We like cover letters. Its an opportunity for you to communicate directly to the programmer. Use it wisely. Hints: Why should we program your film? What makes it a fit for Thin Line? Have you identified a local audience?
We want three summaries. The first should be a short teaser of your film. What is the elevator pitch? The second needs to be about a paragraph long and read like the back of the film's DVD or Blu-Ray case. The third can be a few paragraphs and should fully summarize the film from beginning to end.
Media + Extras +
High-res images are a must. Screenshots are acceptable for short films only. We want shots of the on-screen action and characters and not a shot of you holding a camera or pointing. We also like trailers. We watch them during programming and if selected they are a great sales tool for your screening.
If your film won't be finished by the submission deadline it's OK! Go ahead and submit your film as it is on the deadline. Then tell us in your cover letter what isn't complete. If we really like your film, we'll wait.