3rd Annual

St Albans Film Festival

April 30, 2015 to May 03, 2015

 
Category

Feature Films

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in United Kingdom Pound
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
August 4, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
January 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
February 2, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
February 16, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately February 28, 2015

RUNTIME
Features: From 60 minutes to 130 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 & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 2    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Media Files
  CD-ROM
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .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.


Prizes & Awards

This category is not a competition.
No prizes/awards entered for this category.

Category Rules

Must be no longer than 2hours & 10mins - 130mins.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING RULES CAREFULLY.

FESTIVAL DATES

• 30th April - 3rd May 2015
• Submissions are currently OPEN.

SUBMISSION FORMAT
• Films must be submitted, on region 2 DVD or USB drive and should be clearly labelled with the title, running time and contact information. We also accept an online link to view the films.
• Submitted copies will not be returned due to the high volume of entries we receive unless a pre-paid envelope is sent with the submission.
• Please do not submit multiple works on the same DVD.

FEE'S:
Entry fee’s are non-refundable.

DEADLINES:
All the deadlines are POSTMARK deadlines and are the dates by which you must send your submissions, however do send your submissions as soon as possible. Please make sure you send the correct fee for your submission.

PRESS & ; PUBLICITY
Should your film be accepted we will request digital images and other press/publicity materials you may have available at that time.


SUBMISSION ELIGIBILITY
• All foreign language films must be subtitled in English (the costs of which are to be covered by the applicant).
• All rights, permissions and clearances must be obtained prior to submission and applicants must ensure that they have the right to submit the work with regard to third parties connected with the production of the film in question. This includes all film and music rights and clearances have been obtained in accordance with UK copywright laws. By entering your work, you agree to this and the responsibilities involved. The St Albans Film Festival assumes no responsibility for violation or infringement of copyright law.
• Films must abide by the legal constraints of film classification. Please refer to the British Board of Film Classification Guidelines.
Your film MUST meet these conditions. WE DO NOT REFUND SUBMISSION FEES.

We welcome Over 18 content, however please also note that any film containing illegal content will not be accepted and will be immediately reported to the authorities.


PRIZES & FESTIVAL SELECTION
Feature Films are not 'In-competition' however we will supply any feature films selected for screening with a digital copy of our 'Official Selection' Laurels for use in your publicity material.


SHIPPING

Please send your entries to:
ST ALBANS FILM FESTIVAL LTD.
ARQUEN HOUSE
4- 6 SPICER STREET
ST ALBANS
HERTS
AL3 4PQ
UNITED KINGDOM
All shipping and postage costs incurred in submitting work to us must be paid by the entrant. The Festival will not accept Cash on Delivery shipments and will not absorb any fees incurred in customs.
Submission packages from outside the UK must be labelled 'No commercial value - for cultural purposes only' on any customs label and for customs purposes must be given a value of no more than US$10 or £5 sterling.


SELECTION
Selection will be carried out by the St Albans Film Festival Director and appointed judges. No correspondence will be entered into regarding the selection process and the decision of the Festival Committee is final.
We will inform successful applicants by the 28th February 2015.

All successful submissions will be listed on our website (www.stalbansfilmfestival.com) and successful applicants will be notified by email or over the phone.

We will also request that successful applicants send us digital press kits. Please only send this after you have been selected, and NOT during application.

We will also inform UNSUCCESSFUL applicants by email by 28th February 2015.
If your film is successful you will be issued with our screening guidelines and will need to provide a high quality screening copy. St Albans Film Festival will not pay any screening fees nor will be incur any costs for the film or postage to receive your film.


FESTIVAL SCREENING & SCHEDULING
All screenings during the Festival period will take place at the discretion of the Festival. We reserve the right to make changes to the advertised schedule at any time for any reason and will not accept liability for any costs incurred as a result of such changes.
No film may be withdrawn from the St Albans Film Festival programme after its selection/participation has been confirmed without the prior agreement of St Albans Film Festival.
If we require a screening copy of your film, these must be received by the Festival by 9th March 2015


Submission to the St Albans Film Festival implies acceptance of the Rules outlined above.