Sunday, January 9, 2011

2011 Kansas City FilmFest Submission Deadline - 01/15/2011

For Online Submissions: Click Here
If not entering online, mail:
  • DVD (region 1) of entry,
  • Completed and signed application form (if completed online, include copy).
  • Check/money order payable to the KC Jubilee, if not paying by credit card online.
  • Mail to: Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, 4826 W. 77th Terrace, Prairie Village, KS 66208-4321.
Event:
The Kansas City FilmFest is the new combined festival of the KC Filmmakers Jubilee and FilmFestKC. It celebrates the creativity and hard work of filmmakers in the KC area and from around the world. It is a juried showcase of films and media, seminars, panels and receptions to be presented April 6-10, 2011.
Eligibility:
US / International Short Films Division – Open
  • Anyone, any age, any country is welcome to enter.
  • Work will be classified as a competitive or non-competitive entry at the sole discretion of the Jubilee.
  • No public screening should have been held in the KC Metro Area.
  • Instructional, institutional, industrial/corporate, promotional or marketing works are NOT eligible.
  • The Jubilee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any work, reject any submission, and rule on cases not foreseen by these guidelines.
  • Submission of the entry form implies acceptance of the Rules and Regulations by all producers, directors and/or their agents submitting material.
Heartland Open
  • Any resident of Missouri or Kansas, any age.
  • Work will be classified as a competitive or non-competitive entry at the sole discretion of the Jubilee.
  • No public screening in the KC Metro Area between January 1 and April 10, 2011 (not including cast & crew only screenings) to be eligible for prizes.
  • Instructional, institutional, industrial/corporate, promotional or marketing works are NOT eligible.
  • The Jubilee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any work, reject any submission, and rule on cases not foreseen by these guidelines.
Heartland Student
  • Any resident of Missouri or Kansas, any age.
  • Fulltime college (undergrad or graduate), high school or middle school students in school outside MO or KS.
  • Fulltime students in school outside MO or KS area must have a parent or guardian living in MO or KS.
  • Work will be classified as a competitive or non-competitive entry at the sole discretion of the Jubilee.
  • No public screening in the KC Metro Area between January 1 and April 10, 2011 (not including cast & crew only screenings).
  • Instructional, institutional, industrial/corporate, promotional or marketing works are NOT eligible.
  • The Jubilee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any work, reject any submission, and rule on cases not foreseen by these guidelines.
CinemaJAZZ Division – Open
  • Anyone, any age, any country is welcome to enter.
  • Work will be classified as a competitive or non-competitive entry at the sole discretion of the Jubilee.
  • No public screening should have been held in the KC Metro Area.
  • Instructional, institutional, industrial/corporate, promotional or marketing works are NOT eligible.
  • The Jubilee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any work, reject any submission, and rule on cases not foreseen by these guidelines.
  • Submission of the entry form implies acceptance of the Rules and Regulations by all producers, directors and/or their agents submitting material. The Jubilee reserves the right to reject any submission.
Genres
Fiction (drama / comedy), experimental, animation, documentary, music video. Fiction, experimental or animated works may be original or adapted from a previous published source. All footage must be original. Documentaries may include footage from other sources. Experimental works should have NO narrative thread. Music videos should have all releases and clearances.
Judging
Judging: Preliminary Judging will be completed in February 2011. Final judging will occur in April 2011. Applicants will be informed of the screening status of their project no later than February 28, 2011.
Prizes
  • “Best of Fest” selected from the first place short films of each genre of the Heartland and US/International Divisions, and the Best Student Film.
  • “First place” or “Best of” category will be awarded in each genre and division for shorts and features. Special mention recognition can also be conferred by the juries.
  • Prize values to be determined depending on available prize sponsors.
Submission Guidelines
  • Judging formats : DVD / Region 1 (formatted in MPEG video Region 1/North America) only. NEW this year – Upload your screener in digital format. It will be encoded and made secure for viewing only by festival personnel. For complete info see details at www.kcjubilee.org. Uploading will also save you on shipping and $5 on entry fee listed below.
  • Exhibition formats: 35 mm, digital file or Blu-ray( NO PAL)
  • Works in progress will NOT be considered for or screened at Kansas City FilmFest.
  • Receipt Deadlines & Fees: All work must be completed and received no later than February 4, 2011. NO FEE WAIVERS!
Deadlines/Fees:
US/International Open
Withoutabox
  • September 15, 2010: $20 Shorts / $40 Features
  • December 15, 2010: $35 Shorts / $60 Features
  • January 15, 2011: $40 Shorts / $70 Features
  • February 4, 2011: $50 Shorts / $80 Features
Standard
  • September 15, 2010: $25 Shorts / $45 Features
  • December 15, 2010: $40 Shorts / $65 Features
  • January 15, 2011: $45 Shorts / $75 Features
  • February 4, 2011: $55 Shorts / $85 Features
Heartland Open
Withoutabox
  • September 15, 2010: $20 Shorts / $30 Features
  • December 15, 2010: $25 Shorts / $40 Features
  • January 15, 2011: $35 Shorts / $50 Features
  • February 4, 2011: $45 Shorts / $60 Features
Standard
  • September 15, 2010: $25 Shorts / $35 Features
  • December 15, 2010: $30 Shorts / $45 Features
  • January 15, 2011: $40 Shorts / $55 Features
  • February 4, 2011: $50 Shorts / $65 Features
Heartland Student – College
Withoutabox
  • September 15, 2010: $10
  • December 15, 2010: $15
  • January 15, 2011: $20
  • February 4, 2011: $25
Standard
  • September 15, 2010: $15
  • December 15, 2010: $20
  • January 15, 2011: $25
  • February 4, 2011: $30
CinemaJAZZ Open
Withoutabox
  • September 15, 2010: $20 Shorts / $40 Features
  • December 15, 2010: $35 Shorts / $60 Features
  • January 15, 2011: $40 Shorts / $70 Features
  • February 4, 2011: $50 Shorts / $80 Features
Standard
  • September 15, 2010: $25 Shorts / $45 Features
  • December 15, 2010: $40 Shorts / $65 Features
  • January 15, 2011: $45 Shorts / $75 Features
  • February 4, 2011: $55 Shorts / $85 Features
Completion Date: Film or Video must have been completed since January 1, 2009.
Foreign Language Films: All works must be in English, subtitled or dubbed in English.
Rights & Clearances: Filmmaker must secure all rights, licenses, clearances and releases necessary for exhibition and sign the entry form.
Multiple entries: Separate entry form for each submission. One entry per DVD. Labeled with title, running time, director’s name.
Returns: All entry materials become the property of the KC Filmmakers Jubilee and will NOT be returned. No refunds. By submitting this material you acknowledge the Jubilee’s right to copy any submitted material for the Jubilee’s non-commercial use only.
Agreements
If your film or video is accepted for screening at the FilmFest, you agree to and understand the following:
Format: You agree to provide the festival an exhibition copy of the entry on the format indicated on the entry form. If your exhibition format is DVD, Blu-ray or digital file, it must be received by March 1, 2011 so we can make the program reels. Film prints must be sent to arrive by April 1, 2011.
Shipping: You are responsible for the arrangements and cost of shipping the exhibition copy to the Jubilee. The Jubilee will pay for outgoing shipping. The Jubilee will not pay for the cost of overnight shipping.
Publicity: Upon request, you will supply the Jubilee with stills and other press materials. You should be available for interviews prior to and during the Jubilee.
Loss & Damage: Every precaution will be taken to safeguard films, videos and publicity materials while they are in the possession of the Jubilee. However if loss or damage occurs, the Jubilee cannot accept or assume responsibility.

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