3rd Annual

Orillia Film Festival

September 25, 2015 to September 26, 2015


Category

8 Minute Shorts, Open

 

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
July 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Regular Deadline
August 7, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00
Late Deadline
August 14, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
WAB Extended Deadline
August 21, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 30.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 8, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 8 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 & Exhibition Format Requirements

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

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)

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.

1st Place
$500 plus a copy of Cyberlink’s award winning software Power Director 13 Ultimate Suite and Final Draft 9.0
Sponsor:Final Draft 8.0
Cash Award Value: 500 Canadian Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 500 Canadian Dollar

2nd Place
$300 plus a copy of Cyberlink’s award winning software Power Director 13 Ultimate Suite and Final Draft 9.0
Sponsor:Cyberlink Software
Cash Award Value: 300 Canadian Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 500 Canadian Dollar

3rd Place
$200 plus a copy of Cyberlink’s award winning software Power Director 13 Ultimate Suite and Final Draft 9.0
Sponsor:Dr Tim Hillson
Cash Award Value: 200 Canadian Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 500 Canadian Dollar

Orillia Home Grown
Submissions to the Orillia Film Festival may be considered for the Home Grown Award for Best Local Movie, which has a cash prize of $200 plus a copy of Cyberlink’s award winning software Power Director 13.
Sponsor:City of Orillia
Cash Award Value: 200 Canadian Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 200 Canadian Dollar

Best Teen Documentary
Documentary film-makers between the ages of 13-19 will be eligible for the best Teen Documentary Film Award, with a cash prize of $250 in addition to any other awards received.
Sponsor:Stokreef Family
Cash Award Value: 250 Canadian Dollar

Best Green Film
The Simcoe North Federal Green Party Association are the sponsors of this $200 award, to be granted to the film that best reflects any or all of the core Green values of: Ecological Wisdom, Non-violence, Social Justice, Sustainability, Participatory Democracy, and Respect for Diversity
Sponsor:Simcoe North Federal Green Party
Cash Award Value: 200 Canadian Dollar

Audience Choice Award
The favorite film as determined by live text message audience voting will receive $250!
Cash Award Value: 250 Canadian Dollar

My Orillia Award
This award goes to the best film made within 5 km of Orillia that portrays a positive aspect of the community either through interviews, reminiscences, basic storytelling, animation, promotion, musical performance, humour, or documentary. Films could also portray “What Orillia Means to Me” in a positive light. This category is open to any age group of current or former residents of Orillia. Submissions to this category may be used to promote Orillia and the region to tourists, visitors, and neighbouring communities, showcasing positive attributes of the community, its history, diversity, and industrial, cultural, and social impacts.
Sponsor:Orillia Economic Development Committee
Cash Award Value: 500 Canadian Dollar

Category Rules

- Maximum length: 8 minutes – films that exceed the maximum length will not be considered.
- Use Withoutabox Secure Online Screener or Submit 1 DVD screening copy clearly labeled with your name, contact information and the film’s title and 1 DVD digital copy (Quicktime file) or a USB with same
- Submit a complete credit list (director, producer, actors, etc)
- Entries must be available for screening at the festival on DVD.
- Entries previously submitted and not accepted may not be resubmitted.
- Misrepresentation, incorrectly completed entry forms or missing information may lead to the disqualification of your submission.
- If your film is selected, the Orillia Film Festival reserves the right to promote it in media campaigns and to reproduce the film for internal and/or promotional use, and post it on our website and social media.
- Entries must be accompanied by a completed submission form and the entry fee
- Submission screening copies must be sent in protective packaging. The Orillia Film Festival is not responsible for lost or damaged submissions. Submissions will not be returned without prior arrangement.