VIMFF 2014 Film Entry Regulations and Form
Film Entry Deadline - November 15th, 2013
To provide the outdoor communities of Vancouver and the Pacific North-West with international films and presentations on the topics of mountain culture and mountain sports. The Festival also creates a platform for the exchange of ideas between filmmakers, outdoor activists, and the public, while at the same time supporting the most artistic and effective ways of communicating outdoor-related issues. VIMFF is a not-for-profit organisation.
Categories and Prizes
A selection committee will screen all submitted films and choose finalists for the festival. The finalists will be notified in the first week of January 2014. An international jury will screen all finalist films and award prizes for the below categories. The jury selects eligible categories for each film; and films under 15 minutes are automatically eligible for the Short Film category. Finalist filmmakers will be contacted in late January; award winners will be contacted after the festival.
Festival Grand Prize: (Best Film Overall) / $1,000
Best Mountaineering Film: (The Alpine Club of Canada Award) / $500
Best Canadian Film: (Festival Award) / $500
Best Adventure Film: (Innate Award) / $500 in product
Jury's Award: (Festival Award) / $500
Best Mountain Culture Film: (B.C.M.C. Award) / $500
Best Rock Climbing Film: (Katherine Rae Award) / Equipment Award
Best Mountain Biking Film: (Festival Award) / Equipment Award
Best Skiing/Snowboarding Film: (Festival Award) / Equipment Award
Best Water Film: (Festival Award) / Equipment Award
Best Environmental Film: (Festival Award) / Equipment Award
Best Short Film: (Festival Award) / Equipment Award
Film Entry Regulations:
- Professional and amateur films from anywhere in the world are invited to participate. We welcome documentary, fiction, animated and experimental features dealing with mountain culture, environment, and mountain sports/adventures.
- There is no duration limit for a film, but it should be noted that if a film’s duration is over 60 minutes and there is a shorter version available, the shorter version is generally preferred.
- Films with non-English soundtracks should have English subtitles.
- Films with a production date prior to 2009 or films previously entered are not eligible.
- All submission materials will be retained by VIMFF and will not be returned.
- The Entrant grants VIMFF the right to copy the film to facilitate festival operations. This generally includes but is not limited to providing the film to festival staff and jury members, loans to media reviewing the festival, creating backups, and changing the media format for technical purposes.
- The Entrant grants VIMFF the right to use short clips from the film for promotional purposes. These clips are generally less than 15 seconds and are used to compose the VIMFF trailer, which is screened at the start of each festival event and is made available on the VIMFF website.
- Every single entry must be accompanied by a CAD $30 entry fee.
- A $30 CAD screening fee is paid for films screened at the festival.