14th Annual

Tallgrass Film Festival

October 12, 2016 to October 16, 2016

 
Category

Stubbornly Independent

 

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
April 13, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 30.00 25.00
Regular Deadline
May 25, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
June 22, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 95.00
Student Fee 75.00 70.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 6, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 125.00 120.00
Student Fee 100.00 95.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 14, 2016

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 59 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from USA

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Wichita

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

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
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .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.

Tallgrass Stubbornly Independent Gala Award
The Stubbornly Independent Gala award winner is granted to the domestic narrative fiction feature film accepted as an “in competition” screening in the Stubbornly Independent category. The winner is selected by the Festival Programming Committee and selected jurors. The winner receives $5,000 cash award, a Gala screening and additional prizes.
Sponsor:Vimeo
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar

Tallgrass Narrative Feature Award
The Audience Award Winning Fiction Feature Film award is granted to the narrative, animation or experimental feature film (foreign or domestic) accepted as an “in competition” screening in the festival that receives the highest score by the audience.
Sponsor:Vimeo
Cash Award Value: 2,500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Tallgrass Golden Strands Narrative Feature Award
The Golden Strands Fiction Feature Film award is granted to the narrative, animation or experimental feature film (foreign or domestic) accepted as an “in competition” screening in the festival that is selected by the Festival Programming Directors.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

-Films must have been completed after January 1, 2015.

-Films must be Domestic, Narrative (Fiction) Features only.

-Films must be made for under $750,000 USD.

-Films must not have traditional theatrical distribution at the time of festival screening.

-One filmmaker must be able to attend the festival (travel and lodging provided).

-2 submission preview copies of the film are required if you are submitting on disc media (DVD).

-Online screeners from alternate secure sources are preferred. Include screener link and password in your cover letter.

-Press kit is optional - electronic only, please

-A Wichita premiere is required. World and US Premieres are not required, however premieres (especially Kansas premieres) are preferred and premiere status may be one of the factors considered when determining a film's inclusion in the festival.

-The festival will consider work-in-progress, films with temporary soundtracks, digital outputs, and work that did not originate on film. Filmmakers must deliver final format (as indicated) for festival screening. No exceptions will be permitted.