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27-May-2015 12:48am PDT  

 

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

18 Annual: April 09, 2015 to April 12, 2015

  Documentary: Short Form

 
 

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, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


December 15, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 07-Mar-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes


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



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


Press Kit 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 of 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 2014 festival below. Awards are subject to change for Full Frame's 2015 festival. Films selected for our Invited Program category are screened outside of competition and are not eligible for the following awards.


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 Jury Award for Best Short
Sponsor: Drs. Andrew and Barbra Rothschild
Cash Award Value: 2,000 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


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 prize is awarded to a first-time documentary feature filmmaker as a way to foster the work of new directors, young and old. It recognizes the extraordinary care that Charles Guggenheim took with the filmmakers whom he mentored and counseled throughout the filmmaking process.
Sponsor: The 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
The President's 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. By inspiring advocacy, increasing awareness, and promoting equity and justice, the winning film will honor the legacy of Kathleen Bryan Edwards' passion and activism for human rights.
Sponsor: Julian Price Family Foundation, in memory of Melanie Taylor
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar


The Nicholas School Environmental Award
This award honors the film that best depicts the conflict 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 heritages that define us.
Sponsor: Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar


Category Rules
2015 APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

ENTRY FORM: Full Frame partners with the online submission service Withoutabox. Entries can 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 15 / $60.

These are SHIPPED BY DEADLINES. Entries postmarked after October 15 will be charged the Late Deadline Fee. Entries postmarked after December 15 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 or check via Withoutabox.

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.

ROUGH CUTS, PREMIERES, AND RESUBMISSIONS: Have further questions about submitting your film? We know it's complicated! Check out our website or shoot us an email at submissions@fullframefest.org.