5th Annual

Sun & Sand Festival

June 09, 2016 to June 12, 2016

 
Category

Shorts

 

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
January 31, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Student Fee 10.00 *
Regular Deadline
February 28, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 10.00 *
Late Deadline
March 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 10.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
March 31, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 20.00 0.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately May 20, 2016

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 5 minutes to 80 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 & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
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
> 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 Short
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Important Things To Do and To Remember
1. You must label your .MOV/.MP4 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 Submission Format. Please mail this in to the submission address on a flash drive or hard drive.
Preferred file format: .MP4
(Will accept .MOV as substitutes)
Preferred HD resolution: 1920x1080 (will accept 2048x1152 or 1280x720 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/.MP4 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/.MP4'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/.MP4 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 MAY 20, 2016.
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.