10th Annual

Peace on Earth Film Festival

March 09, 2018 to March 11, 2018

 
Category

Short Narrative Film

 

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 11, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
August 1, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
August 22, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
September 20, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately December 10, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 5 minutes to 50 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2016

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
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

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 Short Narrative Film
A plaque will be honored to the winner of "Best Short Narrative". Monetary Awards will be offered, amounts to be determined at a later date.
Sponsor:Trancendence 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: Feature and Short Narrative, 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, 2015 (no more than two years old, as of Jan, 2018)

SUBMISSIONS:
* Submission dates are June 20, 2017 through September 20, 2017.

* Be certain that the postal date on your DVD/Blu-ray is within the timeframe of respective deadlines:
• Early Bird Deadline: postmarked no later than July 11, 2017
• Regular Deadline: postmarked no later than August 1, 2017
• Late Deadline: postmarked no later than August 22, 2017
• Extended Deadline of WAB ONLY - if mailed submission, must be postmarked no later than September 20, 2017

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

* Deadline September 20, 2017 postmarked no later than September 20, 2017.

* ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE online submissions 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 2018 Peace On Earth Film Festival
• our venue does not provide for live streaming; a DVD or Blu-ray must be mailed to us (ONLY -- NTSC - US Region 0 or 1 format --- ONLY).
• Your DVD or Blu-ray 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, 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, will NOT accept works in progress. FINAL CUT ONLY.


SELECTIONS/ENTRIES into the 2018 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, 2018.

* Formats for Exhibition: Exhibition Quality DVD or Blu-ray - 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, 2017