[artinfo] [UNXposed] FW: Call for Entries - 15th Onion City
Experimental Film and Video Festival
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THE 15th ONION CITY EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Chicago Filmmakers announces the call for entries for the 15th Onion
City Experimental Film and Video Festival. Onion City will take place
September 12-14, 2003.
Please read the festival regulations and entry procedures below.
Contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
The 2002 Onion City festival presented 6 programs featuring 63 films and
videos from 9 countries.
2002 Award Winners:
First Place ($750): Hostage: The Bachar Tapes (Walid Ra'ad)
Second Place ($500): A System for Writing Thank You Notes (Neil
Third Place ($250): Her Glacial Speed (Eve Heller)
Honorable Mentions: Bad Ideas for Paradise (Cooper Battersby and Emily
Vey Duke), Drum Solo (Liliana Porter), The Magic Kingdom (Jim Trainor),
Regarding Penelope's Wake (Michele Smith), Secret History of the
Dividing Line (David Gatten), Tidal (Michael Robinson), and Whole Note
THE 15th ONION CITY EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL
Festival Dates: September 12-14, 2003
Regulations and Entry Procedures
Deadline: June 13, 2003
Your film or video entry, accompanied by a signed entry form and entry
fee ($25) must arrive at our office by 5:00 PM, June 13, 2003. Send
to: Chicago Filmmakers, 5243 N. Clark St., 2nd Floor, Chicago IL 60640
Late Deadline: June 27, 2003
Late Entries will be accepted until June 27, 2003. Please note the late
entry fee is $35.
Please fill out the entry form completely and sign it. A separate entry
form is required for each title. Feel free to photocopy the form for
In addition to your entry, please enclose a description or synopsis of
your entry. We strongly encourage you to include at least one black and
white photo still, color slide or digital image. Please also send any
press kits, reviews, or publicity materials you might have.
Please enclose a non-refundable entry fee (check or money order in US
Dollars only) for each entry, made payable to "Chicago Filmmakers": $25
for the first entry and $10 for each additional entry by the same
entrant. Late entry fee (between June 14 - June 27) is $35 for first
entry and $15 for each additional entry.
Entries should be submitted for preview on 1/2" video cassette, either
NTSC or PAL or Mini-DV (NTSC only); contact C.F. if you prefer to submit
film prints for preview. Acceptable formats for exhibition include:
FILM - 35mm, 16mm and Super-8mm; VIDEO - Mini-DV, Beta SP, and 3/4"
video (NTSC only), 1/2" (NTSC or Pal). Foreign language work must be
subtitled in English.
Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope or postcard if you
wish to receive confirmation that your entry has been received.
By entering the festival, the entrant authorizes a public screening of
the work in the festival and agrees to provide an exhibition copy for
the period of the festival (September 12-14, 2003). Should the
distribution rights for the work change by the time the festival takes
place, it is still the responsibility of the entrant to provide an
exhibition copy to the festival without charge. Once a film/tape is
submitted for entry, it may not be withdrawn.
If your entry is accepted for exhibition you will be notified by August
8, 2003. If your entry is not accepted for exhibition you will be
notified by August 15, 2003.
Receipt of Exhibition Copy: August 29, 2003
If your entry is accepted for exhibition, your exhibition film or
videotape should arrive in our office by August 29, 2003. Please inform
our office if this will be a problem. Exhibition copies will be
returned to the entrant by September 26, 2003 unless we are requested in
writing otherwise. Transshipments of exhibition copies to other
festivals must be requested in writing.
The festival will award cash prizes to films and videos selected by our
Exhibition copies must be sent to the festival prepaid. Return shipping
via UPS or US Mail will be covered by the festival. Additional charges
for express shipping or transshipments to foreign film festivals must be
paid by the entrant or the recipient. The festival cannot accept nor
assume responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit.
All film reels, cans, videotapes and cases must be labeled with the
title of the entry. Please do not use fiber filled shipping envelopes;
fibers damage videotapes and equipment.
Foreign entries must be shipped prepaid. Exhibition copies must be sent
directly to the festival office with all transportation charges,
delivery fees, and any duties or taxes prepaid by the shipper. The
entrant will have to bear financial responsibility in the event that the
festival is charged any brokerage fees. Please be sure to include all
proper customs documentation. We recommend that the following
declaration be printed on the outside of the package and on customs
forms: TEMPORARY IMPORTATION ? FOR FILM FESTIVAL EXHIBITION ONLY. NO
COMMERCIAL VALUE. Exhibition copies will be returned to the entrant at
the expense of the festival.
Chicago Filmmakers . Attn.: Onion City
5243 N. Clark Street, 2nd Floor
Chicago IL 60640
Phone: 773 293 1447 . Fax: 773 293 0575
Email: programming at chicagofilmmakers.org
Country of Origin_________________________________________
Year of Release___________________________________________
Relationship to Entry______________________________________
Phone - Day________________Eve__________________________
Distributor or Print Source Contact (if different from entrant)
Exhibition Format (circle one):
35mm 16mm Super-8mm Mini-DV (NTSC) BetaSP (NTSC)
1/2" NTSC 1/2" PAL
Sound: Optical Silent Mono Stereo Dolby
Aspect Ratio: ____________
Preview Format (circle one):
Video: NTSC 1/2" VHS PAL 1/2" VHS Mini-DV (NTSC)
Film: (Please contact C.F. about this option)
Stills Enclosed (circle one):
Photo Digital File
If accepted, this festival screening will be a:
World Premiere U.S. Premiere Midwest Premiere Chicago Premiere
Please include a Brief Synopsis
Release Statement: I certify that I have read, understand, and do
hereby agree to be bound by Festival Regulations described herein, and
that I have the legal authority to submit this entry.
For Office Use:
Entry #________Fee Encl.________Ack. Sent_______
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