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30-May-2015 5:35am PDT  

 

Sidewalk Film Festival

17 Annual: August 28, 2015 to August 30, 2015

  Teen Filmmaker

 
 

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
 
January 15, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *


February 15, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00


March 15, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00


April 15, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00


April 30, 2015
Alabama Filmmakers' Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 30-Jul-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 10 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-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 COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
OTHER
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters


Prizes & Awards
This category is not a competition.

No prizes/awards entered for this category.

Category Rules
Teenage filmmakers, 19 years and younger, may submit their work to the Teen Filmmaker sidebar with no entry fee. Work submitted to this category is considered solely for this category, and must be the sole creation of the teenager(s) submitting the work. Films are not eligible for any awards.

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 may prevent the film from being
accepted to the Festival. This includes projects available on the web.

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 28, 2015. please indicate such when entering. 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.