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26-Feb-2015 11:34pm PDT  

 

Newport Beach Film Festival

16 Annual: April 23, 2015 to April 30, 2015

  Action Sports - 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
 
September 19, 2014
Autumn Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


October 24, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


November 21, 2014
Thanksgiving Special Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


December 19, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00


January 30, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00


February 6, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 65.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 15-Mar-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2013


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution



3 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .MOV (QuickTime)
  CD-ROM

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required with the entry form, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Audience Award - Action Sports Short
Sponsor:Various


Festival Honors
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
EXHIBITION FORMATS FOR SHORTS (No exceptions)
· ONLY Digital Cinema Package (DCP)
· ONLY 24fps frame rate
· NOT encrypted.
(Our partner Simple DCP (http://simpledcp.com) will provide discounts to our accepted filmmakers for conversion and direct delivery to us if you choose to use their services.)

EXHIBITION DELIVERY METHODS (in order of preference)
· Upload uncompressed DCP folder to our FTP site (instructions at www.newportbeachfilmfest.com)
· Provide a download link to uncompressed DCP folder.
· Send physical media. (Tip: Most short DCPs will fit on a standard or micro Secure Digital memory card and can be sent in a standard envelope taped to an index card.)

SCREENER FORMATS (for selection process)
· Low resolution digital video file (preferred)
o Common codecs such as video H.264 and audio MPEG (stereo)
o Bitrate > 1500 kbps
o 640p or better
· DVD
SCREENER DELIVERY
· Upload uncompressed digital video file or DVD “VIDEO_TS” folder to the Newport Beach Film Festival FTP site (instructions at www.newportbeachfilmfest.com)
· Download link for uncompressed digital video file or DVD “VIDEO_TS” folder.
· Physical media such as DVD or storage media (Secure Digital memory card, thumb drive, data disk, etc.). We do not return screeners.
· We do not review via online links such as YouTube, Vimeo, etc. You must provide download capability.
· We do not use WAB screeners.

**Please be aware that we DO NOT return physical media unless accompanied with prepaid return shipping. If you send us a physical storage device and want it returned or forwarded, you must pay for return or forward shipping.

· We do not accept works in progress.
· All deadlines are POSTMARKED deadlines. Material must arrive within 2 weeks after the deadline.
· Entries received late or incomplete may be disqualified.
· A 300dpi, 4x5 still image from the film is required. Please upload through Withoutabox or email to Submissions@NewportBeachFilmFest.com
· You WILL be notified by email when we receive your submission.

ACCEPTANCE
· Notifications will be made by mid-March, 2015.
· Acceptance is provisional on receipt of a functioning DCP in a timely manner when requested. Failure to provide a correctly formatted DCP may result in acceptance being revoked.

If you do not receive an email, we may not have received your submission. Please email Submissions@NewportBeachFilmFest.com to verify.