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17-Apr-2014 8:19pm PDT  

 

Rated SR - Socially Relevant Film Festival New York

1 Annual: March 14, 2014 to March 20, 2014

  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 U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
October 31, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 30.00
Student Fee 20.00 15.00


November 10, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00


December 15, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00


December 30, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 65.00
Student Fee 50.00 35.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 05-Feb-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 5 minutes to 30 minutes
Features: From 70 minutes to 140 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2010


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in New York


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0

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
OTHER


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Stop violence against women
Any film dealing with the topic of violence against women.
Sponsor: Rated SR
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
I. APPLICATION OF THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS
(1) The following terms and conditions (the "Terms") govern the submission of a film (the "Film") to Rated SR New York ("RatedSRNY"), through Withoutabox.com (Withoutabox) for consideration for the 2014 Rated SR Socially Relevant Film Festival (the "Festival"). To the extent that this document is inconsistent with any other document prepared by RatedSRNY or anyone else, this document will take precedence. Any questions about these Terms should be directed to submissions@pemart.org

II. SUBMISSION AGREEMENT
(1) By submitting a Film to RatedSRNY for Festival consideration, the submitter (the "Applicant") represents that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Film whose consent is required to submit the Film to RatedSRNY (the "Film Owners"), and has read, understood and agreed to the Terms.
(2) RatedSRNY may disqualify or reject, but is not required to do so, any submission that it determines in its sole discretion, is not in compliance, in whole or in part, with these Terms, and may do so without refunding any or all submission fees paid by the Applicant or returning the Applicant's DVD submission.

III. SUBMISSION CATEGORIES AND ELIGIBILITY
(1) Films submitted to for Festival consideration under these Terms must be submitted in one of the categories set out below.

(2) Films that do not meet the eligibility requirements for any of the categories should not be submitted and will not be considered by RatedSRNY.

(3) The Festival is organized into a series of programmes, which are subject to change from year to year, but might include, for example: Gala Presentations, Closing Night, etc. RatedSRNY may slot selected films into programs at its sole and absolute discretion.

(4) RatedSRNY expects all Films that it presents at the Festival to be, at minimum, North American premieres, but reserves the right to present films that are not.

(5) A Film previously submitted to Rated SRNY for Festival consideration can re-apply for the festival or lab in the following years.

(6) Films submitted on-line may receive preference over those submitted on a DVD screeners. Films will be screened via DVD. Additional detail regarding these screening formats will be provided to selected Films upon invitation. Rated SRNY does not screen work in any other format.

III. PROCESS FOR SUBMISSION
Submission Procedure
(1) All Films submitted under these Terms must be submitted in accordance with the procedure outlined herein. Rated SRNY may disqualify or reject any Film that is not submitted in this way.
(2) To submit a film for Festival consideration, an Applicant must: (a) complete the registration process at Withoutabox and pay the required fee as outlined in article V.2 below and (b) provide to Rated SRNY a link on-line or a DVD screener for review by Rated SRNY programming staff. Rated SRNY does not accept submissions in any other manner or format, including: content burned to Read/Write (RW) discs, blu-ray discs or trailers.
(3) Submitted DVDs must: a. contain one version only of the Film, in the original language of production, with English subtitles if the original language is not English; b. be formatted in MPEG-2 video for Region 1/North America or Region 0/no region (i.e. the DVD is authored as a video DVD and not burned as a data disc containing Quicktime or other similar file formats); screen burn-ins are acceptable; c. be labeled with the following: (i) title, (ii) production company name, phone number and address, (iii) director's name, (iv) length in minutes, and (v) Withoutabox tracking number; d. be shipped in accordance with the shipping instructions set out below in sections 8 through 12.
(4) Applicants should test their DVDs thoroughly before submitting them. It is the Applicant's sole responsibility to ensure that the submitted DVD screener plays in its entirety on an industry-standard DVD player. If Rated SRNY is unable to view the DVD, Rated SRNY will attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant in order to obtain a replacement DVD.
(5) RatedSRNY will not review multiple versions of a submitted Film. Only one version of the Film may be submitted. If multiple versions are submitted, RatedSRNY will view only the version that was received first.
(6) DVD screeners will not be returned. Shipping Instructions for DVD Screeners
(7) All Films must be sent by way of prepaid shipping. RatedSRNY will not accept collect shipments.
(8) The Festival is not responsible for and will not accept shipments incurring expenses for terminal charges, duties, taxes or customs brokerage. Applicants should clearly indicate on all waybills that transportation and customs charges are to be billed to the sender. Any shipping charges incurred by RatedSRNY will be billed back to the Applicant.
(9) Films should not be shipped in excessive packaging or with any materials other than those requested by RatedSRNY. There is no programming value for DVD submissions arriving in unusual or unorthodox containers;
(10) RatedSRNY is not responsible and bears no liability with respect to clearance of shipments through US customs. However, RatedSRNY recommends that Applicants sending submissions from outside of US take the following steps to increase the chance of successful review by US customs: a. Include three copies of a commercial invoice (declaration of contents) containing the following information: i. Sender's name, address and telephone number ii. Recipient's address iii. Title of film and format iv. Length of film v. Fair market value (standard is US $20) vi. Country of manufacture vii. Declaration "Goods on loan for Festival purposes only. No commercial value. Non-pornographic" viii. Sender's signature b. The commercial invoice should be included with the courier waybill. Applicants shipping via international post should affix a customs declaration label to the outside of the package. c. RatedSRNY prefers UPS, where available.
(11) RatedSRNY does not confirm receipt of shipment, and is not responsible for lost or misdirected packages. It is the Applicant's responsibility to ensure that the submission procedure is complete, and that the DVD screener has been received by RatedSRNY.

(see general Festival rules)