6th Annual

The Ottawa International Film Festival

October 14, 2015 to October 18, 2015

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

Narrative Feature
A Narrative Feature will have a run time of 50 minutes or more. We will accept screeners that have been completed and are currently in the final post-production phase with a commitment to final delivery by September 1st, 2015.

Films must be a genuine Canadian Premiere and not have screened at any Film Festival in the National Capital Region.
Narrative Short
A Narrative Short will have a run time of 40 minutes or less with a minimum run time of 5 minutes.

We will accept screeners that have been completed and are currently in the final post-production phase with a commitment to final delivery by September 1st, 2015.


NOTE: Preference will be given to positive and uplifting subject matter.

We will accept screeners of films that have been completed but are currently in the final post-production phase.

The film must be a genuine premiere in Canada and not have screened at any other Film Festival in the National Capital Region.

Press kits will only be required upon acceptance.
Documentary Feature
A Documentary Feature should have a run time of no more than 120 minutes and no less than 41 minutes.

We will accept screeners that have been completed and are currently in the final post-production phase with a commitment to final delivery by September 1st, 2015.

Films considered for selection in this category will focus on anything between human rights to popular culture and have storylines that define our time and our world.

NOTE: Preference will be given to uplifting and positive storylines.

It must be a genuine Ottawa Premiere and not have screened at any Film Festival in the National Capital Region.
Animation
Any animated short film that has a run time of 40 minutes or less will be considered.

Any genre will be accepted however, preference will be given to those animation shorts that have a unique visuals, outstanding technical abilities and compelling concept and storyline.
Music Videos
To be eligible for the the Music Video category at OIFF 2015, you must have created a music video in full agreement and partnership with the Musicians for whom you are creating a music video.

Music Videos with a length of no longer than 6 minutes will be eligible.

Musicians associated with the selected Music Videos may be contacted to gauge their availability and their interest in performing at any number of events during The Ottawa International Film Festival. Negotiations for performances be made with the Musician's Manager.

Filmmakers will quality for all associated awards as per the awards category for Music Videos.

We will accept screeners that have been completed and are currently in the final post-production phase with a commitment to final delivery by September 1st, 2015.
Documentary Short
A Documentary Short should have a run time of no more than 40 minutes.

We will accept screeners that have been completed and are currently in the final post-production phase with a commitment to final delivery by September 1st, 2015.

Films considered for selection in this category will focus on anything between human rights to popular culture and have storylines that define our time and our world.

NOTE: Preference will be given to uplifting and positive storylines.

It must be a genuine Ottawa Premiere and not have screened at any Film Festival in the National Capital Region.
Web Series
OIFF considers a web series to be that of at least three (3) episodes distributed originally or primarily online. Series that have yet to reach a minimum of three (3) episodes will not be considered.

Select up to 10 minutes of content from your web series to submit for consideration. (This can be up to 3 episodes totaling 10 minutes, or one episode up to 10 minutes in length, or a portion of an episode that is originally longer than 10 minutes. This includes titles and end credits.

Provide us a link to review your webseries online (one link per episode submitted)
Movie Trailers
Main Title Sequence
If you’ve got a title sequence to submit, you’re in the right place. As part of the OIFF Film Design and VFX Award we aim to discover the best in contemporary title sequence design.

Eligibility for the Title Sequence Design Competition is open to any FILM,
TELEVISION, CONFERENCE TITLE, STUDENT PROJECT TITLE or VIDEO GAME title sequence completed in in January 2015 or later. The title sequence can stand alone, and does not have to be related to a feature or short film submitted to the festival. ALL title sequence submissions MUST be less than 5 minutes in length.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Being the first International Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, OIFF has quickly risen to become a highly regarded, unbiased platform for filmmakers that are looking to advance their career in the Motion Picture Industry.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Founded in 2009 The Ottawa International Film Festival (OIFF) is a not-for-profit festival that runs every October for 3-5 days.

Being the first International Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, OIFF has quickly risen to become a highly regarded, unbiased platform for filmmakers that are looking to advance their career in the Motion Picture Industry. OIFF is committed to advancing the work of creative international filmmakers while maintaining a dedicated space for equally creative Canadians.

OIFF showcases features and shorts by filmmakers from around the world to an audience of film executives, journalists, embassies, film fans and filmmakers.

OIFF delivers year-round networking activities, workshops and panels that are open to the public and free to all participating filmmakers.These activities assist with meeting new investors and other industry professionals all while learning about funding, pre-sales, private financing, distribution and the importance of a union.

Past OIFF panelists have included:
*Oscar Award Winning Producer Chris Branch (The Lady in No. 6)
*Producer Aaron Ryder (Donnie Darko, Memento)
*Producer Robert Menzies (House at the End of The Street with Jennifer Lawrence)
*Producer Michael Baker (Young People Fucking).

OIFF has been sponsored by the Director's Guild of Canada, a provincial labour organization representing more than 1,700 key creative and logistical personnel working in the Film Industry.

OIFF remains committed to its mission of developing and promoting independent artists, encouraging filmmakers to create outside the box - taking them from their editing suites and walking them down the red carpet.

OIFF. It's all about the films.

ORGANIZERS

Anish Parmar (Director of Design); Nina Bains (Executive Director ); Nina Bains (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES

The Ottawa International Film Festival accepts submissions for features, shorts, documentaries, short documentaries, and animations

All films must be submitted online.

If you decided to mail your film in, your final screening copy will NOT be returned unless prepaid postage is provided.

All feature narratives and feature documentaries must be over 41 minutes in length with a run time of no longer than 120 minutes.

All short film narratives must be under 40 minutes in length with a run time of no less than 10 minutes.

All persons submitting must hold all necessary rights for the submission of the film, as well as all necessary clearances for public exhibition.

All submission fees must be paid by credit card.

Filmmakers will be notified of their submission status by approximately August 15th, 2015.

Please do not send press kits unless otherwise requested

All rules and regulations must be read prior to submission. By submitting through Withoutabox, The Ottawa International Film Festival will maintain and understand that the submitter has read and understood all of the rules and regulations - no exceptions.

There will be no exceptions to any of the general or specific festival rules.

ALL SUBMISSION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

Works in progress are acceptable however, all films must be completed by no later than 5PM on August 15th, 2015 and absolutely no exceptions will be made to this term. If a film is submitted as a work in progress a Screenable copy of the work in progress must be uploaded by no later than the last deadline, which is August 10th, 2015.

Please adhere to all category rules under each submission opportunity.

Submitted materials will not be returned

All payments must be made prior to the viewing of your screener.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

All rules and regulations must be read prior to submission. By submitting through Withoutabox, The Ottawa International Film Festival will maintain and understand that the submitter has read and understood all of the rules and regulations - no exceptions. There will be no exceptions to any of the general or specific festival rules. The Ottawa International Film Festival accepts submissions for features, shorts, documentaries, short documentaries, and animations All films must be submitted online. If you decided to mail your film in, your final screening copy will NOT be returned unless prepaid postage is provided. All feature narratives and feature documentaries must be over 41 minutes in length with a run time of no longer than 120 minutes. All short film narratives must be under 40 minutes in length with a run time of no less than 10 minutes. All persons submitting must hold all necessary rights for the submission of the film, as well as all necessary clearances for public exhibition. All submission fees must be paid by credit card. Filmmakers will be notified of their submission status by approximately August 15th, 2015. Please do not send press kits unless otherwise requested All rules and regulations must be read prior to submission. By submitting through Withoutabox, The Ottawa International Film Festival will maintain and understand that the submitter has read and understood all of the rules and regulations - no exceptions. There will be no exceptions to any of the general or specific festival rules. ALL SUBMISSION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. Works in progress are acceptable however, all films must be completed by no later than 5PM on August 15th, 2015 and absolutely no exceptions will be made to this term. If a film is submitted as a work in progress a Screenable copy of the work in progress must be uploaded by no later than the last deadline, which is August 10th, 2015. Please adhere to all category rules under each submission opportunity. Submitted materials will not be returned All payments must be made prior to the viewing of your screener.