Rules & Terms

GENERAL RULES 
Submissions must be made by an authorized Owner/Producer of the film.

All Films must have been completed after April 1, 2016

Films should not have been in Commercial Release prior to the end date of the festival, including DVD release or Online Streaming or Commercial Viewing. Screening at other film festivals is fine and/or other private screenings.

All films must be in the English Language or Subtitled in English.

Film content should not be of a pornographic nature. Nudity/Strong Language is okay.

Rule may be modified at any time and will be published on The Alhambra Film Festival Official Site.

SELECTION 
If selected for exhibition, the Festival requires: 
--For all films: Submission of a film on DVD or via file transfer.

Files must be in a playable format, the acceptable format is .mov. (If your file is in a different format, we will work with you to convert if needed.)

--For Feature-length Films, send two DVD copies.

- Digital press kits, including a 150-word synopsis and 1 sentence 
synopsis. This information will/may be used in the official program and/or in promotion of the festival.

- Headshots of Director(s) and Writer(s) (optional, but recommended)

- Biographies of Director(s) and Writer(s) (optional, but recommended)

- Trailers, clip reels, posters, postcards, and EPKs, if available, to maximize exposure for your film.

Categories are defined as:

Feature Films 
Fiction, non-fiction, animated, and experimental films from the U.S. and around the world (51 minutes or more)

Short Films 
Fiction, non-fiction, animated, and experimental short films from the U.S. and around the world (50 minutes or less). 
These may include Web Series. We would suggest on a Web Series Submission, either 1 full episode or a block of 15 minutes or less.

College Student Films 
Short films that have been shot, directed and produced by college/university) students. Adult supervision must be limited to an advisory capacity only.

High School Short Films 
Short films that have been shot, directed and produced by high school students. Elementary and/or Junior High Students may also submit in this category. Adult supervision must be limited to an advisory capacity only.

Additional Terms:

NOTIFICATION DATE 
Approximately March 10, 2017

RUNTIME 
Features: minimum 51 minutes 
Shorts: less than 51 minutes

COMPLETION DATE 
Projects completed after April 1, 2016

PLACE OF ORIGIN 
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world. 
If English is not the main language, the film must be sub-titled in English.

PREMIERE STATUS 
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS 
Project must not have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED if sending in on DVD/BlueRay.

Submission Package checklist 


The Festival accepts DVD (including BluRay) submissions and secure online screeners via Withoutabox and Film Freeway.  We also accept secure online screeners (i.e. Vimeo, YouTube) that are not available to the public.


  • If submitting a DVD, we require a printed-out copy of the Withoutabox or Film Freeway submission confirmation form and a DVD preview copy labeled Title, Duration and Withoutabox or Film Freeway tracking number.
  • Paid entry fee



Submission Package Requirements


Entry Form


Each DVD submission package must include a copy of the completed Withoutabox or Film Freeway entry form.


DVD Preview Copy Format:


Preview copy must be submitted on DVD or as a Secure Online Screener via Withoutabox or Film Freeway. For DVD submissions, both PAK and NTSC systems are accepted. Region 1 (US & Canada) and Region 0 (region free).

DVDs are preferred but we accept all regions.

DVD Preview copies will be retained by the festival.

For feature length films (50 mins or more), submit two DVDs.

For short films (under 50 min) or music video, submit one DVD.


All Submission materials must be delivered together in one package. Do not deliver your submission materials until you have completed your online entry and be sure that your online entry number is printed clearly on all materials. Please note that preview DVDs and all other submission materials will not be returned.


We encourage you to include in your submission package:

Digital press kits with photo stills (color and black/white)

Headshots of Director(s) and Writer(s)

Biographies of Director(s) and Writer(s)

Trailers, clip reels, posters, postcards, and EPKs, if available, to maximize exposure for your film.


Labeling


For all submissions, include the English language title and the running time on the DVD itself. Indicate the region-coding of the disc, and if the DVD is in PAL format, print "PAL" on the disc. If Submitting a work-in progress, indicate the elements that are incomplete on the DVD


Multiple Entries

You may submit more than one film, but each one must be on a separate DVD and must be accompanied by its own completed submission form and entry fee


Shipping

Ship your DVD in a protective envelope. The Festival recommends bubble pack envelopes over fiber-pack envelopes as the fiber type can lead to damaged DVDs and DVD players. The Festival is not responsible for damage to submitted materials incurred in shipping


International Entries

All entries form outside the US should be sent Air Mail, Registered or by a parcel or express Service. We cannot accept entries shipped via air-freight if customs and delivery fees have not been paid.


Mail to:

The Alhambra Theatre Film Festival

410 Washington Avenue

Evansville, IN 47713







Guidelines to keep in mind:

Alhambra Film Festival Submission Guidelines

Submission Deadlines:


(Submissions Open October 15, 2016)


Early Bird:      December 15, 2016


Regular:          January 31, 2017


Late:                February 15, 2017


                

Entry Fees


Payment  in US Dollars may be made by check, money order,

American Express, Visa or MasterCard. Checks or money orders (from a US bank in US dollars only) should be made payable to:

                             The Alhambra Theatre.

The film title must be clearly printed on all checks/money orders.

Please Do not send cash.



Early Bird
Official
Late
Feature Films (50 mins. +)
$20.00
$25.00
$35.00

Short Films (Under 50 mins.)

$20.00
$25.00
$30.00
College Students Films
$10.00
$15.00
$20.00
High School Student Films
$5.00$15.00$20.00


Submission Package Checklist

The Festival accepts DVD Submissions and Secure Online Screeners.


If Submitting a DVD, we require a printed-out copy of the Withoutabox or Film Freeway submission confirmation form and a DVD Preview Copy labeled with Title, Duration and Withoutabox or Film Freeway Tracking Number


Paid Entry Fee