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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates of the LIDF?

The LIDF has recently changed format. The Festival now screens films every month in London and Paris. Films selected for the monthly screenings are part of the ‘Official Selection’ and are automatically nominated for the end of year awards. A three-day ‘Awards’ festival takes place in London in November.

Is the festival competitive?

Yes. The LIDF has been named a qualifying film festival by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Recipients of the festival’s prize in the Documentary Short Subject category will qualify for consideration at the Annual Academy Awards® (OSCAR®) without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.

Other Awards include ‘Best Film’, ‘Best Short Film (40 mins and under)’, ‘Film for Social Change Award, ‘A Conversation in Film Award’ and ‘Audience Award’

What is the submission deadline?

As the Festival programmes films every month it operates a rolling submission policy and accepts submissions at any time.

How do I submit my film to the LIDF?

Please use the on-line Entry Form. LINK. In case of difficulty using the system contact: info@lidf.co.uk. It is a simple process but try to ensure accuracy. After the Entry Form has been submitted you will receive a confirmation e-mail with an Entry Reference Number and details of how to submit your preview copy. If you need to contact the Festival Office please quote your Entry Reference Number. There is no need to print or sign off the Entry Form. Use of the on-line systems assumes acceptance of the LIDF Entry Regulations.

How can I deliver my preview copy?

The Festival only accepts digital on-line submissions. You can also submit via Vimeo or Daily Motion or any other unique on-line link.

Films can also be uploaded to the Festival dropbox: https://www.hightail.com/u/LIDF2014

If it is impossible for you to submit on-line please contact: submissions@lidf.co.uk

How much is the Entry Fee?

Short films (under 40mins) 35 Euros (Recipients of the festival’s prize in the Documentary Short Subject category will qualify for consideration at the Annual Academy Awards® (OSCAR®))

Standard Rate (Films over 40 mins) 55 Euros

How do I pay the Entry Fee?

Your Entry Fee may be paid on-line when you submit your Entry Form.

All payments must be in EUROS. No cash payment or foreign currency is accepted. Films submitted with the incorrect Entry Fee or no Entry Fee will not be reviewed for inclusion. Entry Fees are non refundable.

Does the LIDF accept submission of films already screened at other festivals?

Yes.

Does the LIDF accept digital press packs with submissions?

Yes

How do I know you have safely received my preview copy?

The LIDF does not send out confirmation emails for the films received. It is up to the submitter to ensure that all on-links and passwords supplied are valid and operational.

Are there any length restrictions for the films submitted?

There are no minimum or maximum time restrictions for submissions.

Can I submit a ‘rough cut’?

A rough cut or ‘work in progress’ may be submitted. However, this must be clearly stated on the Entry Form and a date given for completion. Normal submission fees apply and will not be refunded in the case of non-arrival of the completed film by the agreed date.

Can I alter my original Entry Form once submitted?

No. Changes to the original Entry Form cannot be made by the applicant. However, if it is an issue of substance that would compromise the film during the selection process, please write directly to the Festival at: info@lidf.co.uk

Is a printable version of the Entry Form available?

If you are unable to use the on-line entry form you must contact the festival directly at: info@lidf.co.uk

In what formats does the LIDF project the selected films?

Formats vary from venue to venue and we will be in touch to discuss precise requirements once the programme has been finalised.

How many films can I submit?

There are no restrictions on the number of films you submit. However, you must remember to make a separate on-line Entry Form for each film. If you are submitting a large number of films please contact the Festival directly at: submissions@lidf.co.uk.

Can I re-submit my film even if it was rejected last year?

You may re-submit your film. Many films do not make it into a particular edition of the festival due to the strong competition for limited places. We have screened films at the second submission. No account will be taken of the previous entry.

How will I know if my film has been selected for the LIDF?

The Festival will contact you if your film has been selected. Unfortunately, we are not able to reply to every unsuccessful submission.

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