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23-May-2015 4:56am PDT  

 

FILM-COM Financing, Packaging & Distribution Market

6 Annual: June 16, 2015 to June 19, 2015

  Documentary Project-in-Progress

 
 

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
 
March 21, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00


March 31, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


April 15, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


April 30, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00


May 7, 2015
Film-Com Really Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


May 15, 2015
OMG!!! FINAL DEADLINE
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 16-May-2015


RUNTIME


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 COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements
Do not submit a press kit.


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 STATUS 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
:
NOTE: DO NOT UPLOAD COMPLETED SCRIPTS OR FULL-LENGTH TREATMENTS; however, for your own protection, all projects must 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. YOU MUST SUBMIT THE PROJECT'S WGAe, WGAw or LoC REGISTRATION NUMBER WHEN YOU SEND REQUIRED MATERIALS TO FILM-COM. If you are submitting from a country outside the USA, then you must 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

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DOCUMENTARIES FYI --

Documentaries can be about any subject matter, though bear in mind that they may take two 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 work 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 difficult proposition, as it oftentimes requires distribution capital that is far larger than the budget of the film itself.

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TECHNICAL NOTE: As you are setting up your project info, 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 --

Projects are selected by marketability. For guidelines to marketability factors, go to www.Film-Com.com, then to the Enter Projects tab, and click on Marketability Factors.

In order to present to industry executives, potential financiers and co-production partners, you must plan to participate in FILM-COM fully, and exhibit your project at the New Project Pitch Expo, which will enable you to present to all execs in attendance, for as long as you can, and with as much detail as you have available. All official entries through Withoutabox will be given free booth space at the New Project Pitch Expo.

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.

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