Victoria Film Festival (25)



Deadlines

02 Apr 2018
Call for entries

21 Jun 2018
Early deadline

26 Jul 2018
Standard deadline

23 Aug 2018
Late deadline

23 Aug 2018
Festival closed

31 Dec 2018
Notification date

01 Feb 2019
10 Feb 2019

Address

1215 Blanshard Street,  V8W3J4, Victoria, BC, Canada


Festival description
Short Films >1' 69'<
Feature Films >70'


 
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Languages 
English
 Subtitles 
English
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Festival start: 01 February 2019      Festival end: 10 February 2019



One of MovieMaker magazine's Top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee for the last 4 years.

Since 1995, The Victoria Film Festival has brought the best in narratives, documentaries and shorts every year to Victoria and Vancouver Island during its ten day celebration of film. Eclectic and inspiring, the Festival hosts an array of guests that includes film directors, producers, distributors, festival and TV programmers.

Best Feature Film
Best Canadian Feature
Best Canadian First Feature C$1000
Best Documentary
Best Short Animation
Cineplex Entertainment Audience Favourite
Audience Favourite Short Film C$500
Cultural Currents Award (Capturing the essence of a unique society) C$1000

Deadline & Fees for Entries

Earlybird postmark deadline: June 21, 2018
Regular postmark deadline: July 26, 2018
Late postmark deadline: August 23, 2018

VFF is now only accepting entries digitally. If submission by DVD is desired, please contact the programmer before submitting.

All cheque or money orders payable to Victoria Film Festival.
All funds must be in Canadian or US Dollars.
If paying via cheque/money order, include the name of the film being submitted on the payment.


Submissions

1. May be fiction, documentary, animation or experimental of short or feature length. Virtual or augmented reality projects will also be considered.
2. Only films completed in 2017 or 2018 will be considered.
3. Films which have received television or theatrical exposure in the Victoria, B.C. area prior to the festival are not eligible.
4. Films available on the internet are not eligible.
5. Please include two film stills and a director's head-shot with your entry. These can be emailed or included with submission.
6. VFF now accepts only online screeners for preview purposes. Entries should be submitted by secure password-protected internet link. The link must NOT be visible to the public.
7. If submitting via DVD is desired, please contact the programmer before submitting.
8. If selected for the festival, exhibition prints may be presented via Blu-Ray, DCP or QuickTime compliant file. Filmmakers must deliver final format as indicated for festival screening. No exceptions. Shorts will be compiled into programs for screening. Titles may be delivered to the festival digitally.
9. Virtual or augmented reality projects are exempt from some of these requirements as outlined in their category rules.


Screening Access

The Festival will provide a complimentary Gold Pass for two representatives from each feature (75+ minutes) presented and six complimentary tickets to one screening of the film. Short filmmakers will receive one complimentary Gold pass and two complimentary tickets to one screenings of their film.


Program Selection

Entries will be reviewed by a Selection Committee appointed by the Festival Director. The Selection Committee will provide a list of those film and video works which it feels should be part of the Festival and will provide a short list of nominees for Festival awards. Entrants will be notified of the decisions of the Festival by December 31, 2018.
Upon Acceptance
1. All shipping costs to Victoria must be paid by the participant.
2. The Festival will pay the cost of outbound shipping.
3. For international films, our print traffic coordinator will contact you with specific instructions.
4. Promotional materials of selected films become the property of the VFF and can be used to promote the Festival and the programs of the Festival in all mediums.
5. At the Festival, filmmakers will be able to sell copies of their work if desired. Contact the Festival for further details.


Insurance

The Victoria Film Festival will make every effort to ensure the safe keeping of all films and videos submitted for exhibition. However, the applicant in applying to the Festival agrees to release the Festival, its Officers, Directors and other representatives from any and all claims arising in any way from the submission of materials by or on behalf of the Applicant, whether film, video or otherwise to the Festival. If you wish to insure your film, please make arrangements with the programmer. You accept these conditions by submitting to us.


Release

Your submission implies that you have the legal right to represent and submit this film for consideration along with your acceptance of The Victoria Film Festival regulations. By submitting this form, you also agree to allow the festival the use of your film and its publicity materials for promotional purposes. Please agree below.

You accept these conditions by submitting to us.






  

 
  

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