48th Annual

Nashville Film Festival

April 20, 2017 to April 29, 2017

 
Category

College Student Shorts Competition

 

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
July 31, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Regular Deadline
September 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Late Deadline
November 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 6, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately February 24, 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
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Grand Jury Prize
Selected by a Jury of Industry Professionals, the winner will receive a $500 cash prize.
Sponsor:Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

-- Short Films are under 40 minutes in length.

-- Competition is open to U.S. and International fiction entries.

-- PROOF OF STUDENT STATUS IS REQUIRED.

-- Films by TN Filmmakers should enter the Tennessee First Shorts Competition. College students should enter the College Student Shorts Competition. Filmmakers under 18 should enter the Young Filmmakers Competition.

-- Films that have shown theatrically with purchasable tickets or been broadcast on television in Tennessee prior to the Festival or are available for sale on DVD or VOD in any capacity are NOT eligible for competition. Cast/Crew or Family/Friend screenings do not disqualify film from entry.

-- Entries must have been completed after January 1, 2015.

-- We prefer to pre-screen films via Vimeo links or other online screening format. We will accept DVD or BluRay. Multiple availability is best.

-- If you are burning a consumer disc, write your Project Title, Film ID# and Contact #, and runtime on the disc in a clear and legible fashion. PLEASE test your consumer-burned DVD on several makes and models of players BEFORE sending it to our offices. We try to contact those with disc errors, but some may simply be disqualified if time becomes tight.

-- Works in progress are accepted but are not encouraged. Please only submit works in progress if close to the final deadline as we may not have time to view re-edited submissions.

-- You may submit multiple entries but you must complete an entry form and pay an entry fee for each film.

-- Entries from previous years are accepted IF significant changes have been made since the previous submission.

FESTIVAL SCREENING
The individual or corporation submitting the film warrants that it is authorized to and, upon acceptance, can commit the film to three screenings at any time during the 2017 Nashville Film Festival, April 20-29, 2017 (NashFilm). Selected entries must send festival exhibition copies on approved formats by March 30, 2017 - unless otherwise explicitly arranged. Accepted films that need to pull due to completion or scheduling issues MUST pull by March 15, 2017 or they WILL be screened as submitted.

LIABILITY
Every possible care will be taken with entries while in our possession, however, we cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or additional charges incurred en route, or due to normal wear and tear during play on the festival circuit, or due to equipment error. Do not send original prints or master copies. Additionally, NashFIlm is held harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity or screening of any film.

SHIPPING
The cost of shipping an entry to the Festival must be paid by the entrant. All international entries must be sent with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. For films accepted into the Festival, the entrant is responsible for inbound shipping. In most cases, NashFilm will pay the cost of shipping the print to the next destination. However, the Festival will not be responsible for unnecessary expedited or overnight shipping charges to other destinations.

REPRODUCTION AGREEMENT
Submission of an entry grants NaFF permission to have clips, stills and images from accepted works (including marketing material) locally telecast in part, and shown, either in part or whole, for educational or promotional purposes ONLY to NaFF stakeholders (sponsors, cultural partners, jurors etc.).

ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR ENTRY:

-- Entry fee (Paid via Withoutabox. Films without entry fees may be deleted any time after 30 days of receipt of entry with no warning to the filmmaker.

--3-Line Synopsis (may be used for Festival Program and website)

--Selected entries must submit at least one digital hi-res still photo from the film and one digital hi-res headshot of the director(s) as well as a director biography / filmography. And at least one 72dpi still that is 560 pixels by 315 pixels.

-- No entry fees will be refunded if the disc or screener has been received in NaFF offices and has been through the pre-screening process.

ACCEPTANCE
Notification of Festival acceptance status will be given to all feature entrants on or around February 24, 2017.