5th Annual

NexTv Web Series & Indie Film Competition

July 31, 2016 to July 31, 2016

 
Category

Documentaries

 

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
Extended Deadline
September 20, 2013
Regular Discounted
Under 3 minutes 55.00 40.00
3 - 10 minutes 60.00 45.00
Over 10 minutes 65.00 50.00
Earlybird Deadline
November 13, 2015
Regular Discounted
Under 3 minutes 35.00 30.00
3 - 10 minutes 40.00 35.00
Over 10 minutes 45.00 40.00
Regular Deadline
December 18, 2015
Regular Discounted
Under 3 minutes 40.00 35.00
3 - 10 minutes 45.00 40.00
Over 10 minutes 55.00 50.00
Late Deadline
January 22, 2016
Regular Discounted
Under 3 minutes 45.00 40.00
3 - 10 minutes 55.00 50.00
Over 10 minutes 65.00 60.00
WAB Extended Deadline
February 11, 2016
Regular Discounted
Under 3 minutes 55.00 40.00
3 - 10 minutes 60.00 45.00
Over 10 minutes 65.00 50.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately April 30, 2016

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
VHS    
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)
  CD-ROM

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
VHS    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  CD-ROM
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Just for Entering
2 VIP tickets to NEXTV’S INDUSTRY IMPACT INTENSIVE: Full Day, Live Networking & Career Break-Through Event in Los Angeles ($798 value) And access to a LIVE Q&A Telecall w/Randy Becker (HOW TO SELL YOUR OWN MATERIAL)
Sponsor:NexTv Entertainment
This prize is shared with other categories.

Quarter-Finalists
2 VIP tickets to NEXTV’S INDUSTRY IMPACT INTENSIVE: Full Day, Live Networking & Career Break-Through Event in Los Angeles ($798 value), access to a LIVE Q&A Telecall w/Randy Becker (HOW TO SELL YOUR OWN MATERIAL), and access to 3 ACCESS-THE-INSIDERS PROFESSIONAL Q&A CALLS W/INDUSTRY ELITE (recorded)
Sponsor:NexTV Entertainment

Semi-Finalists
2 VIP tickets to NEXTV’s INDUSTRY IMPACT INTENSIVE: Full Day, Live Networking & Career Break-Through Event in Lost Angeles ($798 value), access to a Live Q&A Telecall w/Randy Becker (HOW TO SELL YOUR OWN MATERIAL), 3 ACCESS-THE-INSIDERS PROFESSIONAL Q&A CALLS W/INDUSTRY ELITE (recorded), and access to a 4-Part Winners Series Training Call
Sponsor:NexTV Entertainment

Finalists
2 VIP tickets to NEXTV’s INDUSTRY IMPACT INTENSIVE: Full Day, Live Networking & Career Break-Through Event in Lost Angeles ($798 value), access to a Live Q&A Telecall w/Randy Becker (HOW TO SELL YOUR OWN MATERIAL), 3 ACCESS-THE-INSIDERS PROFESSIONAL Q&A CALLS W/INDUSTRY ELITE (recorded), access to a 4-Part Winners Series Training Call, a 1 Year Subscription to ‘ACCESS-THE-INSIDERS’ Professional Q&A Teleseries (LIVE) ($599 value), and a PRIVATE STRATEGIC CAREER PLANNING SESSION (Private Coaching Session w/ Randy Becker)
Sponsor:NexTV Entertainment

Grand Prize Winner
EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS COMPETITION IS GEARED TOWARDS PENETRATING THE REAL WORLD OF THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY. SIGN UP at www.MyNexTv.com/web for updates.... EXPOSURE is the best prize: In addition to the list of judges that will review and familiarize themselves with Finalists' work, the GRAND PRIZE WINNER and BEST-IN-CATEGORY WINNERS will be announced on our site, in an EMAIL (with a link to their work) to over 20,000 industry professionals and in a personal note that will appear in the in-boxes of over 100 TOP HOLLYWOOD EXECUTIVES, including: - Execs from every major STUDIO and NETWORK in Hollywood - Execs from major Production Companies like Neal Moritz' Original Films and JJ Abram's Bad Robot – Top AGENCIES (CAA, ICM, Gersh, etc...) - As well as Producers, Directors, Writers, Casting Directors and Actors. GRAND PRIZE winner will also receive: 2 VIP tickets to NEXTV’s INDUSTRY IMPACT INTENSIVE: Full Day, Live Networking & Career Break-Through Event in Lost Angeles ($798 value), access to a Live Q&A Telecall w/Randy Becker (HOW TO SELL YOUR OWN MATERIAL), 3 ACCESS-THE-INSIDERS PROFESSIONAL Q&A CALLS W/INDUSTRY ELITE (recorded), access to a 4-Part Winners Series Training Call, a 1 Year Subscription to ‘ACCESS-THE-INSIDERS’ Professional Q&A Teleseries (LIVE) ($599 value), a PRIVATE STRATEGIC CAREER PLANNING SESSION (Private Coaching Session w/ Randy Becker), a SOCIAL MEDIA TRAINING BOOTCAMP ($2,500 value), a MEETING WITH TOP AGENT, a MEETING WITH FINANCIER, and a free 1-year membership with NexTV Entertainment (the ‘IDEA TO MARKET’ MASTERMIND – 1 year intensive ($12,000 value))
Sponsor:NexTv Entertainment
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Links to your work are accepted for this competition. Please include in cover letter or email the link to info@nextventertainment.com (include reference # in the email). Note: we also accept online screeners, hard copy submissions and emailed Files.

For awards and prizes, SUBMISSIONS will be broken up as a TV Network or Studio might categorize content...into one of the following 6 categories:

1. COMEDY - WEB SERIES, SHORTS, PILOTS, TEASERS (etc…)
2. DRAMA* - WEB SERIES, SHORTS, PILOTS, TEASERS (etc…)

3. COMEDY - FEATURE FILMS
4. DRAMA* - FEATURE FILMS

5. ANIMATION
6. UNSCRIPTED (Docs, Reality, Talk Show, etc...)

“Drama” is a broad category covering everything that is NOT comedy.

These categories will transcend the format (so, for example, a comedic web series, could be in the same category as a comedic short, pilot, trailer, etc..)

FINALISTS
Finalists will be selected for overall quality of work, in addition to the project’s potential for becoming viable television content.

This year we have opened 5 extra spots in the finals for "Audience Favorites". For more info about the Optional Peer-Voting section, go to: http://www.nextventertainment.com/web_series_rules.php#PEER-VOTING

NOTE: The peer-voting, "Shortcut to the Finals is OPTIONAL. You can opt out of this without it effecting your status in the overall competition.

ADDITIONAL WINNERS
A winner of each of the 6 categories will be announced along with the Grand Prize winner.
All press releases and industry notices will include ‘BEST-IN-CATEGORY’ winners along with the Grand Prize Winner.

Note: It is possible to NOT make it to the Finalist Round, yet still WIN your category.
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This competition is open to any filmmaker, worldwide, 18 or older. Entering the competition constitutes permission to use the winners’ names and likenesses for publicity and promotions with no additional compensation. We reserve the right to publicize and promote any and all progress, development and success of the entered project. Additionally, entering the competition constitutes permission for NexTv to post your submission online in association with the competition, though WE DO NOT OWN YOUR WORK.

* We recognize the wide-ranging nature of our categories, so submissions may have a running time of as little as 30 seconds for a teaser.
* Students are welcome.
* Multiple Directors/Creators are allowed, and will be listed on our site and in all press releases, but one person must be designated to receive awards/prizes.
* Multiple Producers and Writers are also acceptable and will be listed on our site and all press releases.
* Multiple entries from the same Director/Creator are accepted but each must have its own Entry Form & Fee.
* Do not include any additional materials with your submissions such as scripts, production photos, publicity, press kits, or any other written materials.
* No substitutions or updated/re-edited version of the project will be accepted.
* Entry must be accompanied by the following:
a) Completed ENTRY FORM
b) The appropriate entry fee (checks made out to: “NexTv Entertainment”)
c) Completed project (webisode or short film)
* If you become a Finalist, you may be contacted to provide a close-up photo of the Creator/Director and 2-3 production photos from your project which may be displayed with your film title on our site and on all press materials and releases.