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20-Apr-2014 1:31am PDT  

 

Edmonton International Film Festival

28 Annual: September 25, 2014 to October 04, 2014

 

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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 Canadian Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
April 15, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


May 30, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


June 15, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 01-Aug-2013


RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


People's Choice Award
Every film (all lengths) is in contention for the coveted People's Choice Award, voted on by EIFF audiences. The 2012 People's Choice Award Winner was Todd Berger's dramatic feature IT'S A DISASTER.
Sponsor:In Production (we're workin' on it!)
This prize is shared with other categories.


Canadian Feature Award
EIFF Special Jury will recognize a Canadian feature-length film (narrative or fiction), without distribution at the time of the festival for the Canadian Feature Award. The 2012 recipient of this prize was Jesse James Miller's BECOMING REDWOOD. In 2011 our jury chose Director/Writer Thom Fitzgerald's CLOUDBURST.
Sponsor:In Production (we're workin' on it!)
This prize is shared with other categories.


Canadian Documentary Award
EIFF Special Jury will choose their favorite Canadian feature-length documentary for the Canadian Documentary Award. Past winners include ANVIL: THE STORY OF ANVIL! and Bruce McDonald's MUSIC FROM THE BIG HOUSE.
Sponsor:In Production (we're workin' on it!)
This prize is shared with other categories.


The Wedgie Award for Comedy
We're so f*#king cold up here that LAUGHING is the one thing that keeps us warm. Oh, and sex of course. Make us laugh, make us cry laughing... our programming team will choose their favorite COMEDY film or stand-out comedic actor from all submission categories. We don't have, like, a real cash prize at the time of writing this. Hoping to secure a sponsor by festival time. If not, we hope you'll accept our humble adoration. And maybe a wedgie.
Sponsor:In Production (we're workin' on it!)
This prize is shared with other categories.


The Big Daddy: Family Film Award
Narrative and documentary features and shorts are in competition for the prestigious Family Film Award. Edmonton has a respected reputation as the greatest Canadian city to raise kids. Our audiences look for every opportunity to expose young people from across northern Alberta to culture and interesting outlooks on life. This Award is chosen by the EIFF programming team.
Sponsor:In Production (we're workin' on it!)
This prize is shared with other categories.


The BOBBY Award for Excellence in Cinematography
In March, 2012, Bob (Robert) Riddell embarked on his road trip to the stars. And, as always, the lighting was perfect. There are no words to describe Bobby – he loved and was loved. An extraordinary cinematographer, he FILMed projects of every genre, across Canada and around the world for nearly 50 years! With the blessing of the Riddell family, EIFF is privileged to create this Award in honor of our beautiful friend and to recognize and inspire our next generation of DPs and Cinematographers.
Sponsor:The Bob Riddell Memorial Fund
Cash Award Value: 500 Canadian Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


The Grand Jury Prize for Short Film
This festival’s passion for short films and their filmMAKERS has resulted in more than a thousand short films being presented at EIFF in the past decade. This year’s Short Film Jury will duke out it again this year for their choice to reign as ‘The Best of the Best’!
Sponsor:In Production (we're workin' on it!)
This prize is shared with other categories.


Canadian Short Film Award
The Canadian Short Film Award is chosen by the festival's Short Film Jury. The 2011 recipient of this award went to director Arnaud Brisebois (Montreal) for TROTTEUR. 2012 accolades went to Jeremy Ball for his film FROST.
Sponsor:In Production (we're workin' on it!)
This prize is shared with other categories.


Alberta Short Film Award
The Alberta Short Film Award is selected by EIFF’s Short Film Jury. Congratulations in 2011 to Kyle Thomas (Calgary) for NOT FAR FROM THE ABBATOIR and the 2012 recipient was RABBIT FOOD by Michelle Graff (Edmonton).
Sponsor:In Production (we're workin' on it!)
This prize is shared with other categories.


Live Action Short Film Award
The title of this Award pretty much sums it up! Officially selected, short, dramatic films are in competition for this coveted Award. Past recipients include Chris Jones for GONE FISHING, Benh Zeitlin’s GLORY AT SEA and Denis Villeneuve’s short NEXT FLOOR.
Sponsor:In Production (we're workin' on it!)
This prize is shared with other categories.


Documentary Short Film Award
EIFF Short Film Jury recognizes excellence in short, documentary filmmaking. Two (2) films tied for this honor in 2012: Amy Laslett for GOOD KARMA $1 and the Holochek brothers for A FINGER, TWO DOTS THEN ME. Congratulations!
Sponsor:In Production (we're workin' on it!)
This prize is shared with other categories.


Animated Short Film Award
Short Films (narrative, documentary or experimental) whose primary visual storytelling technique is a form of animation will be considered by the festival’s Short Film Jury for the prestigious Animated Short Film Award. Two (2) films were selected to receive this award in 2012 – both produced by Albertans!
Sponsor:In Production (we're workin' on it!)
This prize is shared with other categories.


Rising Star Award - Filmmaking
Each year, a specially appointed jury will select 'Rising Stars' in the Filmmaking category (for both short and feature length films), recognizing outstanding writing or directing by new or upcoming filmmakers. Past recipients include Sean Byrne (The Loved Ones), Justin Molotnikov (Crying With Laughter), and Jerome Sable (The Legend of Beaver Dam).
Sponsor:In Production (we're workin' on it!)
This prize is shared with other categories.


Rising Star Award - Acting
Each year, a specially appointed jury will select 'Rising Stars' in the Acting category (for both short and feature length films), recognizing outstanding performances by new or upcoming actors and actresses. Past recipients included Noah Reid, Allie MacDonald, Jack Roberts, Anna-Maria LeMaistre, Corey Loranger, and Carmen Lavigne.
Sponsor:In Production (we're workin' on it!)
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
LENGTH: OUR OWN BACKYARD -- Films By Albertans accepts films in all lengths. Submission fees are waived in this category... our way of thanking our own filmmaking community.

**Please note that films must have been completed after January 1, 2013. Projects must NOT have been broadcast in Alberta or screened to the general public prior to EIFF dates. PREFERENCE is given to films that have NOT screened to a public audience (this includes FREE, ticketed and Cast & Crew screenings) prior to EIFF dates.

SUBMISSION FORMAT: Please submit one (1) DVD (NTSC) or Secure Online Screener (SOS). No promotional materials required with submission. An electronic press kit will be required upon acceptance only.

COMPLETION DATE: Films and videos must have been completed after January 1, 2013 -- and not previously submitted to EIFF.

ENTRY DEADLINE: All deadlines are POSTMARKED ONLY dates -- NOT the dates they need to be at the EIFF offices.

LANGUAGE: If the film is in a language other than English, it must be subtitled or dubbed in English.

PACKAGE TO INCLUDE: One screener of your film which is clearly labeled with Film Title, Length, WAB Tracking ID and Contact Information.

ALL OTHER SUBMISSION RULES are in the GENERAL RULES/REGULATIONS.