4th Annual

SaMo Indie Fest

November 04, 2016 to November 06, 2016

 
Category

Animated Short

 

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 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Regular Deadline
May 31, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Late Deadline
June 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 31, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 15, 2016

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 50 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
HDCAM    
DCP    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Animated Short Film
The winning animated short film receives a trophy, and an official festival Laurel Wreath denoting winning status.

Honorable Mention
Official festival Laurel Wreath denoting selection status, plus selected clips featuring the title and key talent credits will be played during the festival

Category Rules

Animated short rules:
Animated shorts are films that are shorter than 50 minutes, may be from any genre and feature any type of frame by frame animation. In addition to the reasons below, we created the animated shorts category to draw a bright distinction between the craft of "traditional" filmmaking and the craft of animation. While there is a lot of crossover, we want to recognize the unique challenges in each medium.

Animated shorts are in a distinct category because, as the medium tends to be time and resource intensive, it has been our collective experience that these films, especially from true independents, tend to be shorts. If you DO happen to have an animated feature, we would still love to see it! However, once you are playing at that level, the more appropriate category will be narrative features.

If you've got it, send it! Experimental films, art house, dramas, horror, action films, thrillers, we simply love film at SaMo Indie. If it resonates with our staff, we'll program it! And, unlike most festivals out there, our screening team is entirely comprised of people who actually work in the film industry and have a combined total of over 40 years experience!

There are no wannabe film critics or senior citizen volunteer screeners here. When you submit to SaMo Indie, your film will be seen by people who live, breathe and actually work in film! As long as it's not illegal, we are interested in seeing your film!