LA Shorts Fest


CALL FOR ENTRIES

   *Please read the following submission requirements
     carefully before you complete the online entry form.


2008
Submission Requirements:

  • All films submitted regardless if they are selected for the Festival, will be listed on our web site. You will also have the opportunity to upload a trailer or clip of your film.
  • Films must have been completed after Jan, 1, 2007
  • All non-English films must have English sub-titles.
  • Films must be submitted on DVD or ½” VHS tape (NTSC or PAL).
  • Works-in-progress will be considered, provided they will be completed prior to the Festival
  • Preview DVD should be labeled with the title, running-time and contact email and phone number.
  • Publicity stills - If your film is selected we will ask you to email us a still image.
  • All films selected for the Festival grant LA Shorts Fest the rights to use DVD and press materials from the film for promotional purposes.
  • LA Shorts Fest is permitted to retain DVD copies of each film selected as part of our festival library and for media educational use.
  • Though not a requirement, we prefer that shorts NOT screened in Los Angeles,     Orange or Ventura County. Our selection committee will factor in previous            screenings in the Los Angeles area when determining a films selection.
  • You may submit more than one film, but each one must be on a separate DVD and must be accompanied by its own completed submission form and entry fee.
  • The Festival will not confirm receipt of film submitted by telephone or email. If you would like to make sure that we received your submission, please enclose a self-address, stamped postcard which we will send back to you as your confirmation.

Deadlines:

  • Films must be received by the following deadline dates:
    • Early Bird Savings Deadline – March 26, 2008
    • Regular Deadline – April 25, 2008
    • Final Extended Deadline – May 26, 2008

Fees:

  • Shorts under 30 minutes, for each entry:
        •     Early Bird Savings Deadline: $39
        •     Regular Deadline: $49
        •     Final Extended Deadline: $59
  • Long shorts 30 to 60 minutes, for each entry:
        •     Early Bird Savings Deadline: $49
        •     Regular Deadline: $59
        •     Final Extended Deadline: $69
  • Checks or money orders made payable to: LA Shorts Fest
  • Foreign entry fees should be drawn on money orders or traveler's checks in U.S. dollars. Only through a U.S. affiliated bank.
  • All fees are non-refundable
  • Write title of film on check or money order
  • Entries will not be viewed without entry fee payment

Selection:

  • Film selection for the festival will be made by the Festival Committee.
  • The entrant will be responsible for ALL SHIPPING FEES.
  • All filmmakers will be notified via email of acceptance.
  • The LA Shorts Fest cannot be held liable for print/video materials which may be lost or damaged.
  • If your film is ACCEPTED in to the festival and your screening format is Beta SP or Digital Beta, it must be in NTSC.

Awards:

  • Winners considered for Academy Award nominations

     The following awards will be presented:

    •  Best of Fest (Academy Qualifying)
    •  Best Foreign Film (Academy Qualifying)
    •  Best Drama (Academy Qualifying)
    •  Best Comedy (Academy Qualifying)
    •  Best Animation (Academy Qualifying)
    •  Best Experimental (Academy Qualifying)
    •  Best Documentary (Not recognize by Academy)

Return of Preview DVD:

  • If you would like your DVD returned please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Check List:

  •  Entry fee (write title of film on check)
  •  DVD  labeled with contact information (phone number and email)
  • Include a print out of the confirmation email you receive (after you submit the online entry form) with your entry
  • If you would like to make sure that we received your submission, please enclose a self-address, stamped postcard which we will send back to you.
  • If film was shot as a college or high school project, please indicate with label on DVD

Send Materials To:
LA Shorts Fest
1610 Argyle Ave. #113
Hollywood, CA 90028

 

 

 


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