40th Annual

Montreal World Film Festival

August 25, 2016 to September 05, 2016

 
Category

Feature Films / Long Métrage

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Canadian Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Regular Deadline
July 10, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 120.00 115.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 9, 2016

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after September 1, 2015

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
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
French
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  DCP

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
French
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Awards Determined by Section
WORLD COMPETITION: Grand Prize of the Americas (Best Film), Special Grand Prize of the Jury, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Artistic Contribution, Innovation Award. For feature films, only one of the above prizes may be shared. FIRST FILMS WORLD COMPETITION: Golden Zenith, Silver Zenith, Bronze Zenith. SPECIAL CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION: 1st Prize, 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize. PUBLIC AWARDS: The general public will vote for the winners in the following categories: People’s Choice Award for a film in the section FOCUS ON WORLD CINEMA; Award for the Most Popular Canadian Film; Glauber Rocha Award for the Best Film from Latin America; Best Documentary Film Award

Category Rules

THE 40th MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
August 25 - September 5, 2016
1432 de Bleury Street
Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2J1
Tel.: (514) 848-3883
Fax: (514) 848-3886
E-mail: info@ffm-montreal.org
Internet: www.ffm-montreal.org


REGULATIONS

I. GOALS
The goal of the Montreal World Film Festival (Montreal International Film Festival) is to encourage cultural diversity and understanding between nations, to foster the cinema of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema, to promote filmmakers and innovative works, to discover and encourage new talents, and to promote meetings between cinema professionals from around the world. The Montreal World Film Festival is recognized by the FIAPF.

SECTIONS COMPETITIVE SECTIONS
World Competition
First Films World Competition
Special Chinese Film Festival
Student Film Festival (see separate regulations)

NON-COMPETITIVE SECTIONS
World Greats
Focus on World Cinema (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania)
Documentaries of the World
Tributes
Our Cinema
Francophone Film Festival (Francophone cinema is found in almost all sections of the WFF)
Cinema Under the Stars

SELECTION
The Festival selects and invites films and determines in which section they are presented. See “Eligibility to the different sections”.

For selection purposes, please send directly to the Festival the entry form, entry fee and a Blu-ray region free or DVD (NTSC or PAL) or a link with password. The submission film copy should be in English OR in French; with English OR with French subtitles. The entry form and entry fee must be included with the submission Blu-ray or DVD or link.

Also, it is possible to submit the film through WITHOUTABOX.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES
July 10, 2016 for feature films of 60 minutes or longer;
June 10, 2016 for short and medium length films of 59 minutes or less.

ENTRY FEE
An entry fee is required for all submissions sent to the Festival or completed through WITHOUTABOX:
120CAD$ for each feature film (60 minutes or longer)
50CAD$ for each short or medium length film (59 minutes or less)

TRANSPORTATION COSTS
Shipping and brokerage costs of screening copies to and from the Festival are the responsibility of the producer or his agent. This policy applies to films selected and invited by the Festival, as well as those sent to the Festival for consideration (selection).

SCREENING COPY DELIVERY
Screening copies of films participating in the different sections of the Festival should be sent PREPAID BEFORE AUGUST 5, 2016
to the following address:


MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
1432 de Bleury Street, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2J1 CANADA
Tel.: 1 514 848-3883

A pro forma invoice should be affixed to the outside of the package in order to facilitate customs clearance. Screening copies should be sent directly to the Festival by a delivery service which includes customs clearance (examples: FEDEX, DHL, EMS).

The non-commercial customs value of a package must not exceed 10CAD$

The screening copy will be returned AT THE RECIPIENT’S EXPENSE. The Festival must be informed IN WRITING of any change of address for the return of a print.

INSURANCE
The Festival will assume insurance responsibility from the time the carrier has delivered the film to the Festival’s offices, until it is returned to the carrier.

In the case of damage or loss of a print, the Festival will reimburse an amount not exceeding the value of the print.

If a producer or his agent borrows his print from the Festival for screenings organized outside official Festival screenings, the Festival will not be responsible in case of loss or damage during that period.

ACCEPTANCE
To register or send a film for any section of the Festival implies acceptance of these regulations by the producers or their agents.

It is mandatory to fill out item No. 10 of the registration form “Agreement”.

FILMS MAY NOT BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE FESTIVALAFTER THEY HAVE BEEN REGISTERED AND SELECTED.

The President of the Festival has the right to decide all cases not foreseen by these regulations.

PROMOTION AND PUBLICATION OF THE AWARDS
Participation in the Festival implies that the winners in all the competitive sections will use first and foremost in all their publicity (posters, announcements, etc.) the name and the logo of the World Film Festival and the award.

ELIGIBILITY TO THE DIFFERENT SECTIONS
Films selected and invited for the different sections must meet the following criteria:

WORLD COMPETITION
Feature films of 60 minutes and longer;

Short fiction or animation films of 15 minutes or less:

- be in DCP or ProRes422 File;
- have been completed after last edition of the Montreal World Film Festival;
- priority will be given to world premieres;
- not have been screened commercially outside the country of production;
- not have participated in any international festival or event;
- not have been presented on television or the Internet;
- Canadian films must not have been screened commercially in Canada or in any cinematographic event in Canada or abroad, except by special permission of the Festival;
- films in a language other than French or English must be subtitled in French AND in English;
- films in French language must be subtitled in English;
- films in English language must be subtitled in French;
- the presence of the director of the film and the main actor (or actress) is mandatory for films in the World Competition.

Short films in World Competition
In addition to the above-mentioned criteria, short fiction or animation films should not exceed 15 minutes;

FIRST FILMS WORLD COMPETITION
Only director’s first fiction feature films (of 60 minutes or longer):

- be in DCP or ProRes422 File;
- have been completed after last edition of the Montreal World Film Festival;
- priority will be given to world premieres;
- not have been screened commercially outside the country of production;
- not have participated in any international festival or event;
- not have been presented on television or the Internet;
- Canadian films must not have been screened commercially in Canada or in any cinematographic event in Canada or abroad, except by special permission of the Festival;
- films in a language other than French or English must be subtitled in French AND English;
- films in French language must be subtitled in English;
- films in English language must be subtitled in French;
- the presence of the director is mandatory for films in the First Films World Competition.

WORLD GREATS - NON-COMPETITIVE SECTION
Films selected and invited to participate in this non-competitive section must meet the following criteria:

- only feature films (of 60 minutes or longer) in DCP or 3D or ProRes422 File;
- have been completed after last edition of the Montreal World Film Festival;
- not have been presented on television or the Internet;
- not have been screened commercially in Canada or in any cinematographic event in Canada and PREFERABLY in North America too;
- films in a language other than French must be subtitled in French or in English.

FOCUS ON WORLD CINEMA (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania) - NON-COMPETITIVE SECTION
Fiction and animation films with any running time: feature films of 60 minutes or longer; medium length films of 36 to 59 minutes; short films of 35 minutes or less:

- be in DCP or ProRes422 File;
- have been completed after last edition of the Montreal World Film Festival;
- not have been presented on television or the Internet;
- not have been screened commercially in Canada or in any cinematographic event in Canada and PREFERABLY in North America too;
- films in a language other than French must be subtitled in French or in English.

DOCUMENTARIES OF THE WORLD - NON-COMPETITIVE SECTION
Documentary films with any running time: feature films of 60 minutes or longer; medium length films of 36 to 59 minutes; short films of 35 minutes or less:

- be in DCP or ProRes422 File;
- have been completed after last edition of the Montreal World Film Festival;
- not have been presented on television in North America or the Internet;
- not have been screened commercially in Canada or in any cinematographic event in Canada and PREFERABLY in North America too;
- films in a language other than French must be subtitled in French or in English.

TRIBUTES
This section, by invitation only, is dedicated to noted cinematic creators: directors, actors, producers, directors of photography, scriptwriters…

EXCLUSIONS
Industrial, advertising and instructional films are not eligible for any of the sections of the Festival (competitive and non-competitive). The same applies to racist, obscene, excessively violent and propagandistic films.

JURIES
The Board of Directors of the Festival each year appoints the members of the different juries. Members of a jury cannot be associated with any film participating in the Competition. The President of the Festival or his delegates attend the juries’ deliberations but does not have the right to vote or to discuss about any film.

WORLD COMPETITION

Feature films
The jury must award the following prizes:

Grand Prize of the Americas (Best Film)
Special Grand Prize of the Jury
Best Director
Best Actress
Best Actor
Best Screenplay
Best Artistic Contribution
Innovation Award

For feature films, only one of the above prizes may be shared.

Short films
1st Prize
Jury Award

The jury will not award more than two prizes in the “Short films” category.

FIRST FILMS WORLD COMPETITION
A different jury from the World Competition jury will award the following prizes:
Golden Zenith -
Silver Zenith
Bronze Zenith

SPECIAL CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize

PUBLIC AWARDS
The general public will vote for the winners in the following categories:

People’s Choice Award for a film in the section FOCUS ON WORLD CINEMA
Award for the Most Popular Canadian Film
Glauber Rocha Award for the Best Film from Latin America
Best Documentary Film Award
Best Canadian Short Film Award