For an idea of what it all entails, here are LAST YEAR’S submission guidelines.
The 2013 forms:
or download an entry form and mail it (with entry fee and 3 copies of your film) to:
SJIWFF Programming Committee
PO Box 984, Station C
St. John’s, NL, A1C 5M3
Please direct courier packages to:
SWIWFF Programming Committee
28 Cochrane Street, Suite 101
St. John’s, NL, A1C 3L3
*Please ensure that your package is marked ”NO COMMERCIAL VALUE.” Any package incurring brokerage fees will be returned unopened.
Deadlines and Fees
Earlybird: March 18, 2013 ($10 CAD)
Regular: April 15, 2013 ($20 CAD)
Late: May 20, 2013 ($35 CAD)
Withoutabox Extended: May 27, 2013 ($50 CAD)
Conditions for Entry
Films/videos must be directed, written and/or produced by a woman. Co-gender productions are accepted. Production must be completed after January 2012 unless solicited by the Festival as part of a special event or tribute screening. SJIWFF is a non-competitive festival.
Exhibition format must be one of the following NTSC formats: HDCAM or HDCAM SR (Please specify format: 1080 or 720, frame rate, etc.); Digital Betacam; Betacam SP. Submission copy must be NTSC format DVD. PAL format cannot be accepted. An English language track or subtitled version is required. Submissions will not be processed unless all of the following have been received:
- Completed Entry Form (online via Withoutabox or hard copy)
- Three copies of film/video in Region 0 or Region 1 NTSC DVD (Online screeners accepted via Withoutabox)
- Entry Fee Please note that the Festival cannot accept non-Canadian personal cheques,only international money orders.
* Please make money orders payable to: The St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival.
Entries will be viewed by a programming committee and entrants will be notified of the decision regarding their film/video in September 2012. Submission copies will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed, prepaid envelope or a courier account number.
Exhibition copies of selected films/videos must be received by the Festival by September 30, 2012. All shipping and related costs for exhibition films/videos sent to the Festival must be borne by the owner. Each film/video sent to the Festival for exhibition is entered in Canada on a temporary duty free and GST exempt basis, which means that all films must leave Canada following the Festival. To prevent delays and duty at customs for INTERNATIONAL SUBMISSIONS, please:
- Mark all packages with: “Film/Video for Festival to be returned to owner –No Commerical Value”
- Include a list of contents containing title of film, format, and fair market value (cost of print only)
Exhibition copies of selected films/videos will be returned after the Festival by regular mail (unless specified otherwise and paid by the entrant). The Festival is not responsible in case of accidental damage or loss of entries, except when in the Festival’s possession. In case of loss or damage to a print, the obligation of the Festival is limited to compensating the filmmakers for the cost of making a new print.The Festival reserves the right to use excerpts (up to three minutes) and to reproduce photos of the production for promotion and publicity purposes.
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance. Selected films will be asked to provide:
- Production Still Photo — Digital
- Photo of Director — Digital
- Biography/Filmography for Director, Producer, and Writer
The Festival Committee has the power to decide on any matters not specifically dealt with in these regulations. Notice of participation implies acceptance of these regulations. In any dispute, the decision of the Festival Committee will be final.