8th Annual

International Social Change Festival

September 27, 2019 to September 29, 2019

 
Category

Short Length Films

 

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
March 1, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 20.00 *
Student Fee 15.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 1, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Student Fee 20.00 *
Late Deadline
June 1, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 30.00 *
Student Fee 25.00 *
WAB Extended Deadline
July 1, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 30.00 *
WAB Extended 2
July 15, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
Last Call For Submissions!
August 1, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 40.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 15, 2019

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 5 minutes

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
Project must not have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

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

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Slides
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best of Fest Award
Best Film
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

GENERAL RULES
• Entries can be shot in any format.
• We do not accept promotional, industrial or commercial works.
• Works in progress will not be accepted for consideration.
* All films must include credits, titles, fades, music, etc "No Exceptions"

Terms and Conditions
"The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival" is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless "The Chicago International Social Change Film Festival" from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

No films will be returned to the filmmakers/filmmaking team.