Los Angeles International Short Film Festival - Late Deadline
July 31, 2013
July 31, 2013
12:00 am
12:00 am
 

2013 SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Films must have been completed after Jan. 1, 2012.
  • All non-English films must have English subtitles.
  • Films must be submitted on DVD NTSC or DVD PAL in Region 0 or 1.
  • 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, contact email, and phone number.
  • Please do NOT send stills or press kits.  If your film is selected we will ask you to email us a still.
  • All films selected for the festival grant LA Shorts Fest the rights to use 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.
  • All films selected for the Festival grant LA Shorts Fest the rights to upload a clip/trailer up to 2 minutes in length online for promotional purposes.
  • Though not a requirement, we prefer films NOT screened in Los Angeles County. Our selection committee will factor in previous screenings in the Los Angeles area when determining a film's selection.
  • Films must NOT have screened in a SHORTS-ONLY film festival in Hollywood.
  • You may submit more than one film, but each submission must be on a separate DVD and must be accompanied by its own completed submission form and entry fee.
  • If you would like to make sure that we received your submission, please enclose a self-addressed, stamped postcard which we will send back to you as your confirmation. The festival will not confirm receipt of film by telephone.

DEADLINES

Films must be postmarked by the following deadline:
  • Deadline: July 3, 2013
  • Late Deadline: July 31, 2013

FEES

Shorts under 30 minutes, for each entry: 
  • Deadline: $64
  • Late Deadline: $74
Long shorts 30 to 60 minutes, for each entry:
  • Deadline: $74
  • Late Deadline: $84
  • Checks or money orders made payable to: LA Shorts Fest.
  • Foreign entries paying with checks must be drawn in U.S. dollars through a U.S.-affiliated bank.
  • We do NOT accept international money orders.
  • Write the title of the film on the check or money order.
  • You have the option of paying with credit card online after you fill out and submit entry form.
  • All fees are non-refundable.
  • 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 DVDs which may be lost or damaged.

AWARDS

Winners considered for Academy Award® nominations

  •  Best of Fest (Academy Award® qualifying)
  •  Best Foreign Film (Academy Award® qualifying)
  •  Best Drama (Academy Award® qualifying)
  •  Best Comedy (Academy Award® qualifying)
  •  Best Animation (Academy Award® qualifying)
  •  Best Experimental (Academy Award® qualifying)
  •  Best Documentary (Academy Award® qualifying)
RETURN OF MATERIALS
  • Preview DVDs will NOT be returned.

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 DVD 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.
 MAIL MATERIALS TO
LA Shorts Fest
10523 Burbank Blvd. #205
N. Hollywood, CA 91601
 
Phone: 818.508.0800

 

Visit www.lashortsfest.com  to apply online.

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