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21-Apr-2015 7:44am PDT  

 

Grand Rapids Comic-Con Film Festival

2 Annual: October 16, 2015 to October 18, 2015

  Documentary Short Films

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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
 
May 1, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *


June 1, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00


July 1, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00


July 15, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 25.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 15-Sep-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 25 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2012


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    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
Do not submit a press kit.


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


1st Place
Sponsor:Grand Rapids Comic-Con
Cash Award Value: 300 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


2nd Place
Sponsor:Grand Rapids Comic-Con
Cash Award Value: 200 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Audience Choice Award
Awarded based on votes by audience members.
Sponsor:Grand Rapids Comic-Con
Cash Award Value: 100 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
1. All entries in the Documentary category must tell a nonfiction story. Mockumentaries are not eligible in this category.
2. Films submitted on a video DVD or Blu-ray should contain no material except for the film itself. DVDs and Blu-rays will not be returned. DVDs and Blu-rays that are not playable are automatically disqualified.
3. Content must be appropriate for a family audience. We will accept submissions meriting the equivalent of a G, PG, or PG-13 rating. Films with excessive profanity, violence, or sexual content will not be considered.
4. The filmmaker(s) must own the rights to the submitted film and all content contained therein. Submitted films must not contain copyrighted music or any other trademarked or previously copyrighted material without prior written permission from the copyright owner.
5. Submitted films may be in any genre, but preference will be given to films that appeal to the comic con audience, such as science fiction, fantasy, action, comedy, and animation.
6. All selection decisions are final.