8th Annual

Zed Fest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition 2017

November 08, 2017 to November 12, 2017

 
Category

Featurette Film - 15-39 Minutes

 

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 40.00 35.00
Regular Deadline
July 21, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Late Deadline
September 22, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
September 30, 2017
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00

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
Features: From 15 minutes to 39 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    
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 required with the entry form, including:
> 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.

1st Place
Awards & Prizes The prizes: Certificate Zed Fest Film Festival 2015 Top Prize Winner $1000 Phil Tucker Award (named after Indie Film Making Pioneer Director of Robot Monster (1953) Event pass if you would like to attend our Festival
Sponsor:ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL & SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Cash Award Value: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

2nd Place
Movie Magic Screenwriter software
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.

3rd Place
SPECIAL AWARD $500 Discount at Revolution Cinema Rentals Representing the evolution of cinematic storytelling, we personally showcase in-depth educational training modules and high-end production work ensuring a smooth production from start to finish in this new digital realm. This allows you to focus on the story while we worry about the technicalities. From Hollywood blockbusters to student filmmakers, we work with every budget and every story.
Sponsor:Revolution Cinema Rentals
Cash Award Value: 500 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 500 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

4th Place
VIP Tickets to our Film Festival Event if you would like to Join us in Southern California, held annually in Early November.
Sponsor:ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL & SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
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 "THE PICKFORD AWARD" Excellence in Film Artistry Female
INTRODUCING THE PICKFORD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE FILM ARTS This Award is to Highlight Women in The Film Arts. We call it the "The Pickford Award" In honor the Great Mary Pickford Silent Film Pioneer. Mary Pickford was a Canadian-American motion picture actress, co-founder of the film studio United Artists and one of the original 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In addition she starred in countless films,including several in the Action Genre making her one of the first action film stars. She produced many of her films having started in film acting as child she understood the medium better than most and knew early on that artists in film needed to be protected and have more control over their work. She also was instrumental in archiving early silent films, including Charlie Chaplin Films.
Sponsor:ZED FEST FILM FESTIVAL & SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
This prize is shared with other categories.

Quickfilm Budget Award Prize
QuickFilm Budget is a film budgeting website that empowers filmmakers to create film budgets for their scripts instantly and inexpensively! Sponsor: Quick Film Budget Cash Award Value: 200 U.S. Dollar Goods/Services Value: 200 U.S. Dollar
Sponsor:Quickfilm Budget
Cash Award Value: 200 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 200 U.S. Dollar
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

How should I submit my movie?
For Consideration we allow online methods such as Vimeo, or
Youtube password protected links.

*****We will need a Region 1 Playable Copy DVD of your film or Playable Bluray For Feature Films. For our Event Theater Screening*****

We suggest you mail this into us as soon as possible to save yourself shipping fees. We need to turn in discs to theater management promptly before our event. If we do not receive disc we cannot screen
Your film.

Please be sure to test your DVD or Bluray Disc for Feature Films on a player to make sure it plays.



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
Art House
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.