27th Annual

Florida Film Festival

April 06, 2018 to April 15, 2018

 
Category

Documentary Shorts

 

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
October 20, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
November 17, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
November 27, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately March 2, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 41 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from USA

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  

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
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
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> 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 Award for Best Narrative Short, Best Animated Short, and Best Documentary Short automatically qualifies the winner for the next year's Academy Awards in the categories of Best Live Action Short, Best Animated Short, and Best Documentary Short. The Florida Film Festival prefers films in competition for the Grand Jury Award be at least a Florida Premiere.

Audience Choice Award
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Entries must have at least 51% U.S. funding.

Running time for all Short Films must be less than 41 minutes.

Entries selected for competition must be made available in DCP, .MOV or .AVI digital files (preferred format), or Blu-ray (NTSC only).

The Florida Film Festival prefers films in competition for the Grand Jury Award be at least a Florida Premiere.

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.