3rd Annual

Portsmouth International Film Festival

September 22, 2016 to September 25, 2016




Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in United Kingdom Pound
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
February 26, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Student Fee 10.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 27, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00
Student Fee 15.00 *
Late Deadline
July 29, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00
Student Fee 20.00 15.00
WAB Extended Deadline
August 5, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Student Fee 25.00 20.00

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

Category Details

August 19, 2016

A runtime of any length is permitted

No requirement for completed by date

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
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Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

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Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Black&White Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Color Print
> Photo of the Director - Black&White Print
> 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
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best of Fest Award
The winners of Best Feature, Best Short, Best Doc, Best short Doc, Best Animation and Best Military film will all be put forward for the best of the fest award
Cash Award Value: 500 United Kingdom Pound

Best Animation

Best Director of an Animation

Animated Screenplay

Best Sound Design in an Animation

Achievement in Art

Best Score in a Animation

Category Rules

A) Guidelines

Films that have been aired on UK television prior to the Festival, are available for purchase on DVD or on VOD in Europe, or are available for continuous online viewing in their entirety are NOT eligible.
Films previously submitted to the Portsmouth International Film Festival are NOT eligible.
Films must be submitted on DVD or Blu-Ray. Do not send film prints, master tapes, or other originals.
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.
Entrant will allow usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live Festival events.
All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles are not eligible.
Works in Progress: While entrants are permitted to submit films that are not fully complete (i.e., without final color correction and sound mixing), please note that the programming committee will only consider the version submitted; subsequent cuts or replacement copies will only be accepted at the request of the programming committee.
Only complete entries (including entry form, payment, and preview DVD screener) will be processed.
Please submit a typed or clearly printed entry form or a copy of the online form receipt along with the submission. The Portsmouth International Film Festival is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry form is incorrect or illegible.
Students must include proof of student status at the time of production (i.e., copy of student ID, transcript, etc.).

B) Deadlines

Entries are eligible for the appropriate rate based on the date of the postmark if delivered.

C) Shipping

The cost of shipping an entry to the Festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted.

All international entries must be sent to the Festival office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Fees charged to the Portsmouth International Film Festival will be refused. Be sure to include the proper customs documentation required by your shipping service. All deliveries should be marked with no commercial value.

D) Judging & Selection

Feature, Documentary, Short and Animation Films are selected for Festival presentation by the Portsmouth International Film Festival Programming Committee. If a film is selected for screening, the Festival office will contact the entrant by phone or email.

All competitive film categories, including the Portsmouth Award and Short Film Competition are judged before the Festival.

All entrants will be notified on or before 19 August, 2016.

For publication purposes, entries selected will be required to supply three high resolution stills from the film and at least one high resolution photograph of the film's director. The Festival also requests publicity materials and a video trailer (if available). Publicity and press materials will not be returned.

E) Entry Fees

Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable. Fees cover registration, notification that your entry has been received, and notification of results. These fees may be paid by check or money order, made payable to Capture Events ltd, or Paypal or through With Out a Box.