For Filmmakers

Submitting to the Festival

The Kansas International Film Festival brings the best to the Midwest. We are now accepting entries for our 2014 festival. We seek socially conscious TV or feature length documentaries for our THINK! competition and independent feature length narrative films seeking exposure and distribution.

  1. Filmmakers interested in submitting a film for consideration to the festival should follow our link to Withoutabox.com.
  2. Please include Exhibition format preview screening copy (2 copies) and a Synopsis when mailing in your entry. Carefully label all preview DVDs with your name, film title, and running time. Screeners will not be returned.
  3. Be aware of deadlines! Save money, submit early!
    Early Bird Deadline – February 28
    Regular Deadline – March 28
    Late Deadline – April 28
    WAB Extended Deadline – May 28 Entries must be submitted through Withoutabox after April 28. Please be advised that each deadline has its own submission entry fee. We will not screen films that have previously screened in the Kansas City area. You may submit your film on DVD or Blu-Ray for review. If accepted into the festival, films must be available on Blu-Ray.
  4. Send entry materials (postmarked no later than May 28) to:
    Kansas International Film Festival
    Attn: Glenwood Arts/Photoplay Inc.
    3859 West 95 Street
    Overland Park, KS 66206

Submission Rules

Deadlines

  • Early Bird Deadline – February 28
  • Regular Deadline – March 28
  • Late Deadline – April 28
  • Extended Deadline – May 28

Please be advised that each deadline has its own submission entry fee. We will not screen films that have previously screened in the Kansas City area. You may submit your film on DVD for review. If accepted into the festival, films must be available on DVD (Blue Ray preferred) .

Entry Fees

  • $30 per entry by February 28th (early bird deadline)
  • $40 per entry by March 28th  (regular deadline)
  • $50 per entry by April 28th  (late deadline)
  • $75 per entry by May 28th  (WAB extended deadline)

These fees are nonrefundable. Discounted fees apply for Without A Box upgraded projects and for entry fees greater than $15.

Competition Award

The winners of the Audience Award for Best Narrative and Best Documentary will each receive a week long run at the one of the Fine Arts Theatres,  courtesy of the Fine Arts Theatre Group. Dates and conditions will be worked out with the Theatre after the festival. This is an amazing opportunity for your film to be seen by even more people!

Eligibility

Feature Films: Narrative, Documentary & Experimental.

Formats

Festival exhibition format is Blu-Ray

Publicity

For information on how to enter the Kansas International Film Festival, visit our Publicity page.

Notification

Filmmakers will be notified via email about film acceptance/rejection no later than August 15, 2013.

Consent

Participation in the Kansas International Film Festival implies understanding and acceptance of festival regulations.

Terms of Agreement

  1. The number, times, dates and locations of screenings of films are at the discretion of the Kansas International Film Festival.
  2. The film supplier will be responsible for the cost of shipment to the Festival. The Festival will return the film postage prepaid to the address provided by the supplier on the final acceptance contract. If you have a change of address, please contact us immediately to assure the safe return of your film.
  3. The Kansas International Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize a clip not to exceed 90 seconds in length from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
  4. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening and understands, and accepts these requirements and regulations.

Entrants shall indemnify and hold harmless, the Kansas International Film Festival, Fine Arts Theatre, Inc.,  and Photoplay, Inc. from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fee, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening and loss of or damage to the screening DVD’s or media entered.