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Cinequest Film Festival

International Film Festival in San Jose.

About

Cinequest's uniqueness from other film festivals is based on always being ahead of the curve, whether it comes to discovering independent voices in front of and behind the camera, showcasing new technology, or reinventing the very definition of what is a film festival. Exhibiting unique social and artistic visions encompassing cultures and lifestyles from around the globe, Cinequest's dynamic programs have engaged audiences in thought-provoking dialogue, giving film artists and film lovers an opportunity to connect. Cinequest provides cutting-edge technology and movie-making forums to empower artists and innovators. Although over 90,000 attend CQFF.

Awards

  • Best Feature Film: Drama (Maverick Feature Competition),
  • Best Feature Film: Comedy (Maverick Feature Competition),
  • Best Documentary Feature (Documentary Competition),
  • Best Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror Feature Award
  • Visionary Award (for the New Visions category),
  • Global Vision Award (Global Landscapes),
  • Audience Award for Feature Narrative,
  • Audience Award for Feature Documentary,
  • Best Short Narrative Film,
  • Best Short Animated Film,
  • Best Short Documentary Film,
  • Best Student Short Film,
  • Best High School Film,
  • Best Music Video,
  • Virtual Reality Awards (see VR section for more information),
  • Best Short Form Television Episode or Webisode 
  • Best Long Form Television Episode or Webisode 

Rules

  • Projects completed after 01-Nov-2014.

 

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form (via official site or Withoutabox system);
  • Pay entry fee;
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail or download it via Withoutabox system.

Additional Information

If a film is selected, the participating filmmakers will be responsible for covering the costs of the shipment of the film to Cinequest. Cinequest will cover the return shipment costs to the filmmaker. If a film is being shipped to another festival, the receiving festival must pay for shipping.

Selection Media Type

  • Blu-Ray
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Screening Media Type

  •  
  • DCP
  • Blu-Ray
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  • Beta SP

Audio language:

original

Subtitles language:

english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Bill Maxey (Short Film Programming Director); Halfdan Hussey (Director & Co-Founder); Michael Rabehl (Programming Director).

Documents

Place

United States
San Jose

Official website

cinequest.org

Contacts

Address:

Attn: Programming
410 South First St.
San Jose CA 95113
USA

Phone: 408-995-5033
Fax: 408-995-5713

E-mail: 
programming@cinequest.org

Social Networks:

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Earlybird Deadline
    August 10, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    October 12, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    November 09, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    November 16, 2018
  • Notifications
    January 25, 2019
  • Event dates
    5 — 17 March 2019
Categories & Fees

Short films in all genres, including: Live Action Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Experimental.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €35
  • Regular Deadline — €45
  • Late Deadline — €55
  • Extended Deadline — €65

Minimum 50 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — €50
  • Regular Deadline — €60
  • Late Deadline — €70
  • Extended Deadline — €75

National and international submissions of Short to Mid-Length films (up to 50 min)

  • Earlybird Deadline — €25
  • Regular Deadline — €35
  • Late Deadline — €45
  • Extended Deadline — €50

All films for this section must be produced as a student but may have been completed after graduation. Maximum 45 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — €35
  • Regular Deadline — €45
  • Late Deadline — €55
  • Extended Deadline — €65

Features: minimum 50 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — €50
  • Regular Deadline — €60
  • Late Deadline — €70
  • Extended Deadline — €75
  • Earlybird Deadline — €50
  • Regular Deadline — €60
  • Late Deadline — €70
  • Extended Deadline — €75

Features: minimum 50 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — €50
  • Regular Deadline — €60
  • Late Deadline — €70
  • Extended Deadline — €75

A runtime of any length is permitted.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €40
  • Regular Deadline — €50
  • Late Deadline — €60
  • Extended Deadline — €70

Shorts: maximum 15 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — €35
  • Regular Deadline — €45
  • Late Deadline — €55
  • Extended Deadline — €65

Features: minimum 50 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — €50
  • Regular Deadline — €60
  • Late Deadline — €70
  • Extended Deadline — €75

Shorts: maximum 45 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — €35
  • Regular Deadline — €45
  • Late Deadline — €55
  • Extended Deadline — €65

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