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    First festival was hosted in 2010, independent and grassroots run festival Loch Ness Film Festival (SCIO) SC042926 is an independent showcase for filmmakers set in venues around Loch Ness. The 2013 edition is from July 26 to 28th

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Submissions


Submissions now open for 2014

The deadline is May 16th



Pay for your film submission online

Entry is £10.

Please carefully read the submission guidelines for more information.




If you wish to submit your film online to us and pay the fee, you can if you are registered with Festhome where you can upload your films or send them via vimeo links

or if you prefer to submit by dvd read guidelines and instructions below

Submission Guidelines

When is the deadline for submissions?

The deadline for submitting short films to the festival is May 16th Friday we shall be taking the guidelines and paypal link down from the website and picking from our selection.

How long does the film have to be?

Your film can be as short as 1 minute but no longer than 15 minutes, this is for our short film blocks to be screened on the Friday at the backpackers from 7-8.30pm and the Saturday 3-5pm or 7-9pm at the Craigmonie Theatre in Drum.

Does my film have to be in a certain category to be accepted?

We accept any short film of any genre but make sure you have a storyline not just live performance and make them entertaining and also smutty or Pornographic films will not be accepted but feel free to send them in!

I don’t live in Scotland or the UK. Can I submit a film?

We are looking for national and international submissions so yes. However your finished DVD will have to be in the PAL format. Also, if your film is not in the English language then it should contain English subtitles.

How old do I have to be to submit a film?

You need to be over 18 years old to make a submission to the festival.

When does my film have to be in by?

Submissions are closed on Friday, May the 16th when the submissions page is taken down, we then chose from the selection of short films and notify the selected filmmakers about the blocks their film will be shown in.

What else is required to submit to the festival?

We require all filmmakers to pay the submission fee of £10 via our paypal link on the website and to fill out our quick submission form to post off with your film on dvd to our address. If no submission fee is paid then your film will not be considered for selection.

Can I send more than one film?

No, we are only doing 3 short film blocks this year at the most, so spaces are limited this year and we want as many filmmakers to have their short film screened.

What about copyright?

You must have copyright clearance for all work submitted. This includes any music that may be contained in your film or films. This is not the responsibility of the festival organisers and by submitting your films you give us access and permission to screen your film at the Loch Ness Film Festival event and for any promotional purposes for the festival.

What other information do you need?

Along with 1 dvd pal copy version of your film fill out the form below and post it to the below address and pay the submission fee from our paypal link

LOCH NESS FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSION FORM 2014

Where do I send my film to?

LOCH NESS FILM FESTIVAL
6 DOVECOTE PARK
CULLODEN
INVERNESS
IV2 7EU
SCOTLAND
UK

Please note – we are unable to return your films and do not post them via recorded or special delivery, we will email you upon arrival of your film

How will I know my film has been accepted?

We will contact you to let you know by the end of May from our email address lochnessfilmfestival@hotmail.com