07 January 2011

Call for Films: St. John's International Women's Festival (Canada)

Post date: 07 January 2011
Deadline: 15 April 2011

Our call for submissions opens January 10, 2011.

Submit online through Withoutabox.

or download an entry form and mail it with 3 copies of your film on NTSC Region 1 or Region 0 DVD to:

SJIWFF Programming Committee
P.O. Box 984, Station C
St. John's, NL
A1C 5M3

Please direct courier packages to:

SJIWFF Programming Committee
28 Cochrane Street, Suite 101
St. John's, NL
A1C 3L3

*Please ensure that your package is marked "NO COMMERCIAL VALUE". Any package incurring brokerage fees will be returned unopened.

Deadlines and Fees

Earlybird March 18, 2011 $10 CAD
Regular April 15, 2011 $20 CAD
Late May 20, 2011 $35 CAD
WAB Extended May 27, 2011 $50 CAD

Conditions for Entry

Films/videos must be directed, written and/or produced by a woman. Co-gender productions are accepted.

Production must be completed after January 2010 unless solicited by the Festival as part of a special event or tribute screening.

Exhibition format must be one of the following NTSC formats:

* HDCAM or HDCAM SR (Please specify format: 1080 or 720, frame rate, etc.)
* Digital Betacam
* Betacam SP

Submission copy must be NTSC format DVD. PAL format cannot be accepted.

An English language track or subtitled version is required.

Submissions will not be processed unless all of the following have been received:

* Completed Entry Form
* 3 copies of film/video in Region 0 or Region 1 NTSC DVD
* Entry Fee (if submission is not received by the Early Bird deadline)

Rules and Regulations

SJIWFF is a non-competitive festival.

Entries will be viewed by a programming committee and entrants will be notified of the decision regarding their film/video in September 2011.

Submission copies will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, prepaid envelope or a courier account number.

Please note that the Festival cannot accept non-Canadian personal cheques; only international money orders. Please make money orders payable to: The St. John's International Women's Film Festival.

Exhibition copies of selected films/videos must be received by the Festival by September 30, 2011. All shipping and related costs for exhibition films/videos sent to the Festival must be borne by the owner.

Each film/video sent to the Festival for exhibition is entered in Canada on a temporary duty free and GST exempt basis, which means that all films must leave Canada following the Festival. To prevent delays and duty at customs for INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS, please:

• Mark all packages with “Film/Video for Festival to be returned to owner – No Commercial Value”
• Include a list of contents containing title of film, format, and fair market value (cost of print only)

Exhibition copies of selected films/videos will be returned after the Festival by regular mail (unless specified otherwise and paid by the entrant).

The Festival is not responsible in case of accidental damage or loss of entries, except when in the Festival’s possession. In case of loss or damage to a print, the obligation of the Festival is limited to compensating the filmmakers for the cost of making a new print.

The Festival reserves the right to use excerpts (up to three minutes) and to reproduce photos of the production for promotion and publicity purposes.

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance. Selected films will be asked to provide:

* Production Still Photo - Digital
* Photo of Director - Digital
* Biography/Filmography - Director
* Biography/Filmography - Producer
* Biography/Filmography - Writer

The Festival Committee has the power to decide on any matters not specifically dealt with in these regulations. Notice of participation implies acceptance of these regulations. In any dispute, the decision of the Festival Committee will be final.

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