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23-Apr-2014 10:53pm PDT  

 

The Daring Independent Film Festival

6 Annual: December 26, 2013 to December 29, 2013

  DIFF HOT TOPIC SHOWCASE

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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 Canadian Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
September 1, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 35.00
Student Fee 40.00 30.00


October 1, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 45.00
Student Fee 50.00 40.00


November 10, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 60.00
Student Fee 65.00 55.00


December 1, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 90.00 85.00
Student Fee 80.00 70.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 10-Dec-2013


RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2009


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


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

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
Hebrew
English
OTHER


PRESSKIT 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 HOT TOPIC AWARD 2013
White Night Studios distribution deal. 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 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
Weigh more than 1lbs.

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