What is the deadline for applying to the festival?
The Entry Form and payment deadline is November 1, 2019 for your work to be considered for inclusion in EIC 15.1 (2020) festival.
Frequently Asked Questions
What formats does the festival support?
Super 8, regular 8, 16mm, 35mm, High resolution digital file (Quicktime / AVI / any non-proprietary codec)
Does the festival charge submission fees for international submissions?
There is no fee for international submissions.
Do alumni of EIC pay entry fees for their submissions?
No, artists who have screened their work in our festival never pay entry fees again.
If I have multiple submissions are there entry fee discounts?
Yes. Individual entries are $25 each. If an artist submits 3 or more works, the entry fee is reduced to $20 per entry.
Are there festival restrictions in terms of when my movie was produced?
No, EIC accepts works produced from any year, century or alternative dimension.
Can I submit an on-line link for my film/video in my application?
Yes. We no longer accept mailed in applications.
I'd like to have a copy of the films shown at the festival. How can I obtain a copy?
Each year EIC produces a fundraising DVD collection that we sell on our website. If you participate in the fundraising DVD collection (see submission form), you will receive a free copy of the DVDs.
My film is not in English. Is that okay?
When will I hear back about whether my work will be included in EIC?
You should hear back no later than Feb 15.
If my work is accepted into the festival, will I be provided with travel funds to attend?
Sadly, we don’t have such funds. However, we can offer discount rates for visiting artists at our official festival motel, The Hiway House. Contact for details. We also guarantee that you will meet incredible artists, have deep and meaningful conversations about the state of the art, and more than anything, be inspired!