9th Annual

FILM-COM Financing, Packaging & Distribution Market

June 19, 2018 to June 22, 2018

 
Category

Documentary Project-in-Progress

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
March 31, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
April 7, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
April 21, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
WAB Extended Deadline
May 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Film-Com Really Late Deadline
May 7, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Miraculous Final Deadline
May 16, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately June 7, 2018

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

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

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Mobile
REGION 0    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

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

Category Rules

SUBMISSIONS FOR DOCUMENTARIES:

***Bear in mind the materials called for here are for FILM-COM screening purposes only, not the full set of materials you will need to present to potential funding sources, network execs, potential co-production companies, agents, writer/producer reps or other packaging partners.***

Once filmmakers have officially entered and provided fee via Withoutabox,

You must go to the Film-Com website at www.film-com.com and fill out the PROJECT REGISTRY FORM, where you will include all relevant business information about your project, and:

1] Brief synopsis
2] Promo sizzler or sample footage, no more than 10 minutes in length
3] 1-sheet promo art
4] Ultra-brief video selfie that presents your most concise elevator pitch regarding your project

NOTE: DO NOT UPLOAD COMPLETED SCRIPTS OR FULL-LENGTH TREATMENTS; however, for your own protection, all projects should have either treatment or script registered with the Writers Guild of America West or Writers Guild of American East or the Library of Congress prior to submitting to Film-Com. PLEASE SUBMIT THE PROJECT'S WGAe, WGAw or LoC REGISTRATION NUMBER WHEN YOU FILL OUT THE PROJECT REGISTRY FORM ON THE FILM-COM SITE. If you are submitting from a country outside the USA, then you should show proof of copyright registration with the certified entity in your own country. If there is no certified entity, then register with the WGA or WGAe as indicated above at www.wga.org or www.wgaeast.org -- we understand not all docs have treatments or scripts; in general, you should do this for your own protection with any of your projects, regardless of where you submit them.

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DOCUMENTARIES FYI --

Documentaries can be about any subject matter, though bear in mind that they may take three general forms:

1] A work that can be tailored to a cable network, which will typically be editable to fit within a one-hour time slot, depending upon the network and its schedule of commercial breaks.

2] A festival circuit work of any length that is really not designed for a network, which may have an opportunity for theatrical release -- please note that theatrical release is in reality always a challenging proposition, as it oftentimes requires distribution capital that may be significantly larger than the budget of the film itself.

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TECHNICAL NOTE: As you are setting up your project info with Withoutabox, when asked to check on either Produced Film or Unproduced Script -- WAB currently only has these two categories -- please check on Produced Film. While Film-Com focuses on projects-in-progress, as indicated, we do not read or process screenplays, and are not a screenplay pitch event. Each project must range from at least the packaging phase to being newly shot, so for classification purposes, we will consider it a film being produced.


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FILM-COM FYI --

To reiterate Film-Com's primary focus on review of the business and marketing elements of any project:

In order to present to industry executives, potential financiers and co-production partners, YOU MUST PLAN TO ATTEND FILM-COM fully to present to execs in attendance, for as long as you can, and with as much detail as you have available.

There are NUMEROUS opportunities for you to interact with industry executives during the span of FILM-COM, and you should engage in all these activities to establish as many relationships as you possibly can from the beginning of the process to the end. This is how contacts get made, how projects get packaged and ultimately launched.

FILM-COM is run by content creators, for content creators. We understand how challenging it is to fly to L.A. or elsewhere and try to set a handful of meetings with industry execs who may give you 15 minutes of their time. That's why we bring them to you at FILM-COM.

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