16th Annual

Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival

April 11, 2017 to April 13, 2017

 
Category

Short Documentary

 

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
January 1, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
February 8, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Late Deadline
February 22, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
February 28, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 30.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately April 1, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after April 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Sponsor:Northern Illinois University Department of Communication
Cash Award Value: 300 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

CHECKLIST FOR SUBMISSION
* On-line screeners are required
* A clear and current photocopy of the filmmaker’s student ID(s) or a signed statement from a school official printed on school letterhead stating that the filmmaker was a student when he/she made the film.
* A short synopsis of the entry.
* A short bio of the filmmaker(s).

Eligibility
The Reality Bytes Film Festival is open to U.S. and International students enrolled in (or recently graduated from) an accredited college or university. There is no limit to the number of entries a filmmaker can submit but each entry requires a separate entry fee. The films may not be more than thirty (30) minutes in length, produced more than two (2) years prior to submission, or have been previously submitted to Reality Bytes Film Festival.

Format
Films may fall into two categories (Short Documentary or Short Fiction) and can encompass any genre. Films with mature content will be considered. All entries, regardless of production cost or budget, are evaluated on the basis of originality of concept, technical production skill, and creativity in execution.

Liability
Although every possible care will be taken with your films while they are in our possession, we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage. Please send copies only–do not send originals.

Terms
Submission of an entry gives Reality Bytes Film Festival permission to show the work at the annual Festival. The winning films, the winners’ names, the title of their entries, and the names of their schools will be posted on the Reality Bytes website. Filmmakers are responsible for securing clearances or legal permission for the use of any copyrighted musical, cinematic, or literary materials. Please note that upon entering Reality Bytes Film Festival, you are granting Northern Illinois University the right to reproduce or utilize any and all portions of your entry for promotional purposes. Submission of an entry to Reality Bytes does not guarantee that a work will be shown at the Festival. Reality Bytes reserves the right to refuse to screen any film at the festival.