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28-May-2015 5:11pm PDT  

 

Washington DC Independent Film Festival

16 Annual: February 25, 2015 to March 01, 2015

  High School Students (age 18 and under)

 
 

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
 
September 30, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


October 25, 2014
Reminder Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


November 25, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


December 10, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Projects less than 30 min. 23.00 18.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 31-Dec-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 30 minutes to 30 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Sep-2013


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Mobile
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REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
DigiBeta    
DVCAM    
HDCAM    
DVCPro    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts


Prizes & Awards
This category is a competition.


Honorable Mention
TBA
Sponsor:TBA


Category Rules
This is the second year that we are offering a High School film competition at the festival. High school student films presented at DCIFF should usually be 20 minutes or less in length.

You MUST be a CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT to qualify (submit your current School ID) or have graduated in Spring/Summer 2014. (We still want to see the ID please).

A press kit is not necessary, but for this category we would very much like you to include a short letter with your submission that gives us a sense of how this film came to life. You can either do this in the Withoutabox Cover Letter Section, or send it in with your DVD or via email to dciffsubmissions@gmail.com (PLEASE WRITE FILM TITLE AND PRESS MATERIALS IN THE SUBJECT LINE OF THE EMAIL).

***IMPORTANT!!!***
By submitting to the festival, the filmmaker(s) acknowledges that no film accepted for screening in competition at DCIFF will be withdrawn without the express written permission of DCIFF given in DCIFF sole discretion. There are no exceptions to this rule even in the case of technical issues. In the event a screening print is not delivered, DCIFF reserves the right to screen publicly the DVD or VHS submission. This being said, we expect to work with filmmakers to resolve all issues to everyone's satisfaction.

Thank you.