Oceanside International Film Festival Entries – Due June 11
Posted on March 7, 2012 by admin
The Oceanside International Film Festival is currently accepting works from both international sources and those local to Southern California. Serious production organizations and individuals can take advantage of OIFF for exposure to wide audiences and potentially to video distribution companies. Even if filming is a hobby, participants may submit their own home-made “animations” or “short documentaries” like sports (surfing, skateboarding, etc) or music videos. No experience necessary, as long as applicable anti-piracy laws and copyrights are respected. Students are especially encouraged to participate by taking an advantage of great discount rates. See categories and details on the student deal below.
Held August 16, 17, 18 19, 2012, Oceanside International Film Festival officially kicks off a season of film festivals, which are conducted annually in San Diego county and continue through the Fall. OIFF is an opportunity for independent filmmakers to have their work screened and judged.
The festival showcases features, documentaries, shorts, animation, and student works from filmmakers who have not yet signed distribution agreements and look for recognition among wider audiences. Elevating the chances for landing distribution deals for movies like “Callous” is one of the high goals of this non-profit organization. (Winner of the last OIFF’s Best Feature award, “Callous” is a movie by Drop Dead Pictures, which – thanks in part to Oceanside Intl Film Festival – has been propelled to stardom and is now available on DVD.)
Narrative Feature Films 40 to 120 min
Narrative Short Films under 40 min
Full Length Documentaries 40 to 120 min
Short Documentaries under 40 min
Animation Films up to 120 min
Student Films* up to 120 min
Please submit through “Without A Box”
(Note*: second submission for Student Film category from the same student filmmaker is free of charge. Student Film fee will apply for third submissions. This offer is not valid through Without A Box. Full Length and Short Documentaries may include sports, live performance, and music videos.)
Deadline is June 11, 2012. Late fee $10 will apply for submissions from June 11 to July 2, 2012. No submissions will be accepted after July 2, 2012. Filmmakers will be notified if their work was selected for festival screening by July 9, 2012. No digital files or YouTube submissions accepted. Participants are asked to mail media packages (with printed posters of their movie) only after the film is selected for festival screening. “Adopt a Film Maker” program (local accommodations) may be available for accepted entry participants upon request, subject to availability. Pre-paid postage must be included with submissions if film copies are desired to be mailed back. Filmmakers may mail their submissions only on DVD or Blu-ray to P.O. Box 3054, Oceanside, CA 92051. Call to leave a message at 760-433-3632 or email OIFF@ocaf.info See OIFF Facebook page for more info: www.facebook.com/likeOIFF Check back soon for venues and admission ticket prices to general public.