21st Annual

Kansas City FilmFest

April 05, 2017 to April 09, 2017


Heartland Student Short


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
September 23, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
October 21, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
November 18, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
December 16, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00

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

Category Details

Approximately March 3, 2017

Shorts: maximum 40 minutes

Projects completed after September 1, 2015

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

Projects must be a premiere in Kansas City

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital

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

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 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, 2015.

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 prior to March 1, 2016 Final judging will occur after March 1, 2016 and winners will be announced at the KC FilmFest Awards Ceremony. KC FilmFest reserves the right not to choose a winner.
Applicants will be informed if their film was accepted by approximately March 1, 2016.

Submission Guidelines:
• Works in progress will NOT be considered for competition or screened at KC FilmFest 2016
• All work must be completed and submitted no later than the deadline date (December 18, 2015).
• Entries must have been completed by September 1, 2014).
• 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), December 18, 2015.
• 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 2015, 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 2016 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.

• 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 2016.

• LOSS & DAMAGE: Every precaution will be taken to safeguard films, videos and publicity materials while they are in the possession of the KC FilmFest/Jubilee. However, if loss or damage occurs, Kansas City FilmFest/Jubilee cannot accept or assume responsibility.