12th Annual

Santa Monica International Film Festival

December 09, 2017 to December 09, 2017

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Laemmle Film Center
1332 2nd Street
Santa Monica CA 90401
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info@smff.org
http://www.smff.org

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.

U.S. Narrative Feature Films
American Narrative Feature Films are over 30 min. in length and the director is based in the US. Premiere status is taken into account for all sections, and films that have not yet screened in the US are given priority.
U.S. Short Films
Shorts can be narrative and/or animation as long as they are under 30 min. in length.
U.S. Documentary Feature Films
American Documentary Feature Films are over 30 min. in length and the director is based in the US. Premiere status is taken into account for all sections, and films that have not yet screened in the US are given priority.
U.S. Documentary Short Films
Documentary under 30 min. in length.
International Narrative Feature Films
International Narrative Feature Films are over 30 min. in length and directed by a filmmaker based outside of the US. Premiere status is taken into account for all sections, and films that have not yet screened in the US are given priority.
International Documentary Feature Films
International Documentary Feature Films are over 30 min. in length and the director is based outside of the US. Premiere status is taken into account for all sections, and films that have not yet screened in the US are given priority.
International Short Films
International Shorts can be narrative and/or animation as long as they are under 30 min. in length.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Santa Monica International Film Festival (#SMFF) is Santa Monica's celebration of cinema from emerging filmmakers to modern masters. #SMFF 2017 will be held at the Laemmle Film Center in downtown Santa Monica, CA on December 9th.

Filmmakers may submit films via @withoutabox using
Deadline Waiver: MBHZQ2I

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Established is 2006, each year the entertainment community and film fans around the world turn their attention to the Santa Monica International Film Festival. Interest and anticipation builds to a fevered pitch leading up to the SMFF, when movie lovers watch films, attend the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in independent filmmaking.

Filmmakers may submit films via @withoutabox using
Deadline Waiver: MBHZQ2I

FINAL DEADLINE
October 10, 2017
SHORTS $55
FEATURES $75

NOTIFICATION DATE
November 9, 2017

FESTIVAL DATE
December 9, 2017

ORGANIZERS

Nicola Carbonetta (Development Director)

GENERAL RULES

* All feature length films are preferred to be Los Angeles premieres. Films are eligible for consideration if they have screened or are planning to screen in the Greater Los Angeles area prior to SANTA MONICA FILM FESTIVAL.

* For short films, there is no premiere requirement (films can have already played in the Los Angeles area and can appear online before the festival and are still eligible for consideration).

* Films that are 30 minutes or longer in length are considered feature films. Anything under 30 minutes is considered a short film.

* We welcome submissions via the Withoutabox secure online screener system only.

* More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form and entry fee.

* Rough cuts and works-in-progress are eligible for entry if the final cut will be available by Festival date. However, please be aware that our programming department may not be able to re-screen your film if you send a final cut after submitting a rough cut. To avoid confusion throughout the screening review process, we would prefer that you only send us ONE version of your film and preferably the final version.

* The entry fee is non-refundable.

* We offer a limited amount of fee waivers each year for SANTA MONICA FILM FESTIVAL alumns. If you are an alum, you can write to info@smfff.org to request a fee waiver before the final deadline.

* All film entries selected for the Festival grant SANTA MONICA FILM FESTIVAL the rights to use footage, stills and/or titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.

* All films submitted must be free from any legal disputes and the filmmaker must have cleared all rights for music and exhibition.

* SANTA MONICA FILM FESTIVAL reserves the right to change any information contained in this document (including Festival dates, venues, events, awards and eligibility requirements) without further notice.

* All filmmakers will be notified of their status by Sept 18 via email. Please keep us informed of any changes regarding your contact information by emailing info@smff.org

* Due to the number of submissions, SANTA MONICA FILM FESTIVAL cannot provide feedback on any entries.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

*I hereby grant the SANTA MONICA FILM FESTIVAL ("Festival") 2017, all rights necessary to exhibit and promote the above-referenced film at the 2017 Festival. I represent that such exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights whatsoever (including copyright, trademark, musical or contract right) of any person or entity. I further represent that I am authorized to submit the above-referenced film and, if selected, will deliver the screening print to the Festival office no later than 14 days prior to festival. Additionally, I indemnify the Festival from any and all claims, demands, losses, costs, damages, and attorney's fee arising out of or in connection with third parties in regards to the screening of said film. Further, I hereby agree that I have read and agree to the Rules and Regulations for submissions to SANTA MONICA FILM FESTIVAL.