18 February 2011

Call for Submissions: Philadelphia QFest 2011

Post date: 18 February 2011
Deadline: 30 April 2011

Philadelphia QFest 2011: Submission Guidelines

Philadelphia QFest (July 7-18, 2011) is presented by the non-profit Philadelphia Cinema Alliance. If you are interested in submitting your work, please read all the information below and follow the instructions.


Entry Requirements

* The Festival is seeking all genres - features, shorts, animation, experimental and documentaries in film and/or video format.
* ONLY Films completed in 2010 or early 2011 will be eligible for submission.
* All entries must include a completed entry form and at least one review copy of the film in DVD format.
* Any number of titles may be submitted by an entrant. However, each title must have its own separate entry form and review copy.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submissions for the Philadelphia QFest is April 30, 2011.

Screening Requirements

* The Festival is able to screen films in a variety of formats, including 35-mm film, Digibeta, BetaSP and miniDV.
* All non-English-language entries must have English subtitles for preview and presentation. Exceptions may be made for entries with little or no dialogue.

If you have questions, please contact us before sending your entry.

Philadelphia CineFest Juried Competition

QFest Awards are granted in the following categories:

* Best Feature Film (50 minutes or longer)
* Best Documentary
* Best First-time Director
* Best Short Film

Competition selections are made by Festival programmers. Winners will be announced at the Philadelphia QFest Closing Night Ceremony July 18th 2011. As of this time, no cash prizes are given.

Shipment Packaging

Ship tapes or DVDs in a bubble-pack envelope.

International Shipments

All entries from outside the U.S. should be sent Air Mail Registered or by a parcel or express service. The Festival cannot accept entries shipped via air freight if customs and delivery fees have not been prepaid.

Return of Entries

Preview DVDs will not be returned unless prior arrangements have been made with festival staff.

Mailing Address
QFest 2011 Submissions
Philadelphia Cinema Alliance
Attn: Raymond Murray
234 Market Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106 USA

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