7th Annual

Julien Dubuque International Film Festival

April 26, 2018 to April 29, 2018

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PO Box 735
Dubuque IA 52001
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Phone: 319-670-8001
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Best US or International Documentary Feature
$3,000 Cash Prize
Documentaries over 50 minutes in length.
All genres will be considered
Top 3 nominees will receive travel and accommodations to attend the 2018 Festival. (Up to $500.00 for flight)
Nominee must be present to receive cash prize if win. If nominee is unable to attend the festival, prize will go to runner up.

Best US or International Narrative Feature
$3,000 Cash Prize
Narrative Features over 50 minutes in length.
All genres will be considered
Top 3 nominees will receive travel and accommodations to attend the 2018 Festival (up to $500.00 for flights).
Nominee must be present to receive cash prize if win. If nominee is unable to attend the festival, prize will go to runner up.

Best US or International Short I (3 - 20 min)
$2,000 Cash Prize
Must be no less than 3 minutes and no greater than 20 min (including credits)
All genres will be considered
Top 3 nominees will receive travel and accommodations to attend the 2018 Festival (up to $500.00 for flight)
Nominee must be present to receive cash prize if win. If nominee is unable to attend the festival, prize will go to runner up.
Best US or International Short II (21 - 49 min)
$2,000 Cash Prize
Must be between 21 - 49 minutes in length (including credits)
All genres will be considered
Top 3 nominees will receive travel and accommodations to attend the 2018 Festival (up to $500.00 for flight)
Nominee must be present to receive cash prize if win. If nominee is unable to attend the festival, prize will go to runner up.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world, with a strong emphasis on discovering and encouraging new talent, supporting cause-related films and bringing together all elements of filmmaking.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Voted one of the top 50 Film Festivals worth the Submission Fee in 2016 AND 2017 by MovieMaker Magazine, the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival acknowledges emerging filmmakers from around the world, with a strong emphasis on discovering and encouraging new talent. In recognition of the time and talent of the independent filmmaker, awarding over $40,000 in cash and benefits, including a $10,000 Best of the Fest award.

With the majority of events located on Main Street downtown Dubuque; Filmmakers, Attendees and Special Guests are able to attend numerous screenings and special. We encourage and schedule networking opportunities.

As quoted in Filmmaker Magazine "The festival is smartly situated downtown, with an assortment of handsome venues all within walking distance" from the Festival Headquarters, located in the grand HOTEL JULIEN, the same hotel where Al Capone used to hide out from the Chicago Feds.

Our final nominees are judged by our Jury members of Film professionals, such as Directors, Producers, Critics, Director of Photography, ect and choose the final winner of each category.

ORGANIZERS

Anne Benda; Anne Benda; Susan Gorrell (Executive Director); Susan Gorrell (Executive Director); Susan Gorrell (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES

1) All decisions of programmers and jurors are final. All entries will be viewed and given equal consideration.
2) NO ENTRIES AND OR FINAL SELECTIONS WILL BE RETURNED.
3) All submitted materials must include the Withoutabox tracking number and additional information as listed in the General Rules.
4). Press Kit materials as listed above will be sent only upon notification of Officially Selected. The Julien Dubuque International Film Festival assumes NO RESPONSIBILITY of marketing and promotion if proper press kit materials are not sent after notification as deemed in the General Rules. It is the sole responsibility of the Filmmaker to send all materials listed.
5) Notification date is on or around March 15, 2018.
6). If selected as an Official Selection, projects are to be uploaded to the designated JDIFF FTP site. One (1) screening copy must be sent on a DVD/Bluray and/or thumb-drive (thumb-drive preferred).
7) JDIFF reserves the right to select films from the entire pool of submissions.
8) There are no restrictions on premiere or distribution status, but films may not have been completed prior to January 1, 2016.
10) JDIFF does consider works in progress.
11) All entered films grant the Julien Dubuque International Film Festival a non exclusive limited use agreement to use selected portions of films chosen for competition, and or use film promotional materials to promote the festival including the rights to utilize any excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at JDIFF for promotional purposes and/or on JDIFF's website. Filmmakers fully retain all rights, title and interest in their films and all intellectual Property.
12) JDIFF does not accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials. Please do not send us any original copies, master copies, the only copy you have, etc.
13). By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, you certify that you hold all necessary rights for the submission of this film and have read the regulations.
14). Dates and guidelines subject to change without prior notice.
15). *Flights for nominees are reimbursed or booked up to $500.00. .
16). Nominees must be in attendance to receive prize. If you are not able to attend, you will be disqualified. Except for Best of the Fest. This category is chosen and announced at the festival.

Thank you and happy submitting!



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

ELIGIBILITY:
To be eligible for the Festival, films must comply with the following:

1. Must have been completed on or after January 1, 2016

2. There is no limit to the amount of entries. However each entry must pay a submission fee.

3. One entry form is required per entry.

4. The festival is not responsible for damage to, or loss of, material submitted. Additionally, the festival is held harmless from damage to or loss of print en route to the festival.

5. We accept BOTH Domestic AND International Submissions. Foreign language films must have subtitles.