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30-Mar-2015 5:58am PDT  

 

Tallgrass International Film Festival

13 Annual: October 14, 2015 to October 18, 2015

  Kansas Filmmaker Film

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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
 
April 15, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


June 10, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


July 1, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


July 8, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 01-Oct-2015


RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2014


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from KS


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Wichita


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution



2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

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

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
Do not submit a press kit.


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best Kansas Filmmaker Short Film
The winning Kansas Filmmaker Short Film may be a documentary, narrative, animation or experimental film. The award is granted to the short film screened at the Tim Gruver Spotlight on Kansas Filmmakers Shorts Program scored highest by the Tallgrass Programming Directors.
Sponsor:No Sponsor


Tallgrass Short Film Audience Award
The Audience Award Winning Short Film may be a documentary, narrative, domestic or foreign film. The award is granted to the short film screened at the festival scored highest by the audience.
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Tallgrass Golden Strands Short Film Award
The Golden Strands Short Film award may be a documentary, narrative, domestic or foreign film. The award is granted to the short film accepted as an “in competition” screening in the festival that is selected by the Festival Programming Directors.
This prize is shared with other categories.


Tallgrass Fiction Feature Film Audience Award
The Audience Award Winning Fiction Feature Film award is granted to the narrative, animation or experimental feature film (foreign or domestic) accepted as an “in competition” screening in the festival that receives the highest score by the audience.
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Tallgrass Documentary Feature Film Audience Award
The Audience Award Winning Documentary Feature Film award is granted to the documentary feature film (foreign or domestic) accepted as an “in competition” screening in the festival that receives the highest score by the audience.
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Stubbornly Independent Gala Winner
The Stubbornly Independent Gala award winner is granted to the domestic narrative fiction feature film accepted as an “in competition” screening in the Stubbornly Independent category. The winner is selected by the Festival Programming Committee and selected jurors. If you are a Kansas Filmmaker and your film qualifies for the stubbornly independent award, enter your film under the Kansas category and indicate your eligibility for the Stubbornly Independent Award in your cover letter.
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
-Films must have been completed after January 1, 2014.

-2 submission preview copies of the film are required if you are submitting on disc media (DVD).

-Online screeners from alternate secure sources are accepted. Include screener link and password in your cover letter.

-Press kit is optional - electronic only, please

-A Wichita premiere is required. World and US Premieres are not required, however premieres (especially Kansas premieres) are preferred and premiere status may be one of the factors considered when determining a film's inclusion in the Festival.

-In order to receive fee waivers for Kansas, filmmakers must submit a valid Kansas address and identification respectively to request the fee waiver. Kansas films will be eligible to win the Audience Award Winning Feature or Short Film may be a documentary, narrative, domestic or foreign film.

-Please indicate in your cover letter if you are submitting a feature film under the Kansas category that qualifies for the Stubbornly Independent Award.

-All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for Festival presentation.

-The Festival will consider work-in-progress, films with temporary soundtracks, digital outputs, and work that did not originate on film. Filmmakers must deliver final format (as indicated) for Festival screening. No exceptions will be permitted.