16th Annual

Washington DC Independent Film Festival

March 04, 2016 to March 13, 2016

 
Category

Documentary

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

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
Earlybird Deadline
September 23, 2015
Regular Discounted
Projects over 40 mins 28.00 23.00
Projects less than 20 min. 18.00 13.00
Projects between 21-39 min. 23.00 18.00
Student Projects (with valid student ID) 0.00 *
DCIFF Alumni (submit name and date of year fil shown at DCIFF) 0.00 *
Reminder Deadline
October 28, 2015
Regular Discounted
Projects over 40 mins 35.00 30.00
Projects less than 20 min. 25.00 20.00
Projects between 21-40 min. 30.00 25.00
Student Projects (with valid student ID) 20.00 15.00
DCIFF Alumni projects over 20mins. (submit name and year of film shown at DCIFF) 25.00 20.00
DCIFF Alumni (less than 20 mins)- (submit name and year of film shown at DCIFF) 20.00 15.00
Regular Deadline
November 28, 2015
Regular Discounted
Projects over 40 mins 35.00 30.00
Projects less than 20 min. 25.00 20.00
Projects between 21-40 min. 30.00 25.00
Student Projects (with valid student ID) 20.00 15.00
DCIFF Alumni (over 20 mins)(submit name and year of film shown at DCIFF) 25.00 20.00
DCIFF Alumni (less than 20 mins) )(submit name and year of film shown at DCIFF) 20.00 15.00
Late Deadline
December 6, 2015
Regular Discounted
Projects over 40 mins 48.00 43.00
DCIFF Alumni (over 40 mins) 40.00 35.00
Projects less than 20 min. 30.00 25.00
Student Projects (with valid student ID) 30.00 25.00
DCIFF Alumni (less than 40 mins) 30.00 25.00
Projects between 20-40 min 35.00 30.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately January 6, 2016

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Metro DC

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

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
DCP    
MiniDV    
DigiBeta    
DVCAM    
HDCAM    
DVCPro    
DVCPro50    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP    
Media Files
  DCP
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> 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
THERE WILL BE AWARDS FOR BOTH FEATURE AND SHORT (UNDER 40 mins.) DOCS. We expect that there may be a prize from one of our sponsors but we do not know just yet.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Category Rules

The festival shows about 7 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.