17th Annual

Sidewalk Film Festival

August 28, 2015 to August 30, 2015

 
Category

Documentary Feature

 

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
January 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Sidewalk Member discount 35.00 30.00
Alabama Production discount 30.00 25.00
Sidewalk Member w/ Alabama Production discount 25.00 20.00
Sidewalk Alumni Discount 30.00 25.00
Regular Deadline
February 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 45.00 40.00
Sidewalk Member discount 40.00 35.00
Alabama Production discount 35.00 30.00
Sidewalk Member w/ Alabama Production discount 30.00 25.00
Sidewalk Alumni Discount 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
March 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Student Fee 55.00 50.00
Sidewalk Member discount 50.00 45.00
Alabama Production discount 45.00 40.00
Sidewalk Member w/ Alabama Production discount 40.00 35.00
Sidewalk Alumni Discount 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
April 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Student Fee 60.00 55.00
Sidewalk Member discount 55.00 50.00
Alabama Production discount 50.00 45.00
Sidewalk Member w/ Alabama Production discount 45.00 40.00
Sidewalk Alumni Discount 50.00 45.00
Alabama Filmmakers' Extended Deadline
April 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Alabama Production discount 60.00 55.00
Sidewalk Member w/ Alabama Production discount 55.00 50.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately July 30, 2015

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 45 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2013

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Birmingham

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
HDCAM    
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

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Documentary
Jury award for Best Documentary.
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

Audience Choice Award
Audience Choice Award for Documentary Feature Film
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Eligible works must have been completed after January 1, 2013.
Exhibiting films publicly in the Greater Birmingham Metropolitan Area prior to the 2015 festival dates WILL prevent your film from competing in the 2015 Sidewalk Film Festival and MAY prevent the film from being accepted to the Festival. This includes projects available on the web.
Work accepted to screen at the Festival will be categorized in competitive and non-competitive categories at the sole discretion of Sidewalk Film Festival Programmers. Decisions regarding a films competitive status at the Sidewalk Film Festival is up to the sole discretion of the Sidewalk programming staff. While all films that meet eligibility requirements will screen in competition for the Audience Choice and/or the Programmers Award, not all films will screen in the jury competition, meaning the Sidewalk 2015 Jury will not view and consider all accepted films.

If your submission will be available through a video on demand (VOD) or pay-per-view (PPV) service of any kind on or before August 30, 2015, please indicate such when entering. The availability of your film prior to August 30, 2015, through such a service will make the film ineligible for competition and may, or may not, prevent the film from being programmed. Availability through such a service will be considered during the programming process and may impact programming decisions. However, decisions regarding programming films that have been screened elsewhere and/or are available through a video on demand service, pay-per-view service and/or any other service, venue, channel, theater or otherwise are solely up to the Sidewalk Film Festival staff.

Sidewalk Alumni includes an Above The Line filmmaker (Director, Writer, Producer, Editor, Actor in a starring role) who has screened their film at the Sidewalk Film Festival in a previous year (1999-2013).

Alabama Productions include films that have been fully or partially filmed in Alabama and/or fully or partially produced in the state of Alabama. Partial Alabama productions must include at least 1 scene filmed in Alabama and/or at least 20% of the total budget spent in the state of Alabama. Alternatively a film that has the participation of at least 1 above the line filmmaker (Director, Writer, Producer, Editor, Actor in a starring role) that currently lives in the State of Alabama and/or is an Alabama native can be considered and Alabama film.

If you are entering your project via digital upload through the withoutabox.com upload system and would like to also include a higher quality, password protected online link (such as a Vimeo link) please include the link and password in the Cover Letter section of the withoutabox entry. Please be sure that the link is password protected, and please make sure that the link is active and stays active throughout the consideration process. Please note that cover letters can not be updated once submitted.