Film Festival Submissions

Submissions for our 11th year are now Open! For our 11th year, we will
once again accept all film festival submissions online through
Withoutabox.

In addition, EFF will be taking submissions via Filmfreeway. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more. Check out our page here!

Submission Categories
• Feature Film
• Documentary
• Short Subject
• Films Made In Washington State

Experimental work can be submitted in any of the above categories and
will be considered as long as it can be presented in a traditional “movie
house” format.

“Feature” is any film over forty minutes total running time. “Short” is
anything under forty minutes.

Ellensburg Film Festival prefers online entries submitted via
Withoutabox.com, which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to
film festivals around the world. Withoutabox’s internet-only submission
platform features online applications via one master entry form, online
fee payments, and press kits. Take advantage of quick entry, extended
deadlines, and powerful submission management tools. There’s no extra
cost to you, and by submitting, you’ll join Withoutabox’s global
filmmaker community and stay in the loop about international exhibition
opportunities. Film festival submissions have never been easier!

 Deadlines

Earlybird Deadline March 30, 2015 Regular Fee $30 Discounted Fee $25
Regular Deadline May 30, 2015 Regular Fee $45 Discounted Fee $40
Late Deadline July 30, 2015 Regular Fee $55 Discounted Fee $50
WAB Extended Deadline August 15, 2015 Regular Fee $65 Discounted Fee $50

Awards

• Best Feature – $400
• Best Documentary – $400
• Best Short Film – $200
• Best Film Made in Washington State – $500*

EFF reserves the right to add, alter or eliminate categories based on the availability of qualified entries. Solicited films that charge the festival a screening fee are eligible for the award but forfeit the cash prize.

Evaluation Criteria
In evaluating film festival submissions, the EFF will take into account
the following:
Does the film . . .
• demonstrate a firm competence of technical skill?
• demonstrate excellence in artistry and creativity?
• present an original or unique idea, even if it is introduced within a
familiar context?

The EFF will not reject films based on explicit content; however, we will
not consider ANY work that is sexually exploitative or pornographic in
nature.

Film Festival Submissions
• Films submitted to the festival must be available for exhibition for
the duration of the festival, October 2-4, 2015.
• If submitting on consumer-burned DVD, please test your
submission copy.
• Make sure your full name, film title, and WAB entry # are clearly
marked on both your submission media and its case/cover.
• Make sure you fully comply with all applicable legal criteria
regarding copyrights, including soundtrack licensing, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: CAN I SUBMIT MY FILM AS A “ROUGH CUT”?
A: No.

Q: CAN I ARRANGE A SCREENING FOR YOU OF MY FILM
PRINT?
A: No. We only screen submissions in On Line Screening, DVD or
Bluray format.

Q: HOW MANY FILMS CAN I SUBMIT?
A: As many as you like. However, each submitted film must have its
own completed Submission Form, Entry Fee, and Supplemental
Materials. DO NOT put multiple projects on the same entry.

Q: WHEN WILL YOU NOTIFY ME THAT MY FILM HAS BEEN
ACCEPTED.
A: Notification of Acceptance will be made in writing on a rolling basis.
All notifications will be made no later than September 1st, 2015.
Accepted films will receive an email notification of their acceptance.
Declined films will be notified through e-mail.

Q: IF MY FILM IS NOT CHOSEN, MAY I SPEAK WITH A JUROR
FOR NOTES OR FEEDBACK.
A: No.

Q: CAN I GET A REFUND ON THE APPLICATION FEE?
A: No. The application fee is non-refundable.

Think you’re ready? Submit your films through Withoutabox or FilmFreeway

For more information, contact traffic@ellensburgfilmfestival.com