27th Annual

Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival

May 25, 2017 to June 04, 2017

 
Category

Feature Narrative

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Canadian Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
December 16, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
February 3, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
February 17, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
WAB Extended Deadline
February 24, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately April 15, 2017

RUNTIME
Features: From 61 minutes to 160 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Toronto

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DigiBeta    
HDCAM    
DCP    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Audience Choice Award
Inside Out presents this $2500 award to the audience's favourite feature-length narrative film.
Sponsor:Suzy Zucker
Cash Award Value: 2,500 Canadian Dollar

Best Canadian Feature
This $2000 cash award is presented to an established Canadian artist for their feature-length narrative or documentary film.
Sponsor:Entertainment Partners/Canada Film Capital
Cash Award Value: 2,000 Canadian Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Bill Sherwood Award
This $2500 cash award is an international prize presented to a first-time director.
Sponsor:Bill Ostrander
Cash Award Value: 2,500 Canadian Dollar

Category Rules

1. Only secure online screeners will be accepted for preview. If you wish to submit in any other format, please email submissions@insideout.ca for approval.

2. If permission given to submit DVDs must be labeled with the title, running time and contact information (including name, address, phone number and email).

3. Works submitted in languages other than English must be subtitled.

4. Works-in-progress and rough cuts can be submitted only if a completed exhibition copy will be available for final approval by March 10, 2017.

5. Inside Out reserves the right to excerpt programmed works (up to 3 minutes) along with photographic stills for promotional and marketing purposes.

6. All submissions must be received by either December 16, 2016 or February 3, 2017 (If you need an extension you must contact submissions@insideout.ca. You will be notified of programming decisions in April)

7. With prior approval, preview DVDs will be added to the Inside Out archives. All other DVDs will be destroyed.

8. If you are sending work from outside Canada, please indicate on the outside of the package, for festival preview only, no commercial value or you may be required to pay customs duties. Declare less than $20 value on the package (Inside Out will be charged customs fees which we will not pay).

9. If using a courier, never send work to Canada by UPS (United Parcel Service), as they charge large customs fees, which the festival will not pay, and your package will be returned.

10. Preferred screening formats at the Festival are DCP, Quicktime.

11. When submitting your film, please include in your cover letter whether it is considered Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, or a combination thereof.