Flatland Film Festival

9 Annual October 17, 2013 to October 19, 2013


Category

Short Film

 

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
June 15, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 15.00
Regular Deadline
July 15, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00
Late Deadline
August 15, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
WAB Extended Deadline
August 25, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 35.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately September 1, 2013

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 20 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2011

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    
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
MiniDV    
Media Files
  CD-ROM
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

$1,000 Grand Prize
This is the top prize for the Flatland Film Festival.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar

Preston E. Smith Award
This prize is in honor of former Texas Governor Preston E. Smith who founded the Texas Film Commission.
Sponsor:Family of Preston E. Smith
Cash Award Value: 750 U.S. Dollar

Special Jury Award
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

The American Experience Award
This prize is given to the best film or video that best exemplifies the American experience.
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Chris Caddel Flatland Filmmaker Award
This award is given to a regional film or filmmaker.
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar

Audience Choice Award
This earthy Audience Award is determined solely by the audiences that view the screenings during the festival.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Submission Guidelines
1 Please mail your entries to:
Flatland Film Festival
LHUCA
511 Avenue K
Lubbock, TX 79401

1 All entry fees must be paid in full by the deadline date.
2 One entry per work submitted
3 Send your entry postage paid. Use only plastic or bubble wrap packing materials. Do not use fiber-filled envelopes.
4 Include a self-addressed, prepaid mailer if you would like your work returned.
5 Make sure all media, and cases are clearly labeled with the name of artist, title of the film, run time, and WAB #.

Eligibility
6 Short films and videos, 20 minutes or under, are eligible for the festival competition.
7 Foreign language films must be subtitled in English.
8 Work must be have been completed after January 1, 2011
9 Eligible formats for judging include DVD and .mov files. DIGITAL FILES ARE PREFERRED

Deadline
1 Final deadline: All entries must be postmarked by the deadline date

Selection and Notification
2 The selection committee will screen work submitted. Festival participants will be notified by September 1, 2013. Award winners will be notified by September 10, 2013.
3 If accepted, a .mov or DVD screening print of your film or video must be received by October 1, 2013.
4 If your entry is accepted into the Flatland Film Festival, please provide any publicity materials by September 5, 2013 (digital photos, stills, press releases, postcards, or press kits). Digital press kits are preferred.

Entry Fees
1 Accepted forms of payment include check or money order (US only), or credit card through Withoutabox.
2 Make checks payable to Flatland Film Festival.
3 Entry fees are non-refundable.