7th Annual

SkyFest Film & Script Festival

November 09, 2013 to November 10, 2013


Feature 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
August 15, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
October 1, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Late Deadline
October 15, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
October 22, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00

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

Category Details

Approximately October 31, 2013

Features: minimum 60 minutes

No requirement for completed by date

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
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REGION 1    
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
6% of award fund.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

2nd Place
3.5% of award fund (see description of festival).
Sponsor:No Sponsor

3rd Place
2 % of award fund (see description of festival).
Sponsor:No Sponsor

4th Place
1% of award fund (see description of festival).
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Certificate of Excellence
Certificates of Excellence for all entries that score above 50 points in judging.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Honorable Mention
Laurel for work acknowledged by the judges as showing potential.

Category Rules

1. A full fifty-percent of all money we take in, primarily entrance fees and advertising revenues, goes into the awards fund. NO expenses or anything else is charged against this fund (and the money goes into escrow as it comes in, protected for you to WIN!).
2. ALL expenses come out of the other half of the money and, (if that's not enough) out of our pockets, but that's not your problem and never will be.
3. We give trophies and money for Best Overall and 1st through 4th in each category along with a number of Certificates of Excellence in each category. Your odds of receiving an award are MUCH better for this festival than any other I know!
4. Trophies and certificates are substantial and classy.
5. The awards fund is shared out in this manner: 12.5% goes to Best Overall. In each of the seven categories, the winner gets 6% of the overall award fund, second place 3.5%, third place 2% and 4th place 1%. 1st to 4th place winners get trophies and other entries that score over 50 points in the judging will receive a Certificate of Excellence. And finally, we award Honorable Mentions to those the judges feel show potential. Great odds, huh?
6. If there is just one entry in a category, that entry automatically wins first place. (This, by the way, is in response to a pet peeve of mine about film festivals, several times I've had the only entry in a category and NOT been awarded the prize because of 'not enough participation' and this will durn well NOT happen at SkyFest! If you win, you WIN!)
7. You can enter as many films as you like in as many categories as you like. You can even enter the same film in more than one category. IF there is a reasonable case it fits each area (paying the standard fee for each category, of course).
8. The regular entry fee is US$40.00, regardless of length and category *(remember, all categories share equally in the award money and there will be no waivers or other freebies!)*
9. Entry fees are the same for each category because each category shares equally in the award money.
10. Judges are professionals in the industry. All decisions of the judges are final.

It's a simple and very fair concept. Don't miss out! Enter today.

--Ralph Roberts

Director, SkyFest Film & Script Festival