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22-May-2015 9:06am PDT  


Capital City Black Film Festival

3 Annual: August 13, 2015 to August 15, 2015

  Documentary Feature

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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:

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Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
April 15, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00

June 15, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00

July 15, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 95.00

July 31, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 125.00 120.00

Approximately 05-Aug-2015

Features: minimum 60 minutes

Projects completed after 01-Jan-2013

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Project must not have distribution

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Presskit Requirements
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Color Print
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards
This category is a competition.

1st Place

2nd Place

Category Rules
The Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) welcomes features, shorts, documentary features and documentary/short films as well as music videos for its competitive program. CCBFF accepts film submissions from all filmmakers including student filmmakers; however, to be eligible for the festival’s competitive program, one of the film’s creative or actor principals, i.e. the writer, director, producer, lead actor must be Black or of African heritage. All other films will be considered for our invitational program. Please notify the festival in your application if your submission does not meet the requirements for the competitive program and you wish to be considered for the invitational program.

Feature films should be at least 60 minutes in length; short films should be 30 minutes in length or less. Music videos must be original and seven minutes or less.

All submissions should be postmarked on or prior to the “Late Deadline” date.

Terms & Conditions

By signing below you agree to the following Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) Terms and Conditions, and indicate that you have read and understood the CCBFF entry guidelines and that you are authorized to submit this film and sign this submission form.

The following will apply if my film/video is selected:
1. My film/video will be screened during the CCBFF and will be eligible to win a filmmaker award.
2. My film/video will be shipped (at filmmaker's expense) in the exhibition format specified above by August 6, 2015.
3. My film/video may be utilized for promotional purposes of the festival, limited to private screenings and preview-only copies for press and supporters, unless otherwise arranged with the CCBFF.
4. A sample clip of my film/video (up to 30 seconds in length) may be promoted via the CCBFF web site and CCBFFF Vimeo and/or YouTube Nonprofit channel, unless other arrangements are made with the CCBFF.
5. I will permit the CCBFF to use all names and stills involved with my film/video (at least one print-quality version provided upon request) for promotional purposes.

The following will apply for all film/video submissions:
1. The CCBFF retains the right to archive the submitted DVD screener copy of my film/video in physical and/or digital format.
2. Solely for historical and research purposes, and will not publicly screen it without my permission.
3. The CCBFF will conduct private screening sessions to review submissions, which may include my film/video.
4. The CCBFF will not return any DVD screening copy submissions.
5. The CCBFF does not provide refunds on submission fees.