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28-May-2015 11:12am PDT  

 

ALFA Short Film Competition on Ageism

4 Annual: May 20, 2014 to May 22, 2014

  Short Film on Ageism

 

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
 
February 3, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


February 17, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


March 3, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


March 17, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *



NOTIFICATION DATE
14-Apr-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 2 minutes to 9 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date


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
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

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

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements
A press kit is requested but not required, including:


Prizes & Awards
This category is a competition.


1st Place
The First Prize Winner will receive $3,000 (USD) in cash, and a trip to the screening of their film at the ALFA Conference & Expo (includes airfare (coach class) to Phoenix, AZ from anywhere in the United States, two nights of hotel accomodations, complimentary registration to the ALFA Conference & Expo.) If the winner does not wish to attend the ALFA Conference & Expo, he or she may instead elect to receive an additional $750 (USD) in prize money in lieu of travel, accommodation, and registration.
Sponsor:ALFA
Cash Award Value: 3,000 U.S. Dollar


2nd Place
The Second Prize Winner will receive $1,000 (USD) in cash.
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar


Category Rules
The ALFA Film Competition is a short film and video competition open to all filmmakers.

Short film or video entry must be submitted on DVD, regardless of original shooting format. Total running time must not be over 9 minutes in length, including front and back credits. Entries MUST be NTSC format only. PAL is NOT accepted. Foreign DVD's entries must be formatted for Region Code 1 (North America), or Region Code 0 (Universal).

Short films that are submitted must be the entrant’s original work and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Entrants agree that they have obtained all required permissions regarding music, sound and/or images presented in your short film. By entering the competition, the entrant agrees that the Assisted Living Federation of America will not be held liable for any copyright infringements perpetrated by you or your short film.

The Assisted Living Federation of America reserves the right to not screen any film(s) for any reason it deems valid. Winners will be required to sign an affidavit confirming that their short film is original and he/she holds all rights. Failure to sign and return the form within the required time period (5 days) or provision of false information may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected. Parent or legal guardian must countersign affidavits of winners less than 18 years of age at time of award. Affidavits are subject to verification by the Assisted Living Federation of America and its agents.

Entrants will retain all ownership rights to their films submitted and they will grant permission to ALFA to screen their film at the ALFA Conference & Expo (May 20-22, 2014) and online for 36 months on ALFA websites including, www.alfa.org and community.alfa.org.

Entry materials submitted will not be returned to the entrant. The Assisted Living Federation of America is not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, postage due, stolen, or misappropriated entries.
Winners will be announced April 14, 2014. Finalists and winners will be notified by mail and/or email and will also be listed on the competition website at www.alfa.org/film. The Assisted Living Federation of America will use its best efforts to announce the winners at the designated time, but will not be held liable for any unforeseen delays.

The First Prize Winner will receive $3,000 (USD) in cash, and a trip to the screening of their film at the ALFA Conference & Expo (includes airfare (coach class) to Phoenix, AZ from anywhere in the United States, two nights of hotel accommodations, and complimentary registration to the ALFA Conference & Expo. If the winner does not wish to attend the ALFA Conference & Expo, he or she can elect to receive an addition $750 (USD) in prize money in lieu of travel, accommodations, and registration.

The Second Prize Winner will receive $1,000 (USD) in cash.

All prizes will be awarded to the first name as it appears on the entry form, and division of prizes among co-directors is the responsibility of the winners. However, multiple directors will be listed on our website and in all press releases. The Assisted Living Federation of America will use its best efforts to send prizes out in a timely fashion. All federal, state, and local taxes, and customs fees, when applicable, are the sole responsibility of the winner. The Assisted Living Federation of America will not pay any winners' taxes.

By entering the Assisted Living Federation of America Film Competition, contestants and/or their parents or legal guardian (if such entrant is a minor) agree to accept and be bound by the decisions of the competition and its judges, which are final and binding in all matters. Entrant agrees to be bound by all terms of these official competition rules and regulations as established herein. Employees, their families, subsidiaries, and affiliates of the Assisted Living Federation of America are not eligible. If entrant is under 18 years old, the signature of a parent or guardian is required.

The Assisted Living Federation of America Film Competition reserves the right to extend the competition deadline for any unforeseen reasons if needed. Entry constitutes permission to use winner's name, likeness, and voice for future advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation.