Years running: 9 (since 2010)

Chagrin Documentary Film Festival

International Documentary Film Festival.

About

The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is a celebration of documentary storytelling and of the filmmakers who bring us their stories. Founded in honor of late filmmaker David Ponce, the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival is proud to bring stories from around the world to the beautiful Chagrin Valley.

Our Filmmaker Lounge runs throughout the Festival and is a wonderful networking opportunity for  visiting and local filmmakers.

Awards

  • The David Ponce Best of the Fest award will include a $5000 prize.
  • True to its mission to support and empower filmmakers to tell their stories, the Festival’s Emerging Filmmaker Award winner will be presented with a $1500 prize.
  • A $1000 prize will be given as part of the award for these additional categories: Best Feature, Best Student, Social Awareness, Local Documentary, Human Spirit Award and Short Documentary.
  • The Audience Choice award winner will receive $1000.

Rules

  • Submissions are to be made via Filmfreway or Withoutabox systems.
  • Selection Media Type: online screeners
  • Screening Media Type: ProRes file 1080
  • Audio language: original
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Mary Ann Ponce (Festival Director)

Documents

Place

United States
Chagrin Valley

Official website

chagrinfilmfest.org

Contacts

Address:

PO Box 239
Physical: 49 W. Orange St.
Chagrin Falls OH 44022
USA

Phone: 440-247-1591
Email: 
chagrindocfest@gmail.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    November 15, 2017
  • Earlybird Deadline
    February 05, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    June 01, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    June 25, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    July 07, 2018
  • Notifications
    August 08, 2018
  • Event dates
    3 — 7 October 2018
Categories & Fees

A documentary film greater than 40 minutes in length

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $65

A documentary film on any subject with a length of less than 40 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $55

A documentary film with the primary subject matter highlighting the power of the human spirit or a story which demonstrates the human spirit. Length of 30 minutes or greater.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $65

Mockumentary genre films : fictional films that follow the conventions of a documentary with an element of comedy, irony or sarcasm.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $50
  • Extended Deadline — $60

A documentary film which is the first by the director or directors of the film. Film lengths of 30 minutes or more.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $65

A documentary film with the primary subject matter dealing with an environmental issue or topic. Length of 30 minutes or greater.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $65

A documentary film directed by a student enrolled in high school or college level study. Film may be of any length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $55

A film produced by a filmmaker who resides in Northeast Ohio or a film which deals directly with local (Ohio) subject matter.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $35
  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $50
  • Extended Deadline — $60
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