to and during KC FilmFest 2014.

• 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, Kansas City FilmFest cannot accept or assume responsibility.