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Edinburgh International Film Festival

68 Annual June 18, 2014 to June 29, 2014

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SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Fiction
The Edinburgh International Film Festival seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work.

EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.

ALL FEATURE FICTION FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES.

NOTE: WE ONLY ACCEPT DVD SCREENERS.

Work that has previously been publicly screened or broadcast in Britain will not be accepted. This includes online screenings. Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. tourism, charitable appeals, etc.).

EIFF regards a Feature Film as over 30 minutes.
Feature Documentary
In 1947, the Edinburgh International Film Festival began life as a documentary festival. As such, non-fiction filmmaking always has a special place in our hearts.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work.

EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.

ALL FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES.

EIFF ONLY ACCEPTS DVD SCREENERS.

Work that has previously been publicly screened or broadcast in Britain will not be accepted. This includes online screenings. Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. tourism, charitable appeals, etc.).

EIFF regards a Feature Film as over 30 minutes.
British Short Animation
The Edinburgh International Film Festival seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work.

EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.

THERE IS NO PREMIERE RULE WITH REGARDS SHORT ANIMATION SUBMISSIONS.

There are no theatrical premier restrictions for short animated films at EIFF. To clarify, if your short animation has premiered at another Festival, it will be considered for selection at EIFF.

Short Animated Films freely available online are ineligible for submission.

EIFF ONLY ACCEPTS SUBMISSIONS VIA DVD SCREENERS.

Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. tourism, charitable appeals, etc.).

EIFF regards a short film as 30 minutes and under.
Short Fiction
Edinburgh International Film Festival invites submissions of short-form works that suffuse originality, ambition and aesthetic innovation. We are seeking the new generation of strong cinematic voices that explore individual and collective stories, narratives, threads and vital and exciting ideas through their work.

Short films that make us think and feel differently; proffering layers of interpretation and insight, original perspectives and pioneering techniques of interrogation of themes and issues both familiar and uncommon. Work that exudes confidence and panache and tests the parameters of the format while reveling in the particular advantages of a compact format. Submissions that collapse the space between documentary and fiction, and work shot on real film particularly welcome.

ALL SHORT FICTION FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES.

EIFF ONLY ACCEPTS DVD SCREENER SUBMISSIONS.

Work that is screening, or has been screened, online will NOT be considered.

Work that has been broadcast on TV in the UK will NOT be considered.

Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. tourism, charitable appeals, etc.).

EIFF regards a short film as 30 minutes and under.
Short Documentary
In 1947, the Edinburgh International film Festival started life as a documentary film festival. As such, non-fiction filmmaking has always held a special place in our hearts.

The Edinburgh International Film Festival seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work.

EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.

ALL SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES.

EIFF ONLY ACCEPTS SUBMISSIONS BY DVD SCREENER.

Work that is screening, or has been screened, online will NOT be considered.

Work that has been publicly broadcast in the UK will NOT be considered.

Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. tourism, charitable appeals, etc.).

EIFF regards a short film as 30 minutes and under.

Feature Experimental
The Edinburgh International Film Festival seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work.

EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.

ALL FEATURE EXPERIMENTAL FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES.

EIFF ONLY ACCEPTS SUBMISSIONS BY DVD SCREENER.

Work that has previously been publicly screened or broadcast in Britain will not be accepted. This includes online screenings. Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. tourism, charitable appeals, etc.).

EIFF regards a Feature Film as over 30 minutes.
Short Experimental
The Edinburgh International Film Festival seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work.

EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.

ALL SHORT EXPERIMENTAL FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES.

EIFF ONLY ACCEPTS SUBMISSIONS BY DVD SCREENER.

Work that is screening, or has been screened, online will NOT be considered.

Work that has been broadcast in the UK will NOT be considered.

Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. tourism, charitable appeals, etc.).

EIFF regards a short film as 30 minutes and under.

Feature Animation
The Edinburgh International Film Festival seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work.

EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.

ALL FEATURE ANIMATION FILMS MUST BE AT LEAST UK PREMIERES.

EIFF ONLY ACCEPTS SUBMISSIONS BY DVD SCREENER.

Work that has previously been publicly screened or broadcast in Britain will not be accepted. This includes online screenings. Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. tourism, charitable appeals, etc.).

EIFF regards a Feature Film as over 30 minutes.
World & International Short Animation
The Edinburgh International Film Festival seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work.

EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.

THERE IS NO PREMIERE RULE WITH REGARDS SHORT ANIMATION SUBMISSIONS.

EIFF ONLY ACCEPTS SUBMISSIONS BY DVD SCREENER.

Work that is screening, or has been screened, online will NOT be considered.

Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. tourism, charitable appeals, etc.).

EIFF regards a short film as 30 minutes and under.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
EIFF seeks to represent the most innovative and adventurous developments in world cinema, to bring worthy filmmakers to local and worldwide attention, and to provide a forum for appreciative and informed discussion of their work.

EIFF is especially interested in films by emerging filmmakers whose work manifests stylistic boldness, strength of form, and the ambition to use the medium in a way that resists cliché.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Give your film the best start...

Submit your film to Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Successful submissions will be showcased before public and industry audiences at the 2014 edition of one of the world's most repsected film festivals. What better way to start your new film on its path in life?

The longest continually running film festival in the world, Edinburgh International Film Festival is now preparing its 68th edition. Over the years, EIFF has continued to bring UK audiences the most innovative and exciting films from around the world.

Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and a delightful place in which to showcase and discover new cinema. The 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival, a 12-day event, will take place from 18 to 29 June 2014.

All films selected for the EIFF programme, with the exception of short animation films, must be UK premieres. EIFF is also noted for presenting world, international and European premieres.

EIFF will not consider any film that has already had a public screening within the UK. The only exception to this rule is in the case of short animation films, which can be considered even if they have had a previous UK screening.

EIFF will not consider any film that has been publicly made available online.

Submissions are open from 1 November 2013.

ORGANIZERS
Diane Henderson (Deputy Artistic Director) ; Diane Henderson (Head of Programming - EIFF) ; Jessie Moroney ; Magdalena Paduch (Submissions Assistant) ; Neil Fox (Projects Coordinator) ; Ruth Johnston (Submissions Assistant) ; Sara Ameti (Submissions Assistant)

GENERAL RULES
The Festival is committed to screening high quality new film and video work in all genres from around the world.

- ALL FILMS MUST BE UK PREMIERES (Please Note: this rule does NOT apply to Short Animation submissions).

- Work that has previously been publicly screened or broadcast in the UK will not be accepted (Please Note: this rule does NOT apply to Short Animation submissions).

- ANY film that is screening, or has been screened, online will not be considered.

- Promotional films are not eligible (e.g. tourism, charitable appeals, etc.).

- All submitted films should be no more than 12 months old by June 2014.

- EIFF regard a Short film as 30 minutes or under and a Feature film as over 30 minutes.

- EIFF ONLY ACCEPTS SUBMISSIONS BY DVD SCREENER.

- EIFF will not consider previously submitted work unless it has been considerably re-edited/re-shot. If you are unsure, it probably means it hasn't been changed enough. Please include a cover letter with details of the changes made. If we already viewed your film as a rough cut last year, we usually will not consider it for the following year.

- The final selection of all films presented at the Festival and their placement in the programme is the responsibility of the Artistic Director.

- There are three submissions deadlines:
Earlybird - Tuesday 17th December 2013
Regular - Tuesday 4th February 2014
Late - Tuesday 18th February 2014
These are POSTMARK DEADLINES and reflect the date by which you must send your submission. However, please do send your submission as soon as possible. Please make sure you submit the correct fee for your submission.

- ALL SUBMISSIONS TO EIFF MUST BE ON DVD. We accept DVD PAL and DVD NTSC. You must label the disk with the film’s title and WAB tracking number. We can not preview on U-matic or Beta SP. Please note, multiple submissions must be on individual DVDs - e.g. 1 DVD per film submission.

- Further rules, regulations and FAQs can be found on our website www.edfilmfest.org.uk/submissions


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

If my film is accepted to screen at EIFF: * I agree to a short extract (max. 3 minutes) being included in a radio, TV or video programme or in a cinema trailer for the EIFF; to additional public screenings of my film at the EIFF and to my film being given a press/industry screening at the EIFF. * I confirm the film has not and will not be screened in the UK before the festival in June 2014. * I consent to the submission of my film for consideration in any awards that may be made in the context of the EIFF. I certify that all rights and clearances have been obtained. * I certify that I will not withdraw my film from the EIFF after acceptance by the EIFF selection board. * I have read and agree to abide by the Rules and Regulations of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. * I confirm that the above information is correct to the best of my knowledge If you do not wish to be kept up to date with EIFF news then please email wabunsubscribe@edfilmfest.org.uk with your full name, title of your film submission and WAB tracking number.