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24-Apr-2014 2:29pm PDT  

 

Tupelo Film Festival

11 Annual: April 17, 2014 to April 19, 2014

  Documentary

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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
 
October 10, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


December 20, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


December 31, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00


January 5, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 10-Feb-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 30 minutes to 45 minutes
Features: From 45 minutes to 60 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution



3 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required with the entry form, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Posters


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best Documentary - 1st Place
Cash Award with beautiful sculptured Reely Award.
Sponsor:Tupelo Film Festival
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar


Best Documentary - 2nd Place
Cash Prize with Award.
Sponsor:Tupelo Film Festival
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar


Best Documentary - 3rd Place
Cash Prize with Award.
Sponsor:Tupelo Film Festival
Cash Award Value: 125 U.S. Dollar


CATEGORY RULES
RULES FOR SUBMISSIONS

1)To be considered, you must submit 3 copies on DVD (Region 1, Blue-ray or Standard definition, or Multi-platform must be compatible with all DVD players).
2)Payments can be made by check, money order or credit card (MC or Visa)
3)If paying by check please make check(s) or money order payable to the CREATE Foundation, Inc.
4)Late entries postmarked after December 31st, 2013 will not be eligible. Entries submitted on December 31st, 2013 must be Fed Ex'd to be received within three days for consideration.
5)Films eligible must be completed no earlier than January 1, 2012.
6)It is permissible for films to have entered or won other contests.
7)Feature Films must not exceed two (2) hours and Documentary films must not exceed one (1) hour.
8)Submissions with distribution obtained PRIOR to being selected by the Tupelo Film Festival will not be eligible for the competition. Submissions produced, financed or initiated by a major or a minor film studio or television network are also ineligible for competition. However, submissions may be considered for special screening events at the discretion of the committee. If a submission gets distribution AFTER being selected by the Tupelo Film Festival screening committee, the film will compete and the festival will have rights to use the film for marketing purposes.
9)Clearance of the use of commercial film clips and music rights is the responsibility of the filmmaker - any film that does not have clearance will be rejected. All films will be judged on performances, production values and originality. Entries will be reviewed by members of the Tupelo Film Festival Committee. Entries selected will be juried by an independent panel of judges. Awards will be presented at the conclusion of the festival Saturday, April, 19th, 2014. The decisions of the judges are final and any winning entry found to have violated the rules and regulations of the Festival will have to forfeit.
10)To confirm your entry was received please include a self-addressed postcard. Please include your entry title and name of entrant on all materials. If selected you will be notified on or before February 10th, 2014. There is no limit to the number of entries per entrant but please note that separate applications and submission fees must accompany each entry.
11)In submitting your entry, please include a copy of filmmakers biography, photograph, press kit, production stills, synopsis and any other promotional items that will support the marketing of film if selected.
12)The Tupelo Film Festival reserves the right to refuse or reject any material deemed inappropriate for festival screening.
13)The Tupelo Film Festival reserves the right to use portions of any submission that is selected for the festival supporting promotional and marketing purposes.

Filmmakers who are not present to receive their Reely Award(s) must contact the festival director for shipping instructions. International winners who are not present will be responsible for shipping costs of their awards. After the festival ends the Reely Award will be held up to three months then can no longer be claimed.

AWARDS

Feature
1st Place $500
2nd Place $250
3rd Place $125

Documentary
1st Place $500
2nd Place $250
3rd Place $125

Short
1st Place $300
2nd Place $150
3rd Place $ 75


Best Foreign $500


Best Music Video $500


Student - (18 or over)
1st Place $250
2nd Place $150
3rd Place $ 75

Additional Awards

Ron Tibbett Award Best of Show $1,000
Elvin Whitesides Director's Award $ 500

NOTIFICATION

Filmmakers selected for the Tupelo Film Festival, April 17-19, 2014 will be notified on or before February 10th, 2014.

Please note: The Tupelo Film Festival does not waive fees.

INDEMNIFICATION

Entrants agree to abide by the rules of The Tupelo Film Festival and understand that the Tupelo Film Festival, CREATE Foundation, Inc and Malco Theatres are not responsible for any loss, damage, or stolen merchandise or any personal injuries, nor will entrant be a party to any legal action.