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19-Apr-2014 3:14pm PDT  

 

SONOMA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

17 Annual: April 02, 2014 to April 06, 2014

  Short Film

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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 19, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 30.00 25.00


November 22, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00


January 9, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Student Fee 45.00 40.00


February 4, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 60.00
Student Fee 60.00 45.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 01-Mar-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 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
Projects may have distribution



2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

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

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
HDCAM    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> 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 - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Anecdotal Accounts


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Jury Award: Best Short
Best short film as determined by a jury of Industry professionals.


Best Animated Short
Best animated short film as selected by a jury of Industry professionals
Sponsor:No Sponsor


CATEGORY RULES
When submitting films in a digital format, please use the "Decision Desk" Link here (copy URL to your browser): http://www.decisiondesk.com/clients/sonomafilmfest/apply/welcome/

All submissions arriving via mail post must be in DVD region 1 or 0 format NTSC.

Submissions will NOT be returned. Please use appropriate packaging to prevent DVD damage.

Please be sure to write the WAB Tracking # and Film Title on the disc itself in case the disc becomes separated from its box.

For international submissions (outside U.S.) - filmmakers MUST write on the package, "NO commercial value - for cultural purposes only."

SIFF is NOT responsible for the customs fee and other charges.

Good Luck, we're looking forward to seeing your film, and upon acceptance, welcoming you to one of our country's most unique festivals where we celebrate the very best in film, food & wine!

Program decisions will be made early March 2014 or sooner.