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27-Feb-2015 10:56pm PDT  

 

IndieFEST Film Awards

6 Annual: February 17, 2015 to February 17, 2015

  Documentary Short (57- minutes)

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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
 
December 12, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 35.00
Student Fee 55.00 30.00


January 2, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 40.00
Student Fee 55.00 35.00


January 23, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 45.00
Student Fee 55.00 40.00


January 30, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 50.00
Student Fee 55.00 45.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 16-Feb-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 57 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date.


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
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SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
None Entered.

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Annual Humanitarian Award
Each year, the Indie Fest grants its humanitarian award to one filmmaker for dedicated service to social justice, humanitarian causes or environmental issues.
Sponsor:IndieFEST
This prize is shared with other categories.


Fast Focus Short Film Award
Fast Focus Media, in association with the Indie Fest Competition announces the Fast Focus Short Film Award. Winners of the award will receive national broadcast exposure as part of the Fast Focus New Filmmakers Series distributed to 350 Public Television stations nationwide. Winners will also receive worldwide exposure through Fast Focus’ highly trafficked YouTube channel which has about 2.3 million views monthly and Fast Focus’ own portal. The Fast Focus Short Film Awards were launched to give unparalleled recognition and national broadcast distribution to deserving creative filmmakers, musical artists, producers, writers and directors. Fast Focus is the longest running series of short programming on Public Television. As a recipient of the Fast Focus Short Film Award, emerging artists and filmmakers will join the likes of studios such as Warner Brothers, Paramount, Universal, EMI and Sony as well as legends like The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie and Robin Thicke. Sponsor: Fast Focus Media. www.fastfocus.tv
Sponsor:Fast Focus Media
Value of Goods/Services: 2,500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


$1,500 Studio Award
Random Original Productions, Official Production Company of the Indie Fest, is generously providing a production house opportunity valued at up to $1,500 to one Indie Fest winning filmmaker each year. The purpose of the sponsorship is to support filmmakers and the larger film community. The lucky filmmaker will receive access to Random’s studios for three, twelve-hour production days. The studios are located in Everett, Washington. www.randomoriginal.com
Sponsor:Random Original Productions
Value of Goods/Services: 1,500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best of Show // Award of Excellence // Award Of Merit
After each seasonal deadline, quality and creativity are celebrated in three levels of awards: Best of Show, Award of Excellence and Award of Merit. Best of Show honors are granted to the top scoring entry for each season. Awards of Excellence are granted to entries with truly exceptional filmmaking. Notable artistic and technical productions are recognized at the Award of Merit award level. Judging results emails will be sent about four to six weeks after the final deadline to all participants, i.e., to those who were granted awards and those who were not granted awards. Free digital downloads of IndieFEST laurels will be made available to all winners. Winners may also order an IndieFEST statuette for an additional cost of $375 per statuette. Shipping is free within the United States but international orders will be charged a $60 shipping fee. The IndieFEST statuette is a 24K gold-plated achievement figure mounted on a piano finished base of rosewood. It has been called the most beautiful award in the industry. The Indie is manufactured by the company that makes the world’s most prestigious and celebrated awards, the Oscar, Emmy, Clio and MTV Video Music Awards. The Indie is truly a work of art.
Sponsor:IndieFEST
This prize is shared with other categories.


Free IndieFEST Statuette for Best of Show Winners
Each Best of Show winner will receive one free IndieFEST statuette. Other winners may order a statuette for a cost of $375 per statuette. The IndieFEST statuette is an elegant 24-K gold-plated achievement figure mounted on a piano finished rosewood base. The IndieFEST statuette is manufactured by the company that makes the world's most prestigious and celebrated awards, the Oscar, Emmy, Clio, Accolade, Best Shorts and MTV Video Music Awards. The statuette is costly but is truly a work of art.
Sponsor:IndieFEST
Cash Award Value: 375 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
1. Submit online screener or send DVD in NTSC or PAL formats.

2. Label DVD cover with the WAB Tracking ID, filmmaker name and telephone number.

3. Submissions in other than English must be subtitled, dubbed or include an English transcript.

4. Written comments describing entries are invited and helpful during judging.

5. Entries will not be returned.

Note: The IndieFEST is not a traditional film festival, it is an international awards competition. Judging results emails will be sent by about four to six weeks after the final deadline to all participants, i.e., to those who were granted awards and those who were not granted awards. Free digital downloads of IndieFEST laurels will be made available to all winners. Winners may also order an Indie statuette for an additional cost of $375 per statuette. Shipping is free within the United States but international orders will be charged a $60 shipping fee.