Postmarked Deadlines and Fees:
(Shorts are 45 minutes and under)
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2014 Costa Rica International Documentary Film Festival Submissions
ONLINE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
Entry fees can be securely paid online with Withoutabox or PayPal. Please make payments by clicking the PayPal link. Be sure to mention you paid via PayPal on your entry form. A completed entry form and an entry fee must accompany each film. Entry fees must be in US funds. Money Orders and Checks also accepted, and should be made out to Festival League.
Entries can be submitted on DVD, Blu-Ray, digital file, or Withoutabox Secure On-line Screener. Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English or Spanish. Please send any press kits, reviews, or publicity materials only after acceptance.
Cost of shipping exhibition prints to the festival is the responsibility of the entrant. Exhibition copies must be sent to the festival prepaid. The festival can not accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. When shipping, please try to use as little packaging material as possible. Or skip shipping, and submit via Withoutabox Secure Online Screener.
Mail Entries to our Headquarters:
Costa Rica Docufest
223 Powell St. SE
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard if you wish to receive confirmation that your entry has been received. Please do not ask for signature confirmation, although you may ask for delivery confirmation. Feel free to email email@example.com if you would like confirmation of delivery.
SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION
Programming decisions are made by the festival directors and our selection committee. If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email. After acceptance, the presentational format will need to be in our office two weeks before the festival. Be sure to indicate aspect ratio of your film/video as well as any other special screening/presentation information we might need to know. We do not pay rental fees for submitted work that is programmed.
Although the art of filmmaking is not competitive, the festival will present awards to films selected as best in various categories: Best Doc Feature, Best Doc Short, Best Director, Best Foreign Doc, Best Environmental Doc, Best Comedy Doc, Best Drama Doc, Best Personal Doc, and many more.
RETURN OF ENTRY MATERIALS
Due to the large number of entries received submission materials and videos will not be returned.
Costa Rica International Documentary Film Festival
(Costa Rica DocuFest)
July 17 - 20, 2014
Montezuma, Costa Rica
El Sano Banano,
Amor de Mar