6th Annual

Southampton International Film Festival

October 19, 2017 to October 22, 2017

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Film
We are looking for Features with strong stories and great visuals, anything else goes. Good Luck.
Documentary Feature
We are looking for Documentaries with
real Heart and Soul. Good luck.
Short Film
Short films need to be quick to engage and smart enough to leave the audience content. Good luck.
Animation
Animations can be heartwarming and emotional, the Filmmakers put in so much effort into their work its hard not to realise how this is art within an art form. Good luck
Short Documentary
We are looking for short documentary films which are informative & engaging whatever the subject matter.
Music Video
NEW FOR 2017! Music videos are a unique and exciting way of showcasing filmmaking craft and vision. We are looking for distinctive and unusual videos with interesting interpretations of the music.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

We champion strong, visual stories in the international marketplace providing a route to allow the films to be seen and the stories to be heard.

In light of the increasing demands of new story lines and storytelling, we believe our International Independent Film Festival is well positioned to help move this forward with significant success. Our vision is to bring independent movies to major cities across the world and even help kick-start and inspire new movie makers. We aim to make the festival one of the largest events held in the UK.

"A Film Isn't Finished Until It Is Seen"

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Southampton International Film Festival is a unique event where all filmmakers and film lovers can be treated like Hollywood Royalty. When it comes to Independent Films, We have had many successful years in the industry.

We have been a part of independent film distribution, independent movie making and the management of other International Film Festivals, we started in 2009, we currently have over 40 films in the market and have helped run five other film festivals.

Every year many of our participants and visitors tell us that highlight of the event is the socialising VIP dinner held on the first day of the festival, the VIP evening events held every evening and of course our Awards night.

We also give budding new producers and directors the chance to get some funding towards their next movie.

We are able to provide our guests with a taste of what even the biggest movie makers experienced as they tried to introduce their films into the world. Telling their story has been a vital part of the success of our festivals.

We can't wait to see you at our festival and look forward to chatting to you about your film and future projects. If your just here to enjoy the festival we hope to sit down and debate the many aspects of the films and see your choice for film of the festival.

SIFF

ORGANIZERS

Christopher Abbott (Producer); Emily Abbott (Event Co-ordinator); Emily Wain (Project Coordinator); Peter Murfet (Filmmaker); christopher abbott (Festival Registrar); christopher abbott (Festival Registrar); christopher abbott (Festival Registrar); christopher abbott (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES

GENERAL RULES
A) Guidelines

Films that have been aired on UK television prior to the Festival, are available for purchase on DVD or on VOD in Europe, or are available for continuous online viewing in their entirety are NOT eligible. The only exception to this rule is Music Videos, which are eligible even if released online.
Films previously submitted to the Southampton International Film Festival are NOT eligible.
Films must be submitted for exhibition on DVD or Blu-Ray. Do not send film prints, master tapes, or other originals. We can only screen films from a DVD or Blu-Ray. Please note that exhibition copies of films will not be returned after the festival.

Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry. This includes rights for screening of music videos without paying additional licensing costs.
Entrant will allow usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live Festival events.
All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles are not eligible. Exhibition copies of selected films must have English language or subtitles as the default play option.
Works in Progress: While entrants are permitted to submit films that are not fully complete (i.e., without final color correction and sound mixing), please note that the programming committee will only consider the version submitted; subsequent cuts or replacement copies will only be accepted at the request of the programming committee.
Only complete entries (including entry form, payment, and preview DVD screener) will be processed.
The Southampton International Film Festival is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry form is incorrect or illegible.
Students must include proof of student status at the time of production (i.e., copy of student ID, transcript, etc.).

B) Deadlines

In order to be eligible for discounted rates, postal submissions should be postmarked before the dates given.

C) Shipping

The cost of shipping an entry to the Festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted.

All international entries must be sent to the Festival office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Fees charged to the Southampton International Film Festival will be refused. Be sure to include the proper customs documentation required by your shipping service. All shipments should be marked as no commercial value.

D) Judging & Selection

All entries are selected for Festival presentation by the Southampton International Film Festival Programming Committee. If a film is selected for screening, the Festival office will contact the entrant by phone or email.

All competitive film categories, including the Southampton Award and Short Film Competition are judged before the Festival.

All entrants will be notified on or before August 20, 2017.

For publication purposes, entries selected will be required to supply three high resolution stills from the film and at least one high resolution photograph of the film's director. The Festival also requests publicity materials and a video trailer (if available). Publicity and press materials will not be returned.

E) Entry Fees

Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable. Fees cover registration, notification that your entry has been received, and notification of results. These fees may be paid by check or money order, made payable to Capture Events ltd, or Paypal or through WithoutABox.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

GENERAL RULES
A) Guidelines

Films that have been aired on UK television prior to the Festival, are available for purchase on DVD or on VOD in Europe, or are available for continuous online viewing in their entirety are NOT eligible. The only exception to this rule is Music Videos, which are eligible even if released online.
Films previously submitted to the Southampton International Film Festival are NOT eligible.
Films must be submitted for exhibition on DVD or Blu-Ray. Do not send film prints, master tapes, or other originals. We can only screen films from a DVD or Blu-Ray. Please note that exhibition copies of films will not be returned after the festival.

Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry. This includes rights for screening of music videos without paying additional licensing costs.
Entrant will allow usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live Festival events.
All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles are not eligible. Exhibition copies of selected films must have English language or subtitles as the default play option.
Works in Progress: While entrants are permitted to submit films that are not fully complete (i.e., without final color correction and sound mixing), please note that the programming committee will only consider the version submitted; subsequent cuts or replacement copies will only be accepted at the request of the programming committee.
Only complete entries (including entry form, payment, and preview DVD screener) will be processed.
The Southampton International Film Festival is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry form is incorrect or illegible.
Students must include proof of student status at the time of production (i.e., copy of student ID, transcript, etc.).

B) Deadlines

In order to be eligible for discounted rates, postal submissions should be postmarked before the dates given.

C) Shipping

The cost of shipping an entry to the Festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted.

All international entries must be sent to the Festival office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Fees charged to the Southampton International Film Festival will be refused. Be sure to include the proper customs documentation required by your shipping service. All shipments should be marked as no commercial value.

D) Judging & Selection

All entries are selected for Festival presentation by the Southampton International Film Festival Programming Committee. If a film is selected for screening, the Festival office will contact the entrant by phone or email.

All competitive film categories, including the Southampton Award and Short Film Competition are judged before the Festival.

All entrants will be notified on or before August 20, 2017.

For publication purposes, entries selected will be required to supply three high resolution stills from the film and at least one high resolution photograph of the film's director. The Festival also requests publicity materials and a video trailer (if available). Publicity and press materials will not be returned.

E) Entry Fees

Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable. Fees cover registration, notification that your entry has been received, and notification of results. These fees may be paid by check or money order, made payable to Capture Events ltd, or Paypal or through WithoutABox.