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Fantastic Planet

Sydney Sci-Fi & Fantasy Film Festival.

About

Fantastic Planet is Sydney, Australia's premier genre film festival, and remains dedicated to the promotion and exhibition of independent fantastic cinema.

Founded by the team behind Australia's leading horror film event - A Night of Horror International Film Festival - Fantastic Planet showcases the latest in science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller and cult cinema, and hosts a number of parties, forums, and special events.

In 2016, Fantastic Planet Film Festival will again be taking place in conjunction with A Night of Horror Film Festival. Together the festivals provide Australia's leading showcase of independent genre specific cinema. Combined, the fests screened over 100 films in 2015.

Awards

  • Best Film
  • Best Director
  • Best Male Performance
  • Best Female Performance
  • Best Short Film
  • Best Australian Short Film
  • Best Music Video
  • Feature Screenplay Competition: winner, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up.
  • Short Screenplay Competition: winner, 1st runner up, 2nd runner up.

Rules

Films that deal with science fiction or fantasy themes - also related genres (action, horror, magical realism, etc).

We require films initially be submitted via online screeners, i.e. private Youtube or Vimeo links. We no longer accept physical preview copies (i.e. DVDs).

There is no restriction as to the year that the film was made.

Screening Media Type: Blu-Ray, digital media file, DCP, or DVD

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Documents

Place

Australia
Sydney

Official website

anightofhorror.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    February 18, 2017
  • Earlybird Deadline
    April 28, 2017
  • Regular Deadline
    June 30, 2017
  • Late Deadline
    August 31, 2017
  • Extended Deadline
    September 15, 2017
  • Notifications
    October 31, 2017
  • Event dates
    23 November — 3 December 2017
Categories & Fees

Feature films that deal with science fiction or fantasy themes - also related genres (action, horror, magical realism, etc) and documentaries about sci-fi and/or fantasy films, filmmakers, writers, fans, or personalities. From 45 minutes to 140 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $45
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $70

Short length screenplays (less than 45 pages) that deal with science fiction or fantasy themes - also related genres (magical realism etc).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $55

Single episodes of web series or television series, and/or short films and/or videos, made primarily for exhibition or distribution on television or the internet (50 minutes and under in duration). We welcome sci-fi, fantasy, horror, thriller, and anything one might consider belonging to the fantastic genres.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $55

Live action short films (under 45 minutes) that deal with science fiction or fantasy themes - also related genres (horror, action, magical realism etc).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $55

Animated short films (under 45 minutes) that deal with science fiction or fantasy themes - also related genres (horror, action, magical realism etc). Please submit animated films over 45 minutes in the festival's "Feature Film" category.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $30
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $40
  • Extended Deadline — $55

Music videos (under 10 minutes) that deal with science fiction or fantasy themes - also related genres (horror, action, magical realism etc).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $30
  • Late Deadline — $35
  • Extended Deadline — $50

Feature length screenplays that deal with science fiction or fantasy themes - also related genres (magical realism etc).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $45
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $55
  • Extended Deadline — $70
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