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16-Apr-2014 6:12pm PDT  

 

USA Film Festival

44 Annual: April 23, 2014 to April 27, 2014

  National Short Film & Video Competition

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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
 
December 31, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00


February 1, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00


March 1, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 22-Apr-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 60 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2013


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from USA


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

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
DigiBeta    
HDCAM    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP    
Film Gauge
  16mm
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Fiction
Includes narrative works, dramatized events and adaptations of literary or dramatic works.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar


Non Fiction
Includes documentaries or portraits of actual persons or events.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar


Animation
Includes animation of graphics or three-dimensional objects.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar


Experimental
Works that explore personal experience or film and video forms in innovative ways (can employ elements of animation, fiction or documentary). PSAs, industrials and educational films may also be submitted in this category.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar


The Student Award
Student works may be entered in any of the main categories, but only student works qualify for this additional award.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar


Special Jury Award
The National Jury awards multiple prizes at $250 each at will for special achievement in any category.
Sponsor:none
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar


The Texas Award
Works shot in Texas, or made by current residents of Texas and filmmakers with ties to Texas are eligible for this additional award.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar


CATEGORY RULES
All entries must be under 60 minutes in length. Running time is calculated by timing the head frame to the last frame on the end credits.

Your DVD screener must be POSTMARKED by the deadline date.

The appropriate entry fee must accompany each entry. This nonrefundable fee covers screening and handling costs, and will not be returned.

The film or video must have been completed in the USA between January 1, 2013 and March 1, 2014.

Films or videos using non-licensed, copyrighted musical or literary properties without legal permission are not eligible.

Eligible finished formats include 70mm, 16mm and 35mm film, DVD, Beta SP, DigiBeta, IMAX, HDCAM, DV/DVCAM, DCI, Blu-Ray and conventional VHS in the standard American NTSC format. (It is understood that there exists a multitude of shooting formats for video production.)

Screener DVDs must be technically fit for projection and should be placed in sturdy shipping cases. Each DVD must be clearly marked with the title and the entrant's name and email address.

The competition is open to professional and nonprofessional filmmakers.

Entries must be submitted in the completed form in which they will be judged.

The decisions of the Jury are final. The Jury reserves the right not to select a winner in any given category. The Jury reserves the right to change a category to the benefit of the film.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All short films submitted into the Competition REMAIN IN COMPETITION until the National Jury makes its final decisions and announcement on April 27, 2014. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE FESTIVAL TO INQUIRE ABOUT THE STATUS OF YOUR FILM. All entering filmmakers will receive a list of winning films in May.