Download the mail-in entry form by clicking on the “NDS Mail-In Entry Form” link at http://EnterNDS.SHOOTonline.com For the submission, the DVD can be DVD-video or DVD-data; no blu-ray. If there are multiple entries on the DVD, make sure each entry is clearly titled, and each entry has its own chapter. Also make sure your mail-in […]
I am a graduate film student. I would like to submit my work and was wondering if there could be a waiver for the entry fee?
No. Sorry. But we do offer a 25% student discount for full-time students. Two ways to get this discount: Fastest…. Just enter and after you enter, email proof of student status, username, directors name (if different), and cardholder name (if different) to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will refund the discount to the original credit card the […]
Yes, that's what a spec commercial is. Just make sure you personally qualify and when you directed the spec work qualifies.. Read the rules before entering. And, please mark the appropriate category on entry form. It does not have any bearing on the selection process but important for the record.
I’m going to be submitting a spec commercial and wanted to know if I may put it on YouTube & Vimeo before submitting it. Just want to make sure I’m not going to disqualify my work by doing so.
Having your work on YouTube, Vimeo, or elsewhere does not affect your NDS entry.
I have uploaded the 3 videos I want to submit for the NDS Search. However, I paid for 4, is there anyway to get a refund for the last video because I am only submitting 3?
Yes. Send an email with your request to email@example.com. Include Username, Director Name, Name of Credit Card, and Date of purchase. Credit will go back to the original credit card used only.
By uploading multiple videos are they considered as a whole in regards to your body of work or do each of those videos have a chance to be selected?
Each piece of work has a chance to be selected as the one piece of work for the NDS Showcase.
If a submission is longer than 5 minutes, do I need to send in the complete project? I uploaded trailers for these two projects. One is a feature film, and another a 10-minute short film.
No, you do not need to submit the full work. Your online submission may include an up to 5-minute excerpt or trailer. If you are entering by mail, you can submit an up to 5-minute excerpt, trailer or you may send a DVD of the complete project with a note clearly saying what 5-minute portion […]
Your rules say, in terms of eligibility, that it must been completed during the latest fifteen month period of January -March. My question is, what does “completed” mean? Does it mean finished or released into the world?
One of the spots I’m submitting is completed but does not start airing until the end of April. Would the spot be circulated to anyone besides the judges during the judging period?
No videos selected or not get public view until Mid-May event at DGA event night.
I want to enter the New Directors showcase (category 1) for a TV spot I directed. Can I submit a directors cut or does it need to be the official spot that aired?
Up to you what you submit. Keep in mind, that if selected, your work would be shown at DGA and publicly on the SHOOT NDS Web Reel for 1 year. Meaning, if your Directors cut doesn't have proper clearances could be a problem for you.