FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES Film Festival Submissions
Cinema at the Edge (CATE) is open to independent film of all genres that feature a distinct vision, a unique voice or a challenge to what is expected and accepted in the medium. Each year we select and exhibit narrative features, documentary, and short films. Films previously submitted (and not selected) may be reentered if there has been significant change to the edit. You must complete an entry form for each film submitted.
Entries must be submitted by NTSC DVD or through a secure online screener (Withoutabox, FilmFreeway, Vimeo, etc.). Region free NTSC DVD’s are preferred for screening purposes. We do not accept VHS or video data files for screening purposes. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English. Please do not send elaborate presentation materials, press kits, binders, etc. with your entry. All that is necessary to send is a clearly identified DVD. If your film is selected for the festival we will contact you about images and press kits.
Early Deadline: October 31, 2016 (postmarked by) – Entry Fee: Features $45, Shorts $30
Regular Deadline: January 20, 2017 (postmarked by) – Entry Fee: Features $55, Shorts $35
Late Deadline: March 15, 2017 (postmarked by) – Entry Fee: Features $65, Shorts $45
Entry fees must be in U.S. funds only, paid through Withoutabox or Film Freeway. Entry fees are per film entered and must accompany the entry form for confirmation. Entry fees are nonrefundable.
Jury and audience awards will be given in each category. While the programmers are thrilled to give independent filmmakers a vehicle of expression, an additional commitment is to see that the standout titles at the festival have an opportunity to screen for distributors. Therefore the winners of the jury and audience awards in each category will be viewed by industry professionals working in international film distribution and considered for acquisition.
RETURN OF SUBMISSIONS/SCREENERS
Due to the large number of entries received submission materials and videos will not be returned.
HOW TO CONTACT US
You can email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.