5th Annual

British Documentary Film Festival

November 03, 2018 to November 03, 2018

 
Category

Social Documentaries

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in United Kingdom Pound

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
March 2, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
June 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Student Fee 25.00 *
Late Deadline
August 3, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
WAB Extended Deadline
September 21, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 35.00
Student Fee 40.00 25.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately October 5, 2018

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

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 & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
BLU-RAY
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

The Life Changing Award
An award for a film that deals with a social issue and makes a contribution towards a better world to live in.

Category Rules

British Documentary Film Festival

1. Dates and Venue
The British Documentary Film Festival is taking place in November 2018. The absolute final submission deadline is as dictated on withoutabox.com and on www.britishdocumentaryfilmfestival.com. A winners are announced at the awards ceremony, which closes the Festival. The venue for the festival is announced approximately two months before the festival.

2. Competition
The Festival reserves the right to place entries into alternative categories if they feel it is to the benefit of the title. Each submission must be entered separately. Entries will be assessed and successful submissions will be programmed for screening and enter the Festival competition. Failure to submit a screener copy four weeks prior to the festival will rule out eligibility for an award. If your films is selected we reserve the right to show your film at a time and date of our choosing.

3. Formats
For the selection process the only acceptable format is an online screener via Withoutabox. Final date for submissions is as dictated on Withoutabox.

4. Selection
The festival directors reserve the right to invite films for the competition and programme. Screening schedule will be announced after the final submission deadline. The final award winning entries will be selected by a festival jury of industry professionals.

5. Entry Returns
We are unable to return submission copies.

6. Screenings
It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that films for screening are deposited with the festival organisers at least 14 days before any scheduled screening.

7. Publicity
We reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes. Press kits are not required, but are useful, so please feel free to send these with your submissions.

8. Categories
There are five categories.

Short Documentaries (1minute to 55 minutes)
Environmental Documentaries (Any length)
Social Documentaries (Any length)
Wildlife Documentaries (Any length)
Heritage Documentaries (Any length)

Awards

The Environmental Award
- This award is given to a film for its contribution to raising awareness about an environmental issue, in a powerful and unique way.

The Life Changing Award
- An award for a film that deals with a social issue and makes a contribution towards a better world to live in.

The Wild Animal Award
- Given to the documentary that captures animals and wild life in a creative and enlightening way.

The Heritage Award
- Given to a documentary that remembers a time from history that has passed and captures its spirit and sense of period.

Best Short Documentary
- This award is for a documentary under 55 minutes, that the jury deem to be unique, original, fresh and bold.

9. Submission, Selection for Screening, Awards.
There are 3 distinct stages. Submission, screening and Awards.
The administrators' decision is final.