16th Annual

The Calgary International Film Festival

September 21, 2016 to October 02, 2016

 
Category

Music on Screen - Documentary or Narrative Feature

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Canadian Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
May 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
June 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 13, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 24, 2016

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 60 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from Canada

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Calgary

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
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
HDCAM    
Film Gauge
  35mm

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.

Audience Choice Awards
Audience vote award for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Discovery Award for Narrative and Discovery Award for Documentary
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

CIFF is pleased to waive fees for Albertan submissions. The following point system is used to determine Albertan eligibility (a minimum of 5 points is required):

2 points- Albertan location

1 point- resident Albertan principle cast member

1 point- resident Albertan writer

1 point- resident Albertan producer

1 point- resident Albertan director

2 points- Albertan funding source (with supporting documentation/letter)


**If you are an Alberta production but your contact information is outside of Alberta, or you need to discuss our point system, please contact programming@calgaryfilm.com.

Films who wrongfully submit under the Alberta Film categories and DO NOT meet the point system, will NOT be viewed by our programmers.

The film was completed after January 1, 2014 and not previously submitted to CIFF

Secure Online Link (optional):
You are encouraged to include a secure online screening link in your cover letter, as an alternate viewing option for staff. We get a better quality picture/resolution with the vimeo links**

IF SUBMITTING ONLINE LINK: Please do not change the link address or password. If you do, please notify us immediately or you risk your film not being previewed and thus considered for the festival.