ORION International Film Festival SUBMISSIONS 2018
ORION International Film Festival
Seeking original thought provoking films
FILM AWARDS Best Feature Documentary - Above 42min Best Short Documentary - Under 30min Best Animation - Under 30min Best Narrative - Under 30min Best Music Clip - Under 6min Best Experimental - Under 30min Best Virtual Reality - Under 30min Best Super Short - Under 1min + Overall Best Cinematography Overall Best Editing Overall Best Film
PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS Best Portrait - 1 Image (Digital Delivery) Best Architecture - 1 Image (Digital Delivery) Best Abstract - 1 Image (Digital Delivery) Best Documentary Photographic Essay - 6 to 12 Images - Any Subject (Digital Delivery)
Officially selected films and winners will be decided by an industry panel. All entries are judged based on 6 key areas: Originality, Production Values, Cinematography, Performances, Editing, and Sound Design.
All selected works will be considered for craft categories: Best Cinematography and Best Editing.
All selected films and winning films will receive ORION IFF Official Laurels Entrants retain all ownership rights to their films & photographs submitted.
ORION IFF FILM AWARDS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Films must have been completed between 2015 to 2017. If selected films must be available for download via Vimeo Screener, or sent via MyAirBridge. All non-English language films must have English language subtitles. If film has been viewed/available on the internet without a password it will not be accepted. Submissions must be uploaded and submitted no later than the deadline date to qualify for the respective entry fees. Late submission will not be accepted after the final submission deadline. If selected, a press kit must be provided.
Short excerpts or trailers can be displayed on the ORION website for publicity. Films will not be shown in their entirety.
Digital press kits should include:
At least three publicity stills from the film.
At least three screenshots from the film.
Stills must be submitted by email clearly labeled with film title.
ORION IFF PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS ENTRY REQUIREMENTS - PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS Photographs must have been taken between 2012 to 2017. Submissions must be uploaded and submitted no later than the deadline date to qualify for the respective entry fees. Late submission will not be accepted after the final submission deadline.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS By entering your film for consideration for the 2017 ORION International Film Festival, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the 2017 ORION International Film Festival. The ORION International Film Festival is also hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless the ORION International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. The ORION International Film Festival may opt to withdraw your work from the festival at any time for any reason. The ORION International Film Festival does not pay screening fees. By submitting your film/photographic images you acknowledge that the festival will not pay to present your work. ORIONIFF reserves the right to disqualify any submission without refund of submission fees. ORIONIFF does not issue refunds. CATEGORIES // ENTRY FORM