Heartland Film Festival

24 Annual October 16, 2015 to October 25, 2015

 
Category

High School Film Competition

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

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
Earlybird Deadline
April 3, 2015
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 10.00 *
Late Deadline
May 22, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
May 29, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 15.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 30, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 10 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after June 1, 2014

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

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

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Grand Prize Winner
One film will be selected as the Grand Prize winner of the High School Film Competition. The winner and a guardian will receive expenses-paid trips to Indianapolis. The winner will receive two All-Access Fest Passes for the Festival. The winner will receive a cash award of $3,000.
Cash Award Value: 3,000 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

IMPORTANT! If a film is selected to screen at the Festival, high quality video files must be available. Do not delete the original files of the film. All films chosen to be exhibited must have a resolution of 1080 (p or i) and be either completely uncompressed or Apple ProRes.

High School filmmakers must comply with the following submission rules to be considered for an award:
• The submitting filmmaker must be either the producer or director of the film.
• The submitting filmmaker must have an adult sponsor affiliated with a school, home school or a community
organization.
• The submitting filmmaker and sponsor must complete and digitally sign the official online entry form.
• Payment of the non-refundable entry fee must accompany the submission.
• If submitting on DVD, the film must be submitted on NTSC DVD (Region 1).
• Multiple submissions from a filmmaker must be provided as individual submissions. A compilation DVD is
not acceptable.
• DVD entries should be shipped to:
Heartland High School Film Competition,
1043 Virginia Avenue, Suite 2
Indianapolis, IN 46203 USA

Heartland recommends shipping screeners in either a box or bubble‐packed envelope to ensure safe delivery.

Please check all DVDs before shipping to ensure that they will work on the average player.

Filmmakers may submit their film using a link to an online video host (Vimeo, YouTube, etc.). If the video is password protected, the password must be provided in the WAB cover letter. You may also email submissions@heartlandfilm.org with your WAB Tracking Number, Vimeo link and password.

Filmmakers from outside of the United States must be advised that per U.S. tax code and tax treaties, Heartland Film Festival will withhold U.S. taxes from monetary prizes when applicable, totaling as much as 30 percent of the cash award, regardless of recipients' citizenship. Taxes withheld will be deposited with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. Heartland Film Festival cannot assist filmmakers in filing for those funds from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.