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19-Apr-2014 8:14pm PDT  

 

Black Earth Film Festival

11 Annual: February 26, 2015 to February 28, 2015

  Feature Film

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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 1, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00
Student Fee 20.00 15.00


September 15, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 30.00 25.00


November 1, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00


November 15, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 45.00 40.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 15-Jan-2015


RUNTIME
Features: From 55 minutes to 180 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2013


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

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required with the entry form, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best of Fest Award
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 200 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.


1st Place
Sponsor:No Sponsor
Cash Award Value: 100 U.S. Dollar


CATEGORY RULES
Eligibility and Rules:
-The competition is open to any film or video completed after January 1, 2013.

-Categories include: Feature (Over 55 minutes), Short (under 55 minutes), Documentary, and Animation
-The festival will accept DVD, VHS and Mini DV formats for pre-view screening. Accepted films must be made available on DVD for festival presentation.
-Productions that are not in English must be subtitled or dubbed in English.
-Each entry must be submitted with completed entry and entry fee.
-A press kit must accompany each entry, (Cast and Crew Lists, Bio Sheets & one (1) production still)
-All cash awards will be given to the primary applicant.

Recycled or scratched discs will be disqualified. Please send a new disc.

Release:
-Submission of an entry allows the festival permission to use clips of the work submitted (including stills) for promotion and publicity purposes.
-BEFF accepts no responsibility for breaches in copyright and the entrant releases BEFF for any and all claims and liabilities with respect to screening the entry before, during and after the festival.
-The entrant grants BEFF the rights to reproduce the work submitted for the purposes of promoting the festival.
-The entrant warrants that all rights of the submitted work are cleared for festival usage by the festival submission deadline.