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18-Apr-2014 2:09pm PDT  

 

American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund

4 Annual: March 26, 2015 to March 30, 2015

  Documentary Short

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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
 
July 3, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 30.00
Student Fee 30.00 25.00


November 15, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00


January 2, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00


January 23, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 60.00
Student Fee 55.00 40.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 16-Feb-2015


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 5 minutes to 40 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



2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
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)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Anecdotal Accounts


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


1st Place
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar


CATEGORY RULES
The festival is open to all categories within the documentary film genre. The film should not be more than 3 years old, though in certain circumstances, a retrospective may be screened and/or a "hidden gem" never seen before by public.

Festival shall screen films in Digital Cinema Projection and, therefore, if accepted, you must submit film as a media file in order to be transferred to a DCP drive play-back system if you do not already have a DCP file for exhibition Filmmaker is RESPONSIBLE for providing the DCP for screening at the festival. If filmmaker does not already have a DCP file of their film, festival will help negotiate a discounted rate for a production house that will transfer film for you. If your film is accepted, you must also provide a rendered blu-ray disc of the film as a back-up to digital file.

If you are sending a "work-in-progress" please note how long you are away from completion and approximately when you are sending completed version. (Please note on completed copy your original reference number provided by WAB.)

Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their screeners via WAB's upload service so that their films can be viewed on-line.

Filmmakers are encouraged to attend festival if their film is invited. They shall receive an "all festival" pass, including films and events. Moreover, housing shall be provided either in resident homes or hotels near theaters.


Any payment by check must be made out to:

Palm Springs Cultural Center