1st Annual

Viva Cinema Festival

July 19, 2012 to July 22, 2012

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Bethel CT 06801
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Narrative Feature
Documentary Feature
Film must have been completed while student was still enrolled in school. Must send copy of student id.
Any film concerning the outdoors and/or the environment and/or conservationism.


Showcasing Latino culture, diversity, and an independent point of view through the creative disciplines of Film, Video, Music, and Digital Media in the Great State of Connecticut.


Welcome to ¡Viva Cinema! An International Exchange Latino Film, Music, Arts and Culture. After 6 successful years and more than 100 days of screenings, The Connecticut Film Festival kicks off its new annual event with a bang this 19-22 July 2012 in Hartford, CT. The inaugural festival and exchange will showcase more than 75 films as well as performances and symposiums by dozens of musicians, bands, artists and literary scholars in pop-up galleries throughout town. Screenings will take place in several venues with occupancies ranging from 70 – 400 seats. The 4-days and nights will be highlighted by 3 major parties benefiting The Mark Twain House and Museum in Hartford, CT! Awards will be presented in all categories at the Saturday evening Industry Bash.


Jean Tait (Director of Programming); Tom Carruthers (Festival Registrar); Tom Carruthers (Festival Registrar); Tom Carruthers (Festival Registrar)


2011 Viva Cinema
CT Film Festival Season

To be eligible for consideration, all films must meet the following requirements:
-All entries must be postmarked no later than the deadline date.
-Entries must be submitted on DVD with label indicating WAB tracking number, the title, director's name and running time.
-All films must not have been commercially screened in Connecticut.
-All films must be in English or must have English subtitles.
-All films must have been completed after 1 October 2009. Only completed projects will be accepted.
-Filmmaker must have obtained all clearances for exhibition and must certify that the work is original and no disputes regarding ownership exist on the film.
-Only completed entry packages will be accepted.
-All films must be available to screen by date 1 September 2011.
-Although complete care is given to every entry, the festival cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to materials submitted.
-Please do not send entries in fiber -filled mailers. These mailers can damage both your tape and our equipment.
-Screeners will not be returned.

To facilitate the promotion of selected films, the Connecticut Film Festival requests that submissions include two production stills, a one-sheet, a photo and bio of the director, film synopsis and press kit where available. These photos may be used for promotional purposes and may be included in the festival program. Photos may be submitted electronically (email to thomascarruthers@yahoo.com). The subject of the email must include the film title and the name of the director.) or by disk. Photos must be in 300dpi jpeg format.

For films selected for the 2011 festival, filmmakers must provide a Beta SP (NTSC only), or a Digi-Beta.

The management of the Connecticut Film Festival reserves the right to decide all questions regarding the rules and regulations. Submission of a film constitutes that the filmmaker accepts the rules and regulations set forth herein.

All film entries selected for the Festival give the Connecticut Film Festival the right to use footage and/or titles from and information about the film for promotional purposes. Incomplete submissions will
not be considered for the Connecticut Film Festival.

-DVD (NTSC) screener-- Please label all submitted materials with title, name of entrant, category and running time, and tracking ID number.
-Entry fee. Make check or money order payable to Connecticut Film Festival.


I, the undersigned, have read and understand the rules, regulations and guidelines of the Connecticut Film Festival. To the best of my knowledge, all the information is correct as indicated on the submitted entry.

The Connecticut Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Connecticut Film 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 videos entered.