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17-Apr-2014 2:36pm PDT  

 

Action/Cut Short Film Competition

10 Annual: August 15, 2013 to September 01, 2013

  Animation

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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
 
March 15, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Under 10 minutes 45.00 40.00
10 - 20 minutes 65.00 60.00
20 - 30 minutes max 85.00 80.00


May 15, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Under 10 minutes 55.00 50.00
10 - 20 minutes 75.00 70.00
20 - 30 minutes max 95.00 90.00


June 15, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Under 10 minutes 70.00 55.00
10 - 20 minutes 90.00 75.00
20 - 30 minutes max 110.00 95.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
14-Aug-2013


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 30 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
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
VHS    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
VHS    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
Do not submit a press kit.


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Action/Cut Grand Prize Short Film Award
ONE WINNER: ACTION/CUT GRAND PRIZE AWARD - BEST OF COMPETITION CASH AWARD: A check for $250 from Action/Cut Filmmaking. CAREER ACCESS MEETING AWARDS: Personal career meetings with Hollywood players - Director/Writer/Producer Guy Magar; British Academy Winner Production Designer Joe Alves; Emmy winner Cinematographer Geoff Schaff; Production Supervisor and film author Eve Honthaner; Film Talent Agent Barry Perelman; Feature Film Producers and Distributors at The Little Film Company; Feature Film Producers and Distributors at Showcase Entertainment; Sony Imageworks Animation Supervisor Pepe Valencia; Producers Representative Passion River. SPONSOR AWARDS: Movie Magic Budgeting and Movie Magic Scheduling Software from Entertainment Partners; Action/Cut Deluxe DVD Pro Collection 12-hour home filmmaking seminar course: Signed copy of Guy Magar's invaluable Hollywood career memoir "Kiss Me Quick Before I Shoot"; Action/Cut Filmmaking 2-day Live Seminar; 2-year subscription to MovieMaker magazine; Gift Certificate from Focal Press Books; Action/Cut DVD of winners sent as Press Release to the Hollywood film industry including production companies, producers, executives, and agents; Internet streaming of winning film on our website to promote the work and the filmmaker worldwide. Sponsor: Action/Cut Filmmaking & Industry Sponsors
Sponsor:Action/Cut Filmmaking & Industry Sponsors
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 10,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Action/Cut Best In Category Short Film Award
FIVE WINNERS: FIRST PLACE - BEST OF EACH CATEGORY CASH AWARD: A check for $100 from Action/Cut Filmmaking. Multiple specific awards per each category are listed at the Action/Cut website. CAREER ACCESS MEETING AWARDS: Personal career meetings with Hollywood players - Director/Writer/Producer Guy Magar; Talent Agent Barry Perelman; Feature Film Producers and Distributors at The Little Film Company; Feature Film Producers and Distributors at Showcase Entertainment; British Academy Winner Production Designer Joe Alves; Emmy winner Cinematographer Geoff Schaff; Production Supervisor and film author Eve Honthaner; Sony Imageworks Animation Designer Pepe Valencia; Producers Rep Passion River. SPONSOR AWARDS: Movie Magic Budgeting or Movie Magic Scheduling Software from Entertainment Partners; Action/Cut Deluxe DVD Pro Collection 12-hour home film seminar course; Signed copy of Guy Magar's invaluable Hollywood career memoir "Kiss Me Quick Before I Shoot"; Action/Cut Filmmaking 2-day Live Seminar; 1-Year Subscription to MovieMaker magazine; Gift Certificate from Focal Press Books; Action/Cut DVD of winners sent as Press Release to the Hollywood film industry including production companies, producers, executives, and agents; Internet streaming of winning films on our website to promote the work and the filmmakers worldwide.
Sponsor:Action/Cut Filmmaking & Industry Sponsors
Cash Award Value: 100 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 5,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Action/Cut Jury Awards of Special Merit
At the Jury Committees' discretion and as was awarded in categories in previous years. Awards of Merit include BEST FOREIGN AWARDS, SPECIAL JURY AWARDS, and MOST PROMISING YOUNG FILMMAKERS UNDER 18 YOUTH AWARDS. Action/Cut Award of Merit Diploma and Gift Certificate invitation to attend any Action/Cut Filmmaking Live Seminar of their choice.
Sponsor:Action/Cut Filmmaking & Industry Sponsors
Value of Goods/Services: 400 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
-- All genres within a Category are accepted and there are five Categories: Fiction Live Action - Documentary - Animation
Student Films - Music Videos.
-- All films should have a total running time of under 30 minutes including front and back credits.
-- Student films may compete in whichever Categories they wish but an Entry Fee to each Category is required.
-- Multiple Directors are allowed but one must be designated to receive prizes. Multiple Producers and Writers are also acceptable and will be listed on our streaming page and all press releases.
-- Multiple entries from the same Director are accepted but each must have its own Entry Form & Fee Payment.
-- Do not include any other materials sent with your film entries such as scripts, publicity, or any other written materials.
-- If you become a Finalist, you will be contacted to provide a close-up photo of the Director and 2-3 production photos from your film which will be displayed with your film title on our site.  
-- If winners cannot attend industry meetings in Los Angeles, phone conferences or email contact will be arranged if possible.
-- Finalists and Semi-Finalists in each Category will be announced on our website on August 15.
-- The Action/Cut Grand Prize Short Film Winner and the five First Place/Best of Category Winners will be notified of their prizes, posted on our site, and announced in our Industry Press Release on September 1.
-- All Award Winners will receive an Action/Cut Award Certificate Diploma and a Gift Invitation Prize to attend any 2-day Action/Cut Filmmaking Live Seminar they wish.
-- All winning films will be kept by Action/Cut and made available for private showings to industry professionals, production companies, agents, distributors and exhibitors.
-- Action/Cut will hold no rights to the winning films.
-- No entry materials, including your film, will be returned, so please only send an expendable copy of your film.