12th Annual

Vancouver International Women in Film Festival

March 08, 2017 to March 12, 2017

 
Category

Short Documentary

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Canadian Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
August 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
September 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Late Deadline
October 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
October 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately January 15, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 20 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after March 1, 2014

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

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

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

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Various
All films screened at VIWIFF will receive an exhibition payment as well as being entered to win cash prizes.

Category Rules

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival accepts short documentary films. A short is considered to be under 20 minutes.

To be eligible at least three of the following key creative roles must have been filled by women: Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer, Lead Performer.
• The same woman may fill more than one role.
• In the event that any of the three eligible roles are shared, they must be shared by women, with the exception of the producer role, where 50% of the producers must be women.
• Films must reflect these credits in their submitted material. 
Films completed after March 2014 are eligible.

Films that have received a theatrical release in the Vancouver, BC area prior to the festival are not eligible. (Festival screenings are not considered as theatrical release.)

Films that have received other forms of distribution, such as subscriber television or online platforms, are eligible. Please note that a film’s ability to generate audiences is a programming consideration.

Should the submitted film not adhere to the rules, WIFTV retains the right to disqualify said film and is under no obligation to contact the submitting party and/or refund the submission fee.

Selection and Notification:
1. Submissions will be reviewed by a selection of judges appointed by the Festival Programming Committee, a committee of the Board of Directors of Women in Film and Television Vancouver.
2. Filmmakers will be notified of the decision by mid-January 2017.
3. All communications will be sent electronically, including selection and notification letters. Please make sure the email address and phone number provided as the submission contact on the entry form are correct!
4. If selected for VIWIFF 2017, acceptance of the invitation to screen at the festival must be received within one week of notification.
5. If selected for VIWIFF 2017, exhibition copies must be delivered to WIFTV by February 6, 2017.
6. Exhibition copies must be accompanied by a link to a password protected site where festival organizers and press can view your film.
7. Filmmakers, or their representatives, of selected films must cover the cost of shipping to the festival. The festival will cover return shipping.
8. Exhibition formats will be accepted in PAL or NTSC, but must be one of the following: Blu-ray, DCP or a QuickTime compliant file.
9. At the time of acceptance, the following electronic promotional materials must be delivered: a short synopsis, a minimum of one (1) still photograph from the film, a list of the film’s credits, links to any social media sites or reviews related to the film, a list of awards (if any) the film has received, a list of all places the film has or will have screened prior to VIWIFF 2017.
10. If selected by VIWIFF 2017, a short clip or clips from the film (up to two minutes), in high resolution, must be delivered by February 6, 2017, preferably via downloadable link. These will be used for the festival trailer and other promotional opportunities.
11. Promotional materials of films selected for VIWIFF 2017 become the property of VIWIFF 2017 and can be used to promote VIWIFF 2017 in all media, including film, television, radio, print, and the Internet.

Submission Rules:
1. Submissions are accepted through FilmFreeway or Withoutabox.
2. The following submission screeners (viewing copies) are accepted:
• As an upload to Withoutabox
• As an upload to FilmFreeway
• As a password protected link to an online platform like Vimeo, to be included in the cover letter of your WAB or FilmFreeway submission. The link must remain active for the duration of our jurying process (up until the time of notification)
• DVDs are not accepted
3. Submission must include:
• The name and gender of the key creative credits (Writer, Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor, Composer and Lead Performer). Please be specific; names will not suffice as gender identification.
• A short synopsis
• Running time
• Genre
• Screening history (links must be included for all films that have been made available online).
• Any changes to the screening history (post-submission) must be provided to the festival
• A press kit is not required at the time of submission

Festival Address:
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival
Women in Film + Television Vancouver
503-207 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6B 1H7

Telephone: 604-685-1152
Enquires: info@womeninfilm.ca

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Vancouver International Women in Film Festival will make every effort to ensure the safe keeping of all films and videos submitted for exhibition. However, the applicant, in applying to the Festival, agrees to release the Festival, its Officers, Directors and other representatives from any and all claims arising in any way from the submission of materials by, or on behalf of, the Applicant, whether film, video or otherwise to the Festival. Your submission implies that you have the legal right to represent and submit this film for consideration, along with your acceptance of VIWIFF regulations. It also implies that you have read and understood the festival regulations. Finally, you agree to allow VIWIFF the use of your film and publicity materials from your film for promotional purposes.