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27-Apr-2015 11:33am PDT  

 

Sun & Sand Festival

4 Annual: October 09, 2015 to October 17, 2015

  Documentary

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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
 
March 31, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 10.00 *


May 31, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 10.00 *


June 30, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 10.00 *


July 31, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Student Fee 20.00 10.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 31-Aug-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 5 minutes to 80 minutes
Features: From 80 minutes to 180 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date.


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution



4 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

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

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

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

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT 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 Documentary
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.