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20-Apr-2014 9:02am PDT  

 

Southampton International Film Festival

3 Annual: October 16, 2014 to October 19, 2014

  Documentary

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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 United Kingdom Pound
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
March 14, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Student Fee 55.00 50.00


June 13, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Student Fee 65.00 60.00


August 1, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
Student Fee 70.00 65.00


August 15, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 90.00 80.00
Student Fee 85.00 75.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
01-Sep-2014


RUNTIME
Features: minimum 30 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 COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
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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    
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EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT 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 Documentary
Our Judges will choose the Documentary that they believe had the most impact from both the Shorts and Features.
Cash Award Value: 500 United Kingdom Pound
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best directing in a documentary Short


Best Editing in a Documentary Short


Best sound in a Documentary Short


Best of Fest Award
Cash Award Value: 500 United Kingdom Pound


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. 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 April 19, 2013. Regular deadline entries must be postmarked by May 31, 2013. Late deadline entries must be postmarked by June 30, 2013.

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.

Films selected for the International Feature, Docufest, New Directors, and After Dark Competitions are judged during the Festival. All other 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 30, 2013.

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 A1 Pictures ltd, or Paypal or through With Out a Box.