The International Film Awards (TM) Newcastle/Gateshead is a festival to celebrate world cinema without language or cultural barriers. We want to discover, promote and nurture the art of independent cinema and exceptional film talent from around the world, and give emerging talent a platform to take steps forward. Hosted in the beautiful cities of Newcastle and Gateshead. Working in partnership with other International Film Festivals in sister-cities, our aim is to promote the work of independent filmmakers internationally.

Supported by Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council, International Newcastle and creative organisations in the North East of England. Our venues include the beautiful Theatre Royal, Northern Stage and other cultural venues across both the cities.

Filmmakers will not only get exposure to industry professionals but The IFAs would further support collaboration and co-production opportunities for our Film makers.

Awards & Prizes

Awarding the best of each category as well as best of Audience and Jury awards.
Our winners will also be promoted at International Festival Partners.

Awards and certificates would be given as best of each category:
Features:
Best Live Action
Best Animation
Best Documentary
Best Director

Shorts:
Best Live action
Best Animation
Best Documentary

And
Audience Award
Special Jury Prize.

Rules & Terms

Rules & Terms

THE INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS (TM) Newcastle/Gateshead

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR SUBMISSION

The International Film Awards (TM) - Newcastle/Gateshead (aka The IFAs) is an entity and trademark of The Independent Film Academy CIC (The IFA).

International Film AwardsTM (Newcastle/Gateshead) is a festival to celebrate world cinema without language or cultural barriers. We want to discover, promote and nurture the art of independent cinema and exceptional film talent from around the world, and give emerging talent a platform to take steps forward. Hosted in the beautiful cities of Newcastle and Gateshead. Working in partnership with other International Film Festivals in sister-cities, our aim is to promote the work of independent filmmakers internationally.

Supported by Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council, International Newcastle and creative organisations in the North East of England. Our venues include the beautiful Theatre Royal, Northern Stage and other cultural venues across both the cities.

The first International Film Awards (TM) Newcastle/Gateshead will take place in October 2017.

Please read these rules carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of the submission rules detailed in this document.

GENERAL RULES FOR ALL FILMS

General:

Copyright & Intellectual Property: The applicant (submitter) or producer/s of the film must hold and or own all the copyrights and intellectual property of the film or film materials in its entirety.

Payments Rules: Any filmmaker submitting two projects must fill separate forms and pay separate fee for each project. We reserve the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees. Any fee paid is non refundable.

Submissions Categories and Eligibility Requirement:

Shorts: Must be under 20 minutes, including End Credits.
Features: Films must be at least 50 minutes and above.

General Submission Rules:
Films that have had theatrical release or screened at festivals will be considered.
Re-submissions: Projects that have been previously submitted for consideration are eligible for re-submission, but only if the film/project has been changed significantly since the previous year/submission. Our programming team has the sole authority on its decision.

Language & Subtitles:
Projects in English Language: We require subtitles IN English with every project. Subtitles in another language may be requested.
Projects in Non-English Language: MUST provide with English Subtitles, as well as the subtitles of the original language may be requested.

Film Premiers:
Please notify if your film is a Premier! (Country or World)
Completion Status: Any project submitted must be complete on the day of submission, or otherwise must be discussed with the programming team in advance of the submission and clearly mentioned as work-in-progress.

Material & Formats:
Online Screeners: Private and Password Protected link only. (Via FilmFreeway, Vimeo or YouTube, etc.)
DCP: A hard copy in a Pen-Drive/USB Drive with Apple PRO-RES as well as H264 in [dot].MOV format. and 2 copies of DVDs.

Press KIT:
Stills: Every project is required to submit 3 stills from the film (other than the poster).
Trailers: Trailers are a MUST for feature length films and web-series.
Poster/s: Every project is required to submit a poster! Two in case of features.

Shipping:
All shipping and postage costs for the submission package/DCP and additional materials sent to and returned from International Film Awards TM (Newcastle/Gateshead) must be borne by the applicant (producer/filmmaker). No cash on delivery shipments.

Review & Decisions:
Once you’re Project is officially selected our programming team will contact you to discuss the filmmakers’ contract/agreement.