Saturday, March 30, 2013

Call for entries: Animated Shorts

Hello, KC Animators ,
We have a call for entries with a focus on Animated Shorts and we would like to invite you and your readers to enter.

The FilmDayton Festival will focus on several categories, including Animated Shorts,  Ohio Shorts, Horror Shorts, Experimental Shorts, and Documentary Shorts.

The entry deadline is May 1, 2013 (early bird discount for entries before April 1). For more info, visit and our online submission page at

Selections will be shown during the FilmDayton Festival, August 23-25, in Dayton, Ohio.

Official release and category info are below. Let us know if you have any questions.

Megan Cooper, FilmDayton Executive Director
David Temmesfeld, Festival Shorts Coordinator
Patrice Hall, Festival Marketing Coordinator
More information:
Experience the 2013 Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival (August 23-25, 2013)


Regional Festival Announces Open Call for Shorts
2013 Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival welcomes shorts from all genres to submit for the summer festival

For Press Information, contact Megan Cooper:

Details available at:

For More Information on Applying, contact David Temmesfeld, Festival Shorts Coordinator:  

March 4, 2013 (Dayton) – The 2013 Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival is the first year in the five year festival history when they are accepting submissions. In past years, the Dayton-based fest has featured such great films as Daughters of the Dust, Winter's Bone, Bilal's Stand, Marwencol, Compliance, Tchoupitoulas, Trash Dance and many more. After establishing a following as a festival with high standards, savvy audiences, quality films, interesting panels, and great hospitality to filmmakers, FilmDayton has announced they are opening the festival programming up for submissions.

Features remain invitation-only, but short films may be submitted for consideration in the following genres:

Narrative Shorts

Whether it's comedy, drama or romance – send it in for Narrative Shorts. If it's under 30 minutes and tells a great narrative story – this is for you. (Note: Comedy Shorts under 5 minutes should be considered for submission to "Flick My Clip" – a selection of super short comedy films curated by Ryan Singer. Separate submission process announced soon.)

Documentary Shorts
There are new trends in documentary and we encourage you to show us how you tell a story. Submit your under 30 minute documentary to the FilmDayton Festival. With Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, and Jim Klein (among many others) as some of our local documentarians, the FilmDayton community knows and LOVES docs! Come join us.

Ohio Shorts
FilmDayton is Ohio Proud! We're ready to show off our regional talent with a dedicated Ohio Shorts screening. Anything goes here – if it's good and it's got a significant Ohio connection (filmed in Ohio, written by resident, directed by native, stars local graduate, etc) – it could get seen at the FilmDayton Festival as part of Ohio Shorts.

Horror Shorts
Did you know that Dayton has an exciting underground horror community with a national following?!? Regular screenings and the annual Horror-rama mean our audiences know and love the genre. Submit your under 30 minute horror/thriller fare for consideration for the FilmDayton Festival.

Experimental/Animation Shorts
We love the feeling that a good film can elicit. Sure, sometimes that's with a great storyline, but sometimes it's from the surreal, the abstract, the animated and the otherwise created. If you've got an experimental or animated short under 30 minutes, submit it for consideration to FilmDayton.

Submission Details:
The festival will be Friday, August 23 – Sunday, August 25 with the majority of the screenings at The Neon in downtown Dayton. In addition to features and shorts, the festival also includes panel discussions, Q&As, workshops, a Pitch-It competition, and social/networking opportunities. If selected as a festival favorite, films may be shown at a later date as "The Best of the Fest."

The short film must be under 30 minutes (shorter films given higher priority) and completed since January 2011. Judging criteria includes (but is not limited to) story, cinematography, editing, continuity and an overall rating. Filmmakers will not receive their score sheets, but will be informed if they are accepted into the festival by July 15, 2013.
•    Early Bird (submitted by 4/1/2013): $30,         $25 Withoutabox submission
•    Regular Deadline (submitted by 5/1/2013): $40,     $35 Withoutabox submission
•    Late Fee (submitted by 6/1/2013): $50,         $45 Withoutabox submission

All this information and more is available at and our online submission page at

Megan Cooper, FilmDayton Executive Director
David Temmesfeld, Festival Shorts Coordinator
Patrice Hall, Festival Marketing Coordinator
More information:
Experience the 2013 Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival (August 23-25, 2013)

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