3rd Annual

The Northwest Ohio Independent Film Festival

September 19, 2013 to September 22, 2013

 
Category

Student

 

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
June 1, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Regular Deadline
July 1, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Late Deadline
August 1, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
August 8, 2013
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 10.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 15, 2013

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 5 minutes to 10 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2012

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from U S A

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
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    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
Sponsor:TBA
Cash Award Value: 300 U.S. Dollar

2nd Place
Sponsor:TBA
Cash Award Value: 200 U.S. Dollar

3rd Place
Sponsor:TBA
Cash Award Value: 100 U.S. Dollar

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.