29th Annual

St. John's International Women's Film Festival

October 17, 2018 to October 21, 2018

 
Category

Short Animation

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Canadian Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
March 23, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
April 20, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
May 25, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 4, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after June 1, 2017

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 & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVCAM    
HDCAM    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BetaSP    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  DCP
  HDCAM

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
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is not a competition.
No prizes/awards entered for this category.

Category Rules

We're entering our 29th year of films made by women - for everyone. We will select our films program via submissions directed and/or written by women filmmakers from around the world.

SHORT FILMS are 30 minutes and under, including all credits.

FEATURE-LENGTH dramas and documentaries (75+ minutes) will be selected by curation only. Women feature filmmakers may forward expressions of interest to us via Withoutabox only. The submission fee covers processing. Only successfully-programmed feature films will be notified

The SJIWFF is a non-competitive festival.

The SJIWFF29 Programming Committee will decide on any matters not specifically addressed by the following regulations. Notice of participation implies acceptance of these regulations. In any dispute, the decision of the Festival Committee will be final.


2018 FILM SUBMISSION REGULATIONS:

1) Accepted Genres: Drama (including Comedy), Documentary, Animation, Experimental

2) Film submissions MUST:
• Have been directed and/or written by a female filmmaker. Co-gender productions will be considered.
• Have been completed after June 2017;
• Include an English language track or English language subtitles.

3) A viewing copy of your film must accompany your submission, either as a secure screener through Withoutabox, or by directing us to a secure (password-protected) Vimeo (or equivalent) link in your application. If you cannot provide a secure screener or link, indicate in your application that THREE (3) Region 0 or Region 1 NTSC format DVD/Blu-ray copies of your film will follow your application by mail or courier to us. Include your WAB submission number with your DVDs/Blu-rays. NOTE - we are not able to view DVDs in PAL format.

4) Complete your submission fee payment via Withoutabox, OR clearly indicate that payment is following your submission by mail or direct courier, as:
a) a personal or company cheque (Filmmakers within Canada only)
b) an international money order (Filmmakers outside of Canada).

The SJIWFF cannot process non-Canadian personal cheques.
Make cheques or international money orders payable to the St. John's International Women's Film Festival, noting your Withoutabox submission number.

5) If sending part of your submission by mail or courier, it should be postmarked no later than your submission deadline.

6) Submissions will not enter consideration until ALL of the following have been received:

• Completed Entry Form
• Submission Copy of your film
• Entry Fee as applicable


SELECTION and NOTIFICATION:

• Film entries will be viewed by the SJIWFF29 Programming Committee and submission contacts notified of the decision regarding their film early September, 2018.
• If selected, instructions regarding exhibition copies and promotional materials will be sent with notification of acceptance.
• Exhibition copies of selected short films will be required by the SJIWFF by Monday, September 3, 2018. Details about exhibition copy formats and sending are available on our website: womensfilmfestival.com/submissions.


SUBMISSION TIPS:

• SUBMIT COMPLETE: Your film will not enter consideration until your submission is complete. Please contact us prior to your deadline if you need help to complete your submission.

• ABOUT WAIVERS: Submission fees are an important revenue stream for non-profit Festivals. We try to make our fees accessible and affordable for filmmakers. If you are an alumni of the Festival, we are able to offer you a deadline waiver. When requesting, it’s helpful to indicate the title and year of your last selected film.

• PROTECT YOUR WORK: If submitting your film as an online screener link, it must be secured by password. Include both link and password in your submission. The Festival is not responsible for submission screeners damaged or lost in transit to us. In the instance of damage to an exhibition copy, the Festival is limited to compensating the filmmaker(s) for the cost of making a new print.

• KEEP US POSTED: If your submission contact information changes in the weeks after submitting, please update us.

• NEED DVD/Blu-ray SUBMISSION COPIES BACK? Please include a self -addressed, prepaid envelope, or clearly note your courier account number with return address.

• WE SUPPORT FILMMAKERS: All programmed films will receive one complimentary SJIWFF29 Delegate Pass along with additional free tickets to their film screening. We also pay films screening fees based on CARFAC rates.