Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th May, 2014.

Rules and Regulations

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The 6th Corona Fastnet Short Film Festival (CFSFF 2014) will take place from 21st May to 25th May 2014.

Deadline for Submissions

Entry through www.withoutabox.com or through our website.

Option Dates Available Price
Earlybird Entry: 6th December – 15th December 2013 €20
Regular Entry: 16th December – 16th February 2014 €25
Late Entry: 17th February – 24th February 2014 €30
Extended Entry: 25th February – 3rd March 2014 (5pm GMT) €50

 

PLEASE NOTE: YOUR FILMS, PHOTOS AND PRESS KIT MUST BE READY TO UPLOAD ON THE DAY THAT THE ENTRY FORM IS FILLED IN. FEES WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE PERIOD THAT THE FILM IS UPLOADED TO WITHOUTABOX/WEBSITE AND NOT THE DATE THAT THE ENTRY FORM IS STARTED. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN ENTRIES BEING REJECTED.

Festival Rules & Regulations

1) Entrants should upload their film to Martin Levis on the day that the entry form is filled, according to the specifications in the Film Technical Information section. Please include your press kit including still photos. Please write a 10-15 word (ONLY) synopsis for use in our festival programme – should your film be selected.

2) CFSFF will contact you () if there are any problems. Once downloaded by us, your film will be loaded onto our festival server.

If the filmmaker has shot on a lower resolution format and prefers, to send us a DVD to be used as a festival screening copy, we will convert your DVD into the various digital formats we require to be accessed via smartphones / laptops during the festival week. If you prefer this option, we would ask you to send two DVDs, clearly labelled with;

  • Film Title + Director
  • WAB reference number
  • Projection
  • TWO copies of their film on (PAL) DVD to Martin Levis, Technical Director, The Fastnet Short Film Festival, Main Street, Schull, Co. Cork, Ireland.

3) Entries should not exceed 15 minutes in duration excluding titles provided the titles don’t last for more than 1 extra minute.

4) If the film is not in English, then it must have English subtitles, and in the case of DVD entrants, on both copies.

5) Insurance of DVD entries is the responsibility of the sender. While all accepted films are treated professionally and with care, the Festival will not take responsibility for any loss or damage to DVDs.

6) All submissions are screened and evaluated by the CFSFF Preview and Selection Committees, appointed by the festival steering committee. Their reports are final and confidential.  Due to the amount of entries we now receive only the top 45% of films from each category as voted for by the Preview & Selection Judges will be screened at the festival in our main venue, The Village Hall and our Distributed Cinema venues around the town. Submitters will be advised via email and the list will also be announced on our website and on our Facebook page in the second week of May.  The short list in each category, to be announced late on Saturday 24th May 2014, will be chosen by the Category Judges and will be posted on our website, on our Facebook page and in the Box Office window. The shortlisted films will be shown on Sunday (25th) morning in the Village Hall.  The winning films in each category will then be chosen from this short list and announced at our prize giving ceremony on the evening of Sunday 25th May 2014.

7) A fee is required upon submission. Basic submission fees are €20 (Early Bird), €25 (Regular), €30 (Late) & €50 (Late Late) depending on when submission takes place. Please ensure that your film is uploaded at the time of entry.

8) One entry fee per category. The same film can be entered into one or more categories, but each category requires an entry fee. If the filmmaker chooses to enter more than one category with the same film, please add an incremental numerical addendum in brackets after the title; ie “Film Title” (1), “Film Title” (2) etc as the system requires this differentiation in the case of multiple entries with the same title.

9) The submission of a film to the CFSFF will be considered to be an acknowledgement of the festival rules.

10) Participation in CFSFF grants us the authorisation to show the entered film on our CFSFF secure Intranet network. Viewing is only possible within the village of Schull itself.

11) CFSFF will determine the date and time when submissions will be. CFSFF cannot be held accountable for changes to the schedule after the festival line-up is announced.

12) CFSFF will attempt to resolve any technical matter related to submission.  For more information and queries, contact .

13) Exclusively the participant shall pay all fees in relation to the uploading or transportation of submissions from their place of origin to the address of CFSFF. The Festival will not be responsible for the cost of receiving any additional materials i.e. DVDs, posters, photos, etc.

14) In the event of a film being withdrawn, CFSFF will not be liable to refund the fee or return the materials entered.

15) If music or additional film material used in your film is not original, then permission from source must be obtained. The responsibility for this rests entirely with the filmmaker. Failure to obtain clearance could result in your film being withdrawn from the Festival. In this event, CFSFF will not be liable to refund the fee or return the materials entered.

16) CFSFF reserve the right to refuse to screen any submission deemed by the Festival to be innappropriate. Should you wish to question CFSFF about their decision, you can contact us by email on .

17) Films previously entered into and screened at our festival are not eligible for re-entry in subsequent years.

18) Only films completed on or after 1st January 2012 are eligible for entry into the 2014 Festival competitions.

19) In order to be eligible for the ‘Best Made in Cork’ prize, please indicate on your submission entry if the film was written/produced or filmed in Co. Cork.   This is only relevant to those filmmakers entering into the Over 18 competition, it  does not apply to films submitted into the Young Filmmaker (U22) and Junior Filmmaker (U17) categories.

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