13th Annual

ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth

April 06, 2014 to April 12, 2014

 
Category

Animation

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

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
Earlybird Deadline
December 13, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00
Regular Deadline
January 3, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 20.00
Late Deadline
January 10, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 17, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately March 7, 2014

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2013

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
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
OTHER
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Youth Jury Award for Best Animation
Sponsor:ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth

Youth Jury Award for Best Feature Film
Sponsor:ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

1. Entries must include completed entry, preview DVD/Bluray/SOS, digital high res film stills, full credit list and any other relevant support material.

2. The entry fee can be paid by cheque or money order payable to the Atlantic Film Festival and submitted with your mailed entry (or payable online through Withoutabox).

3. Only Region 0 and 1 DVDs and Blurays (or Secure Online Screeners) will be accepted for preview.

4. Works submitted in languages other than English must be subtitled in English.

5. Please submit separate entries for each individual film submitted through Withoutabox.

6. Submissions may be Fiction, Documentary, Animation or Experimental of any length, but must be appropriate for an audience under the age of 19. We accept Youth-Made films.

7. ViewFinders also has an Atlantic Canadian youth-produced competitive component of the Festival – ViewFinders Movie Challenge and Animation Challenge. For more information on entering this contest, please go to www.atlanticfilm.com/festivals/viewfinders

8. If selected for ViewFinders, exhibition prints may be presented in DCP, or Bluray (all shorts will be compiled from digital files). We cannot screen PAL formats.

9. You will be notified of the selection committee’s final decision by Friday, March 7, 2014.

10. If you would like your preview disc sent back after the selection process, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope (for submissions from outside Canada, please use international postal coupons).

11. If you are sending work from outside Canada, please indicate on the outside of the package: FOR FESTIVAL PREVIEW ONLY, NO COMMERCIAL VALUE or you may be required to pay customs duties.

12. All shipping costs to Halifax for accepted exhibition copies must be paid by the participant. The Festival will pay shipping costs for their return back to the participant after the Festival.

13. The Festival will make every effort to ensure the safe keeping of all productions submitted for competition which are in its care or control. However, the Applicant in applying to the Festival agrees to release the Festival, its Officers, Directors and other representatives, from any and all claims arising in any way from the submission of materials by or on behalf of the Applicant, whether on film, video or otherwise to the Festival.

14. The Festival retains the power to decide on all matters not specifically dealt with in these regulations. No application will be accepted unless signed.

15. Notice of participation implies recognition of these regulations. In any dispute, the decisions of the Festival will be final.

16. ViewFinders is a competitive event. For information on awards, please visit the website: www.atlanticfilm.com/festivals/viewfinders