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16-Apr-2014 12:25am PDT  

 

Beloit International Film Festival

10 Annual: February 20, 2015 to March 01, 2015

  Best Screenplay Award

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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
 
May 15, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00


July 15, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00


August 15, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


August 31, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 40.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 31-Oct-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 45 minutes
Features: minimum 45 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Feb-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
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
OTHER
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best Screenplay Award
Winner will be awarded a commemorative item.
Sponsor:No Sponsor


CATEGORY RULES
SUBMITTAL PROCEDURES

ENTRIES

The selection committee would prefer that all entries/screeners be submitted as a Secure Online Screener, with second preference being DVD NTSC.

Your entry should be labeled with the following information: Title, Director and Running time, contact phone and email. If you are submitting in a format other than DVD NTSC please indicate this on the DVD.

There is no limit to the amount of entries you may submit.

Select the category that seems most appropriate. If you wish to enter multiple categories, you must select your primary category and then send an email to the festival requesting consideration for additional categories. There will be no additional fee for this if the festival grants permission.

Fill out the entry form carefully. Please type or print clearly. One form is required per entry. Photocopy extra copies as needed.

A short synopsis of 2 to 4 lines is required for Short, Animation, and Student categories. A short synopsis in addition to a longer synopsis of approximately 125 words is required for the Documentary and Feature categories. You are required to submit this with the entry form. The synopsis will be used for the jury committee, the program book and web site, if accepted. Each submission should also include at least one still production photo or slide, a press kit and bio and photo of the director.

Notification of acceptance will be emailed on approximately October 31, 2014. You will be notified for each submission.

If you are entering as a student, a photocopy of a current student ID, as well as an endorsement must accompany your entry from your instructor

Check or money order is accepted for entries. Credit cards can only be used when submitting through Without A Box.

Complete care is given to every entry. The festival, however, cannot be responsible for damage to, or loss of, material submitted. Additionally, the festival is held harmless from damage to or loss of print en route to the festival.

Filmmakers are encouraged to submit, for discounted fees, to the Beloit International Film Festival online by logging onto www.withoutabox.com, the international film festival submission website. You may use a credit card when submitting through Without A Box.


ELIGIBILITY

Industrial/instructional works are not eligible.

All entries must be postmarked no later than August 31, 2014 and include the following: TWO (2) clean copies in DVD format, entry form, entry fee for each submission, synopsis, resume and photo.

If you cannot meet the eligibility requirement, you may apply but will not be considered for awards. Please check the appropriate box on the application for this consideration.


ACCEPTANCES

All films submitted must be available for festival presentation in DVD or Blu Ray DVD.

Please be aware that if you have not submitted a photo or synopsis it will not be included in the program book or web site. Any corrections received to the original submission material must be received in writing by September 30, 2014. Changes will not be made after this date.

The Beloit Film Festival reserves the right to use clips from accepted entries, up to 3 minutes in length for publicity purposes. The festival reserves the right to show the submission for promotion and fund raising events up to three years past the date of the festival. Submitter can opt out of this clause by sending the festival a written request to opt out of this clause.

The number of screenings, days and venue is at the sole discretion of the festival.

Accepted films and videos will be notified by approximately October 31, 2014

RELEASE

I acknowledge that, if accepted to participate, I will agree to comply with the 2015 Beloit International Film Festival Policies & Procedures as included with this application, and agree to be bound by and comply with all those documents. I understand that the Beloit International Film Fest Committee is responsible for making final decisions with regard to the festival operations and I agree to abide by their decisions. I agree to provide the festival a print of my film(s) and I release the festival committee and any festival representative from any responsibility for the theft, damage or loss of the print en route to the festival or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film.