Festival Entry Guidelines

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

Guidelines for FEATURE FILM submissions

 

Guidelines for SHORT FILM submissions

 

Guidelines for SCREENPLAY submissions

   

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FEATURE FILM SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

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v   The contest is open to everyone. You must be 18 years or older (21 in some states) to participate, or have written consent from your parent or guardian.

v   Film must be in English, or subtitled in English

v   International submissions are encouraged, as long as they are in English, or subtitled in English.

v   Film must be in one of the following formats:
- 35mm
- DCP
- Video NTSC (Digital Betacam, Beta SP, DVCam,
Mini-DV)
- Video PAL (Digital Betacam, Beta SP, DVCam, Mini-DV)
- DVD NTSC/PAL
- BluRay NTSC/PAL
- MOV (Quicktime)

v   Screeners must be submitted on one of the following formats:
- NTSC DVD (region coding 0 or 1 only)
- NTSC VHS
- PAL DVD (region coding 0 or 1 ONLY. Final material must be available in 35mm print or NTSC/PAL video)

v   Films must be 45 minutes or longer

v   All music rights must be cleared and licensed to be shown at a festival

v   All prints and materials sent to  GOTHAM SCREEN must be insured by the sender.

v   Screeners will not be returned. Do not send originals, and make sure you retain a copy.

v   To submit screeners, please send with completed submission documents to:

GOTHAM SCREEN Film Festival
Submissions 2012
291 Broadway, Suite 701
New York, NY 10007
USA


Please make sure you have completed the submission process before sending. Submissions without completed documentation, payment info or tracking number can not be considered.

 

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Alternatively, you can pay via the secure paypal link below and submit by mail. Please print your payment confirmation and include with submission.

 

PAY HERE FOR FEATURE FILM SUBMISSION by mail:

Early Deadline: $ 45.00 - follow the link below to the secure paypal site:

 

 

 

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SHORT FILM SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

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v   The contest is open to everyone. You must be 18 years or older (21 in some states) to participate, or have written consent from your parent or guardian.

v   Submissions must be in English, or subtitled in English

v   International submissions are encouraged, as long as they are in English, or subtitled in English.

v   Film must be in one of the following formats:
- 35mm
- DCP
- Video NTSC (Digital Betacam, Beta SP, DVCam,
Mini-DV)
- Video PAL (Digital Betacam, Beta SP, DVCam, Mini-DV)
- DVD NTSC/PAL
- BluRay NTSC/PAL
- MOV (Quicktime)

v   Screeners must be submitted on one of the following formats:
- NTSC DVD (region coding 0 or 1 only)
- NTSC VHS
- PAL DVD (region coding 0 or 1 ONLY. Final material must be available in 35mm print or NTSC/PAL video)

v   Films must be 44 minutes or less

v   All music rights must be cleared and licensed to be shown at a festival

v   All prints and materials sent to  GOTHAM SCREEN must be insured by the sender.

v   Screeners will not be returned. Do not send originals, and make sure you retain a copy.

v   To submit screeners, please send with completed submission documents to:

GOTHAM SCREEN Film Festival
Submissions 2012
291 Broadway, Suite 701
New York, NY 10007
USA


Please make sure you have completed the submission process before sending. Submissions without completed documentation, payment info or tracking number can not be considered.

 

 

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SUBMIT HERE VIA WITHOUTABOX!

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Alternatively, you can pay via the secure paypal link below and submit by mail. Please print your payment confirmation and include with submission.

 

PAY HERE FOR SHORT FILM SUBMISSION by mail:

Early Deadline: $ 35.00 - follow the link below to the secure paypal site:

 

 

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SCREENPLAY SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

 

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v   The contest is open to everyone. You must be 18 years or older (21 in some states) to participate, or have written consent from your parent or guardian.

v   Submissions must be in English

v   International submissions are encouraged, as long as they are in English.

v   Feature length screenplays should be properly formatted and have an approximate length of 80-120 pages. On the cover page, please put the title, the writer's name(s) and the contact details.

v   Submissions are accepted electronically, via withoutabox.com. Electronic submissions are secure and save time, money and valuable resources.

v   Scripts can be uploaded in the following formats: pdf / final draft / final draft secure / MSword / rtf / txt. Preferred formats are pdf or final draft.

v   If your script is in any other format, please transfer it into a pdf file to upload

v   If you prefer to submit a hard copy, please complete the submission and payment process, print documentation and send your submission to:

GOTHAM SCREEN Film Festival
Submissions 2012
291 Broadway, Suite 701
New York, NY 10007
USA


Please make sure you have completed the submission process before sending screenplays. Submissions without completed documentation, payment info or tracking number can not be considered.

v   Submitted scripts will not be returned. Do not send originals, and make sure you retain a copy.

v   Contest winners will be notified by October 2012.

v   You must give us a valid e-mal address to be notified.

v   Material must not have been previously produced.

v   Material must not currently be under option by a production company or producer.

v   If we think your screenplay has potential, a producer or production company may contact you with a production and/or development proposal. You will be under no obligation whatsoever to enter into such a proposal if you do not wish to do so.

v   All future agreements will be in writing and you will have the chance to opt out of any such agreements and proposals

v   There will be no correspondence, no calls, and no inquiries about the contest or its progress, until final announcements are being made.

v   Only one version of any screenplay can be submitted.

v   Please do not re-submit updates, missing pages etc.

v   You may submit more than one screenplay per writer, and you may submit more than one screenplay per category.

 

Submit via withoutabox

 

SUBMIT HERE VIA WITHOUTABOX!

 

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Alternatively, you can pay via the secure paypal link below and submit by mail. Please print your payment confirmation and include with submission.

 

PAY HERE FOR SCREENPLAY SUBMISSION by mail:

Early Deadline: $ 40.00 - follow the link below to the secure paypal site:

 

 

Please note that incomplete submissions cannot be considered.

 

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contact:

info*@*GOTHAM SCREEN*.*com

 

(please note that we can not respond to inquiries about individual contest entries or affiliated producers and production companies. Thank you!)