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26-Apr-2015 10:15am PDT  

 

San Diego Film Festival

14 Annual: September 30, 2015 to October 04, 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
 
July 1, 2014
Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 110.00 105.00
Student Fee 105.00 80.00
Local 105.00 100.00


March 20, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Local 25.00 20.00


May 15, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Local 40.00 35.00


June 16, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
Local 65.00 60.00


July 3, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 110.00 105.00
Local 100.00 95.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 01-Sep-2015


RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2014


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in San Diego


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution



2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Media Files
  Other - Digital

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.


Audience Choice Award
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best of Fest Award
This prize is shared with other categories.


Special Jury Award
This prize is shared with other categories.


UT Award
Sponsor:Union Tribune San Diego
This prize is shared with other categories.


Chairman Award
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best International Film


CATEGORY RULES
GENERAL RULES
SUBMISSIONS
The nonrefundable entry fee must be payable in US dollars to SAN DIEGO FILM FOUNDATION. Entries must be POSTMARKED by the deadline. Submission costs vary depending on category and discounts. When submitting to the festival you are agreeing that, if selected and the invitation accepted, to screen the submitted film during the dates of the festival. SDFF will not pay any screening fees for presentation of the film during the festival. The only exception would be if there is a negotiated agreement preceding the submission of the film to SDFF.

ENTRY REGULATIONS
The SDFF is a competitive showcase for domestic and international feature films, documentaries and shorts. The SDFF reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project submitted. All films must be San Diego Premieres and NO theatrical, cable, television, satellite, DVD, VHS, VOD, internet screenings or availability of any kind in the San Diego region prior to the SDFF dates. Only works completed in 2014 and 2015 are eligible for selection. There is no limit to the number of entries.

FILM/VIDEO ENTRIES
All foreign language entries must have English subtitles. Projects must be submitted for consideration on DVD, BluRay or as an online screener. PAL format will not be accepted. Works in progress will be considered for the SDFF, provided they are completed no later than June 1, 2015. Works in progress will not be screened in the festival. Screening material, press and any application materials sent to SDFF will NOT be returned. If you did not receive a confirmation of submission, please email programming@sdfilmfest.com. All features and documentaries submitted must be available in BluRay or DCP for festival presentation.

COMPETITION
The San Diego Film Festival is a competitive event and unless notified otherwise, all films officially selected are eligible for competition. For a list of competitive categories, please see our Awards page. All films are nominated and voted upon by an impartial jury of filmmakers, industry professionals, festival programmers and film aficionados.

PRESS MATERIALS
If selected, the SDFF will require an Electronic Press Kit (EPK) to include high-resolution production stills, key art, bio and filmography of the director, production notes and full cast and crew credits.

LIABILITY
Although every possible care will be taken with tapes, films, drives and files while in our possession, we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage. Do not send original or master prints, tapes, files or drives. Please keep the SDFF notified of any address/phone number changes.

SHIPPING
The cost of shipping all entries and films to the festival must be paid by the entrant. The SDFF will not pay the cost of shipping the print back to the filmmaker. SDFF will not be responsible for expedited or overnight shipping charges to other organizations. Also, SDFF cannot guarantee shipment of prints to other festivals during the days of the festival. All international entries must be sent 'free domicile' to the SDFF office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper.

REPRODUCTION AGREEMENT
Submission of an entry gives the SDFF permission to have excerpts of accepted work, including film trailers, shown in all promotional activities realted to the festival.

NOTIFICATION
Films selected for the SDFF will be notified no later than September 1, 2015.