4th Annual

Portsmouth International Film Festival

September 22, 2017 to September 24, 2017

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

Feature Film
Whether you've got the next critically-acclaimed masterpiece or the latest zombie slasher sensation, we are looking for features that will make us laugh, cry or even hide behind our seats.
Short Film
Short films have to make an impact in a short space of time, it takes a skilled writer and an astute director to make this most important of industry calling cards.
Documentary
The documentary genre has radically evolved in recent years and so it's not a surprise that there may be some confusion about "what exactly is a documentary!". - What we are looking for is any factual film that is teaching not preaching. Good luck and we look forward to seeing your film.
Short Documentary
The documentary genre has radically evolved in recent years and so it's not a surprise that there may be some confusion about "what exactly is a documentary!". - What we are looking for is any factual film that is teaching not preaching. Good luck and we look forward to seeing your film.
Animation
Animations are truly unique films; we can't wait to see what you have got.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

We look to support the best narrative and factual film content out there including both short films and feature films. We look for strong and compelling stories, high production value and exciting cinematography to put in to the Festival

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

We want to support the best narrative and factual films out there including both short and feature films. We look for strong, compelling stories with high production values and exciting cinematography to showcase at the festival.

We started our own family run business in 2009, having been part of independent film production and distribution for many years prior to that, currently with over 40 films in the market. We have helped set up five other film festivals as well as running three of our own international film festivals. What started as our passion has become our life’s work.

Along with the giving you the chance to watch other innovative, thought provoking and entertaining films at the festival we also host educational programmes such as ‘Pitch and Toss’, script consultation, and talks with special guests from various areas of the industry. This allows us to share with members and visitors the skills, joys and pitfalls in bringing your vision to the silver screen.

If you have taken a full VIP package you will be able to enjoy dinner and entertainment at our specially selected venues every evening, which many previous visitors have pointed to as a highlight of the event. These include a socialising dinner on the first night of the festival as well as the Awards Night. Plus, during the day you can enjoy the city or watch as many films and talks as you wish for free.

We can’t wait to see you at our festival and look forward to chatting about your film and future projects. And if you’re just here to enjoy the films we look forward to a sit down discussion about them and aspects you loved, or would have done differently, and to find out your choice for film of the festival.

ORGANIZERS

Emily Wain (Events manager); Peter Murfet (Filmmaker); Peter Murfet (Filmmaker); 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.
Films previously submitted to the Portsmouth International Film Festival are NOT eligible.
Exhibition copies of all films selected for screening at the festival must be submitted on DVD or Blu-Ray. Do not send film prints, master tapes, or other originals. We can only screen films from Blu-Ray or DVD. Exhibition copies 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.
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 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 Portsmouth International Film Festival is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry form is incorrect.
Students must include proof of student status at the time of production (i.e., copy of student ID, transcript, etc.).

B) Deadlines

Entries are eligible for the appropriate rate based on the date of the postmark if delivered.

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 Portsmouth International Film Festival will be refused. Be sure to include the proper customs documentation required by your shipping service. All deliveries should be marked with no commercial value.

D) Judging & Selection

Feature, Documentary, Short and Animation Films are selected for Festival presentation by the Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth Award and Short Film Competition are judged before the Festival.

All entrants will be notified on or before 21 July, 2017.

For publication purposes, entries selected will be requested 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. For entries submitted on WithoutABox, these fees must be paid 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.
Films previously submitted to the Portsmouth International Film Festival are NOT eligible.
Exhibition copies of all films selected for screening at the festival must be submitted on DVD or Blu-Ray. Do not send film prints, master tapes, or other originals. We can only screen films from Blu-Ray or DVD. Exhibition copies 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.
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 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 Portsmouth International Film Festival is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry form is incorrect.
Students must include proof of student status at the time of production (i.e., copy of student ID, transcript, etc.).

B) Deadlines

Entries are eligible for the appropriate rate based on the date of the postmark if delivered.

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 Portsmouth International Film Festival will be refused. Be sure to include the proper customs documentation required by your shipping service. All deliveries should be marked with no commercial value.

D) Judging & Selection

Feature, Documentary, Short and Animation Films are selected for Festival presentation by the Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth Award and Short Film Competition are judged before the Festival.

All entrants will be notified on or before 21 July, 2017.

For publication purposes, entries selected will be requested 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. For entries submitted on WithoutABox, these fees must be paid through WithoutABox.