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The Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival

3 Annual: September 19, 2013 to September 22, 2013

  Feature Length

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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
 
June 1, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


July 1, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


August 1, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00


August 8, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 50.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 15-Aug-2013


RUNTIME
Features: minimum 40 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution



3 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
SDV    
MiniDV    
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)

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
SDV    
MiniDV    
Film Gauge
  35mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Grand Prix
Sponsor:TBA
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar


Audience Choice Award
Sponsor:TBA
Cash Award Value: 750 U.S. Dollar


Best Actor
Sponsor:TBA


Best Actress
Sponsor:TBA


Best Director
Sponsor:TBA


Best Screenplay - Original
Sponsor:TBA


Best Cinematography
Sponsor:TBA


Best Original Score
Sponsor:TBA


Best Editing
Sponsor:TBA


CATEGORY RULES
FILM SUBMISSIONS

1. SUBMISSION FORMAT: All Festival submissions should be sent on either DVD (NTSC Format only), or submitted through Withoutabox as an online screener. DVDs and paper cases (rather than jewel cases or amaray cases) are preferred with the title and WAB Entry Number clearly printed on the DVD itself.

2. SUBMISSION LENGTH AND GENRE: The NWOIFF is open genre; meaning we accept all forms and genres that would be deemed within a G, PG, PG-13 or R rating by NWOIFF staff. We do not accept pornographic entertainment. High School Student submissions are under ten (10) minutes deemed within a PG rating. Student submissions will only be accepted with proof of HIGH SCHOOL Identification.

3. Submissions WILL NOT be returned.

4. MULTIPLE ENTRIES are allowed.

5. PRODUCER / FILMMAKER / COPYRIGHTS: submitter (filmmaker or producer) will be referred to as producer or submitter. Producer must own all copyrights; must be able to provide model/actor release verification if requested; must be able to provide music, product and other copyright licensing verification if requested. Producer agrees to take on all copyright liability in regard to submitted film.

6. SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Submissions with postmarks prior to and after these will not qualify for entry into the festival.

7. ENTRY FEES: View the "Call for Entries" to note fees and deadlines. Entry fees are non-refundable. If your entry fee is not received with or prior to your submission, your entry may be deemed disqualified at the discretion of The Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival.

8. ORIGINATING FORMAT: Film and Digital originating formats are accepted for submission.

9. PRESENTATION FORMAT: DVD, Blu-Ray and 35mm is the preferred format for exhibition. If accepted into The Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival, producers must be able to provide DVD or Blu-Ray (NTSC) for digital presentation, even if presented in 35mm.

10. DATE OF COMPLETION: January, 2012.

11. PREMIERE/DISTRIBUTION STATUS: We accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere; submissions may NOT have distribution agreements already in place. TV, theatrical, video, cable, pay-per-view, other festival, or other distribution outlets that run concurrently or in the same month of the festival may not be eligible for screening. Decisions made at NWOIFF discretion.

12. LOSS OR DAMAGE: Every precaution will be taken to prevent or loss or damage to materials while in the possession of the festival. However, Producer agrees to release the NWOIFF from responsibility should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the NWOIFF.

13. ROUGH CUTS AND INCOMPLETE PROJECTS: Always try to send the best representation of your project. Rough cuts ARE NOT permitted to be entered in contest. All films must be completed and received by July 1, 2013 if chosen as an Official Selection .

14. NWOIFF MARKETING: By submitting producer is consenting for use and copying of accepted projects for the purpose of promoting The Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival and future festivals. Producer is giving NWOIFF permission to use up to three minutes of submission to promote the festival.

14a. NWOIFF JURY AND MEDIA COPIES: If selected as an Official Selection, Producer hereby agrees to provide 5-10 DVDs, or will allow the NWOIFF to make the necessary copies, to make submission available to NWOIFF jury members and to media.

15. NWOIFF EXHIBITION AND SCREENING: By submitting to the festival, if chosen as an official selection, Producer is hereby granting permission for The Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival to exhibit Producer's submission in The Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival event.

16. SCREENERS AND JURY: All screening, selection, and jury decisions are final. Our panel of jurors and our screening committee use a rating system on entries and official selections. They screen many fine films; however, as with all festivals there is limited programming availability. By entering The Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival and any of its contests, Producers are verifying that you understand entry does not guarantee a screening. Additionally, being chosen as an Official Selection does not guarantee a screening in the theater either. The NWOIFF may have Official Selections (non-screening) as well as Official Selections (screening). Decisions are final and at the discretion of the NWOIFF.

17. OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: If chosen as an official selection, the NWOIFF will request acknowledgement of your acceptance and additional materials. If any of the requested materials are not received by the festival in the time allotted, it is at the discretion of the festival to keep or remove the project as an Official Selection.