4th Annual

Conscious Media Film Festival

June 19, 2013 to July 22, 2013


Conscious Media Short Film


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
February 28, 2013
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *
Regular Deadline
May 1, 2013
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *
Late Deadline (GaiamTV.com consideration ONLY)
May 24, 2013
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

June 3, 2013

Shorts: From 1 minutes to 40 minutes

Projects completed after June 1, 2011

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
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Media Files
  .FLV (Flash Video)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Conscious Media Short Award
Sponsor:Gaiam, Inc.
Cash Award Value: 1,500 U.S. Dollar
Value of Goods/Services: 1,500 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

The Conscious Media Film Festival screenings will be held on the evenings of June 19th and 20th, 2013, at the historic art-deco Boulder Theater in beautiful downtown Boulder, Colorado. In concert with the distinguished Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) Conference, the festival will screen two narrative features, two documentaries and four to six shorts.

A jury of conscious media filmmakers, producers, and thought leaders will decide the winners in each category. The awards are as follows:

$5,000 for best narrative feature with a potential distribution agreement
$5,000 for best documentary with a potential distribution agreement
$1,500 for best short with a potential distribution agreement

Our festival awards are underwritten by generous sponsorship from GaiamTV.com. In a selection process unique to the Conscious Media Film Festival and our relationship with GaiamTV.com, finalists for the Festival will be chosen through voting by members on GaiamTV.com.

During our voting period from May 15th through May 31st, top submissions will air on GaiamTV.com. Films screened on GaiamTV.com will be available ONLY to subscribers of GaiamTV.com and after the voting period ends all films will be removed.

Viewers will select the best films in each category based on rankings. Each subscriber can only rank a film once. Those films ranked highest by GaiamTV.com subscribers will be official selections for the Festival.

Please note that because of our relationship with GaiamTV.com, all filmmakers, producers and artists who submit their films to the Conscious Media Film Festival agree to have their films screened on GaiamTV.com during the voting period (but not beyond that period). If you do not want your film to air on GaiamTV.com during the voting period, please email the festival organizers. Note also that films that are not screened on GaiamTV.com are less likely to be selected for the Festival. Filmmakers will be informed BEFORE their films are screened on GaiamTV.com.

The filmmaker is responsible for clearing all rights to the material in their film. Gaiam, Inc. is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Gaiam Inc. from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to 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 entered.