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Cellar Door Film Festival


Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is Ottawa’s first showcase of speculative cinema, which celebrates the creativity of the Ottawa film scene and spotlights the city as a setting for the sinister and supernatural. CDFF encourages film culture, education, and production in Ottawa by promoting the creation, screening, and distribution of local, national and international films in the Nation’s capital.

Nov. 5-7, 2015| Showcasing independent films made within the speculative genres | Screening the strange & unusual.

 

Website: cdff.ca | Faebook: /CellarDoorFF | Twitter: @ CellarDoorFF


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Cellar Door Film Festival

Festival
Festival presentation: 

Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is Ottawa’s first showcase of speculative cinema, which celebrates the creativity of the Ottawa film scene and spotlights the city as a setting for the sinister and supernatural. CDFF encourages film culture, education, and production in Ottawa by promoting the creation, screening, and distribution of local, national and international films in the Nation’s capital.

Festival Nickname: 
CDFF
Edition: 
2
Festival Logo: 
Cellar Door Film Festival Logo
Theme: 
Fantasy/Science Fiction
Horror films
Independent
International
Thriller
Underground
Festival Info
Next Festival Dates: 
11/05/2015 - 11/07/2015
Is the Festival open to the public ?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a market?: 
No
Does the Festival have a competition ?: 
No
Festival Submission
Film submission fee: 
Payment
Film submission amount: 
Varies
Submission accepted on Fest21.com: 
No
Film call for entry start day: 
01/26/2015
Film call for entry deadline: 
07/31/2015
Festival Contact
Festival Director Name: 
Gina Freitag
Festival Director E-mail: 
Festival Programmer Name: 
Renuka Bauri, Ramin Khanjani, Pat Mullen
Festival Programmer Email: 
Festival Press Contact Name: 
Meagan Campbel
Festival Press Contact Email: 
Festival Commercial Contact Email: 
E-mail for Webmaster: 

FESTIVAL MISSION

Cellar Door Film Festival (CDFF) is Ottawa’s first showcase of speculative cinema, which celebrates the creativity of the Ottawa film scene and spotlights the city as a setting for the sinister and supernatural. CDFF encourages film culture, education, and production in Ottawa by promoting the creation, screening, and distribution of local, national and international films in the Nation’s capital.

CDFF invites filmmakers to submit speculative films of both short and feature length, which include, but are not limited to, films made within the genres of: horror, thriller, science fiction, fantasy, avant-garde, experimental, the supernatural, alternative history, mystery, grind house cinema, and everything else in between.

DATE

The 2nd annual Cellar Door Film Festival will be held November 6th – 8th, 2015 (tentative).

DEADLINES

·         Early bird entries: June 30th.

·         Final entries: July 31st. (Submissions sent past this date will not be considered).

·         All entries must post-marked by the above dates to ensure entry.

ELIGIBILITY

·         Shorts – maximum of 30 minutes.

·         Features (includes mid-length features) – minimum of 31 minutes.

·         Only films made within the speculative genres noted above will be considered. 

·         CDFF will give equal consideration to local, national and international films.

·         Entries must be available for screening at the festival on DVD, Blu-Ray, or digital file (upon agreement with the festival programming team).

·         All films must either be in English or include proper English subtitles.

·         Misrepresentation, incorrectly completed entry forms, or missing information may lead to the disqualification of your submission.

·         If your film is selected for screening, CDFF reserves the right to promote it in media campaigns and to reproduce the film for internal and/or promotional use.

·         Films should be Ottawa premieres, meaning they have not been previously screened in Ottawa prior to the festival date.  This includes, but is not limited to, theatrical screenings, broadcast, online, and other public exhibitions.

 

o   Please note that any paid public exhibition in Ottawa or public online broadcast following the submission may void acceptance in the festival. Please contact the CDFF programming team at cdff.programming@gmail.com with any questions pertaining to eligibility.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

·         CDFF accepts both online and hardcopy submissions.

·         For hardcopy entries, 2 DVD or Blu-ray screening copies are required. Clearly label each disc with your: name, contact information, the film’s title, and run time.

·         Please include a complete credit list.

·         Please include the completed submission form.

·         CDFF does not accept pay-on-deliver submissions.  No submissions will be considered until submission fees have been processed.

·         Applicants who wish their submission materials be returned must include pre-paid, self-addressed mailing materials.

 

MAIL HARD COPY SUBMISSIONS TO:

Renuka Bauri                                                                          

C/O CDFF Programming

 371 Churchill Ave. North, Suite 5

Ottawa, ON, K1Z 5C4

Canada

ONLINE SUBMISSIONS:

Please use any of the festival platforms advertised on the CDFF submissions page. (link)

 

 

 

SUBMISSION FEES AND DEADLINES:

Early Bird: Local Shorts

Free **

Due: June 30th, 2015

Early Bird: Shorts

$15

Due: June 30th, 2015

Early Bird: Features

$25

Due: June 30th, 2015

Local Shorts (regular)

$20

Due: July 31st, 2015

Shorts  (regular)

$20

Due: July 31st, 2015

Features (regular) 

$30

Due: July 31st, 2015

** Local Shorts: Each filmmaking team may have one free submission and subsequent submissions are subject to the above registration fees.  To be considered a local short, the submission must meet one of the following qualifications: 

·         Have been written,  directed or produced by a current Ottawa/Gatineau resident

·         Have been filmed within 100km of Ottawa/Gatineau, Canada                 

·         Have an arguable connection to the Ottawa/Gatineau area, as deemed appropriate by CDFF.                 

All inquiries related to submissions may be directed to: cdff.programming@gmail.com.

Festival Organization
Name: 
Cellar Door Film Festival
Address: 
371 Churchill Ave. North, Suite 5
City: 
Ottawa
State: 
ON
Zip code: 
K1Z 5C4
Country: 
Canada
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