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17-Apr-2014 5:53am PDT  

 

RxSM -Film ExChange

5 Annual March 06, 2014 to March 13, 2014

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downtown
Austin TX 78752
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Phone: 361-935-8843
anthony@rxsm.org
http://www.rxsm.org

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Feature Length Films
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Any film under 60 min

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Our mission is to provide an alternative venue for independent filmmakers to screen during South by Southwest (The Official Film and Music Conference in Austin, TX) --RxSM happens simultaneously, but completely independently of South by Southwest, to give the thousands of cinephiles and industry professionals that come to the beautiful city of Austin, TX an alternative viewing experience. RxSM champions cutting edge and unique cinema and offers programming to the first time filmmaker that The Official Conference may not have room for in their programming.

By submitting your film to RxSM, you are also submitting to the Victoria TX Independent Film Festival that takes place April 3-6 in Victoria TX. TWO SUBMISSIONS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!!

We are a filmmaker's festival--founded by filmmakers, organized by filmmakers and programmed by filmmakers.

The programmers at RxSM are members of Film ExChange, an international network of indie film festivals that share programming and provide screenings for exceptional indie cinema year round. RxSM is also hosts the finals for The Crossroads Award Competition.



ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
SOME HISTORY

RxSM, (The Self-Medicated Film Expo) was started in 2010 by four indie filmmakers, Jeff Orgill, Anthony Pedone, Elizabeth Spear and Stephen Floyd after their films were not programmed by South by Southwest Film & Music Conference in Austin, TX. Unwilling to fall silent to their "officilal rejection" letters they mobilized and organized their own festival to run simultaneously with that Official Film Conference. Now in its fifth year, RxSM continues to provide an opportunity for filmmakers to host a screening and grants them a voice during Official Film Conference taking place in Austin, TX in March.

In 2011 the festival expanded across state lines with the help of ReelFest director, Rod Webber in Boston MA. ReelFest and RxSM took place on the same days, so the festival directors shared programming and cross promoted each other's festivals The two entities programmed a simultaneous world premiere of Elizabeth Spear's film LITTLE GODS, (the first feature film ever shot and edited on the iPhone4), Frankie Latina's Modus Operandi, Don Avlo's El Hijo La Chingada and a film that had its world premiere at the first RxSM, The Why.

In 2012 RxSM joined up with SLACKER MAGAZINE and pushed this same idea of program exchange internationally--sharing programming with The Radar Hamburg International Independent Film Festival, Foburg Festival in New Orleans and The Victoria TX Independent Film Festival. This expansion allowed us to grow the festival from one day to three days, and we were able to program 62 films.

In 2013 RxSM became home to the Crossroads Award Competition. Festivals from NYC, NOLA, Hamburg and Corpus Christi sent the winners of their Best Feature, Best Doc and Best Short film to compete for the Crossroads Award, and to be featured along with our regular submissions. Three films Watchtower (winner), Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (1st runner up) and Luminaris (second runner up) were selected to screen at the Victoria TX Independent Film Festival, and The Crossroads Award.The winners shared a $5000 cash prize.

What is the Crossroads Award?

The Crossroads Award is awarded to a filmmaker each year that shows unique style, exceptional craft, and the power to communicate their vision.​ given away at The Victoria TX Independent Film Festival in April.

Who is eligible to win The Crossroads Award?
Anyone who pays a submission fee is in consideration for the award. The RxSM staff nominates 3 films--one documentary, one short, and one feature to compete with the 12 films from the festival exchange program. The best doc, best feature, and best short from those 15 films 3 will travel to Victoria in April to be screened, and one will be selected by the jurors for The Crossroads Award. Those 3 films will split a $5000 cash prize with $2500 going to the winner of the Crossroads Award, $1500 for the 1st runner up and $1000 for the second runner up.

In addition to The Crossroads Award, 17 other awards are given away at RxSM, but for your film to be in competition you must pay the submission fee.

In the Summer of 2013 we had an anonymous donation of $350,000 in film production equipment. The gear included products from Blackmagic, Zeiss, Lectrosonic, Sennheiser and DaVinci. In an effort to encourage our alumni to produce their next films in Texas, we decided to pass this great fortune on to the winners of best feature, best short and best documentary. Each of these award winners will get $5000 credit towards the rental of our Blackmagic 4k cameras with Zeiss CP2 lenses, Lectrosonic & Sennheiser audio package and use of our DaVinci Resolve color grading board and software. YOU MUST COME TO TEXAS TO SHOOT!

What other festivals are in the ExChange program:

Victoria TX Independent Film Festival (www.vtxiff.com)

The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (​www.aobff.org)

The International Film Awards Berlin (www.filmawardsberlin.de)

Timecode:NOLA (www.timecodenola.com)

South Texas Underground Film Festival (www.Southtexasundergroundfilm.com)

Polly Grind (www.pollygrind.com)

What is, ExChange?

ExChange is a multi-market screening network comprised of seven regional, US and International film festivals.

To learn more about Film ExChange go to
www.filmexchange.org




ORGANIZERS
Anthony Pedone (Executive Director) ; Christine Elise McCarthy (Filmmaker) ; Christine Elise McCarthy (Programmer) ; anthony pedone (programming) ; anthony pedone (programming)

GENERAL RULES
1. Acceptance of a film does not guarantee airline or hotel accommodations for talent or production crew.

2. All program decisions are final, if selected to participate in the contest for the Crossroads Award, the festival will request authorization from the accepted submitter at the time of acceptance. Alternately, submitters may opt-out of the competition.

3. The filmmaker is responsible for the one-way shipment of the print, to RxSM.

4. All films accepted are press screened. You will be asked to send up to 1 additional DVD for press viewing.

5. All films are subject to reviews.

6. The number of screenings, days and venues is at the sole discretion of the Festival.

7. Due to high administrative and shipping costs, submission DVDs, videos and materials will not be returned.

8. We will not transfer PAL for viewing -- only forward NTSC format.

9. It is cost prohibitive for the festival to insure individual prints. Make sure you have your own insurance.

10. You may have screened before, It is extremely important that you include your WAB tracking number, film title, running time, and all pertinent contact info with your DVD.

11. RxSM is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

12. 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.

13. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless RxSM 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.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. Acceptance of a film does not guarantee airline or hotel accommodations for talent or production crew. 2. All program decisions are final, if selected to participate in the contest for the Crossroads Award, the festival will request authorization from the accepted submitter at the time of acceptance. Alternately, submitters may opt-out of the competition. 3. The filmmaker is responsible for the one-way shipment of the print, to RxSM. 4. All films accepted are press screened. You will be asked to send up to 1 additional DVD for press viewing. 5. All films are subject to reviews. 6. The number of screenings, days and venues is at the sole discretion of the Festival. 7. Due to high administrative and shipping costs, submission DVDs, videos and materials will not be returned. 8. We will not transfer PAL for viewing -- only forward NTSC format. 9. It is cost prohibitive for the festival to insure individual prints. Make sure you have your own insurance. 10. You may have screened before, It is extremely important that you include your WAB tracking number, film title, running time, and all pertinent contact info with your DVD. 11. RxSM is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. 12. 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. 13. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless RxSM 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.