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British Documentary Film Festival

1 Annual June 06, 2014 to June 09, 2014

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

Environmental Documentaries
This category is for films contributing to raising awareness about an environmental issue.
Social Documentaries
This category is for documentaries that deal with a social issue.
Wildlife Documentaries
This is a category for documentaries that deal with wildlife.
Heritage Documentaries
The category for documentaries that remember a time and people from history that has passed and captures its spirit and sense of period.
Short Documentaries
This category is for a documentary under 55 minutes in duration.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The British Documentary Film Festival provides a London showcase for a diverse range of documentaries, including challenging, exciting and important works.

We welcome first time film-makers and students as well as experienced professionals.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The British Documentary Film Festival is a chance to get great exposure at a top London venue, in the heart of the UK.

We have five awards to be given out each year. There will be three films each year, nominated for each award:

The Environmental Award
- This award is given to a film for its contribution to raising awareness about an environmental issue, in a powerful and unique way.

The Life Changing Award
- An award for a film that deals with a social issue and makes a contribution towards a better world to live in.

The Wild Animal Award
- Given to the documentary that captures animals and wild life in a creative and enlightening way.

The Heritage Award
- Given to a documentary that remembers a time from history that has passed and captures its spirit and sense of period.

Best Short Documentary
- This award is for a documentary under 55 minutes, that the jury deem to be unique, original, fresh and bold.

All awards are voted on by a jury of industry professionals.
The nominations are made by the selection committee.
Any films deemed to have a conflict of interest with the jury and/or the selection committee will be screened 'Out of Competition' and are ineligible for awards.



ORGANIZERS
NIKLAS BERGGREN (Festival Registrar) ; NIKLAS BERGGREN (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES
British Documentary Film Festival

1. Dates and Venue
The British Documentary Film Festival takes place every year during the month of June. The absolute final submission deadline is as dictated on withoutabox.com and on www.britishdocumentaryfilmfestival.com. A winners are announced at the awards ceremony, which closes the Festival. The venue for the festival is announced approximately two months before the festival.

2. Competition
The Festival reserves the right to place entries into alternative categories if they feel it is to the benefit of the title. Each submission must be entered separately. Entries will be assessed and successful submissions will be programmed for screening and enter the Festival competition. Failure to submit a screener copy four weeks prior to the festival will rule out eligibility for an award. If your films is selected we reserve the right to show your film at a time and date of our choosing.

3. Formats
For the selection process acceptable formats: DVD & Blu-Ray and on-line screeners.
For successful submissions that are granted a screening: DVD, Blu-Ray, DCP or 35mm prints.
Final date for submissions is as dictated on withoutabox.com and on www.britishdocumentaryfilmfestival.com.

Please address your screeners to:

British Documentary Film Festival
22 Trinity Street,
London,
SE1 4HS
UK

4. Selection
The festival directors reserve the right to invite films for the competition and programme. Screening schedule will be announced after the final submission deadline. The final award winning entries will be selected by a festival jury of industry professionals.

5. Entry Returns
We are unable to return submission copies.

6. Screenings
It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that films for screening are deposited with the festival organisers at least 14 days before any scheduled screening.

7. Publicity
We reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes. Press kits are not required, but are useful, so please feel free to send these with your submissions.

8. Categories
There are five categories.

Short Documentaries (1minute to 55 minutes)
Environmental Documentaries (Any length)
Social Documentaries (Any length)
Wildlife Documentaries (Any length)
Heritage Documentaries (Any length)

Awards

The Environmental Award
- This award is given to a film for its contribution to raising awareness about an environmental issue, in a powerful and unique way.

The Life Changing Award
- An award for a film that deals with a social issue and makes a contribution towards a better world to live in.

The Wild Animal Award
- Given to the documentary that captures animals and wild life in a creative and enlightening way.

The Heritage Award
- Given to a documentary that remembers a time from history that has passed and captures its spirit and sense of period.

Best Short Documentary
- This award is for a documentary under 55 minutes, that the jury deem to be unique, original, fresh and bold.

9. Submission, Selection for Screening, Awards.
There are 3 distinct stages. Submission, screening and Awards.
The administrators' decision is final.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

COMPETITION CERTIFICATION: I have read all of the British Documentary Film Festival ‘Rules for Participation’. I understand them and will comply with these rules. I warrant the submission of my original work and there are no disputes regarding the ownership of the submission. I also warrant the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead and I fully indemnify the Festival against any claim made for such violations of law. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements herein are true and correct. I understand that failure to adhere to the Festival rules will result in disqualification and forfeiture of any entry fee. The Festival reserves the right to use a clip and/ or clips from accepted entries, up to three minutes in length, or 25 words in length for screenplays, for publicity purposes. I agree to hold the British Documentary Film Festival and the organisers harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgements, liabilities, and expenses (including legal fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims by third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any film submitted by myself to the Festival. Once submitted I agree to the Festival showing my film if it wins at a time and date of the organisers choosing.