8th Annual

Twin Cities Film Fest

October 18, 2017 to October 28, 2017

 
Category

Minnesota Connected Features

 

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 17, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00
Late Deadline
July 17, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
August 7, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 11, 2017

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

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 & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place

Category Rules

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 2017 TCFF
+Films completed after January 1st, 2015 are eligible for consideration for the 2017 TCFF

+All feature length and short films will be considered regardless of their premiere status. However, TCFF prioritized films that have not had public screenings in the Twin Cities.

+Feature-length and short film submissions must not have been broadcast or televised, or be publicly available in their entirety online prior to their date of exhibition.

+Feature length and short films are eligible to enter in the Minnesota Connected Category if they are filmed in Minnesota, produced or directed by a native Minnesota (residency not required) or feature a native Minnesotan actor in a lead role.

+TCFF reserves the right to determine eligibility of any work submitted.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
The following submission requirements must be met before a submission can be considered.
1) Completed Submissions Form (online).

2) Submission Fee. Payment is accepted via Withoutabox/Film Freeway. Submissions fees are non-refundable.

3) Waivers will be granted on a case by case basis. Filmmakers should request a waiver prior to submission at info@twincitiesfilmfest.org.

4) Filmmakers may submit more than one project. Each project must be submitted separately.

5) Only online screeners are accepted. Filmmakers can submit via WAB or Film Freeway.
REQUIREMENTS FOR FEATURE AND SHORT FILMS SELECTED FOR EXHIBITION:
1) Feature Length Films:
+Must be available for exhibition in DCP or Blu-Ray format. (DCP preferred)
+Three additional screeners and/or a secure online viewing link must be provided for press requests.
+Exhibition copies must be delivered to the TCFF office by October 1st, 2017.

2) Short Films:
+Our preference is to have them submitted on a hard drive or thumb drive with these guidelines:
- Quicktime, AVI, or MXF file format
- Pro-Res, AVID, XD-CAM or h.264 (HQ) codecs. Uncompressed is also acceptable.
- Display size no smaller than 1920x1080 (please indicate if image is Scope - 2.39:1)
- Deliver files on portable hard drive or USB Flash drive.
- Keep all videos in project’s native frame rate (23.98, 24fps, 29.97, etc.) Avoid frame rate conversion.
- All Surround Sound submissions MUST have track IDs, either in a text document or written form.
+Downloadable links are also accepted using the above guidelines
+ The deadline for submitting exhibition copies for short films is September 15th, 2017.

3) General:
+An Electronic Press Kit with high-resolution production stills, trailers, official synopsis, filmmaker bios, promotional postcards and posters should be sent to the TCFF offices for marketing purposes.
+Exhibition Copy Shipment: The film must be shipped prepaid, insured, and properly packaged. TCFF does not assume liability for damage to exhibition materials due to improper packaging or other reasons. All films while in our possession will be insured against loss and damage while participating in the event. TCFF may provide return shipping. If requested, TCFF may ship the exhibition material to another festival. This is decided on a case-by-case basis.
+TCFF reserves the right to place accepted works in the appropriate program.
+TCFF reserves the right to remove a film from the festival program for any reason or for no reason and shall not be liable for any refund or claims of any kind arising out of such removal.
+Accepted films may be screened between 1-4 times, at the discretion of TCFF.
+Screenings will take place at the official festival venue, including, but not limited to: Showplace ICON Theatre or other screenings throughout the 2017-2018 season.
+The Festival reserves the right to use images from selected films for marketing purposes.


NOTIFICATIONS:
Submission notifications will be sent via email on or around September 11th, 2017.