7th Annual

Best Actors Film Festival

October 20, 2017 to October 21, 2017

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

All Feature Drama Categories
Submit your film to this category. Eligible for the awards for Best Actors, Best Supporting Actors, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Director. Need not be present to win. All actors in accepted films are considered for our highest awards. Best Actor or Best Young Actor of the Festival.
All Feature Comedy Categories
Submit your film to all categories. Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Director. Your film will be considered for all 4 categories. This Package is your best option to submit for more than one category. Your Actors will be considered for the Top Prize. Best Actor of the Best Actors Film Festival.
All Short Drama Categories
Submit your film to this categories. Your film will be considered for Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Director. All Actors from accepted films will be considered for our highest award. Best Actor and Best Young Actor of the festival.
All Short Comedy Categories
Submit your film to this categories.Your film will be considered for all awards. Best Actors, Best Supporting Actors, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Director. Need not be present to win. All categories will be awarded. All Actors in accepted films will be considered for our highest award. Best Actor of the festival. Best Young Actor of the festival.
All Short Dramedy Category
Submit your film to win in this categories. Your film will be considered for all categories: Best Actors, Best Supporting Actors, Best Ensemble Cast, Best Director. Need not be present to win. All Category Awards will be presented at our Awards Gala. All Actors will be considered for the highest honor. Best Actor of the Festival. Best Young Actor of the festival. Dramedy - also known as tragi-comedy, comedic drama, or seriocomic is a genre of film that combines
elements of comedy and drama, having both humorous and
serious content.
All Feature Dramedy Category
Submit your film for all categories. Need not be present to win. All actors in accepted films are considered for our highest awards. Best Actor or Best Young Actor of the Festival.
Dramedy - also known as tragi-comedy, comedic drama, or
seriocomic is a genre of film that combines
elements of comedy and drama, having both humorous and
serious content.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Best Actors Film Festival is committed to celebrating excellence in creativity and passion within the craft of acting and directing independent films. Our festival focuses on recognition for the performances and contribution of Actors and Directors in the film making process. All Actors and Directors including first time writer/directors are encouraged to submit their films.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

INTRODUCTION
The Seventh Annual Festival, held in Union Square, San Francisco, is a tribute to the performers and directors of your film. Best Actors Film Festival is created to entice film makers to reward the performers in their film, truly acknowledging their work. The Directors and Actors deserve special recognition for their hard work and performances.
Celebrate with us your actors and directors by recognizing their craft and commitment to their work.
Shari Carlson, the Creative Director of the Film Festival, has over 30 years of mastery training actors. A filmmaker herself, Shari designed this annual Festival to appreciate the talented team made up of Actors, Directors and Filmmakers.
The Festival Director, Jeff Carlson has worked tirelessly from the first festival to ensure the success of our festival. All films are screened in their entirety by our screening committee. Jeff recommends you submit your most talented Actors and Directors to our festival for special recognition.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Best Actors Film Festival is the destination you want, with the awards you deserve. This is an international, competitive, festival. We have category awards for Short and Feature, Best Actor & Supporting Actor, Best Director & Ensemble Cast.
Every filmmaker works hard at casting their project and directing the actors. The success of the film relies on the actor to portray their vision to audiences. An Actors’ performance determines the effect your film will have on an audience and how well it will be received. With talented performers your film is successful. Celebrate with us your actors and directors by recognizing their craft and commitment to their work. We hold a yearly Awards Gala in Union Square, San Francisco, attended by up and coming Actors and Directors, Casting Directors and Agents.. Accepted Films will be chosen for screening by our screening committee. All winners of the festival, including Best Actor of the Festival will be posted on our website. www.bestactorsfilmfestival.com


ORGANIZERS
Imaginative Productions
Shari Carlson, Creative Director; Jeff Carlson, Festival Director; Larry Mahaffey, Advisor

ORGANIZERS

Jeff Carlson (Director of Festival); Jeff Carlson (Director of Festival); Shari Carlson (Creative Director)

GENERAL RULES

The Best Actors Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt or clip from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition for viewing and promotional purposes.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to submit the film for consideration, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless from and against The Best Actors Film Festival 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 copies entered.

The Best Actors Film Festival Committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project submitted.

We accept most genres of film and video including, but not limited to narrative, experimental, fantasy, film noir, musical, western, sci-fi, action, adventure, comedy, drama, dramedy, mystery, thriller, biography, crime, parody, children's, etc.

All categories will be awarded. Need not be present to win.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Terms and Conditions.....

1. I have read, understood and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered.
2. To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true.
3. This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.
4. I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival and its Competition and understand that the Festival holds the right to screen my film for Festival screening and promotional purposes and to extract clips from this film for promotional purposes. I understand this may include online streaming of clips on Festival or Festival sponsor sites.
5. I understand that the BAFFSF ("Festival") are not responsible for any type of damage to or loss of the print during screenings, at any other time during the course of the Festival, while the film is in the Festival's possession or while en route to or from the Festival, and I release BAFFSF ("Festival") and Imaginative Productions from any and all liabilities regarding damage to or loss of the print while en route to/from the Festival or while it is in their possession.
6. Should this film win an Award at the Film Festival, I am authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing this film to name the individual(s) listed on the award (to be received upon notice of selection to Festival) to receive any and all award(s).
7. In the event the designated party is unable to attend the awards ceremony, I understand that the director and/or producer of the film as listed in the credits of the film shall accept any and all awards in their stead.
8. All categories will be awarded. Need not be present to win.

PERMISSION
I certify that I have the right to submit this project, giving The Best Actors Film Festival permission and rights to edit clips of the actors performance and show it at the screening rooms and the events for the Festival.

LIABILITY
Although every possible care will be taken with tapes and films while in our possession, we cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage. Do not send original prints or tapes. Please keep the BAFFSF notified of any email/address/phone number changes.
No videocassette or DVDs will be returned. Participation in the BAFFSF implies understanding and acceptance of all terms included in this application. All fees must be paid in U.S. Currency

SHIPPING
The cost of shipping all entries and films to the festival must be paid by the entrant. All entries must be postmarked no later than the appropriate entry deadline they were submitted under. Additional entry fee will be required if not postmarked by the appropriate deadline. Entries received with uncompleted information will not be considered.
Best Actors Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition for viewing and promotional purposes.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to submit the film for consideration, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless from and against The Best Actors Film Festival 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.

The Best Actors Film Festival Committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project submitted.

We accept all genres of film and video including, but not limited to narrative, experimental, documentary, fantasy, film nior, musical, western, sci-fi, action, adventure, comedy, drama, dramedy, mystery, thriller, biography, crime, parody, children's, etc.

All categories will be awarded. Need not be present to win.