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24-Apr-2014 11:58am PDT  

 

NBCUniversal Short Cuts Festival

9 Annual: August 18, 2014 to October 31, 2014

  Sci-Fi Shorts

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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
 
March 17, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


April 11, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


May 9, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


June 2, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 21-Jul-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 2 minutes to 20 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Feb-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from USA


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
HDCAM    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
Do not submit a press kit.


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


1st Place
Winning participants will be granted 1) Meetings with NBCUniversal TV and film executives 2) An NBCUniversal Talent Holding deal will be awarded to the Best Actor 3) Finalists will receive a round trip airfare to Los Angeles and hotel accommodations for two nights in Los Angeles. More awards to be announced in coming weeks!
Sponsor:NBCUniversal
This prize is shared with other categories.


2nd Place
Winning participants will be granted 1) Meetings with NBCUniversal TV and film executives 2) An NBCUniversal Talent Holding deal will be awarded to the Best Actor 3) Finalists will receive a round trip airfare to Los Angeles and hotel accommodations for two nights in Los Angeles. More awards to be announced in coming weeks!
Sponsor:NBCUniversal
This prize is shared with other categories.


3rd Place
Winning participants will be granted 1) Meetings with NBCUniversal TV and film executives 2) An NBCUniversal Talent Holding deal will be awarded to the Best Actor 3) Finalists will receive a round trip airfare to Los Angeles and hotel accommodations for two nights in Los Angeles. More awards to be announced in coming weeks!
Sponsor:NBCUniversal
This prize is shared with other categories.


Audience Choice Award
Offered to winner of live and/or online voting.
Sponsor:NBCUniversal


CATEGORY RULES
• Short films submitted in the SCI-FI category must be in the Sci-Fi genre.

• The writer, director, producer or cast of the short or video must be either ethnically/culturally diverse, or of a diverse background (including LGBT community and people with disabilities). Or, the short must have a diverse theme.

• Shorts must be no longer than 20 minutes in length. No revisions or updated versions will be accepted beyond the initial submission.

• Showcase screenings will only be shown in HDCam and/or Digibeta Formats

• Short films in competition may not have had a commercial distribution or broadcast in the United States. The committee reserves the right to waive this rule in the case of small non-commercial, non-publicized showings.

• IMPORTANT: Submitting parties must hold complete rights and ownership of submitted piece

• There is NO FEE for submitting to this festival.
• Short films must have been completed no earlier than February 1, 2012.
• All entries must be received by June 2, 2014.