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    Festival Overview


     

    MISSION: The mission is simple: Promote filmmakers and screenwriters.

    ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Lots of films are rejected at film festivals. One of the reasons is that there are too many submissions. Producing a film is one thing. The next step is submitting your film to film festivals. Then you realize that nothing is really happening. The Sunset Film Festival is different. Giving filmmakers and screenwriters the opportunity to be noticed is our priority.


    FOUNDER: The festival is brought to you by Mark Mos, MFA, Kodak Entertainment Imaging Awarded filmmaker and Film Premieres organizer. Mark has organized premieres such as Oscar's Awarded "Gladiator" (Russell Crowe), "Mission Impossible 2" (Tom Cruise), "Gone in 60 seconds" (Nicholas Cage, Angelina Jolie), "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" (Jim Carrey), and much more. He was in charge of the 5th Youth and Children Film Festival. Mark is also a filmmaker; he has master's degree in TV and Film Production. His films were shown on film festivals in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago or Salt Lake City and also European countries.

     

    IMPORTANT: 100% of submission fees go directly to promote festival and rent theater for screenings. Submit your film with Sunset Film Festival. This is the key to go further with your passion.


    Categories

    1. Features: From 60 minutes to 180 minutes
    2.
    Shorts: From 1 minutes to 60 minutes
    3.
    Feature documentary: From 60 minutes to 180 minutes
    4.
    Short documentary: From 1 minutes to 60 minutes
    5. Experimental.
    A run time of any length is permitted
    6. Animation.
    A run time of any length is permitted
    7. Music Video.
    A run time of any length is permitted
    8. Student film.
    A run time of any length is permitted
    9. Screenplay / Script. (All genres, between 1 and 180 pages)
    10. Foreign.
    A run time of any length is permitted
    11. TV pilot.
    A run time of any length is permitted
    12. Web episode.
    A run time of any length is permitted
    13. Local (LA based filmmakers)
    A run time of any length is permitted
    14. Treatment - Film, TV, Web (all genres, any length)



    Visual Competition Prizes 



    1st Place

    $599.95 Vegas PRO from Sony

    One software for each Visual Category.
    12 total!!




    2nd Place
    $249 Power
    Director 12 from Cyberlink

    One software for each Visual Category. 12 total!!




    3rd Place

    $99 Sonar X2 from Cakewalk by Roland
    One software for each Visual Category. 12 total!!





    Script Competition & Treatment Prizes


    1st Prize
    10 pitches from VirtualFest





    2nd Prize
    5 pitches from VirtualFest





    3rd Prize
    2 pitches from VirtualFest









    General Rules



    SCRIPT & TREATMENT RULES

    1. You can submit any genre, any length for WEB, TV, FILM treatment and
    script (screenplay) not more then 180 pages in length.

    2. Please do not send original materials.

    3. If you planning to send a CD / DVD, info is needed: TITLE, YOUR CONTACT
    INFO, WAB (withoutabox) TRACKING NUMBER (if you apply that way). Same with
    printable version(s).

    4. All fees must be paid with entry. All entries must be accompanied by
    Money Orders ONLY payable to Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles in US Dollars
    or paid online through Withoutabox

    5. Fee Waivers will NOT be offered.

    6. All entrants will be notified of acceptance by E-mail.
    Make sure your email address is valid.

    7. All entries must be postmarked by the deadline date to be considered.

    8. There is no limit on how many entries you may submit, but each entry
    must have a separate entry and entry fee.

    9. All festival show times are subject to delay or change.

    10. Festival does not provide travel, hotel (motel) for filmmakers

    11. Awards, certificates, prizes shipping can be picked up at the Event. If you want your prize to be shipped, let Festival know where you wanted. SFFLA we'll give a shipping & handling estimate / quote.



    FILM & VIDEO RULES

    1. Please do not send original materials

    2. Entry and payment will not be processed without an accompanying preview
    of your film

    3. Filmmaker MUST prove ownership to be considered for Award

    4. ALL SUBMISSIONS must mention what category they are applying for.

    5. If your film is selected for screening, you will be asked to send us a
    press Kit, including: CAST, CREW and STILLS for the film, as a .jpg
    attachment to an e-mail.

    6. Preview copies: other then online-screeners: (1 copy) of a submitted
    work is requested to send in form of DVDs (NTSC or PAL- Region free) or MOV
    file (1 copy- on CD or DVD)

    7. DVDs or CDs preview screeners WILL NOT be returned

    8. Festival will only accept international films subtitled in English.

    9. Make sure all necessary info is on your DVD or CD disk and on cover.
    Info needed: TITLE, RUN TIME, YOUR CONTACT INFO, WAB (withoutabox) TRACKING
    NUMBER (if applied this way).

    10. The top films (first place) of each category will be screened on

    festival. All other winners will be assured to receive an official award
    diploma for their accomplishments.

    11. FOREIGN SUBMISSIONS must mention "Non Commercial, No dollar value" in

    custom declaration form. Sunset Film Festival will not pay customs duties
    or fees.

    12. All fees must be paid with entry. All entries must be accompanied by

    Money Orders ONLY payable to Sunset Film Festival Los Angeles in US Dollars
    or paid online through Withoutabox.

    13. Works in progress will NOT be accepted.

    14. Fee Waivers will NOT be offered.

    15. All entrants will be notified of acceptance by E-mail. Make sure

    your email address is valid.

    16. SFFLA is not liable for any damage to films, videos, or publicity
    materials.

    17. All entries must be postmarked by the deadline date to be considered.

    18. There is no limit on how many entries you may submit, but each entry

    must have a separate entry and entry fee. You may send multiple submissions
    in one package

    19. All festival show times are subject to delay or change.

    20. Festival does not provide travel, hotel (motel) for filmmakers

    21. Awards, certificates, prizes shipping can be picked up at the Event. If you want your prize to be shipped, let Festival know where you wanted. SFFLA we'll give a shipping & handling estimate / quote.





    Deadlines & Fees

     
    September 1, 2013
    Earlybird Deadline
    Regular Discounted
    Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
    Student Fee 55.00 50.00


    November 1, 2013
    Regular Deadline
    Regular Discounted
    Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
    Student Fee 65.00 60.00


    January 1, 2014
    Late Deadline
    Regular Discounted
    Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
    Student Fee 75.00 70.00


    February 1, 2014
    WAB Extended Deadline
    Regular Discounted
    Standard Fee 90.00 85.00
    Student Fee 85.00 80.00


    March 1, 2014
    Sunset Extended
    Regular Discounted
    Standard Fee 100.00 95.00
    Student Fee 95.00 90.00





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