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23-Apr-2014 11:05pm PDT  

 

Slamdance Film Festival

20 Annual: January 17, 2014 to January 23, 2014

  Documentary Shorts (RECEIVED-BY DEADLINES)

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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
 
July 22, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


September 6, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


October 9, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00


October 18, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 16-Dec-2013


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 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  

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
HDCAM    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Jury Award for Documentary Short


Jury Award for Anarchy Short
Goes to the best short film that is underground in nature or else defies satisfactory description.
This prize is shared with other categories.


Filmmaker Award for Spirit of Slamdance
All participating filmmakers vote to decide which film and its filmmakers represented the Spirit of Slamdance the best during the 2014 Festival.
This prize is shared with other categories.


Sponsored Prizes
Each year significant cash and service prizes are awarded to all Sparky Award recipients.
Sponsor:TBA
This prize is shared with other categories.


Slamdance On The Road
Slamdance offers selected feature and short films theatrical showings during the following year, through the Slamdance On The Road program.
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES

Short documentaries up to 40 minutes and from anywhere in the world, are programmed before documentary features. We gladly accept any type of documentary subject matter. Short mockumentaries should be submitted to the narrative short category. Qualifying category for the Annual Academy Awards?.

This year, we encourage filmmakers to submit a password-protected link of their film IN ADDITION to their Withoutabox online screener or DVD submission. Please include the link in the Cover Letter section on your Withoutabox submission page, or email it to us at submissions@slamdance.com by referencing your WAB tracking number.

Please note that the ONLY difference in the early submission deadlines versus the later submission deadlines is the fee discount. The submission process and consideration by the Programming Committee is not affected by the date you submit your film as long as it is received by our final deadline - your chances are equal regardless of the day your film makes it into our offices, as long as it is received by the final deadline!

Slamdance 2014 films will be selected by the festival programmers. All selections will be posted on our website around mid-December 2013.

ALL films submitted to the festival are seen and scored by two different programmers. All films that have a higher average, or are a favorite of a programmer, go on to final deliberations. Slamdance selects its films by majority vote and nothing is offered early acceptance; we aim for the most democratic, film-loving selection process on the planet. Nay, in the universe.