18th Annual

Washington DC Independent Film Festival

February 15, 2017 to February 20, 2017

 
Category

Student

 

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 25, 2016
Regular Discounted
Projects over 20 mins 0.00 *
DCIFF Student Alumni 0.00 *
Projects less than 40 min. 0.00 *
Reminder Deadline
October 28, 2016
Regular Discounted
Projects less than 40 min. 20.00 *
Projects over 40 mins. 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
November 28, 2016
Regular Discounted
Projects less than 40 min. 20.00 *
Projects over 40 mins. 30.00 *
Late Deadline
December 4, 2016
Regular Discounted
Projects less than 20 mins. 30.00 *
Projects over 30 mins. 35.00 30.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately January 1, 2017

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after November 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
Project must not 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
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  Other - Digital
  .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
DVCPro    
DVCPro50    
DCP    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP    
VHS    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  DCP
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
Virtual Reality (VR)
  Google Cardboard

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> 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
There are no prizes for student films...because we do not have a student category. Student films compete in our feature, short, animation and documentary categories along with the other selected films.
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Category Rules

The majority of student films presented at DCIFF are 30 minutes or less in length. However, we will consider student films of all lengths.

You MUST be a CURRENT STUDENT to qualify (submit your current id). 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.

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.

REQUIRED WITH ENTRY FORM:
Although a full press kit is not necessary, we do require the following elements with your entry form:

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

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's 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.