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30-Mar-2015 11:42pm PDT  

 

American Black Film Festival

19 Annual: June 11, 2015 to June 14, 2015

  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, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 30-Apr-2015


RUNTIME
Features: minimum 72 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2014


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
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SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    

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
This prize is shared with other categories.


Grand Jury Prize for Best Director


Grand Jury Prize for Best Screenplay


Grand Jury Prize for Best Performance by an Actor


Grand Jury Prize for Best Performance by an Actress


Best of the ABFF Audience Award


CATEGORY RULES
- Minimum running time of 72 minutes

- Films must have been completed post January 1, 2014

- 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 films may have temporary soundtracks or digital outputs