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Toronto International Film Festival

40 Annual September 10, 2015 to September 20, 2015

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

Canadian Features | Longs Métrages Canadien
Feature films with runtimes of 50 minutes or longer, directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and produced or co-produced in Canada.

Note: TIFF prefers that all feature films presented are, at minimum, North American premieres. We will accept submissions that have already premiered in North America, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made.
Canadian Documentary Features | Longs Métrages Documentaire Canadien
Documentary films with runtimes of 50 minutes or longer, directed by a Canadian citizen or resident, and produced or co-produced in Canada.

Note: Note: TIFF prefers that all feature films presented are, at minimum, North American premieres. We will accept submissions that have already premiered in North America, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made.
Canadian Shorts | Courts Métrages Canadien
Films with runtimes of 49 minutes or less, directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and produced or co-produced in Canada.

TIFF prefers that all short films presented are, at minimum, North American premieres. We will accept submissions that have already premiered in North America, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made.
International Features
Non-Canadian films with runtimes of 50 minutes or longer.

Note: TIFF prefers that all feature films presented are, at minimum, North American premieres. We will accept submissions that have already premiered in North America, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made.
International Documentary Features
Non-Canadian documentary films with runtimes of 50 minutes or longer.

Note: TIFF prefers that all feature films presented are, at minimum, North American premieres. We will accept submissions that have already premiered in North America, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made.
International Shorts
Non-Canadian films with runtimes of 49 minutes or less.

Note: TIFF prefers that all feature films presented are, at minimum, North American premieres. We will accept submissions that have already premiered in North America, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The principal objective of the Toronto International Film Festival is to promote and encourage awareness, appreciation and understanding of the art of cinema. Our mandate is to present the most outstanding films produced in every part of the world. Films are selected on the basis of quality and originality. Preference is given to premieres. The Festival also promotes contacts between industry professionals to assist in the development of the Canadian motion picture industry.




ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
ABOUT TIFF
TIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $189 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by
contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more information, visit http://tiff.net.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Toronto International Film Festival® ranks among the most prestigious international film festivals in the world. For 11 days, film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals and media watch the best in new cinema from established masters and new talent.

As one of the world’s most important cultural events, the Festival consistently strives to set the standard for excellence in film programming. Films are selected on the basis of quality and originality. Preference is given to premieres. The Festival also promotes contacts between industry professionals to assist in the development of the Canadian motion picture industry.
The Festival also serves as a platform for Canada's artists to share their stories. Audacious in its selection and supported by the intelligence and breadth of its international audience, the Festival has become the landmark destination for the moving image and is forging ahead, seeking new ways to engineer creative and cultural discovery through film.

The level of engagement the Festival sustains from year to year is unique. Enthusiastic audiences and filmmakers are privy to unprecedented levels of access to one another as they exchange ideas about the art and business of filmmaking.

Up-and-coming Canadian filmmakers gain unparalleled insight into the workings of the international market. Media from around the globe converge on the Festival, creating buzz and stirring excitement over films and the talent behind them. Film buyers and other industry professionals, meanwhile, can choose from extensive additional screenings and specialized industry programming that empower them to make informed business decisions for days and months ahead. The Festival also provides excellent resources and networking opportunities for film-industry professionals.

From the efficiency and dedication of the Festival’s staff and volunteers to its vast contribution to the culture and economy of the City of Toronto, the Toronto International Film Festival has earned its long-standing reputation as a leader in the international film community.


THE NUMBERS
The Toronto International Film Festival
• presents one of the world's largest annual showcases of Canadian film
• presents at least two public and one press & industry screening of every invited film.
• accredits over 5,000 Canadian and international industry delegates.
• accredits over 1,169 Canadian and international media.
The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival
• received approximately 4,900 international and Canadian submissions and screened 289 feature films and 103 short films.
• had 16 programmes in which films from 79 countries were screened.
• had a 7 day Industry Conference with over 70 panels and over 250 speakers


SUBMISSIONS PROCESS
The submissions period for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival opens February 9, 2015.
All submissions to the Toronto International Film Festival must be made via Withoutabox (https://www.withoutabox.com/).

SCREENING FORMATS
All selected Films must be available to screen in DCP (Digital Cinema Package) by August 21, 2015. TIFF may (but is not required to) permit selected films within the Wavelengths and Cinematheque programmes to be screened in the following alternative formats: 35mm or HDCAM. No format exceptions will be made in the Canadian or International Short film programmes.

SCHEDULING
The scheduling of films is determined by the Festival. The International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) permits up to five screenings of invited films at the Toronto International Film Festival, including both public and press & industry screenings. The Festival assumes your consent to up to five screenings unless we receive a written petition otherwise. The date(s), time(s) and location(s) of exhibitions of the films shall be at the discretion of the Festival.

SCREENING PROTOCOL
The Festival expects that the filmmaker and any other guests attending with the film will be present for, at minimum, the first two public screenings of the film for both the introduction and question & answer session.

NOTE: All public film screenings have an introduction and question & answer session, with the exception of those at Roy Thomson Hall, which only have an introduction.

ORGANIZERS
Hali Hamilton (Manager, Programme Services) ; Kerri Craddock (Financial Contact) ; Kerri Craddock (Manager, Festival Programming) ; Lily Mollin (Senior Coordinator, Submissions and Materials)

GENERAL RULES
TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR SUBMISSION
OF FILMS THROUGH WITHOUTABOX.COM
I. APPLICATION OF THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS

(1) The following terms and conditions (the “Terms”) govern the submission of a film (the “Film”) to Toronto International Film Festival Inc. (“TIFF”), through Withoutabox.com (Withoutabox) for consideration for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (the “Festival”). To the extent that this document is inconsistent with any other document prepared by TIFF or anyone else, this document will take precedence. Any questions about these Terms should be directed to submissions@tiff.net.

II. SUBMISSION AGREEMENT

(1) By submitting a Film to TIFF for Festival consideration, the submitter (the “Applicant”) represents that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Film whose consent is required to submit the Film to TIFF (the “Film Owners”) and screen the Film at the Festival, and has read, understood and agreed to the Terms.
(2) TIFF may disqualify or reject, but is not required to do so, any submission that it determines in its sole discretion, is not in compliance, in whole or in part, with these Terms, and may do so without refunding any or all submission fees paid by the Applicant or returning the Applicant’s DVD submission.

III. SUBMISSION CATEGORIES AND ELIGIBILITY

(1) Films submitted to TIFF for Festival consideration under these Terms must be submitted in one of the categories set out below.
(2) Films that do not meet the eligibility requirements for any of the below categories should not be submitted and will not be considered by TIFF.
(3) For the purpose of the below categories, “Canadian” films are Films that were directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and list Canada as one of the countries of production. All other Films are considered “International” films.
(4) Submission categories:

Category Eligibility requirements
Canadian Features | Longs Métrages Canadien Canadian feature films with runtimes of 50 minutes or longer.
Canadian Documentary Features |
Longs Métrages Documentaire Canadien Canadian documentary feature films with runtimes of 50 minutes or longer.
Canadian Shorts | Courts Métrages Canadien
Canadian films with runtimes of 49 minutes or less.
International Features International feature films with runtimes of 50 minutes or longer.
International Documentary Features International documentary feature films with runtimes of 50 minutes or longer.
International Shorts International films with runtimes of 49 minutes or less.

(5) The Festival is organized into a series of programmes, which are subject to change from year to year but might include, for example: Midnight Madness, City to City, Gala Presentations, etc. TIFF may slot selected films into programmes at its sole and absolute discretion. If the Applicant wishes the Film to be considered for inclusion in the Midnight Madness or the City to City programmes (more information about these programs is available at http://tiff.net/thefestival/filmprogramming/programmes), the Applicant should indicate this in the available spot on the Withoutabox registration form.
(6) TIFF prefers that all short and feature films presented are, at minimum, North American premieres. We will accept submissions that have already premiered in North America, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made.
(7) A Film will not be eligible for consideration and should not be submitted if:
a. the Film was completed prior to September 1, 2014; or
b. the Film was previously submitted to TIFF for Festival consideration.
(8) All Feature Films must be submitted as DVD screeners (as described below). All Short Films must be submitted online via Withoutabox as described below. All selected Films must be available to screen in DCP (Digital Cinema Package) format by August 21, 2015. TIFF may, but is not required to, permit films within the Wavelengths and Cinematheque programmes to be screened in the following alternative formats: (i) 35 mm or (ii) HDCAM. No format exceptions will be made for the Short Cuts programme.

IV. PROCESS FOR SUBMISSION
Submission Procedure
(1) All Films submitted under these Terms must be submitted in accordance with the procedure outlined herein. TIFF may, but is not required to, disqualify or reject any Film that is not submitted in this way.
(2) To submit a film for Festival consideration, an Applicant must: (a) complete the registration process at Withoutabox and pay the required fee as outlined in article V.2 below and (b) provide to TIFF a DVD screener (for Feature Films) or online screener via Withoutabox (for Short Films) for review by TIFF programming staff. TIFF does not accept submissions in any other manner or format, including: content burned to Read/Write (RW) discs, Blu-ray discs or trailers.
(3) Submitted DVDs must:
a. contain one version only of the Film, in the original language of production, with English subtitles if the original language is not English;
b. be formatted in MPEG-2 video for Region 1/North America or Region 0/no region (i.e. the DVD is authored as a video DVD and not burned as a data disc containing Quicktime or other similar file format); screen watermarks are acceptable;
c. be labeled with the following: (i) title, (ii) production company name, phone number and address, (iii) director’s name, (iv) length in minutes, and (v) Withoutabox tracking number;
d. be shipped in accordance with the shipping instructions set out below in sections 8 through 12.
(4) Applicants should test their DVDs thoroughly before submitting them. The Applicant has sole responsibility for ensuring that the submitted DVD screener plays in its entirety on an industry-standard DVD player. If TIFF is unable to view the DVD, TIFF will attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant in order to obtain a replacement DVD.
(5) TIFF will not review multiple versions of a submitted Film. Only one version of the Film may be submitted. If multiple versions are submitted, TIFF will view only the version that was received first.
(6) DVD screeners will not be returned.
(7) TIFF is under no obligation to contact the submitting party and/or refund the submission fee should the applicant not have adhered to rules, set out in Terms and Conditions I and IV.
Shipping Instructions for DVD Screeners
(8) All Films must be sent by way of prepaid shipping. TIFF will not accept collect/cash-on- delivery shipments.
(9) The Festival is not responsible for and will not accept shipments incurring expenses for terminal charges, duties, taxes or customs brokerage. Applicants should clearly indicate on all waybills that transportation and customs charges are to be billed to the sender. Any shipping charges incurred by TIFF will be billed back to the Applicant.
(10) Films should not be shipped in excessive packaging or with any materials other than those requested by TIFF. There is no programming value for DVD submissions arriving in unusual or unorthodox containers.
(11) TIFF is not responsible and bears no liability with respect to clearance of shipments through Canadian customs. However, TIFF recommends that Applicants sending submissions from outside of Canada take the following steps to increase the chance of successful review by Canadian customs:
a. Include three copies of a commercial invoice (declaration of contents) containing the following information:
i. Sender’s name, address and telephone number
ii. Recipient’s address
iii. Title of film and format
iv. Length of film
v. Fair market value (standard is CAD $20)
vi. Country of manufacture
vii. Declaration “Goods on loan for Festival purposes only. No commercial value. Non-pornographic.”
viii. Sender’s signature
b. The commercial invoice should be included with the courier waybill. Applicants shipping via international post should affix a customs declaration label to the outside of the package.

(12) TIFF does not confirm receipt of shipment, and is not responsible for lost or misdirected packages. It is the Applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the submission procedure is complete, and that the DVD screener has been received by TIFF.



V. SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND FEES

(1) In order to be eligible for consideration, DVD submissions must be post-marked or submitted online via Withoutabox, Withoutabox registration completed, and all fees paid, by the deadlines outlined below.
(2) Submission fees for 2015 are as follows:
Category Submission Deadline & Fee Late Submission Deadline & Fee
Canadian Features | Longs Métrages Canadien May 1, 2015
$55.00 May 29, 2015
$155.00
Canadian Documentary Features | Longs Métrages Documentaire Canadien May 1, 2015
$55.00 May 29, 2015
$155.00
Canadian Shorts | Courts Métrages Canadien
May 1, 2015
$25.00 May 29, 2015
$55.00
International Features May 1, 2015
$85.00 May 29, 2015
$115.00
International Documentary Features May 1, 2015
$85.00 May 29, 2015
$115.00
International Shorts May 1, 2015
$55.00 May 29, 2015
$85.00
NOTE: all fees are denoted in Canadian dollars.

(3) TIFF may accept late submissions in its sole and absolute discretion, but an additional submission fee may apply (see V.2).


VI. SELECTION

(1) TIFF will consider for inclusion in the Festival all eligible films that have been submitted by the above deadline and in accordance with these Terms. TIFF reserves the right to consider for inclusion in the Festival, and include in the Festival, films received at any time and through any means, channel or process, including means, channels or processes other than those outlined in these Terms. Nothing in these Terms or otherwise requires TIFF to select for Festival inclusion any of the Films submitted through the process outlined in these Terms.
(2) All selection decisions are at the sole and absolute discretion of TIFF, and are final and unreviewable. TIFF is not required to provide any feedback, comments or reasons, or any other information, regarding the selection or non-selection of any submitted Film or the process by which Films are or have been selected. TIFF is not responsible or liable for its selection decisions; for the contents of any internal comments or feedback regarding the Film that are or may be obtained from the Applicant or anyone else; for any communications by any representative of TIFF relating to the Film or the Festival selection process; for the manner in which the Film shall be, is or was considered and reviewed; or for any failure on the part of the Festival to provide the Applicant or anyone else with information concerning TIFF’s consideration and/or review of the Film.
(3) TIFF will notify by August 11, 2015 all Applicants who have been selected to participate in the Festival. All Applicants who are not selected to participate in the Festival will be contacted by email on or around August 15, 2015. TIFF will contact Applicants using the contact information provided in the Withoutabox registration form. Applicants are responsible for providing correct and functional contact information. TIFF is not responsible for any failed attempts to contact Applicants using the contact information provided.

VII. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, LEGAL CLAIMS AND INDEMNITIES

(1) By submitting the film to TIFF, the Applicant and Film Owners (the “Submitting Parties”) hereby warrant and represent that: (i) the Film is wholly original and is not copied from and does not include any other work that is the subject of copyright or other protection, unless such work is in the public domain or the Submitting Parties have obtained any and all consents, releases, licenses, and other authorizations or waivers of any kind necessary for the inclusion or reproduction of any person, character, location, thing, trade-mark, sound recording, musical composition or other work in the film; (ii) the Film does not defame any person or violate the common law or statutory rights, including, without limitation, the rights of privacy and publicity or any other right of any person; (iii) the Film is not the subject of litigation; (iv) there are no agreements, nor will there be any agreements made subsequent to the date of this Film submission that would or could have the effect of impairing the Submitting Parties’ ability to provide the Film as contemplated herein, or otherwise conflict with any provision of these Terms; and (v) the Submitting Parties have the full right, power and authority to submit the Film to TIFF for Festival consideration, and to grant all of the rights granted hereunder and in the Withoutabox registration form, and there is no obligation or disability which would in any way impair, restrict or impede the Submitting Parties from fully performing all obligations pursuant to the submission and these Terms.
(2) The Submitting Parties agree to indemnify and hold harmless TIFF, its licensees, successors and assigns, and its and their members, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, associates and affiliates (each, a “Releasee”), from any claim, suit, action or other proceeding brought against a Releasee and from any losses, costs, or damages, including the Releasee’s full legal fees and costs, which it may have suffered or incurred or may suffer or incur, directly or indirectly based on, in connection with, or arising from the use and exhibition of the Film submitted by the Applicant or the breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty or other agreement made by the Applicant in these Terms, or in the Applicant’s Withoutabox registration form.
(3) TIFF takes all reasonable anti-piracy precautions. While in TIFF’s possession, all Films are securely stored and regularly inventoried. Access to Films is limited to TIFF staff who require access in order to screen and consider submissions. No duplication and loaning of Films is permitted. By submitting a Film to TIFF, the Submitting Parties hereby release the Releasees from any and all liability in the event of theft, unauthorized access or copying, or any breach of copyright of the submitted Film while it is in TIFF’s possession.


VIII. OTHER

(1) TIFF reserves the right to rule, in its sole discretion, on cases and situations not foreseen by these Terms.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF FILMS THROUGH WITHOUTABOX.COM I. APPLICATION OF THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS (1) The following terms and conditions (the “Terms”) govern the submission of a film (the “Film”) to Toronto International Film Festival Inc. (“TIFF”), through Withoutabox.com (Withoutabox) for consideration for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (the “Festival”). To the extent that this document is inconsistent with any other document prepared by TIFF or anyone else, this document will take precedence. Any questions about these Terms should be directed to submissions@tiff.net. II. SUBMISSION AGREEMENT (1) By submitting a Film to TIFF for Festival consideration, the submitter (the “Applicant”) represents that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Film whose consent is required to submit the Film to TIFF (the “Film Owners”) and screen the Film at the Festival, and has read, understood and agreed to the Terms. (2) TIFF may disqualify or reject, but is not required to do so, any submission that it determines in its sole discretion, is not in compliance, in whole or in part, with these Terms, and may do so without refunding any or all submission fees paid by the Applicant or returning the Applicant’s DVD submission. III. SUBMISSION CATEGORIES AND ELIGIBILITY (1) Films submitted to TIFF for Festival consideration under these Terms must be submitted in one of the categories set out below. (2) Films that do not meet the eligibility requirements for any of the below categories should not be submitted and will not be considered by TIFF. (3) For the purpose of the below categories, “Canadian” films are Films that were directed by a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada and list Canada as one of the countries of production. All other Films are considered “International” films. (4) Submission categories: Category Eligibility requirements Canadian Features | Longs Métrages Canadien Canadian feature films with runtimes of 50 minutes or longer. Canadian Documentary Features | Longs Métrages Documentaire Canadien Canadian documentary feature films with runtimes of 50 minutes or longer. Canadian Shorts | Courts Métrages Canadien Canadian films with runtimes of 49 minutes or less. International Features International feature films with runtimes of 50 minutes or longer. International Documentary Features International documentary feature films with runtimes of 50 minutes or longer. International Shorts International films with runtimes of 49 minutes or less. (5) The Festival is organized into a series of programmes, which are subject to change from year to year but might include, for example: Midnight Madness, City to City, Gala Presentations, etc. TIFF may slot selected films into programmes at its sole and absolute discretion. If the Applicant wishes the Film to be considered for inclusion in the Midnight Madness or the City to City programmes (more information about these programs is available at http://tiff.net/thefestival/filmprogramming/programmes), the Applicant should indicate this in the available spot on the Withoutabox registration form. (6) TIFF prefers that all short and feature films presented are, at minimum, North American premieres. We will accept submissions that have already premiered in North America, but the film’s premiere status will be taken into consideration when final programming decisions are made. (7) A Film will not be eligible for consideration and should not be submitted if: a. the Film was completed prior to September 1, 2014; or b. the Film was previously submitted to TIFF for Festival consideration. (8) All Feature Films must be submitted as DVD screeners (as described below). All Short Films must be submitted online via Withoutabox as described below. All selected Films must be available to screen in DCP (Digital Cinema Package) format by August 21, 2015. TIFF may, but is not required to, permit films within the Wavelengths and Cinematheque programmes to be screened in the following alternative formats: (i) 35 mm or (ii) HDCAM. No format exceptions will be made for the Short Cuts programme. IV. PROCESS FOR SUBMISSION Submission Procedure (1) All Films submitted under these Terms must be submitted in accordance with the procedure outlined herein. TIFF may, but is not required to, disqualify or reject any Film that is not submitted in this way. (2) To submit a film for Festival consideration, an Applicant must: (a) complete the registration process at Withoutabox and pay the required fee as outlined in article V.2 below and (b) provide to TIFF a DVD screener (for Feature Films) or online screener via Withoutabox (for Short Films) for review by TIFF programming staff. TIFF does not accept submissions in any other manner or format, including: content burned to Read/Write (RW) discs, Blu-ray discs or trailers. (3) Submitted DVDs must: a. contain one version only of the Film, in the original language of production, with English subtitles if the original language is not English; b. be formatted in MPEG-2 video for Region 1/North America or Region 0/no region (i.e. the DVD is authored as a video DVD and not burned as a data disc containing Quicktime or other similar file format); screen watermarks are acceptable; c. be labeled with the following: (i) title, (ii) production company name, phone number and address, (iii) director’s name, (iv) length in minutes, and (v) Withoutabox tracking number; d. be shipped in accordance with the shipping instructions set out below in sections 8 through 12. (4) Applicants should test their DVDs thoroughly before submitting them. The Applicant has sole responsibility for ensuring that the submitted DVD screener plays in its entirety on an industry-standard DVD player. If TIFF is unable to view the DVD, TIFF will attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant in order to obtain a replacement DVD. (5) TIFF will not review multiple versions of a submitted Film. Only one version of the Film may be submitted. If multiple versions are submitted, TIFF will view only the version that was received first. (6) DVD screeners will not be returned. (7) TIFF is under no obligation to contact the submitting party and/or refund the submission fee should the applicant not have adhered to rules, set out in Terms and Conditions I and IV. Shipping Instructions for DVD Screeners (8) All Films must be sent by way of prepaid shipping. TIFF will not accept collect/cash-on- delivery shipments. (9) The Festival is not responsible for and will not accept shipments incurring expenses for terminal charges, duties, taxes or customs brokerage. Applicants should clearly indicate on all waybills that transportation and customs charges are to be billed to the sender. Any shipping charges incurred by TIFF will be billed back to the Applicant. (10) Films should not be shipped in excessive packaging or with any materials other than those requested by TIFF. There is no programming value for DVD submissions arriving in unusual or unorthodox containers. (11) TIFF is not responsible and bears no liability with respect to clearance of shipments through Canadian customs. However, TIFF recommends that Applicants sending submissions from outside of Canada take the following steps to increase the chance of successful review by Canadian customs: a. Include three copies of a commercial invoice (declaration of contents) containing the following information: i. Sender’s name, address and telephone number ii. Recipient’s address iii. Title of film and format iv. Length of film v. Fair market value (standard is CAD $20) vi. Country of manufacture vii. Declaration “Goods on loan for Festival purposes only. No commercial value. Non-pornographic.” viii. Sender’s signature b. The commercial invoice should be included with the courier waybill. Applicants shipping via international post should affix a customs declaration label to the outside of the package. (12) TIFF does not confirm receipt of shipment, and is not responsible for lost or misdirected packages. It is the Applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the submission procedure is complete, and that the DVD screener has been received by TIFF. V. SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND FEES (1) In order to be eligible for consideration, DVD submissions must be post-marked or submitted online via Withoutabox, Withoutabox registration completed, and all fees paid, by the deadlines outlined below. (2) Submission fees for 2015 are as follows: Category Submission Deadline & Fee Late Submission Deadline & Fee Canadian Features | Longs Métrages Canadien May 1, 2015 $55.00 May 29, 2015 $155.00 Canadian Documentary Features | Longs Métrages Documentaire Canadien May 1, 2015 $55.00 May 29, 2015 $155.00 Canadian Shorts | Courts Métrages Canadien May 1, 2015 $25.00 May 29, 2015 $55.00 International Features May 1, 2015 $85.00 May 29, 2015 $115.00 International Documentary Features May 1, 2015 $85.00 May 29, 2015 $115.00 International Shorts May 1, 2015 $55.00 May 29, 2015 $85.00 NOTE: all fees are denoted in Canadian dollars. (3) TIFF may accept late submissions in its sole and absolute discretion, but an additional submission fee may apply (see V.2). VI. SELECTION (1) TIFF will consider for inclusion in the Festival all eligible films that have been submitted by the above deadline and in accordance with these Terms. TIFF reserves the right to consider for inclusion in the Festival, and include in the Festival, films received at any time and through any means, channel or process, including means, channels or processes other than those outlined in these Terms. Nothing in these Terms or otherwise requires TIFF to select for Festival inclusion any of the Films submitted through the process outlined in these Terms. (2) All selection decisions are at the sole and absolute discretion of TIFF, and are final and unreviewable. TIFF is not required to provide any feedback, comments or reasons, or any other information, regarding the selection or non-selection of any submitted Film or the process by which Films are or have been selected. TIFF is not responsible or liable for its selection decisions; for the contents of any internal comments or feedback regarding the Film that are or may be obtained from the Applicant or anyone else; for any communications by any representative of TIFF relating to the Film or the Festival selection process; for the manner in which the Film shall be, is or was considered and reviewed; or for any failure on the part of the Festival to provide the Applicant or anyone else with information concerning TIFF’s consideration and/or review of the Film. (3) TIFF will notify by August 11, 2015 all Applicants who have been selected to participate in the Festival. All Applicants who are not selected to participate in the Festival will be contacted by email on or around August 15, 2015. TIFF will contact Applicants using the contact information provided in the Withoutabox registration form. Applicants are responsible for providing correct and functional contact information. TIFF is not responsible for any failed attempts to contact Applicants using the contact information provided. VII. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, LEGAL CLAIMS AND INDEMNITIES (1) By submitting the film to TIFF, the Applicant and Film Owners (the “Submitting Parties”) hereby warrant and represent that: (i) the Film is wholly original and is not copied from and does not include any other work that is the subject of copyright or other protection, unless such work is in the public domain or the Submitting Parties have obtained any and all consents, releases, licenses, and other authorizations or waivers of any kind necessary for the inclusion or reproduction of any person, character, location, thing, trade-mark, sound recording, musical composition or other work in the film; (ii) the Film does not defame any person or violate the common law or statutory rights, including, without limitation, the rights of privacy and publicity or any other right of any person; (iii) the Film is not the subject of litigation; (iv) there are no agreements, nor will there be any agreements made subsequent to the date of this Film submission that would or could have the effect of impairing the Submitting Parties’ ability to provide the Film as contemplated herein, or otherwise conflict with any provision of these Terms; and (v) the Submitting Parties have the full right, power and authority to submit the Film to TIFF for Festival consideration, and to grant all of the rights granted hereunder and in the Withoutabox registration form, and there is no obligation or disability which would in any way impair, restrict or impede the Submitting Parties from fully performing all obligations pursuant to the submission and these Terms. (2) The Submitting Parties agree to indemnify and hold harmless TIFF, its licensees, successors and assigns, and its and their members, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, associates and affiliates (each, a “Releasee”), from any claim, suit, action or other proceeding brought against a Releasee and from any losses, costs, or damages, including the Releasee’s full legal fees and costs, which it may have suffered or incurred or may suffer or incur, directly or indirectly based on, in connection with, or arising from the use and exhibition of the Film submitted by the Applicant or the breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty or other agreement made by the Applicant in these Terms, or in the Applicant’s Withoutabox registration form. (3) TIFF takes all reasonable anti-piracy precautions. While in TIFF’s possession, all Films are securely stored and regularly inventoried. Access to Films is limited to TIFF staff who require access in order to screen and consider submissions. No duplication and loaning of Films is permitted. By submitting a Film to TIFF, the Submitting Parties hereby release the Releasees from any and all liability in the event of theft, unauthorized access or copying, or any breach of copyright of the submitted Film while it is in TIFF’s possession. VIII. OTHER (1) TIFF reserves the right to rule, in its sole discretion, on cases and situations not foreseen by these Terms.