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Mirage International Film Festival

1 Annual: August 13, 2014 to August 17, 2014

  SCHOOL OF HARD TAKES - INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM COMPETITION

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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
 
February 28, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00


May 16, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00


May 30, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00


June 10, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 70.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
27-Jul-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 50 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-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 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


PRESSKIT 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.