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18-Apr-2014 4:42pm PDT  

 

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

17 Annual: April 03, 2014 to April 06, 2014

  Documentary: Feature Length

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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
 
October 15, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


December 6, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 01-Mar-2014


RUNTIME
Features: From 41 minutes to 180 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution



3 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DigiBeta    
HDCAM    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
Do not submit a press kit.


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


FULL FRAME AWARDS
Along with offering nearly $50,000 in cash prizes, Full Frame collaborates with Duke University to archive the festival's award-winning films. Each award-winning filmmaker will have the opportunity to preserve an exhibition copy of his or her film in the Full Frame Archive in the Archive of Documentary Arts in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Duke University. Please find the complete list of awards from the 2013 festival below.
Sponsor:Full Frame


The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award
Sponsor:The Reva and David Logan Foundation
Cash Award Value: 10,000 U.S. Dollar


Full Frame Audience Award Feature
The Audience Award is determined by counting audience ballots filled out during the festival.
Sponsor:Merge Records
Cash Award Value: 3,000 U.S. Dollar


Full Frame Audience Award Short
The Audience Award is determined by counting audience ballots filled out during the festival.
Sponsor:Vimeo
Cash Award Value: 2,500 U.S. Dollar


Full Frame Jury Award for Best Short
Sponsor:Drs. Andrew and Barbara Rothschild
Cash Award Value: 2,000 U.S. Dollar


Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award
The CDS Filmmaker Award recognizes documentary films that combine originality and creativity with firsthand experience in examining central issues of contemporary life and culture. In keeping with the Center's mission, the award was created to honor and support documentary artists whose works are potential catalysts for education and change.
Sponsor:Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
Cash Award Value: 7,500 U.S. Dollar


The Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award
This annual prize is awarded to a first-time documentary feature filmmaker as a way to foster the work of new directors, young and old.
Sponsor:Charles E. Guggenheim Family
Cash Award Value: 2,000 U.S. Dollar


Full Frame Inspiration Award
This award is presented to a film that best exemplifies the value and relevance of world religions and spirituality.
Sponsor:Hartley Film Foundation
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar


Full Frame President's Award
This award recognizes up-and-coming filmmakers. The prize is awarded to the best student film.
Sponsor:Duke University
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar


The Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights
This award is presented to a film that addresses a significant human rights issue in the United States.
Sponsor:Julian Price Family Foundation
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar


The Nicholas School Environmental Award
This award honors the film that best depicts the conflicts between our drive to improve living standards through development and modernization and the imperative to preserve both the natural environment that sustains us and the cultural heritage that defines us.
Sponsor:The Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
2014 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES & APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

I. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

DATE OF COMPLETION: Films completed after January 1, 2012 are eligible for Full Frame 2014.

LENGTH: Shorts (1 - 40 minutes) and Features (41 - 180 minutes).

LANGUAGE: DVD preview screeners and exhibition prints must either be in English or have English subtitles.

RIGHTS & CLEARANCES: Full Frame expects all filmmakers to secure music and talent rights to their films for festival exhibition. It is the sole responsibility of the entity submitting the project to secure permission from the copyright holder of the material in question. Full Frame will not be held responsible for any inclusion of uncleared copyrighted materials. In order to submit, you must agree to the Terms of Entry listed at the end of the online application.

PREMIERE REQUIREMENT: Full Frame does not have specific premiere requirements. However, the festival does take previous screenings and broadcasts into consideration when making its official selections, especially when films have already screened in North Carolina.

ROUGH CUTS: Full Frame encourages filmmakers to submit final versions of their films whenever possible. If you submit a rough cut, we CANNOT guarantee that the programmers will be able to review an updated cut. If you are thinking about submitting a rough cut, please contact us to discuss your options: submissions@fullframefest.org.

WORKS-IN-PROGRESS: Full Frame does not exhibit works-in-progress at the festival. Films must be completed by mid-March in order to be screened.

EXHIBITION FORMATS: Full Frame will only screen the following exhibition formats at the festival: 35mm, BetaSP, Digibeta or HDCAM.

FESTIVAL NOTIFICATION: Notification will be sent by email to the Primary Contact listed on the entry form no later than March 1, 2014. You are responsible for updating Full Frame directly regarding any change to the Primary Contact information and ensuring that emails from submissions@fullframefest.org are not blocked by spam filters.

II. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

ENTRY FORM: Full Frame partners with the online submission service Withoutabox. All entries must be submitted via www.withoutabox.com.

ENTRY FEE & DEADLINES: Submission fees are the same for Shorts and Features.
REGULAR DEADLINE / August 15 - October 15 / $40.
LATE DEADLINE / October 16 – December 6 / $60.

These are SHIPPED BY DEADLINES. Entries postmarked after October 15 will be charged the Late Deadline Fee. Entries postmarked after December 6 may not be considered. FEES are non-refundable.

SUBMISSION FORMAT: Full Frame requires THREE (3) DVD preview screeners in the NTSC (Region 1 or 0) or PAL format. Please include the film title, running time, tracking number, and format (NTSC or PAL) on each disc. If available, paper sleeves are preferred.

PAYMENT: Submission fees can be paid by credit card via Withoutabox or by check. If paying by check, please be sure to include your tracking number on the check.

RETURNS: If you would like your preview screeners returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope with your submission materials. Otherwise, DVD screeners will not be returned.