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20-Apr-2014 7:18pm PDT  

 

Reel Earth Environmental Film Fest, New Zealand

10 Annual: June 20, 2014 to June 29, 2014

  Best Nature & Wildlife Film

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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
 
December 10, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00
Student Fee 20.00 15.00


January 20, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00
Student Fee 20.00 15.00


January 31, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Student Fee 25.00 20.00


February 14, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 31-Mar-2014


RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution



2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

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SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
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EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
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PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best Nature & Wildlife Film
A juried award. Nature and Wildlife films of all lengths are assessed in this category.
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Feature Film
Films 70 minutes and over in length. Prize is the prestigious bronze Huia Feather sculpture by reknowned New Zealand sculptor Paul Dibble.
Value of Goods/Services: 2,000 New Zealand Dollar


Best Mid Length Film
Film length: 25 minutes or more, up to 70 minutes.


Best Short Film
Film length less than 25 minutes.


Best New Zealand Film
Open to New Zealand nationals, or films substantially made by New Zealanders - either in New Zealand or elsewhere. Prize is the prestigious bronze Huia Feather sculpture by reknowned New Zealand sculptor Paul Dibble.
Value of Goods/Services: 2,000 New Zealand Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
Films in this category are judged on two criteria:

1. CONTENT & EFFECT
The content is topical and relevant to nature and environmental themes, and presented in a way that has a strong and lasting impact.

The content is clear, fair, and convincing to the audience. It leaves a lasting impression and causes people to reflect on, discuss and debate the film and its topic for a long time after viewing.

2. TECHNIQUE
An appropriate range of story telling, cinematic and film editing techniques are used in ways that enhance the experience for the audience and the purpose/meaning of the film.

Craft awards recognising excellence in: cinematography; editing; script; original sound track and use of animation in both stop motion and CGI may be presented when the jury deems it adds to the artistic merits of the film or stirs the audience emotionally.