24th Annual

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival

March 13, 2018 to March 18, 2018

 
Category

George Sidney Independent Film Competition

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
September 5, 2017
Regular Discounted
Short (45 and less mins) 30.00 *
Feature (45+ mins.) 40.00 35.00
Student Film (any length) 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
October 16, 2017
Regular Discounted
Short (45 and less mins) 40.00 35.00
Feature (45+ mins) 50.00 45.00
Student Film (any length) 30.00 *
Late Deadline
November 20, 2017
Regular Discounted
Short (45 and less mins) 50.00 45.00
Feature (45+ mins) 60.00 55.00
Student Film (any length) 40.00 35.00
WAB Extended Deadline
December 4, 2017
Regular Discounted
Short (45 and less mins) 65.00 60.00
Feature (45+ mins) 75.00 70.00
Student Film (any length) 55.00 50.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately January 15, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 45 minutes
Features: minimum 45 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after March 1, 2016

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

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  DCP

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Feature Film
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

Best Feature Documentary
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

Best Student Film
Any length
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Best Short Film
Best Film under 60 min.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Best Animated Film
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Best of Fest Award
To be announced
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Deadline:
Absolutely no late submissions will be considered after the final, WAB Extended Deadline. All films for consideration must be received by our office by December 4, 2017.

The SLO Film Fest reserves the right to determine eligibility of any work submitted. All films submitted must have a completion date after March 1, 2016. For purposes of submission, secure links to Vimeo or YouTube screeners are preferred. Multiple entries accepted.

Notification: Films selected for screening at the festival will be notified no later than February 1, 2018. Please do not contact the SLO Film Fest to inquire about submission disposition. All submitted materials become property of the SLO Film Fest and will not be returned.

Payment: All entries must be accompanied by a check or money order payable to the SAN LUIS OBISPO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL for the full submission fee [please see submission fee schedule in listing]. Multiple submissions require separate payments: please do not combine fees into one check or money order.

Please visit our website, www.slofilmfest.org, for listing of complete rules, eligibility, and regulations.