5th Annual

Chicago South Asian Film Festival

May 29, 2014 to June 05, 2014

 
Category

Documentary

 

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
Regular Deadline
March 30, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
April 15, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
April 20, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 55.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately May 1, 2014

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after May 1, 2012

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from Middle East, Israel, South Asia, or Chicago region (see category rules for more details)

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Chicago

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Black&White Print
> Production Still Photos - Slides
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer

Prizes & Awards

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

Category Rules

• Director or Producer should be from Middle East/South Asia (MESA) region or of MESA descent:
- Middle East countries include all countries included in MENA region (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MENA)
- South Asian includes all countries in SAARC (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Asian_Association_for_Regional_Cooperation)

• Films have to prominently feature at least two, or more from the following criteria's:
o Prominently feature Actor of MESA origin in the leading role(s).
o The film plot should be completely non-fiction based upon either current affairs, political situation or history of the country(s) that make up for MESA
o Country(s) from MESA region should provide the essential backdrop for the story (least 70% of the film shot in MESA Country(s)) but, not necessarily be about people from the region.
o The Film plot highlight MESA-related stories and themes

• Films that have been produced post May 2012

• Films must be Chicago premiere