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28-May-2015 5:11am PDT  

 

Florida Film Festival

24 Annual: April 10, 2015 to April 19, 2015

  Animation

 
 

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
 
October 24, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Feature (over 40 mins) 50.00 45.00
Short (under 40 mins) 30.00 25.00


November 21, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Feature (over 40 mins) 70.00 65.00
Short (under 40 mins) 50.00 45.00


December 1, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Feature (over 40 mins) 100.00 85.00
Short (under 40 mins) 80.00 65.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 27-Feb-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 41 minutes
Features: minimum 41 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from U S A


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
OTHER
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


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
> Press Clippings


Prizes & Awards
This category is a competition.


Grand Jury Award
The Florida Film Festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS). The Grand Jury Awards for Best Animated Short and Best Narrative Short automatically qualifies the winner for next years' Academy Awards in the categories of Best Animated Short and Best Live Action Short.


Audience Choice Award
This prize is shared with other categories.


Category Rules
Entries must have at least 51% U.S. funding to be eligible for the American Independent Competition awards.

Running time for all Feature Films must be 41 minutes or more.
Running time for all Short Films must be less than 41 minutes.
Entries selected for competition must be made available in DCP (Features only, preferred video format), .MOV or .AVI media files (preferred video format for shorts and features w/o DCP and Blu-ray (NTSC only for Features only).

Films produced, financed or initiated by major motion picture studios are not eligible for the competition. However, any film conforming to the above guidelines and purchased by a studio after completion is eligible.

Entries MUST include a film synopsis, a complete cast/credits list, and stills. The synopsis should be a well-written, concise description of the basic plot and premise of your film. Maximum synopsis length is 150 words for features, 50 for shorts.

The synopsis and stills may be used in the program guide and will be available to distributors, members of the press and filmmakers.
If submitting more than one film, a separate completed entry form is required for each one.

Please DO NOT affix paper labels to your DVD screener, as they tend to come loose after multiple viewings and can damage the equipment.