2nd Annual

Ruff Cuts - Celebrating Man's Best Friend

October 17, 2015 to October 17, 2015

 
Category

Drama

 

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
Regular Deadline
July 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Student Fee 25.00 20.00
Late Deadline
August 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 35.00 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 1, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 2 minutes to 20 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after December 1, 2013

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    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit 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
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> Statement by the Director

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best of Breed - Drama
Best Drama
Sponsor:TBA
Cash Award Value: 100 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 100 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Entry Details
a. Submitting a film and signing the entry form implies the person entering the submission has read and agrees to abide by the terms and conditions listed herein.
b. Films must be between 2 minutes to 20 minutes in length.
c. Foreign Language films must have American English subtitles.
d. Music rights and model releases must be obtained prior to submission. Submission to the Festival implies that these have been properly cleared for use.
e. Entries may have been shown before.
f. Films may be student or professional but may be shown separately at the Festival’s discretion.
g. No films portraying animal cruelty or bestiality will be accepted.
h. Filmmakers agree to provide stills and clips for promotional purposes.
i. Filmmakers understand that aside from the prizes, there is no financial remuneration to the filmmaker. Filmmakers are invited to attend the RCFF in Charlottesville, VA, at their own expense.
j. No screening fees will be collected for screening purposes.
k. Submissions will not be returned.
l. RCFF has (non-exclusive) use of the film for two years from the date of the first screening and may use the films in future showings in other locations for two years.
m. Entrants grant the Festival and its successors and licensees the right to copy and version the entry to facilitate operations of the Festival through any media format.
n. RCFF reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the Festival.
o. An admission charge will be made to the public when the films are shown publically.
p. Entrants agree to allow the Festival all rights to promote the Festival on the internet and other media outlets.
q. The Entrant agrees that all matters will be decided by the Festival organizers or the Festival jury at their discretion.


Technical Requirements and Promotional Materials
• All entries should include a completed entry form (per film) and 2 discs containing film submission.
• Both should be in NTSC format.
• One DVD must play in a DVD player.
• The other DVD must contain a digital file of the film. Must be in .mov HD format.
• Please include a short "trailer" for the film in .mov HD format.
• Label both discs clearly with the title, running time, format and your contact information

Notes:
Festival reserves the right to refuse films without English voiceover or subtitles.
Festival has the option to conform the content to broadcast quality standardization.