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24-Apr-2014 2:35pm PDT  

 

Los Angeles Film Festival

20 Annual: June 10, 2014 to June 19, 2014

  Short Film Programs

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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 6, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Film Independent Member 25.00 20.00


January 10, 2014
Official Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Film Independent Member 35.00 30.00


February 7, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Film Independent Member 45.00 40.00


February 14, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Film Independent Member Fee 45.00 40.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 05-May-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 26 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
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
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SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
HDCAM    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best Narrative Short Film
The winning film is selected by a special jury and announced at the end of the Festival.


Best Documentary Short Film
The winning film is selected by a special jury and announced at the end of the Festival.


Best Animated or Experimental Short Film
The winning film is selected by a special jury and announced at the end of the Festival.


Audience Award for Best Short Film
The Audience Award for Best Short Film is based on ballots submitted by Festival Audiences.


CATEGORY RULES
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- Short films must have been completed after January 1, 2013.
- Short films must not have had any commercial theatrical, television, or internet play in the US.
- Short films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for Festival presentation.
- Films that have been submitted for consideration in previous years are eligible for re-submission only if significant changes have been made to the film. A detailed list of the changes must be included in the submission packet.
- For submission purposes, preview DVDs may be works-in-progress, films with temporary soundtracks or digital outputs.
- Filmmakers must deliver final format (as indicated) for Festival screenings. No exceptions will be permitted.

LABELING DVD SUBMISSION
For all submissions, include the English language title and the running time on the DVD itself. Indicate the region-coding of the disc, and, if the DVD is in PAL format, print “PAL” on the disc. If submitting a work-in-progress, indicate the elements that are incomplete on the DVD.

MULTIPLE ENTRIES
You may submit more than one film, but each one must be on a separate DVD or link and must be accompanied by its own completed submission form and entry fee.

SHIPPING
All costs for shipping submission materials to and from Los Angeles are the responsibility of the sender. Ship your DVD in a protective envelope. The Festival recommends bubble-pack envelopes over fiber-pack envelopes as the fiber type can lead to damages DVDs and DVD players. The Festival is not responsible for damage to submitted materials incurred in shipping.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES
All entries from outside the US should be sent Air Mail Registered or by a parcel or express service. We cannot accept entries shipped via air-freight if customs and delivery fees have not been paid.

PRESS KITS
NO paper press kits are accepted (save the planet). Please, no digital press kits until AFTER the film is invited to screen at the Festival. When a digital press kit is requested, it must be on a separate DVD or CD with the film title and "press kit" written on the disc.

FILM INDEPENDENT DISCOUNT
To be eligible for the discounted Film Independent member rate, you must include a copy of your current Film Independent membership card with your submission.