29th Annual

Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival

September 16, 2017 to September 24, 2017

 
Category

Shorts

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Canadian Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
May 1, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
June 22, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
July 10, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 20, 2017
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 August 25, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 20 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2016

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
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
French

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP  

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
French
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is not a competition.
No prizes/awards entered for this category.

Category Rules

Each film submission will be pre-screened by Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival’s screening committee to determine which films will be screened during the Festival. Not all submissions will be programmed. The Festival presentation format is composite DCP (jpeg200mxf) only.

***If a person involved in the production has or currently resides in Northern Ontario, please include a brief description of their role within the production, and the location and length of their residency in Northern Ontario. If the film was shot in whole or in part in Northern Ontario, please provide information regarding the location and duration of the shoot.

***Cinéfest Sudbury has introduced The Northern Film Network (NFN), an online portal of films accessible to film buyers, programmers and NFN subscribers. Filmmakers submitting to Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival who also opt in to the NFN will have their film included in a searchable data base for approximately 1 year, and will be provided a membership to the NFN, which will enable them to upload film production and promotional materials, connect with other subscribers, and upload additional films.

SUBMISSION FORMATS: For programming consideration, Cinéfest Sudbury accepts DVD (Region 0 or 1). Submission material will be returned only if sender includes a self-addressed stamped envelope. DVD must be labelled with the title, running time, WAB entry number, format and return address.

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION:

1. Films are selected on the basis of achievement in form and content

2. Films must have been completed in 2016 or 2017.

3. Works that have been previously submitted, but not programmed, are permitted to re-submit.

4. For submission purposes, films may be works-in-progress.

Submissions that have been made available widely to the public over the; Internet (YouTube, iTunes, Vimeo, etc..), or television, or that have screened publicly within a 100 kilometre radius of the City of Greater Sudbury are not eligible. Filmmakers are encouraged to contact the Festival if they are unsure if this eligibility rule applied to them

5.. All films must be made available to screen by September 1st, 2016.

6. Films must be in original language with English subtitles (if necessary).

7. Available press materials must be shipped to Cinéfest Sudbury upon notification of selection.

6. Upon selection, the entrant grants permission for the use of all publicity materials (including preview discs) to be used for promotional purposes.

8. If the film was shot in part or in whole in Northern Ontario, or if a member of the cast and/or crew resides or is from Northern Ontario, please provide details relating to the location and duration of the shoot, or of the individuals connection to Northern Ontario and their role in the production.

SCHEDULING: Upon acceptance into the Festival, the scheduling of screening dates, times and locations is the sole responsibility of Cinéfest Sudbury.

PRINT LIABILITY: In the instance of a lost or damaged print, Cinéfest Sudbury will compensate only for the cost of striking a new print. Cinéfest Sudbury assumes responsibility for the print from the time of delivery to the time at which a print is rendered to a shipping agent.