* Deadline Friday February 7, 2014 *
1. Entrants must be Canadian citizens, landed immigrants or hold
valid student visa.
means that the film-maker(s) maintain creative control.
must have served in the capacity of director or producer of the work(s)
submitted and maintain copyright.
4. Entries must
been completed between Feb 8,
2012 and Feb 7, 2014.
should not have been broadcast in their entirety by traditional
broadcasters (television channels - including cable and satellite)
and/or by online transmission (such as Video-on-Demand, YouTube, Vimeo
etc.) prior to screening at the festival.
entries must be subtitled in English.
format must be DVD.
formats are: DVD (NTSC only).
ensure there is 5 seconds of black at the head and tail.
Do not send
1. One complete entry
form per submission, typed or neatly written. Photocopies acceptable.
Entry forms here (word version)
2. Each entry must be
submitted on a separate DVD-R (NTSC), with either a
or mono soundtrack. Other formats will not be accepted and are subject
to disqualification. Tapes must be clean of all other material.
3. All DVDs must
be clearly labelled with the following information: entrant's
name and telephone number; title of work; entry category; and running
time. Include email address.
4. Entry fee of
$25.00, cheque or money order, payable to: Niagara
Filmfest . NSF cheques
will be charged a $20.00 processing
fee. Cheques must clear prior to adjudication or entry will be
5. If you wish your
entry to be returned you must include a self-addressed stamped mailer.
Narrative Drama -
Comedy - Documentary - Animation - Experimental
1. The entrant(s) acknowledge
necessary photographic and music copyright clearances have been obtained
(proof may be requested) and hereby grant public performance
rights to the NIFF, including permission for the NIFF to use excerpts
of the work for publicity purposes, including audio, video and stills.
2. Entries must not
exceed 30 minutes including credits.
3. Cash prizes will
be awarded. Student entries will be considered separately for prizes.
The jury reserves the right not to award prizes in any or all
4. Winning entries
will be judged not only on the basis of production values, but also on
the creative treatment of subject matter and originality of concept.
5. The festival may,
at its discretion, choose to re-assign an entry to a different
category, for award considerations.
(Entrants will be consulted prior to re-assignment where possible.)
All submissions must
be post marked NO
LATER than Friday February 7, 2014.
If selected for
inclusion in the festival, entrants will be notified by March 19, 2014.
Screening of selected
entries will take place April 11-13, 2014 in
The entrants of
works selected for screening are encouraged to attend the festival.