Submission Guidelines

Call for Entries: Best Impact of Music in Film Competition

No requirement for completed by date.
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world
No premiere requirement
Projects may have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS - NTSC DVD Region 0 or 1, or BLU-RAY Region 0 or 1
Do not send films marked "Screener Only" or with other watermarks, since you should be sending exhibition copies as your submission copies. Scroll down for details on DVD and BluRay requirements.

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES - May be Subtitled and/or Dubbed
EXHIBITION FORMATS - NTSC DVD Region 0 or 1, or BLU-RAY Region 0 or 1
EXHIBITION LANGUAGES - English Subtitles and/or Dubbed

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Black&White Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director

This category is a competition.
Gold Medal for Excellence
Sponsor:Various Prize Sponsors.
Silver Medal for Excellence
Sponsor:Park City Film Music Festival



Awards for the Independent Film Music Competition are given in the Categories of:

Best Use of Music in Short Film

Best Use of Music in Documentary (any length)

Best Use of Music in Full-Length Feature Film (narrative)

Features: minimum 60 minutes

Best Film with Music as a Subject (any length accepted) - This category is for documentaries about music subjects.

Best Experimental/Performance Film (any length accepted)

When the winners in each category are chosen at the Competition, the composer and the winning film itself will all be considered the recipients of the award.

Park City Film Music Festival, October 11 - 21, 2013.

Competition Screenings will be during the time from October 11 - 21, 2013 in Park City, Utah.

March 17, 2013 - Call for Entries Opens

Dear Filmmakers: Please submit as early as possible. The earlier we receive your film for submission, the earlier you may find out it has been accepted and we can begin promoting your film's screenings.

June 15, 2013 Earlybird Deadline\ Submission Fee $35, WAB Discount $30
August 15, 2013 Regular Deadline\ Submission Fee $45, WAB Discount $40
Sept 1, 2013 Late Deadline Submission Fee $55, WAB Discount $50 (Some Films Chosen, But Still Accepting Submissions)
Sept 15, 2013 Extended Deadline Submission Fee $65, WAB Discount $50 (Some Films Chosen, But Still Accepting Submissions)

Sept 20, 2013 - Final DVD/BluRay Exhibition Copies Deadline (if submissions are works-in-progress) \ Very Important: When you submit your submission screeners, please send them in Exhibition Quality without watermarks or "Screener Only" displays included. This way, if your film is accepted, then the Festival already has your Exhibition Copies, saving you the expense of sending another set of DVDs or BluRays and saving the Film Music Festival staff many hours spent obtaining the Exhibition Copies for screening. If you submit by online screener, please have your DVD/BluRay copies ready to send immediately if your film is accepted for Film Music Festival screening. As soon as you are notified that your film is accepted, be prepared to send the Exhibition Copies immediately. Thank you.

Films must be submitted on DVD format or BluRay (2 copies required, please) or by Secure Online Screener on Withoutabox. Please note that all films chosen for screening at the competition must be supplied to the Festival on DVD or BluRay format (2 copies required) by Sept 20, 2013.

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All submissions will be considered and films screened in the Competition will be chosen by a panel of film music and film professionals. All films chosen for screening are considered finalists in the Competition.

We highly recommend that you submit to the festival using (preferred and easier for filmmakers), however, we gladly accept submissions not using Application Form