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24-Apr-2014 2:36pm PDT  

 

Outside the Box Bakersfield Film Festival

2 Annual: November 07, 2014 to November 09, 2014

  Spiritual

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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
 
May 15, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Animation 15.00 *
Feature Length 40.00 35.00
Short Subject 30.00 25.00


August 15, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Animation 25.00 20.00
Feature Length 50.00 45.00
Short Subject 40.00 35.00


September 2, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Animation 35.00 30.00
Feature Length 60.00 55.00
Short Subject 50.00 45.00


September 9, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Animation 50.00 35.00
Feature Length 75.00 60.00
Short Subject 65.00 50.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 23-Sep-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 50 minutes
Features: minimum 50 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2013


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


1st Place
Best in overall film track will receive a $1,000 cash award.
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar


CATEGORY RULES
Guidelines

All Federal, State and Local laws and regulations apply.

Applicants must be 18 years of age or older (or have your parent or guardian submit on minors behalf).

All entered films must be the original work of the author or authors. Multiple authorship is allowed.

Failure to comply with guidelines, rules, regulations, & eligibility is cause for disqualification.

All OTBBFF entries must be submitted through Withoutabox (WAB) and uploaded to the WAB Secure Online Screener. Direct entries or payments will not be accepted.

The OTBBFF reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project or film submitted.

Entries are NOT guaranteed to be promoted, honored or screened at any OTBBFF event. Submission, entry and any fees paid are for inclusion in the film festival finalist selection process. Films selected as “Finalists” will be rated through the judging process and while most Finalist films will be played at the festival, it is not guaranteed. All Finalists are required to provide a high resolution digital version of their film for screening and a DVD backup copy.


OTBBFF does not issue waivers as there is no way to implement a fair method for which films do or do not deserve waivers. Once submitted, there are no refunds.

Judging Process

All entries are reviewed for eligibility, viewed and initially scored by festival staff and invited jurists. From that process a “Finalist” list is developed. Finalist films are viewed and scored by the festival’s professional industry judges whose collective scores select the winners in each of the film tracks. All judging is completed prior to the actual festival but not revealed until the Awards Ceremony held the final evening of the festival.

Awards

Best in Track winners receive a $1,000 cash award.
Best in categories receive a $200 cash award.

The Jett Travolta Vision Award is selected and presented by the Travolta family.

All entrants will be notified on or before September 23, 2014. For publication purposes, entries selected as a Film Festival Finalist will be required to supply three digital high resolution stills from the film and at least one digital high resolution photograph of the film's director. The Festival also requests publicity materials and a video trailer (if available). All of this material will be due by September 30, 2014. Publicity and press materials will not be returned.

Deadlines

Entries eligible for early bird rates must be postmarked by May 15th, 2014. Regular deadline entries must be postmarked by August 15th, 2014. Late deadline entries must be postmarked by September 2nd, 2014. WAB Member Extended Deadline is September 9, 2014.

Shipping

The cost of shipping all finalist entry film and other materials to the Festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted.

Film Submission Details

All film submitted must be entered into a specific Track and Category classification

Tracks (select one)
Developmental Disabilities Track
American Veterans Track
Spiritual Track
Independent Film Track

Categories (select one)
Feature-length Narrative - over 50 minutes
Feature-length Documentary - over 50 minutes
Short Subject Narrative - under 50 minutes
Short Subject Documentary - under 50 minutes
Animation Video – under 10 minutes

OTBBFF reserves the right to adjust a film category placement should there be only a single Finalist entry in a category.

Entry Fees

Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable. Fees cover registration, notification that your entry has been received and notification of results. These fees must be paid during the entry process at WithoutaBox.com.

Early Bird Deadline Rates (May 15th, 2014)
Feature Length (over 50 minutes) $40.00
Short Subject (under 50 minutes) $30.00
Animation Video (under 10 minutes) $15.00

Regular Submission Deadline Rates (August 15th, 2014)
Feature Length (over 50 minutes) $50.00
Short Subject (under 50 minutes) $40.00
Animation Video (under 10 minutes) $25.00

Late Submission Deadline Rates (September 2nd, 2014)
Feature Length (over 50 minutes) $60.00
Short Subject (under 50 minutes) $50.00
Animation Video (under 10 minutes) $35.00

WAB Extended Deadline Rates (September 9, 2014)
Feature Length (over 50 minutes) $75.00
Short Subject (under 50 minutes) $65.00
Animation Video (under 10 minutes) $50.00

Rules and Regulations

Films that have previously aired on US television prior to the Festival, that are available for purchase on DVD in North America, or are available for continuous online viewing in their entirety are NOT eligible.

Films must be completed in 2013 or 2014.

Films previously submitted to the Outside the Box Bakersfield Film Festival are NOT eligible.

Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.

Only complete entries submitted, paid and uploaded through WAB Secure Online Screener will be accepted. No direct submission will be accepted.

All Finalists are required to provide a high resolution digital version of their film for screening and a DVD backup copy.

Entrant will allow usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print and at live Festival events.

All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles are not eligible.

Works in Progress: While entrants are permitted to submit films that are not fully complete (i.e.,without final color correction and sound mixing), please note that the festival committee will only consider the version submitted; subsequent cuts or replacement copies will not be accepted.

The Outside the Box Bakersfield Film Festival is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry information is incorrect or illegible.

Deadlines

Entries eligible for early bird rates must be postmarked by May 15th, 2014. Regular deadline entries must be postmarked by August 15th, 2014. Late deadline entries must be postmarked by September 2nd, 2014. WAB Member Extended Deadline is September 9, 2014.

Shipping

The cost of shipping Finalist digital film files and other materials to the Festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted.

Entry Fees and Deadlines

Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee as shown in the Guidelines. Entry fees are not refundable. Fees cover registration, notification that your entry has been received and notification of results. These fees must be paid during the entry process at WithoutaBox.com.

Hold Harmless

By entering the OTBBFF competition, all entrants agree to hold harmless the Outside the Box Bakersfield Film Festival, the Fox Theater Foundation, Inclusion Films, associated Boards of Directors, Officers, Staff and Volunteers from all losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation with the competition or in any competition related event.