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03-Mar-2015 8:37am PDT  

 

Disability Film Challenge

1 Annual: July 06, 2014 to July 06, 2014

  Disability Film Challenge Registration

 

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
 
April 15, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00


May 31, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
SAG/AFTRA 36.00 31.00


June 18, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
SAG/AFTRA 48.00 43.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 01-Jul-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 3 minutes to 5 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Mar-2014


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in World


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
American Sign
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
Do not submit a press kit.


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best Film
The best film award recipient will win a Dell Precision M4800 Mobile Workstation, a lunch and/or Skype meeting with Erin O'Malley (executive producer of Curb Your Enthusiasm and New Girl) as well as having their film screened at the 10th annual Hollyshorts Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood in August 2014. *The lunch meeting and/or Skype meeting if the winner is out of town will come with no strings attached and will be strictly for advice. Mentors will not be able to accept any unsolicited materials.


Best Film Maker
The best film maker will win a Dell Venue 8 Android tablet, a lunch and/or Skype meeting with Max Borenstein (writer of upcoming Legendary films Godzilla and Seventh Son) as well as having their film screened at the 10th annual Hollyshorts Film Festival at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood in August 2014. *The lunch meeting and/or Skype meeting if the winner is out of town will come with no strings attached and will be strictly for advice. Mentors will not be able to accept any unsolicited materials.


Best Actor
Winner of best actor will win a lunch and/or Skype meeting with Pam Dixon, a casting director with over 30 years in the industry casting such titles as Green Lantern, The Mask of Zorro and City Slickers. *The lunch meeting and/or Skype meeting if the winner is out of town will come with no strings attached and will be strictly for advice. Mentors will not be able to accept any unsolicited materials.


CATEGORY RULES
On top of thematic and story rules, entries must include elements that, at the very least, acknowledge disability to create awareness of these unique stories that are not being told. Entries are strongly encouraged to include one or more of the following: a disabled actor, director, writer, and/or producer.

All specific rules for the Disability Film Challenge must be applied.

TO ENTER PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

1. Create a new project in your Withoutabox filmmaker account and title it with your name (ONLY), following the steps below:
-Click on Add A Project from the left-side navigation of your Withoutabox account homepage
-Make sure the project type selected is Film/Video and click continue
-When you get to the Title Original page enter in your name and click save
-Click the Exit button
*Do NOT fill out the remaining sections of the project form.

2. Submit the newly created project to the Disability Film Challenge Withoutabox listing to register for the film challenge.
Click Submit Now
Pay the registration fee via credit card
This will officially register you for the competition
Registration must be fully completed by 11:59 PST on Wednesday June 18th 2014

3. Go to www.disabilityfilmchallenge.com Friday, June 20th, 2014 at 5:01 p.m. EDST/ 2:01 p.m. PDST to view the topic of the film challenge. You will have 48 hours to create the film and upload your Secure Online Screener on Withoutabox. (Please allow plenty of time for processing time of your Secure Online Screener Upload.)

4. Please upload your Secure Online Screener on Withoutabox by Sunday, June 22, 2014 - 5:00 p.m. EDST/ 2:00 p.m. PDST
Uploads will be cut off at exactly 2PM PDST so please get the film in early.