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19-Apr-2014 7:33am PDT  

 

Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival

8 Annual: September 27, 2013 to September 29, 2013

  Short Films

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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

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
 
April 29, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Student Fee 20.00 15.00
Short Film 20.00 15.00


May 14, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Student Fee 25.00 20.00
Short Film 30.00 25.00


June 14, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
Short Film 40.00 35.00


June 21, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Student Fee 45.00 30.00
Short Film 50.00 35.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 21-Aug-2013


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 45 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date.


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
AVCHD    
MiniDV    
DVCAM    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best Short Film - Live Action
The winner of Best Short Film will receive: 1) 1 copy Sony Vegas PC editing software 2) A free voucher to enter 21-Day Filmmaking Competition AND Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival in 2014 ($150+ dollar value) 3) Project Twenty1 trophy 4) For up-to-date list, see www.projecttwenty1.com.
Sponsor:Project Twenty1, Sony Creative Software
Value of Goods/Services: 1,500 U.S. Dollar


CATEGORY RULES
Please read the below guidelines (“Entry Guidelines”) prior to submitting your film.

Entering Project Twenty1's Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival:
Short Films must be under 45 minutes. For films over 45 minutes, please submit to the Feature Films category. For animations, please submit to the Short or Feature Animation category.

Films can be produced during any year, as we feel there is no expiration date on great films. Films that could be considered pornographic, obscene, illegal, hateful, libelous or any other material which Project Twenty1 determines is offensive or inappropriate may be disqualified without notice. Please be sure you own the rights to everything in your film (including music rights!!) before submitting. All physical entries become the property of Project Twenty1 and will not be returned.

Screener Disc Formats
Initial submission screeners are accepted on DVD only. Region free DVDs (NTSC or PAL) are preferred for prescreening purposes, but Region 1 DVDs and Blu-Rays are also acceptable.

DVD discs or packaging must be labeled with film title, filmmaker name, phone & email. Avoid paper labels wherever possible, as they may warp or tear and prevent DVD from playing. Sharpie, ink jet, or screen-printing on disc is a superior way to ensure the disc plays in a majority of players.

When shipping, include:
• Your film
• Withoutabox Reference Number
• Any relevant Press Materials (not required, but requested)

Selected Films
The festival program will be announced by August 21, 2013. All submitting filmmakers will be notified at that time by the email provided at the time of submission.

If your film is selected for the festival program as an Official Selection, you must provide an exhibition copy on DVD or digital format file, which must be received by September 1st, 2013. If we do not have a suitable exhibition copy (for example, only a copy with watermarks) by September 1st, we will replace your film in the program.

SUBMISSION FEES WILL NOT BE REFUNDED FOR ANY REASON.

Bonus Feature of Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival:

Enter our Film Library! Project Twenty1 can retain your film in our archives, and whether or not it becomes an Official Selection for the 2013 Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival, if an opportunity presents itself to exhibit your film elsewhere, we may utilize it, regardless of when you submitted. This also means you need not submit the same film to us more than once, unless you make revisions or improvements. Check the appropriate box on this form to engage this option. If you are seeking exposure for your film more than a sales agent or distribution, this option is highly recommended!

Good luck!