Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival

8 Annual September 27, 2013 to September 29, 2013

 
Category

Feature Films

 

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
April 29, 2013
Regular Discounted
Feature Film 25.00 20.00
Regular Deadline
May 14, 2013
Regular Discounted
Feature Film 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
June 14, 2013
Regular Discounted
Feature Film 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 21, 2013
Regular Discounted
Feature Film 65.00 50.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 21, 2013

RUNTIME
Features: From 45 minutes to 135 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 & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
MiniDV    
DVCAM    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)

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.

Best Feature - Live Action
The winner of Best Feature 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) The Project Twenty1 trophy 4) For up-to-date prizes, visit www.projecttwenty1.com.
Sponsor:Project Twenty1, Sony Creative Software, Final Draft
Value of Goods/Services: 1,500 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

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

Entering the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival:
Feature Films must be between 45 minutes and 135 minutes in length, but may be of any genre. For live-action films under 45 minutes, please submit to the Short Films 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 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 insure 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, BluRay or digital 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 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!