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Los Angeles Film Festival: Open Submissions

SANTA MONICA’S PREMIERE FILM FESTIVAL

CINEMA AT THE EDGE // May 19th-22, 2016

Cinema at the Edge   Film Festival (CATE) celebrates independent films of all genres that feature a distinct vision, a unique voice, or a challenge to what is expected and accepted in the medium. Submit your film and join us for great movies, panels, parties, and more!    

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2016

 

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR 2016

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Cinema at the Edge (CATE) is open to independent film of all genres that feature a distinct vision, a unique voice or a challenge to what is expected and accepted in the medium. Each year we select and exhibit narrative features, documentary, and short films. Films previously submitted (and not selected) may be reentered if there has been significant change to the edit. You must complete an entry form for each film submitted.
Entries must be submitted by NTSC DVD or through a secure online screener (Withoutabox, FilmFreeway, Vimeo, etc.). Region free NTSC DVD’s are preferred for screening purposes. We do not accept VHS or video data files for screening purposes. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English. Please do not send elaborate presentation materials, press kits, binders, etc. with your entry. All that is necessary to send is a clearly identified DVD. If your film is selected for the festival we will contact you about images and press kits.

DEADLINES

Early Deadline: November 15, 2015 (postmarked by) – Entry Fee: Features $45 (WOB Discount $40), Shorts $30 (WOB Discount $25)
R egular Deadline: January 30, 2016 (postmarked by)  – Entry Fee: Features $55 (WOB Discount $50), Shorts $35 (WOB Discount $30)
Late Deadline: February 15, 2016 (postmarked by) – Entry Fee: Features $65 (WOB Discount $60), Shorts $45 (WOB Discount $40)
WOB Extended Deadline: February 29 2015 – Entry Fee: Features $70 (WOB Discount $65), Shorts $50 (WOB Discount $45)

ENTRY FEES

Entry fees must be in U.S. funds only, paid through Withoutabox. Entry fees are per film entered and must accompany the entry form for confirmation. Entry fees are nonrefundable.

AWARDS

Jury and audience awards will be given in each category. While the programmers are thrilled to give independent filmmakers a vehicle of expression, an additional commitment is to see that the standout titles at the festival have an opportunity to screen for distributors. Therefore the winners of the jury and audience awards in each category will be viewed by industry professionals working in international film distribution and considered for acquisition.

RETURN OF SUBMISSIONS/SCREENERS

Due to the large number of entries received submission materials and videos will not be returned.

HOW TO CONTACT US

You can email us directly at  cinemaattheedge@gmail.com with any questions you may have.