28th Annual

New Orleans Film Festival

October 11, 2017 to October 19, 2017

 
Category

Documentary Feature

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
January 19, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 45.00 40.00
Regular Deadline
March 24, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Student Fee 55.00 50.00
Late Deadline
May 5, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Student Fee 70.00 65.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 16, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
Student Fee 80.00 75.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 1, 2017

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after October 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Documentary Feature
Jury prizes over the past several years have included a $10,000 camera rental package from Panavision in 2014; and, in 2015, a $500 cash prize and a consultation with the executive director of the International Documentary Association. Recent jurors in this category have included Oscar-winning director Tia Lessin, Indiewire founder Eugene Hernandez, ITVS programming manager N'Jeri Eaton, filmmaker David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi), programmer Basil Tsiokos, and Women Make Movies director Debbie Zimmerman. Recent jury winners include Hotel Nueva Isla (dir. Shamira Raphaela) in 2015; When the Bell Rings (dir. Brad Bores) in 2014; Purgatorio (dir. Rodrigo Reyes) in 2013; Ultimate Christian Wrestling (dir. Tara Autovino & Jae-Ho Chang) in 2012; and Marathon Boy (dir. Gemma Atwal) in 2011.
Sponsor:TBA
Value of Goods/Services: 10,000 U.S. Dollar

Audience Choice Award
All documentary features compete for an Audience Award, based on ballots submitted by audience members. Previous award winners include Harry & Snowman, Out in the Night, A Will for the Woods, Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek, and Mr. Cao Goes to Washington.

Category Rules

Prior Screenings:
- Entries may not have been publicly screened in the greater New Orleans area prior to the festival.

Exhibition Copies:
- If accepted, the final screening copy of your film must be in our office no later than September 5, 2017.

Updated Submissions:
- We are happy to review updated versions of your submission if time permits. However, there is no guarantee that our selection committee will view your updated version.

Competition:
- All competitive slots are filled by films that officially submit. No films are invited to submit for competition screenings.