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21-Apr-2014 2:37am PDT  

 

Chicago International Children's Film Festival

31 Annual: October 24, 2014 to November 02, 2014

  Live-action Feature Films

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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
 
May 1, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00


May 31, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 95.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 31-Aug-2014


RUNTIME
Features: minimum 60 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2012


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
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Media Files
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


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


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best of Fest Award
Selected by audience vote
This prize is shared with other categories.


Adult Jury Prizes
1st and 2nd. Awards and Prizes are given in the form of certificates.Jury is comprised of filmmakers, critics and educators.
Sponsor:Facets Mulit-Media, Inc.
This prize is shared with other categories.


Children's Jury Prizes
1st and 2nd. Awards and Prizes are given in the form of certificates. The Festival's 70-member Children's Jury, led by a team of media educators, meets separately from the Adult Jury and awards its own prizes.
Sponsor:Facets Multi-Media, Inc.
This prize is shared with other categories.


Youth Jury Prizes
First prize for best youth-produced (directed by youth aged 15 to 18) and first prize for best feature film.


Emerging Director Award
This award is for the best film by an “emerging director” (a film professional who has completed fewer than three films). The age of the director is not important, but the film itself should be distinguished by special qualities of technical innovation, a high degree of imagination (in story, character, setting, etc.) and/or an inspired treatment of a theme to which children can easily relate.


The Liv Ullmann Peace Prize
Determined by jury. Film that reflects and/or inspires the possibilities for peace.
Sponsor:Facets Multi-Media, Inc.
This prize is shared with other categories.


Best Film for Young Children (Ages 2-5)
Determined by jury. Film that reflects the sensibilities and outlook of the young child.


CATEGORY RULES
FEATURES: Productions of 60 minutes or longer are considered features.

LIVE-ACTION PRODUCTIONS: In the event that a production includes both live-action cinematography and animation, please identify (on the entry form) the category in which it should compete.