9th Annual

Charleston International Film Festival

November 02, 2016 to November 06, 2016

 
Category

Documentary

 

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
January 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
March 18, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 25.00 *
Late Deadline
May 20, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 30.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
August 5, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 50.00
Student Fee 45.00 30.00

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
Shorts: maximum 40 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 & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
OTHER
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Audience Choice Award
Judged by the festival audience.
Sponsor:Charleston International Film Festival

Audience Choice Award - Best Foreign Film
Sponsor:Charleston International Film Festival

Special Jury Award
Jury's choice for Best Documentary.
Sponsor:Charleston International Film Festival

Category Rules

Requirements for Film Consideration

The film cannot play in any film festival screenings in the Charleston area 90 days prior to the Charleston International Film Festival!

The following materials must be submitted and/or postmarked by the deadline date:

* Screener (DVD – NTSC format only)
* Completed submission through Withoutabox
* Submission fees

Film Status:

* Documentaries may not be longer than 40 minutes in length.
* The festival will accept films of all genres.
* The festival will consider all films regardless of any commercial,
theatrical or television play in the US.
* World and US premieres are not required. Please see note above about Charleston screenings.
* All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in
English for festival presentation.
* Works-in-progress will be considered.
* If submitting a student project - please include a copy of your student ID with your submission.

Upon acceptance, filmmakers must deliver final format for festival screening.

Requirements for Selected Films

The following is a list of items needed for films, which will be screened at the 2016 CIFF.

* Private screening link for Jury
* Synopsis of film (3 sentences or less) and one image
* Final format of your film

Do not send cash. Payment in US dollars may be made by check, money order, or credit card online. Checks or money orders should be made payable to Charleston International Film Festival in US Dollars only. International entrants who do not pay by credit card must use an international money order paid in US dollars through a US bank.