21st Annual

SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival

July 29, 2015 to August 02, 2015

 
Category

San Antonio - the City on the Rise!

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
November 21, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
January 23, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
February 20, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 27, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 80.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
June 26, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 7 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after August 1, 2014

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in San Antonio

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
FIRST Place - $6,000 SECOND Place - $3,000 THIRD Place - $1,000
Sponsor:the 80/20 Foundation
Cash Award Value: 6,000 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

San Antonio Film Festival seeks films made in Bexar County. DIRECTOR MUST LIVE IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS and show proof.

Films must not have been previously screened commercially in San Antonio, Texas or available on the Internet prior to August 5, 2015.

Calling All San Antonio Filmmakers!
Thanks to the 80/20 Foundation, for the first time ever
SAFILM-San Antonio Film Festival is offering $10,000 for the winners
of our newest category: "San Antonio, the City on the Rise."

We are looking for short films (30 seconds to 7 minutes long) that depict the urban renaissance of our beloved city and conveys "San Antonio is not what you think! The top 3 winning San Antonio filmmakers will receive a total of $10,000 for three cash prizes funded by the 80/20 Foundation as follows:
FIRST Place - $6,000
SECOND Place - $3,000
THIRD Place - $1,000

Films should be submitted through withoutabox.com, which lists the official entry fee for each date. The schedule for submission deadlines are:

1. Nov 21, 2014 (Early bird)

2. Jan 23, 2015 (Regular )

3. Feb 20, 2015 (Late )

4. March 27, 2015 (Extended Late )


Please keep in mind these FIVE rules:

1. The film director(s) must be a current resident of San Antonio, TX, that has lived in the city for at least one year as of August 3, 2013.

2. The short film must emphasize the urban renaissance of San Antonio, TX.

3. The film must be a minimum of 30 seconds long and not exceed seven minutes.

4. Finalists agree to grant the Creative Commons License "Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International " (CC BY-ND 4.0). Please visit creativecommons.org for more info.

5. To be eligible for this competition, all films must be premieres: first run - never screened (publicly or privately).

Please check out these articles which provide concrete examples of the big idea, "San Antonio is Not What You Think."

City on the Rise (report embedded in article) - therivardreport.com/san-antonio-a-city-on-the-rise/

Brain Gain - texasceomagazine.com/features/the-brain-gain-the-rise-of-san-antonios-talent-economy/

Under Construction (report embedded in article) - therivardreport.com/san-antonio-under-construction-project-by-project/