10th Annual

Santa Monica International Film Festival

January 07, 2016 to January 09, 2016

 
Category

U.S. Narrative Feature Films

 

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
August 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Regular Deadline
September 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
Late Deadline
October 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 105.00 100.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately December 1, 2015

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 50 minutes

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
Project must not have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
OTHER
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit 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 - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic
For audience choice film, juried by audience members via Twitter.

U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic

Cinematography Award: U.S. Dramatic

Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic

Category Rules

Film must have been completed within the last year and be defined as a fiction feature film (Over 50 minutes)

All rights must be cleared.

Previous screening information must be filled in, in order to be considered.

No resubmissions of films except for new versions.

Not all invited films will be selected for competition.

Be sure to include your Withoutabox tracking I.D. number on it.

DISC MUST be clearly labeled with film title.

Import declaration statements: all non-US entries must be sent via air mail registered with the declaration:

A) for 35mm films:"Free entry claimed under #724.10 (960.55) U.S. Tariff Act. To be returned following the Festival"

B) for Disc films: "Free entry claimed under #724.12 (960.60) U.S. Tariff Act.