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16-Apr-2014 3:09pm PDT  

 

Sacramento International Film Festival

9 Annual: April 26, 2014 to May 04, 2014

  Latino Fimmaker's showcase

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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
 
July 15, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00


September 15, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00


October 15, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


November 15, 2013
Final Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 40.00


January 15, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 50.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 15-Feb-2014


RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted


COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date.


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Sacramento


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
Spanish

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
MiniDV    
DVCAM    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
Spanish
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Black&White Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


The Ultima
given for the best Latino film, this special trophy recognizes film maker for outstanding work
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
Sacramento International Film Festival

Submission Guidelines:
The following guidelines govern submissions for this year's Festival. For more information, call 916-524-5138. Please read these guidelines carefully and follow all directions for submission.

General guidelines for all films

#1) Categories of Entry:
There are three main categories of entry for this festival, short form (under 20 minutes total running time), long form ( 20 minutes to an hour total running time), and features, (over one hour total running time), plus special Showcases.

Please make certain that you have specified which genre(s) your film falls under, in your Online Project Form. A genre helps our judges to identify the film's content. All styles of film will be accepted for review.

#2) Eligibility Requirements:
All Projects must have not played previously in the Sacramento area. Film's having premiered in other cities are always welcome. Employees and board members are prohibited from entering.

#3) Format Requirements:
Please submit a preview copy of your film on DVD. DVDs must be NTSC standard for the US in the 16 by 9 format or pillar-boxed. No PAL DVDs, anamorphic or other formats will be accepted for preview. If accepted, you will be contacted to provide a final screening copy on one of the accepted formats. Audio must be two channel mono or stereo, 48hz 16bit.

All final screening prints must be submitted on one of the following formats: 35mm, DVD or Blue Ray. All non-35mm media must be presented in a 16 by 9 format or pillar-boxed to fit a 16 by 9 aspect ratio. No anamorphic nor any other media formats will be accepted for screening.

#4) Disclaimer:
The Festival holds no responsibility for lost tapes or films. Preview tapes are non returnable. Exhibition films or tapes will be returned only with proper return postage or arrangements made at filmmaker's expense.

#5) Exhibition Prints:
Unless otherwise arranged, deadline of final exhibition media for accepted films is February 10th. The exhibition copy must be the same film as was submitted for consideration. The festival does not accept unfinished works for consideration.

#6) Awards:
Awards and acknowledgments for Best International film, Best Short, Best Local Short, and the "Visionary Spirit" Best Overall Film will be awarded at the festival. Winners may receive award statue plus valuable gifts.

By submitting your film you understand and agree that the festival may use your film, all or in part, for any marketing activities to promote the festival. Use of film content may include but is not limited to playback over Access non-profit community TV channels, printed marketing pieces, commercial advertisements and Internet distribution.

By submission of your film, you understand and agree that the Festival holds no responsibility for lost tapes or films.

You understand that should your film be accepted, you will be notified by and asked to provide the final screening copy. Unless otherwise arranged, you understand that final screening copies on acceptable formats will be due in the office no later than Feb 10th.