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19-Apr-2014 7:30am PDT  

 

St. John's International Women's Film Festival

25 Annual: October 14, 2014 to October 18, 2014

  Drama (including Comedy)

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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 Canadian Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
March 18, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 10.00 *


April 15, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00


May 20, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


May 27, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 35.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 25-Sep-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jun-2013


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution



3 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
SDV    
MiniDV    
DigiBeta    
DVCAM    
HDCAM    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Posters


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is not a competition.

No prizes/awards entered for this category.

CATEGORY RULES
PLEASE NOTE: In celebration of our 25th anniversary, our team will be curating the feature-length dramas and docs, but we do welcome all submissions of short films (30 minutes and under) directed and/or written by women filmmakers from around the world. Our shorts program will be selected from those submissions by our programming committee.

Films/videos must be less than 30 minutes long and directed and/or written by a woman. Co-gender productions are accepted.

Production must be completed after January 2013 unless solicited by the Festival as part of a special event or tribute screening.

Exhibition format must be one of the following NTSC formats:
* HDCAM or HDCAM SR (Please specify format: 1080 or 720, frame rate, etc.)
* Digital Betacam
* Betacam SP

Submission copy must be NTSC format DVD. PAL format cannot be accepted.

An English language track or subtitled version is required.

Submissions will not be processed unless all of the following have been received:
*Completed Entry Form
*3 copies of film/video in Region 0 or Region 1 NTSC DVD
*Entry Fee. Please note that the Festival cannot accept non- Canadian personal cheques; only international money orders. Please make money orders payable to: The St. John's International Women's Film Festival.

SJIWFF is a non-competitive festival.

Entries will be viewed by a programming committee and entrants will be notified of the decision regarding their film/video in September 2014.

Submission copies will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, prepaid envelope or a courier account number.

Exhibition copies of selected films/videos must be received by the Festival by September 30, 2014. All shipping and related costs for exhibition films/videos sent to the Festival must be borne by the owner.

Each film/video sent to the Festival for exhibition is entered in Canada on a temporary duty free and GST exempt basis, which means that all films must leave Canada following the Festival. To prevent delays and duty at customs for INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS, please:
• Mark all packages with “Film/Video for Festival to be returned to owner – No Commercial Value”
• Include a list of contents containing title of film, format, and fair market value (cost of print only)

Exhibition copies of selected films/videos will be returned after the Festival by regular mail (unless specified otherwise and paid by the entrant).

The Festival is not responsible in case of accidental damage or loss of entries, except when in the Festival’s possession. In case of loss or damage to a print, the obligation of the Festival is limited to compensating the filmmakers for the cost of making a new print.

The Festival reserves the right to use excerpts (up to three minutes) and to reproduce photos of the production for promotion and publicity purposes.

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance. Selected films will be asked to provide:
* Production Still Photo - Digital
* Photo of Director - Digital
* Biography/Filmography - Director, Producer, and Writer


The Festival Committee has the power to decide on any matters not specifically dealt with in these regulations. Notice of participation implies acceptance of these regulations. In any dispute, the decision of the Festival Committee will be final.