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Slamdance International Film Festival

International Film Festival in Park City.

About

The «little brother» of Sundance has gained more signifance over the years. It runs parallel to Sundance and enjoys a very good reputation. More and more filmmakers are sending their debut features, among them an increasing number of young European directors.

The festival has meanwhile established itself as an attractive alternative to Sundance. 

Qualifying categories for the Annual Academy Awards®: Animation Shorts, Documentary Shorts, Narrative Shorts.

Awards

  • Jury Award for Narrative Feature
  • Jury Award for Documentary Feature
  • Jury Award for Narrative Short*
  • Jury Award for Documentary Short*
  • Jury Award for Animation Short*
  • Jury Award for Experimental Short
  • Jury Award for Anarchy Short
  • Audience Award for Narrative Feature
  • Audience Award for Documentary Feature
  • Audience Award for Beyond Feature
  • Spirit of Slamdance Award (all participating filmmakers vote to decide the film/filmmakers that represented the Spirit of Slamdance the best during the 2016 Festival)

* The winners in these categories qualify for the Annual Academy Awards®.

Additional Awards:

  • The Narrative & Documentary Feature Winners will be awarded an Exhibits Pass and a Conference Flex Pass by NAB Show ($705 value).
  • The Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Anarchy, and Experimental Short winners will be awarded an Exhibits Pass and a Session 6-Pack by NAB Show ($605 value).
  • Each year significant cash and service prizes are awarded to Sparky Award recipients.
  • Slamdance offers selected feature and short films theatrical showings during the following year, through the Slamdance Cinema Club.

Rules

  • No restrictions regarding length and year of production
  • No premiere reqirement
  • For Feature sections: Has to be 1st time of director 

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Director: Peter Baxter
  • Director of Programming: Sarah Diamond

Documents

Place

United States
Park City

Official website

slamdance.com

Contacts

Address:

5634 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90038
USA

Phone: 323-466-1786

Email: 
submissions@slamdance.com

 

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Earlybird Deadline
    July 16, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    August 27, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    October 04, 2018
  • WAB Extended Deadline
    October 11, 2018
  • Event dates
    25 — 31 January 2019
Categories & Fees

Documentaries over 40 minutes in length, made by first-time documentary feature directors, with a budget under one million dollars, and no distribution

  • Earlybird Deadline — $60
  • Regular Deadline — $80
  • Late Deadline — $100
  • WAB Extended Deadline — $110

Features over 40 minutes in length by non-first time filmmakers; narrative and documentary

  • Earlybird Deadline — $60
  • Regular Deadline — $80
  • Late Deadline — $100
  • WAB Extended Deadline — $110

Short episodes & pilots up to 40 minutes in length. We welcome a wide variety of styles and genres: comedy, drama, horror, suspense, satire. Both online and broadcast episodes are eligible.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Late Deadline — $65
  • WAB Extended Deadline — $70

Short documentaries up to 40 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Late Deadline — $65
  • WAB Extended Deadline — $70

Features over 40 minutes in length, made by first-time narrative feature directors, with a budget under one million dollars, and no distribution.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $60
  • Regular Deadline — $80
  • Late Deadline — $100
  • WAB Extended Deadline — $110

Fiction short films up to 40 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Late Deadline — $65
  • WAB Extended Deadline — $70

Animated films up to 40 minutes. Films must be made in a frame by frame manner (live-action footage of puppets, for example, is NOT animation).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Late Deadline — $65
  • WAB Extended Deadline — $70

Any experimental or avant-garde film up to 40 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $55
  • Late Deadline — $65
  • WAB Extended Deadline — $70
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