16th Annual

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

April 11, 2018 to April 15, 2018

 
Category

Features

 

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
November 27, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
January 10, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Student Fee 50.00 45.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately February 28, 2018

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 40 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 Los Angeles

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

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

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Feature
Scriptwriting, Budgeting, Scheduling, Editing Software
Sponsor:Final Draft, Sony Creative Software, Entertainment Partners.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Audience Choice Award
Scriptwriting, Budgeting, Scheduling, Editing Software
Sponsor:Final Draft, Sony Creative Software, Entertainment Partners.

Category Rules

Submission Rules

Films from or about India, with or without an Indian theme, made by Indian and international filmmakers, produced in 2016 or later, and films that have not had a public screening in Los Angeles are eligible to be submitted. Please note that films that are publicly available on streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, iTunes, etc.on or before the festival dates will not be eligible to screen at IFFLA.

Filmmakers may submit more than one entry. Each entry must be accompanied by the entry form and the entry fee.

The festival is no longer accepting DVDs as a format of submission.

Filmmakers must submit an online screener of their film through Withoutabox, or by providing a link to an external site (e.g., Vimeo) with any passwords needed to view the film

The entry fee is non-refundable. We only accept checks, US money orders or credit card payments through Withoutabox. Please make check or money order payable to Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, in US dollars.

*To receive a student discount on Withoutabox for the Shorts category, filmmaker/film must be registered as a student project. Students must be, or have been, enrolled in an accredited school (K-12, undergrad, graduate) at the time of production. You do not need to be a student currently to submit your film. If you haven chosen to use the student discount, you will need to provide proof by emailing a copy of your student ID to rmehta@indianfilmfestival.org.

If your film is selected, you will be required to provide the film in an approved format, a press kit with press reviews, synopsis, full credits, film stills, trailer (or film clips), posters, and a director's bio with a headshot.

All filmmakers will be notified via email by February 28, 2018.