30th Annual

New Orleans Film Festival

October 16, 2019 to October 24, 2019

 
Category

Documentary Feature

 

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
January 11, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 50.00 45.00
Regular Deadline
March 15, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Student Fee 60.00 55.00
Late Deadline
May 10, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
Student Fee 75.00 70.00
WAB Extended Deadline
June 21, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 80.00
Student Fee 85.00 80.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 2, 2019

RUNTIME
Features: minimum 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after October 1, 2017

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

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

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Documentary Feature
Jury prizes over the past several years have included a $10,000 camera rental package from Panavision. Recent jurors in this category have included Oscar-winning director Tia Lessin, Indiewire founder Eugene Hernandez, ITVS programming manager N'Jeri Eaton, filmmaker David Gelb (Jiro Dreams of Sushi), and Women Make Movies director Debbie Zimmerman. Recent jury winners include For the Birds (dir. Richard Miron) in 2018; Ask the Sexpert (dir. Vaishali Sinha) in 2017; Jackson (dir. Maisie Crow) in 2016; Hotel Nueva Isla (dir. Irene Gutiérrez Torres) in 2015; and When the Bell Rings (dir. Brad Bores) in 2014.
Sponsor:TBA
Value of Goods/Services: 10,000 U.S. Dollar

Audience Choice Award
All documentary features compete for an Audience Award, based on ballots submitted by audience members. Previous award winners include Harry & Snowman, Out in the Night, A Will for the Woods, Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek, and Mr. Cao Goes to Washington.

Category Rules

Prior Screenings:
- Entries may not have been publicly screened in the greater New Orleans area prior to the festival.

Exhibition Copies:
- If accepted, the final screening copy of your film must be in our office no later than September 5, 2019.

Updated Submissions:
- If you make substantial changes to your film after it is submitted, you may send us an updated version. However, depending on where the film is in our selection process, we cannot guarantee that the newer version will be screened.

Competition:
- All competitive slots are filled by films that officially submit. No films are invited to submit for competition screenings.