Grimmfest 2018 is a very special year for us, it’s our 10th Anniversary!
GRIMMFEST is looking for independent feature-length and short genre films from around the world.
Our Standard Festival Participation Agreement (Terms and Conditions), which all submitted films are also expected to follow is as follows:
GENERAL RULES AND CONDITIONS
The 10th Grimmfest Film Festival will take place from 4th to the 7th Oct 2018.
1. Submission Deadlines
Submissions will be accepted from October 26th 2017.
The early deadline is March 31st 2018, the regular deadline is 7th July 2018, the late deadline is 4th August 2018. Early entry is encouraged but in no way guarantees acceptance.
2. Submission Format
Films must be submitted via online screener via submissions platform FILMFREEWAY.
3. Submission Eligibility
All submissions must have been completed after 1 January 2017.
Grimmfest generally requires at least a Greater Manchester premiere for all films.
Works-in-progress and films with distribution are accepted.
All films not in the English language are required to have subtitles.
4. Premiere Status
Grimmfest generally requires at least a Greater Manchester premiere for all films and they may not have been screened publicly online. All films may have screened at other festivals but just not have screened in the Greater Manchester Region.
5. Film Classification
All films screened during the Manchester Film Festival receive an age rating that is decided by the Manchester City Council.
6. Submission Fee
All FilmFreeway submissions for Grimmfest are to be paid by via Filmfreeway. The submission fee is non-refundable.
All shipping and postage costs, if the film is selected for the Festival, for all DCPs and additional materials sent to and returned from Grimmfest must be borne by the submitting party. Grimmfest will not accept Cash On Delivery shipments. Grimmfest will not absorb any fees incurred in British customs. All charges must be pre-paid.
Grimmfest endeavours to complete all selection procedures by 1st of September 2018 and inform all submitting parties, in writing, if their film has been successful or not after that time. Successful submissions will receive important information on shipping the DCP to the Festival, press and publicity, guest accreditation, contact information and how to make the most of participating in the Festival.
9. Festival Screenings
Selected films MUST provide a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) or Blu-ray in order to be screened at Grimmfest. The film title MUST be clearly labelled on the hard drive.
A selected DCP or Blu-ray must be received at Grimmfest no later than TWENTY days prior to its scheduled screening date.
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of Grimmfest. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Grimmfest reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Grimmfest will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.
No film may be withdrawn from the festival programme after its selection.