15th Annual

Tallgrass Film Festival

October 18, 2017 to October 22, 2017

 
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
March 15, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
April 19, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
May 24, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 95.00
Student Fee 75.00 70.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 14, 2017
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 15, 2017

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 59 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after December 1, 2016

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
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  DCP
  HDCAM

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.

Tallgrass Stubbornly Independent 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.
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar

Tallgrass Narrative Feature Audience 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.
Cash Award Value: 2,500 U.S. Dollar

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.

Category Rules

-Films must have been completed after December 2016. Some exceptions will be considered for non-domestic releases.

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

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

-Films must be made for under $300,000 USD.

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

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

-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.

-All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for festival presentation.

-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.