25th Annual

25th Arizona International Film Festival

April 14, 2016 to May 01, 2016

 
Category

Animated Short

 

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
January 9, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
under 5 mins 20.00 *
Regular Deadline
January 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
under 5 mins 25.00 *
Late Deadline
February 13, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
under 5 mins 40.00 35.00
WAB Extended Deadline
February 20, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
under 5 mins 40.00 35.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately March 14, 2016

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in AZ

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  
REGION 1  
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> 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
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best of Category
Best of category is awarded in each category and presented with specially designed award

Category Rules

ENTRY GUIDELINES
2016 ARIZONA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
April 14 - May 1

The Arizona International Film Festival celebrates and rewards excellence and innovation in independent film. We are now accepting new works from around the world to be part of the independent landscape of the “reel frontier.”

ELIGIBILITY
The Arizona International Film Festival is open to independent works of all lengths in narrative, documentary, animation, and experimental categories.

- Films and videos entered in the festival must have been completed
between January 2015 and January 2016
- Works entered must be an Arizona premiere.
- Arizona entries may have had one public Arizona screening.
- Entries must be in English or have English subtitles
- For festival screenings, finalists must supply a Blu-Ray disc (NTSC or PAL format) and/or a DVD disc (NTSC or PAL format) and DCP and/or USB hard drives.

CATEGORIES & AWARDS
Entries must be submitted in one of the following categories:
Feature (Narrative, Animated, Experimental) (over 60 minutes)
Short Feature (Narrative, Animated, Experimental) (30 – 60 minutes)
Documentary Feature (over 30 minutes)
Documentary Short (up to 30 minutes)
Dramatic Short (up to 30 minutes)
Comedy Short (up to 30 minutes)
Animated Short (up to 30 minutes)
Experimental Short (up to 30 minutes)
IndieYouth (filmmaker must be 18 or younger) (up to 15 minutes)

If the pre-screening committee judges that it is in the best interest of the filmmaker to change the category of an entry, the committee reserves the right to do so. Awards will be made to the BEST in each category. The BEST OF ARIZONA also will be awarded to an Arizona entry.

JUDGING
All submitted entries are reviewed by a Selection Committee and evaluated according to content, form and technical aspects. The Selection Committee and the Festival Director will determine the entries to be screened during the festival. Entrants will be notified by email as to the status of the entry.

Filmmakers, curators, educators and critics will select festival award recipients from the finalists screened during the festival. Judges reserve the right not to select a winner in any given category. All decisions by the judges are final.

ENTRY PROCEDURES
Submit entry with Withoutabox.com and send DVD screener (NTSC or PAL format) and publicity materials to:
Arizona International Film Festival, PO Box 431, Tucson, AZ 85702, USA
If shipping by FEDEX or UPS, send entry materials to:
West Grant Centre, 1955 West Grant Road, Suite V,
Tucson, AZ 85745, USA
or send on-line video link (Vimeo preferred) to reelfrontier@gmail.com

DVDs, stills, press kits and posters submitted with your entry will not be returned.

ENTRY FEES
$60/$50* for works submitted in feature categories
$35/$30* for works submitted in short categories
$25/$20* for works under 5 minutes
$10 for IndieYouth works

All entries and publicity materials must be received by the Festival deadline of January 30, 2016. * Early bird submitted by January 9, 2016

An entry fee must be paid for each submission. Fee covers administrative and handling costs and is non-refundable. If you have not paid your entry fee through Withoutabox, make a money order payable to Arizona International Film Festival and mail to PO Box 431, Tucson, AZ 85702 (or include with your DVD screener).

PUBLICITY MATERIALS
Entrants can submit publicity materials (press kits, posters and publicity photos) with your entry as this facilitates the publicizing of your film if accepted. Press materials can be submitted in an electronic format (photos should be 300dpi).

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS
Clearly identify the title of the work on the shipping container. Finalists are responsible for arrangements and cost of shipping the exhibition print or tape to the festival by March 30, 2016.

RETURN SHIPPING OF ENTRY
The festival will cover the cost of return shipping within the United States if instructed to do so. The festival will NOT pay for the cost of express shipping to other sites or international shipping. Please include payment to cover express or international shipping costs if required. Work screened at the festival will be shipped within 20 days of the close of the film festival unless other arrangements have been made.

LOSS & DAMAGE
Every care will be taken to safeguard entries while they are in the possession of the festival. However, if loss or damage occurs, the festival cannot accept or assume responsibility.

AGREEMENT
Entry into festival constitutes agreement with all festival rules and guidelines and implies permission to exhibit work during the festival. Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to screen accepted work on local television and internet, unless otherwise indicated.

For further information:
E-Mail: reelfrontier@gmail.com
Web Site: www.filmfestivalarizona.com