Submit Your Film

Submissions for the 2014 KAHBANG Film Festival are now closed!

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Submitting Your Film

Where do I send my submissions?

We strongly encourage you to submit a digital copy via Withoutabox.

If you are unable to submit your film digitally, you must send your DVD screener to the address below. Please write your Withoutabox tracking number on both the front of your envelope and on your DVD to ensure that your submission is processed as quickly as possible.

KahBang Film Festival
Tracking #: (write your Withoutabox tracking number here)
84 Harlow Street
Suite One
Bangor, ME 04401

How old can my film be and still qualify for submission?

Any film submitted for 2014 festival consideration must have been completed in either 2012 or 2013. Any film completed prior to 2012, is no longer eligible.

Do I really have to fill out the online application?

All films must be issued a Tracking Number from Withoutabox in order to be considered for the 2014 festival program. Unregistered submissions will not be viewed.

Are there any other submission requirements?

A press kit is required for all submissions and must include at least two high resolution film stills to be used in both web and print. For feature length films (Gen-Next/Music Docs) we also require a biography/filmography of the films Director, Producer, and Writer, as well as a statement by the director.

Press clippings, anecdotal accounts, and one sheet art (posters/photo of director) are not required but are highly recommended.

Do you issue waivers?

Waivers are limited and requests will be considered on an individual basis. Please send your inquiries to filmfest@kahbang.com.

When will I find out whether or not my film was selected?

We will contact you via e-mail during the first week of May 2014, please make sure the email you provide on your application will be operational at the time. Our Official Selection announcement will be made on Wednesday, May 7, 2014.

If my film is not chosen, my I speak with a programmer for notes or feedback?

Unfortunately, no. Although we would love to have the opportunity to speak with each filmmaker about their work, due to the volume of submissions we receive we are unable to correspond with all of our filmmakers individually. Each year we view far more worthy films than we have room to play, so please do not be discouraged if your film is not accepted.

Screening Your Film

If my film is selected for the festival, what projection formats do you accept?

We primarily screen DVD disks (Region 0 or 1). We are typically unable to screen other formats at this time. If you are accepted, you must provide us with at least two DVDs for exhibition.

Attending the Fest

Where and when does the 2014 KahBang Film Festival take place?

The Fifth Annual KahBang Film Festival will take place August 7th-10th in Bangor, Maine. See you there!

Where the hell is Bangor, Maine?

It is a real place, we swear. Stephen King lives here, so… look it up. It’s on wikipedia.

If my film gets accepted, do I get passes to attend the fest?

Yes, accepted filmmakers are typically given passes to attend the KahBang Festival, which includes the Film Festival, Music Festival and other festival events.