LABF FESTIVAL 2017

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festival guidelines

 

PRIOR SUBMISSIONS:

An entry that has been previously submitted to the Let’s All Be Free Film Festival is not eligible unless it has been re-edited, or otherwise altered so that it is substantially a different film.

WORKS IN PROGRESS:

Works in progress will not be accepted for consideration.

LENGTH:

Films are to be no more than 5 minutes in duration for the Expression Category; and must be from 5 to  minutes in duration for the Fiction, Documentary and Student Categories.

COMPLETION DATE:

All films must have been completed from the 1st of January 2015.

SUBTITLES:

All films not in English language must be subtitled in English unless they are silent.

DEADLINES & FEES:

Earlybird Deadline – 31st March 2017
– Standard Fee: $15

Regular Deadline – 30th April 2017
– Standard Fee: $25

Late Deadline – 31st May 2017
– Standard Fee: $35

Extended Deadline – 1st July 2017
– Standard Fee: $45

ENTRY CATEGORIES:

All submissions must be short films that relate to the theme of ‘being free’. Films must also fall into one of the following categories:

  • Expressions: Under 5 minutes; fiction or documentary | $250 prize
  • Short Fiction: 5 to 30 minutes fictional story | $500 prize
  • Short Documentary: 5 to 30 minutes documentary | $500 prize
  • Feature Fiction: 30 to 120 minutes fictional story
  • Feature Documentary: 30 to 120 minutes documentary

POSTAGE/CUSTOMS:

All postage and customs costs are the responsibility of the sender. Films will not be taken into consideration if received after the late deadline (postmarked before the deadline is not sufficient). Submission DVDs will not be returned

PROMOTIONAL USE:

Let’s All Be Free Film Festival reserves the rights to use up to 30 seconds of all selected films, trailers and press kits for promotional purposes.

WANT MORE INFO? 

Check out our FAQ page to see if we have an answer for your question. If not, email us at festival@unusualityproductions.com.

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