10th Annual

Peace on Earth Film Festival

March 08, 2019 to March 10, 2019

 
Category

Feature Documentary

 

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
July 8, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Regular Deadline
August 5, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Late Deadline
September 2, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
September 22, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately December 10, 2018

RUNTIME
Features: From 61 minutes to 100 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2017

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Chicago

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

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
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> 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 - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Feature Documentary
All filmmakers present at the Award Ceremony will be honored with Certificates of Entry into the 2019 Peace On Earth Film Festival. The $ amount for the Monetary Prize associated with each respective Award will be determined at a later date Sponsor: Transcendence Global Media, NFP “Best of …” Plaques as well as modest monetary awards for each category are presented in each of the aforementioned categories; in addition, Documentary EXPOSÉ Award for Feature Documentary and Documentary EXPOSÉ Award for Short Documentary, are presented to filmmakers that have presented subject matter that had previously received little or no public attention.
Sponsor:Transcendence Global Media, NFP

Best of Fest Award
Monetary Prize associated with each respective Award will be determined at a later date

Category Rules

* Peace On Earth Film Festival is open to the following genres: Narrative (drama or Comedy), Feature and Short Documentary, Animation, and Student Narrative and Documentary Films: no limit to the number of entries.
Project Completion date must be after Dec 31, 2016 (no more than two years old, as of Jan, 2018)

SUBMISSIONS:
* Submission dates are June 10, 2018 through September 21, 2018.
* Be certain that the postal date on your DVD/Blu-ray is within the time-frame of respective deadlines:
• Early Bird Deadline: postmarked no later than July 8, 2018
• Regular Deadline: postmarked no later than August 5, 2018
• Late Deadline: postmarked no later than Sept 2, 2018
• Extended Deadline of WAB ONLY - if mailed submission, must be postmarked no later than September 23, 2018
* Additional funds will be required before review, should the postage date fall into the new deadline period.
* Should you choose to send/mail us a copy of your film DVD or Blu-ray - as a submission - be certain to check your submissions if they will properly play on a Standard North American (US Region 0 or 1) stand alone player (not merely in a PC/Mac), or they may not be considered.

* Deadline September 23, 2018 postmarked no later than September 23, 2018.

* ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE online submissions screening OR on DVD or Blu-ray format to be considered for selection. (US Region 0 or 1 format ONLY) (NTSC only - NO PAL or SECAM formats) to be considered for selection.
NOTE: we will review your film via live streaming through this online submissions format

HOWEVER, if selected for entry into the 2019 Peace On Earth Film Festival
• our venue does not provide for live streaming;
A DCP and a Blu-ray backup must be mailed to us (ONLY -- NTSC - US Region 0 or 1 format --- ONLY).
• Your DCP and Blu-ray backup must be exactly the same cut as the live stream submission.

* Should you choose to send/mail us a copy of your film DVD or Blu-ray - as a submission - be certain to check your submissions if they will properly play on a Standard North American (US Region 0 or 1) stand alone player (not merely in a PC/Mac), or they may not be considered.
* Submitted DVDs or Blu-rays will not be returned unless you provide a pre-stamped/pre-addressed return envelope with your submission, and any additional filing fees for international mailings.
* Film title and WAB entry number must be on each case and DVD or Blu-ray.
* Entrant/Filmmaker confirms and warrants required legal authority to:
• submit the entry into the Festival; and
• use of all music, images, and content in the entry; and
• grant permission to the POEFF for usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print for the promotion and production of the annual POEFF, and (images only) for grant proposals for future festivals.

* If applicable, upload all Press Kits and other Promotional Material into your WAB cache.

* Non-English submission, as well as the final exhibition format copy, must have English subtitles throughout or be dubbed in English. Please note: SUGGESTED - if a piece of music or poetry lends to the story/plot line, include in subtitles.

* POEFF will NOT accept original prints, copies only. If you submit an original print, we are not liable for loss or damage, and consequently we will not review your film for entry into the festival.

* POEFF will ONLY accept completed projects. The POEFF will NOT accept works in progress. FINAL CUT ONLY.

SELECTIONS/ENTRIES into the 2019 Peace On Earth Film Festival
* If selected, your film (in the proper format for screening) must be in the POEFF office no later than January 20, 2019.
* Formats for Exhibition: Exhibition Quality DCP and a Blu-ray backup ... NO STREAMING.
* The date, location and time of screenings of films are at the discretion of the POEFF.

* Film selection announcements will be made around December 10th, 2018.

Mailing Address:
3304 N Broadway; #233
Chicago, IL 60657