Southampton International Film Festival

3 Annual October 15, 2015 to October 18, 2015

 
Category

Feature Film

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in United Kingdom Pound
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
March 14, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Student Fee 60.00 55.00
Regular Deadline
June 13, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
Student Fee 70.00 65.00
Late Deadline
August 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
Student Fee 75.00 70.00
WAB Extended Deadline
August 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 90.00 80.00
Student Fee 85.00 75.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
August 21, 2015

RUNTIME
Features: From 40 minutes to 130 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 2    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 2    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 2    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 2    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Color Print
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best of Fest Award
Our Audience Will choose the film that they enjoyed the most from both the feature and shorts
Cash Award Value: 500 United Kingdom Pound
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Feature Film
Cash Award Value: 100 United Kingdom Pound

Best Director

Best Male Performer

Best female Performer

Best Cinematography

Best Costume

Best Make Up

New Talent
Cash Award Value: 200 United Kingdom Pound

Best Soundtrack

Category Rules

A) Guidelines

Films that have been aired on UK television prior to the Festival, are available for purchase on DVD or on VOD in Europe, or are available for continuous online viewing in their entirety are NOT eligible.
Films previously submitted to the Southampton International Film Festival are NOT eligible.
Films must be submitted on DVD or Blu-Ray. Do not send film prints, master tapes, or other originals.
Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.
Entrant will allow usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live Festival events.
All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles are not eligible.
Works in Progress: While entrants are permitted to submit films that are not fully complete (i.e., without final color correction and sound mixing), please note that the programming committee will only consider the version submitted; subsequent cuts or replacement copies will only be accepted at the request of the programming committee.
Only complete entries (including entry form, payment, and preview DVD screener) will be processed.
Please submit a typed or clearly printed entry form or a copy of the online form receipt along with the submission. The Southampton International Film Festival is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry form is incorrect or illegible.
Students must include proof of student status at the time of production (i.e., copy of student ID, transcript, etc.).

B) Deadlines

Entries eligible for early bird rates must be postmarked by 14th March, 2015. Regular deadline entries must be postmarked by 13th June, 2015. Late deadline entries must be postmarked by 1st August, 2015.

C) Shipping

The cost of shipping an entry to the Festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted.

All international entries must be sent to the Festival office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Fees charged to the Southampton International Film Festival will be refused. Be sure to include the proper customs documentation required by your shipping service.

D) Judging & Selection

Feature, Documentary, Short and Animation Films are selected for Festival presentation by the Southampton International Film Festival Programming Committee. If a film is selected for screening, the Festival office will contact the entrant by phone or email.

All competitive film categories, including the Southampton Award and Short Film Competition are judged before the Festival.

All entrants will be notified on or before August 21, 2015.

For publication purposes, entries selected will be required to supply three high resolution stills from the film and at least one high resolution photograph of the film's director. The Festival also requests publicity materials and a video trailer (if available). Publicity and press materials will not be returned.

E) Entry Fees

Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable. Fees cover registration, notification that your entry has been received, and notification of results. These fees may be paid by check or money order, made payable to Capture Events ltd, or Paypal or through With Out a Box.