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04-Mar-2015 4:49am PDT  

 

Roswell International Sci Fi Film Festival and Screenwriting Contest

5 Annual: July 02, 2015 to July 04, 2015

  RISF SyFy Short Film Festival

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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
 
April 11, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00


May 16, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00


May 23, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 45.00 40.00


May 30, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 45.00 40.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
05-Jun-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 60 minutes to 45 minutes


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


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
BLU-RAY
REGION 1  
Media Files
  .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)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is not a competition.

No prizes/awards entered for this category.

CATEGORY RULES
1. All films are subject to reviews and rejection.
2. The number of screenings, days and venues is at the sole discretion of the Festival.
3. We will not transfer PAL for viewing — only forward NTSC format.
4. It is cost prohibitive for the festival to insure individual prints. Make sure you have your own insurance.

Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form and applicable entry fees. Entries must be submitted on DVD (any region). Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English.

RISF is an awards based competition calling for feature and short length films and short length screenplay submissions.
All films are subject to reviews and rejection.

It is kindly requested, though not obligatory, that any awards received be mentioned in the promotional materials or websites of the films or screenplays being awarded.

All submissions are handled fairly and equally. We encourage you to submit as early as possible.

All entries will be viewed by the selection committee. The Festival will make no cuts or changes. All entrants will be notified by email.

Selected films will also be posted on our website. The festival does not pay rental fees for submitted work. If selected, exhibition format is DV, DVD, or Blu Ray.

If shipping preview copy or screenplay by a method that includes a signature upon delivery, please waive the signature requirement.

Submissions of film or screenplays will be viewed only after your entry fee payment is received and paid in full.

Submission dates listed are postmark deadlines.

The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in scheduling.

We will not transfer PAL for viewing — only forward NTSC format.

The number of screenings, days and venues is at the sole discretion of the Festival.

Cost of shipping is the responsibility of the entrant. DVDs must be sent to the festival prepaid. C.O.D.'S will be refused. All Tapes/DVDs must be labeled with the title of the entry, running time, and the name of the director. The festival cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit.

It is cost prohibitive for the festival to insure individual prints. Make sure you have your own insurance.

We strongly encourage you to only send materials you do not wish to have returned, it's cheaper and easier for all involved. Please do not send us masters, originals, your only copy, etc. Videos will not be returned.

Visit our website, www.filmroswell.com, for more information, updates and announcements.

RETURN OF SUBMISSION TAPES
We strongly encourage you to only send materials you do not wish to have returned, it's cheaper and easier for all involved. Please do not send us masters, originals, your only copy, etc. Videos will not be returned unless requested, please mark the appropriate box on your entry form. Tape return fees are $5 for US addresses, $10 outside of the U.S. Allow 8 weeks after festival date for returns. Although due care will be exercised, Filmroswell.com, Roswell Film Office, Roswell USA and the Roswell International Film Festival cannot accept responsibility for lost or damaged tapes. Please DO NOT SEND self-addressed stamped envelopes for videotape returns, we will not use them.
Any questions?
Please e-mail us at info@roswellfilmcon.com. We will respond within 24hrs.