2015 FILM SUBMISSIONS
FILM SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!
VISIONFEST prefers paperless entries submitted via Withoutabox.com or FilmFreeway.
Both Withoutabox and FilmFreeway provide cost-saving, online entry to major film festivals throughout the U.S. with one master entry form, allowing you and us to enter your film more quickly and with greater accuracy.
This method is free and easy.
For direct submission to VISIONFEST you may e-mail your request for a PDF version of the VF15 Entry Form to: email@example.com
However, members who choose to join Withoutabox or FilmFreeway also get $$$ off their Entry Fees, plus the advantages of Extended Deadlines and Online Press Kit submissions.
In addition to the Independent Vision Award statuettes and other goods & services packages, VISIONFEST is partnered with InkTip to offer the following sponsored award:
InkTip Script Listing: A listing of your script on InkTip so that producers and reps can find you.
InkTip helps writers sell their scripts and get representation. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.
INDEPENDENT VISION SHOWCASE
RULES & GUIDELINES
VISIONFEST 15 encourages and promotes domestic filmmaking: Projects may be shot on international locations, however, the production entity/entities must be based in the United States of America. Films that contain dialogue spoken in foreign languages may be submitted, provided that the film's primary language is English. (No more than 1/3 of the film's dialogue may be in a foreign llanguage)
Submitted projects are NOT eligible if they have screened in more than (1) other New York based film festival less than 60 days prior to the prospective VISIONFEST 15 screening. New York "Premiere" status is preferred, but not mandatory.
Projects must have a completion date that is no earlier than January 1, 2014.
Projects that are available in their "complete" form for online viewing prior to their prospective VF15 screening will automatically be disqualified and rejected from the festival's line-up and/or awards consideration.
Submitted 'previews' must be in DVD or Blu-Ray formats (NTSC only), unless a S.A.S.E. (including the proper shipping and handling costs) is provided by the filmmaker(s), submitted screeners will not be returned. Data files submitted on disc are also accepted, as long as the submitted files can be easily opened via Quicktime or VLC Players.
All 'previews' for projects that qualify for festival exhibition shall remain in possession of festival committee for archival reference and/or 'festival trailer' production.
Projects must have been completed on budgets that do not exceed $US 2.5 Million
For the INDEPENDENT VISION SHOWCASE, special "outstanding achievement" awards are bestowed upon qualifying entries. Honorees are chosen by a select group of industry professionals, who are given special advance screenings of the projects that are included in the festival's 'official' screening line-up, to facilitate the casting of their votes.
Please make check or money order payable to:
DOMANI VISION FILM SOCIETY
1056 Highway 9 South
Parlin, NJ 08859
PLEASE NOTE: Our offices are based in New Jersey, but the film festival event is held in New York City's Tribeca Cinemas.
SPECIAL DISCOUNTED RATES may be negotiated for feature-length projects with a completion date of January 1, 2015 or later, provided written proof of completion dates is made available to festival programming directors and the project is being submitted with "world premiere" status.
ONLY (1) ONE PROJECT PER SUBMISSION - ADDITIONAL ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED SEPARATELY WITH RESPECTIVE ENTRY FEE(S).
PLEASE SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING: Preview (Blu-Ray/DVD/Data Files only) - company check/money order when not paying by credit card on WAB.
In the event that your project is selected for the Independent Vision Showcase, you may be required to provide additional items, such as photos (digital and/or hard copy) and revised synopses. Also, an additional "Permission to Exhibit" document will be sent to you via electronic mail, and that will have to be signed by you and returned to our offices prior to your festival screening.
Filmmakers are responsible for ALL shipping/handling costs & arrangements for exhibition prints and related materials.
VISIONFEST / DOMANI VISION FILM SOCIETY shall not be held liable for damages and/or loss resulting from shipping/handling and/or technical problems.
During your submission process, you will be asked to sign an agreement that shall indemnify and hold harmless VISIONFEST / DOMANI VISION FILM SOCIETY from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
Thank you for choosing VF15 as a prospective exhibition forum for your work and best of luck…