International Family Film Festival

18 Annual May 01, 2013 to May 05, 2013

 
Category

Student Short Films

 

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
September 25, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00
Regular Deadline
December 18, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00
Late Deadline
January 25, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
January 28, 2013

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 44 minutes to 3 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after September 1, 2011

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

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

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Student Drama
IFFF Certificate
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Student Comedy
IFFF Certificate
Sponsor:IFFF/Youth Fest!
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Student Animation-Classic
IFFF Certificate

Best Student Animation-Computer
IFFF Certificate

Best Student Documentary
IFFF Certificate

Best Student Educational
IFFF Certificate

Best Student Musical
IFFF Certificate
Sponsor:IFFF/Youth Fest!

Best Student Mixed Media
IFFF Certificate
Sponsor:IFFF

Category Rules

Competition is open to films that follow the IFFF Mission Statement:
The International Family Film Festival (IFFF) promotes and encourages the creation and sharing of independent and studio produced films suitable for a general audience. It accomplishes the mission by producing year round events including an annual international film and screenplay competition (open to student and professional filmmakers) and festival which is open to the general public and is a Market for Film Distributors. Some of the major festival events are the IFFF Screenwriters Showcase, the film and screenplay related Panel Discussions ,and various Receptions and networking events.
All short films must have been completed after September 2011 to be eligible for the 2013 competition. Other short films may be screened "for presentation only".

All short films produced on digital/video/film/DCP for television or theatrical release are eligible for competition.

All films must be in English, or sub-titled, or dubbed in English.

All short film entries must include 2 copies of a DVD (NTSC format) (no PAL), a completed entry form, and the entry fee. Please include a CD with this information for reproduction in the Program Book: 50 word synopsis, copyright/WGA number, photo of Director, list of production crew, resumes of principals, and 3 production stills or Poster. After the Official Selections have been confirmed on January 28th, 2013, send a mounted Poster for theater display. Include a SASE if you want your DVD copies or Poster returned.

Unlimited multiple entries are accepted with a separate entry fee and entry form for each film or screenplay submission.

All 2013 short film entrants grant the IFFF the right to copy PART of their production for judging, exhibition, national broadcast, website, and/or promotional purposes for this year only

No film or screenplay may be withdrawn after January 25, 2013 All entry fees are non-refundable.

Final judging is performed by a panel of industry professionals, and all decisions are final. Please indicate the name or names for the winning film or screenplay for printed/PR purposes.

The Film & Screenplay Project Copyright and/or WGA# is REQUIRED in order to submit your project for this festival. If the number is Pending, please indicate on the entry form.