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EIFF 2014 / SUBMIT YOUR FILM

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

 

Call for Entries NOW OPEN!

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).   And this year's SPOTLIGHT features films from SOUTH AFRICA

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

5 WAYS TO SUBMIT...

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.

4) Click For Festivals.  A new, 100% online, platform connecting creators and festivals.  No physical copies of submission are needed, offering considerable cost savings and support for susatinability/respect for the environment.  No envelopes, no boxes, and copies needn't be shipped. 

5) FilmFestivalLife.  100% green.  Complete the submission form online and upload a digital file of your film.   A percentage of your submission fee goes to FilmFestivalLife.

You can now submit to the 'Edmonton International Film Festival' through FilmFestivalLife. FilmFestivalLife makes everything you have seen so far in online submissions look like it was conceived in the 90's. HD secure screeners, festival and film rating tools, social features and the fastest growing community of film professionals online to share with. Be in the place where festivals are now discovering the next generation.

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

JANUARY10:

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

FEBRUARY 26:

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

FEBRUARY 27:

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.

AUGUST 1:

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

AUGUST 8:

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

AUGUST 13-31:

HOT AUGUST DEALS
Festival passes ON SALE!

SEPTEMBER 2:

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

SEPTEMBER 3:

VOLUNTEER Applications due...
Come play with us!

SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 4:

Edmonton International Film Festival!