4th Annual

Pasadena International Film Festival

March 08, 2017 to March 16, 2017

 
Category

Short Films

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

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
Earlybird Deadline
August 12, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
October 28, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
December 2, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
December 23, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
January 20, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2014

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 & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
OTHER
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Short Film
Sculpture
Value of Goods/Services: 50 U.S. Dollar

Best Screenplay
Sculpture and Laurels
Value of Goods/Services: 50 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Audience Choice Award
Sculpture and Laurels
Value of Goods/Services: 50 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Director
Sculpture and Laurels
Value of Goods/Services: 50 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Actor
Sculpture and Laurels
Value of Goods/Services: 50 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Actress
Sculpture and Laurels
Value of Goods/Services: 50 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Ensemble
Sculpture and Laurels
Value of Goods/Services: 50 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Regulations:

• All entries must be postmarked by December 21st, 2016. Entries received after this date cannot be considered.
• All projects must have been completed after January 1st, 2014.
• Entrant warrants that there are NO DISPUTES regarding the ownership of their film/project/screenplay. If there is ANY DISPUTE whatsoever, said film/project/screenplay will be disqualified.
• All projects must not be (prior to Festival Screening) available to watch on Youtube.com, Vimeo, or any other such website.
• Entrant(s) confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images and content in the entry.
• Entrant(s) will allow usage of clips from the entry and all related publicity material submitted for promotional use on television, radio, in print, web and at live Festival events.
• All decisions made by judges, programmers and organizers will be final, and NO REFUND of entry fee will be permitted.
• The Pasadena International Film Festival reserves the right to remove a film, project, or screenplay from the festival program for any reason or for no reason, and shall not be liable for any refund or claims of any kind arising out of such removal. In case the film, project or screenplay in question is diqualified, or is unable to screen due to technical, or operational difficulties, or if your film needs to be rescheduled, delayed, or removed from the program for any reason, the filmmaker (cast, crew, or anyone involved with the project in question) are not entitled to any refund or damage claims of any kind.

By submitting to the Pasadena International Film Festival (PIFF), you must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by the Festival:
1 - You must execute a release agreement wherein you (I) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at PIFF; (II) warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at PIFF; (III) indemnify and hold harmless Pasadena International Film Festival (PIFF), Marco Neves, Jessica Hardin, all PIFF Sponsors, including but not limited to the City of Pasadena and any/all city departments, as well as PIFF's affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, staff, volunteers, and representatives against any claim, including attorney's fees, arising out of exhibition, or non-exhibition of your film at PIFF, and (IV) you warrant the submission of your original work and warrant that there are no disputes regarding the ownership of the submission in question.
2 - You must deliver to the address(es) designated by the Festival (I) one exhibition copy of the invited work; (II) a second exhibition copy, if your film is in competition (to accommodate juror screenings); and (III) additional exhibition copies, if requested by the Festival (to allow for multiple screenings at more than one venue). We recommend you ship via courier in order to permit the tracking of your entry once it leaves your hands.
3 - All exhibition copies must be delivered in DCP or Blu-Ray format.
The Festival will arrange (and pay cost of) return shipping your print(s)/video(s) to one location after the conclusion of the Pasadena International Film Festival.
4 - The Pasadena International Film Festival, Jessica Hardin, and Marco Neves cannot be held liable or responsible for any legal dispute, or claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement.
5 - The Pasadena International Film Festival reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason, or for no reason. We enforce this policy to ensure a secure, professional and convenient environment for all of our customers.

If your work is rejected/removed/disqualified:
You agree to indemnify, hold harmless from and defend the Pasadena International Film Festival, Marco Neves, Jessica Hardin, PIFF's affiliates, and subsidiaries, and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against all claims, demand losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including attorney's fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any film or project submitted to the Pasadena International Film Festival, or rejected/removed/disqualified by the Pasadena International Film Festival.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
• Productions must provide their submitted projects (screeners) on DVD NTSC Region 0 or 1, or online.
• DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked by December 23rd, 2016.
• Submit as early as possible! Submitting as early as possible not only allows more time for consideration, but you will not run the risk of missing the deadline. ​
No late submissions will be considered.
• Loss and Damage: Every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials submitted while in the possession of the Festival. However, we cannot accept or assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage.
• Works in progress will not be considered.
• Please, no stickers on DVDs as they can damage equipment and DVDs.
• All entries must be either in English or contain English subtitles.
• DVDs and/or any screener discs will not be returned.
• Submission fees are non-refundable.

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