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26-May-2015 2:41am PDT  

 

Atlanta Film Festival

40 Annual: April 01, 2016 to April 10, 2016

  Narrative Short

 
 

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
 
June 12, 2015
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00
Student Fee 20.00 15.00
ATLFF Member Fee 20.00 15.00


September 18, 2015
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 30.00 25.00
ATLFF Member Fee 30.00 25.00


October 23, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
ATLFF Member Fee 40.00 35.00


November 6, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 65.00
Student Fee 60.00 45.00
ATLFF Member 60.00 45.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
29-Jan-2016


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2015


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
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters


Prizes & Awards
This category is a competition.


Jury Award – Best Narrative Short
The Jury Award for Best Narrative Short is chosen by a select jury of filmmakers, film scholars and industry professionals. The winner of this award qualifies to be considered for the Academy Award in the Best Live Action Short Film category provided it meets other Academy eligibility requirements. The winner of this award in 2015 was TURTLE (Jordan Schiele).
Value of Goods/Services: 2,500 U.S. Dollar


Filmmaker-to-Watch Award
This award is chosen in an online voting process by a closed jury of Kickstarter backers prior to the festival. The winner is awarded a travel stipend to come to the festival to receive the award during the ATLFF awards ceremony. Films are chosen from the general pool of accepted shorts by the short film programmer to compete in this section.
Value of Goods/Services: 600 U.S. Dollar


Audience Award
The Audience Award is open to voting by audience members at each screening. Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Puppetry and Experimental Shorts are eligible.


Category Rules
1) To be considered for competition, films must have been completed AFTER January 2015.

2) It is the responsibility of the filmmaker and/or submitter to secure permission and authorization for any and all copyrighted/trademarked content included in the film being submitted. This includes, but is not limited to music, video and images.

3) If you're a distributor or sales agent submitting a film, please contact us by email (submit@atlantafilmfestival.com) immediately after submission to alert us. If your film has been picked up for distribution, please contact us as soon as possible. WE DO NOT PAY SCREENING FEES.

4) All filmmakers will be notified of acceptance status using contact info provided via Withoutabox.

5) Important: Academy Award Qualifying Requirements

Please consult the Academy Awards Rules for more information:
http://www.oscars.org/sites/default/files/88aa_rule19_short.pdf

Length – With titles, films must be shorter than 39:59 to qualify for the Narrative Shorts Competition.