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20-Apr-2014 4:33pm PDT  

 

Frameline: The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival

38 Annual: June 19, 2014 to June 29, 2014

  Shorts

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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

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

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
 
December 10, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 10.00 *
Student Fee 10.00 *


January 21, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 15.00 *
Youth (18 or under) 0.00 *


February 14, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 15.00 *
Youth (18 or under) 0.00 *


February 27, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Student Fee 15.00 *
Youth (18 or under) 0.00 *



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 30-Apr-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 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


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
REGION 2  
REGION 3  
REGION 4  
REGION 5  
REGION 6  

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DigiBeta  
HDCAM    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP  
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Black&White Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Color Print
> Photo of the Director - Black&White Print
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Press Clippings


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Audience Award for Best Short Film
A $500 cash award for the best short film as chosen by the audience.
Sponsor:AT&T
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar


CATEGORY RULES
The San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival accepts films of any length and genre by, about and of interest to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

ENTRY FORM
Please completely fill out and sign the Entry Form. A separate Entry Form is required for each film being submitted. To download additional forms please visit www.frameline.org/submit-your-film. We accept online submissions through Withoutabox.com.

PREVIEW FORMAT
Preview submissions must be submitted on DVD or through a secure online link via Withoutabox.com. DVDs should be labeled clearly with the film’s title, running time, directorʼs name and contact phone/email. Please test all DVDs on several makes andmodels of DVD players prior to submitting. Online submissions are handled solely through Withoutabox.com via a secure online link of your film (uploaded films must be in their entirety; trailers will not be considered).

RETURNING PREVIEW DVDs
Due to the high number of entries, we can no longer return preview DVDs. If selected, Frameline will retain the preview DVD for the Frameline Archives.

ELIGIBLE EXHIBITION FORMATS
Acceptable formats for exhibition in the Festival include: 35mm, Beta SP, Digibeta (NTSC or PAL), HDCAM (No SR Tapes) and Blu-Ray (NTSC, Region 0 or 1). We do NOT accept DVD as an exhibition formats. All non-English language entries must have English subtitles.

ROUGH CUTS & WORKS-IN-PROGRESS
Rough cuts and works-in-progress are eligible for submission only if completed by May 12, 2014.

NOTIFICATION
All Withoutabox submissions will be marked "In Consideration" once payment, entry forms, and a DVD or online link of the film have all been received. If you would like hardcopy notification of receipt of your entry, please include a self addressed stamped postcard with your DVD entry. Entrants will be notified of festival selections by the end of April 2014.

PRESS MATERIALS
Please send high quality digital images from your film (minimum 300dpi in a tiff or jpeg format for MAC only) either on CD-ROM, emailed to programming@frameline.org or uploaded to the film’s corresponding Withoutabox profile. Please also send along Electronic Press Kits or any other publicity materials you may have (if available). High quality stills make a significant difference in press coverage for accepted films. Please do not send original photos or artwork.

SHIPPING
Exhibition copies must be sent to the festival prepaid. The Festival will pay for return or forward shipping. The Festival cannot accept nor assume responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. In case of loss or damage during the Festival, the responsibility of the Festival is limited to the costs for repair or replacement of the print.

AWARD ELIGIBILITY
To be eligible for a juried cash award a film cannot have screened or been broadcast on television in the San Francisco Bay Area prior to the Festival. All films selected are eligible for the Audience Awards.

PROGRAM SELECTION
All entries will be reviewed by the Festival Committee who will also determine a short list of nominees for the Festival juried awards. Once a film is submitted for entry, it may not be withdrawn.

RENTAL FEES
The Festival does not pay rental fees; instead we choose to invest our resources in producing the best possible showcase for your work and promoting your work as widely as possible.