21st Annual

Nantucket Film Festival & Screenplay Competition

June 22, 2016 to June 27, 2016

 
Category

Narrative (Feature)

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

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
Earlybird Deadline
December 14, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
January 14, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
February 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 65.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately May 1, 2016

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

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
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
OTHER
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
HDCAM    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

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

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Audience Award
For this much-loved annual distinction, the audience picks its favorite films. All narrative feature films are eligible for the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. Prize information to be announced.

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

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;
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 as their submission preview format **
* For instructions on how to submit your Vimeo link/password on WAB, please refer here: https://www.withoutabox.com/browse/filmmaker/faq/detail?section=screeners#q21

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
* Works must be available for exhibition on DCP or HDCAM NTSC;
* Films must have a composite optical sound;
* Entries must be completed - including providing a Vimeo link or WAB Secure Online Screener - 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 files and links;
* We no longer accept DVD submissions;
* All submissions must be made via Vimeo link (preferred) or Secure Online Screener;
* 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 early 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, 2016. Short film prints are due by June 1, 2016.

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY NFF BY THEIR RESPECTIVE DEADLINE. TO BE CONSIDERED COMPLETE, VIMEO LINK OR WAB SECURE ONLINE SCREENER MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE RESPECTIVE DEADLINE.