26th Annual

St. John's International Women's Film Festival

October 20, 2015 to October 24, 2015

 
Category

Experimental

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

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
Earlybird Deadline
March 13, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 10.00 *
Regular Deadline
April 10, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00
Late Deadline
May 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
WAB Extended Deadline
May 22, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 35.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 4, 2015

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after June 1, 2014

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    

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


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 second quarter century of films made by women - for everyone. This year, we will select our short films program via submissions directed and/or written by female filmmakers from around the world.

FEATURE-LENGTH dramas and documentaries will be selected by curation only. We are most grateful, however, to receive expressions of interest from female feature filmmakers. Please write to iinfo@womensfilmfestival.com, including:
- Your feature film’s title
- Name of Director(s) Writer(s) and Producer(s)
- A brief synopsis
- Date of completion
- Runtime, including credits
- Status of release
- Trailer link

We will direct your email to our Programming Committee. If we are able consider your feature film for SJIWFF26 we will contact you to request a screener.

The SJIWFF is a non-competitive festival.

The SJIWFF26 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.


2015 SHORT FILM SUBMISSION REGULATIONS:

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

2) Short film submissions MUST:
• Have been directed and/or written by a female filmmaker. Co-gender productions will be considered.
• Be 30 minutes or under in length, including credits;
• Have been completed after June, 2014;
• 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 copies of your film will follow your application by mail or courier to us. Include your WAB submission number with your DVDs. 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 short film
• Entry Fee as applicable


SELECTION and NOTIFICATION:

• Short film entries will be viewed by the SJIWFF26 Programming Committee and submission contacts notified of the decision regarding their film within the first week of September, 2015.
• 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 Friday, September 18, 2015. Details about exhibition copy formats and sending are available on our website: womensfilmfestival.com/the-festival/submit-your-film


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: We are only able to grant fee waivers to filmmakers whose work has been screened at a prior SJIWFF. When requesting a fee waiver, 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 SUBMISSION COPIES BACK? Please include a self -addressed, prepaid envelope, or clearly note your courier account number with return address.