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20-Apr-2014 7:19pm PDT  

 

Off-Centered Film Fest

7 Annual: April 18, 2013 to April 20, 2013

  Short Film

 

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
 
January 31, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 10.00 *


February 15, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *


March 1, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00


March 9, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 22-Mar-2013


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 5 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
Project must not have distribution


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

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Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
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  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
Do not submit a press kit.


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


1st Place
Cash prize plus two nights lodging and two tickets to each night of the OCFF. Up to $400 dollars towards airline ticket.
Sponsor:Dogfish Head
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 750 U.S. Dollar


2nd Place
Cash prize plus two nights lodging and two tickets to each night of the OCFF. Up to $400 dollars towards airline ticket.
Sponsor:Dogfish Head
Cash Award Value: 750 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 750 U.S. Dollar


3rd Place
Cash prize plus two nights lodging and two tickets to each night of the OCFF. Up to $400 dollars towards airline ticket.
Sponsor:Dogfish Head
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 750 U.S. Dollar


CATEGORY RULES
Contest Rules and Guidelines:

1. Your film can be no longer than 5 minutes.

2. All submissions must contain a “Hip Hop, Off-Centered” theme. Interpret this theme as you see fit.

3. All submissions must include a reference to Dogfish Head in the script OR have Dogfish Head product placement in the film.

4. Directors submitting films must be at least 21 years old by the submission deadline.

5. Any actor used in a shot where Dogfish Head is mentioned or a Dogfish Head Product is placed must be at least 21 years old on the date of filming.

6. Films previously submitted to the OCFF will not be considered (unless requested by Dogfish Head).

7. Please do not post your film on YouTube, other related sites, or share publicly prior to the festival. Doing so will result in disqualification.

8. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE MADE ONLINE PER WITHOUT A BOX.

9. No DVD submissions will be accepted.

10. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 1, 2013.

11. In addition to The Contest Rules listed here all submissions must adhere to guidelines as listed in The Fine Print (LINK TO PDF) and also as listed per the Without a Box OCFF submission page.

12. Please make sure to keep a master of your Off-Centered short professionally stored at all times. At the Off-Centered Film Festival's direction, entrants may be asked to deliver an HD version. If you are editing on Avid or Final Cut, please keep a working project file on hand.

CONTEST RULES:
a. OCFF Film Submission begins at noon on 12/7/12 and ends at midnight 3/1/13. To enter the Contest, entrants must submit their film via the Without A Box online submission
link during this time.
b. Entrant may make as many submissions as he or she desires.
c. A panel from the Dogfish Head and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema teams award the winning films based on criteria mentioned above.
d. Dogfish and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema intend to announce the winning entrants in mid-March 2013.
f. The winning entrant will be notified by email prior to public announcement.
RESTRICTIONS:
a. Film must meet criteria listed above.
b. This Contest open only to persons age 21 or older as of the
time of submission.
c. Winner must furnish proof of identity, address and birth date to
win the prize.
GENERAL RULES:
a. Winner must sign a release and affidavit of eligibility. By submitting your ingredient and story in the contest hereunder (“Contest”), you grant to Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
("Dogfish") the right to edit, publish, copy, display and otherwise use your ingredient and submission, and to further use your name, likeness, and biographical information in
advertising and promotional materials, without compensation or permission, except where prohibited by law. All prize details are at the sole discretion of Dogfish. All prizes are
awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. No substitution, transfer or cash equivalent of prize is permitted, except at Dogfish’s sole discretion. Any
and all federal, state and local taxes on the prizes, and any other costs, fees, and expenses not explicitly stated herein as being awarded are the sole responsibility of the Contest
winner. No purchase necessary. The odds of winning depend on the number of valid entries received. Approximate retail value of first place prize is $2500, approximate retail value
of second place prize is $2250, and approximate retail value of third place prize is $2000.
b. By participating, each Entrant agrees: (1) to abide by these rules and the decisions of Dogfish, which shall be final in all respects relating to this Contest; (2) to release,
discharge, and hold harmless Dogfish, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and Without a Box and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotional
agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents, and representatives of the forgoing (“Released Parties”), from any and all injuries, liability, losses,
and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from Entrant’s participation in the Contest or the acceptance,
possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize; (c) to the use of his/her submission, ingredient, story, name, voice, performance, photograph/video, image and/or likeness for
programming, advertising, publicity and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Dogfish and its
designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from Entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute
specific consent to such use if asked to do so. Any submission grants Dogfish a non-exclusive, non-terminable right to publish, show, sell, advertise, and promote the film in any
way it sees fit.; and (d) comply with all terms and conditions of this Contest, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements.
c. A potential winner must respond to the notification e-mail within the timeframe stated in the notification e-mail and provide his/her full name, age and mailing address. Failure of
a potential winner to provide this information within the stated timeframe will result in forfeiture of the prize. Except where prohibited, the potential winner must sign and return to
Dogfish, within five (5) business days of being notified, an affidavit of eligibility, liability/publicity release and IRS W-9 Form in order to claim his/her Prize. Winner may bring one
travel companion at his/her own expense, provided that such travel companion must be 21 years of age prior to date of travel and will be required to execute and return a liability
release/publicity release. Failure to return documents as specified, or if prize notification is returned as undeliverable, will result in the Entrant being disqualified, and the prize may
be awarded to a potential alternate winner in Dogfish’s sole discretion.
d. Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems,
servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof.
Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, undeliverable, destroyed, garbled or stolen entries; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable
network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable
transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or
other errors or difficulties of any kind whether typographical, human mechanical, electronic, computer, network, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Contest,
including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the posting of questions, the processing of
entries and/or tweets, the announcement of the prize or in any Contest-related materials.
e. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming
associated with or utilized in the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from
participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the website.
f. Dogfish may disqualify anyone from participating in the Contest or winning a prize (and void all associated entries) if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is
attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other
Entrant or Dogfish’s representatives. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST MAY BE IN
VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, DOGFISH RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES
(INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Dogfish reserves the right in
its sole discretion to cancel or suspend any portion of the Contest for any reason.