8th Annual

Peace on Earth Film Festival

March 03, 2016 to March 06, 2016


Short Documentary


Deadlines & Entry Fees

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
Earlybird Deadline
July 8, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
August 5, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
September 2, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
September 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00

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

Category Details

Approximately December 10, 2015

Shorts: From 5 minutes to 59 minutes

Projects completed after January 1, 2014

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

Projects must be a premiere in Chicago

Project must not have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

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Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

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Press Kit 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 - 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 Short Documentary
Documentary EXPOSÉ Award for Short Documentary, is presented to a filmmaker that has presented subject matter that had previously received little or no public attention. The $ amount for the Monetary Prize associated with each respective Award will be determined at a later date
Sponsor:Transcendence Global Media, NFP

Category Rules

* Peace On Earth Film Festival is open to the following genres: Feature and Short Narrative, Feature and Short Documentary, Animation, and Student Narrative and Documentary Films: no limit to the number of entries.

Projects completed after 01-Jan-2014

* Submission dates are June 10th, 2015 through September 30, 2015

* Be certain that the postal date on your DVD/Blu-ray is within the timeframe of respective deadlines:
o Earlybird Deadline: postmarked no later than July 8, 2015
o Regular Deadline: postmarked no later than August 5, 2015
o Late Deadline: postmarked no later than September 2, 2015
o WAB Extended Deadline: postmarked no later than September 30, 2015

* Additional funds will be required before review, should the postage date fall into the new deadline period.

* No films will be accepted that have a postage date after September 30, 2015

* ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE on DVD or Blu-ray format to be considered for selection. (US Region 0 or 1 format ONLY) (no PAL or SECAM formats) will be considered for selection.

NOTE: we will not review your film via live streaming from the WAB.
HOWEVER, please inform us if your films is available for live
streaming, via another source. (the DVD or Blu-ray must be exactly
the same cut as the live stream).

* 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.

* Film title and WAB entry number must be on each case and DVD.

* Entrant/Filmmaker confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use of all music, images, and content in the entry.

* Entrant/Filmmaker grants permission to the POEFF for usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live Festival events, and grant proposals for future festivals.

* Upload all Press Kits and other Promotional Material into your WAB cache.

* Non-English submission, as well as the final exhibitions format copy, must have English subtitles throughout or be dubbed in English.

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

SELECTIONS/ENTRIES into the 2016 Peace On Earth Film Festival

* If selected, your film (in the proper format for screening) must be in the POEFF office no later than February 1, 2016.

* Formats for Exhibition: Exhibition Quality DVD or Blu-ray - NO LIVE 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, 2015