8th Annual

Charleston International Film Festival

November 04, 2015 to November 08, 2015

 
Category

Short Subject

 

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
October 17, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Student Fee 20.00 15.00
Regular Deadline
February 20, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 20.00 15.00
Late Deadline
May 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 25.00 20.00
WAB Extended Deadline
August 7, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 40.00
Student Fee 40.00 25.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 28, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 50 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
English
OTHER

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.

Best Film
Best Film is the highest honor the CIFF gives out.
Sponsor:Charleston International Film Festival
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

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

Audience Choice Award Best Foreign
Sponsor:Charleston International Film Festival
This prize is shared with other categories.

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

Special Jury Award
Jury's award for Best Short.
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:

* Short films must be under 50 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 screenings in the Charleston area.
* 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 2015 CIFF.

* For maximum exposure of your film, the festival will require
4 dvd screeners upon acceptance. Postcards and Posters optional.
* Synopsis of film (3 sentences or less)
* 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.

The Festival is not responsible for the damage to tapes incurred in shipping. All preview DVDs and submitted press materials will not be returned unless a pre-paid envelope is included. Absolutely no exceptions will be permitted.