4th Annual

Global Impact Film Festival

August 24, 2018 to August 26, 2018

 
Category

Short Documentary

 

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, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 15.00 *
Regular Deadline
April 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 25.00 *
Late Deadline
May 1, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
WAB Extended Deadline
May 15, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard 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
June 1, 2018

RUNTIME
Information not provided.

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2014

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
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .WMV (Windows Media)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Global Impact Award
This award is given to the film that successfully motivates and inspires the audience to create change.
Sponsor:DCBX

Best Documentary
This award is given to the film that brings awareness to their audience on any social issue.
Sponsor:DCBX

Best Director
This award is given to the filmmaker who exhibits outstanding directing.
Sponsor:DCBX

Best Cinematographer
This award is given to the filmmaker who expresses remarkable editing.
Sponsor:DCBX

Honorable Mention
This award is given to the film that shows exceptional merit.
Sponsor:DCBX

Category Rules

1. Short films must be between 3 and 30 minutes; no more, no less.

2. GIDC accepts short films of any genre that provoke and inspire social change. This includes experimental short films. This does not include commercials, infomercials, trailers, music videos, web series, episodic documentary series, or Virtual Reality (VR).

3. Submissions are accepted via the Withoutabox secure online screener system only.

4. Filmmakers will be notified no later than June 1st of their submission status.

5. Short films in a foreign language must have English subtitles or English dubbing.

6. There is no premiere requirement for short films. (Films can have already played in other festivals, can appear online and are still eligible for consideration).

7. More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form and entry fee.

8. Previously submitted films will not be accepted, unless the film has undergone significant content changes (60% or more) and meets all other submission requirements. Permission to re-apply is required. Please email info@giffdc.org.

9. Due to the high volume of submissions, we cannot accept rough cuts or works-in-progress to avoid confusion on our staff in the programming department. When applying, please make sure to submit the final version of the short film via the Withoutabox online screener for consideration.

10. The entry fee is non-refundable.

11. Due to the number of submissions, GIDC cannot provide feedback on entries.

12. All film entries selected for the festival grant Global Impact Film Festival (GIDC) the rights to use provided stills, footage, clips, trailers and information from the film for promotional purposes only.

13. All short films submitted must be free from any legal disputes and the filmmaker must have cleared all rights for music and exhibition.

14. GIDC reserves the right to change any information contained in this document (including Festival dates, venues, events, awards and eligibility requirements) without further notice.