6th Annual

The Daring Independent Film Festival

December 26, 2013 to December 29, 2013

 
Category

BEST TORONTO FILM SHOWCASE

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Canadian Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
September 1, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 35.00
Student Fee 40.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
October 1, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 45.00
Student Fee 50.00 40.00
Late Deadline
November 4, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 60.00
Student Fee 65.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
December 1, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 90.00 85.00
Student Fee 80.00 70.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately December 10, 2013

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2011

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from Canada

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
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BLU-RAY
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Mobile
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Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
SDV
VCD
HDCAM
DVCAM
DigiBeta
MiniDV
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
VHS
SVHS
3/4 U-Matic
BetaSP
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)
  CD-ROM
Film Gauge
  8mm
  16mm
  35mm
  IMAX

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
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BLU-RAY
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Mobile
REGION 0
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Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
SDV
DCP
AVCHD
MiniDV
DigiBeta
DVCAM
HDCAM
VCD
DVCPro
DVCPro50
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
VHS
SVHS
Hi8
3/4 U-Matic
BetaSP
Media Files
  CD-ROM
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
Film Gauge
  8mm
  16mm
  35mm
  70mm
  IMAX

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Black&White Print
> Production Still Photos - Slides
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Color Print
> Photo of the Director - Black&White Print
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

DIFF TO 2013 AWARD
White Night Studios distribution deal. ALSO Includes: The Grand Prize in this category is a film-maker's dream-post-production services valued at $1500!
Sponsor:TBD
Value of Goods/Services: 1,500 Canadian Dollar

Category Rules

DIFF RULES AND REGULATIONS

Any products, films, and media works which may affect the outcome of the festival and its events.

A 2. All films can be submitted in either DVD, Mini DV, VHS, BETACAM, DVCAM, Formats for viewing purposes only. We prefer DVD or all DV formats as it is easier for us to view as screeners.

A 3. Movies of Pornographic Nature are prohibited from the festival. (Nudity is Accepted!) Language and freedom of speech is practiced as part of this festival so feel free to say what's on your mind.
That is why we're here.

B 1. Exhibition formats are accepted in DVD (non regional coding), Mini DV, DVCAM, BETACAM, DIGI BETA, HD, HDV TAPE (720p or 1080i) NTSC or PAL formats are accepted; Super 8mm, 16mm, and 35mm film formats. All Soundtrack work is accepted in Dolby Digital, DTS, Stereo, Mono, Surround
2.1, 5.1, 7.1,.

B 2. Selections for categories/programs will be based on terms created for each individual category. DIFF reserves the right to reject/decline any film(s)which we feel may be unsuitable for the film festival.

B 3. All submitted projects must be produced and completed no earlier than Jan 1st 2011. Materials may be submitted with a Production Package/Media Kit. A minimum of 3 production stills, or artwork is
suggested for submission with the film. Media Kits may include the following: tag line, synopsis, film description, film treatment, art and stills, press clippings(optional), cast list, crew list, and any
affiliations with other production/distribution companies.

B 4. When submitting by mail please forward all tape or reel materials to the following address or the submission will be revoked without refund of submission fees.

DIFF
9200 DUFFERIN ST.
PO BOX 20090 CARRVILLE PO
CONCORD, ON L4K-0C0
CANADA

B5. All company cheques, personal cheques and money orders are to be made payable to "DIFF". Cheques which are "not sufficient in funds" (NSF) will be revoked entry until owed amount is paid in full.

B6. Please note that "DIFF" does not return preview and/or exhibition copies of materials sent to either preview and showcase at the festival unless a $25 US fee is paid for through Withoutabox. Return Submissions must be no more than 1"inch H x 1" inch W x 1"inch L and can not
weight more than 1lbs.

All work submitted will not be returned unless the $50 return service charge is paid for!