30th Annual

Edmonton International Film Festival

September 29, 2016 to October 08, 2016

 
Category

SHORT FILM : LIVE ACTION (40-mins. or less)

 

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
March 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00
Regular Deadline
May 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
WAB Extended Deadline
May 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 15, 2016

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Edmonton

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

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

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
BLU-RAY
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

The People's Choice Award
Every film (all lengths) is in contention for the coveted People's Choice Award, voted on by EIFF audiences. Ballots are tallied and winner announced at the Closing Night Gala After-Partay!
Sponsor:Syncrude Canada
Cash Award Value: 500 Canadian Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Live Action Short Film Award
Short Films whose primary visual storytelling technique is LIVE ACTION (drama) are in competish for the prestigious EIFF Live Action Short Film Award, selected by our Short Film Jury. As an ACADEMY AWARDS® Qualifying Festival for Short Films, winners of the BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM AWARD will be eligible for consideration in the Live Action Short Film category of the ACADEMY AWARDS® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.
Sponsor:Fionn MacCool's
Cash Award Value: 250 Canadian Dollar

Category Rules

LENGTH: Live Action short film submissions may be fiction or experimental and must be 40-minutes or less (including credits).

SUBMISSION/PREVIEW FORMAT: Please submit one (1) DVD (NTSC or PAL) or WAB Secure Online Screener (SOS) for preview purposes. No promotional materials required with submission. An electronic press kit will be required upon acceptance only.

SUBMITTING A VIMEO LINK: We're okay with this. You will need to include the LINK and PASSWORD in your WAB Cover Letter, then make sure the link does NOT expire prior to AUGUST 15th.

EXHIBITION COPIES: For festival screenings, we are NOT able to exhibit digital files, Digi-Beta or 16mm. Upon acceptance, we will need to RECEIVE your exhibition copy by... AUGUST 30.

BROADCAST: Projects that HAVE BEEN broadcast on television in Alberta (including NetFlix) are NOT eligible. Films that are available for PURCHASE or DOWNLOAD in Canada prior to the festival are also NOT eligible.

YOUTUBE or ONLINE? Our preference is to bring new cinema to Edmonton audiences -- films that are NOT available to the general public on YouTube, Vimeo and other online platforms. Upon acceptance, we will request that your film be temporarily removed from public online viewing until after EIFF (October 10).

PREMIERE STATUS: Priority is given to films which have NOT screened in Edmonton PRIOR to the festival -- this includes screenings that are ticketed or FREE and Cast & Crew screenings.

COMPLETION DATE: Preference is given to films completed after JANUARY 1, 2015.

ENTRY DEADLINE: All deadlines are POSTMARKED ONLY dates -- NOT the dates they need to be at the EIFF offices. If the DEADLINE date lands on a weekend or statutory holiday, we accept submissions postmarked on the next business day.

ALL OTHER SUBMISSION RULES are in the GENERAL RULES/REGULATIONS.