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Lone Star Film Festival

International narrative and documentary film festival.

About

The LSIFF Feature Film Competition Program focuses on new works from emerging talents made with modest budgets. Feature films and filmmakers accepted into the program will receive one-on-one mentorship from leaders in the fields of distribution and marketing. In order to be eligible for the Narrative Feature Competition films must be the first feature effort of the director, never have screened before in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas or Louisiana and have been made for a total budget of no more than $500,000. Eligibility for the Documentary Feature Competition is the same.

Awards

  • Best of Fest Award ($1,500) 
  • Best Feature Film Award ($1,000) 
  • Best Documentary Film Award ($1,000) 
  • Best Short Film Award ($500) 
  • Best Texas Film Award ($500) 
  • Audience Choice Award ($500) 
  • Best Student Film

Rules

  • Shorts: maximum 30 minutes;
  • Features: minimum 30 minutes;
  • Project must not have distribution;
  • Projects must be a premiere in Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma;
  • The only acceptable way to submit your film is via FilmFreeway, as an online screener (vimeo password protected link is recommended).
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

Regional premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Chad Mathews (Executive Director)
  • Rachel Burgess (Director of Programming)

Documents

Place

United States
Fort Worth

Official website

lonestarfilmsociety.com

Contacts

Address:

209 W. 2nd Street
Suite 248
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
United States

Phone: 817 924 6000

Email:
info@lonestarfilmsociety.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    January 01, 2018
  • Extra Early Deadline
    March 01, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    May 02, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    June 27, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    August 01, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    August 14, 2018
  • Notifications
    September 18, 2018
  • Event dates
    7 — 11 November 2018
Categories & Fees

Short films from any genre. Recommended running time: less than 30 minutes.

  • Extra Early Deadline — $20
  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $60

Feature films of any genre. Recommended running time: 70−120 minutes.

  • Extra Early Deadline — $30
  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $60
  • Extended Deadline — $80

Documentary short films covering any topic. Recommended running time: less than 30 minutes.

  • Extra Early Deadline — $20
  • Earlybird Deadline — $25
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $60

Feature documentary films covering any topic. Recommended running time: 60−120 minutes.

  • Extra Early Deadline — $30
  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $60
  • Extended Deadline — $80

Student produced narrative or documentary short films. Recommended running time: less than 30 minutes.

  • Extra Early Deadline — $20
  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Late Deadline — $35
  • Extended Deadline — $45
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