23rd Annual

Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival (RIIFF)

August 06, 2019 to August 11, 2019

 
Category

Animated

 

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
January 15, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
May 15, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
June 1, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Student Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 15, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
Student Fee 60.00 55.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately July 27, 2019

RUNTIME
Information not provided.

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2017

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


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
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
French

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
BLU-RAY
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


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 - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Director
Best Director of a Feature film
This prize is shared with other categories.

Final Draft Original Screenplay Award
A panel of jurists comprised of filmmakers and cinema/media professionals - as well as film fans - will award the prizes.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Children's Film
Best film, either short or feature that is by or for kids
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Score
Presented to the film with the Best Original Soundtrack.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Viola M. Marshall Audience Awards
Winner of the audience award for best film in the Festival
Sponsor:The V.M. Marshall Trust
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Animation/Experimental
Presented to the film with the Best Animation or Best Experimental approach in filmmaking
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Short
Presented to the Best Short at RIIFF. Qualifying entrant for Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Foreign Film
Best foreign language film or film made by a non USA national
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Editing
Awarded to original and most creative editing
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

CRITERIA:

There are no category restrictions. Each work is juried solely on its own merits. The Festival seeks any combination of inventive, incisive, bold, vital and otherwise provocative work of any style or genre.

ENTRY FORMATS:

1. Formats accepted for exhibition: Digital H264 Files and Blu-ray back-up if requested. Entries must be submitted as online screeners via Withoutabox. Secure Vimeo screeners are welcome. Please cite such screeners on the Cover Page of Withoutabox.

2. All entries must have been completed after January 2017.

3. Films must be presented in their original language with English language subtitles.

4. Each entry must be accompanied by 1 Entry Form, 1 Payment Form and 1 signed Regulation Form for hard copy entries or your WAB online form.

5. Each entry must have a separate digital file and not grouped together if there is more than one entry.

PROCEDURES:

For Hard Copy Entries: Complete and sign the entry form and enclose it with a digital file on a thumb drive or disk. Please include also a plot synopsis, cast and crew list, director's biography and entry fee(s). If you would like your thumb drive returned, please include a stamped, insured return package with your entry fee.

Entry Fee (Non Refundable)
(Fee Categories Refer to Festival copies)

• $50 per all entries regardless of length/except with discounts via WAB, except for early entries prior to Jan.15th. Note the Withoutabox payment rate based on the submission date.

• Entry fees are made payable to - RIIFF/Flickers - by check, money order or credit card or online via Withoutabox. All checks or money orders must be drawn on a US bank.

• Fees from outside the USA must be paid by certified check in US dollars or credit card. We will not accept personal checks from outside the United States.

• No cash accepted

• Films submitted after the listed final deadline add a $10 late fee

FILM LENGTH DEFINITION

• Features: 41 minutes or longer. Shorts: 40 minutes or less per Academy rules.

AGREEMENTS:

Submission of a work confirms that the Flickers' Rhode Island International Film Festival has permission to exhibit it during the Festival and any Festival Tours. Submission of a work implies that the Festival can employ moving image excerpts and reproduce stills for exhibition promotion. RIIFF also hosts a - Best of Fest - screening after the main festival. Permission will be asked for participation if you are selected.

PROGRAMMING

The general program and screening schedule are the exclusive responsibility of the Festival Director. Films accepted and included in the program cannot be withdrawn from competition once the entry form has been signed and submitted to the Festival.

DISCLAIMER:

Every precaution will be exercised in handling entries, but neither the Festival organizers, employees, sponsors, nor participating organizations can assume responsibility for damage to or loss of materials submitted. All films submitted to play at RIIFF will be previewed prior to exhibition with a log kept of their condition. Filmmakers will be notified if a film arrives damaged.

RETURN SHIPPING INFORMATION:
No media will be returned after the Festival.

• DEADLINES: -- Very Important: Festival entries must be postmarked or entered via Withoutabox by January 15, May 15, June 1, and June 15th, 2019 for the respective deadlines.

• Accepted digital media are due to RIIFF for Traffic logging no later than July 15, 2019; or approximately one month before the annual festival.

SHIPPING FESTIVAL COPIES:

Digital Media should be marked - For Festival Screening Only - Shipment should be prepaid by the sender. To obtain a notification of receipt, please include with your mailing a self-addressed, stamped postcard. IMPORTANT: Do not send via registered or certified mail.

ADJUDICATION (FILM JURY):

All entries are initially reviewed by pre-screening officials. In June, the jury will consider the pre-screeners, semifinalists and any other entries submitted to the Festival they may wish to see (even those not passed on by the pre-screeners.) Following the jurors, decisions, a list of Finalists will be determined by the first week of July 2019. Acceptance of films to be invited and shown at RIIFF is by the Executive Director or Program Director via e-mail. Decisions on acceptances may continue during the month of July until all screening slots are filled. Filmmakers are sent ongoing emails keeping them informed of the progress of the programmers.

PUBLICITY:

If your work is invited to screen at RIIFF, please submit whichever of the following materials you have immediately upon notification of acceptance to better aid in Festival publicity of your work in digital format: Black and white stills; color images; Press Books; one DVD video clip, MPEG, YouTube or Vimeo for web site inclusion. Make sure you contact the Festival prior to mailing posters since the screening venue will determine the size that can exhibited. Please be sure to check your spam filters in order to receive RIIFF eblasts that will be directed to accepted filmmakers. And most importantly, do not unsubscribe. We cannot add your email back once you've removed it.

TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY:

It is RIIFF's intention to provide a worry-free environment where people can conduct business and view work with ease. Our staff will be happy to provide for you a list of local hotels, motels, hostels upon request. We will also provide each attending filmmaker with a hospitality package which will include maps, passes, special offers at restaurants, entertainment complexes and local attractions. RIIFF is a filmmaker Festival and as such creates its events around you with a goal to create a networking platform.