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WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL

Opening Date: 
November 22, 2016
Earlybird Deadline: 
December 01, 2017
Regular Deadline: 
January 05, 2018
Late Deadline: 
February 02, 2018
Extended Deadline: 
February 26, 2018
Notification Date: 
March 12, 2018
Event Date: 
April 13, 2018 to April 14, 2018
Festival Description: 
The main goal of Washington Film Festival is to present the most exciting and inspiring new works on film being made today.
And equally, to promote an understanding and appreciation of the world through moving pictures. 
We welcome you improve troupes, repertoire theatre companies, film makers, workshops, casting directors, performers, and artists of all kinds to call us home.
At Washington Film Festival, you'll have a supportive community with an expansive industry network, experienced, knowledgeable film festival professionals. 

 

Awards & Prizes: 
Best Film; Best Short Film; Best Producer; Best Score Special Award; Best Narrative Feature; Best Foreign Film; Best Narrative Short; Best Music Video; Best Documentary Feature; Best Screenplay; Best Documentary Short; Best Student Film; Best Experimental; Best Animation; Best Director; Best Actor; Best Actress; Best Film Audience Award; Best Actor Audience Award; Best Actress Audience Award;
Rules & Terms: 
1. Submission Format 
Films must be submitted EITHER via online screener if the size is less then 5GB or by DCP. The tracking number, film title, film category and running time must be clearly labeled on the DCP. Please avoid stickers on the cover. Submitted copies will not be returned.
 
2. Submission Eligibility 
- There is no premiere policy for short films and music videos. 
- Works-in-progress and films with distribution are accepted.
 
3. Premiere Status 
- There is no Premiere policy for short films and music videos, they may have screened at other Festivals and/or online.
 
4. Submission Fee 
All submissions for WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL are to be paid by credit card. The submission fee is non-refundable.
 
5. Shipping 
All shipping and postage costs for the submission package and, if the film is selected for the Festival, for all DVDs and additional materials sent to and returned from WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL must be borne by the submitting party. WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL will not accept Cash On Delivery shipments. WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL will not absorb any fees incurred in USA customs. All charges must be pre-paid. WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL will not accept submissions if customs and delivery fees have not been paid by the submitting party.
 
Submission packages from outside the USA must be labeled 'Trade Sample' on any customs label and, for customs purposes, must be given a value of no more than US$10.
 
6. Selection of Films 
Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria: 
- Quality of narrative and production values 
- Independent nature of the production
 
7. Notification
 
Successful submissions will receive an online Filmmaker Festival Pack that will include important information on shipping the DCP to the Festival, press and publicity, guest accreditation, contact information and how to make the most of participating in the Festival.
 
8. Festival Screenings 
Selected films MUST provide a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) in order to be screened at the WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL , as well as a back-up Blu-ray. The film title MUST be clearly labeled on the DCP and Blu-ray.
 
Blu-ray will be used as back-up only. Please clearly label whether your film is PAL or NTSC. Our facilities do NOT support DVD, tape, 35mm, Super 16mm, 8mm or double-head formats.
 
A selected DCP must be received at WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL no later than 30 days prior to its scheduled screening date.
 
Our partner cinema uses pin sharp Sony 4K Digital Cinema projection, making DCP screenings look incredible. WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL aspires to provide the best quality projection possible but will not be held liable for any failure in the technical quality of the projection, nor will fees be refunded in any such case. WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL assumes that the submitting party or filmmaker(s) or entrant(s) or print source company has insured for damage and loss of the festival DCP.
 
10. Scheduling 
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL . Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, USA reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.
 
No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.
 
11. Festival Awards 
Best Film; Best Short Film; Best Producer; Best Score Special Award; Best Narrative Feature; Best Foreign Film; Best Narrative Short; Best Music Video; Best Documentary Feature; Best Screenplay; Best Documentary Short; Best Student Film; Best Experimental; Best Animation; Best Director; Best Actor; Best Actress; Best Film Audience Award; Best Actor Audience Award; Best Actress Audience Award;
 
If shortlisted for a Jury prize, additional preview copies of the film must be provided or authorised by the submitting party if requested by WASHINGTON FILM FESTIVAL. 
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http://washingtonfilmfestival.com/
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Kumar Raj Productions's picture
Dear Festival Director and

Dear Festival Director and Team 

Thank you for selecting Our feature film TARA the journey of love & passion. 
its an honour for our film and team .

Great Film Festival amazing experience .

God bless you and your team for making this event grand & successful

Warm regards

Kumar Raj ( Producer & Director )

Umair Siddiqui ( Film Festival Director )
C: +919773503615
Kumar Raj Productions

 

johan_16126's picture
Great, and a truly

Great, and a truly independent voice in screening new work. Thank you. 
As much of fewstivals have been taken over by Hollwood, it is noteworthy that this fewstival showcased a braver brew. 

What that means is also an audience that actually watches film and asks questions. As a film maker, there is nothing that will keep you as honest as sitting in the same large dark cinema as you audience, hear and feel their every breath, smile, whimper, laughter... you will be there when their hand stops moving in the pop corn bag, freezes still - and with mouth open they lean forward giving your film their every ounce of attention. Time stands still for you. The opoosite for them. And you made all that happen with you craft. 

Well done foiks, well done. 

 

Johan Liedgren

www.liedgren.com

Kumar Raj Productions's picture
Our special comments 

Our special comments 

We are very proud & glad for our feature film " Tara the journey of love & passion "  film team to be part of your prestigious film festival .

We have suggestions which we would like to put forward for positive improvement of our film festival to grow & become worlds no1 film festival & we will be happy to contribute positive suggestions in the growth of your film festival .

a)  PRESS INCLUDING  TV , RADIO , FILM MAGAZINES , ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINES , EVENT COMPANIES , MAGAZINES , E -NEWS PAPERS   has to be invited by your festival coordinator has to  send our invitations to entire press to cover the event .  regular press releases send before and after the event .

b) The consulates of all countries to be invited 

c) Govt officials , minsters to be invited 

d) Big sponsors to be invited 

e) The tourism ministry & tourism department to be notified in advance to include the film festivals in all their publicity & printouts 

f) There has to be advertisement / publicity in local news papaers & on billboards which are sponsored .

g)  Big names in show biz in the country have to be invited to make the event successful

h) Tie up with colleges & schools  to ensure all seats are filled up during all screenings and award function no seat should be empty .

i ) Have interns for the film festival taken from media colleges where by you have 30 interns to help during the film festival 

j) There should be photographers interns from photography college . there should be 25 photographers clicking pics .

k) Red carpers have to be bigger 

l) The publicity boards for taking pix in front have to be bigger & better 

m) The  directors -producers & lead actress have to be sponsored to fly down for film festival  with help of big sponsors .

n) Sponsors you have to tie up with biggest advertising companies , event management companies radio , billboard & tv companies for big sponsorship tie ups 

o) You can get sponsors form various consulates , govt bodies , event management companies , film commissions etc .

Good luck i can keep going on 

Would love you to succeed in very big way & become no 1 in world , we are there to stand by you all the time we promise you .

Good luck 

God bless you 

Best regards 

Kumar Raj ( Producer & Director )

Kumar Raj Productons

 

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