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20-Apr-2014 1:33am PDT  

 

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

29 Annual January 30, 2014 to February 09, 2014

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1528 Chapala Street
Suite 203
Santa Barbara CA 93101
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Phone: 805-963 0023
Fax: 805-962 2524
programming@sbfilmfestival.org
http://www.sbiff.org/

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Feature: Fiction
Films over 40 minutes are considered features. Apply to this Category if you have a Narrative Fiction Feature Length film
Feature: Documentary
Films over 40 minutes are considered features. Apply to this category if you have a Non Narrative Non Fiction Film.
Feature: Animation
Films over 40 minutes are considered features. Apply to this category if you have an animated featured film.
Short: Fiction
Films 40 minutes or less are considered short films. Apply to this category if you have a short fiction film.
Short: Documentary
Films 40 minutes or less are considered short films. Apply to this category if you have a short documentary film.
Short: Animation
Films 40 minutes or less are considered short films. Apply to this category if you have a short animated film.
Feature: Local
Before submitting to this category, please e-mail us at programming@sbfilmfestival.org to let us know your local submission is on the way. In your e-mail, please tell us how you are related to the Santa Barbara community.

Local filmmakers are considered as living in Santa Barbara County. Student films completed at schools in the County are also considered as local films. If you are unsure as to whether or not your film qualifies as local please contact us before submitting.
*Santa Barbara County only.*
Short: Local
Before submitting to this category, please e-mail us at programming@sbfilmfestival.org to let us know your local submission is on the way. In your e-mail, please tell us how you are related to the Santa Barbara community.

Local filmmakers are considered as living in Santa Barbara County. Student films completed at schools in the County are also considered as local films. If you are unsure as to whether or not your film qualifies as local please contact us before submitting.
*Santa Barbara County only.*

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Now in its 29th year, The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enriching local culture and raising consciousness of film as an art form. It presents quality American Independent, Spanish and Latin American, European, World and Documentary cinema within the beautiful setting of downtown Santa Barbara, a perfect backdrop and premier tourist destination in its own right. SBIFF will continue to build its acquisitions program, which highlights films for some of the world's most viable distribution companies. SBIFF is also committed to educating our youth through the "10-10-10" youth filmmakers project and the unique "Mike's Field Trip to the Movies" program. With a projected audience of over 70,000, The Festival will screen more than 200 films over an eleven day period. SBIFF attracts an affluent, local, national and international consumer base, while maintaining strong ties with the entertainment industry in Los Angeles.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) is an eleven day event held in the seaside resort city of Santa Barbara, California (90 minutes north of Los Angeles). SBIFF is proud to present a diverse slate of more than 200 films to over 75,000 film enthusiasts. Our audience is a unique combination of film industry professionals, local, regional and International attendees, and a large student population.

In addition to showcasing a diverse spectrum of films, tributes and galas. SBIFF also offers seminars with industry professionals including Directors, Screenwriters, Producers and Women's Panels, as well as provocative Q&A sessions with a diverse selection of filmmakers.

SBIFF has established itself as one of the premier international film festivals and we look forward to building on that success in 2014 and creating opportunities for participants to network with some of the world's leading independent distributors and filmmakers. In addition to expanding our slate each year to highlight emerging genres, styles and regions, SBIFF is growing our free children's educational and community outreach programs with the "10-10-10 student screeningwriting and filmmaking competition", "Mike's Field Trip to the Movies" and "Applebox" which cumulatively served over 16,000 students and families during our last festival. Please visit our Website for more information on these and other SBIFF programs. www.sbfilmfestival.org

ORGANIZERS
Michael Albright (Programming Director) ; Michal Wiesbrock (Director of Development) ; Mickey Dudevich (Programming Manager ) ; Roger Durling (Executive Director) ; Sean Pratt (Director of Operations) ; Steve Blain (Managing Director) ; reviewer for SBIFF

GENERAL RULES
Each tape for projection must be labeled with name, filmmaker, Contact info, Running time and aspect ratio (4*3 or 16*9)

FILM ENTRY RULES

The accepted exhibition formats for our festival are :
35 mm - Optical, Dolby A, Dolby Digital only
Digibeta - 29.97 fps, Stereo
Sony HDCam - Sony HD cam only 23.98 fps and 59.94 fps, Audio is STEREO only

NOTE: These formats may vary depending on the category. Please check the submissions guidelines or contact programming@sbfilmfestival.org

All films must be in NTSC format. PAL is not accepted. It is the filmmakers responsibility to convert PAL to NTSC.

**FEE WAIVERS NOT AVAILABLE **

-Entry fee is non-refundable.

-For preview purposes, DVD (NTSC only) is preferred.
-DVDs MUST BE CLEARLY labeled on the spine with film title.

-Please do not send press kits with your screener unless requested.
-DVDs will not be returned.

-Films/videos that have received national U.S. network television (including cable) or theatrical release prior to Festival are not eligible.

-No music videos or commercials.

-More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be accompanied by its own online entry and entry fee.

-If your film is selected, original format prints will be due at the Festival offices no later than January 20th, 2014.

-The filmmaker will assume shipping costs of materials and print to SBIFF.

-Please DO NOT send in a press kit until AFTER you have received notification from SBFF.

-Upon acceptance, Filmmakers must agree to send no less than two high resolution digital screen shots to be used at the SBIFF's discretion. Film posters will not be accepted.

-If your film is selected, you will be asked to provide: digital stills from the film; press materials; video trailer and digitized trailer for website (if available); posters and flyers.

-Titles produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles.

-Not all invited films officially selected will be eligible for competition.

-The selection committees' and juries' decisions are final.

-If selected, filmmaker gives SBIFF permission to audio-describe film for the sight-impaired.

-Title of work, WAB ID #, and name of entrant must be on all mailing containers and mailing labels, video boxes, photographs, videocassettes, film containers, cans, reels, and film leaders. Video boxes, film reels and cans must be numbered (1 of 2, 2 of 2, etc.).

-If paying by check, the check MUST include the film title and WAB ID #

-Import declaration statements: all non-U.S. entries must be sent via air mail registered with the declaration:

A) for 35mm films: "Free entry claimed under #724.10 (960.55) U.S. Tariff Act. To be returned following the Festival."

B) for videotapes: "Free entry claimed under #724.12 (960.60) U.S. Tariff Act. To be returned following the Festival." Entrants must assume all responsibility for clearing films and videotapes through U.S. and/or foreign customs officials.

-SBIFF reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or Festival scheduling.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I agree to the terms outlined in the General Festival Rules for the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Santa Barbara International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.