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Whistler Film Festival

13 Annual: December 04, 2013 to December 08, 2013

  Borsos Competition For Best Canadian Feature

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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 Canadian Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
May 31, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


June 28, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


July 26, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


August 3, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 55.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
31-Oct-2013


RUNTIME
Features: minimum 50 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Aug-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from Canada


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
DigiBeta    
HDCAM    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Black&White Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Color Print
> Photo of the Director - Black&White Print
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Borsos Award For Best Canadian Feature
An international jury of three will award a $15,000 CDN prize presented by the Director’s Guild of Canada – British Columbia. Past jury presidents include Martin Katz (12), Jacob Tierney (11), Bruce Greenwood (10), Ivan Reitman (09), Donald Sutherland (08), Atom Egoyan (07), Norman Jewison (06), Robert Lantos (05) and Peter O'Brian (04). The Borsos Jury will also award Best Performance in a Borsos Film.
Sponsor:Directors Guild of Canada - British Columbia
Cash Award Value: 15,000 Canadian Dollar


Audience Award
All narrative and documentary feature length films in the Whistler Film Festival are eligible to receive the Audience Award. The Festival-going public casts their votes to chose the most popular film in this year's festival.
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Performance in a Borsos Competition Film
The Borsos Jury of three international jury professionals will present the Best Performance in a Borsos Film with a Talking Stick.


CATEGORY RULES
Narrative Feature Films (50+ min) from across Canada are eligible to submit to the Borsos Award For Best Canadian Feature Film.

Submitted features must be Western Canadian Premieres at the Whistler Film Festival.

All feature films (both documentary and narrative features) are eligible for the Audience Award.