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TORONTO AFTER DARK: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Film Festival

8 Annual: October 17, 2013 to October 25, 2013

  Feature Films

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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 12, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


May 10, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00


June 7, 2013
Final Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00


June 21, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 70.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 30-Sep-2013


RUNTIME
Features: minimum 60 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2011


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Toronto


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
REGION 2  
REGION 3  
REGION 4  
REGION 5  
REGION 6  
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
DigiBeta  
HDCAM    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP  
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
Do not submit a press kit.


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE
The fans’ choice for best feature, as counted by typically over 3,000 audience votes at our festival. Three Levels are awarded: GOLD, SILVER and BRONZE for the top three rated feature films by fans.
Sponsor:Toronto After Dark


FANS CHOICE AWARDS - MULTIPLE CATEGORIES
Including: Best Film by Genre (Sci-Fi, Horror, Action) and other specialty categories including Best Cinematography, Editing and Writing


CATEGORY RULES
FEATURE FILMS – MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS - SUMMARY

1. Completed on or after January 1st, 2011
2. Run time of 60 minutes or longer
3. Screening at our festival would be its Toronto Premiere (only applies to feature films)
4. Must not have played in Canada on TV, nor be available on DVD/Blu-Ray, Video on Demand, Pay Per View or publicly online in Canada (only applies to feature films)
5. Not previously submitted to the festival
6. 35 MM film print, HDCAM, Betacam SP, Digi-Beta tape (NTSC or PAL), Blu-Ray Disk (region-free) or DCP/ HD Digital Movie File copy available for screening during the festival (Oct. 17-25, 2013)
7. Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English
8. Film is in at least one of the following genres:
- Horror, Supernatural
- Sci-Fi, Fantasy
- Animation
- Crime, Action, Thriller, Suspense
- Cult, Bizarre, Genre-defying, Experimental
- Documentary (with a genre connection)

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REMINDER: FEATURE FILM: SUBMISSION PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

PLEASE NOTE: You have two options for submitting a film copy for preview at Toronto After Dark Film Festival this year:

1) ONLINE SCREENERS: We encourage you to submit an Online Screener to Toronto After Dark, but as the playback quality of WAB's secure online screener service is very low, if you would like to present the best quality you can for consideration by the festival, we highly recommend the following steps: 1) Complete your WAB Submission, paying your entry fee online and selecting "Media Files Digital Other" as your Film Preview Format. 2) Upload your film to a Higher Quality Video Streaming Service such as VIMEO (preferred) or YOUTUBE 3) Email the video link and password (if there is one) to submissions@torontoafterdark.com Be sure to put your WAB Tracking ID # and Film Title in the subject line.

2) MAILED IN DISK (DVD COPY)

PLEASE NOTE: For mailed in DVD film submissions all applicable submission fees must be paid online at withoutabox.com OR be included as a cheque/money order, for the correct amount, made payable to "Toronto After Dark Film Festival" with your film's screener submission package, mailed by the postmark date of the deadline you are applying for.

Mailed Submission packages should include the following:

1. Preview screener any region DVD (NTSC or PAL accepted) formats. If sending a computer-burned DVD, please test it on several makes and models of players before submitting, and ideally include a back-up copy.
2. Preview screeners must be labeled clearly with film title, director name, running time, contact name, phone number and e-mail, and submission tracking number (created when you complete your submission online)
3. If using a mailer for your entry, use a bubble envelope, not a fibre-filled envelope. Loose fibre from torn fibre envelopes can cause damage to tapes and playback equipment. When submitting more than one film, please submit separate packages for each film, including separate screeners and an Online Entry Form for each.
4. For Canadian Customs clearance, international submission packages should include all applicable labels, commercial invoices, customs declarations and waybills, and must be VALUED AT $10.00 (USD/CDN) OR LESS.
5. All submissions must be sent pre-paid; the Festival will not accept collect or COD shipments, or packages delivered by UPS, due to charges they bill to recipients. Packages should be clearly marked, "WITHOUT COMMERCIAL VALUE. FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY".
6. Preview screeners will not be returned. Please do not send film prints, master tapes or other originals.
7. Enclose a printed copy of your ENTRY CONFIRMATION FORM.

PLEASE NOTE: All submitted DVD screeners must arrive by JUNE 28, 2013, at the latest, to be considered.

Your Feature Film submission package should be sent to:

Steven Landry, Programming Manager
WAB FEATURE Submissions,
Toronto After Dark Film Festival
371 Front Street West, Suite 185,
Toronto, ON,
M5V 3S8
CANADA

If your shipping provider requires a destination contact phone number, please provide: 1-416-903-6050

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TORONTO AFTER DARK 2013 - KEY SUBMISSION DATES:

SUBMISSION DEADLINES:

- APRIL 12: Early
- MAY 10: Regular
- JUNE 7: Final
- JUNE 21: Exclusive WAB Extended

NOTIFICATION DEADLINES:

- BY END OF AUG, 2013: You will receive a notification by email, confirming that your submission has been made, and that it is being processed.

- BY END OF SEPT, 2013: You will receive a notification from us by email, informing you of our final selection decision, and if your film has been programmed for screening. If selected, other departments from our festival including Print Traffic and Guest Relations will also follow up with you around this time, to ensure that your screening at our festival this Oct 17-25 is a huge success.

ANY QUESTIONS?
PLEASE E-MAIL OUR SUBMISSIONS DEPARTMENT AT ANYTIME:

submissions@torontoafterdark.com

WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR ENTRY!

- Team After Dark