2nd Annual

Vancouver Filmdance Festival

April 27, 2018 to April 28, 2018

International
Film
Video
Short
Feature
Competition
Film Market
Submit Online
Festival's Headquarters: 145 Chadwick Ct #220, North Vancouver
Festival's Event: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver
Vancouver BC BC V7M 3K2
Canada
Phone: +1-917-507-4889
usacinemala@gmail.com
http://vancouverfilmdancefestiva...

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
Any Feature can be considered to this Category.
Short
Any Short can be considered to this Category.
Documentary
Any Documentary can be considered to this Category.
Screenplay
Any Screenplay can be considered to this Category.
Short Experimental
Any Short film under 60 min. can be considered to this category.
Feature Experimental
Any Experimental all lengths can be considered to this category.
Industrial
Any Industrial Film all lengths can be considered to this category.
Multimedia
Any Multimedia Film all lengths can be considered to this category.
Music
Any Music all lengths can be considered to this category.
Video
Any Video Film all lengths can be considered to this category.
Narrative Fiction
Any Narrative Fiction all lengths can be considered to this category.
Web/New Media - any duration
Any Web/New Media all lengths can be considered to this category.
Stage Play - any duration
Any Stage Play all lengths can be considered to this category.
Trailer
Any Trailer can be considered to this category.
Sport
Any Sport Film all lengths can be considered to this category.
Television
Any Television all lengths can be considered to this category.
Art
Any Art Film all lengths can be considered to this category.
History
Any History Film all lengths can be considered to this category.
Student film
Any Student film all lengths can be considered to this category.
Microcinema
Any Microcinema Film all lengths can be considered to this category.
News
Any News all lengths can be considered to this category.
Animation
Any Animation all lengths can be considered to this category.
Buddhist
Any Buddhist Film can be considered to this Category.
Experimental
Any Experimental Film can be considered to this Category.
Children Film
Any Children Film can be considered to this Category.
Adult
Any Adult Film can be considered to this Category.
History Film
Any History Film can be considered to this Category.
Hollywood Film
Any Hollywood Film can be considered to this Category.
Youth
Any Youth Film can be considered to this Category.
Biography
Any Biography can be considered to this Category.
Women
Any film made by Women can be considered to this Category.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Note: For getting Fee Waivers - please contact us: usacinemala@gmail.com

Vancouver Filmdance Festival annually take place in central Vancouver: 27th April - 28th April 2018.
The Vancity Theatre also hosts the Vancouver International Film Festival, one of largest North America’s film festivals.

Location:
Festival's headquarters: 145 Chadwick Ct #220, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3K2, Canada
Festival's Event: Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St, Vancouver BC V6B 2E8, Canada

The main goal of Vancouver Filmdance Festival is to present the most exciting and inspiring new works on film being made today.
And equally, to promote an understanding and appreciation of the world through moving pictures.

Vancouver Filmdance Festival is one of the Vancouver's biggest film events.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Vancouver Filmdance Festival is a portal for audiences to discover the real world of film that exists beyond regular film exhibition.

Vancouver Filmdance Festival primarily supports outstanding new talent and established talent that has not received deserved exposure in the Canada.
Vancouver Filmdance Festival considers narrative, documentary and animated films, in feature-length and short formats, and in multiple genres and from all countries.
The full programme for Vancouver Filmdance Festival is online at http://vancouverfilmdancefestival.com/PROGRAMS.

Awards are determined by a jury of industry veterans.
Awards are given in these categories for cinematic excellence:

- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Feature
- Best Documentary Feature
- Discovery Award
- Best Short
- Best Short
- Best Music Video

ORGANIZERS

Alex King (Director); Rocelyn Albano (Festival Coordinator)

GENERAL RULES

Rules & Terms

Vancouver Filmdance Festival annually take place in central Vancouver from 20 January to 22 January 2017.

1. Submission Deadlines
Submissions will be accepted from Withoutabox

2. Submission Format
Films must be submitted EITHER via online screener if the size is less then 5GB or by DCP. The tracking number, film title, film category and running time must be clearly labeled on the DCP. Please avoid stickers on the cover. Submitted copies will not be returned.

3. Submission Eligibility
- There is no premiere policy for short films and music videos.
- Works-in-progress and films with distribution are accepted.

4. Premiere Status
- There is no Premiere policy for short films and music videos, they may have screened at other Festivals and/or online.

5. Submission Fee
All submissions for Vancouver Filmdance Festival are to be paid by credit card. The submission fee is non-refundable.

6. Shipping
All shipping and postage costs for the submission package and, if the film is selected for the Festival, for all DVDs and additional materials sent to and returned from Vancouver Filmdance Festival must be borne by the submitting party. Vancouver Filmdance Festival will not accept Cash On Delivery shipments. Vancouver Filmdance Festival will not absorb any fees incurred in USA customs. All charges must be pre-paid. Vancouver Filmdance Festival will not accept submissions if customs and delivery fees have not been paid by the submitting party.

Submission packages from outside the USA must be labeled 'Trade Sample' on any customs label and, for customs purposes, must be given a value of no more than US$10.

7. Selection of Films
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
- Quality of narrative and production values
- Independent nature of the production

8. Notification
Vancouver Filmdance Festival endeavours to complete all selection procedures by 31 November, 2016 and inform all submitting parties, in writing, if their film has been successful or not after that time. Successful submissions will receive an online Filmmaker Festival Pack that will include important information on shipping the DCP to the Festival, press and publicity, guest accreditation, contact information and how to make the most of participating in the Festival.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

9. Festival Screenings
Selected films MUST provide a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) in order to be screened at the Vancouver Filmdance Festival, as well as a back-up Blu-ray. The film title MUST be clearly labeled on the DCP and Blu-ray.

Blu-ray will be used as back-up only. Please clearly label whether your film is PAL or NTSC. Our facilities do NOT support DVD, tape, 35mm, Super 16mm, 8mm or double-head formats.

A selected DCP must be received at Vancouver Filmdance Festival no later than 30 days prior to its scheduled screening date.

Our partner cinema uses pin sharp Sony 4K Digital Cinema projection, making DCP screenings look incredible. Vancouver Filmdance Festival aspires to provide the best quality projection possible but will not be held liable for any failure in the technical quality of the projection, nor will fees be refunded in any such case. Vancouver Filmdance Festival assumes that the submitting party or filmmaker(s) or entrant(s) or print source company has insured for damage and loss of the festival DCP.

10. Scheduling
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of Vancouver Filmdance Festival. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, USA reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.

No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.

11. Festival Awards
Jury prizes for Feature Films: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Actress, Discovery Awards, Best Film.

Jury prizes for Short Films: Best Short, Best Short.

If shortlisted for a Jury prize, additional preview copies of the film must be provided or authorised by the submitting party if requested by Vancouver Filmdance Festival.