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Free Speech Film Festival

2 Annual: May 15, 2013 to May 15, 2013

  Non-Member Submission

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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
 
September 15, 2012
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00


October 15, 2012
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00


November 15, 2012
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00


December 15, 2012
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 60.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
15-Mar-2013


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 5 minutes
Features: From 5 minutes to 60 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
No requirement for completed by date.


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> Statement by the Director


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Free Speech Award
American INSIGHT's Board of Directors pledges to assist the final Award-winning filmmaker for six months after the Free Speech Awards Ceremony in May 2013, including social media promotion and global coverage by NTDTV.
Sponsor:American INSIGHT
This prize is shared with other categories.


CATEGORY RULES
By agreeing to the terms and conditions stated herein, participants in American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Film Festival unconditionally accept the following RULES + REGULATIONS:

Selection Committee
American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Film Festival Jurors will be selected from among the nation’s best known writers, recording artists, media specialists, scholars, historians, civic groups and cultural institutions. Upon request, jurors may reserve the right to remain anonymous. Jurors will not be prejudiced by length, nor subject matter, nor will they know, or give preferential treatment to films submitted to the Festival by American INSIGHT Members. Jurors will determine all Festival programming decisions; all decisions will be considered final.

Deadlines
-Film submissions for this Festival start August 15, 2012
-Submissions must be received by:
-Earlybird Deadline: September 15, 2012
-Regular Deadline: October 15, 2012
-Late Deadline: November 15, 2012
-WAB Extended Deadline: December 15, 2012

-Email Notification of acceptance or rejection by March 15, 2013
-Award Ceremony: May 15, 2013

Submission Guidelines
-Submissions must be made electronically through Withoutabox
-Guidelines must be followed by all applicants, or films will not be accepted
-Defective submissions will not be considered for acceptance into Festival
-Multiple submissions are permissible; however, each submission must be accompanied by its own Entry Form and submission Fee

Accepted Formats
-Withoutabox Online Screener
-NTSC Region 0 (or) Region 1 DVD

DVD Submissions
-DVDs submissions should be mailed to the address provided below for screening purposes:

American INSIGHT
Box 347
Penn Valley, PA 19072

-All DVDs must be accompanied by a completed entry form and a synopsis of the submitted film

-All DVDs must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee, unless the entry fee was paid through WithoutaBox

-All labels must state filmmakers name, contact information, title, run time, and the submission’s WAB Tracking Number

-PLEASE DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL OR MASTER COPIES OF YOUR SUBMISSIONS

-Press kits will be requested upon notification of acceptance

-Please do not ship any materials in fiber envelopes

-Participant is responsible for any and all shipping costs

Restrictions
-Age: 18 years old or above
-Uncompleted films will not be accepted
-American INSIGHT’s selection committee(s) reserve the right to determine inappropriate content, such as violence, hate speech, defamation, or pornography; if any content is deemed by the committee(s) to be such, the film will be rejected
-Previously broadcasted and/or independently/commercially distributed films will not be accepted

Length
-No submissions can be greater than 60 minutes in length, or less than 60 seconds

International Submission Guidelines
-International submissions will ONLY be accepted through Withoutabox, including the Entry Form, Entry Fee, and Membership Trailer
-All non-English films must include English subtitles
-All International film submissions must agree with copyright rules and regulations
-If selected for inclusion in the Festival, you must make available a DVD (NTSC Region 0 (or) 1) for exhibition purposes

Member’s Trailers
-American INSIGHT Members may submit Trailers of 120 seconds or less along with their signed Entry Form, Entry Fee, and Film Members’ Trailers will be included in American INSIGHT’s online pre-Festival promotional activities.
-Trailers can be submitted by DVD, YouTube link, or Withoutabox
-All terms and conditions regarding American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Film Festival apply to Trailer content

Notifications
-Submitter is responsible for notifying American INSIGHT of any and all changes in contact information as soon as they occur
-All communication will be through email to the primary email address provided including: reception of submissions, acceptance and non-acceptance of submissions into Festival, defective submissions, etc
-Notification of acceptance status will be sent on March 15, 2013

Official Selections
Films selected for inclusion by American INSIGHT and its Free Speech Film Festival may be promoted as being an “Official Selection” of American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Film Festival. American INSIGHT grants the filmmakers of these “Official Selections” the right to promote their films as “Official Selections” of American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Film Festival. Acceptance of the film by American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Film in no way obligates the Festival to screen or award any film and such additional actions are done so at the discretion of the Festival and its committee(s). Official selections for American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Film Festival may be based on the techniques and skills used to craft the selections or the artistic nature of the selections. A film being selected is in no way an endorsement by the Festival of the film’s content.

Upon Selection
-If a Submitter has thus far not made a DVD copy of their film available, an NTSC Region 0 (or) Region 1 DVD should be mailed to the address provided below for exhibition
purposes:
American INSIGHT
Box 347
Penn Valley, PA 19072

-All labels must state filmmakers name, contact information, title, and run time

PLEASE DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL OR MASTER COPIES OF YOUR SUBMISSIONS

-Press kits will be requested upon notification of acceptance
-Please do not ship any materials in fiber envelopes
-Participant is responsible for any and all shipping costs

Press Kits
-Do not submit press kits until notified (unsolicited kits will not be returned)
-Upon notification of acceptance, press kits will be requested and preferably should be submitted through Withoutabox
-Press Kits should include: still photos (300 dpi); synopsis of the film (100 words or less); optional 120 second Membership Trailer; filmmaker statement, photo, and biography

Upon notification of acceptance, three weeks before the Festival Awards Ceremony, these items should also be mailed to American INSIGHT by the filmmaker, if available: posters, flyers, postcards, etc


FESTIVAL MEMBERSHIP & SUBMISSION
$40 per film, submitted on or before September 15th
$45 per film, submitted on or before October 15th
$50 per film, submitted on or before November 15th
$65 per film, submitted on or before December 15th

What you receive:
-Permanent listing on Membership page of www.FreeSpeechFilmFestival.org
-Listing on Free Speech Awards Ceremony 2013 Credit Roll
-Subscription to American INSIGHT’s bimonthly Free Speech Festival newsletter

If your film is a Free Speech Awards “Official Selection” you will also receive:
-6 Free Passes to Free Speech Award Ceremony, Philadelphia, PA, May, 2013

FESTIVAL NON-MEMBER SUBMISSIONS
$50 per film, submitted on or before September 15th
$55 per film, submitted on or before October 15th
$60 per film, submitted on or before November 15th
$75 per film, submitted on or before December 15th

If your film is a Free Speech Awards “Official Selection” you will also receive:
-4 Free Passes to Free Speech Award Ceremony, Philadelphia, PA, May, 2013

If your film is a Free Speech Awards Winner, American INSIGHT's Board of Directors pledges to promote and assist the Free Speech Award-winning filmmaker in as many ways as it can until the next Free Speech Film Festival begins in August, 2013.’s Ceremony

Terms and Conditions
• Entry Fees are non-refundable
• Filmmakers retain the copyright of their film

General Information
• All archival materials used in your films must be credited within the film itself and be included within its run time

The submitter and/or undersigned expressly warrants that it has obtained all necessary copyright clearances for original works of authorship used in the film, and all rights and clearances necessary to exhibit the film.

The submitter and/or undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless American INSIGHT’s Free Speech Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, Fees, and expenses (including but not limited to reasonable attorney's Fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos submitted, and any claims arising out of or in connection with the exhibition of the film.