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DEADLINES

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  • July 28, 2017 Regular Deadline
  • September 8, 2017 Late Deadline
  • October 13, 2017 Extended Deadline

  • December 18, 2017 Notification Date
  • February 16 – 18, 2018 Event Date

    CATEGORIES

    Films will be accepted in the following categories:

    ANIMATION – COMEDY – DOCUMENTARIES – DRAMA – FOREIGN – HORROR/SCI-FI

    Any of the above genre shorts from 2-20 minutes including credits.

    • Regular Deadline Standard Fee: $25  Student Fee: $20
    • Late Deadline  Standard Fee: $30  Student Fee: $20
    • Extended Deadline  Standard Fee: $40 Student Fee: $20

    NOTE: Foreign language shorts must be subtitled in English in any genre.

    SHOWCASE SCREENINGS:

    NATIVE AMERICAN

    Any genre, Native American produced short – 2-20 minutes including credits.

    • Regular Deadline  – Standard Fee: $25 Student Fee: $20
    • Late Deadline  – Standard Fee: $30 Student Fee: $20
    • Extended Deadline  – Standard Fee: $40 Student Fee: $20 US

    HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

    High School student short projects of any genre 2-20 minutes including credits. Students must submit proof of student status at time of production.

    • Regular Deadline  – Standard Fee: $20 Student Fee: $20
    • Late Deadline  – Standard Fee: $20  Student Fee: $20
    • Extended Deadline  – Standard Fee: $20 Student Fee: $20

    COLLEGE STUDENT

    College student short projects of any genre 2-20 minutes including credits. Students must submit proof of student status (undergrad or graduate) at time of production.

    • Regular Deadline  – Standard Fee: $20 Student Fee: $20
    • Late Deadline  – Standard Fee: $20  Student Fee: $20
    • Extended Deadline  – Standard Fee: $20 Student Fee: $20

    MILITARY VETERAN

    Any filmmaker who is currently serving, or has served in the U.S. military. Short projects of any genre 2-20 minutes including credits. Films can be written, produced, or directed by an active, or military veteran OR the subject matter may share veteran life or concerns. Or the film produced can be by and about a veteran.

    • Regular Deadline  – Standard Fee: $25  Student Fee: $20
    • Late Deadline  – Standard Fee: $30  Student Fee: $20
    • Extended Deadline –  Standard Fee: $40 Student Fee: $20

    FILM SUBMISSION RULES:

    • Please submit all short film(s) to Filmfreeway.com. DVD copies will not be accepted.
    • Films should be no shorter than 2 minutes or no longer than 20 minutes including credits.
    • NO FEE WAIVERS are available.
    • All foreign/non-English language films must have English language subtitles.
    • Works-in-progress will not be considered.
    • To be considered for competition, the film must have been completed AFTER January 1, 2016.
    • “MATURE SUBJECT MATTER”: If film warrants it, must be designated on FilmFreeway

    Project Details

    • We do not accept films containing: Porn, Child Pornography
    • No submissions will be accepted after the extended deadline.
    • Entry does not guarantee screening at the festival.
    • Entries that have been chosen for screening at Copa Shorts Film Fest 2018 will be notified. We will not automatically contact you if your film has not been selected for presentation.
    • For Student entries, a photocopy of an official student ID or a letter from the school must be sent with the entry submission as proof of student status when the film was made.
    • Film must not have been screened on the Internet, You Tube, national broadcast, cable or satellite television.
    • Films must not have a distribution agreement in place at the time of the festival or they will be ineligible for screening. If you receive distribution prior to screening, please contact us.
    • The film may not be copyrighted by anyone other than yourself or you must have full written permission to submit and screen this film. The film must have clear copyright of all audio and images presented in the film. Not having clearance could be grounds for non-acceptance to the festival.
    • Please ensure if you are submitting a film that contains copyrighted/trademarked material by anyone other than yourself, that you have obtained clearance for that material used. The burden of determining that any material is not protected by copyright, trademark, rights of privacy, publicity or any other proprietary rights rests with the entrant. Give credit to all copyrighted materials, including music, in your closing credits.
    • Officially selected films will be notified via e-mail on or before December 18, 2017.
    • Digital Press Kits will be requested upon acceptance for screening at the festival.

    NOTE: All festival screenings will be presented on a Barco/DLP HD projection system.

    •  Please upload your film in the highest quality available on Vimeo for best results

    PROMOTIONS:

    • By submitting his/her work to the COPA SHORTS FILM FEST, submitter gives permission for the festival to screen the film to attending press, at festival parties, and at other festival-related events.
    • Festival organizers reserve the right to show officially selected films in any film block and/or to show officially selected films in more than one film block.
    • Entrant agrees to the use of their submission, in part or whole, for publicity, promotions and screenings on the CSFF website and in other media.

    QUESTIONS: If you have any questions, you may contact us at info@copashortsfilmfest.org

    NOTIFICATION:

    • Acceptance letters of winners only will be emailed no later than December 18, 2017 — Please make sure that your email address is correct.

     

    Awards & Prizes

    Awards for each genre category PLUS –

    Best Of The Fest: Cash Award + Software prize to be announced

    High School Student Category Winner: Software prize to be announced

    College Student Category Winner: Cash Award + Software prize to be announced

    Native American Category Winner: Cash Award + Software prize to be announced

    Veterans Category Winner: Cash Award + Software prize to be announced

    PROMOTIONS:

    • By submitting their work to the COPA SHORTS FILM FEST, submitter gives permission for the festival to screen the film to attending press, at festival parties, and at other festival-related events.
    • Festival organizers reserve the right to show officially selected films in any film block and/or to show officially selected films in more than one film block.
    • Entrant agrees to the use of their submission, in part or whole, for publicity, promotions and screenings on the CSFF website and in other media.

    QUESTIONS:

    If you have any questions, you may contact us at info@copashortsfilmfest.org