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|BFF IMDb Script to Screen Award
|A competition, open to all comers, to write a script for a short film (5 - 10 mins). The prize is £5,000 to make the film of your script, a title page on IMDb, and the extremely rare IMDb enamel badge plus help with distribution at other UK festivals.
All UK applicants automatically receive 50% off kit hire from 180 Degree On Set Solutions/Visual Impact. Simply download the form here: http://bathfilmfestival.org.uk/special-offer-for-imdb-award-applicants/
|BFF IMDb New Filmmaker Award
|This is an award for the best short film (between 1-10 minutes) made by a first time film-maker.
The prize is £1,000 to go towards the winner's next film plus a title page on IMDb, an IMDb enamel badge and help with distribution to other film festivals.
All UK applicants automatically receive 50% off kit rental from 180 Degree On Set Solutions/Visual Impact. Simply download the form here: http://bathfilmfestival.org.uk/special-offer-for-imdb-award-applicants/
|We accept entries of particularly brilliant - original, well made, insightful etc - shorts of between 1 and 10 minutes to be screened before features during Bath Film Festival 2014.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Bath Film Festival is a showcase for the most creative, intelligent, and thought provoking new films and film events in the South West of England, providing opportunities for new film makers and reaching a diverse audience from the local area and beyond.
Our mission is to help make Bath a centre of film excellence.
The 24th Bath Film Festival will take place in Bath in 2014.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Now one of the most popular festivals in the region, Bath Film Festival was born 24 years ago.
In 1990, Bath Film Society screened a handful of French films. They were so successful that the society was left with £50 profit. Buoyed up by this, Chris Baker approached local businessman and film buff, Philip Raby and the three cinemas which were in Bath at the time and suggested a film festival. £1,800 was raised and in 1991 Bath Film Festival was born.
Since then, locations have changed and been added to, eminent industry names have given their patronage and film distributors have recognised that Bath Film Festival is a great outlet for previews of their upcoming gems.
As well as previews and Bath debuts, the festival is known for its range of feature documentaries and annual ‘Sound to Silent’ feature where we commission a musician to compose and perform original music for a silent film.
Of course, Bath Film Festival is more than a great programme of films, we also promote emerging talent and host industry workshops, run an awards scheme (in association with IMDb) and take Movie On the Move into rural areas, care homes and schools.
Our 'Big Picture' plan for the future is to establish a creative hub in Bath encompassing film and film education as well as the creative and digital industries, all under one roof, collaborating, coexisting and inspiring one another. We will build it...
Holly Tarquini (Producer)
; Philip Raby (Director)
; Philip Raby (Director)
1 We accept films made anywhere in the world. For general submissions, we accept fiction features (by feature, we mean any film whose total duration is over 60 minutes) and factual features.
2 We do not require premiere status. If the film has been featured in other film festivals, it is still eligible for Bath Film Festival. Films are also eligible if they have screened publicly, anywhere in the world, where tickets have been sold. The Film may have been previously released on DVD or broadcast on television or the internet anywhere in the world.
3 It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted Film. Bath Film Festival will not be held responsible for the unauthorised inclusion of any copyrighted materials within or relating to the submitted Film. Bath Film Festival reserve the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film with any unauthorised inclusion of any copyrighted materials.
4 Foreign language submissions must be submitted with English language subtitles. Bath Film Festival reserve the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film that contains significant non-English spoken dialogue that does not include accompanying on screen English subtitles.
5 All submissions will be received for pre-selection online or DVD only. The DVD submissions will only be returned to the entrants if a pre-paid, self addressed packaging is included with the submission.
6 Bath Film Festival reserve the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from Applicant, any Film that is not submitted on one of the recommended standard formats.
7 DVDs need to be sent to: Programming Committee, Bath Film Festival, Abbey Chambers, Kingston Parade, Bath, BA1 1LY, UK.
9 No responsibility can be accepted for any submissions lost, delayed or damaged in the post or elsewhere.
10 Films must be available to screen during Bath Film Festival 2014.
11 Selection for screening will be determined no later than one month prior to the festival.
12 Prizes are non-negotiable and are not transferable.
13 Bath Film Festival reserve the right to publish, in any media, reviews, articles or stills from any of the nominated Bath Film Festival 2014 finalists, in conjunction with the IMDb competitions only.
14 If your film is selected we reserve the right to show your film at a time and date of our choosing during the 2014 festival.
15 It is the responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that films for screening are deposited with the festival organisers at least 10 days before any scheduled screening.
16 We reserve the right to use extracts from submissions for festival publicity and marketing purposes. Press kits are not required, but are useful, so please feel free to send these with your submissions.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I have read all of the Category Rules for submitting material to Bath Film Festival. I understand them and will comply with these rules. I warrant the submission of my original work and there are no disputes regarding the ownership of the submission. I also warrant the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead and I fully indemnify Bath Film Festival against any claim made for such violations of law.
To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements herein are true and correct. I understand that failure to adhere to the Bath Film Festival rules will result in disqualification and forfeiture of any entry fee.
Bath Film Festival reserves the right to use a clip and/or clips from accepted entries, up to three minutes in length for publicity purposes. I agree to hold Bath Film Festival harmless from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgements, liabilities, and expenses (including legal fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims by third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any film submitted by myself to the Festival. Once submitted I agree to the Festival showing my film if it wins at a time and date of the Festival’s choosing during the 2014 festival.