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31-Mar-2015 11:08am PDT  

 

Austin Film Festival

22 Annual: October 29, 2015 to November 05, 2015

  Documentary Short

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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 20, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


May 20, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00


July 10, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 15-Sep-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Apr-2014


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Austin


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
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SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
Do not submit a press kit.


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Documentary Short Jury Award
$500 Cash Prize. Reimbursement (up to $500) of round trip airfare to Austin to attend the AFF, reimbursement of hotel accommodations at an AFF hotel (up to $500), the AFF Typewriter Award.
Sponsor:Various
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 U.S. Dollar


Audience Choice Award
Films in this category are also eligible for the AFF Audience Award.
Sponsor:No Sponsor


CATEGORY RULES
Films must be submitted on DVD (please test before sending) or as an online screener and be available for screening as a digital file. Please note: we do NOT screen films on Blu-Ray, HD-CAM, or DCP. If you are unable or unwilling to provide us your film as a digital file, DO NOT SUBMIT. Again, we WILL NOT screen films on DCP at the festival.

Films must have been completed no earlier than April 1, 2014. Films must be available for screening during the Austin Film Festival, October 29-November 5, 2015.

Narrative and Documentary films with U.S. distribution (obtained prior to being selected for AFF screening) or films produced, financed or initiated by a major film studio are ineligible for competition. Films that have screened on US network or cable television prior to the festival dates are also ineligible for competition.

Austin Film Festival reserves the right to switch the entry category to fit programming needs and interests and films WILL NOT BE penalized for the original submission selection.

-- You MUST include your physical address either in your WAB entry or in your cover letter. Please do not submit a film without giving us your address, which we need for our records.

Additional Documentary Short Film Entry Requirements:

Films must be Short Documentaries, 40 minutes or less

Films must be Austin Premieres. We highly prefer the short be at least a Texas Premiere.

Open to anyone who wishes to enter.