Submission Guidelines

SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN!

ReFrame Programmers are accepting submissions from May 4 – August 1, 2020 to be screened at ReFrame 2021 (January 21 – 24, 2021).


CATEGORIES

ReFrame is a documentary film festival focusing on social justice issues. ReFrame is looking for documentary films – Short (under 40 min), Mid-Length (41-65 min), and Feature-Length (over 65 minutes). Submissions must be assigned two categories to assist with our programming process:

Age – Youth & Aging

Arts & Culture

Environment & Food

International Human Rights

Health – Mental Health & Ability

Indigenous Rights

Feminist Issues

LGBTTIQ2S+ Rights

Local & Regional

Education, Science & Technology


PAYMENT

There is no fee for submitting films for consideration. ReFrame will pay screening fees for all films selected for ReFrame 2021. Fees are calculated according to the number of minutes of the film and in compliance with the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA) fee schedule for 2021.


ENTRY RULES AND REGULATIONS

In most situations, only films completed after October 1st, 2018 will be considered for official selection.

Distributors must limit their submissions to TWO titles only to be considered by the festival. Any further submissions will not be considered unless prior arrangements have been made. 

All non-English language films must have English subtitles.

ReFrame will only review films that have completed the online submission process, unless other arrangements have been made.

Due to limited resources, only films selected for the festival will be notified by email in November 2020. 

For films that are selected for the festival, we will require a QuickTime file to our specifications. We do not accept DCP as a screening format.

The number, date(s), time(s), and location(s) of screenings of the selected films are at the sole discretion of ReFrame. Filmmakers of accepted entries will be notified with these details.

If you have questions about your submission please email


FILM SUBMISSION FORM

To send us your film for consideration, please use the following submission form. 

Submit a Film

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