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20-Apr-2014 4:09am PDT  


Daytona Beach International Genre Festival

12 Annual October 01, 2014 to October 05, 2014

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PO Box 1105
Daytona Beach FL 32115
Phone: (386) 252 - 3118

UNCONFIRMED LISTING • Call for Entries is current, but not yet approved for Online Submission at Withoutabox. You may submit by traditional means, or check back soon in case things change.

Student Film
Films competing in the Student Film category may not have a total run time longer than 20 minutes. Any student-made film exceeding a 20 minute TRT must be entered in a separate category and is subject to the entry fees of that category.
Female Filmmakers
Films in the Female Filmmaker category must be DIRECTED by a woman or team of women. Male producers or writers are accepted, however preference will be given to exceptional films both written and directed by women.
Short and Feature films containing original content and characters (No Fan Films) with themes and or settings specific to science fiction and/or fantasy. These films must be works of fiction. Mockumentary format is approved for this category, however actual documentaries should not be submitted in this category.
Fan Films
Crowd Funded

DaBIG Fest breaks barriers between the audience and the screen with diverse multi-genre programming, immersive activities, and interactive components putting the "FUN" back into film festivals!

The new list of 15 competition categories includes both Crowd-Funded films and Fan Films of every length and genre. Filmmakers will enjoy an array of activities created especially for them in addition to opportunities to relax, kick off their shoes and enjoy our beautiful new beachfront location!

The Cinematique Film Society of Daytona Beach, now in its 22nd year, is proud to continue its legacy with its 12th Annual Film Festival - with a twist. Relaunched in 2014 with a new name, and a new venue, the former Daytona Beach Film Festival is embracing its 'Fun Coast' reputation as DaBIG Fest - a five-day celebration of independent films with Award Categories in 15 genres!

Filmmakers will have unique opportunities to network, share their films and browse DaBIG Film Expo - a vendor experience geared specifically toward meeting the needs of Indie Auteurs.

In addition to standard Genre Categories, DaBIG Fest offers a showcase for Sci-Fi, Animation and even Fan Films!

Since we know how much work goes into making, screening and promoting a film, we're also ready to spoil our filmmakers with parties and special events at our new BEACHFRONT venue!

Submitting to the festival grants the right to the Daytona Beach International Genre Festival and its sponsoring partner, the Cinematique Theater to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition and for promotional purposes associated with this program and festival.

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DVDs, Blu-Rays or digital submissions only

Films not in English must be sub-titled in English.


Florida Features are films made in the state of Florida.

Student films must have been made when filmmaker was a student; your Withoutabox online project details must include the name of the school you were attending when this film was made; include a copy of your student ID when sending in your film.

Early submissions will have an increased chance of being awarded an individual "First Look" preview screening.

Short films in all mediums and subjects will be eligible for "First Look" preview screenings and recognition as well, but all selected shorts will be shown in tandem with other shorts or possibly as an opening film to a similarly themed feature.


Persons submitting films must agree to be the rightful owner of the work submitted and owner of all rights and releases necessary for public screening. Further that the film is not subject to any litigation nor is any litigation threatened and to be entirely liable for any claims that may occur as a result of screening or publicizing the film. Daytona Beach Film Festival, and the Cinematique Theater of Daytona Beach is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at for promotional purposes associated with this program. 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 Daytona Beach Film Festival, Daytona Beach First Look , and The Cinematique of Daytona Beach 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.