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01-Mar-2015 3:30pm PDT  

 

Films for the Forest

6 Annual March 15, 2015 to March 15, 2015

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P.O. Box 49268
Austin TX 78765
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Phone: 512-420-0101
info@rainforestpartnership.org
http://www.filmsfortheforest.org

DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Short Film Competition
Films that are no longer than forty minutes. All film styles (documentary, animated, stop-motion, etc.) are accepted. Amateur and professional independent filmmakers of any age and at any stage in their career may enter. You may enter more than once, but each film requires a separate submission. Films entered must be completed after December 31, 2013
This year's theme is ImaginEarth. Filmmakers are encouraged to combine their interpretation of the theme with a forest-related topic to create their films.
Short Shorts
Films that are no longer than four minutes. All film styles (documentary, animated, stop-motion, etc.) are accepted. Amateur and professional independent filmmakers of any age and at any stage in their career may enter. You may enter more than once, but each film requires a separate submission. Films entered must be completed after December 31, 2013
This year's theme is ImaginEarth. Filmmakers are encouraged to combine their interpretation of the theme with a forest-related topic to create their films.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Films for the Forest (F3) is an annual international short film challenge created by the non-profit Rainforest Partnership.
F3's goal is to create awareness of the threats faced by forests and their communities by encouraging independent filmmakers around the world to create inspiring forest-related films.
Rainforest Partnership's mission is to protect tropical rainforests by partnering with people at global and local levels to create lasting solutions to deforestation. F3 has raised over $60,000 for these projects in Ecuador and Peru.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Films for the Forest (F3) is open to short films completed after December 1, 2013. Films chosen as F3 Official Selections are screened as a part of the SXSW Film Festival Community Film Screenings in Austin, Texas during March, 2015. We believe in outreach wherever possible and will promote Official Selection films beyond SXSW, including to other festivals.

JUDGES:
F3 is judged by a panel of filmmakers and environmentalists including Oscar-nominated director Richard Linklater, who's been judging F3 since it's inception. Actress Eloise DeJoria is also a judge this year and we will be adding more, so please check back for updates.

PRIZES:
This year we're thrilled to announce the first annual Peace, Love & Happiness Award, a $1,000 cash prize. It will be awarded by the judges to a film in the Short Shorts category. We'll also award certificates to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize winners in both the Short Film and Short Shorts categories. We're lining up more exciting prizes, so check back for updates.

CATEGORIES:
Short Shorts - films four minutes and under
Shorts - films 40 minutes and under
Adult - 18 and older
Student - Grades K-12
All film styles (e.g. documentary, narrative, animation, etc) are encouraged.
A separate submission is required for each individual film submitted.

THEME:
This year's theme is ImaginEarth. Filmmakers are encouraged to combine their interpretation of the theme with a forest-related topic and create a unique film for submission.

CONTACT:
info@rainforestpartnership.org

VOLUNTEERS:
We?d love to include you as a volunteer for Films for the Forest. If you?re interested, please contact us at: info@rainforestpartnership.org

TWITTER:
You can follow us on Twitter at: @F3Festival


ORGANIZERS
Liz Coufal (Executive Assistant) ; Susan Griswold (Director of Films for the Forest)

GENERAL RULES
Online submission through www.withoutabox.com is preferred. Please be aware that if you do not already have a Withoutabox account, you will need to create one.
If online submission is not possible, entrants must send two DVDs of each film submitted to: Films for the Forest, PO Box 49268, Austin, TX 78765. DVDs must be clearly labeled with entrant's name, address and email, film name and total running time. The appropriate entry fee must be included with the DVDs. DVDs must be in the NTSC format and will not be returned. Please submit each individual film on a separate DVD.

Classes and groups are welcome to submit films as a group. If a group wins an award, only one award will be given to the group. If it's a cash award, only one check will be given to the group. The check recipient must be 18 years or older and pay all applicable taxes, but does not need to be present to receive the award.

Non-English entries must be submitted with English subtitles.

Entry fees are nonrefundable and may be paid in the form of Visa, MasterCard, check or money order paid in U.S. dollars with submission.

Please do not send us any printed publicity materials. Electronic press kit info can be included in online submissions but are not required and will not affect judging. If we need materials for festival publicity, we will notify you by email.

All entrants grant Films for the Forest (F3) and Rainforest Partnership the right to use film stills and portions of accepted films for promotional purposes, and the right to bracket submitted films with the F3 logo. Submitted films will not be used for commercial purposes.

Please contact info@rainforestpartnership.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing your film!


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I am providing Rainforest Partnership and the 2015 Films for the Forest film festival (F3) with a submission (the Film) for entry into F3. The term Film shall include any titles, scripts, books, photographs, drawings, and other materials or information provided in connection with the submission. By submitting the Film, I: 1) agree that I am the owner of all rights in the Film, I am a co-owner of all rights in the Film and am acting with the permission and on behalf of the other co-owner(s) of the Film, or I am an authorized representative of the owner(s) of all rights in the Film and am acting with the permission and on behalf of the owner(s); 2) agree that I am 18 years of age or older, or I include with my submission a signed, written consent from my parent or legal guardian, available at http://www.filmsfotheforest.org; 3) understand that any compensation or prize awarded for a film submitted to F3 will be determined and distributed at the sole discretion of Rainforest Partnership and F3; 4) understand that the Film will be reproduced, distributed, publicly displayed, digitally transmitted, and/or will have derivative works prepared based thereon prior to, during, and/or after F3; 5) grant Rainforest Partnership and F3 a non-exclusive, non-transferable, irrevocable, worldwide, fully paid-up, royalty free license to all intellectual property rights in the Film, including the right to reproduce, publicly display, digitally transmit, and prepare derivative works of all or part of the Film for non-commercial purposes; 6) grant Rainforest Partnership and F3 the right to use the name(s), likeness, and/or any additional biographical information of the filmmakers in connection with the Film and/or F3, and I further grant Rainforest Partnership and F3 the right to provide this information to third party sponsors of F3; 7) agree that the Film does not violate any law or infringe any right of any third party, including any copyright, trademark, patent, privacy right, publicity right, or any other personal or property right; 8) agree, in the event that the Film does violate a law and/or infringe a right of a third party, to indemnify, hold harmless, and/or defend Rainforest Partnership and F3 and any affiliates, sponsors, officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives against any claims, losses, liabilities, damages, fees, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) relating to such violation and/or infringement; 9) agree that the Film is not subject to any threat of or actual litigation, arbitration, or other adversarial claim or proceeding; 10) understand that submitting the Film creates no obligation for Rainforest Partnership or F3 to use the Film or to include the Film in F3, and I hereby relinquish any right to assert any claim in any forum against Rainforest Partnership or F3 based upon, arising out of, or otherwise relating to the submission of the Film, exhibition of the Film, failure to exhibit the Film, and/or failure to award compensation or a prize for the Film; 11) agree, in the event that a claim is asserted as described in Paragraph 10, to reimburse Rainforest Partnership and F3 for all losses, fees, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) incurred in connection with defending against such claim, and agree that in no event can damages be awarded in excess of the submission fee for the Film; 12) agree that these terms and conditions and all activities relating to F3, including the acceptance of the Film and exhibition thereof shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, United States; and 13) agree that I have read, understood, and agree to the foregoing conditions and the Rules and Regulations for submitting the Film to F3 available at http://www.withoutabox.com and http://www.filmsfotheforest.org, and that the foregoing conditions and Rules and Regulations shall not be superseded by any other information, including information elsewhere on the Rainforest Partnership or F3 website, any past conditions or Rules and Regulations relating to F3, or any alleged oral communications with Rainforest Partnership, F3, or any representative thereof. 14) I understand that F3 is a contest of skill with the Rules and Regulations for such contest available at http://www.filmsfotheforest.org, that any prize for a film submitted to F3 will be awarded based on skill demonstrated in creating and/or presenting such film, and that the award of such prize will be determined at the sole discretion of Rainforest Partnership, F3, and/or judges selected by Rainforest Partnership or F3 based on criteria determined by Rainforest Partnership, F3, and/or judges selected by Rainforest Partnership or F3. updated November 10, 2014