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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 Winner (of each Film/Video category) get:

$599.95 Vegas PRO from Sony

One software for each Visual Category.
12 total!!













2nd
Place Winner (of each Film/Video category) get:
$399 HitMan Pro Software








3rd Place Place Winner (of each Film/Video category) get:
$199 Power Director 12 from Cyberlink
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.





2015 Deadlines & Fees

September 1, 2014
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 30.00 25.00


November 1, 2014
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00


January 1, 2015
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Student Fee 50.00 45.00


February 1, 2015
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Student Fee 60.00 55.00


February 15, 2015
Sunset Extended
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
Student Fee 70.00 65.00

*Discounted when submit thru withoutabox.com




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