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7th Annual Philadelphia Independent Film Festival June 25-29, 2014 #piff #uff #Pi7 - Film Submission & Festival Information

Festival Updates:
Dec 8th - New box office info coming soon!

Film Submission & Festival Information
Friday, 30 April 2010

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6th Annual Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
June 26-30, 2013  


A Feature is 45:00:00 or longer. (Student submissions accepted)

Original Short films are no longer than 45 minutes. (Student submissions accepted)

All forms of animation will be considered.

Mini's (Cell Phone, PDA, iPod, etc)
As a new medium, we are looking for new ideas and innovative stories. The capability to play on the small cell phone / pda screen is crucial. Can you tell a story? Or just make people watch?

Music Video
Rough, Tough and RAW. A music video is shot almost every 15 minutes somewhere in the world. So they say. Accepted submissions will be screened throughout the Festival as well as featured.

Music Documentary
A Documentary Film with a music concentration. All forms of music are encouraged. Experimental approaches encouraged.

Special Features
Special Features exists so film makers can produce movies that do not fit in the typical genre based mold. IF you have produced a movie that you think fits this criteria, use this category for submission.

Real Time Documentary
The Digital age has ushered in Real Time movie making. Gone are the days when travelers would set off with nothing but a map and a 35mm. Today GPS, Video, smart phones, disposable video cameras, iPhones, palm devices and other mechanical recording devices put the story in the public space in real time. This Category is designed to fill that experience. Where have you been?

Political films should raise legitimate political questions and / or provide information on political subjects. All forms are accepted for review. Blatant propaganda will be exposed as such.

The Travel category is movies based on a Travel experience(s). This is either Fiction or Non-Fiction. We strongly encourage such movies to be meaningful and positioned with a message or experience.

Trailers can be the best way to create a buzz for a film as they bait the audience by giving them a taste of what's to come, and can very often be the deciding factor in whether or not a film is seen. This new category at PIFF allows filmmakers to not only compete with other filmmakers in this crucial arena, but to do so in a way that allows their films to truly begin with that "festival buzz," which so often brings a film notoriety.

ALL CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO: Media Bureau, Inc. Please see category specific requests. We are sorry, but submissions will not be returned.

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of entries during shipment to or from Philadelphia Independent Film Festival. Please follow up!
  1. Entries must be postmarked by May 5th, 2013. You must contact us if this is not possible.
  2. Entrants must submit two (2) viewing copy for consideration in either DVD or Blu Ray. Contact us for other formats.
  3. Entry forms and payment will not be processed without an accompanying Preview Copy.
  4. All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles (unless special arrangements have been made with festival.)
  5. Please attach (write on the disc!) Contact info, and Film name with Preview Copy when submitting. Use a Sharpie brand pen when possible!
  6. For publications purposes, if your film/video is selected for screening, we may request at least three electronic images (publicity stills) either in jpeg or PDF format, 300 dpi. Let us know if this is possible.
    NOTE: If selected, we also encourage submitting as much publicity material that is available and a complete credit list. We do not require a Press Kit, but if you have one, get it to us. These additional materials cannot be returned. Any materials that entrants wish to be seen by the programming committee should be submitted in duplicate with this application if possible.
  7. Exceptions to the festival regulations must be authorized by the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival Director.

Philadelphia Independent Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Philadelphia Independent Film Festival 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.

The cost of shipping an entry to the festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or C.O.D. shipment will not be accepted. All international entries must be sent "free domicile" to the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Any brokerage fees charged to the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival will be billed back to the shipper. Be sure to include all the proper customs documentation required by the shipping company. Please. :)

The Festival reserves the right to refuse any and all submissions!

Thank you.

Please ship all submissions to:
The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
2002 Ludlow Street
Philadelphia, Pa 19103

SUBMISSION DATES & FEES: #2013 #piff #uff #Pi6
January 16, 2013
Earlybird Deadline     Regular 30.00     Discounted 25.00
March 21, 2013
Regular Deadline       Regular 45.00    Discounted  40.00
April 17, 2013
Late Deadline            Regular 55.00    Discounted 50.00

May 5, 2012 WAB
Extended Deadline     Regular 65.00    Discounted 55.00


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