Windsor International Film Festival

WIFF 'Local' 2013

Submission Rules and Regulations for WIFF 'Local' 2013

November 5-10, 2013

1. OBJECTIVES: WIFF is a not-for-profit organization enriching audiences across Windsor-Essex and Greater Detroit by showcasing Canadian, local, and international feature films of artistic and cultural significance. As part of its mandate, WIFF is committed to promoting and fostering local films and filmmakers. The 48-hour FlickFest, for example, was initiated as a vehicle for local emerging film artists to showcase their talents. WIFF also supports Windsor-Essex filmmakers by welcoming short and feature film submissions for programming consideration to the core festival. Films will be selected on the basis of quality and originality, and their ability to contribute significantly to the overall success of WIFF 2013.

2. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: For submission purposes, WIFF will consider fiction and documentary feature films of 50 minutes and over. Short films must be less than 20 minutes.

3. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: For short and feature films to be eligible, the following requirements must be met:
i) The film must be a premiere screening for Windsor-Essex in that it has not been screened commercially, been broadcast in greater Windsor/Essex, or been available on the Internet prior to November 6, 2013.
ii) At least one of the producer, writer, director, and/or lead actor/actress must be a current resident of Windsor-Essex, be in attendance for the screening, and be available for a post-screening Q + A and/or panel discussion.
iii) The film must be in available to screen in Blu-ray, Digibeta, BetaSP, or HDCam format.
iv) The film must have a completion date after September 1, 2012.

4. DEADLINE: The submission deadline for selection purposes is Monday, September 2, 2013. Early submission is recommended. Late entries will not be considered.

5. SELECTION: The WIFF programming committee will select and schedule all films presented at the Festival. The WIFF programming committee reserves the right to make changes and/or amendments to the selection process for any unforeseen situation not covered by these guidelines.

6. NOTIFICATION: Filmmakers selected to participate in WIFF “Local” 2013 will be notified by Friday, September 27, 2013. Filmmakers not selected will be notified by email.

7. SUBMISSION MATERIAL + FEE: An entry form needs to be completed and submitted with a DVD screening copy of the film with the title, running time, and format clearly labeled. WIFF will not accept responsibility for loss and/or damage to preview materials. Submissions will not be returned unless proper postage and mailing information is provided. A submission fee of $30 is required and will be returned if entry is accepted into the festival program.

8. SHIPPING INFORMATION: Please send all materials to: Vincent Georgie, Windsor International Film Festival, P.O. Box 591, Station A, Windsor, ON, N9A 6M6.

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WIFF at a Glance

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48 Hour Flickfest

The 2014 FlickFest production dates are October 17th to 19th. Kick off orientation meeting is Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:30 pm in room 111 at MediaPlex, 275 Victoria Avenue.

For information about 2014 FlickFest productions, check How to Get Started and 48-hour FlickFest Package.

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