Automotive Film and Arts Festival

2 Annual August 14, 2014 to August 16, 2014

 
Category

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
May 31, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Student Fee 10.00 *
Regular Deadline
June 15, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00
Student Fee 15.00 *
Late Deadline
July 1, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00
Student Fee 20.00 15.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 15, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 30.00 25.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately July 21, 2014

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 10 minutes to 60 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
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .MOV (QuickTime)
  CD-ROM

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  CD-ROM
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> Statement by the Director

Prizes & Awards

This category is not a competition.
No prizes/awards entered for this category.

Category Rules

Submission Rules and Guidelines
Automotive Film and Arts Festival
2014 – 2015 Season

GENERAL RULES

KEY DATES

June 30th, 2014 - 11:59PM PST ENTRY DEADLINE

July 15th, 2014 - 11:59PM PST WAB LATE ENTRY DEADLINE

August 15-17, 2014 Festival Weekend in Monterey Ca.


Note: Submissions may be in work-in-progress form; however, works that are not final cuts must be clearly marked “Work in Progress (WIP)” or “Rough Cut” with an indication of what will change or what is missing (e.g., temp sound, Avid output, missing animation, etc…

ENTRY FEES:
All entries are managed through without a box.

Entry Deadline (6/30/14) – Micro $15 (WAB $10), Shorts: $20 (WAB $15), Features: $30 (WAB $25) - submit online at www.automotivefilmfestival.com/submissions

WAB Extended Deadline (7/15/14) – Micro: $25 (WAB $20), Shorts: $30 (WAB $25), Features: $40 (WAB $35) - submit online at

We encourage filmmakers to submit their work as early as possible.

Student Categories receive additional discount

Note: Entry fees are in U.S. Dollars, are per film and are non-refundable. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify a submission, without refund of any kind, if eligibility requirements are not met including if eligibility status changes post-submission.

Upon submission, filmmakers are encouraged to:

1) LIKE Automotive Film and Arts Festival on Facebook to connect and receive the latest festival updates;
2) POST a poster or production still from your film on Automotive Film and Arts Festival Facebook page with a comment: Submitted my film to Automotive Film and Arts Festival today!
3) SHARE your post on your FB wall.
4) Do the above on Twitter @autofilmfest


ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for consideration

The Automotive Film and Arts Festival is an event that embraces all the incredible aspects of our emotional attachment to all things motoring, telling it’s rich history through the visual, auditory and written art.

The work presented should be a story from the automotive or motorcycling world that is told in a wonderful cinematic way and embodies the passions of our audience.

Entrants must fully comply with these Entry Rules & Regulations, including all deadlines, film length, entry material and other requirements.

Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted. Dialogue lists will not be accepted.

CATEGORIES

The work presented should be a story from the automotive or motorcycling world that is told in a wonderful cinematic way and embodies the passions of our audience.

The Automotive Film and Arts Festival is an event that embraces all the incredible aspects of our emotional attachment to all things motoring, telling it’s rich history through the visual, auditory and written art.

PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTIONS: Films produced or commissioned by an agency, company or other entity for commercial use on web, television, or film. We encourage filmmakers, companies, and agencies to submit projects here.

Micro: under 10 minutes
Short: 10 min -59 min
Full Length: 60 min or longer

INDEPENDENT: Films privately produced with no commercial backing that would define it as a professional production and are also not a student film. This is the general category for amateur filmmakers.

Micro: under 10 minutes
Short: 15 min -59 min
Full Length: 60 min or longer

STUDENT ENTRIES: Films produced as a project while an active film student. Filmmakers do not need to be currently enrolled, however the piece submitted must have been produced while in an accredited film school program. Please include school name and dates attended with along with your submission.

Micro: under 10 minutes
Short: 10 min -59 min
Full Length: 60 min or longer


ENTRY MATERIALS*
All entries must include the following:

Please submit TWO DVD copies of the work, formatted for multi-zone or for Zone 1 (North America) and labeled with the work’s title, running time, director(s) name(s). Entries in any other format will not be accepted for preview. Check that each submitted DVD plays in its entirety on consumer DVD players. Also, do not put adhesive labels on the discs unless it is a professional output job (if burning yourself, use a permanent marker to write necessary information).

*We only accept online viewing through Withoutabox. NO YouTube, Vimeo, or others.

Note: It is Entrant’s sole responsibility to ensure all ENTRY MATERIALS arrive at the shipping destination within the deadline. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission, without refund of any kind, which does not arrive at our shipping destination within the deadline window. Up during and up to 3 weeks after the applicable submission window deadline, Entrants may email info@automotivefilmfestival.com to find out if the Festival received the submission.

*Entry materials will not be returned and will be destroyed or discarded by the Festival.

MULTIPLE ENTRIES
Each entered film must be submitted on its own DVD(s) and accompanied by its own completed "Entry Form"; please do not send a compilation DVD composed of works for separate entries.

RE-ENTRY
If your work was submitted and considered for previous editions of the Automotive Film and Arts Festival, you may re-enter it if all eligibility requirements are met (see above).

INVITED WORKS
Festival programmers select and invite all the films to be presented at the Festival, with all "Premieres" given priority (see eligibility requirements above). Invited filmmakers will be notified by email or phone via the information provided on the submitted entry form. Make sure to update us with new contact information or any other festival invitations prior to the Festival at info@automotivefilmfestival.com. We may rescind an invitation if a film’s eligibility status changes.

SELECTION
ALL films submitted to the festival are seen and scored separately by two different programmers. All films that have a higher average, or are a favorite of a programmer, go on to final deliberations. AFAF selects its films by majority vote. We reserve the right to change or rescind any selection at our sole discretion.

IF YOUR WORK IS SELECTED If your work is selected, you must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by the Festival: You must execute a release agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at AFAF 2014; (ii) warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at AFAF 2014; and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless Automotive Film and Arts Festival, its parent company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at AFAF 2014.

You must deliver to the address(es) designated by the Festival (i) one exhibition copy of the invited work; We recommend you ship via courier in order to permit the tracking of your entry once it leaves your hands. All exhibition copies must be delivered in DVD, BlueRay, or DCP. The Festival will arrange (and pay cost of) return shipping your print(s)/video(s) after the conclusion of AFAF 2014. You must provide a properly completed and signed official AFAF “Film Information Form” including all press and publication assets as specified in the “Materials Checklist”. You must provide at least one DVD copy of the final, completed film for Festival archives.

FESTIVAL SECTIONS* Works invited to participate in the AFAF 2014 will be shown in the section determined most appropriate by Festival programmers, in their sole discretion.

AUTOMOTIVE FILM AND ARTS FESTIVAL ENTRIES SHIPPING ADDRESS All submissions must be sent prepaid (including any applicable customs fees) to: Islay Events LLC Attn: AFAF ENTRIES P.O. Box 91323, Santa Barbara, CA 93190-1323