11th Annual

Tacoma Film Festival

October 06, 2016 to October 13, 2016

 
Category

Feature Narrative (Fiction; Animated or Live-Action) [45+ minutes]

 

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
February 28, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Regular Deadline
March 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
April 30, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 20, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 65.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 5, 2016

RUNTIME
Features: From 45 minutes to 140 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 Tacoma

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  DCP
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Audience Choice Award Feature
Audience Choice Award Feature- filmmakers not from the Pacific Northwest are eligible for this award. Winner will be chosen based on audience votes.
Sponsor:Tacoma Film Festival
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Local Audience Choice Award Feature
Puget Sound area/Pacific Northwest filmmakers are eligible for the Local Audience Choice Award. The winner will be decided by audience votes.
Sponsor:Tacoma Film Festival
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Regional Film
Awarded to the best Northwest film, as decided by our panel of judges. Films are placed in competition at the sole discretion of the Tacoma Film Festival.
Sponsor:Tacoma Film Festival
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Director
Awarded to the Best Director of a Feature or Short, as decided by our panel of judges. Films are placed in competition at the sole discretion of the Tacoma Film Festival.
Sponsor:Tacoma Film Festival
Value of Goods/Services: 50 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Actor
Awarded to the Best Actor of a Feature or Short, as decided by our panel of judges. Films are placed in competition at the sole discretion of the Tacoma Film Festival.
Sponsor:Tacoma Film Festival
Value of Goods/Services: 50 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Actress
Awarded to the Best Actress of a Feature or Short, as decided by our panel of judges. Films are placed in competition at the sole discretion of the Tacoma Film Festival.
Sponsor:Tacoma Film Festival
Value of Goods/Services: 50 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Cinematography
Awarded to the Best Director of Photography of a Feature or Short, as decided by our panel of judges. Films are placed in competition at the sole discretion of the Tacoma Film Festival.
Sponsor:Tacoma Film Festival
Value of Goods/Services: 50 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Screenplay
Awarded to the Best Screenwriter of a Feature or Short, as decided by our panel of judges. Films are placed in competition at the sole discretion of the Tacoma Film Festival.
Sponsor:Tacoma Film Festival
Value of Goods/Services: 50 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

Feature Narrative - fiction (animated or live-action) films 45 minutes or longer.

To be considered for 2016, the Tacoma Film Festival requires:
1. A completed entry via withoutabox.com
2. A secure online screener of your film (via WAB or a link in the cover letter).
3. The required and appropriate entry fee.
4. English language or English subtitles.
5. The film to have been completed no earlier than January 2015.

ADDITIONAL SUBMISSION RULES
- Please make a note in your submission if you have any connections to the Pacific Northwest region.
- Returning TFF alumni filmmakers’ entry fees are waived. To request a waiver, please include the film title and year it played in Tacoma and email us at tacomafilmfestival@gmail.com.
- Please do not submit works in progress.
- Music videos, instructional films, industrials or promotional videos are not appropriate for submission.
- Entry fees will not be refunded.

If your film is selected:
- All submitters will be notified of our decisions (whether accepted or not) by August 5th, 2016.

- Filmmakers should be prepared to submit a final exhibition copy of their film to be used for screening by September 1st. DCP, Blu-Ray or digital files are preferred, though other formats can be discussed according to exhibition capabilities. The TFF reserves the right to show films during the festival using DVDs should mechanical or venue issues make it necessary to do so. Films may be shown once or several times during the festival at various locations throughout Tacoma. Our objective is to show your work in the way you intend audiences to see it - please let us know what you have in mind for exhibition and we will work with you towards achieving those goals.

- Should your film be selected, we want you to attend! While we are a non-profit organization and may not have the funds to contribute towards filmmaker travel and/or lodging, please don't hesitate to ask! We will do whatever we can to help. TFF grants two festival passes per film to those filmmakers planning to attend, plus the best hospitality our festival can offer.
- Portions of your submitted material may be copied and utilized for the purpose of promoting your film. Upon submission, filmmakers grant the Tacoma Film Festival the right to use clips and press materials from the film for promotional purposes unless the filmmaker requests otherwise in writing.
- You are responsible for shipping the exhibition copy to the festival. TFF will pay domestic ground shipping only to return exhibition copies. Non-ground or international shipping must be paid by the filmmaker.

No phone inquiries, please. Please email us with questions: tacomafilmfestival@gmail.com. Thank you!