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04-May-2015 9:04am PDT  

 

Columbus International Film + Video Festival

63 Annual: November 06, 2015 to November 16, 2015

 

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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
 
May 27, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
20 minutes or under 25.00 20.00
over 20 minutes 40.00 35.00


June 27, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
20 minutes or under 40.00 35.00
over 20 minutes 60.00 55.00


July 27, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
20 minutes or under 50.00 45.00
over 20 minutes 70.00 65.00


August 20, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
20 minutes or under 65.00 60.00
over 20 minutes 85.00 80.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 15-Sep-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 45 minutes
Features: minimum 45 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2013


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .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    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

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.


STONEWALL COLUMBUS TRAVEL AWARD
This year, Stonewall Columbus will choose an LGBT filmmaker to attend the screening of their film and bring the filmmaker to the CIF+VF, all expenses paid.
Sponsor:Stonewall Columbus
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 U.S. Dollar


Cash Travel Awards
This year we have $1000 to bring filmmakers to our festival. We also have an honorarium from the Greater Columbus Arts Council to award a filmmaker to help adjudicate the 2014 GCAC Fellowships in Media.
Sponsor:Greater Columbus Arts Council
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best of Fest Award
A special panel chooses the best of the Silver Chris winners for the Best of Festival Award.
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Chris Award
The Chris, sculpted by Robert Rohm, is 6" high, cast in bronze and mounted on a 3 1/2" walnut wood base.
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar


Silver Chris Award
This special award is presented to the film or video that is selected best entry in its division.
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar


Bronze Plaque
The Bronze Plaque is engraved with an etching of the Christopher Columbus statue mentioned above.
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar


CATEGORY RULES
Works in this division of the CIF+VF must focus on the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and/or experience in some meaningful way. The works may be in any genre: narrative, documentary, experimental, feature length or shorts.

• If accepted, filmmakers will need to provide a prores 422 file of there completed film and a DVD backup along with a high-resolution photo file for printed materials.

• Entry title, name of entrant and withoutabox tracking number must be on all materials and containers.

• Separate applications are required for each film—even if one entity is submitting more than one film.

EXHIBITION FORMAT
• The Columbus International Film + Video Festival prefers to screen digital files at this time. If not available, arrangements can be made to screen on DVD or Blu-Ray

• We do not accept HD-Cam as an exhibition format.

In your Withoutabox Online Project Details, please include:
1. A 30-word synopsis of your film (to be used in press materials).

2. A one-paragraph synopsis of your film.

3. A list of previous screenings and any awards.

4. Digital press kit will be requested if accepted.

6. Completed entry form (One entry form per submission. Work entered in multiple categories must be accompanied by an entry form for each category).