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23-Apr-2014 10:58pm PDT  

 

American Black Film Festival

18 Annual: June 19, 2014 to June 22, 2014

  Narrative Features

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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
 
March 10, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 30-Apr-2014


RUNTIME
Features: minimum 72 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
Project must not have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Film Gauge
  35mm

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 - Posters
> Press Clippings


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature
Cash Prize
Sponsor:Cadillac
Cash Award Value: 5,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Grand Jury Prize for Best Performance by an Actor
Sponsor:No Sponsor


CATEGORY RULES
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

- Minimum running time of 72 minutes

- Films must have been completed post January 1, 2013

- Films must be written or directed by a person of African descent or feature a person of African descent in a leading role

- Films must not have had any commercial theatrical or television play or broadcast on the Internet and must not have distribution

- Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for festival presentation

- For submission purposes, preview tapes/DVDs may be works-in-progress, films with temporary soundtracks or digital outputs