Cinequest Film & VR Festival

Cinequest Film & VR Festival
410 S. First Street
95113
San Jose, United States

Tel: 1(408)995.5033
Fax: 1(408)995.5713

2019,
Tue 5th Mar to Sun 17th Mar
Submission deadline: Fri 23rd Nov 18

2018, Finished
Tue 27th Feb to Sun 11th Mar

Festival Overview

CINEQUEST is a vanguard organization that fuses creativity with technological innovation to empower, improve, and transform the lives of people and communities worldwide, through Cinequest Film Festival and Cinequest Mavericks Studio

*CINEQUEST FILM & VR FESTIVAL showcases premier films, virtual reality, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology-empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences.
*CINEQUEST MAVERICKS STUDIO creates innovative and transformative motion pictures, television and distribution paradigms.

Awards

MAVERICK SPIRIT AWARD:
The Maverick stands apart from the crowd, creating and innovating from a place of personal yet global vision. Cinquest’s highest award has been received by J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, Chuck Palahniuk, Kevin Spacey, John Boorman, Harrison Ford, William H. Macy, Gus Van Sant, Spike Lee, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sir Ian McKellen, Robert Wise, Neil Gaiman, Jane Lynch, Alec Baldwin, Sir Ben Kingsley, and more.

CINEQUEST FILM COMPETITION
* Global Visions (Feature)
* New Visions (Feature)
* Best Documentary Feature
* Best Narrative Feature: Drama
* Best Narrative Feature: Comedy
* Best Animated Short
* Best Narrative Short
* Best Documentary Short
* Best College Short
* Best High School Short
* Audience: Dramatic Feature
* Audience: Documentary Feature

CINEQUEST SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
* Best Feature-length Script - $5,000 cash prize
* Best Short-film Script - $1,000 cash prize
* Best Teleplay (60 min) - $2,000 cash prize
* Best Teleplay (30 min) - $1,000 cash prize

Genres

Action Animation Art-house Asian Black Children Comedy Crime Documentary Drama Experimental Fantasy Foreign Language French Gay and Lesbian Horror Independent Jewish Musical Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Student Thriller Women

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Known festival contacts Contacts
Michael Rabehl
Programming Director
Antonea Colon
Screenwriting Competition Coordinator

Entries

Open to the public

Eligibility:

FILMS: Open submissions process. Films are eligible whether with distribution or not.

SCREENPLAYS: All genres are accepted for features, shorts and teleplays. Contestants from all countries are eligible. Screenplays must be submitted in English.

Formats:

FILMS SUBMISSIONS:
For the actual festival screenings: DCP and BluRay

SCREENPLAY SUBMISSIONS:
Script must be properly formatted according to industry standards. Digital submissions in PDF format only.

Fees:

FILM SUBMISSIONS:
Submission open May 1, 2017
Early Bird, Aug. 11, 2017 (Feature $50 / Short $35 / High School $25)
Regular, Oct. 13, 2017 (Feature $60 / Short $45 / High School $35)
Late, Nov. 10, 2017 (Feature $70 / Short $55 / High School $45)
Extended Late , Nov. 17, 2017 (Feature $75 / Short $65 / High School $50)

SCREENPLAY SUBMISSIONS:
Submission open May 1, 2017
Early Bird, July 14, 2017 (Feature $45 / Short $30 / Teleplay 60min $35 / Teleplay 30min $30)
Regular, Sept. 22, 2017 (Feature $50 / Short $35 / Teleplay 60min $40 / Teleplay 30min $35)
Late, Oct. 13, 2017 (Feature $60 / Short $50 / Teleplay 60min $55 / Teleplay 30min $50)
Extended Late , Nov. 3, 2017 (Feature $65 / Short $55 / Teleplay 60min $60 / Teleplay 30min $55)

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