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17-Apr-2014 8:20pm PDT  

 

International Wildlife Film Festival

37 Annual April 12, 2014 to April 19, 2014

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718 S. Higgins
Roxy Theater
Missoula MT 59801
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Phone: 406-728-9380
Fax: 406-728-2881
iwff@wildlifefilms.org
http://www.wildlifefilms.org/

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Television Program Budget up to $250,000
A television program produced specifically for broadcast on commercial or public television. Program can be one-off production or part of an ongoing television series.

Budget cannot exceed $250,000
Television Series Budget up to $250,000
Up to two episodes which represent a Limited Television Series. These programs constitute a single entry. Please submit no more than two hours total running time.

Budget cannot exceed $250,000 per series.
Animation
Program produced by traditional animation techniques, CGI, or other related production methods. (Must be at least 50% animation.)
Human-Wildlife Interactions
Program that emphasizes social, cultural, economic or spiritual aspects of people and their relationship with wildlife.
Children's Program
Program produced specifically for broadcast to a youth audience. Information and presentation should be based on a young person's comprehension level. This category accepts programs designed to inform about non-domesticated species, but may use tame or captive animals.
Children's Series
Up to two episodes produced specifically for broadcast to a youth audience. Information and presentation should be based on a young person's comprehension level. This category accepts programs designed to inform about non-domesticated species, but may use tame or captive animals.
Government Agency
Program produced by any government agency to educate or inform the public or a special audience on a particular wildlife issue, topic or species.
Non-Broadcast Program
Program produced by or for a museum, zoo, aquarium, school, organization, or company for use as a promotional piece, research presentation, informational or educational tool. Programs may include hunting, fishing, teaching/training, and/or other special topics, including programs for home-video sale.
Amateur
Program made without professional expertise. Amateurs may receive professional advice, but a professional may not play a major role.
Newcomer
Program produced by a person or team newly established as a producer in the professional film or television field and no longer considered amateur. This category will accept films made with support from a major broadcaster.
Presenter/Host
Program that uses a presenter, host, character or narrator to convey information or story related to wildlife that is unusual, unique or in some way special and which helps to entertain, educate or bring clarity to the program.
Theatrical Release
Films produced for the purpose of being theatrically released.
Independent
Program made by an independent producer or production house - not by or on contract to any major broadcaster.
Point of View
Program that presents a particular aspect or viewpoint of a wildlife, environmental or conservation issue. These films are judged based on how well they present a point of view, not on their particular viewpoint.
Ecosystem
Program that features, highlights and/or explores a habitat or ecosystem. The ecosystem may be wild, rural, suburban or urban.
Internet Video/Program
Any wildlife related program, segment, or short produced for and distributed via the Internet. This pertains to programming produced exclusively for the Internet audience.
Television Program Budget of $250,000 - $500,000
A television program produced specifically for broadcast on commercial or public television. Program can be one-off production or part of an ongoing television series.

Budget of $250,000 - $500,000
Television Program Budget over $500,000
A television program produced specifically for broadcast on commercial or public television. Program can be one-off production or part of an ongoing television series.

Budget over $500,000
Television Series Budget of $250,000 - $500,000
Up to two episodes which represent a Limited Television Series. These programs constitute a single entry. Please submit no more than two hours total running time.

Budget of $250,000 - $500,000
Television Series Budget over $500,000
Up to two episodes which represent a Limited Television Series. These programs constitute a single entry. Please submit no more than two hours total running time.

Budget over $500,000
Student
Program produced by a student while attending an accredited university. A copy of the filmmaker's student ID and at least one faculty reference must be provided. Films in this category should operate with the festival mission an/or primary categories.
Environmental
Environment relates to people & cultures, the habitat or the environment where humans co-exist with wildlife; it's also about where we live, work and interface with wildlife and the broader environment.
Conservation
Conservation relates to any program that features or emphasizes wildlife conservation. What are we doing, what is happening, how is the future of a species or group of species being impacted or being saved? The program entered must have a clear and well-defined
wildlife conservation message.
Natural Selections
New at the 2014 Festival, Natural Selections is a category of films (both fiction & non-fiction) that explore human's relationship to the natural world, from scientific and environmental issues to art and culture.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
To promote awareness, knowledge and understanding of wildlife, habitat, people and nature through excellence in film, television and other media. Films eligible for the International Wilfelife Film Festival's juried competition must have a focus on non-domesticated wildlife species and habitats. Content must relate either singly or in combination with wildlife, habitat, conservation, ecology, research management, the environment, environmental or conservation issues, plants and/or people's interactions with wildlife.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The International Wildlife Film Festival was the first juried wildlife film festival in the world and is today, the premier festival and conference for wildlife film and media. Wildlife conservation is a key component and the focus of the annual IWFF. Our expanded programming recognizes excellence in films about the natural world, from environmental and conservation films, to issue driven explorations of earth and it's inhabitants.

The longest running wildlife film festival in the world, IWFF was founded in Missoula, Montana as a watchdog and "guardian" of scientific and factual accuracy, ethical film practices and creative excellence in the craft of the wildlife film genre.

Known as the Filmmakers’ Festival for its central focus on film and filmmakers, the IWFF celebrates emerging filmmakers and the future of wildlife & environmental filmmaking.

An annual, week-long film festival held every spring in the heart of the magnificent Northern Rockies, IWFF is both a major international event that brings people to Missoula from around the world, as well as a community event, with public film screenings that provide filmmakers with a unique opportunity for immediate feedback and audience reaction.

In addition, seminars, workshops, field trips, technology sessions evening parties and dynamic social events take place throughout the week.

Attended by filmmakers, broadcasters, government agencies, non-governmental organizations including major conservation organizations, foundations and corporations it is aimed at developing vital, proactive projects that will impact the fate and future of our planet, with the use of media.

Festival week wraps up with an awards ceremony that recognizes and celebrates film and filmmakers and the people who are making a difference. This includes recognition of leading international scientists and conservationists who become recipients of Lifetime Achievement Awards for Media, Ocean & Marine Conservation, Wildlife Conservation and our annual IWFF Hero of the Year Award.


ORGANIZERS
Mike Steinberg (Festival Director/Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES
Films eligible for the International Wildlife Film Festival's juried competition must have a central focus on non-domesticated wildlife species and natural habitats. Content must relate either singly or in combination with wildlife, habitat, conservation, ecology, research management, the environment, environmental, cultural or conservation issues, the role of hunting in conservation, plants and/or people's interactions with wildlife and/or the natural world.

Film entries must also match the following criteria:

Entries must have a release date, copyright date or air date during the calendar years 2011, 2012, 2013, or 2014

For public screenings during the festival, HDCAM*, NTSC or PAL Blu-ray Disc, NTSC or PAL BetaSP or DIGI Beta tapes will be requested.

If you would like your films returned to you following the festival, you must provide a postage paid, shipping form and all postage must be paid in advance by the sender.

*HD SUBMISSIONS MUST BE IN INTERLACE FORMATS 1080i/59.94 or 1080i/50. WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE ANY PROGRESSIVE or HDCAM-SR FORMATS AT THIS TIME.

Filmmakers must submit two (2) or more viewing copies per entry.

PAL DVD's will only be accepted for hardship situations.

Non-English language productions must include an English voiceover or subtitles.

Festival dates are April 12-19, 2014.

Please preview your entries before shipping. Programs with time code or other defects may be disqualified. No refunds.

ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY JANUARY 31, 2014
Late fee entry deadline is February 8th, 2014 (20% late fee)

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please note - Once your submission is received, you will be contacted via email regarding the following permission statements: 1) This program may be borrowed from the IWFF EarthVision Libary archive for educational purposes - Yes No or Possibly. 2) IWFF promotes Post Festival Tours in cities and communities nationwide and worldwide. Festival winning films are available to non-profit groups, schools, organizations for viewing. This program, if selected, maybe included in a Festival World Tour - Yes, No or Possibly.