16th Annual

AFI DOCS Film Festival

June 13, 2018 to June 17, 2018

 
Category

VR 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
November 27, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
January 26, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Late Deadline
February 23, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately May 4, 2018

RUNTIME
Information not provided.

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after May 1, 2017

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may 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    

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

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
The project must have been completed on or after March 1, 2017.

Projects must be viewable via one of our accepted platforms (360° video, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or Samsung Gear VR). We request that you provide a link to a 360° video file (.mp4) of the project. We must receive the download link to your 360° video file (.mp4) by midnight PST on February 23, 2018. While we can accept links from most any standard file transfer service, we prefer Dropbox or WeTransfer.

Submitters must provide a 2D version or documentation of the project via Withoutabox’s Secure Online Screener system.

There is no premiere requirement for Interactive & Virtual Reality Projects. Projects may be available for free or for purchase, via any distribution platform, or exhibited at other festivals/trade shows.

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

The Entry Fee is non-refundable.

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

All entries submitted must be free from any legal disputes and the creators must have cleared all rights for music and exhibition.

SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES:
More than one documentary may be submitted. Each documentary must be accompanied by its own Entry Form and Entry Fee.

Please submit a secure online screener.

All filmmakers will be notified of their status by mid-May 2018 via e-mail. Please keep us informed of any changes regarding your contact information by emailing programming@afidocs.com.

Due to the number of submissions, AFI DOCS cannot provide feedback on any entries.

Questions regarding submissions? E-mail programming@afidocs.com with "ENTRIES" in the subject line.

TERMS OF ENTRY:
I hereby grant the AFI DOCS 2018 ("Festival"), all rights necessary to exhibit and promote the above-referenced film at the 2018 Festival. I represent that such exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights whatsoever (including copyright, trademark, musical or contract right) of any person or entity. I further represent that I am authorized to submit the above-referenced film and, if selected, will deliver the DCP to the Festival office no later than May 14, 2018. Additionally, I indemnify the Festival from any and all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, and attorney's fee arising out of or in connection with third parties in regards to the screening of said film. Further, I hereby agree that I have read and agree to the General Rules and Regulations for submissions to AFI DOCS 2018.

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