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18-Apr-2014 6:38am PDT  

 

Greenville International Film Festival

2 Annual June 05, 2013 to June 09, 2013

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2431 N. Pleasantburg Drive #3765
Greenville SC 29608
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Phone: 864-735-0823
Fax: 864-972-9365
contact@gviff.org
http://www.gviff.org

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Narrative Feature
Awarded to the film over 45 minutes in length that exemplifies excellence in narrative fiction filmmaking and storytelling with emphasis on technique, production quality, and creative arts.
Narrative Short
Awarded to the film under 30 minutes in length that exemplifies excellence in narrative fiction filmmaking and storytelling with emphasis on technique, production quality, and creative arts.
Documentary
Film of maximum 120 minutes that exemplifies excellence in documentary/non-fiction filmmaking with emphasis on technique, production quality, and story subject.
Animated Film
Awarded to the film that exemplifies excellence in animated filmmaking and storytelling with emphasis on technique, production quality, and creative digital production arts.
Latino Film
Awarded to the film of any length that exemplifies excellence in filmmaking and storytelling with emphasis on Latino/Hispanic values, issues, or culture. Can be directed, written or produced by filmmaker of Latino/Hispanic heritage/background.

If film is in language other than English please be prepared with subtitled version in ENGLISH.
Green Film
Awarded to the film of any length that exemplifies excellence in filmmaking and storytelling with emphasis on Green/Environmental values, issues, or culture such as green technologies, natural resources, national parks, or elements as such.

Please include a brief statement on how you feel your film fits into this category along with your submission.
Native American / Indigenous Film
Awarded to the film of any length that exemplifies excellence in filmmaking and storytelling with emphasis on Native American / Indigenous values, issues, or culture.

Can be directed, written, or produced by filmmaker of Native American / Indigenous background. Please include a brief statement on how you feel your film fits into this category along with your submission.
Spiritual Film
Awarded to the film of any length that exemplifies excellence in filmmaking and storytelling with emphasis on Spiritual beliefs, values, issues, or culture.

Please include a brief statement on how you feel your film fits into this category along with your submission.
Foreign Film
Awarded to the film of any length that exemplifies excellence in filmmaking and storytelling with emphasis on technique, production quality, and creative arts. Must be produced in foreign country or territory outside of USA and submission must be subtitled in English.

Please include a brief statement on how you feel your film fits into this category along with your submission.
Student Film
Awarded to the film of maximum 30 minutes in length that exemplifies excellence in filmmaking and storytelling with emphasis on technique, production quality, and creative arts.

Must be currently enrolled in or attending a college/ university OR produced during enrollment at secondary institution.
Emerging Filmmaker
Awarded to the film maximum 10 minutes in length that exemplifies excellence in filmmaking and storytelling with emphasis on technique, production quality, and creative arts.

**Must be currently enrolled in Middle School or High School.**

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Greenville International Film Festival, GVIFF, is a non-profit organization dedicated to uniting film enthusiasts and filmmakers from around the world in a five-day event that displays the power of visual storytelling, creative excellence, and imagination.

Set in the historic City of Greenville, South Carolina, this Film Festival serves to foster and continue the unique spirit of artistic fulfillment for which the City has become recognized. GVIFF attracts local, regional, domestic, and international audiences that share in the perpetual development and communication of ideas, business opportunities, and creative film development. With each film entry, GVIFF encourages the appreciation of diverse subject matters and stories that coincide with our global State.

We offer unique opportunities for traditional as well as niche categories including Latino, Green, Native American/Indigenous, and Emerging Filmmaker categories.

The Greenville International Film Festival promotes and supports the development of a creative infrastructure that enriches the community with an experience that magnifies the power of communication through the art of film.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Greenville International Film Festival, GVIFF, provides a resourceful, economical, and marketable way to expose your talent to your audience by being able to submit to multiple categories and compete in a variety of prizes including Best Original Score, Directing, Cinematography, and Acting awards.

Your one time entry fee places your film into consideration for multiple categories giving you greater exposure and potential for recognition in the various artistic categories, depending on your subject matter.

Simply put, you get more reach for your "green" at the Greenville International Film Festival.

ORGANIZERS
Anders Berg (Co-Founder, Treasurer) ; Anders Berg (Co-Founder, Treasurer) ; Anders Berg (Producer) ; Gloria Berg (President) ; Gloria Berg (President) ; Isabel Berg (PR - Latin America) ; Isabel Berg (PR - Latin America) ; James Thompson (Executive Director) ; James Thompson (Executive Director) ; Miguel Berg (Executive Producer) ; Miguel Berg (Executive Producer) ; Tina Mc Card (Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES
All films submitted to Greenville International Film Festival, GVIFF, are selected by a three-tier festival selection committee and Award-Winning Jury Panel of professionals from the industry, which evaluates each film, looking for excellence in quality and originality in new independent cinema. Films will be judged on categories including but not limited to creative direction, cinematography, sound/music, casting, and producing.

Films can be submitted to multiple categories. Please check each category for specific rules and requests.

The festival will showcase approximately 50 non-studio films, which include features, shorts and documentaries.

The 2013 Greenville International Film Festival, GVIFF, will be held on June 5-9, 2013. All winners, including nominees for Best Actor/Actress, Best Original Score, and Emerging Filmmaker* will be announced at the Closing Awards Gala to be held on Sunday, June 9, 2013.

Entrants submitting to multiple categories must provide written statements along with their entries as to why their entry should be considered in specialty categories (ie. Green Film, Latino Film, Native American/Indigenous Film, Spiritual Film, Student Film, Foreign Film).
Please see specific category for all guidelines and requirements.

Remember to include your WAB number on all submissions and materials.

***For the 2013 Season, GVIFF asks you to consider the environment and provide access to a secure online screener, preferably through WAB and VIMEO for faster jury critique and expedition of results.•••

***To be eligible for the Emerging Filmmaker award entrants must be currently enrolled in MIDDLE SCHOOL or HIGH SCHOOL and can submit through WAB and GVIFF. Your entry into this category authorizes GVIFF to submit your film on your behalf to the Upstate Youth Film Festival (www.upstateyouthfilmfestival.com). We request that you send us 2 DVD copies of your film should you enter into this category.***

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Filmmaker agrees to the following upon submission: -The film cannot play in any festival screenings in the Greenville area 60 days prior to the Greenville International Film Festival within a 90-mile radius. -One DVD (NTSC) of the film; your DVD must be labeled with the title, director's name, length, subtitling (if any), please indicate if the submission is a rough cut, or work in progress and include the WAB number on all materials. All films must be completed prior to announcement. -Submitted works may be used by GVIFF its employees, assigns, associates, for marketing and promotional purposes including, but not limited to fundraisers, sponsorship events, community events, online promotion in any media now known or hereafter discovered in perpetuity in connection with the operations of the Greenville International Film Festival, including but not limited to marketing and news coverage. -Filmmaker recognizes that on certain opportunities such as special screenings of complete works may occur throughout the year for selected winners. By submitting your entry to the Greenville International Film Festival you hereby acknowledge that GVIFF may consider your submitted work for such use should your entry result as one of our Glory Award Winners. To this effect, filmmaker hereby understands and acknowledges that 1) festival must contact filmmaker at minimum 2 weeks prior to use in writing or with as much time permitting, as the case may be; and 2) that filmmaker has the right to "OPT-OUT" of consideration for said screenings and functions at any time during the annual season. -Your submission to GVIFF authorizes the festival, its employees, assigns, associates, and sponsors to use submissions, in part, for festival promotion, marketing, and operation in perpetuity through its platforms and media, now known or hereafter discovered, in connection with the festival. -Filmmaker acknowledges that any questions or concerns with said category rules, dates, fees, or other festival functions may be addressed to contact@gviff.com. _____________________________________________________________ Upon acceptance, the filmmaker will be requested to provide the following: -Press Kit (minimum 3 digital stills, link to online trailer, graphics at minimum) -Short Synopsis - preferably 2-3 short sentences. -If Filmmaker is unable to attend, we request a 3-5 minute video Q&A for festival viewing. Details will be given upon acceptance. -Poster can be optionally mounted to be displayed during your screening and throughout the festival. -For promotion of selected films the festival may request the owners of the participating films to make available a sufficient number of press kits, stills, extra DVDs for the video library as well as any press requests. -Final Preferred Screening format will be BLU-RAY or NTSC DVD with No start menu/autoplay The Festival is not responsible for the damage to materials incurred in shipping. All preview DVDs, Blu-Rays and submitted press materials will not be returned. Absolutely no exceptions will be permitted.