14th Annual

Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

April 06, 2016 to April 10, 2016

 
Category

Shorts

 

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
November 27, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 25.00 0.00
Regular Deadline
January 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately February 26, 2016

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2014

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

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

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 Short
Scriptwriting, Budgeting, Scheduling, Editing Software
Value of Goods/Services: 3,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Audience Choice Award
Scriptwriting, Budgeting, Scheduling, Editing Software
Value of Goods/Services: 3,000 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Submission Rules

Films from or about India, with or without an Indian theme, made by Indian and international filmmakers, produced in 2014 or later, and films that have not had a public screening in Los Angeles are eligible to be submitted. For short films, an LA Premiere status is strongly preferred, but not required.

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

Submission DVDs must be labeled with the tracking number, title, running time, format (PAL or NTSC), contact information on DVD label. Submission DVDs will not be returned.

FIlmmakers may submit their film online via Withoutabox, or by providing a link to an external site and any passwords needed to view the film (i.e., vimeo).

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 bgalvin@indianfilmfestival.org.

If your film is selected, you will be required to provide 10 DVD (NTSC) screeners, 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 26, 2016.