26th Annual

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

October 27, 2017 to November 05, 2017

 
Category

Documentary Shorts

 

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
February 15, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
April 19, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Late Deadline
June 1, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 6, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 20, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 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


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
Media Files
  .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
> Biography/Filmography - Director

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Spa City Best Documentary Short
Documentary Short Subject (maximum of 40 minutes in length) Winner of this category will be eligible for Academy Award consideration without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

Category Rules

Entry Requirements:
SUBMISSIONS will be received between January and August of 2017, with notification of acceptance no later than September 20th.

SUBMISSION FORMAT: ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR PRE-SCREENING WITH VIMEO OR YOUTUBE LINK. You are required to keep us updated with passwords.

You may submit multiple entries but must fill out a separate entry form and pay an entry fee for each.


•Enclose a synopsis of 35 words or less, director’s bio and list of previous screenings and awards (be brief.)
•Optional – enclose press materials, film and filmmaker stills. Any digital images should be tiff or jpeg format. Macintosh preferred, 300 dpi, no image larger than 1MB. Return address must be submitted with your materials.