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StarLite Film Festival

4 Annual February 26, 2015 to March 01, 2015

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160 West Plant Street
Winter Garden FL 34787
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Phone: 407-877-4736
starlite.filmfest@gardentheatre.org
http://starlitefilmfest.com

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

Narrative Feature - Domestic
Narrative Feature - International
Student Narrative Short - Domestic
Student Narrative Short - International
Student Narrative Short - Made in Florida
Student Narrative Short - Young Women of Vision
Student Experimental Short - Digital Avant-Garde
StarLite Online - Webseries & Transmedia Stories

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The StarLite Film Festival is a juried exhibition for micro-budget narrative films that take a closer look at untold stories, investigate fresh perspectives, and magnify unfamiliar faces. Completion budgets for features cannot exceed the equivalent of $200,000 (U.S.) or $10,000 (U.S.) for student shorts.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Garden Theatre celebrates the fourth year of the StarLite Film Festival in 2015. While we continue to focus on micro-budget features, this year we will also expand our festival by programming student short films for the very first time.

About the historic Garden Theatre:
Located in the heart of historic downtown Winter Garden on Plant Street, the Garden Theatre is a not-for-profit community organization committed to enriching, engaging, and entertaining through creative experiences. The theatre, which reopened 2008, showcases an atmospheric theatre in a Mediterranean Revival style venue. The Garden Theatre hosts live plays, concerts, movies and more to the residents of and visitors to the city of Winter Garden.

More on Theatre history here:
http://gardentheatre.org/history/index.html


ORGANIZERS
Andrew Gay (Festival Director) ; Andrew Gay (Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES
The Garden Theatre continues the StarLite Film Festival in 2014. This one-of-a-kind micro-budget film festival promotes the screening and development of feature length narrative films that are produced, shot, and completed for a total budget of less than $200,000.

4th ANNUAL STARLITE FILM FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 1, 2015

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENT FEATURE COMPETITION:
• Entries must be Narrative Films only. Documentary films will not be accepted.
• Entries must have at least 51% U.S. funding to be considered a U.S. Domestic submission.
• Entries must have at least 51% funding from outside the U.S. to be considered an International submission.
• Film submissions must be produced for $200,000 or less (pre-distribution budget).
• Running time for all Feature Films must be between 70 and 120 minutes
• Selected films must be made available in DVD or BluRay format.
• Films produced, financed or initiated by major motion picture studios are not eligible
for the competition. However, any film conforming to the above guidelines and purchased
by a studio after completion and submission to the StarLite Film Festival is eligible.
• Film submissions in a foreign language must be subtitled in English
• There will be a Best Domestic, Best International, Best of Fest, Grand Jury Award, an Audience Award, and other special awards at the Jury's and Presidents' discretion.

SUBMISSIONS:

• Entries MUST include a film synopsis and a complete cast/credits list. The synopsis should be a well-written, concise description of the basic plot and premise of your film. Maximum synopsis length is 150 words for features.
• You are not required to submit promotional photographs of the film with this submission (this is only necessary after a film has been accepted). But if you’d like to, please follow these specs and guidelines.
•HI-RES STILLS (300 DPI, AT LEAST 3” X 5”) ARE REQUIRED UPON SUBMISSION AND CAN BE SENT ON DISCS OR EMAILED TO STARLITE.FILMFEST@GARDENTHEATRE.ORG, OR YOU CAN
PROVIDE A LINK FOR ONLINE ACCESS TO IMAGES.
• The synopsis and stills may be used in the program guide and website, and will be available to distributors, members of the press, and filmmakers.
• If submitting more than one film, a separate completed entry form is required for each title.

SCHEDULING:
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• Films are scheduled at the discretion of the StarLite Film Festival. The StarLite Film Festival retains the right to make changes to the published schedule at any time and for any reason. Films may be screened more than once.

SUBMISSIONS PACKAGE SHIPPING INFORMATION:

• Submissions ONLY should be shipped to the festival office at the following address:

ATTN: StarLite Film Festival
Garden Theatre
160 West Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787

PRINT SHIPPING INFORMATION:

• If your film is accepted, the StarLite Film Festival will pay for one-way, regular shipping within the U.S. for the exhibition copy of accepted films. The StarLite Film Festival will not accept C.O.D. shipments. If selected, all video masters must be received no later than December 31st 2013. Films that arrive early stand a stronger chance of receiving a press screening. Final selected films should be shipped to:

ATTN: StarLite Film Festival
Garden Theatre
160 West Plant Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

THE FILMMAKER MUST ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE AS FOLLOWS: • Have read, understood, and complied with the rules and regulations; • To the best of their knowledge, all statements in their submission application are true; • The submitted film is not subject to any litigation nor is any litigation threatened; • The filmmaker is duly authorized to submit this film to the StarLite Film Festival; • The film was produced for less than $200,000 (pre-distribution budget); FOR FILMS SUBMITTED FOR COMPETITION: • Should this film win an award, the filmmaker is empowered by all parties legally representing this film to designate the following individuals to receive all awards: • In the event that no one is designated, the filmmaker understands that all awards be split equally between the director and production company of this film as listed in the credits of the film.