2nd Annual

Hot Media International Film Festival

March 22, 2013 to March 24, 2013

 
Category

United States Competition Feature and Short Film

 

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
October 1, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 25.00
Student Fee 25.00 15.00
Regular Deadline
November 1, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 35.00
Student Fee 35.00 25.00
Late Deadline
December 1, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 45.00
Student Fee 40.00 30.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 1, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 55.00
Student Fee 50.00 35.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
March 1, 2013

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 2 minutes to 45 minutes
Features: From 45 minutes to 130 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2010

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
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
REGION 2    
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
REGION 2    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Trophy
Sponsor:MJD Productions, LLC
Value of Goods/Services: 4,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Competition Rules and Regulations


Screening Requirements
If your film/music video is selected for exhibition, please be advised that the Festival will require:

DVD

Please submit two (2) (NTSC) DVDs clearly labeled with entry number (if online), title, type, email address and contact name.

Shipping Information
Packaging Requirements: Ship your DVD in a bubble-pack envelope. Do not use a fiber pack. The festival is not responsible for damage to tapes incurred in shipping.

Cost & Labeling: All shipping costs to and from Virginia must be paid for by the sender.

We cannot confirm receipt of packages by telephone.

International Entries: All entries from outside the US should be sent via Air Mail, Fed Ex and UPS or by parcel post.

Return of Entries: Submission preview tapes WILL NOT be returned.

Eligibility Requirements
•Films must have been completed after February 2009.
•Submission DVD’s completed submission form, and submission fees must be postmarked by Early Deadline October 01, 2012, Regular Deadline October –November 02, 2012, late deadline December 01, 2012 and received no later than Extended Deadline January 01, 2013.
•World and US Premieres are not required.
•All films and videos in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for Festival presentation.
•Filmmakers must deliver final format (as indicated) for festival screening No exceptions will be permitted.
Festival Awards
All features, shorts and music videos are eligible for all awards and prizes will be given at the Gala and Award Ceremony.

Judging
All submitted entries are reviewed by festival organizers/panel judges and evaluated according to content, form, and technical aspects.

Panel members and the festival director will determine the finalist for screening at the festival. Entrants will be notified by email as to the status of the entry.

Filmmakers, curators, educators and critics will select festival awards recipients from the finalist screened during the festival.

Judges reserve the right not to select a winner in any given category.

ALL DECISION BY OUR JUDGES ARE FINAL

Any taxes as a result of prizes are the complete responsibility of the people/persons that submit the films.

To submit a film you must hold or share copyright of the film and its contents including music.

Terms and Conditions
By submitting your application, you grant The Hot Media International Film & Music Festival the right to utilize an excerpt from any film, music videos submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film herby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Hot Media International Film & Music Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and cost of the Court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

Festival Organizers
June Daguiso (Writer, Producer, Director, Actor, Founder & Film Selections Committee)