9th Annual

Gasparilla International Film Festival (Tampa Bay)

March 24, 2015 to March 29, 2015

 
Category

Shorts

 

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
October 31, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
November 30, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 40.00
Late Deadline
December 30, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 55.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately February 28, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after March 1, 2013

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

3 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

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    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  Other - Digital

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Audience Award
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Narrative Short Jury Award
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Category Rules

SCREENINGS

* DVDs and Blu-Rays' are accepted for preview screening, we also accept secure online screeners.

* DVDs and Blu-Rays' must be labeled clearly with the title, running time and contact information (including name, address and phone number).

* More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form and entry fee.

* The entry fee is non-refundable.

* DVDs and other submitted materials will not be returned.


If selected, filmmakers authorize Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) to conduct up to four (4) theatrical screenings during the 2015 Gasparilla Film Festival. Also, your film may be part of the GIFF Indie Series throughout 2015. Once your film has been selected, it cannot be pulled by the filmmaker.


MARKETING AND PUBLICITY

GIFF's publicity and marketing teams will craft a specific promotional campaign for each film. To assist in this campaign, participating filmmakers will be responsible for providing the following materials by the January deadlines, if selected to participate:

ADVANCE PRESS SCREENINGS

Press screenings begin as early as January.
•Press must begin screening at least 8 weeks in advance to run film reviews during the festival and to consider interviews. If you want reviews and if you prefer theatrical screenings, please be prepared to ship within a 6 week period beginning in August. 35mm prints that must be returned and shipped again for the festival showing will be at the expense of the filmmaker. We also have the capability to theatrically screen on DVD if it is of top quality (made from the original print).
•Advance theatrical press screenings will not be scheduled until we have received the print of your film.

• Digital images

• Digital Press Kits
Please be sure to complete your Withoutabox online Press Kit section.


• NTSC DVD media screeners of their film

• NTSC DVD, or Blu ray copy of trailer and film clips

• Any other marketing materials you wish to be used to promote your film

Filmmakers authorize GIFF to run trailers and promos of selected films as called for on local television stations.


questions e-mail programming@gasparillafilmfestival.com