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24-Apr-2014 2:26pm PDT  

 

Washington DC Independent Film Festival

16 Annual: February 19, 2014 to February 24, 2014

  Documentary

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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
 
September 10, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
DCIFF Alumni 0.00 *
Projects over 40 mins 33.00 28.00
Projects less than 20 min. 23.00 18.00
Projects between 21-40 min. 28.00 23.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members (less than 20 minutes) 18.00 13.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members (21-40 minutes) 23.00 18.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members (over 40 minutes) 25.00 20.00


October 15, 2013
Reminder Deadline
Regular Discounted
DCIFF Alumni 0.00 *
Projects over 40 mins 38.00 33.00
Projects less than 20 min. 27.00 22.00
Projects between 21-40 min. 33.00 28.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members (less than 20 minutes) 23.00 18.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members (over 40 minutes) 33.00 28.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members (21-40 minutes) 28.00 23.00


November 20, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
DCIFF Alumni 0.00 *
Projects over 40 mins 38.00 33.00
Projects less than 20 min. 27.00 22.00
Projects between 21-40 min. 33.00 28.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members (less than 20 minutes) 23.00 18.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members (21-40 minutes) 28.00 23.00
IFP, ITVA & Women in Film Members (over 40 minutes) 33.00 28.00


December 1, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Projects over 40 mins 45.00 40.00
DCIFF Alumni (over 40 mins) 38.00 33.00
Projects less than 20 min. 33.00 28.00
Projects between 20-40 min. 38.00 33.00
DCIFF Alumni (less than 20 mins) 23.00 18.00
DCIFF Alumni (21-40 mins) 28.00 23.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 20-Dec-2013


RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Nov-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Washington, DC (must be the first time shown here) and not publically available online


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution



2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

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

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
MiniDV    
DigiBeta    
DVCAM    
HDCAM    
DVCPro    
DVCPro50    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> 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.


1st Place
Yes, there will be a prize from one of our sponsors
Sponsor:No Sponsor


CATEGORY RULES
The festival shows about 5 feature-length documentaries on a range of topics but usually including one that deals with music and one that will resonate in the nation's capital. We show a generous number of shorter documentaries. As an independent film festival we are also interested in testing the boundaries of the documentary format.

You MUST be a DCIFF Alumni (meaning that your film had been accepted and screened at a previous DC Independent Film Festival) in order to qualify for the No Entry Fee for the Earlybird Deadline. All films that do not qualify will have the fee waiver immediately REVOKED and will have the balance due reflected on the DCIFF Withoutabox entry form.

Although a full press kit is not necessary, we do require the following elements with your entry form on a CD:

1) Color jpeg photo still form the film.
2) Director's bio.

Please properly label DVD (on the box and the video/disc itself) with WAB Tracking ID, title of the film, name of the director and length.

In the Withoutabox Cover Letter Section, please indicate if;

a) you have sent the required elements via email to filmmakers@dciff.org and dciffsubmissions@gmail.com (please write the film title in the subject line of the e-mail) or if these elements are available in your Withoutabox online Press Kit (free and easy to use!).

b) what outreach and marketing tools you already have in place for your film

Questions about submissions should all go to: dciffsubmissions@gmail.com


***IMPORTANT!!!***
By submitting to the festival, the filmmaker(s) acknowledges that no film accepted for screening in competition at DCIFF may be withdrawn without the express written permission of DCIFF given in DCIFF sole discretion. There are no exceptions to this rule even in the case of technical issues. In the event a screening print is not delivered, DCIFF reserves the right to screen publicly the DVD or VHS submission.

Thank you.