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24-Apr-2014 12:00pm PDT  

 

British Documentary Film Festival

1 Annual: June 06, 2014 to June 09, 2014

  Short Documentaries

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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
 
June 1, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00
Student Fee 15.00 *


November 1, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Student Fee 25.00 20.00


April 10, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00


May 1, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 35.00
Student Fee 40.00 25.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 15-May-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 55 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



2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
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BLU-RAY
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SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

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

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


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


CATEGORY RULES
British Documentary Film Festival

1. Dates and Venue
The British Documentary Film Festival takes place every year during the month of June. 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 acceptable formats: DVD & Blu-Ray and on-line screeners.
For successful submissions that are granted a screening: DVD, Blu-Ray, DCP or 35mm prints.
Final date for submissions is as dictated on withoutabox.com and on www.britishdocumentaryfilmfestival.com.

Please address your screeners to:

British Documentary Film Festival
22 Trinity Street,
London,
SE1 4HS
UK

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.