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05-Mar-2015 6:28pm PDT  

 

Chicago Horror Film Festival

16 Annual: September 25, 2015 to September 27, 2015

  Short Film

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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
 
November 28, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
Student Fee 30.00 25.00


February 14, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00


May 1, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 50.00 45.00


June 26, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 95.00
Student Fee 95.00 90.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 05-Jul-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 45 minutes


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



2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> One-Sheet Art - Posters


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best Short Film


Best Director
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Actor
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Actress
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Supporting Actor
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Supporting Actress
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Special Effects
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Cinematography
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Sound
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Writer
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Music
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Editing
This prize is shared with other categories.


Directors Choice Award
Festival Directors Choice For Best Film of Festival
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
This category is open to any film that might be considered a horror film, or anything of a disturbing nature, dark art and/or frightening.

There is NO 'Film Made By' date. We have shown horror films from as early as the 30's. Please feel free to submit your early work as well as your current work.

Rules for Submissions

The rules are basic but necessary. Please take a quick look at the info below before you submit.

I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree:

I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this submission are true.

This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.

I am duly authorized to submit this film to the festival.

I hold Breaking Fate Entertainment / The Chicago Horror Film Festival harmless from any damage to the print(s) or media materials(s) en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film.

I hold Breaking Fate Entertainment / The Chicago Horror Film Festival its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.

I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.

I give permission for Breaking Fate Entertainment / The Chicago Horror Film Festival to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the short for promotional purposes

I give permission for Breaking Fate Entertainment / The Chicago Horror Film Festival to screen the film at the Festival for which it was submitted.

If selected I will provide Breaking Fate Entertainment / The Chicago Horror Film Festival with a digital copy of my films movie poster (one sheet image in vertical format) for use on the festival website.