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20-Apr-2014 1:29am PDT  

 

SaMo Indie - The Santa Monica Independent Film Festival

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

  Documentaries

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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 40.00 35.00
Fee + Screener's Unedited Review 60.00 55.00


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


June 15, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Fee + Screener's Unedited Review 80.00 75.00


July 15, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Fee + Screener's Unedited Review 120.00 115.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 01-Sep-2014


RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted


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 Documentary
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
Documentary rules:
Documentaries may be of any length. We do not draw a distinction on run times in this category, largely due to the nature of the medium. Film and television has some pretty well established notions regarding run time and are more easily catelogued that way. We've seen some amazing docs through the years and it is easily one of the hardest categories to program. We here at SaMo Indie want to foster and encourage filmmakers of all stripes to let us see their work.

A documentary could be as short as a public service announcement, or as large as a mini-series. We're interested in it all! We especially love docs because they are so unique in their ability to shed light on important subjects, while entertaining us.

If you've got it, send it! Human interest piece on the Sudan? Or, a wacky take on chewing tobacco, we simply love docs 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!