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Direct Package Requirements

Note: The instructions below only apply only to filmmakers who chose the DVD Screener Option for submitting their films:

ONCE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR FILM DETAILS TO US ONLINE, PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW FOR SENDING US YOUR FILM SCREENER, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE:

Thank you for your interest in submitting your film to the 2014 Toronto After Dark Film Festival.  After you have entered your submission details online (for full instructions see here), you should mail your film entry package, containing your film screener DVD to Toronto After Dark Film Festival as promptly as possible in order to make our submission deadlines. Please read the checklist below carefully before mailing your package in.

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN YOUR SUBMISSION PACKAGE:

  1. SCREENER DVD: Preview screener in DVD (ANY Region, NTSC or PAL) format.  If sending a computer-burned DVD, please test it on several makes and models of players before submitting, and ideally include a back-up copy. We also request that you do NOT send any press or media kits with your screener.
  2. CONTACT DETAILS MARKED DIRECTLY ON THE TAPE/DVD:  Preview screeners must be labeled clearly with film title, country, running time, and contact e-mail.
  3. PAYMENT:   Online submission fee payment is preferred, however If you are paying by cheque/money order, please enclose the payment with your DVD screener (as applicable).
  4. SHIPPING ENVELOPE:   If using a padded envelope for your entry, please use a bubble envelope, not a fibre-filled envelope, due to the damage they can cause to media. When submitting more than one film, please include a separate screener DVD, and any applicable payment for each.
  5. SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS: All submissions must be sent pre-paid, postmarked by or on the deadline you are applying for; the Festival will not accept collect or cash on delivery (COD) shipments. If using a courier company, please do not send your shipment by UPS, due to charges they bill to recipients.  Our recommended international shipper is Fedex. If the shipping company requires a telephone number for the shipping address, please provide the telephone number: 1-416-903-6050.
  6. U.S. & INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: U.S. & International submission packages should include all applicable labels, commercial invoices, customs declarations and waybills, for entering Canada, and must be valued at $10.00 USD or less. Packages should be clearly marked: Without commercial value. For cultural purposes only.

WHERE TO SEND SHORT FILM  ENTRY PACKAGES:

Peter Kuplowsky, Senior Programmer
SHORT DIRECT Submissions,
Toronto After Dark Film Festival,
371 Front Street West, Suite 185,
Toronto, ON,
M5V 3S8
CANADA

WHERE TO SEND FEATURE FILM  ENTRY PACKAGES:

Christian Burgess, Programming Manager
FEATURE DIRECT Submissions,
Toronto After Dark Film Festival,
371 Front Street West, Suite 185,
Toronto, ON,
M5V 3S8
CANADA

E-mail Contact for shipping:
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KEY DATES & NOTIFICATION PERIODS 2014:

  • ARRIVAL DEADLINE: All submitted DVD screeners must arrive at the address above, without fail, by August 15 at the very latest, in order to be considered for the 2014 Festival.
  • CONFIRMATION DATE: You will receive a confirmation e-mail notifying you of receipt your package by the end of August.
  • DECISION DATE:  All filmmakers will be notified by e-mail whether they have been programmed or not in the 2014 festival by the end of September.

Thank you for your submission to Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2014.  We look forward to receiving your film.

QUESTIONS? CONCERNS? CONTACT US!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our submissions process, please do not hesitate to email us at:
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