14th Annual

Southwest Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

October 07, 2016 to October 16, 2016

 
Category

Documentary Competition

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

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
Earlybird Deadline
March 31, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Regular Deadline
June 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
July 31, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
WAB Extended Deadline
August 12, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 26, 2016

RUNTIME
Features: From 60 minutes to 180 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

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


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit 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 7-16, 2016


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 - BLU-Ray (NTSC) or DVD (NTSC OR PAL)


ENTRY DEADLINES
Early — Entry postmarked by March 31, 2016 ($30.00 fee per title)
Regular — Entry postmarked by June 30, 2016 ($35.00 fee per title)
Late — Entry postmarked by July 31, 2016 ($40.00 fee per title)

HOW TO ENTER
1. Submit your online screener using one of our submission portals (Film Freeway or Withoutabox).

2. All entry forms and tapes must be postmarked by July 31 2016.

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: $30.00 per title for early bird deadline which is March 31, 2016 and $35.00 per title for regular deadline which is June 30, 2016. Late deadline is July 31($40.00)

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

6. If your work is accepted we will notify you by no later than August 26, 2016. We will require your exhibition tape or print by September 16, 2016.

7. We will return your exhibition copy (unless it is not being forwarded to another festival or destination) by November 9, 2016. Please note, we do not return DVD exhibition copies.

8. 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 dur¬ing shipment to or from the festival.

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

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