4th Annual

Sun & Sand Festival

October 09, 2015 to October 17, 2015


Feature Length


Deadlines & Entry Fees

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
Earlybird Deadline
March 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 10.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 10.00 *
Late Deadline
June 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 10.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
July 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Student Fee 20.00 10.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

Approximately August 31, 2015

Features: From 80 minutes to 180 minutes

No requirement for completed by date

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> 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.

Best Feature
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Important Things To Do and To Remember
1. You must label your .MOV/.MPG/.MPG3 with the WAB Submission Number, Film's title, Director's name, the Date of the cut, Total Run Time (TRT), Genre, Country of Origin and Acquisition Format. Please mail this in to the submission address on a CD or BluRay disk or hard drive.

Preferred file format: .mp4 (will accept .mpg or .mov as substitutes)
Preferred HD resolution: 1920x1080 (will accept 2048x1152 or 1280x720 as well)
Preferred SD resolution: 720x400 (will accept 720x480 or 720x576 as well)

2. Please include everything that is requested on the online submission form including ; a 35-word logline, 100 word synopsis, director's bio, cast and crew lists, and list of previous and planned screenings.
3. The person listed as your primary contact should be just that! The person Sun & Sand can reach out to at any time during the selection process and if entry is selected, the person Sun & San can contact before, during and after the festival. The contact person listed is the ONLY person Sun & Sand will communicate with period!
4. EACH WORK SUBMITTED MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A SEPARATE ENTRY FORM AND ENTRY FEE. Make sure you label your .MOV/.MPG/.MPG3 as instructed in #1 above.
5. Students submitting under Student Film category must be a full time student in a recognized educational institution. A copy of your Student ID must be submitted with your submission.
6. We are ONLY returning any .MOV/.MPG/.MPG3's or materials sent to Sun & Sand if a prepaid return mailer is provided. So be sure and keep copies.
7. We will send you a confirmation email when we received your .MOV/.MPG/.MPG3 and entry form. Give us a few days to get this email to you as we expect a large volume of entries.
8. We will send you a notice of your film status no later than AUGUST 31, 2015.
9. Do not contact us to learn of your film status. We will do our best to get the word out as soon as possible as to the acceptance or rejection of your submission.
10. Entry fee will NOT be returned.