Film Festival designed to screen innovative and unique films.
The Art Color Digital Cinema International Film Festival opened in 2014. The ACDCIFF offers a setting for filmmakers to premiere new work and for audiences to see innovative new films from innovative filmmakers. The festival is IMDb qualifying - the awarded films will be granted an IMDb title page.
The "Golden Piglet" award might include a cash award as well.
The festival will organize a cinema screening of the officially selected films in Montréal.
Student films and local filmmakers (Montreal-based) will get 50% discount. Please contact the festival for details/discount code.

Golden Piglet Award
Outside the Box Award
Best short animation
Best super short film
Best actor/actress
Best short film
Best short documentary
Best short screenplay
Best song
Best cover song
Best photography

Note: Art Color Digital Cinema reserves the right to change/remove/add awards and prizes any time with no prior notification.

The Art Color Digital Cinema International Film Festival opened in 2014. The ACDCIFF offers a setting for filmmakers to premiere new work and for audiences to see innovative new films from innovative filmmakers. The festival is IMDb qualifying - the awarded films will be granted an IMDb title page.
The "Golden Piglet" award might include a cash award as well.

GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS:

LOCAL FILMMAKERS:
Montréal filmmakers have to contact the festival to get a fee waiver.

COMPLETION DATE:
Films of any completion date are eligible for submission. Art Color Digital Cinema does not have any premiere requirements. However, the festival does take previous screenings and broadcasts into consideration when making its official selections, particularly when films have already screened in Québec and/or Montréal.

LANGUAGE:
Screeners and exhibition prints must either be in English or have English subtitles (both hard subtitles or soft subtitles accepted).

ROUGH CUTS:
Rough cuts are accepted for entry. If you submit a rough cut, we cannot guarantee that the programmers will be able to review an updated cut at a later date. If you are submitting a rough cut, make sure it is indicated as such on your submission copy. Include intended final running time and work remaining to be completed with your entry. Art Color Digital Cinema does not exhibit works-in-progress at the festival. Films must be completed by May 10 in order to be screened.

EXHIBITION FORMATS:
You must have one of the following formats available by May 10, if accepted, for screening at the festival:
Blu-Ray, DCP (Digital Cinema Package), or digital files: *.mov or *.mp4.
FESTIVAL NOTIFICATION:
Notification will be sent by email or phone to the contact listed on the entry form by May 15. You are responsible for updating Art Color Digital Cinema directly regarding any change to your contact information and ensuring that emails from acdciff@gmail.com are not blocked by spam filters.

SUBMISSION FORMAT:
Art Color Digital Cinema requires all submissions to be made online on Filmfreeway.com or by sending the materials to acdciff@gmail.com. Online screeners must include a Vimeo link to the film and the password. They can also be sent via WeTransfer.com.

APPLICATION DETAILS:
Submission fees are non-refundable.

AWARDS AND PRIZES:
Golden Piglet Award
Outside the Box Award
Best short animation
Best actor/actress
Best short film
Best super short film
Best short documentary
Best short screenplay
Best song
Best cover song
Best photography

Note: Art Color Digital Cinema reserves the right to change/remove/add awards and prizes any time with no prior notification.

ADDITIONAL TERMS OF ENTRY:
By submitting this film/screenplay, I understand that I am agreeing to the following: I own or control the copyright in and to, and am duly authorized to submit this film to the Art Color Digital Cinema International Film Festival (AC DC) and to the best of my knowledge, all statements on this document are true; This film/screenplay contains no material which could result in tort claims, royalty claims, claims for breach of contract, or claims of any sort whatsoever; If this film is selected for screening at AC DC, I grant AC DC the right to screen this film in Montréal, Québec, Canada, May 31; I understand and agree that this film entry, if selected for the Festival, may be used for promotional purposes for the Festival, AC DC and/or its partners and I grant AC DC and its partners the rights to use up to two minutes of footage, photographic stills and/or titles and information from the film for promotional purposes; I fully indemnify and hold AC DC and its partners harmless from: a) damage to or loss of the film print or videotapes en route to or from AC DC or during the course of festival possession of the entry; and b) from an claims which may arise in connection with this film. If a claim arises in connection with this film, I will bear all the costs of defence incurred by AC DC and pay any award of damages which may ensue. I also agree to reimburse AC DC for any attorney fees incurred in connection with the defence of such a claim. I understand that AC DC reserves the right to place my film in the appropriate competition category. By submitting my film, I am indicating that I understand, comply with and agree to the Terms of Entry and the eligibility requirements.

Overall Rating
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Networking
  • Christine Hally

    Great and friendly communication from the beginning. This festival is absolutely worth it and totally reliable. I wish all festivals would be like the Art Color Digital Cinema International Film Festival.

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much, Christine! We are looking forward to seeing you at the screening next year on May 31.

  • Paul Tillery

    I was honored to win an award in 2015. Alex always came across professionally through emails, and I wish the festival best of luck in the future--when I have another film ready, I look forward to submitting again!

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    You are welcome to submit again anytime! I will give you a waiver code if you contact me on email.

  • Fred Perry

    Was honored that one of my scripts was an award winner in this festival. Communications were excellent, and the festival organizers were very professional and personable. I will definitely submit more of my work to this festival in the future.

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    You are welcome to submit again anytime! I will give you a waiver code if you contact me on email.

  • Andre Gaumond

    I was please to receive an award in 2015. This festival are trying to fight their place and it will get better if they have public presentation. Good luck to everyone. Encourage them. They need it.

    March 2018
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    Response from festival:

    We're getting a public presentation this season - a live screening of the selected films on May 31st 2019.

  • Cory Reeder

    As an online festival I was impressed by the quality of films Alex and his team put together for the 2017 festival. Though the process there was great communication & feedback from the fest. staff.

    Sadly since it's currently an online platform fest, it's hard to network. But my fingers are crossed that as they grow, I'll soon be able to visit Montreal and mingle with the fine filmmakers ACDCIFF is able to showcase.

    Worth the time, worth the money. Thanks ACDCIFF!!!

    February 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Cory!
    We’ll have a live screening this year - on May 31.