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28-Feb-2015 12:50pm PDT  

 

The Ottawa International Film Festival

5 Annual October 15, 2014 to October 19, 2014

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21 Poplar Street
Suite 100
Ottawa ON K1R6V1
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Phone: 6136687986
programming@oiff.ca
http://oiff.ca

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International Film (Feature or Short)
An International Film is a narrative feature or a narrative short produced outside of North America.

This is the only category that will accept both features and shorts.

The run time is no more than 120 minutes and no less than 10 minutes.

It must be a genuine Ottawa Premiere and not have screened at any Film Festival in the National Capital Region.
Narrative Feature
A Narrative Feature will have a run time of 50 minutes or more. We will accept films that have been completed and are currently in the final post-production phase.

In order to qualify, the submitted project must be an original script that has not yet received distribution.

It must be a genuine Ottawa 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 50 minutes or less. We will accept films that have been completed and are currently in the final post-production phase.

In order to qualify, the submitted project must be an original script that has not yet received distribution.

It must be a genuine Ottawa Premiere and not have screened at any Film Festival in the National Capital Region.
Documentary Feature
A Documentary Feature should have a run time of no more than 120 minutes and no less than 50 minutes.

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.

It must be a genuine Ottawa Premiere and not have screened at any Film Festival in the National Capital Region.
Animation
Animated films of all lengths and genres will be considered.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Ottawa International Film Festival serves as the niche for independent sub-culture films from rising directors, producers and actors right here in the Nation's Capital.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Since 2009 The Ottawa International Film Festival (OIFF) has been evolving into a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that actively advances the work of creative minds from all corners of the world.

OIFF isn’t without meagre beginnings, starting off as an afternoon show in the Jack Purcell Community Centre and growing into the festival it is today at the historic Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa Ontario. Working with full partnership and support from Ottawa Festivals and The Ottawa Film Office, and with support from the Ottawa community, OIFF has risen to become a highly regarded open platform for filmmakers to showcase their stories.

OIFF delivers year-round activities that filmmakers can participate in to provide an ongoing support system for the development of original stories for the screen.

OIFF remains committed to its mission of developing and promoting independent artists, encouraging filmmakers to continue to live outside the box, and engaging audiences through creative and innovative event planning.

Capture. Create. Inspire.

ORGANIZERS
Anish Parmar (Director of Design) ; Nina Bains (Executive Director ) ; Nina Bains (Executive Director) ; Nina Bains (Festival Registrar)

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

All films submitted must have been completed on or after January 1, 2013.

All films must be submitted online.

Your final screening copy will NOT be returned.

All feature narratives and feature documentaries must be over 50 minutes in length with a run time of no longer than 120 minutes.

All short film narratives must be under 50 minutes in length with a run time of no less than 10 minutes.

Animated films of all lengths are accepted, as well as experimental and student films.

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

Submissions can be made online through Withoutabox.com or traditional printable submission form.

Send all materials to: The Ottawa International Film Festival

All submission fees must be paid by credit card.

Filmmakers will be notified of their submission status by approximately June 30th, 2014.

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 September 15th, 2014 - 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 May 31st.

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 film.

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.