call for entries: 2012 indian film festival of los angeles

Hey filmmakers! The Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles is currently accepting narratives, documentaries, shorts, music videos, experimental, children's and animated films of any length and format for its 10th Anniversary festival in April 2012 at ArcLight Hollywood. Jury and Audience Choice prizes will be awarded for best feature, documentary and short film.

Interested in submitting your film? Here are some more details:

Early Bird Deadline: November 11, 2011
Films under 40 min: $30
Films 40 min and over: $45

Final Deadline - January 6, 2012
Films under 40 min: $45
Films 40 min and over: $60

  • Films from or about India, with or without an Indian theme, made by Indian and international filmmakers, produced in 2010 or later, and films that have not had a public screening in Los Angeles are eligible to be submitted.

  • All submissions must be made through Withoutabox.com.

  • Filmmakers may submit more than one entry. Each entry must be submitted separately and with an entry fee. Please note that submission fees are not refundable.

  • DVDs (preferably in NTSC format) and online, streaming files will be accepted for submission screening.

  • DVDs must be labeled with the title, running time, format (PAL or NTSC), and contact information on the DVD label.

  • Submission DVDs will not be returned unless the filmmaker agrees to cover the mailing expenses.

  • Submission of a screener via a digital file may be made through Withoutabox.com. When using an alternate site (i.e., Vimeo, Dropbox, etc) the web link and password needed to view the film must be clearly indicated on the entry form.

  • The entry fee is non-refundable. We only accept checks, US money orders or credit card payments through pay pal or withoutabox.

  • Please make check or money order payable to Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, in US dollars ONLY.

  • If your film is selected, you will be required to provide 10 DVD (NTSC) screeners, a press kit with press reviews, synopsis, full credits, film stills, trailer (or film clips), posters, and a director's bio with a headshot.

  • All filmmakers will be notified via email by March 1, 2012.

  • Send DVD screeners to:
    Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA)
    ATTN: Programming
    5225 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 417
    Los Angeles, CA 90036
    United States
    Take advantage of the Early Bird Deadline by submitting before November 11 for a reduced entry fee. But if you're a straggler, the Final Deadline is January 6. For further information on how to submit your film to the Indian Film Fesitval of Los Angeles, go to the IFFLA website here.

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