25th Annual

Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

October 07, 2016 to October 16, 2016

 
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
April 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
May 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
June 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 1, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 50.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 15, 2016

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

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 February and August of 2016, with notification of acceptance no later than September 15th.

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.

•Fees -
Earlybird Deadline: APRIL 1, 2016
Shorts (40 minutes and under) $35 USD
Earlybird Deadline: MAY 1, 2016
Shorts (40 minutes and under) $45
Regular Deadline: JUNE 15, 2016
Shorts (40 minutes and under) $50
Final Deadline: JULY 1, 2016
Shorts (40 minutes and under) $65

•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.