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 October 7-9, 2016 


Call for Entries FAQ

How can I submit my project for Tucson Film Festival 2014? You can apply and submit now until August 5, 2014. You can submit to the Tucson Film Festival via WithoutABox at www.withoutabox.com.

What format should I use to submit my film? We only accept NTSC Region 0/1-compatible DVDs or BluRay discs for preview. We cannot view PAL BluRay or DVDs. Please be sure to label your BluRay/DVD with the project’s title, contact info and Total Run Time.

If I use the online form at WithoutABox to submit my work, when do you need to have my DVD screener? By July 7, 2014 for the regular deadline and August 5, 2014 for the late deadline. Note that the early entry discount is to reward filmmakers who deliver their films to us early. If you submit your film online and pay the early entry fee, your film must be postmarked by the early entry deadline.

I would love to submit my film to your festival but I am out of funds. Can you waive the submission fee? Unfortunately, no. TuFF relies on your submissions to put on and promote the festival so that it is a rewarding experience for filmmakers and filmgoers alike. Enter early to take advantage of our early entry fee, and if you are a member of Withoutabox, you will receive a discount on all entry fees. Students also receive a discount for shorts film submissions.

My short film is over 20 minutes long, does this mean I can’t submit to your festival? Due to our limited screening times we have determined that short films under 20 minutes suit our festival the best. If you really think that your film is something we have to see, please send a detailed synopsis of your film, along with any other applicable information (past screenings, director bio, etc) to submissions@tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.com and someone will get back to you. Do not apply or send us a screener – we will let you know if we are interested in previewing your film.

I have three short films that I want to submit. Can I submit all three on one BluRay or DVD? Yes. However, each project you submit must be accompanied by a separate entry and fee.

If I send a self-addressed and stamped envelope will you return my screener and press materials? No. Save yourself extra postage and stamps – all materials submitted to TuFF will become the property of the festival, including your self addressed stamped envelope. We will not return any submitted materials, so please don’t send us your only BluRay/DVD copy or your one set of stills.

Does Tucson Film Festival have a section for television shows (series/miniseries/made-for-TV movies)? No. But if you think your television show/series/miniseries/made-for-TV movie can pass as a stand-alone short film, feel free to submit it.

What formats do you screen? It doesn’t matter what your film/music video was shot on, but if your work is selected to screen at the Tucson Film Festival, you will be required to submit: for Features: BluRay, DVD; For Shorts: uncompressed Quicktime (.mov) file of your film by the requested deadline.

Is my film acceptable for your festival? We can only judge that once we’ve seen it, but we will accept any film or video project in any genre (animation, live-action, documentary, experimental, etc.) as long as it meets our requirements. Please read the entry rules on our website to find the details of our submission requirements. If you have read the entry rules and are still not sure whether or not your film is acceptable, then submit it and find out!

Just an inquiry into whether or not you except entries from the UK? UK, Uganda, Ukraine, send us your films! We happily accept international entries, and the submission fees are the same as for U.S. entries. If you do submit, please make sure you send your entry fee in U.S. dollars.

My film was made in the year 2011, but I think it’s something that you are really going to want in your festival! Can you waive the time requirements? As fabulous as your film is, if it wasn’t completed after January 1, 2012 we can’t screen it at the Tucson Film Festival. We want to present the freshest work out there to our audience. Get cracking on something new so you’re ready to submit to next year’s TuFF!

Why should I submit my film/music video to the Tucson Film Festival? Cuz it’s the coolest film festival in Tucson.

How will I know if my film was selected for TuFF? We will be notifying selected entrants via email on or around September 5, 2013. If any of your contact information has changed since you submitted to TuFF, please let us know by emailing your updated information to submissions@tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.com.

If my film is selected for Tucson Film Festival, what do I do? After we notify the selected entries, we will give you all of the instructions on what you need to provide us for screening purposes, as well as any other information we will need, and instructions for RSVPing for the event, if you are able to attend.

If my film gets into your festival, will you pay for me to attend? Unfortunately, our budget does not allow for us to pay for travel and/or lodging expenses for filmmakers to attend the festival. However, if you are in Tucson, AZ at the time of TuFF, all selected filmmakers will receive two film festival passes.

Does the Tucson Film Festival need volunteers? We’d like to think we can do everything ourselves, but we can always use some help. If you are interested in volunteering for TuFF, please email kelsey@tucsonfilmandmusicfestival.com

Posted at July 23rd, 2013 by admin.
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