6th Annual

Flathead Lake International Cinemafest

January 26, 2018 to January 28, 2018


FLIC Junior


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
August 31, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 10.00 *
Regular Deadline
October 15, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Late Deadline
October 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
November 5, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *

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

Category Details

Approximately December 15, 2017

Shorts: From 1 minutes to 30 minutes
Features: From 30 minutes to 130 minutes

No requirement for completed by date

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
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Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

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REGION 1    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> Statement by the Director

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

FLIC Junior Award
Each year, the best FLIC Junior film entry is acknowledged with an award trophy. FLIC Junior Honorable Mention awards are also given.

Category Rules

Fifth Annual Flathead Lake International Cinemafest (FLIC) January 26 – 28, 2018

• Programs may be up to 120 minutes in length. We don’t discriminate: shorts, features, documentaries, animation, film, and video—all are welcome submissions.

• Submissions are preferred as digital files, and may be submitted via web in HD formats. Typically, films are projected in 720P or 1080P.. FLIC prefers files for feature length films be kept to under 50GB. There are compression codecs that permit quality film presentation in limited file sizes. Visit Vimeo.com for compression suggestions and guidelines.

• DVD submissions are also accepted. (2) copies, DVD format only (NTSC); please make sure your DVD works on a stand-alone player. DVDs may NOT be copy protected, because we rip DVD content to create digital files for VLP projection from a hard drive-based platform.

• Print your name or the name of the production company (if applicable), movie title, program length, date of
production and phone number on your DVD or with permanent marker to identify; do not put a paper label on
your DVD.

• Applicants must submit three (3) stills/screenshots from their film to be included in promotional material and the printed screening program. FLiC reserves the right to choose from among photos submitted for larger release, or if none are suitable, to find our choice of screenshot to promote the film in our marketing and print products.

• Applicants are encouraged to send any film promotional materials (i.e. posters, flyers, publicity stills).
• Complete the entry form.
• DVDs will not be returned.
• Non-refundable entry fees:
$35 for films greater than 30 minutes in length. $15 for students. ($45/$20 for late entries.)

All submission fees go to the Polson Community Development Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization #81-0385298. If paying by check please make checks payable to FLIC and send to:

Flathead Lake International Cinemafest
PO Box 5
Polson, MT 59860

• There is no compensation for the showing of your film.

• You have the choice as to whether your film is shown in or out of competition. To clarify, if you prefer your official selection film screen without being judged or awarded, you may elect to do so. By default, selected films are adjudicated and eligible for awards.

• Only G, PG, and PG-13 approximate-rating films will be reviewed for consideration. Occasional exceptions are made on a film-by-film basis at the judges' discretion.

• FLIC is a celebration of the cinema arts, and, as such, reserves the right to not feature films which in the opinion of the judges are not suitable for all age groups, or are abrasively controversial and/or divisive. The judging panel will include representatives of the performing arts, filmmaking, and business communities. All judging is confidential; all decisions are final.

• Applicant must have rightful ownership or permission to all submitted content including music.

• IMPORTANT NOTE: Because it takes a lot of time and effort to schedule, publish programs, otherwise publicize, and deal with all the other logistics of a mounting a film festival, upon notification that your film is an official FLiC selection, you will have seven days to notify FLiC if you wish to pull your film from the festival. If FLIC has not heard from you within seven days of your official selection notification, your film will be shown in the festival and you will not be permitted to remove it from the screening schedule. If you have any doubts about your ability to follow through and participate, please be advised of this policy. Thank you for your understanding.

• Applicant must have rightful ownership or permission to all submitted content including music.
(See attached legal submission guidelines).

• Send entries to:

Flathead Lake International Cinemafest
PO Box 5
Polson, MT 59860

Awards: Best of numerous categories, honorable mentions, and people’s choice awards are presented at Sunday's FLIC Awards Show. Award winners are showcased on the FLIC website and Facebook page. Screened films receive recognition through the screening schedule and encore screenings the week following the festival. All official selection films will receive a digital FLIC laurels file.