7th Annual

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

April 26, 2018 to April 29, 2018

 
Category

Best US or International 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
October 23, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Regular Deadline
December 18, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Late Deadline
January 8, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 80.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 18, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 125.00 120.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately March 1, 2018

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 50 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2016

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
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 1    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .WMV (Windows Media)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best of Fest Award
All genres will be considered. Winner will be announced on Awards night. No nominees are listed. Winner is chosen by our jury during the festival.
Cash Award Value: 10,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
CASH PRIZE $3000 Hand crafted metal/steel award
Cash Award Value: 3,000 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 5,000 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

All Documentary Features must have been completed after January 1, 2016 and must be 50 minutes or longer.

Preferred method of submission: ONLINE SCREENER. However, a DVD OR THUMB DRIVE can be sent to the JDIFF office.

One filmmaker from each of the Final Three (3) Nominees will receive a free trip to Dubuque, Iowa for the Festival, which includes Travel and accommodations. *Flights are reimbursed or booked up to $500.00. NOMINEES MUST BE PRESENT FOR THE AWARDS NIGHT ON SATURDAY. NOMINEE MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN PRIZE. IF NOT PRESENT, PRIZE WILL GO TO RUNNER UP.

One representative from each of the Final Three (3) Nominees MUST BE PRESENT to win.

Dates and guidelines subject to change without prior notice.

OTHER:
1) All decisions of programmers and jurors are final. All entries will be viewed and given equal consideration.
2) NO ENTRIES AND OR FINAL SELECTIONS WILL BE RETURNED.
3) All submitted materials must include the Withoutabox tracking number and additional information as listed in the General Rules.
4). Press Kit materials as listed above will be sent only upon notification of Officially Selected. The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival assumes NO RESPONSIBILITY of marketing and promotion if proper press kit materials are not sent after notification as deemed in the General Rules. It is the sole responsibility of the Filmmaker to send all materials listed.
5) Notification date is on or around March 15, 2018.
6). If selected as an Official Selection, projects are to be uploaded to the designated JDIFF FTP site. One (1) screening copy must be sent on a DVD/Bluray and/or thumb-drive (thumb-drive preferred).
7) JDIFF reserves the right to select films from the entire pool of submissions.
8) There are no restrictions on premiere or distribution status, but films may not have been completed prior to January 1, 2016.
10) JDIFF does consider works in progress.
11) All entered films grant the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival a non exclusive limited use agreement to use selected portions of films chosen for competition, and or use film promotional materials to promote the festival including the rights to utilize any excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at JDIFF for promotional purposes and/or on JDIFF's website. Filmmakers fully retain all rights, title and interest in their films and all intellectual Property.
12) JDIFF does not accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials. Please do not send us any original copies, master copies, the only copy you have, etc.
13). By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you certify that you hold all necessary rights for the submission of this film and have read the regulations.
14). Dates and guidelines subject to change without prior notice.
15). *Flights for nominees are reimbursed or booked up to $500.00. International flights are reimbursed or booked up to $650.00.
16). Nominees must be in attendance to receive prize. If you are not able to attend, you will be disqualified. Except for Best of the Fest. This category is chosen and announced at the festival.

Thank you and happy submitting!