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SUBMIT...

IF YOU DARE.

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2021 FESTIVAL THEME:
FOLKLORE

Whether myth, fable, campfire story, urban legend, or family history, folktales of
ghosts, monsters and homicidal maniacs have preyed upon our internal fears for
millenia, planting themselves in the popular imagination.

 

13 Minutes celebrates the diversity and staying power of folklore with our inaugural theme.

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SUBMISSION

GUIDELINES

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2021 SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED
PLEASE REVIEW OUR SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND FAQs BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR PROJECT OR CONTACTING US DIRECTLY WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Entries must be received on or before 11:59 PM PST on Friday, June 4, 2021, or when 250 entries have been received, whichever comes first.

  • All submitted films must be written, directed and/or produced by women, inclusive of BIPOC women, LGBTQ+ women, disabled women, and non-binary filmmakers. Any submitted films that do not meet this requirement will be disqualified from festival consideration.

  • All submitted films must have a runtime between 50 – 60 seconds, excluding end credits. Credits should run a max. of 20 seconds.

  • All submitted films must be considered horror, or at least have horror elements.

  • All submitted films must have folklore elements per the 2021 festival theme.

  • All submitted material must be original and all rights must be wholly owned by the filmmaker(s).

  • Material must be submitted by the filmmaker(s).

  • All ownership and rights to the films submitted to this festival remain with the original rights holders, though we strongly suggest that your original material be registered with the US Copyright Office or an international equivalent before submitting to the festival.

  • Entrants are limited to one (1) entry max.

  • There are no age restrictions.

  • This is an international festival. All persons from anywhere in the world are eligible, but the material submitted must be in English. Foreign language films must have English subtitles.

  • You may submit films regardless of prior screening status or year of completion. We accept material submitted to other festivals, competitions or contests.

  • The material submitted must not be encumbered by any obligation to, or option held by, a third party prior to entering the festival.

  • Any submitted work that becomes optioned, produced or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period will no longer be eligible.

  • Adaptations are ineligible.

  • Once a film has been accepted into the official festival program it can no longer be withdrawn.

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST

  • Completed submission form, submitted electronically via the festival website.

  • A link to a secured online screener for your film. You may enter a password protected link for Vimeo or an unlisted or private link for YouTube when completing the submission form. Links must remain active and accessible through August 15, 2021.

  • Please verify that your link is working properly.

  • Please do not email us links to new versions of your film after you have completed your submission. We are only able to judge one version of each film.

SCREENING REQUIREMENTS

The filmmaker(s) grants permission to 13 Minutes to screen the film at our festival, as well as future 13 Minutes events, unless indicated otherwise in the festival submission form. If your film is selected for exhibition, please be advised that the festival will require the following:

  • Filmmakers must deliver final format (mp4 ONLY) for festival screenings by July 30, 2021. No exceptions will be permitted.

  • Headshot of Director, Writer and Producer.

  • Short biography of Director, Writer and Producer.

  • Logline, cast and crew and other film info that will be uploaded to your film content page.

  • Digital images of posters, if available, and up to three (3) production film stills for promotional purposes.