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17-Apr-2014 8:19pm PDT  

 

SaMo Indie - The Santa Monica Independent Film Festival

2 Annual: September 18, 2014 to September 21, 2014

  Animated Short

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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
 
April 15, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Fee + Screener's Unedited Review 50.00 45.00


May 15, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Fee + Screener's Unedited Review 60.00 55.00


June 15, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Fee + Screener's Unedited Review 70.00 65.00


July 15, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Fee + Screener's Unedited Review 110.00 105.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 01-Sep-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 50 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2013


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    
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
DCP    
HDCAM    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


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


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best Animated Short Film
Trophy, plus 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!