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19-Apr-2014 2:29am PDT  

 

Chicago International Children's Film Festival

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

  Live-action Short 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 40.00 35.00


May 31, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 31-Aug-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 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
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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    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required with the entry form, 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.


Emerging Director Award
This prize 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.
This prize is shared with other categories.


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 sensibilities and outlook of the young child.


CATEGORY RULES
Productions of less than 40 minutes are considered shorts.

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.