1st Annual

Mirage International Film Festival

August 13, 2014 to August 17, 2014

 
Category

SCHOOL OF HARD TAKES - INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM COMPETITION

 

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, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Regular Deadline
May 16, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Late Deadline
May 30, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 10, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 70.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
July 27, 2014

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 50 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2011

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Cash Award given for Grand Prize Winner of the School of Hard Takes Competition Category
Sponsor:TBD
Cash Award Value: 2,000 U.S. Dollar

2nd Place
Cash Award given for 2nd Prize Winner of the School of Hard Takes Competition Category
Sponsor:TBD
Cash Award Value: 1,500 U.S. Dollar

3rd Place
Cash Award given for 3rd Prize Winner of the School of Hard Takes Competition Category
Sponsor:TBD
Cash Award Value: 1,200 U.S. Dollar

4th Place
Cash Award given for 4th Prize Winner of the School of Hard Takes Competition Category
Sponsor:TBD
Cash Award Value: 900 U.S. Dollar

5th Place
Cash Award given for 5th Prize Winner of the School of Hard Takes Competition Category
Sponsor:TBD
Cash Award Value: 800 U.S. Dollar

6th Place
Cash Award given for 6th Prize Winner of the School of Hard Takes Competition Category
Sponsor:TBD
Cash Award Value: 700 U.S. Dollar

7th Place
Cash Award given for 7th Prize Winner of the School of Hard Takes Competition Category
Sponsor:TBD
Cash Award Value: 600 U.S. Dollar

8th Place
Cash Award given for 8th Prize Winner of the School of Hard Takes Competition Category
Sponsor:TBD
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

9th Place
Cash Award given for 9th Prize Winner of the School of Hard Takes Competition Category
Sponsor:TBD
Cash Award Value: 400 U.S. Dollar

10th Place
Cash Award given for 10th Prize Winner of the School of Hard Takes Competition Category
Sponsor:TBD
Cash Award Value: 300 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

1. Any short film with a running time of 50 minutes or less.

2. In order to qualify, the film must have been produced independently of any institutional and/or educational entity.