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19-Apr-2014 6:06pm PDT  

 

Catalina Film Festival

4 Annual:

  Script Contest

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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
Submission Copy
 
February 6, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 25.00


March 20, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00


April 24, 2014
Extended Regualr Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


May 22, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00


June 26, 2014
Extended Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00


July 3, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 60.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 18-Aug-2014



SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Text Files
  Paper (Printed Hard Copy)
  PDF (.pdf)


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best of Fest Award
Crystal Trophy with various Sponsored Festival prizes (prizes and values vary from year to year and aren't usually secured until closer to the event). The dollar value reflects past festival prizes we've given for this category in the form of industry packages, services, and gifts. This category is not promised to receive prizes other than our crystal trophy, as anything additional depends on our sponsors' generosity.
Sponsor:TBA
Value of Goods/Services: 1,500 U.S. Dollar


Island Award
Framed Certificate with various Sponsored Festival prizes (prizes and values vary from year to year and aren't usually secured until closer to the event). The dollar value reflects past festival prizes we've given for this category. This category is not promised to receive prizes other than our framed certificate, as anything additional depends on our sponsors' generosity.
Sponsor:TBA


CATEGORY RULES
WRITER - SCREENPLAY - GENERAL RULES
CATALINA FILM FESTIVAL
Revised December, 2013

FILMMAKERS UNDER 18 YEARS OLD: You must have a parent or legal guardian submit the film on your behalf to qualify.

DEADLINES: Deadlines are firm, so please send us your project within 14 days of submission and payment. Please contact us if this is a problem and/or you need extra time. If submitting to our very Last Deadline for entries, you must send your project within 7 days of payment (without any possible extensions) or it will run the risk of not being reviewed and considered.

SUBMISSIONS:

Please send a DIGITAL PDF copy for easier distribution with our jury and professional script-readers. We will take a hard copy, if you prefer, but it will slow down the reviewing process for your script if we need to physically distribute your project. All material should be protected and/or registered with the Writer's Guild of America at WGA.org and/or the US Copyright Office through the Library of Congress.

Here's a suggested link on how to protect your script:

http://www.ehow.com/how_2272038_copyright-your-script.html

PRIZES: Prizes differ each year and will be announced as soon as we secure them from sponsors before the festival takes place.

SUBTITLES: All non-English screenplays must be submitted in English version, but noted with original language or country it was intended for.

ENTRY FEES: Are non-refundable for our non-profit organization.

LABELING: YOUR SUBMISSION MUST BE LABELED PROPERLY TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION.

LABELING SCREENPLAYS (Digital or Hard Copy): On cover page, include title, page count, writer's name, contact phone number, email address, and WAB tracking number.

Participants agree that excerpts of their accepted project and all other material related to their project may be used and/or published in the event program, CFF website and for any promotional purposes which CFF deems appropriate to help promote your project upon acceptance.

CFF holds no responsibility for lost or damaged prints. While the utmost care will be taken with regard to prints, it is solely up to the writer to take full responsibility (i.e.insurance). The cost of delivery and pick-up of all materials is the responsibility of the filmmaker.

If selected, all commercial/private property including all trademark/copyrighted materials shown or recorded on the project is the responsibility of the filmmaker. CFF will NOT take responsibility for any infringement of copy written materials.

CFF retains the right to keep record of your script for its festival archives. In addition, it may also be used for educational purposes within the Catalina Film Institute (a branch of the Catalina Film Organization).