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18-Apr-2014 6:50pm PDT  

 

Iris Prize Festival

8 Annual: October 08, 2014 to October 12, 2014

  Iris Prize - international 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 United Kingdom Pound
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
March 30, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *


June 1, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00


July 5, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 01-Sep-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 39 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jul-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
REGION 2  
BLU-RAY
REGION 0  
REGION 2  
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .MOV (QuickTime)
  CD-ROM

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
Welsh

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
REGION 2  
BLU-RAY
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
REGION 2  
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DigiBeta    
HDCAM    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  CD-ROM
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
Welsh


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required with the entry form, including:
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Black&White Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Color Print
> Photo of the Director - Black&White Print
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Iris Prize
The winner will receive the largest prize for a gay and lesbian short film in the world - valued at 25,000 pounds. The prize, generously sponsored by the UK production sector, will allow the winner to make another short film. The Iris Prize winner will benefit from the very best filming equipment and facilities available in the UK, recognised worldwide as the filmmakers' preferred destination.
Sponsor:UK post production sector
Value of Goods/Services: 25,000 United Kingdom Pound


CATEGORY RULES
All entries should be by, for, about or of significant interest to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex audiences and must have been completed within 2 years prior to the submission deadline. (That is they must have been completed between 4 July 2012 and 4 July 2014.)

Any short film of 39 minutes or less which meets these criteria will be eligible for the Iris Prize 2014. The winner of the Iris Prize 2014 will be invited back to the United Kingdom to make another short film using a package of services and facilities valued at £25,000.

A shortlist of 30 short films will be selected to screen as part of the Iris Prize Festival, which will be held in Cardiff, Wales (UK) from 8- 12 October 2014 inclusive.

All short film entries must be no longer than 39 minutes in length.

We’re sorry but any short film shortlisted for Iris 2013 is ineligible to compete.

DVD, BluRay or secure on-line screeners are the preferred format for submission viewing copies (but we are also able to view digital media files). All viewing copies must be clearly labelled with the title of the work, running time, filmmaker’s name and contact details. Please test consumer burned DVDs on several DVD players prior to submitting your work.

If shortlisted, you should be able to submit your work to be exhibited as an H264 digital file at 25 frames per second. (Note we cannot exhibit using other video or any NTSC formats.)

Production information, Director’s Biography and image, and film stills are essential publicity materials. Please ensure that all images are of the highest quality possible. Any digital images must be JPEG or TIFF format and at least 1200 x 900 pixels .

Updated versions of submitted short films will not be accepted after the submission deadline date, Friday 4 July 2014.

The Festivals Company Limited and the Iris Prize accept no responsibility for the loss or damage of any submission viewing copies or supporting materials, or any exhibition material whilst in transit.

Works in languages other than English must be subtitled for exhibition. English subtitles are strongly preferred for submission viewing copies, but works without subtitles will be accepted for consideration.

Successful entrants will be informed that their work has been shortlisted by early September 2014.

All shortlisted work will be exhibited during the Iris Prize Festival in Cardiff over the period 8 - 12 October 2014.

All shortlisted entrants are strongly encouraged to attend the Iris Prize Festival in Cardiff and every effort will be made to provide them with accommodation.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Viewing by the pre-selection jury will take place in July 2014

Entries should be sent to: The Iris Prize, c/o The Festivals Company Limited, Ty Cefn, Rectory Road, Canton, Cardiff. CF5 1QL. Wales, UK.

The Iris Prize will send an acknowledgement email once your entry has been received.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 4 July, 2014. No work will be accepted after this date.

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