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16-Apr-2014 3:06pm PDT  

 

St. Louis International Film Festival

23 Annual: November 13, 2014 to November 23, 2014

  Narrative Shorts

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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
 
April 30, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00


June 30, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


July 15, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00


July 31, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 75.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 30-Sep-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 45 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date.


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in St. Louis


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best of Fest Award
Winner in this category is eligible to submit their film for consideration for the Oscar presentations. A special jury selects the short subject awards.
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 500 U.S. Dollar


Best Live-Action Short
Winner in this category is eligible to submit their film for consideration for the Oscar presentations.


Best Animated Short
Winner in this category is eligible to submit their film for consideration for the Oscar presentations.


Best International Short


Best Local Short


CATEGORY RULES
Conditions for Eligibility:
ALL FILMS MUST: 1) be completed by entry deadline (NO works-in-progress); 2) be a St. Louis theatrical premiere; 3) be submitted with English subtitles if in a language other than English; 4) be submitted with a completed entry and appropriate payment; and 5) not be widely commercially available on VOD, DVD, Netflix, iTunes, or cable in the U.S. before the festival dates. Please contact Cinema St. Louis for questions and clarifications.

Entry Procedure:
For preview purposes, films must be submitted on DVD (regions 1 or 0, NTSC or PAL) or secure online screener. If you want your screener returned, you must include a self-addressed, stamped, padded envelope. Nothing will be returned otherwise. Payments may be made by check, money order, credit card or PayPal. If your film is selected, publicity photographs, posters, and a press kit must be sent immediately. Photos, slides, and 300 dpi or higher electronic images are acceptable. Please read and understand the agreement at the end of form before signing and submitting. All entrants will be notified of the status of their submission by e-mail no later than Sept. 30, 2014. Notification of acceptance or rejection will not include criticism or feedback specific to your entry. Unsolicited requests for entry fee waivers are highly discouraged.

AGREEMENT:
I affirm that the information above and on the previous page is correct, that I have read, understood, and do hereby agree to be bound by the festival regulations as described herein and that I have the legal right to represent and to submit this film to the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF). Music rights and all copyright clearances are the sole responsibility of the filmmaker. Cinema St. Louis (CSL) will not be held responsible for any legal disputes regarding the exhibition of this film. Submitting a film for consideration does not guarantee inclusion in the SLIFF lineup. Noncompliance with form may affect, delay, and/or disqualify your entry. Submission materials are returned only if the filmmaker has provided the festival with a prepaid self-addressed envelope. The print source will be responsible for the cost of print shipment to the festival. SLIFF will return the print pre-paid to the supplier or to the next destination as indicated by the supplier at the festival's conclusion. The festival does not provide extra insurance for originals or masters. Permission for the festival to use excerpts of each submitted film, not to exceed 3 minutes, for promotional purposes is considered granted on submission, unless otherwise noted. The festival reserves the right to complete any information not supplied by the filmmaker from whatever source available and will not be responsible if incorrect information is entered. Participation in SLIFF implies understanding and acceptance of above regulations and requirements of this application.