13th Annual

KIDS FIRST! Film Festival 2012 (mid-year)

September 15, 2012 to September 15, 2013

 
Category

Best Independent Feature for 12 to 18-year-olds

 

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
June 30, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
July 10, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Late Deadline
July 20, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 25, 2012
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 80.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 14, 2012

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 60 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from U S A

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

3 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Analog VideoNTSCPALSECAM
VHS    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

KIDS FIRST! Best Award
A certificate with the KIDS FIRST! seal.
Sponsor:KIDS FIRST!

Category Rules

Three DVD screening copies are required for judging purposes. If accepted, the Festival requires 5 additional DVDs for festival play. These copies are not returnable. Your film or trailer will be added to our Festival website for easy download by our venue partners.

Please do not use stick on labels on your DVDs as they often render them unreadable. Either print directly onto the disc or use a sharpie to identify them.

KIDS FIRST! is a year round festival which changes its programming biannually. There are two submission periods per year - June and December.

When you submit your title, you will select the age category you consider most suitable. If our jurors believe it is better suited for a different age category, we will change it.

KIDS FIRST! Best Awards are awarded twice per year. All films that have played during the previous 6 months are considered for an award. For a list of winners, visit www.kidsfirst.org

All entries are final and constitute acceptance of all festival rules. Acceptance to the Festival will allow for screening rights of your film for 24 consecutive months at any of our venue partner locations. Under special circumstances, screenings can be suspended with 60 days notice.