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22-Apr-2014 11:51pm PDT  


San Diego Black Film Festival

11 Annual: January 30, 2014 to February 02, 2014

  Dramatic Short

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

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
June 7, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 40.00

August 2, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 65.00

September 27, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 75.00

October 31, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 120.00 100.00

Approximately 08-Nov-2013

Shorts: maximum 60 minutes

Projects completed after 01-Jan-2012

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Project must not have distribution

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Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

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Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

This category is a competition.

Audience Choice Award
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Best Cutting Edge Film
Framed award certificate
Sponsor:No Sponsor

1st Place
First Place Awards in the categories of: Best Film, Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best Animation, Best GLBT, Best Religious, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Short, Best Director.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Films/videos entered into competition must be directed, produced, or principally acted by an artist of African descent in the USA or in any country, or by a person born in any country in Africa, or whose subject matter relates to African American culture or any cultures of Africa (including Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, etc.) regardless of race. Entries must have been completed after January 1, 2012.

Entries must not have been exhibited previously at a film festival in the San Diego area nor can it be available for rent or purchase on DVD or any other format for American audiences.

Each project entered into competition must pay an entry fee. There is no limit to the number of qualifying entries by any entrant so long as an entry form and fee accompanies each entry. Foreign language entries must be subtitled with English subtitles. Films/videos cannot be re-entered into competition or the festival in general if previously rejected from the San Diego Black Film Festival.

Legal Notice: When submitting a film to the San Diego Black Film Festival you are representing that you are; (a) duly authorized to submit such film; (b) are in fact commiting such film for screening at the San Diego Black Film Festival if accepted and; (c) hereby do so in consideration of a submission fee and the festival's promise to screen your film, if selected (excuisng any technical issues). Accordingly, your submission constitutes a binding agreement between the San Diego Black Film Festival and you as the applicant or filmmaker pursuant this this agreement. If your film is selected, you shall submit a Blu-ray screening copy on or before November 29, 2013. You further agree to adhere to all rules and regulations of the festival. The rules and regulations of the festival are provided upon your request in writing or email. You agree to hold the San Diego Black Film Festival and the Black Historical Society of San Diego, harmless from any damage whatsoever, inclduing the loss of the screening/exhibition copy enroute or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of your film. You understand and agree that the San Diego Black Film Festival is not obligated to return any film not personally retrieved at the close of screening. Should any liability or damage result or legal action commence from a third party naming you or the San Diego Black Film Festival, as a result of your submisson, and/or the exhibition of your film, you agree to indemnify the San Diego Black Film Festival, Black Historical Society of San Diego and its affiliates. By submitting your film, you are confirming that you have read and fully understand the above terms and conditions and hereby agree that it constitutes your electronic signature and agreement upon submission. Any breach of the agreement by you may result in your film's disqualification and cancellation.

Entrants shall obtain all licenses, royalties, and permits necessary to present their work. Entrant will assume all costs arising from the use of patented, trademarked, franchised or copyrighted music, materials, devices, processes, or dramatic rights used in production of work. Entries previously exhibited on the Internet are eligible for entry so long as they meet the above requirements.

The Festival is not responsible for returning screening tapes unless entrant includes a self-addressed stamped envelope or retrieves the film during the festival. Entry fees are not refundable. Self addressed stamped envelopes with insufficient postage will be discarded.