Illawarra Film Festival (5)



Deadlines

20 Feb 2020
Call for entries

01 Jul 2020
Early deadline

15 Aug 2020
Standard deadline

18 Sep 2020
Late deadline

18 Sep 2020
Final deadline

7
hrs

01 Oct 2020
Notification date

22 Oct 2020
26 Oct 2020

Address

Crown St,  2500, Shellharbour and Wollongong, Illawarra, Australia


Festival description
Short film festival >1' 15'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 15'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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Festival start: 22 October 2020      Festival end: 26 October 2020

Screening Australian and International Short Films. Illawarra Film festival (formerly Wollongong Film Festival) is about celebrating women in film both on and off the screen and giving a platform to female film-makers and their stories.
Illawarra Film Festival offers established and emerging film-makers an opportunity to showcase their various talents by accepting all film genres as long as a female-identifying person is in two of the following key positions on the film: Director, Producer, Writer, Lead female Protagonist, Cinematographer, Editor, or Composer, and 50% of cast and crew are female-identifying.

Illawarra Film Festival will be awarding prizes in the following categories:
Best Short Film
Most Empowering Female
Audience Choice Award

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:


• In order to qualify for entry, a female-identifying person is in two of the following key positions on the film: Director, Producer, Writer, Lead female Protagonist, Cinematographer, Editor, or Composer, and 50% of cast and crew are female-identifying.


• Illawarra Film Festival accepts online screeners for submission purposes. Entries should be submitted by secure password-protected internet links to the work on Vimeo.com or YouTube.com. The link must not be visible to the public.


• The filmmaker(s) must secure all rights, licenses, clearances, and releases necessary for the exhibition.


• There are no refunds of entry fees unless the festival has to be cancelled.


• All entry materials become the property of the Illawarra Film Festival for the duration of the festival and will not be returned.


• After you submit your work for review online, the link and password must not expire until after you are notified of the jury panel's selections.


• If entering as a student, a current student ID/enrolment must be supplied via email to iff@giafrino.com


• Works in progress will not be considered for competition or screened at the film festival, please contact the festival if you would like to discuss works in progress.


• Complete film submission information online via Festhome


• Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English.


• Please, do not send elaborate presentation materials, press kits, binders, etc. with your entry, if selected, you have one week from the notification date to supply a press kit with at least two images, a bio, and the film projection file.


• All that is necessary for submission is a synopsis or contextual statement about your work. These are the only items that the programmers will see when they evaluate your submission.


• If you are living/working in a part of the world where an entry fee would prohibit you from submitting your film, contact us at IFF@giafrino.com to request a fee waiver.


• The festival selection committee makes all programming decisions. If accepted, we will notify filmmakers.


• Films not selected will receive notification.


• Be sure to notify us of any other special screening/presentation information we might need to know; this is required no later than one week from selection notification.


• If selected and we do not receive your film projection file and images within the one-week deadline, your film will be removed from the festival, unless we have been contacted and have agreed to an extension.


• You may be requested to supply a DCP file, depending on the venue the selected film will be screened


• Acceptable formats: .MOV file - [Apple ProRes 422HQ 1920×1080 = 1080p] or .MP4 – [H.264 (MPEG-4) 1920x1080], contact us if alternative is needed.


• Films must have been made after the 1st of July 2017


CATEGORIES:


Please select only ONE category for your entry when completing your entry form, and we will enter your film into any other valid category.


AWARDS:


Although the art of filmmaking is not competitive, Illawarra Film Festival will select a winner from each category listed. Best Short Film, Most Empowering Female, and Audience Choice Award.


Before entering you agree you have carefully read and understood the complete rules of the festival. You attest that you hold the exhibition rights to the film/video being entered. If accepted, you grant permission to Illawarra Film Festival to show your film/video for the duration of the film festival and to use it for promotional purposes for the festival.

  

 
  

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