1st Annual

The "Meet the Press" Film Festival in Collaboration with the American Film Institute

November 10, 2017 to November 12, 2017


Category

Documentary Shorts

 

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
August 18, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
September 1, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
September 15, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately October 1, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 5 minutes to 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after November 1, 2016

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

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  DCP

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.


Prizes & Awards

This category is not a competition.
No prizes/awards entered for this category.

Category Rules

Short documentaries,  are forty (40) minutes or less, including all credits.

The documentary must have been completed on or after November 1, 2016.

The documentary must not have been broadcast on television in the United States or screened theatrically in the Washington, D.C. area prior to Nov 1, 2017. The documentary must not be licensed for future distribution by a competing news agency.

If the documentary is in a language other than English, it must be subtitled in English.

Promotional, instructional or industrial films, and raw documentation of performances are not eligible.

All films entries selected for the Festival grant NBC News & AFI DOCS the rights to use footage, stills and/or titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.

All films submitted must be free from any legal disputes and the filmmaker must have cleared all rights for music and festival exhibition.

NBC News & AFI DOCS have the right to change any information contained in this document (including Festival dates, venues, events, awards and eligibility requirements) without further notice.