35th Annual

Chicago International Children's Film Festival

November 01, 2018 to November 09, 2018

 
Category

Documentary Feature

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Regular Deadline
May 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
Late Deadline
May 31, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 95.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 31, 2018

RUNTIME
Information not provided.

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2016

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
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  .WMV (Windows Media)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit 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.

Professional Jury Prize
Awards and Prizes are given in the form of certificates. Professional Jury is comprised of filmmakers, critics and educators.
Sponsor:Facets
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best of Fest Award
Sponsor:Facets
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.
Sponsor:Facets
This prize is shared with other categories.

STEM Award
All films or TV productions that engage children in exploring science, scientific concepts or methodologies, math or engineering, and ways of thinking are eligible for CICFF's STEM award, determined by a separate expert jury.
Sponsor:Facets
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

• The Festival accepts submissions that fit into either of each of the following categories:
- Features (productions 40 minutes or longer in length), or Shorts (productions less than 40 minutes in length)
- Live-action (productions made using live action cinematography), or Animation (productions made using traditional “hand-drawn,” stop motion, or computer animation)
- Narrative (productions that tell a fiction or fictionalized story), or Documentary (productions that use actual people, places, and events, and place them in a non-fictional context)
- Film (productions that are a self-contained in its narrative), or Television (productions that are an episodic installment or a larger narrative universe)

note: any television episodes that have, or will have, aired on national network or cable television in the United States or has been made available to general public via Internet streaming will not be eligible for Festival consideration
• All submitted material must have a copyright date of 2018, 2017, or 2016
• Submissions must be suitable for children ages 18 and under
• There is no premiere requirement, but premiere status (World, North American, U.S., Chicago) is a factor weighed during the selection process
• All films whose original language is something other than English must be subtitled or dubbed into English