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24-Apr-2014 10:01pm PDT  

 

Destiny City Film Festival and Screenplay Competition

1 Annual: July 31, 2014 to August 03, 2014

  Student 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
 
February 20, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00


March 20, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00


April 17, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


April 30, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 01-Jun-2014


RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted


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



2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Audience Choice Award
DCFF audiences will determine the winner of the Audience Choice award.
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Narrative Feature
The winner of the Best Narrative Feature award will be determined by DCFF staff and our jury panel.
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Short Narrative
The winner of the Best Short Narrative award will be determined by DCFF staff and our jury panel.
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Feature Documentary
The winner of the Best Feature Documentary award will be determined by DCFF staff and our jury panel.
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Short Documentary
The winner of the Best Short Documentary award will be determined by DCFF staff and our jury panel.
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
GENERAL RULES
To be considered for 2014, the Destiny City Film Festival requires:
1. A completed entry via withoutabox.com
2. Two (2) DVD/Blu-Ray discs (region 1 or 0), NTSC format ONLY, or secure online screener of your film.
3. The required and appropriate entry fee.
4. English language or English subtitles.
4. The film to have been completed no earlier than January 2013.

ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION RULES
- Entries should be submitted on NTSC DVD or via secure online screener only. The Destiny City Film Festival requires two (2) submission copies of each film. All filmmakers will be notified when our offices receive your submission(s).
- Please make a note in your submission if you have any connections to the Pacific Northwest. Filmmakers who reside in Pierce County will receive two (2) festival ticket vouchers just for submitting.
- Please label each disc and box with film title and Withoutabox tracking number. Each entry must be accompanied with its own entry form and submission fee.
- Preview screeners or exhibition DVDs will not be returned unless a request is made to return it and a pre-paid/SASE is provided by the filmmaker.
- Please do not submit works in progress. Instructional films, industrials, propaganda or promotional videos are not appropriate for submission.
- Your film must be postmarked no later than the deadline under which you’ve registered. If the submission is not postmarked properly, or if a payment is received after a postmark deadline, we will not view your film until the difference is paid to the Destiny City Film Festival. It is the responsibility of the filmmaker or submission contact to ensure that all requirements are met. The festival retains the right to disqualify an entry with no refunded fee if submission guidelines are not met.
- While every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials submitted, DCFF cannot accept or assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage en route or otherwise.
- Submission to DCFF equals acceptance of all terms and conditions of the entry process.

AWARDS
The strongest films based on screener’s feedback will be placed in competition for festival awards at the sole discretion of the Destiny City Film Festival. Awards will be given for: Best Narrative Feature, Best Feature Documentary, Best Narrative Short, Best Short Documentary and Best Local Film. The DCFF audience will determine the winner of the Audience Choice Award. All winners will be announced at the Closing Night Celebration on Sunday, August 3rd at the Blue Mouse Theater.

IF YOUR FILM IS SELECTED
- All submitters will be notified of our official selections on or about June 2nd, 2014.
- Should your film be selected, we want you to attend the festival! Please let us know if travel or lodging are expenses you can’t shoulder. While we can’t promise anything, we can guarantee that we will do whatever we can to help make these arrangements for you. Each accepted film will receive one (1) VIP pass (good for admission to all films and events for you plus one guest), ground transportation to/from the Seattle-Tacoma Airport, access to festival hangouts and hospitality areas, and festival swag.
- DCFF requests that all exhibition formats be received by July 10th. Blu-ray and DVD are the preferred formats.
- Films may be shown once or multiple times during the festival at various locations around Tacoma.
- Portions of your submitted material may be copied and used to promote your film. Upon acceptance, filmmakers grant DCFF the right to use clips and press materials for promotional purposes unless the filmmaker requests otherwise.
- You are responsible for shipping the exhibition copy of your film to the festival. DCFF will ship exhibition copies outbound with domestic ground shipping only. Non-ground or international shipping must be paid by you.