15th Annual

Independent Film Festival Boston

April 25, 2018 to May 02, 2018

 
Category

Documentary Feature

 

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
September 19, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Student Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
November 6, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 25.00 *
Late Deadline
December 8, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 2, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
Student Fee 55.00 50.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately March 28, 2018

RUNTIME
Features: From 30 minutes to 150 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after March 1, 2017

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in MA

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
OTHER
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  DCP
Film Gauge
  35mm

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
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Grand Jury Prize - Documentary Feature
IFFBoston's signature trophy is presented to the winner. In-kind prizes vary year-to-year, and range from $3000-$8000.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Special Jury Prize - Documentary Feature
A framed certificate is presented to the Special Jury Prize winner. An in-kind prize valued at $1000 to $3000 is presented to the winner as well. Prizes vary from year-to-year.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Audience Award - Documentary Feature
A framed certificate is presented to the Audience Award winner.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Karen Schmeer Award for Excellence in Documentary Editing
A framed certificate is presented to the Audience Award winner with a $500 cash award provided by the KS Film Fellowship
Sponsor:Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

Documentary Features may be in any language. If the language is one other than English then English subtitles are required. Length of features may be anywhere from 30 minutes to 150 minutes. Documentary Features include live action, animation, and experimental or hybrid features. Films that have screened prior to March 2017 are not eligible for screening. Films with distribution in place are accepted, but filmmaker must notify IFFBoston of the films distribution status and distributor contact info. Films will not be accepted if they formally premiere in Massachusetts prior to festival. Accepted documentary features may not screen in the state of Massachusetts between date of acceptance and screening at Independent Film Festival Boston.