16th Annual

Tallgrass Film Festival

October 17, 2018 to October 21, 2018

 
Category

Emerging Young Filmmaker Short Film

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
April 6, 2018
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 11, 2018
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *
Late Deadline
June 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
July 6, 2018
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately October 5, 2018

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 59 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2017

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in Wichita

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .AVI (Audio-Video Interleaved)
  DCP
  HDCAM

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:


Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Emerging Student - Award (Documentary)
The winning Emerging Filmmaker Short Film is granted to a documentary short film screened at the Joel Fein Emerging Filmmaker Program scored highest by the Tallgrass Executive Programming Directors.
Sponsor:No Sponsor
This prize is shared with other categories.

Best Emerging Filmmaker Award (Narrative)
The winning Emerging Young Filmmaker Short Film is granted to a narrative short film screened at the Joel Fein Emerging Filmmaker Program scored highest by the Tallgrass Executive Programming Directors.
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

-Films must have been completed after January 2017. Some exceptions will be considered for non-domestic releases.

- Films submitted in the Emerging Filmmaker films category MUST be works written, directed, and shot by high school age students – 18-YEARS-OLD AND YOUNGER. This category is not for university or college filmmakers. Adult supervision is limited to advisory capacity.

- Fees are waived for any high school student submissions with valid high school identification (student id, school record, passport, drivers license or official identification that includes date of birth).

-2 submission preview copies of the film are required if you are submitting on disc media (DVD).

-Online screeners from alternate secure sources are preferred. Include screener link and password in your cover letter.

-Press kit is optional - electronic only, please

-A Wichita premiere is required. World and US Premieres are not required, however premieres (especially Kansas premieres) are preferred and premiere status may be one of the factors considered when determining a film's inclusion in the festival.

-All films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for festival presentation.

-The festival will consider work-in-progress, films with temporary soundtracks, digital outputs, and work that did not originate on film. Filmmakers must deliver final format (as indicated) for festival screening. No exceptions will be permitted.