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The goal of the Depth Of Field International Film Festival is to help the winners in this competition achieve recognition and distribution opportunities. 

That is why we are a web-based competition, instead of a traditional film festival: 100% of our effort and investment goes into finding a market for you, not into renting theatres unless it is dictated by the distributors to further test the market.

To that end, we offer guaranteed distributor review, in order to give some of our top, “Best Of” winners a chance to be seen by the buyers around the world that matter, AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU, based on sufficient qualified entries.  For this free service, DOFIFF requires no contracts to be signed.

One such distributor, World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation (WWMPC.COM), is a diversified, established company founded in 1977.  With shareholders throughout the world, they are primarily involved in the development, financing, production and distribution of feature films, documentaries, short subjects, industrials, and television productions. 

WWMPC and its industry executives and board members have produced, distributed and consulted on a wide variety of film and TV projects, earning Academy awards, Emmy awards, and prizes from international film festivals:  selective festivals with only the highest caliber international submissions such as DOFIFF.

In order to insure that each film is studied and rated an individual basis, DOFIFF has instituted a system to insure that entries do not compete against each other, but instead are recognized for their own individual merits.  For all intents and purposes, they compete against themselves:  each entry is judged on individual merits and scored on an inherent value system. We want to insure that the judges focus is on you when it is your turn to be evaluated, not on all the other films that are in cue: this insures that they will not have comparisons going on in their minds when they should be focusing entirely on YOU.

Judges score entries on a performance scale and winning entries are recognized and awarded not only for Best Of Show, but also for two Awards of Excellence levels, two Awards of Merit levels, a Kudos Endeavor Award, or no award.

Best of Show honors are granted to the top scoring entry/entries for each season;  Awards of Excellence are granted to entries with truly exceptional artistic and technical achievements; and Notable achievements are recognized at the Award of Merit and 'Kudos' award levels.

The number of awards granted at any given level will fluctuate based on the total number of entries received for each competition deadline.
 

DOFIFF,  in  conjunction  with  the WRPN.TV Entertainment Network, may also  offer  a  unique  opportunity  to show your film to a world-wide community  of  video fans from 50+ countries that filmmakers would not normally  have  access  to, in the form of an optional On-Demand video play  opportunity.
On-Demand  will  be  available later this year for
“Best  Of Show,” “Outstanding Excellence,” “Excellence,” and even some “Exceptional Merit” winners, so don’t miss this chance to get in early and reap financial rewards for all your hard work.

ANY FILM RECEIVING A REJECTION LETTER gets FREE EARLYBIRD ENTRY into DOFIFF’s next competition

If your film is not accepted into the festival, you WILL receive these two benefits: 

  1. You will receive a letter explaining to you exactly what it was about your film that needed correcting or improving.  All festivals send out rejection letters, but they never explain why, and that can make you feel pretty empty.  We are going to help you, not just say ‘thanks but no thanks."
  2. If you can correct or improve the items that we suggested to you, you may re-enter the same film to DOFIFF in the following year for FREE if sent by the Earlybird deadline.  Again, we want to help you make your film better.

NOTE: NO WAIVERS.  Waivers are only for filmmakers who re-submit their same film to us after making suggested corrections/improvements to that original submission.