8th Annual

Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2017

November 08, 2017 to November 12, 2017

 
Category

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 21, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
July 21, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
September 22, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
WAB Extended Deadline
September 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately November 7, 2017

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 5 minutes to 15 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
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Black&White Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Color Print
> Photo of the Director - Black&White Print
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Special Jury Award
Phil Tucker Spirit Award Top Prize Winner $1000 Phil Tucker Award (named after Indie Film Making Pioneer Director of Robot Monster (1953) To learn more visit www.zedfest.org
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

The Zed Fest Film Festival Golden Marquee Film Award
The Zed Fest Film Festival Golden Marquee is awarded each year to the feature film and short film that display exemplary technical proficiencies in filmmaking and storytelling.
Sponsor:Zed Fest Film Festival
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

1st Place
MOVIE MAGIC SCREENWRITER
Sponsor:MOVIE MAGIC SCREENWRITER
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 250 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Zed Fest Film Festival Screenplay Award
One Night event pass if you would like to attend our Film Festival In Southern California Screenwriting software, Cash and other screenwriting prizes, Enter Your Screenplay For your Chance to Win.
Sponsor:ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL & SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Cash Award Value: 45 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 45 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Zed Fest Film Festival Official Selection Prize
Zed Fest Film Festival - 2 Event passes for 4 nights and opening night party
Sponsor:Zed Fest Film Festival
Cash Award Value: 250 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 250 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Quickfilm Budget Award Prize
Quick Film Budget is the first technology to automate the film budgeting process. It saves filmmakers TIME and MONEY. Create a customized professional film budget in a matter of minutes -- for a fraction of what it costs to hire a line producer. It handles everything from short films to micro-budget features to studio franchises. Just answer key questions about your film project and Quick Film Budget instantly generates your film budget and delivers it to your inbox IN MINUTES! Then, you can further customize the budget as your film proceeds through pre-production. Quick Film Budget is not just a software, it's a service that helps support filmmakers get into production.
Sponsor:Quickfilm Budget
Cash Award Value: 300 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 300 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

$5,000.00 total value in Cash Awards & Prizes
(Cash awards and prizes are shared among selected winners)


Entries may be on
Region 1 or 0 DVD
Online Streaming Media (youTube, Vimeo, etc.)
Dropbox
.mpg
.mov
.avi

Time Limit:
Music Videos - 1-4 Minutes
Super Shorts 1- 5 Minutes
Shorts 5-15 Minutes
Featurettes – 15-39 Minutes
Features – 39+ Minutes

Genres:
Horror
Suspense
Science Fiction
Action/Adventure
Fantasy Supernatural
Documentary
Music Videos
Super 8 Films

Zed Fest Film Entries Checklist:

Email us the following Items to: zedfest@gmail.com
Paypal Payment
Video File Link:
Vimeo Link( PASSWORD PROTECTED)
Film Trailer Link
Signed PDF Registration Form
Vertical Jpg, or Png of Movie Poster (300 dpi)1013x1500
Mail in The following items to complete your entry:
DVD Copy of your film
Digital Press Kit , Vertical Poster png or Jpg
Signed Pdf copy of Registration form
Copy of Paypal payment or Money Order.


ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL ADDRESS:
Wendy Medrano
P.O. Box 11293
Burbank, CA 91510



All judging will be anonymous. All entries must be accompanied by a completed and signed release form. You may enter more than one movie, but you must submit a separate entry form and release form and with each submission. Finalists and winners will be determined by professionals in the film Industry. You must be 18 years or older to enter. Participation in Zed Fest Film Festival implies understanding and acceptance of all terms included in this application. Entry does not guarantee placement in the festival. Every submission will be given full consideration. Entries will be selected to be featured in whole or part as finalists to appear in the festival. Finalists will be judged by category and winners will be announced at the end of the festival.