7th Annual

Twin Cities Film Fest

October 26, 2016 to November 05, 2016

 
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
May 6, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 0.00
Regular Deadline
July 8, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Late Deadline
August 5, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
WAB Extended Deadline
August 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 1, 2016

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2014

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
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

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

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place

Category Rules

2016 TCFF GENERAL RULES
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 2016 TCFF
+Films completed after January 1st, 2014 are eligible for consideration for the 2016 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 prior to the festival..

+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 or via money order or personal made out to TCFF. Submissions fees are non-refundable.

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

4) Online screeners through WAB are preferred.

5) Hard copy DVD/Blu-Ray submissions must be shipped, prepaid, and postmarked by the applicable deadline; submitted in paper sleeves (no jewel or plastic cases); and marked in permanent ink with the following information: Title, Tracking Number, Run Time.

6) Hard copy DVD/Blu-Ray submissions should be sent to: TCFF, Attn: Submissions, 1621 West End Blvd., St. Louis Park, Mn 55416
Please note:
+ Do not attach labels directly onto hard copy submissions – this may render your submission unplayable.
+ Test submission prior to submitting. Any unplayable submission may be disqualified. TCFF may attempt, but is not obligated, to contact the applicant for a new copy.
+TCFF does not return any hard copy submissions materials.

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, 2016.

2) Short Films:
+Must be available as DCP (preferred), ProRes, H.264, or similarly low compression/high quality format/codec
+Exhibition copies must be sent to the TCFF office immediately upon notification of acceptance on a hard-drive or thumb drive. No online downloads will be accepted. The deadline for submitting exhibition copies for short films is September 15th, 2016.

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 2016-2017 “TCFF Insider Series” 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 1st, 2016.