6th Annual

Bluestocking Film Series

July 14, 2016 to July 16, 2016

 
Category

Narrative Short

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

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
Earlybird Deadline
February 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Student Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
March 22, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 25.00 *
Late Deadline
April 29, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 30.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
May 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 30.00 *

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately May 22, 2016

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

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
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

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

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Audience Choice Award
The Audience Choice award for "Best in Fest" is chosen by highest number of votes by blind ballot. Voting is conducted directly after each screening during our annual event. All films in competition from either category are eligible for the Audience Choice Award.
Sponsor:Bluestocking Film Series
Cash Award Value: 50 U.S. Dollar

1st Place Jury Award
Our first place jury award is selected by an international jury of filmmakers and women in film.
Sponsor:TBD
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

2nd Place Jury Award
Our second place jury award is selected by an international jury of filmmakers and women in film.
Sponsor:TBD
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Juried Award for Production Design
Special Jury Award for Production Design. Open to U.S. Filmmakers only. Selected by a jury of filmmakers.
Sponsor:Resolution Rentals
Value of Goods/Services: 400 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Juried Award for Cinematography
Special Jury Award for Cinematography. Open to U.S. Filmmakers only. Selected by a jury of cinematographers.
Sponsor:Resolution Rentals
Value of Goods/Services: 400 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

The Bitch Pack Best in Show Award
The Bitch Pack is a collective of creatives and film / media students (current + past) who believe that there should be more screenplays produced into films (reel life) that reflect how women talk in real life. The winner is awarded a commemorative customized plaque.
Sponsor:Bluestocking Film Series
This prize is shared with other categories.

Rising Star Award
A cash prize of $250 awarded to Bluestocking 2016's "Rising Star" chosen by international prize jury. Sponsored by Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund.
Sponsor:Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Guidelines for Submission:

1. The film must feature a female protagonist in the leading role.

2. The film must also pass The Bechdel-Wallace Test which means it features at least 2 women/girl characters who talk to each other about something other than a man (or men or boys).

3. Short narrative fiction films (of any genre) not exceeding 30 minutes in length (including titles and credits). NO documentaries will be considered.

All inquiries, bluestockingfilmseries@gmail.com.