2021 LDUB Documentary Film Festival
Call for Submissions
A new public environment brings a new structure to LDUB. Now in its 10th year the LDUB Film Festival remains LIVE with a big silver screen and popcorn on the floor. In the face of the current health emergency we will focus the festival on Documentaries forgoing our usual acceptance of all genres. We have reduced the festival to just 2 days of screenings, eliminating greet-and-meets, parties and award ceremonies.
As has been our tradition we seek to bring movie-lovers and movie makers together to share their passions for the best movies that we can find. We solicit material by filmmakers from around the world and are looking for films that are superbly made, relevant, and will engage our audiences. If your film is amazing, we want to see it, no matter what your age or where you're from.
Student competition is open to students from elementary, middle school, high school, college, art or film school with a valid ID submitted on FilmFreeway with their movie.
Past award winning movies have included animations by an 8 year old 1st time filmmaker to titles that have gone on to Cannes and been shortlisted for the Oscars.
We promote local filmmakers by showcasing their work and creating a collaborative space for the community and artists to share, all the while fostering the next generation of filmmakers. We offer works-in-progress screening for local filmmakers to get peer-to-peer and audience feedback.. We encourage filmmakers from around the globe to share their vision with our devoted audience here in S. Florida. We are resolutely democratic in our embrace of the documentary tradition on the local as well as the international level.
Again, your documentary may be any topic, any length. You may be of any age. Student submissions need valid student ID submitted with their movie on FilmFreeway. English subtitles will be required for documentaries not in English.
Please rush to: https://filmfreeway.com/LDUBFilmFestival, submit your movie and join us at the theater on Mayday.
The 2021 LDUB Documentary Film Festival will take place in front of live audiences May 1 & 2 at the Stonzek Studio of the Lake Worth Playhouse, 713 Lake Ave., Lake Worth, FL 33460. Masks, temperature check, theater disinfecting and all current mandated health requirements observed.
JURIED AWARDS INCLUDE:
• Best Documentary Feature
• Best Documentary Short
• Best Student Documentary
Others Awards & Prizes to be announced
FEBRUARY 28 2021 EARLY SUBMISSION ENDS
MARCH 1 2021 REGULAR SUBMISSION BEGINS
APRIL 15 2021 FINAL SUBMISSION
APRIL 20 2021 NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
Films 30 minutes or less TRT (Short) require a $30 entry fee.
Films longer than 30 minutes TRT (feature) require a $40 entry fee.
Early submission (before FEBRUARY 28, 2021): short $20 feature $30
Student Films (copy of valid student ID required): $20 Feature and $10 Short
Student films (copy of valid student ID) before the early deadline (FEBRUARY 28, 2021) : $15 Feature, $10 Short