Friday, December 30, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
12th International Film Festival of Thrissur
KW JOSEPH FILM AWARD-2017
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The aim of the K W Joseph film award, organised by the International Film Festival of Thrissur & K W Joseph Smaraka trust is to select feature films of cinematic, thematic and aesthetic excellence, for the promotion of film art through competition among debut filmmakers
BEST FILM: Rupees ONE LAKH with Certificate.
Films selected to competition will be screened in 12th IFFT.
National Competition for the first or second film of a Filmmaker.
2.1 Only films made in India by an Indian citizen during 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016.
2.2 The film should be in any Indian language.
2.3 Silent Films are also eligible.
2.4 The title of the film should be registered in India..
2.5 The Director should be an Indian national.
2.6 The applicant should submit a declaration stating the date of completion of the film.
2.7 Films certified by CBFC during the period 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016 are only eligible..
2.8 Films shoud be in any Indian language in 35 mm or in a wider gauge or digital/video format and as a feature film above 70 min.duration. .
3.1 An applicant has to fill the required fields and upload the bio-data, photographs etc. and also provide the details of entry fee paid electronically.
3.2 Entry Fee Rs. 10000/-.
3.3 The entry fee is non refundable.
3.4 Entrants are required to submit 2 DVDs (Tested / All Code), Promos, Trailers and a separate DVD containing Directors Photograph, Bio-data, Synopsis of the film, Stills of the Film, Posters, Pamphlets etc. packed properly and freight pre-paid.
3.5 Film should be sub-titled or dubbed in English.
3.6 Entries should be submitted along with a certificate by the Applicant that the film is the first or second film of a Director.
4. Payment of Entry Fee
4.1 The entry fee may be sent by electronic transfer using IFSC code mentioned below under intimation to International Film Festival of Thrissur (IFFT).
4.2 Account Holder: International Film Festival of Thrissur.
Account No. 40261100101892
Bank: KERALA GRAMIN BANK
Branch THRISSUR MAIN
IFSC CODE: KLGB0040261
4.3 If the entry form is submitted manually, the entry fee should be attached as a Bank draft in favour of:
INTERNATIONAL Film Festival of Thrissur
payable at THRISSUR
5. Cut off Date
National Competition: 10th January 2017.
5.1 Final Submission: All selected films in prescribed format should be received by the Festival Authorities by 10th January 2017.
5.2 Each entry form shall be accompanied by the material detailed below (soft copy of the same to be sent to IFFT).
5.3 Acceptable formats for feature films are:- DCP (Unencrypted), Bluray ,Full HD along with two DVD copies.
5.4 Synopsis (precise and not exceeding two hundred words) of the film, Director & Producer’s profile.
5.5 Director’s note in English and details of cast and crew.
The following should also be sent separately by e-mail to: email@example.com
1. Film Stills (5-nos) (200-300 dpi).
2. Director’s working stills (2-nos) (200-300 dpi).
3. Producer’s stills or Logo (200-300 dpi).
5.6 A declaration shall be furnished by the applicant, declaring that the information furnished are true to and he is responsible for the data/material furnished.
6.1 Successful entries will be acknowledged via e-mail.
6.2 Only selected applicants for Competition will be informed.
7. Pre-Selection Process:
7.1 Entries will be previewed by Pre-Selection Committee and the shortlisted films will finally be selected ..
8. Selection Process:
8.1. The decision of the selection committees will be final & binding on all and will not be subject to any dispute..
8.2. Films once selected and submitted for the final screening will not be allowed to be withdrawn under any circumstances. Participation in the festival implies acceptance of Festival Regulations.
8.3. In the case of faulty projection, the festival cannot be held liable for intangible losses incurred by Director, Producer or Distributor.
9. Rights of Festival Authorities:
9.1 Decisions of the Festival Authorities regarding all matters shall be final & binding on all parties.
10.1 It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders. IFFT will not be held responsible for the unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted materials within or relating to the submitted film. IFFT reserves the right to disqualify any film of any unauthorized inclusion of copyrighted materials.
10.2 Films should be censored between 1st January 2015 and 31st December 2016.
11.1 The Jury selected by the Festival Authorities will determine the winning films. The decision of Jury will be final and binding to all.
11.2 The Jury has the right to withhold an award in any category, where no entries, in the Jury’s opinion, meet its standards for award / recognition.
12.1 The DVDs sent for selection as well as digital tapes / media sent for the final screening will be retained for the Festival Archive. Also, DVDs containing photographs & publicity material received with the Entry Form will not be returned.
12.2 The Festival Authorities will have the right to screen award winning films in different centres in Kerala on non-commercial basis.
13.1 Insurance cost on films in transit will be borne by the entrant.
13.2 The Festival Authorities undertake to insure tapes / media against technical damage, fire, destruction, loss, theft during the period between their arrival at the Festival Office and despatch from Festival Office.
Should any dispute or difference arises between the Producer and the IFFT in respect of the films referred to, the decision of the Executive Director, INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL of THRISSUR (IFFT 2017) shall be final and binding on both the parties. The Arbitration Clause will not apply on the decision of Juries, which will be final and binding on both the IFFT and the applicant for K W JOSEPH AWARD 2017
15.1 IFFT is under no obligation to comments or feedbacks regarding the submitted film to applicant or any other representative of the submitted film.
15.2 For promotional / publicity purposes, clippings from any film entered in the festival may be shown on the National / International Television / Local network / Internet, etc.
15.3 Clippings of selected films will be put online on the official website of the festival.
All Communications, Entries, DVDs, and Documentation should be sent freight prepaid, addressed to:
International Film Festival of Thrissur,
5th Floor,Cochin Devaswam Board Building,
SWARAJ Round North, Thrissur 680001.
Mob: 9496168654, 0487 2333818
Monday, December 26, 2016
HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
East Hampton, New York - USA
April 7 to 9, 2017
|17th annual Hamptons International Film Festival - Screenwriters Lab, welcoming scripts of all types and about any subject matter for its 2017 retreat. The Lab develops emerging screenwriting talent by pairing established writers and creative producers with up-and-coming screenwriters. The mentors advise in a one-on-one creative laboratory setting while additional events bring the participants together with board members, the local artistic community, and other friends of the festival. One selected writer will also have the opportunity to present their script in a staged reading at the Festival in October.|
January 2, 2017 - Late Deadline
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MISSION AND OBJECTIVE
The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to celebrate the Independent film and to introduce a unique and varied spectrum of international films and filmmakers to audiences.
MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Filmmakers will have the opportunity to attend the Hampton's International Film Festival in October just a few months after honing their work at the Lab. Using the valuable experience from their mentorship and newly developed relationships, the filmmakers will be able to confidently represent their work to high level industry players that will be in attendance at the festival. Guests and attendees of the last few Festivals included Meryl Streep, Jessica Chastain, Joel & Ethan Coen, Edward Norton, Mahershala Ali, Morgan Freeman, Brie Larson, Richard Gere, Mike Nichols, Charlie Kaufman, Todd Haynes, Holly Hunter, Aaron Eckhart, Olivia Wilde, Sir Ben Kingsley, Harvey Weinstein, Adam Driver, and many more.
Qualify your best screenplay today!
Sunday, December 25, 2016
The Bentonville Film Festival (BFF)
Can you tell us a little about Bentonville Film Festival's commitment to women and diverse voices across features, shorts, and episodic content?
One of BFF's co-founders is Geena Davis; it was her work at the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media that inspired our initial formation. Today, we are proud to amplify voices from women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, filmmakers with disabilities, and veterans.
This commitment manifests itself in two ways:
1. We offer flights and hotel accommodations for the entire festival to all qualified filmmakers in an effort to foster a truly intimate, mission-centric, week-long collision of filmmakers, artists, and industry leaders.
2. We are the only festival to offer guaranteed distribution across all platforms to our jury award winners; we do this because we believe distribution, getting underrepresented stories seen by as big an audience as possible, is one of the big steps we can take toward progress.
What is the first thing BFF programmers take note of while reviewing submissions?
BFF strives to program films that explore issues surrounding gender and diversity made by and about underrepresented people. We want to push boundaries with our content while also programming films with commercial viability. At the end of the day, we program films with good stories, told in interesting ways, about places and people that we don't often see represented.
What advice would you give to someone submitting their film to BFF?
For the film to qualify for competition in the Festival, the film must have an Underrepresented Group in two (2) or more of the following roles:
How does BFF work with the entertainment industry to secure distribution for filmmakers? Can you provide some examples of filmmaker success stories?
Three of our founding sponsors are Walmart, AMC Theaters, and Lifetime television. Their commitment to the mission-driven content we discover, in addition to the commitments of partners like TV One and Starz, allow us to make meaningful offers of exposure to deserving filmmakers. The 2015 Audience Award Winning Documentary, In My Father's House, premiered on Showtime in early 2016. Jack of the Red Hearts, our 2015 Jury Award for Best Narrative, enjoyed airings on Lifetime and a limited theatrical run in 25 AMC Theaters. The 2016 Audience award winner, Floyd Norman: An Animated Life had a limited theatrical run, a collaboration screening co-sponsored by Essence Magazine, and is now available on Netflix.
What can filmmakers expect from screening their film in Bentonville, Arkansas?
Filmmakers can expect a Q & A to follow their screening. In addition to personalized technical support during their screening, festival staff are available 24/7 the entire week to ensure that guests feel like Bentonville is their home away from home. Time and again, filmmakers tell us how close-knit our festival feels. There's really nothing like it. The space that exists between our industry guests, panelists, filmmakers, and sponsor partners is minimal; over the course of a week, everyone runs into each other at the hotel, in restaurants, or at festival functions. We've been told it feels a little like summer camp for grown ups. We're all there for the same wonderful reason and everyone is incredibly supportive of each other. Because of the actual design of the town square, you're never more than a 5-minute walk to your next screening or panel.
December 26, 2016 - Regular Deadline
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Saturday, December 24, 2016
Maryland International Film Festival
March 31 – April 2, 2017
March 31 – April 2, 2017
Submit by January 13, 2017
For 6 years, the festival have been bringing in the finest films from around the world. The film festival became a 501(c)3 and launched in 2009 and now screens more then 70 films each year! Hollywood Director Joe Carnahan is the creative director.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Thursday, December 22, 2016
|DIGITAL BOX OFFICE|
AWARDS + SCREENING SERIES Santa Monica, California - USA
May 11 to 12, 2017
|Digital Box Office Awards + Screening Series, dedicated to providing independent filmmakers a platform to screen their films to Hollywood insiders. Located at the beautiful Laemmle Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, Digital Box Office Awards will screen the brightest and best independent films of the year followed by a star studded reception at the brand new luxury hotel, Dream Hollywood.|
Digital Box Office (DBO) is driven by some of the top decision makers from the film and distribution industry. Filmmakers accepted during the preliminary round of judging will be invited to exhibit their film on Digital Box Office's online platform where they will be judged by DBO members. The top performing feature, short and student films will be screened at the Digital Box Office Awards to a theatre full of industry executives and decision makers. This will be followed by a VIP Celebration with other award winning filmmakers, celebrities and major industry heavyweights. One exceptional filmmaker will be awarded a $10,000 USD cash prize, while the filmmaker with the winning film in each category will each receive $5,000.
January 15, 2017 - Late Deadline
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MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Screenings will take place at the Laemmle Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, California. The Monica on 2nd Street has been a fixture in the Santa Monica arts scene for 44 years - first as the "Monica Twin" and since 1981 as the "Monica 4-Plex." Now, after a complete rebuild, the venue's storied past projects to an even brighter future. The newly minted Laemmle Monica Film Center features six auditoriums, all with digital projection, wide and plush seating, and optimally proportioned, intimate viewing. The theater also boasts wine and locally-sourced craft beer at the concession stand.
Features, Shorts and Student Films are now being considered - qualify your film today!