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23-May-2015 3:23am PDT  

 

Pasadena International Film Festival

3 Annual:

  Screenplays

 
 

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:

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Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
 
August 7, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00


October 23, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


December 4, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00


December 11, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 50.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
15-Jan-2016



SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Text Files
  Paper (Printed Hard Copy)
  PDF (.pdf)
  Final Draft (.fdr)
  Final Draft (.fdx)


Prizes & Awards
This category is a competition.


Best Screenplay
sculpture and laurels
Value of Goods/Services: 50 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Category Rules
Regulations
• All entries must be postmarked by December 11th, 2015. Entries received after this date cannot be considered.
• All projects must have been completed after January 1st, 2013.
• All projects must not be (prior to Festival Screening) available to watch on Youtube.com, Vimeo, or any other such website for free.
• Entrant(s) confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images and content in the entry.
• Entrant(s) will allow usage of clips from the entry and all related publicity material submitted for promotional use on television, radio, in print, web and at live Festival events.
• All decisions made by judges, programmers and organizers will be final, and NO REFUND of entry fee will be permitted.
• The Pasadena International Film Festival reserves the right to remove a film, project, or screenplay from the festival program for any reason or for no reason, and shall not be liable for any refund or claims of any kind arising out of such removal. In case the film, project or screenplay in question is diqualified, or is unable to screen due to technical, or operational difficulties, or if your film needs to be rescheduled, delayed, or removed from the program for any reason, the filmmaker (cast, crew, or anyone involved with the project in question) are not entitled to any refund or damage claims of any kind.

By submitting to the Pasadena International Film Festival, and/or if your work is selected, you must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by the Festival:
1 - You must execute a release agreement wherein you (I) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at PIFF; (II) warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at PIFF; (III) indemnify and hold harmless Pasadena International Film Festival, Marco Neves, Jessica Hardin, PIFF's affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at PIFF, and (IV) you warrant the submission of your original work and that there are no disputes regarding the ownership of the submission.
2 - You must deliver to the address(es) designated by the Festival (I) one exhibition copy of the invited work; (II) a second exhibition copy, if your film is in competition (to accommodate juror screenings); and (III) additional exhibition copies, if requested by the Festival (to allow for multiple screenings at more than one venue). We recommend you ship via courier in order to permit the tracking of your entry once it leaves your hands.
3 - All exhibition copies must be delivered in DCP, or Blu-Ray, or DVD format.
The Festival will arrange (and pay cost of) return shipping your print(s)/video(s) to one location after the conclusion of the Pasadena International Film Festival.
4 - You must provide at least one DVD copy of the final, completed film for Festival archives and internal purposes.
5 - The Pasadena International Film Festival cannot be held liable or responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement.
6 - The Pasadena International Film Festival reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason, or for no reason. We enforce this policy to ensure a secure, professional and convenient environment for all of our customers.

If your work is rejected/removed/disqualified:
You agree to indemnify, hold harmless from and defend the Pasadena International Film Festival, Marco Neves, Jessica Hardin, PIFF's affiliates, and subsidiaries, and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against all claims, demand losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including attorney's fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any film or project submitted to the Pasadena International Film Festival, or rejected/removed/disqualified by the Pasadena International Film Festival.

GENERAL INFORMATION:
• Productions must provide their projects on DVD NTSC Region 0 or 1.
• DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked by December 11th, 2015.
• Submit as early as possible! Submitting as early as possible not only allows more time for consideration, but you will not run the risk of missing the deadline. ​
No late submissions will be considered.
• Loss and Damage: Every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials submitted while in the possession of the Festival. However, we cannot accept or assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage.
• Works in progress will not be considered.
• Please, no stickers on DVDs as they can damage equipment and DVDs.
• All entries must be either in English or contain English subtitles.
• DVDs and/or any screener discs will not be returned.
• Submission fees are non-refundable.

Please, no phone calls unless an emergency.