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21-Apr-2014 2:41am PDT  

 

Big Bear Lake International Film Festival

15 Annual: September 19, 2014 to September 21, 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 U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
February 8, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Big Bear Locals 35.00 30.00


May 3, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Big Bear Locals 35.00 30.00


May 31, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Big Bear Locals 35.00 30.00


June 24, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 55.00
Big Bear Locals 65.00 50.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
19-Aug-2013


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 60 minutes
Features: From 60 minutes to 90 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2011


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution



2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Audience Choice Award
Winners receive a trophy and prize(s) provided by our sponsor(s).
Sponsor:No Sponsor


Special Jury Award
Winners receive a trophy and prize(s) provided by our sponsor(s).
Sponsor:No Sponsor


CATEGORY RULES
Films which have been broadcast on TV or cable or have had theatrical release prior to BBLIFF, are not eligible for any competition but may be screened, out of competition, at the discretion of BBLIFF.

Non-English language produced films must have English subtitles or be dubbed in English.

Filmmakers will be expected to FedEx/UPS the exhibition films to the Festival by the due date. Upon request, the BBLIFF will provide return shipment of films as long as it is in the continental U.S. and NOT an overnight or RUSH delivery. The BBLIFF will not incur the cost of sending films back outside the U.S.A. A Fed/Ex, UPS or courier account number must be provided for International delivery.

Submitted Screener DVDs will not be returned unless requested with an enclosed SASE. Final deadline is June 30, 2014.

If selected, a Digital Media File (.MOV) and back-up DVD, must be in the BBLIFF office by August 29, 2014. All Films under one hour MUST submit a file with a backup Blu-ray/DVD. All features films can submit Blu-ray/DVD.

We request a digital media file on a Data DVD with 10 seconds of Black before the film. No bars and tone. Make sure your film is audio mastered to peak between -4db and 0db.

SD Films: H.264 (.mov) file 720x480 NTSC (4x3 or 16x9) aspect ratio @ 29.97fps Progressive or lower field. 

HD Films: H.264 (.mov) file 1080p (1920x1080) and a 720p (1280x720) @ (29.97fps or 23.976fps) progressive, depending on the format you shot in.



We would also like a standard DVD Backup labeled either 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratio. All projection is set to standard 4:3 or 16:9 films should be letterbox or labeled "16:9 ASPECT" for correct projection. All DVD's must have a selection menu and should not auto start.



Important: The title of the work and name of entrant, email and correct "return" address must be on all Digital Media Files, Data DVD, Blu-ray, DVD, Thumb-drives, Hard-drives and mailing containers.