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19-Apr-2014 12:41pm PDT  

 

CREATIVE ARTS FILM FESTIVAL

4 Annual December 01, 2014 to December 31, 2014

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Official Home of "The Perfect Spirit Film Awards". The festival takes place online.
P.O. Box 823
Malvern PA 19355
USA
Phone: 610-889-4928
matterstone@aol.com
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Experimental Short Film
Regarding Creative Arts Film Festival EXPERIMENTAL SHORT LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be a MAXIMUM of 60 minutes, including credits. CAFF defines EXPERIMENTAL as a live-action film that is abstract in nature, and is not horror, fantasy, science fiction, thriller, drama, action adventure, or animation. The film may contain small portions of those categories, but overall it must portray an experimental environment.

Horror Short Film
Regarding Creative Arts Film Festival HORROR SHORT LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be a MAXIMUM of 60 minutes, including credits. CAFF defines HORROR as a live-action film that is not fantasy, science fiction, thriller, drama, documentary, action adventure, experimental, or animation. The film may contain small portions of those categories, but overall it must portray a horror story.

Fantasy Short Film
Regarding Creative Arts Film Festival FANTASY SHORT LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be a MAXIMUM of 60 minutes, including credits. CAFF defines FANTASY as a live-action film that is not horror, science fiction, thriller, drama, documentary, action adventure, experimental, or animation. The film may contain small portions of those categories, but overall it must portray a fantasy story.

Science Fiction Short Film
Regarding Creative Arts Film Festival SCIENCE FICTION SHORT LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be a MAXIMUM of 60 minutes, including credits. CAFF defines SCIENCE FICTION as a live-action film that is not horror, fantasy, thriller, drama, documentary, action adventure, experimental, or animation. The film may contain small portions of those categories, but overall it must portray a Science Fiction story.

Thriller Short Film
Regarding Creative Arts Film Festival THRILLER SHORT LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be a MAXIMUM of 60 minutes, including credits. CAFF defines THRILLER as a live-action film that is not horror, fantasy, science fiction, drama, documentary, action adventure, experimental, or animation. The film may contain small portions of those categories, but overall it must portray a thriller type story.

Animated Short Film
Regarding Creative Arts Film Festival ANIMATED SHORT LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be a MAXIMUM of 60 minutes, including credits. CAFF defines ANIMATED as a film that is not live-action. The film may contain small portions of those categories, but overall it must portray an animated story.

Action Adventure Short Film
Regarding Creative Arts Film Festival ACTION ADVENTURE SHORT LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be a MAXIMUM of 60 minutes, including credits. CAFF defines ACTION ADVENTURE as a live-action film that uses scripted performances to tell a story that is not horror, fantasy, science fiction, thriller, experimental, or animation. The film may contain small portions of those categories, but overall it must portray an action adventure story.

Dramatic Short Film
Regarding Creative Arts Film Festival DRAMATIC SHORT LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be a MAXIMUM of 60 minutes, including credits. CAFF defines DRAMA as a live-action film that uses scripted performances to tell a story that is not horror, fantasy, science fiction, thriller, action adventure, experimental, or animation. The film may contain small portions of those categories, but overall it must portray a dramatic based story.

Documentary Short Film
Regarding Creative Arts Film Festival DOCUMENTARY SHORT LENGTH FILM submission category entries, your film must be a MAXIMUM of 60 minutes, including credits. CAFF defines DOCUMENTARY as a live-action film that does not tell the story using scripted performances. The film may contain small portions of those categories, but overall it must be a documentary type film.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
As an online short film festival, the Creative Arts Film Festival (CAFF) is deeply committed to the art of filmmaking and our mission is three-fold.

First, we work to build maximum exposure for our filmmakers to fans around the world. CAFF believes that by building a legion of fans, every filmmaker gains more opportunity to work their film career to the level they hope for.

Second, we strive to have as many industry professionals as possible visit our website, especially during the festival run, to feature the filmmakers' work to them, with a goal of career creation to the top levels of the entertainment industry.

Third, to produce an exciting and unforgettable film festival experience for the fans of short films, and movie lovers from around the world.

CAFF feels our creative artists produce some of the best films ever made and we strive to do our best to celebrate and support their undying devotion to art and creativity, with an acknowledgement of their commitment and compliment to the craft of filmmaking.

Thank You and Good Luck from Terror Film Festival.



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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Creative Arts Film Festival is an annual international online international short film festival that is designed to showcase and promote filmmakers. CAFF runs every December online and we offer worldwide exposure, free promotional listings, prizes, and we are the home of the prestigious Perfect Spirit Awards. We also offer the opportunity for filmmakers to make money with their film by allowing the audience to instantly buy a copy during our Festival Run, and we take no percentage. CAFF knows the value of a good film, and we do our best to let every creative artist know that it is all about them and their project.

“CAFF believes that it is through a legion of fans that filmmakers can build a solid career in entertainment.”
~ Fel Angel, Festival Director, Creative Arts Film Festival

CAFF considers short length films that are a MAXIMUM of 60 minutes (including credits), and we offer filmmakers premiere exposure to entertainment industry professionals and fans worldwide via our website. We are completely driven by love of the craft and our festival is committed to the filmmakers who bring great short films to the world.

Founded by filmmaker and creative artist, Fel Angel, CAFF is like no other film festival, because it is designed to promote YOU, the filmmaker. Our innovations are all designed to further YOUR career. Such as: The Perfect Spirit Film Awards – to bring recognition and credibility to your work; Submitted Films Listings – Our massive additional promotional vehicle for our creative artists JUST FOR SUBMITTING A PROJECT. These are all unique marketing ideas that no other film festival in the world had ever offered before CAFF. We are proud to offer them to our filmmakers.

CAFF offers these initiatives because it brings more attention to YOU, the creative artist. They were pioneered to better serve the filmmaker. And, mixed with our marketing efforts, CAFF does all it can do to get you and your project in front of every single person around the world.

Thank You and Good Luck from Creative Arts Film Festival.

ORGANIZERS
Fel Angel

GENERAL RULES
First and foremost, submitting your film to the Creative Arts Film Festival (CAFF) in no way implies any ownership rights by CAFF to the submitted film. You own your project. If you are approached by anyone to option your film as a result of being listed on our website or being screened at CAFF, we do not take a cut of the deal. It is your film and all rights remain yours.

Please make all checks and money orders payable to “MATTERSTONE” (US Dollars only). CAFF does not accept cash.

To be eligible to screen, your film does not have to be a World Premiere or a USA Premiere. Whether or not your film has already been distributed or not, has no bearing on our selection process. Film selections and award nominees will be posted on the CAFF website approximately one month before the festival.

Films can be original or adapted works. However, ALL non-original portions of your film MUST be cleared through licensing. You must have permission to use someone else’s work. If you submit a film with copyrighted or trademarked materials included and you do not have written permission to use them, you will not be eligible to screen at CAFF. You must be legally authorized to represent the entire work, in writing. Also, you should copyright your film with the proper agency (in the USA it’s the Library of Congress). It is not required for screening at CAFF, but it is smart on your part to protect your work.

All production formats are eligible. Your film needs to be in English, or subtitled or dubbed in English. If you submit a DVD, please make sure it works. TEST IT ON AN ACTUAL DVD PLAYER to make sure it works. Sometimes, home-burned DVDs do not work, and YOU are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for CAFF being able to watch your DVD. Make sure your DVD works!

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FOR PREVIEW, WE ACCEPT:

1. A link to an online version of your film. Passwords are okay for the PREVIEW stage.

OR

2. A DVD of your film (NTSC, Region 0 or 1).


FOR EXHIBITION, WE ACCEPT:
If your film is selected, you will need to provide us with the following:

1. A link to an online webpage that has your film on it with no passwords or restrictions. The link must be emailed to CAFF at matterstone@aol.com by November 07. We will incorporate the link into our Screening Room to provide additional promotion for your website or production company. Please make sure your film plays easily with no glitches.

OR

2. A digital file (MOV, WMV, AVI, MPEG, or FLV) of your film, received by mail (address below) at CAFF by November 07. We will upload your film for the run of the festival, and then delete it after the festival run. CAFF does not download any digital files from the internet. The digital files must be mailed-in.

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Please submit your film under whatever category you feel is appropriate to best highlight your film. For your convenience, CAFF does not change your film submission category. CAFF leaves your film submission in the category you have chosen (example: if you submit your film as a drama film, rest assured that it will be considered as a drama film). Also, if you submit online, please print out your submission confirmation and include it in your submission mailing.

It is okay with us if you send in a DVD that is hand written. We do not select our films based on the packaging. CAFF does accept films that are Works-In-Progress. Only one movie per DVD and only one film per application. If entering more than one movie, you must submit each separately. Each project is judged solely on its merits.

Please clearly label ALL submitted materials with AT LEAST the title of the work. CAFF does not return submitted materials, so please do not send us your master copies.

In conclusion, we are all filmmakers here at CAFF, and we understand the trials and tribulations of both low-budget and major studio shoots. In our opinion, we feel what makes a great film is not spectacular SFX, great lighting, budget, or a truckload of celebrities. It is talent, vision, tenacity and grace. In our humble opinion. Therefore, we place no limitations on your experience level as a filmmaker, nor any limitations on your status in the entertainment industry. All projects submitted to CAFF are selected based solely on their entertainment value and execution. So, make a GREAT film. Because at CAFF, we reward talent.

All festival and screening decisions will be made by CAFF, and all CAFF decisions are final.

Thank You and Good Luck from the Creative Arts Film Festival.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

First and foremost, submitting your film to the Creative Arts Film Festival (CAFF) in no way implies any ownership rights by CAFF to the submitted film. You own your project. If you are approached by anyone to option your film as a result of being listed on our website or being screened at CAFF, we do not take a cut of the deal. It is your film and all rights remain yours. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Our door is always open to our filmmakers. Please make all checks and money orders payable to “MATTERSTONE” (US Dollars only). CAFF does not accept cash. To be eligible to screen, your film does not have to be a World Premiere or a USA Premiere. Films can be original or adapted works. However, ALL non-original portions of your film MUST be cleared through licensing. You must have permission to use someone else's work. If you submit a film with copyrighted or trademarked materials included and you do not have written permission to use them, you will not be eligible to screen at CAFF. This festival takes place on the internet, so it is VERY easy for owners of copyrighted work to find illegal uses. And we have no interest in getting sued. So, you must be legally authorized to represent the entire work, in writing. Also, you should copyright your film with the proper agency (in the USA, it’s the Library of Congress). It is not required for screening at CAFF, but it is smart on your part to protect your work. All production formats are eligible. Your film needs to be in English, or subtitled or dubbed in English. Whether or not your film has already been distributed or not, has no bearing on our selection process. Film selections and award nominees will be posted on the CAFF website approximately one month before the festival. If you submit a DVD, please make sure it works. TEST IT ON AN ACTUAL DVD PLAYER to make sure it works. Sometimes, home-burned DVDs do not work, and YOU are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for CAFF being able to watch your DVD. Make sure your DVD works! Submit your film under whatever category you feel is appropriate to best highlight your film. For your convenience, CAFF does not change your film submission category. CAFF leaves your film submission in the category you have chosen (example: if you submit your film as a drama film, rest assured that it will be considered as a drama film). Also, if you submit online, please print out your submission confirmation and include it in your submission mailing. It is okay with us if you send in a DVD that is hand written. We do not select our films based on the packaging. CAFF does accept films that are Works-In-Progress. Only one movie per DVD and only one film per application. If entering more than one movie, you must submit each separately. Each project is judged solely on its merits. Please clearly label ALL submitted materials with AT LEAST the title of the work. CAFF does not return submitted materials, so please do not send us your master copies. Also, CAFF cannot grant waivers for fees or deadlines. Please do not ask. ALL of your submission entry items (entry fee, copy of your Film, application form) must be POSTMARKED by the deadline date that you are trying to submit by, in order to qualify for that deadline date. CAFF does not screen anything that we feel promotes hardcore pornography, real-life cruelty to humans or animals, or hate. You hereby grant CAFF the right to utilize any excerpt from your submitted film for promotional purposes. The individual or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. By submitting your film to this competition you agree that, if your film is selected by CAFF, You grant to CAFF a NON-exclusive license to use, display, exploit and exhibit Your name, trade names, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, still images, moving images, audio sounds, your submitted film, material, information, and/or any other things received by CAFF, whether by physical or electronic delivery (including material and/or material(s) here, and above and below herein), publicly, at CAFF’s sole discretion to promote, market and advertise the festival. CAFF may also use excerpts from trailers of submitted films for promotion, to promote, market and advertise the festival. You also authorize CAFF to place your images and synopsis on our website, and films are reviewed by CAFF with the intention of selecting screeners for the festival and the work will not be divulged to any persons not affiliated with CAFF unless first permitted in writing by a legally authorized representative of the work. The individual or company submitting the film shall indemnify and hold harmless the Festival 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 items entered. The individual or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. Non-performance of any party shall be excused to the extent that performance is rendered impossible by strike, fire, flood, earthquakes, war, governmental acts or orders or restrictions, acts of God, physically defective product/equipment, or any other reason where failure to perform is beyond reasonable control of, and not caused by the negligence of, the non-performing party. Neither party shall owe any liability to the other party arising under this agreement for any indirect, special, punitive or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of profit or business opportunities, except as expressly set forth herein. Neither party makes (and each party hereby specifically disclaims) any, representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the services contemplated by this agreement, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, implied warranties arising from a course of dealing or course of performance or any warranties relating to title or non-infringement of intellectual property. Neither party makes any representation, warranty or assurance concerning any minimum or maximum number of viewers or screenings or celebrities or special guests or events. Except for payments due collected by CAFF as stated herein or on CAFF website(s), CAFF liability for any damages caused to You as a result of performance or non-performance or damage under, or not under, this agreement shall be limited in all circumstances to an amount no greater than one U.S. dollar ($1.00). CAFF attempts to remain servicing 24/7. However, acts of God do happen. In any situation, if anything negative or unwanted happens involving CAFF, CAFF will not be expected by You to be liable or responsible for the damage in anyway whatsoever, regardless of how severe the damage. Further, CAFF will not be expected by You to be liable or responsible in anyway whatsoever should CAFF or the CAFF website not be accessible. Furthermore, CAFF will not be expected by You to be liable or responsible in anyway whatsoever for any items that are stolen while either in, or not in, the possession of CAFF, in perpetuity. By entering CAFF, all entrants agree to the complete contents of the CAFF Terms and Conditions found on the official CAFF website at www.CreativeArtsFilmFestival.com. All entrants release and agree to hold CAFF and/or all other CAFF related entities harmless from and against any and all injuries, rights, damages, losses, claims and actions of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from CAFF or participation in CAFF and any CAFF related activity, in perpetuity. All entrants release and waive any claims with regard to CAFF and agree to hold harmless CAFF and/or all CAFF related entities from and against any and all claims of any kind that are or could be asserted with respect to any festival related matter whatsoever, in perpetuity. All entrants further agree to indemnify, defend against and agree to hold harmless CAFF and/or all other CAFF related entities from any and all liabilities, damage, costs and/or fees incurred in defending against any third party claim(s) or threat(s) of claim(s) asserted against CAFF and/or all other CAFF related entities arising from any entrant(s) participation in or conduct associated with CAFF, in perpetuity. CAFF and the CAFF Terms and Conditions are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States of America, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law, in perpetuity. For any dispute not subject to arbitration, entrant agrees to personal jurisdiction by the federal and state courts located in Pennsylvania, United States of America, and waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby irrevocably waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, and/or any other damages, including attorney fees, other than participant(s) actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e.- costs associated with participating in the festival competition), and entrant further irrevocably waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased, in perpetuity. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply. All taxes on or connected with any prize and the reporting consequences thereof, are the sole and exclusive responsibility of respective winners. All information by CAFF, whether publicly posted or not, is subject to change without prior notice. All festival and screening decisions will be made by the Creative Arts Film Festival (CAFF) and all CAFF decisions are final. Thank You and Good Luck from the Creative Arts Film Festival.