19th Annual

LUNAFEST FILM FESTIVAL

January 01, 2020 to August 31, 2020

 
Category

International applicants: By, For and About Women

 

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
March 15, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Student Fee 10.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 15, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 15.00 *

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 30, 2019

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 18 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

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
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Color Print
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Sponsor:LUNA, Whole Nutrition for Women
Cash Award Value: 2,500 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

-Submitted films must be directed by a woman* or women to be considered.
-The lead character(s) in the film should be a woman/female or women.
-Only films under 18 minutes in duration will be considered.
-Short films in any form (documentary, fiction, animation, etc) are accepted.
-Foreign language films must be in the original language with English subtitles.
-Short films relating to the theme SOMEDAY IS NOW will be the most competitive.

Judging criteria also include the filmmaking quality, a unique and compelling point of view, and relevance and timeliness of the content/subject matter. The film’s integrity, authenticity and the dialogue generated among its viewers will also be rated.

*LUNAFEST and Chicken & Egg Pictures support self-identifying women (cis or trans) and gender nonconforming individuals.

Please visit LUNAFEST.org for further information.


Films will be judged by LUNAFEST staff members, a group of key film industry professionals and leaders of community organizations. Criteria include creativity, content and how well the film meets the "by women, for women and about women" theme. The film’s integrity and the dialogue generated among its viewers will also be rated.