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19-Apr-2014 5:03am PDT  

 

Accolade Awards Competition

10 Annual: June 17, 2014 to June 17, 2014

  Documentary Short (57- minutes)

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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 11, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 46.00
Student Fee 55.00 40.00


April 25, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 47.00
Student Fee 55.00 43.00


May 16, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 48.00
Student Fee 55.00 46.00


May 23, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 49.00
Student Fee 55.00 49.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 16-Jun-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: minimum 57 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 COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
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SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
None Entered.

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Annual Humanitarian Award
Each year, the Accolade Competition grants its Annual Humanitarian Award to one filmmaker for dedicated service to social justice, humanitarian causes or environmental issues. This is not a cash prize; rather it is very special recognition.
Sponsor:Accolade Competition
This prize is shared with other categories.


Fast Focus Short Film Award
Fast Focus Media, in association with the Accolade Competition, Indie Fest and Best Shorts Competition announces the Fast Focus Short Film Award. Winners of the award will receive national broadcast exposure as part of the Fast Focus New Filmmakers Series distributed to 350 Public Television stations nationwide. Winners will also receive worldwide exposure through Fast Focus’ highly trafficked YouTube channel which has about 2.3 million views monthly and Fast Focus’ own portal. The Fast Focus Short Film Awards were launched to give unparalleled recognition and national broadcast distribution to deserving creative filmmakers, musical artists, producers, writers and directors. Fast Focus is the longest running series of short programming on Public Television. As a recipient of the Fast Focus Short Film Award, emerging artists and filmmakers will join the likes of studios such as Warner Brothers, Paramount, Universal, EMI and Sony as well as legends like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke. Sponsor: Fast Focus Media. www.fastfocus.tv
Sponsor:Fast Focus Media
Value of Goods/Services: 2,500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


$10,100 Post Production Award
GreenHouse Studios in Burbank, California, an official sponsor of the Accolade Competition, generously provides a post-production opportunity once each year valued at up to $10,100 to one Accolade winning filmmaker. The filmmaker will receive up to four weeks use of state of the art hardware loaded with FCP Studio 3 editing software for a value of $4000; HD color correction using Apple Suite with a GreenHouse colorist valued at $4000, and a graphics package with free poster design and storyboards valued at $2100. Greenhouse is an innovative studio that creates their own productions and assists Accolade producers from beginning to end of the creative process. No purchase is necessary to take advantage of the free prize, but all additional services GreenHouse Studios offers, including transcoding, motion graphics, visual effects, audio work and artwork, will be available to the winner at a reduced rate. The winning filmmaker must travel to Burbank to utilize the prize and must use the award within two years. www.greenhousestudios.net
Sponsor:GreenHouse Studios
Value of Goods/Services: 10,100 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


$1,500 Studio Award
Random Original Productions, Official Production Company of the Accolade Competition, is generously providing a production house opportunity valued at up to $1,500 to one Accolade winning filmmaker each year. The purpose of the sponsorship is to support filmmakers and the larger film community. The lucky filmmaker will receive access to Random’s studios for three, twelve-hour production days. The studios are located in Everett, Washington. www.randomoriginal.com
Sponsor:Random Original Productions
Value of Goods/Services: 1,500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best of Show // Award of Excellence // Award Of Merit
After each seasonal deadline, quality and creativity are celebrated in three levels of awards: Best of Show, Award of Excellence and Award of Merit. Best of Show honors are granted only if worthy productions are discovered. Likewise, no more than 15% of entries are granted Awards of Excellence. Notable artistic and technical productions are recognized at the Award of Merit award level. Judging results letters will be sent by regular mail about four to six weeks after the final deadline to all participants, i.e., to those who were granted awards and those who were not granted awards. Free digital downloads of Accolade Competition laurels will be made available to all winners.
Sponsor:Accolade Competition
This prize is shared with other categories.


Free Accolade Statuette to Best Of Show Winners
Each Best of Show winner will receive one free Accolade statuette. Other winners may order an Accolade statuette for a cost of $375 per statuette. Shipping is free within the United States but international orders will be charged a $60 shipping fee. The Accolade statuette is an elegant 24-K gold-plated three star constellation mounted on a piano finished rosewood base. The Accolade Competition statuette is manufactured by the company that makes the world's most prestigious and celebrated awards, the Oscar, Emmy, Clio, Indie Fest, Best Shorts and MTV Video Music Awards. The statuette is costly but is truly a work of art.
Sponsor:Accolade Competition
Value of Goods/Services: 375 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
1. Submit screener online or send DVD in NTSC or PAL formats.

2. Label DVD cover with the WAB Tracking ID, filmmaker name, email address and telephone number.

3. Submissions in other than English must be subtitled, dubbed or include an English transcript.

4. Written comments describing entries are invited and helpful during judging.

5. Entries will not be returned.

Note: The Accolade is not a traditional film festival, it is an international award competition. Judging results letters will be sent by regular mail about four to six weeks after the final deadline to all participants, i.e., to those who were granted awards and those who were not granted awards. Free digital downloads of Accolade laurels will be made available to all winners. Winners may also order an Accolade statuette for an additional cost of $375 per statuette. Shipping is free within the United States but international orders will be charged a $60 shipping fee.