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25-Apr-2015 9:01am PDT  

 

Nantucket Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

20 Annual: June 24, 2015 to June 29, 2015

  Narrative (Feature)

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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
 
January 12, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


February 9, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00


February 20, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00


March 9, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 60.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 15-May-2015


RUNTIME
Features: minimum 40 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2014


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
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
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SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
HDCAM    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Posters


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Showtime's Tony Cox Award for Screenwriting - Feature
The screenplays displaying the most skillful writing in a feature receive this award. All narrative feature-length films in the NFF lineup are eligible. Prize information to be announced, please check www.nantucketfilmfestival.org for updates. Past winners include KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER, SHORT TERM 12, HELLO I MUST BE GOING, and MARGIN CALL.
Sponsor:Showtime


Adrienne Shelly Foundation Excellence in Filmmaking Award
Presented to an outstanding female filmmaker in honor and remembrance of Adrienne Shelly’s film legacy. All feature films (narratives and documentaries) are eligible for this prize.
Sponsor:Adrienne Shelly Foundation
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar


Writer/Director Award
This award goes to an individual with joint talents in screenwriting and directorial innovation. Prize information to be announced, please check www.nantucketfilmfestival.org for updates. Past winners include BOYHOOD, FRUITVALE STATION, SLEEPWALK WITH ME, and TYRANNOSAUR.


Audience Award
For this much-loved annual distinction, the audience picks its favorite films. All feature films (narratives and documentaries) are eligible for the Audience Award for Best Feature.


CATEGORY RULES
I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree as follows:
1. I have read, understood and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered;
2. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true;
3. This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation;
4. I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and it's Competition;
5. I hold the Nantucket Film Festival harmless from damage to or loss of the print to or from the Festival or otherwise during the course of the Festival's possession of the film. I certify that I hold all necessary rights for this submission and accept the regulations of the Nantucket Film Festival.

IMPORTANT NOTE - VIMEO LINKS:

** ALL film submissions are strongly encouraged to send a Vimeo screener link with their WAB submission **

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
* Works must be available for exhibition on DCP or HD-CAM NTSC;
* Films must have a composite optical sound;
* Entries must be post-marked by the deadline date;
* NFF will not consider previously submitted films unless the project can be justified as a sufficiently different version of the previously submitted work;
* Feature films may not have been released theatrically, appeared online or aired on television in the U.S. prior to the festival;
* Short films may not have been released theatrically or on television in the U.S. prior to the festival. If the film has screened online, the filmmaker is required to include this information in the film's submission materials;
* If you are submitting a work-in-progress, screener must be clearly marked as a work-in-progress or rough cut. Only one version of the film may be considered, and replacement cuts are not accepted, so please keep this in mind when deciding when to submit.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE:
* Entry title and name of entrant must be on all materials and containers;
* If submitting a DVD, do no use paper labels, as these can affect playback and damage players. Instead, simply write your film's title, submission number, and running time on the disc with a Sharpie;
* The Festival is not responsible for returning DVDs;
* The Festival is not responsible for DVDs lost or damaged in transit;
* Keep a copy of your completed application for reference;
* Applicants can check the status of submission directly on Withoutabox;
* Applicants will be notified of the festival's decision by mid May.

ENTRY FEE:
* We accept U.S. checks, money orders, or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express);
* Entry fees will not be returned;
* The Festival reserves the right to impose a $20 surcharge for returned checks;
* Filmmaker agrees that he/she will be solely responsible for the delivery of his/her film/print materials to and from the festival venue.

IF SELECTED
* Photographs and press kit will be needed immediately;
* Feature film prints are due on Nantucket by June 1-12, 2015. Short film prints are due by June 1, 2015.

ENTRIES MUST BE POST-MARKED BY THEIR RESPECTIVE DEADLINE