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18-Apr-2015 9:35pm PDT  

 

Berkshire International Film Festival

10 Annual: May 28, 2015 to May 31, 2015

  Narrative Shorts

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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
 
January 1, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 15.00 *


February 1, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 15.00 *


March 1, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 20.00 15.00


March 7, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 40.00
Student Fee 30.00 15.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 30-Mar-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2010


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Berkshire


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
OTHER
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Press Clippings


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


1st Place
Sponsor:Berkshire Bank
Cash Award Value: 2,500 U.S. Dollar


CATEGORY RULES
Films must be a Berkshire Premiere (films must not have previously been screened in the Berkshires, with the exception of Berkshire fund-raising film events.)
All films must be submitted online, DVD or Blu-Ray for consideration.
Only one title per entry; two copies of each screener is preferred but not required.
Please mark the DVD with the title of your project, WAB tracking number, running time, your name, address, phone, and category.
All entries will become the property of the BIFF and will not be returned unless a self-addressed stamped mailer is enclosed.

The preferred format for films to be showcased at the BIFF is on DCP. Other options are HD-Cam, Blu-Ray or DVD. If the film is screened on DCP, the BIFF must be given a Blu-Ray as a back-up. BIFF must have your film at least one week prior to the Festival. ALL shorts must be on DCP format.


Selected filmmakers will be notified approximately March 30, 2015.