A) Eligibility Requirements 

1. Films completed on or after Jan 1, 2019 are eligible for consideration 

2. Feature-length films that are available for public online viewing are not eligible. 

3. Films shown at private screenings not open to the public (for crew, investors, etc.) are eligible. 

4. All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Dialogue lists are not accepted. 

5. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry to the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.



B) Submission Guidelines 

1. Feature-length films must be submitted via online screener hosted by Vimeo, on DVD or on Blu-ray disc. 

2. Only complete entries (including fee payment and screener) will be considered. 

3. Entrants are permitted to submit works-in-progress (i.e., without final color correction or sound mixing), but please note that the programming committee will only consider the version submitted. Subsequent cuts or replacement copies will only be accepted at the request of the programming committee. 

4. To qualify for student entry fee rates, entrant must include proof of student status at the time of production (copy of student ID, transcript, etc.) 

5. All films selected for the Festival will screen on Bluray/DCP unless otherwise arranged by the submitting filmmaker and programming team.



C) Shipping 

The cost of shipping an entry to the Festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted. All international entries must be sent “free domicile” to the Festival office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper.


D) Judging & Selection 

If a film is selected, the Festival office will contact the entrant by phone or email. The Festival does not provide feedback or screening notes to entries that are not selected.


E) The festvial organizers reserve the rights to change, cancel or re-schedule the dates, venue, awards & categories without consent or information to contestants.


F) The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.


G) Entry Fees 

Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable. Fees cover registration, registration notification, consideration by the programming department, and notification of the results. These fees may be paid by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express).

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