11th Annual

London International Documentary Festival

November 08, 2018 to November 11, 2018

 
Category

Short Films (under 40mins)

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in United Kingdom Pound

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Regular Deadline
September 16, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately October 1, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

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
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
MiniDV  
DigiBeta  
HDCAM  
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP  
Media Files
  Other - Digital

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Short Film

Audience Choice Award

Honorable Mention

Film for Social Change Award

Category Rules

ELIGIBILITY AND WARRANTIES


1. Films produced prior to January 1st 2015 are not eligible.

2. Entries must be postmarked on or before the relevant submission deadline.
Standard submission deadline: September 16th 2018

3. 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.

4. Entrant will allow usage of clips from the entry for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at ‘live’ Festival events other than theatrical screening.

5. Successful entries may be used for private press screenings prior to the festival.

6. All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles, or with supplementary printed translations, will be automatically disqualified.

7. Use of the on-line Entry Form assumes acceptance of the LIDF Entry Regulations.

SELECTION


1. Films are selected for public presentation at the London International Documentary Festival (LIDF) – and will also be eligible for subsequent or additional screenings carried out by the LIDF outside of the festival itself.

2. If a film is selected for screening, the Festival office will contact the entrant by e-mail. All successful entries will be notified by September 1st 2018, baring unforeseen circumstances.

3. All films selected will be made available for viewing. All timings, date and venue details will be made by the Festival. All decisions are final.

4. For publicity purposes, entries selected will be required to supply at least 3 colour jpegs from the film, a full synopsis and production credits. The LIDF will happily view existing publicity material but is under no obligation to use it.

5. The Festival Print Traffic Coordinator will contact all successful entrants with a Screening Agreement and delivery schedule.

ENTRY REGULATIONS


1. Only completed entries (Entry Form, payment, and received film) will be processed and considered for screening.

2. Entry details can be submitted on-line at www.lidf.co.uk. A new Entry Form must be completed for each film submitted.

3. In case of difficulty using the on-line Entry Form, or payment facilities, please contact the Festival Office by e-mail at: info@lidf.co.uk

4. Entrant’s name, address, production title, and Entry Ref. No, must be stated on all correspondence and with the preview copy.

5. Films can also be uploaded via Vimeo, Daily Motion or other platforms.
Please provide us with a unique on-line link and password.

The LIDF is under to obligation to return the Entry Fee of films made ineligible by playback problems, although the festival will undertake to contact the filmmaker in such a case.

ENTRY FEES

1. Each submission must be accompanied by the appropriate Entry Fee. Entry Fees are not refundable. Payment may be made on-line when the Entry Form is submitted. All payments must be in UK sterling. Films submitted with the incorrect entry fee will be disqualified.
Short films (under 40mins) £30.00

Standard Rate £50.00

For every additional film submitted £5.00

FILMS BY INVITATION

The LIDF reserves the right to include in the final programme films that are at the Festival by invitation and may be produced before January 2015.