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EIFF 2014 / SUBMIT YOUR FILM

“A premier International festival without the bullsh**.”  Daniel Sullivan (Los Angeles), SLUMLORD.

 

2014 Call for Entries is now CLOSED!

Thank YOU, filmmakers, for the privilege of considering your 'cinematic babies'  for more than 25 years!  We are looking for films of ALL lengths and in all genres -- dramatic, documentary, animation, comedy, thriller, the list goes on.  To celebrate where we live -- the most northern major city in all of Canada -- we also have a unique submission category for films of any length where SNOW is a backdrop, or a character, or a major part of your film.  NEW category!  FOOD Films (all lengths).

Submission Fees & Categories | General Rules & Regulations | 2014 Submission Form (print & mail)

Alberta High School Students submit until JUNE 15...

The only submission category that remains open (until JUNE 15) is for ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.  Submisison fee is WAIVED. 

1) Submit Directly to EIFF.  Mail DVD with completed 2014 Submission Form & Payment.  100% of submission fees support the festival.

          

2) FilmFreeway. This CANADIAN submission platform was created with a passion to simplify and improve film festival submissions with modern technology and a fair business model.  And they do customer service like every good Canadian! 

3) Withoutabox (WAB).  Online submission form with choice to upload a secure online screener or mail DVD to EIFF.  $5 discount for WAB members.  A percentage of your submission fee goes to Withoutabox.

 

Submission Fees/Deadlines:

 Canadian Dollars.  Films in consideration must have been produced AFTER January 1, 2013. 

Should any of these dates fall on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline is extended to the next business day.

POSTMARKED BY

Features

     Shorts       Snow, Man Spotlight

     Student  & *ALUMNI (all categories)

**ALBERTA & High School Filmmakers

     February 28 : Earlybird

$50

$35

$25

Waived

     April 15 : Regular Deadline

$60

$45

$35

Waived

     April 30 : Late Deadline

$70

$55

$45

Waived

     June 15 : Alberta High School Submission Deadline

Waived

*ALUMNI FILMMAKERS have a PRODUCER, DIRECTOR, ACTOR or WRITER credit on a film (any length) that was an "Official Selection" at EIFF in any of the past 5 years (2009 to 2013).  Submission fees are reduced for ALUMNI... our small way of saying 'Thank-you'!  Please note the title of your "Official Selection" film and the year it was programmed at EIFF in your cover letter.

**ALBERTA FILMMAKERS!  You live here or grew up here, perhaps you hold a degree from an Alberta College or University.  To qualify as an Alberta Filmmaker your contact information must be an ALBERTA residence Submission fees are WAIVED for ALBERTA Filmmakers.

Awards Categories

"Official Selection" films (of all lengths) are all in competition for the coveted People's Choice Award.  NEW! awards categories this year include: The Big Daddy: Family Film Award, and The Wedgie Award For Comedy.  We are always looking for businesses and individuals to sponsor these awards with cash or in-kind donations.  If you're interested in supporting independent cinema and the Edmonton International Film Festival, blast an email to our sponsorship team.  Click HERE for complete Awards Categories list.

SUBMIT NOW to Alberta's longest running international film festival!  Filmmakers are notified BY E-MAIL on or before JULY 7.



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Important Festival Dates

AUGUST 20-29:

HOT AUGUST DEALS
Festival passes ON SALE!

SEPTEMBER 2:

FEATURE Filmmakers...
Deadline for receipt of exhibition copy.

SEPTEMBER 5:

VOLUNTEER Applications due...
Come play with us!

SEPTEMBER 10:

VOLUNTEER Orientation!
Location TBD... we'll let you know before this date.

SEPTEMBER 19 @ NOON:

24/ONE Registration deadline.
Register online by this date.

SEPTEMBER 20 @ 11am:

24/ONE KICK-OFF
at City Market Downtown (104 St. & 102 Ave.)

SEPTEMBER 21 @ 11am:

24/ONE - Submit your completed film
at Landmark Cinemas (10200 - 102 Ave., 3rd floor)

SEPTEMBER 26-OCTOBER 4:

Edmonton International Film Festival!

DECEMBER 15:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS OPEN!
Features, Documentaries & Short Films.

FEBRUARY 25:

6:30pm : ANIMATION - OSCAR® Nominated Shorts
9pm : LIVE ACTION - OSCAR® Nominated Shorts

FEBRUARY 26:

6:30pm : LIVE ACTION - OSCAR® Nominated Shorts
9pm : ANIMATION - OSCAR® Nominated Shorts

FEBRUARY 28:

Earlybird Submission Deadline
15% SAVINGS!

APRIL 15:

Regular Submission Deadline
Features, Documentaries & Short Films.

APRIL 30:

Final, Late Deadline for Submissions
Please don't beg for an extension to this date!

JUNE 15:

Alberta High School Filmmakers...
This is your final, post-marked by, deadline for submissions in this category.

JULY 7:

FILMMAKERS NOTIFIED!
All filmmakers notified of "Official Selection" by email.

JULY 15:

FILMMAKERS! OFFICIAL INVITATIONS
...e-mailed by this date.

JULY 25:

FILMMAKERS! PRESS MATERIALS
... synopsis and jpg from your film for festival program guide & website.

JULY 31:

EIFF Hosts the PATIO PARTY!
5-9pm at LATITUDE 53.

AUGUST 1:

SHORT FILMMAKERS! EXHIBITION COPY
...required by this date.