10th Annual

Santa Monica International Film Festival

January 07, 2016 to January 09, 2016

 
Category

 

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 30, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
February 24, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
March 31, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
September 1, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Drop Deadline
October 1, 2014
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately December 15, 2014

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2011

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from 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    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Animated Short Film
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Audience Choice Award
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Category Rules

Terms Of Entry:

1> Films must have been completed after January 1st, 2011.

2> Entries must be sent on DVD.

3> Once selected, the film must have available either a 35mm, NTSC Digibeta / BetaSP or DVD for projection.

4> AT LEAST ONE representative (producer and director) of each competitive project are required to be part of a Q&A session immediately following their screening(s).

5> Participants agree that clips from their film and all other material related to their project may be used and/or published in the event program, SMIFF web site and for any promotional purposes which SMIFF deems appropriate.

6> No viewing tapes and/or promotional materials will be returned to the filmmaker.

7> If selected, all commercial/private property including all trademark/copyrighted materials shown or recorded on the project is the responsibility of the filmmaker. SMIFF will NOT take responsibility for any infringement of copy written materials.

8> The cost of delivery and pick-up of all materials is the responsibility of the filmmaker.

9> SMIFF holds no responsibility for lost or damaged prints. While the utmost care will be taken with regard to prints, it is solely up to the filmmaker to take full responsibility (i.e.insurance).

10>Submission fees are non-refundable unless Festival grants a refund request.