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17-Apr-2014 5:53am PDT  

 

Cleveland International Film Festival

38 Annual: March 19, 2014 to March 30, 2014

  Documentary Short

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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
 
August 31, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00


September 30, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00


October 31, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00


November 30, 2013
Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00


December 7, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 21-Feb-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 45 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jun-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Cleveland


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution



3 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  Other - Digital

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film
Sponsor:Cleveland State University
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Documentary Short Film Award
Winner selected by jury.
Sponsor:Jules & Fran Belkin
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best International Short Film Award
Winner selected by jury.
Sponsor:MP Star Financial, Inc.
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best LGBT Short Film Award
Winner selected by jury.
Sponsor:Jan and Harold Babbit
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Ohio Short Film Award
Winner selected by jury.
Sponsor:Wayside Furniture
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Student Short Film Award
Winner selected by jury.
Sponsor:MP Star Financial, Inc.
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Women's Short Film Award
Winner selected by jury.
Sponsor:Jinny & John Johnson
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


The Rice Hershey and Bill Markstrom Memorial Award for Originality
Winner selected by jury.
Sponsor:Friends of Rice and Bill
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


The Clover and Maggie Award: In Celebration of Life
Winner selected by jury.
Sponsor:Barbara Hawley and David Goodman
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


The Spalding and Jackson Award: In Celebration of Joy
Winner selected by jury.
Sponsor:Marcie Goodman and John C. Williams
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
- Please see below and check our Submission FAQ on our website at www.clevelandfilm.org/call-for-entries for further detailed instructions on how to submit your film to CIFF.

- Productions made after June 1, 2012 may be submitted, with the exception of those works previously submitted to the CIFF. No works previously submitted to the festival will be considered.

- Entries previously screened in Cleveland or aired on television in Cleveland or are available on the web (ie Youtube, Vimeo) prior to the Festival will not be considered.

- Do not submit works in progress. Do not submit industrial or instructional works.

- All films under 45 minutes are considered short subject films.

- All short films submitted must be available for exhibition as a Pro-Res digital file. Short films will be transferred temporarily onto CIFF’s secure and private hard drive system for presentation. BLU-RAY AND DVD WILL NOT BE SCREENED FOR EXHIBITION

- All films must be submitted on 3 DVDs (Region 0 or 1) for consideration by the Selection Committee. Submitting less than 3 DVDs or DVDs that are not Region 0 or 1 will result in an INCOMPLETE SUBMISSION and WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

- All DVDs must be labeled clearly with title, runtime, contact info, and Withoutabox tracking number.

- All entries must be postmarked by November 30, 2013. (Early submission discounts apply until October 31 – see fee schedule.)

- All entries must be sent to the CIFF prepaid and, for your own protection, should be insured.

- DVDs submitted will NOT be returned.

- After submitting, please check your Withoutabox account to make sure that your submission meets our requirements and has been accepted for consideration. It is your responsibility to make sure all requirements are met and necessary information is given.

- Films selected for the 38th CIFF will be announced no later than Friday, February 21, 2014.

- Filmmakers are responsible for the shipment of the exhibition copy to the CIFF. The CIFF will cover outbound shipping only.

- The CIFF reserves the right to use images from films selected in Festival marketing purposes (web, print media, and television).