11th Annual

The European Independent Film Festival

April 08, 2016 to April 10, 2016

 
Category

European Comedy Film

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

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

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
November 22, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Regular Deadline
December 20, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Late Deadline
January 10, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 17, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
February 17, 2016

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after May 1, 2014

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
French
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  DCP
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
French
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required with the entry form, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Sponsor:Sponsors to be announced
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Films should be independent in spirit and original in perspective. This category is open to all European comedies made with less than 50% participation by a major studio or television broadcaster. Films may be submitted in any language, however must have subtitles in English except if the film is in English it must have French subtitles. Appropriate subtitles are required to ensure accurate judging abilities. A synopsis of no more than 180 characters, in English and French, a screenshot from the film and a short director's biography also in English and French are required upon submission.

Being able to use parts of the film or having a trailer/preview of the film would be helpful for promotional purposes within the festival and our events leading up to it.

Previous winners include 'De Smet' (Belgium/Netherlands), ‘Great’ (Germany), ‘Island Queen’ (UK).

“It was a huge honour winning the best comedy award, especially given the quality of the other films in my category, and all the more special as I was fortunate enough to have been able to spend the whole weekend in Paris with the other filmmakers and all the lovely staff who do such a great job there. It's also been a huge boost for me professionally and I’m working hard with the writer on our first feature off the back of the win.”
- Ben Mallaby, Director of ‘Island Queen’, winner of ÉCU 2013, nomination for 2013 BAFTA Awards