18th Annual

Newport Beach Film Festival

April 20, 2017 to April 27, 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
September 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Autumn Deadline
October 28, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Thanksgiving Special Deadline
November 18, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Regular Deadline
December 16, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Late Deadline
January 27, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
WAB Extended Deadline
February 3, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 65.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately March 20, 2017

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
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .MOV (QuickTime)
  CD-ROM

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Audience Award - Best Short Documentary

Jury - Best Short Documentary

Festival Honors
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

PLEASE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING WITH YOUR SUBMISSION
ONE SCREENER (digital file, downloadable link or DVD)
ONE STILL IMAGE FROM THE FILM (5x7 landscape, 300 dpi or better)

**** PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SPECIFICS FOR ALL ENTRIES*****

EXHIBITION FORMATS (DCP *****No exceptions)
ONLY Digital Cinema Package (DCP)
NOT encrypted.

(Our DCP partner, Simple DCP (http://simpledcp.com) will provide discounts to our accepted filmmakers for conversion and direct delivery to us if you choose to use their services.)

SCREENER FORMATS (for selection process)
Low resolution digital video file (preferred)
Common codecs such as video H.264 and audio MPEG (stereo)
Bitrate Video 800kps Audio, 192 kps
DVD (unless providing digital video file)

SCREENER DELIVERY
Upload uncompressed digital video file (instructions at www.newportbeachfilmfest.com)
You provide a downloadable link for uncompressed digital video file
Physical media such as DVD or storage media
(Secure Digital memory card, thumb drive, data disk, etc.).
WE DO NOT REVIEW ANY SCREENERS FROM ONLINE STREAMING SOURCES - YOU MUST SEND A DOWNLOADABLE LINK
We do not accept works in progress.
All deadlines are POSTMARKED deadlines. Material must arrive within 1 week after the deadline.
Entries received late or incomplete may be disqualified.
A 300dpi, landscape, 5x7 still image from the film is required. Please upload through Withoutabox or email Submissions@NewportBeachFilmFest.com
You WILL be notified by email when we receive your submission.
**********************WE DO NOT RETURN SCREENERS**************

ACCEPTANCE
Notifications will be made by mid-March, 2017.
Acceptance is provisional on receipt of a functioning DCP in a timely manner when requested. Failure to provide a correctly formatted DCP may result in acceptance being revoked.
If you do not receive an email, we may not have received your submission. Please email Submissions@NewportBeachFilmFest.com to verify.