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18-Apr-2014 6:31am PDT  

 

FILM-COM Financing & Distribution Market - Features, Television, Docs, Video-Gaming

5 Annual: June 17, 2014 to June 21, 2014

 

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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
 
February 14, 2013
Film-Com Valentine Really Late Deadline
Regular Discounted


February 21, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00


March 7, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00


March 28, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00


April 11, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00


April 25, 2014
Film-Com Really Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


May 2, 2014
OMG!!! FINAL DEADLINE
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 15-May-2014


RUNTIME


COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date.


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution



2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> Statement by the Director


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is not a competition.

No prizes/awards entered for this category.

CATEGORY RULES
SUBMISSIONS FOR DOCUMENTARIES:

Once filmmakers have officially entered and provided fee via Withoutabox,

You must go to the Film-Com website at www.film-com.com and fill out the PROJECT STATUS FORM, where you will include all relevant business information about your project, and:

1] Brief synopsis
2] Promo sizzler or sample footage, no more than 10 minutes in length
3] 1-sheet promo art
:
NOTE: DO NOT UPLOAD COMPLETED SCRIPTS OR FULL-LENGTH TREATMENTS; however, for your own protection, all projects must have either treatment or script registered with the Writers Guild of America West or Writers Guild of American East or the Library of Congress prior to submitting to Film-Com. YOU MUST SUBMIT THE PROJECT'S WGAe, WGAw or LoC REGISTRATION NUMBER WHEN YOU SEND REQUIRED MATERIALS TO FILM-COM. If you are submitting from a country outside the USA, then you must show proof of copyright registration with the certified entity in your own country. If there is no certified entity, then register with the WGA or WGAe as indicated above at www.wga.org or www.wgaeast.org

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DOCUMENTARIES FYI --

Documentaries can be about any subject matter, though bear in mind that they may take two general forms:

1] A work that can be tailored to a cable network, which will typically be editable to fit within a one-hour time slot, depending upon the network and its schedule of commercial breaks.

2] A work that is really not designed for a network, which may have an opportunity for theatrical release -- please note that theatrical release is in reality always a difficult proposition, as it oftentimes requires distribution capital that is far larger than the budget of the film itself.

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TECHNICAL NOTE: As you are setting up your project info, when asked to check on either Produced Film or Unproduced Script -- WAB currently only has these two categories -- please check on Produced Film. While Film-Com focuses on projects-in-progress, as indicated, we do not read or process screenplays, and are not a screenplay pitch event. Each project must range from at least the packaging phase to being newly shot, so for classification purposes, we will consider it a film "being produced."

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Film-Com FYI --

Projects are selected by marketability. For guidelines to marketability factors, go to www.Film-Com.com, then to the Enter Projects tab, and click on Marketability Factors.

In order to qualify for direct project presentation to industry executives, potential financiers and co-production partners, you must plan to be at Film-Com and exhibit your project at the New Project Expo. All filmmakers officially entering through Withoutabox will be provided free booth space at the expanded 2-day New Project Expo.

The optimum connectivity to be established at Film-Com is not through a 15-20 minute pitch, it's through many opportunities during the days and nights of Film-Com. It is in your best interests to participate in the full Film-Com market.

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