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The Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival

25 Annual September 05, 2013 to September 08, 2013

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5243 N. Clark St.
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Experimental
Onion City is dedicated to experimental film and video, but experimental is defined generously. Experimental narratives, experimental documentaries, etc. are welcome to submit, but the work must demonstrate experimental form.

If you would like to submit more than one submission, please select the correct fee type "Two Entries Submission Fee" or "Three Entries Submission Fee," depending on how many films you plan in submitting). Once you have done that, submit your other projects through Withoutabox, to the correct category ("Second Submission Entry" and/or "Third Submission Entry"), with no entry fee.

BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE WAB TRACKING ID FOR YOUR FIRST SUBMISSION (AND YOUR SECOND AS WELL, IF APPLICABLE) IN THE WITHOUTABOX COVER LETTER SECTION OF EACH OF YOUR SUBMISSION(S) AFTER THE FIRST ONE. Thank you and good luck!
Experimental - International Entries
The "Experimental - International Entries" categories are for submissions from outside of the US. There is no entry fee for International Entries.

PLEASE NOTE: Any films incorrectly submitted to this category will be moved into a different (appropriate) category.

Onion City is dedicated to experimental film and video, but experimental is defined generously. Experimental narratives, experimental documentaries, etc. are welcome to submit, but the work must demonstrate experimental form.
Second Submission Entry
The "Second Submission Entry" category is for an additional second submission that has already been paid for with a first film submission. In the Withoutabox Cover Letter section, please be sure to include the WAB Tracking ID of your first film submission.

PLEASE NOTE: Any films incorrectly submitted to this category will be moved into a different (appropriate) category.

Onion City is dedicated to experimental film and video, but experimental is defined generously. Experimental narratives, experimental documentaries, etc. are welcome to submit, but the work must demonstrate experimental form.
Third Submission Entry
The "Third Submission Entry" category is for an additional third submission that has already been paid for with a first film submission. In the Withoutabox Cover Letter section, please be sure to include the WAB Tracking ID of your first and second film submissions.

PLEASE NOTE: Any films incorrectly submitted to this category will be moved into a different (appropriate) category.

Onion City is dedicated to experimental film and video, but experimental is defined generously. Experimental narratives, experimental documentaries, etc. are welcome to submit, but the work must demonstrate experimental form.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Onion City is one of the few festivals in the world exclusively dedicated to experimental and avant-garde film and video.


ORGANIZERS
Patrick Friel (Festival Director and Programmer)

GENERAL RULES
Each entry after your first submission is only an additional $5 per entry (you do not need to pay an entire entry fee per additional entry!). If you would like to submit more than one submission, please select the correct fee type "Two Entries Submission Fee" or "Three Entries Submission Fee," depending on how many films you plan on submitting). Once you have done that, submit your other projects through Withoutabox, to the correct category ("Second Submission Entry" and/or "Third Submission Entry"), with no entry fee.

BE SURE TO INCLUDE THE WAB TRACKING ID FOR YOUR FIRST SUBMISSION (AND YOUR SECOND AS WELL, IF APPLICABLE) IN THE WITHOUTABOX COVER LETTER SECTION OF EACH OF YOUR SUBMISSIONS AFTER THE FIRST ONE. Thank you and good luck!


THE 25th ONION CITY EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL

Festival Dates: September 5-8, 2013

Regulations and Entry Procedures


Entry Deadline: July 19, 2013
Your film or video entry, accompanied by a signed entry form and entry fee (for US entrants; free for international entrants) must arrive at our office by 5:00 PM, July 19, 2013. Send to: Chicago Filmmakers, 5253 N. Clark St., 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60640.

Entry Form
Please fill out the entry form completely and sign it. A separate entry form is required for each title.

Materials
In addition to your entry, please enclose a description or synopsis of your entry along with a short biography for the film/video maker(s). We strongly encourage you to include at least one digital image (or indicate that these can be emailed or downloaded). Please also send any press kits, reviews, or publicity materials you might have.

Entry Fee
US ENTRANTS: Please enclose a non-refundable entry fee (check or money order in US Dollars only) for each entry, made payable to "Chicago Filmmakers." $25 for the first entry and $5 for each additional entry by the same entrant.
INTERNATIONAL ENTRANTS: Free (international entries are free due to the much higher shipping costs and the excessive cost and hassle of getting international money orders).

Eligibility
Any experimental works completed between 2010 and 2013 are eligible. No length restrictions. Chicago premieres are highly preferred but not required.

Installation Works
Onion City is not accepting submissions of installation and other gallery-based work.

Eligible Formats
Entries should be submitted for preview on DVD or BluRay (any region; NTSC or PAL; no DVD+RW), digital file, or online preview; contact Onion City if you prefer to submit film prints for preview. Note: preview copies will NOT be returned (except for film prints - contact Onion City before submitting film prints). If your work is available online in a high quality streaming format, you can submit as a link. Note that if you submit this way and are selected for the festival you may still have to send a DVD or tape for promotional purposes and a proper exhibition format.

Acceptable formats for exhibition include: FILM - 35mm, 16mm and Super-8mm; VIDEO - DVD (no DVD+RW), BluRay, and Digital File. Foreign language work must be subtitled in English.

Authorization
By entering the festival, the entrant authorizes a public screening of the work in the festival and agrees to provide an exhibition copy for the period of the festival (September 5-8, 2013). Should the distribution rights for the work change by the time the festival takes place, it is still the responsibility of the entrant to provide an exhibition copy to the festival without charge. Once a film/tape is submitted for entry, it may not be withdrawn. Additionally, the entrant authorizes the festival to make copies of their preview copy for press use.

Notification
If your entry is accepted for exhibition you will be notified by August 2, 2013. If your entry is not accepted for exhibition you will be notified by August 5, 2013. These dates are approximate and may change.

Receipt of Exhibition Copy: August 16, 2013
If your entry is accepted for exhibition, your exhibition film or videotape should arrive in our office by August 16, 2013. Please inform us if this will be a problem. Exhibition copies will be returned to the entrant by September 27, 2013 unless we are requested in writing otherwise. Transshipments of exhibition copies to other U.S. festivals must be requested in writing. Onion City cannot transship to other international festivals.

Festival Prizes
The festival will award cash prizes to films and videos selected by our jury.

Shipping
Exhibition copies must be sent to the festival prepaid. Return shipping via UPS or US Mail will be covered by the festival. Additional charges for express shipping or transshipments to foreign film festivals must be paid by the entrant or the recipient. The festival cannot accept nor assume responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. All film reels, cans, discs, and cases must be labeled with the title of the entry. Please do not use fiber filled shipping envelopes; fibers damage videotapes and equipment.

International Shipping
Foreign entries must be shipped prepaid. Exhibition copies must be sent directly to the festival office with all transportation charges, delivery fees, and any duties or taxes prepaid by the shipper. The entrant will have to bear financial responsibility in the event that the festival is charged any brokerage fees. Please be sure to include all proper customs documentation. We recommend that the following declaration be printed on the outside of the package and on customs forms: TEMPORARY IMPORTATION – FOR FILM FESTIVAL EXHIBITION ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL VALUE. Exhibition copies will be returned to the entrant at the expense of the festival.


Contact Information
Chicago Filmmakers
Attn: Onion City
5253 N. Clark Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago IL 60640

Phone: (773) 293-1447
Fax: (773) 293-0575
Email: onioncity@chicagofilmmakers.org
http://www.chicagofilmmakers.org

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Onion City Experimental Film and Video 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 The Onion City Experimental Film and Video 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.