8th Annual

Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles

September 21, 2016 to September 28, 2016

 
Category

Shorts

 

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 28, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
June 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately July 14, 2016

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 54 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2013

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

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

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
DigiBeta    
HDCAM    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> Statement by the Director
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Narrative Short
Best Narrative Short may come with goods/services prizes. TBA.

Best Short Documentary
Best Short Doc may come with goods/services prizes. TBA.

Best Animated Short
Best Animated Short may come with goods/services prizes. TBA.

Category Rules

This category is for all types of short films: music video, documentary, narrative, experimental, animated, etc. (Short Music Documentaries should apply in the Music Documentary category, however.)