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20-Apr-2014 1:32am PDT  

 

Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

12 Annual: October 10, 2014 to October 19, 2014

  Dramatic Competition

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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
 
May 2, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00


July 18, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00


August 1, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


August 15, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 29-Aug-2014


RUNTIME
Features: From 60 minutes to 180 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Oct-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in New Mexico


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution



2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Audience Choice Award
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Film Submission Guidelines
October 10-19, 2014

AWARDS
Each year, our film loving audience picks their favorite films for our Audience Awards. Awards go to Favorite Feature Film, Favorite Documentary Film, and Favorite Short Film

FESTIVAL EXHIBITION FORMATS
Preferred - 35mm, DV Cam (NTSC), BLU-Ray (NTSC) DVD (NTSC OR PAL)

ENTRY DEADLINES
Early — Entry postmarked by May 2, 2014 ($25.00 fee per title)
Regular — Entry postmarked by July 18, 2014 ($30.00 fee per title)
Late — Entry postmarked by August 1, 2014 ($35.00 fee per title)

Checks made payable to Closet Cinema

HOW TO ENTER
1. Please label each DVD screener with title, filmmaker's name, phone number and address. Due to the large amount of entries, we can not return preview screeners.

2. All entry forms and tapes must be postmarked by July 18 2014.

3. Films in the festival need to be a New Mexico premiere. So note whether the film is a world, US, Southwest or New Mexico premiere on the entry form.

4. Entry fees are as follows: $25.00 per title for earlybird deadline which is May 2, 2014 and $30.00 per title for regular deadline which is July 18, 2014. Late deadline is August 1($35.00)Checks are made to Closet Cinema.

5. In addition to the preview screener, you may send photos (EPK) and other publicity materials.

6. Please enclose self-addressed, stamped postcard to confirm receipt of your entry.

7. If your work is accepted we will notify you by no later than August 29, 2014. We will require your exhibition tape or print by September 19, 2014.

8. We will return your exhibtion copy (unless it is not being forwarded to another festival or destination) by November 7, 2014. Please note, we do not return DVD exhibition copies.

9. Shipment of exhibition materials to the festival must be paid by the applicant. Return shipment of exhibition materials will be paid by the festival. Closet Cinema accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of entries during shipment to or from the festival.

10. Unfortunately, we are not able to pay film rental fees for submitted works.

11. Once a film is submitted it may not be withdrawn.