SUBMIT ENTRIES FOR THE 8TH EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 23-28, 2017, LAGOS, NIGERIA.

a smallSUBMIT ENTRIES FOR THE 8TH EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, OCTOBER 23-28, 2017, LAGOS, NIGERIA.

Click to download form Ekoiff 2017 Submission form

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Submissions from March 1- June 30, 2017

Standard Deadline: June 30, 2017.

Late Deadline:July 15, 2017.

Call For Entry Form

THE MAIN SECTIONS

Feature Film

Short Film

Fiction

Documentaries

Short Documentaries

ELIGIBILITY

Films must fit into one of the seven categories:Feature Film, Short Film, Fiction, Documentaries,Short Documentaries,

All music and other copyrighted materials used in the films must be original or filmmakers must have obtained permission in writing from the owner, such permissions to be submitted with the film.

All films must be submitted in English or subtitled in English.


GENERAL RULES:

Films must be submitted on DVD for festival screening.

Films must be available for screening during the Eko International Film Festival.

Narrative and Documentary films with  distribution  (obtained prior to being selected for EKOIFF screening) or films produced, financed or initiated by a major film studio or television network are ineligible for competition, but may be considered for special screening. Selection for screening will be determined no later than one month prior to the festival. Films that have screened at major cinemas and on cable network or distributed to theaters prior to the festival dates are also ineligible for competition.

Films that have played in Nigeria in a theatrical setting to a public audience are not eligible to be screened at the EKOIFF 2017.

Additional Narrative Feature Film Entry Requirements:

Feature-length Films must be 50 minutes or longer (recommended length 90 minutes).
Open to anyone (and all nationalities) who wishes to enter.

Additional Narrative Short Film Entry Requirements:

Films must be short narratives of less than  50 minutes or less (recommended length 10 minutes).
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

Additional Narrative Student Short Film Entry Requirements:

Films must be short narratives of less than  50 minutes or less (recommended length 10 minutes).
Open only to students (must include proof of enrollment from accredited university or college).

Additional Documentary Feature Films Requirements

Films must be Documentaries, 50 minutes or longer
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.
Additional Documentary Short Film Requirements
Films must be Short Documentaries, less than  50 minutes
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

SUBMISSION IS $3
In a similar respect the EKOIFF does not solicit films to be in competition.
Only films submitted will be considered for competition.

Returns and Acknowledgments:
VHS tapes, DVDs, and press materials will not be returned under any circumstances. They will be destroyed after the final screenings at the film festival.
Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for each submission if you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your entry.

Safety and piracy issue

The festival is concerned that filmmakers’ rights should be protected against piracy. EKOIFF is establishing procedures that will guarantee these are up to profession’s best practice.

Submissions from March 1- June 30, 2017

I, (first name:)—————————————————-

(last name:)——————————————————–

Act as right owner hereafter described as “The filmmaker” own right

for the following film (film name)———————————.

Film Duration ——————————————————–

The filmmaker grants permission to Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) and Supple Communications Limited to use clips of your film for promotional use. ie official thrillers

Your submission of an entry into the Eko International Film Festival constitutes an agreement between you and EKOIFF and Supple Communications Limited, and that by submitting your film for consideration, you agree to all of these rules, terms.

Date../../2017

Name: —————————————-

Phone Number ——————————

Signature: ————————————-

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Send with your DVD to
Hope Obioma Opara
The President / Founder
Eko International Film Festival
Supple Communications Limited
17, Modupe Johnson Crescent,
Surulere,Lagos, Nigeria.
Tel: 234 803 303 6171
Email: submissions@ekoiff.org

NB- Please don’t use Ordinary Mail or Registered Mail  to send your film.
Use only DHL, UPS and FEDEX to send your DVDs

PS: ONLY SPONSORED PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED