1st Annual

Synimatica Short Film Festival

May 01, 2017 to May 28, 2017

 
Category

Documentary

 

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
January 27, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
March 15, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
April 15, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
April 27, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
April 30, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 45 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2000

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Documentary
Best Documentary will be awarded to the best film, documentary, experimental or episodic.
Sponsor:Synimatica
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Films have no completion date restrictions.

Your documentary film must be no more than 45 minutes in length – including credits.

All non-English language films must have English language subtitles.

Short Films may have been screened at any number of festivals or other public theatrical exhibitions anywhere in the world, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet.

PLEASE NOTE: All deadlines associated with the Synimatica Short Film Festival will be sent to you via email. We must receive your digital upload, by the deadline date for which your film has been registered! We encourage you to submit your film as early as possible. Please allow up to 24-48 hours for processing of digital video uploads.

All films must be submitted by the accepted format: Digital upload via the Withoutabox Secure Online Screener System, Vimeo link entered directly or on the submission application. We do not accept links via e-mail! If you choose to provide a Vimeo link on your submission application, please ensure that you select “Anywhere” under the “Where can this video be embedded” section of your video’s privacy settings.

After you have completed the online application, all we need from you is a single copy of your film. In an effort to cut down on waste, we ask that you do not send printed press or promotional materials to us.

If selected, a press kit must be provided. Digital press kits are required. -At least two (2) publicity stills from the film. Stills must be submitted by email (jpg, 72 dpi preferred, clearly labeled with film title--if multiple photos are sent, please label with film title & 1 of 2, 2 of 2, etc) to programming@synimatica.com.
-Film synopsis – 50 words
-Director’s biography.
-30 second Trailer (if available)