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St Albans Film Festival

2 Annual: May 01, 2014 to May 04, 2014

  Mini Student Film

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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 United Kingdom Pound
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
May 31, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 10.00 *


November 15, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *


December 1, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00


February 1, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 20.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 14-Feb-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 20 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date.


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 2    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
None Entered.

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


1st Place
Winner - Best Mini Student Film
Cash Award Value: 150 United Kingdom Pound


CATEGORY RULES
Must be no longer than 20mins.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING RULES CAREFULLY.

FESTIVAL DATES

• 27th Feb - 2nd March 2014
• Submissions are currently OPEN.

SUBMISSION FORMAT
• Films must be submitted, on region 2 DVD or USB drive and should be clearly labelled with the title, running time and contact information
• Submitted copies will not be returned due to the high volume of entries we receive.
• Please do not submit multiple works on the same DVD.

FEE'S:
Entry fee’s are non-refundable.

DEADLINES:
All the deadlines are POSTMARK deadlines and are the dates by which you must send your submissions, however do send your submissions as soon as possible. Please make sure you send the correct fee for your submission.

PRESS & PUBLICITY
Should your film be accepted we will request digital images and other press/publicity materials you may have available at that time.


SUBMISSION ELIGIBILITY
• All foreign language films must be subtitled in English (the costs of which are to be covered by the applicant).
• All rights, permissions and clearances must be obtained prior to submission and applicants must ensure that they have the right to submit the work with regard to third parties connected with the production of the film in question. This includes all film and music rights and clearances have been obtained in accordance with UK copywright laws. By entering your work, you agree to this and the responsibilities involved. The St Albans Film Festival assumes no responsibility for violation or infringement of copyright law.
• Films must abide by the legal constraints of film classification. Please refer to the British Board of Film Classification Guidelines.
Your film MUST meet these conditions. WE DO NOT REFUND SUBMISSION FEES.

Please also note that any film containing illegal content will not be accepted and will be immediately reported to the authorities.


PRIZES & FESTIVAL SELECTION
Prizes will be awarded to one film in each category. £500 cash prize plus a trophy.
The final decision for selection of all prize winners as well as film selection in the festival and placement in the festival programme will be the responsibility of the Festival Director.


SHIPPING

Please send your entries to:
ST ALBANS FILM FESTIVAL LTD.
ARQUEN HOUSE
4- 6 SPICER STREET
ST ALBANS
HERTS
AL3 4PQ
UNITED KINGDOM
All shipping and postage costs incurred in submitting work to us must be paid by the entrant. The Festival will not accept Cash on Delivery shipments and will not absorb any fees incurred in customs.
Submission packages from outside the UK must be labelled 'No commercial value - for cultural purposes only' on any customs label and for customs purposes must be given a value of no more than US$10 or £5 sterling.


SELECTION
Selection will be carried out by the St Albans Film Festival Director and appointed judges. No correspondence will be entered into regarding the selection process and the decision of the Festival Committee is final.
We will inform successful applicants by the 30th of January 2013.

All successful submissions will be listed on our website (www.st albansfilmfestival.com) and successful applicants will be notified by email or over the phone.

We will also request that successful applicants send us digital press kits. Please only send this after you have been selected, and NOT during application.

We will also inform UNSUCCESSFUL applicants by email by 30th January 2014.

If your film is successful you will be issued with our screening guidelines and will need to provide a high quality screening copy. St Albans Film Festival will not pay any screening fees nor will be incur any costs for the film or postage to receive your film.


FESTIVAL SCREENING & SCHEDULING
All screenings during the Festival period will take place at the discretion of the Festival. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised schedule at any time for any reason and will not accept liability for any costs incurred as a result of such changes.
No film may be withdrawn from the St Albans Film Festival programme after its selection/participation has been confirmed without the prior agreement of St Albans Film Festival.
If we require a screening copy of your film, these must be received by the Festival by 1st February 2014.


Submission to the St Albans Film Festival implies acceptance of the Rules outlined above.