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18-Apr-2014 6:52pm PDT  

 

MASCARA AND POPCORN FILM FESTIVAL

4 Annual: August 15, 2013 to August 18, 2013

  Short Film Competition

 

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
 
June 1, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *


June 15, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00


June 30, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00


August 1, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 25.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 02-Aug-2013


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 17 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2011


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution



2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
BLU-RAY
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
BLU-RAY
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

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 - Black&White Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Special Jury Award
Mascara and Popcorn’s "Best Short Film for 2013"
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar


CATEGORY RULES
We strive to support independent film, promote all types of thought-provoking dark art and human passions to the extreme: horror, experimental, post-apocalyptic, film noir, horror-comedy, gore, dark fiction, dark fantasy, dark animation, dark science-fiction and most dramas. Movies submitted to the MASCARA AND POPCORN FILM FESTIVAL must have horror elements to be considered for our program.

WELCOME TO MASCARA AND POPCORN'S INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Awards will be given to highest standards in:

Cinematography: remarkable filming and camera techniques, best use of frames, visual effects, filters, depth, lighting, camera movement, editing, sound, music.

Acting: credible and realistic delivery, drama, depth of characters confronted with extraordinary or extreme situations.

Screenplay: strength of storyline, remarkable dialogue, dark fiction, haunting and twisted psychological drama and/or horror.

Makeup and Special FX: body horror, gore, impressive use of prosthetics and makeup.

Animation: dark animation (including 2D, 3D, stop-motion, after effects, final cut, CGI), experimental music, animated nudity, subliminal images, bizarre and disturbing content.

Horror-comedy: dark humour, wacky horror, ludicrous scenes, homage to '50s monster movies, sharp comedic dialogue, over-the-top gore, satirical social commentary, quality and substance within a parody.


Additional awards will be given to the winners in the following categories:

MP’s “Weird and Wonderful (WW)”: creepy tales, horrible creatures, supernatural cosmic horror, dark science-fiction, paranormal, post-apocalyptic, dark fantasy, strange visual and sound effects, outstanding soundtrack.

MP’s “Extreme, Experimental, Exceptional (EEE)”: surreal gore, raw and unadulterated camera work, dark fantasy, body horror, avant-garde, unclassifiable, a study of human passions in extreme conditions.

MP’s "Audience Choice": film chosen by the audience having demonstrated extraordinary performance in two or more categories according to the public.

MP’S "Best Short Film": film chosen by the jury having been nominated in more than one category and demonstrating extraordinary performance in two or more categories.

Three nominees will be chosen in every category.

A prize will be awarded to the winner of each category.

A $1,000.00 grand prize will be awarded to the MASCARA AND POPCORN’S BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FOR 2013 by the jury.


GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTING A FILM.

** Foreign language films MUST be dubbed or subtitled in English or the film will not be accepted.

** Please ensure that all screeners are complete and work correctly before submitting.

**All films must be clearly labeled on the DVD.

** Include Title of Film, Run Time, and contact Email on DVD Screener.

** We require all entrants to submit films in a paper DVD Sleeve. When packaging, protect the DVD in a padded envelope.

**We do not accept works in progress unless if you can give the festival an exclusive world premiere.

**Do NOT send us physical press kits, posters, or marketing material with your entry. Digital versions of press kits and promo material are not necessary but accepted. We'll ask you to provide us promotional material once your entry's been selected for the competition.

**All entries selected grant the festival the right to use audio, video, and still images for promotional materials. The festival will request artwork or promotional material for use on the website once the film is accepted to screen.

TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM

1) Go to the submission section of www.mpfestival4.com MASCARA AND POPCORN prefers online entries submitted via WITHOUTABOX, which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world. Withoutabox’s internet-only submission platform features online applications via one master entry form, online fee payments, press kits, an economical, eco-friendly, and secure alternative to traditional hard-copy DVD submissions. Fill out one master entry form and take advantage of quick entry, extended deadlines, and powerful submission management tools. There’s no extra cost to you, and by submitting, you’ll join Withoutabox’s global filmmaker community and stay in the loop about international exhibition opportunities.

2) FOR DVD SCREENERS:
Send 2 labeled DVD screeners (in bubble wrap package). Cost of shipping is the responsibility of the entrant. Screener and exhibition copies (if the two are not the same) must be sent to the festival prepaid. The festival cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. DVDs will NOT be returned. Please protect your DVD and label it with your name and address, your email address, and the film’s title and running time and your WITHOUTABOX TRACKING NUMBER appearing on your entry form. Mail your entry to:

F.Touliatos
c/o.: MASCARA AND POPCORN
12130 Cousineau
Montreal QUEBEC
H4K 1P5
CANADA

3) FOR DIGITAL SCREENERS:
submit your film digitally, .MOV / .MP4 / .MPEG / .AVI or any digital video format that is easy to work with to info@mpfestival4.com along with your name and address, your email address, and the film’s title and running time and your WITHOUTABOX TRACKING NUMBER appearing on your entry form.