19th Annual

The Calgary International Film Festival

September 19, 2018 to September 30, 2018

 
Category

Short Film - International

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Canadian Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
May 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
June 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
June 14, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 15, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after June 1, 2017

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

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
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  Other - Digital

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Audience Choice Award
Audience Choice Award - Short Film (Documentary Short & Live Action or Animated Short) Best of Shorts – Jury award - Best Short Film & Best Documentary Short
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Waivers:
We provide fee waiver codes for festival alumni & Alberta productions. Please contact us if needed.

Eligibility:
1) The film was completed after June 1, 2017 and not previously submitted to the Calgary International Film Festival.
2) Must be at minimum a Calgary premiere i.e. cannot have been screened publicly in Calgary prior to the 2018 Festival, including broadcast versions of any length or other local film festivals. (This includes Cast/Crew screenings for features)
3) Must not be available online in any form (iTunes, VOD, Netflix etc.). Unless it's only available outside of Canada, or if it's a theatrical release, then must be in a province outside of Alberta. * Not applicable for short film submissions.
4) SHORT FILMS - priority is given to films that have not yet screened in Calgary and are not yet available online. We do accept competition-based created shorts, where screening online is part of the process (e.g. Telus Storyhive).
5) All applicable licenses and waivers of copyrights, moral rights, trademarks and other such intellectual property rights have been secured by the filmmaker(s)
Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English.
6) May not have submitted to the Festival previously in any stage of completion (i.e. films that were submitted as rough cuts will not be reconsidered)
7) Submission fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
8) Submission deadlines are at 11:59 PM MST of the posted date.