16th Annual

Tallgrass Film Festival

October 17, 2018 to October 21, 2018

 
Category

DOX Female-Directed Feature Length Documentary Competition

 

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
April 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
June 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 95.00
Student Fee 75.00 70.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 6, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 125.00 120.00
Student Fee 100.00 95.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately October 5, 2018

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 60 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2017

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Wichita

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  DCP
  HDCAM

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

DOX Female-Directed Feature Documentary Award
DOX Spotlight award winner is granted to a female-directed feature film accepted as an “in competition” screening in the DOX Female-Directed Documentary category. Submissions must be a women-directed (male/female co-directing teams are not eligible) documentary feature-length (60 minutes +) film without traditional, theatrical, domestic, or VOD distribution at the time of the festival screening, A representative for the winning and nominated films must be able to attend the festival in October. A selection of films will be nominated for a spotlight evening screening, and the winning film will be voted on by a select jury. In addition to the Spotlight screening, the jury selected film will also receive a $1,500 cash prize. All nominated films will automatically be accepted as an “in competition” screening in the festival and will be eligible for the Best Feature Documentary Audience Award and The Golden Strands Outstanding Documentary Feature Film Award selected by the Festival Programming Directors.
Sponsor:Greteman Group
Cash Award Value: 1,500 U.S. Dollar

Tallgrass Documentary Feature Audience Award
The Audience Award Winning Documentary Feature Film award is granted to the documentary feature-length (60 minutes +) foreign or domestic film accepted as an “in competition” screening in the festival that receives the highest score by the audience.
Cash Award Value: 2,500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Tallgrass Golden Strands Outstanding Documentary Feature Film
The Golden Strands Outstanding Documentary Feature Film award is granted to documentary feature-length (60 minutes +) foreign or domestic 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.

Category Rules

-Films must be documentary feature-length (60 minutes +).

-Submissions must be a women-directed (male/female co-directing teams are not eligible).

-Films must not have traditional theatrical distribution or VOD deal at the time of festival screening.

-One filmmaker must be able to attend the festival (travel and lodging provided).

- Let us know if your project has any Wichita, Kansas or Mid-West connection as that can sometimes be a plus for your film.

-Films must have been completed after January 2017. Some exceptions will be considered for non-domestic releases.

-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.