11th Annual

I Will Tell International Film Festival

August 30, 2017 to September 09, 2017

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MISSION & OBJECTIVE

I Will Tell is an 11 night International Film Festival established to encourage independent filmmakers who shine a light on the hidden and forgotten stories of the Black community and other Under-Represented people groups around the world. Our mission is to host, encourage and support the best of the world’s established and emerging filmmaking talent creating story-telling masterpieces. They are stories that empower the people whose voices would not otherwise be heard or whose stories have been hidden in distant memories, ignored or deliberately withheld from us. They are stories that provoke awe and wonder, sometimes just by helping us to treasure the single thread of redemption that runs through even the most difficult circumstances. Each screening is followed by an inspirational post-screening discussion and debate with filmmakers, thought leaders and an engaged, culturally diverse and conscious public. We say to our festival goers You Are I Will Tell because, in the end, we are all stories.

2017 will be our 11th year and we will be using each day of the festival to celebrate a year of the festival in some way ending in a spectacular celebration of 11 years of showcasing award-winning films from over 40 countries of a variety of genres from micro animations to epic feature-length dramas followed by thought-provoking and inspirational post-screening discussions with filmmakers and subject matter experts.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The I Will Tell International Film Festival is a unique and inspirational film event in the London calendar that runs for 11 nights from 30 August to 9 September each year.

We showcase the most innovative and exceptional films. We love stories that challenge, awe us, shake us to the core of our beings and open up our minds to other possibilities. We love stories that encourage, empower, equip us and that inspire love, mercy and generosity. And we love stories that remind us who we truly are.

Our films address issues such as war and peace, relationship, faith, family, business, government, gender issues, race, global politics, social purpose, community cohesiveness, social justice and much more as well as the intangible issues of love, joy, peace and unity.

Our jury has included Bart Gavigan (Filmmaker and Hollywood script doctor), Max Oginni (Animator, Mr Bean Series), Lashana Lynch (Actress, Fast Girls), Robert Beckford (BBC and Channel 4), Mark Playne (award-winning Director) and other award-winning filmmakers and writers.

The name of the festival was inspired by a young girl, called Anel, from an impoverished area in Mozambique who wanted the world to know her story and the story of so many others around the world. The festival is inspired by a Christian ethos and we welcome films and filmmakers of any faith or none who believe simply in the power of a good story.

Each screening is followed by post-screening discussions with , filmmakers, subject specialists, thought leaders and members of the public who help form the vibrant I Will Tell community.

Previous festival winners over the years included Burma VJ, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, Poverty Inc, Flow and Between Yesterday and Tomorrow with special mentions of The Green Wave and Innocent Voices.

We look forward to welcoming you to the 10th I Will Tell International Film Festival!

ORGANIZERS

Jenny Lee (Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES

SUBMISSION RULES
1. A film may only be submitted to the festival by the rights owner and there must be no disputes regarding the ownership or distribution or exhibition rights of the submission in part or in entirety.

2. I Will Tell encourages freedom of intellectual expression, including controversial moral, social, political and economical issues, but reserves the right to exclude material if it judges it to be gratuitously offensive or pornographic.

3. The submitted material must not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead and the submitter fully indemnifies the I Will Tell International Film Festival against any claim made for such violations of law.

4. Each film for the competition should be treated as a separate entry.

5. Films can be submitted in the original language but they must have English subtitles.

6. The decision on whether or not to accept an entry is the sole right of I Will Tell.

7. I Will Tell is authorised to partially transmit, reproduce and screen selected excerpts from the films for promotional purposes on radio, television, the internet, print and other promotional media.

8. I Will Tell reserves the right to include the official festival logo in connection with submitted clips in all promotion and publicity material.

9. All film and music rights and clearances must be obtained (in accordance with relevant copyright laws).

10. You agree and hold the I Will Tell International Film Festival harmless from and defend them from all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including legal fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether groundless or not, based on any film submitted to the festival.

11. Failure to adhere to festival rules will result in disqualification of screening and forfeiture of entry fee.

12. By submitting the film into the competition, you confirm that the film complies with I Will Tell Submission Rules and certify that the film will not be withdrawn from the festival if the submission is successful.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

SUBMISSION RULES
1. A film may only be submitted to the festival by the rights owner and there must be no disputes regarding the ownership or distribution or exhibition rights of the submission in part or in entirety.
2. I Will Tell encourages freedom of intellectual expression, including controversial moral, social, political and economical issues, but reserves the right to exclude material if it judges it to be gratuitously offensive or pornographic.
3. The submitted material must not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead and the submitter fully indemnifies the I Will Tell International Film Festival against any claim made for such violations of law.
4. Each film for the competition should be treated as a separate entry.
5. Films can be submitted in the original language but they must have English subtitles.
6. The decision on whether or not to accept an entry is the sole right of I Will Tell.
7. I Will Tell is authorised to partially transmit, reproduce and screen selected excerpts from the films for promotional purposes on radio, television, the internet, print and other promotional media.
8. I Will Tell reserves the right to include the official festival logo in connection with submitted clips in all promotion and publicity material.
9. All film and music rights and clearances must be obtained (in accordance with relevant copyright laws).
10. You agree and hold the I Will Tell International Film Festival harmless from and defend them from all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including legal fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether groundless or not, based on any film submitted to the festival.
11. Failure to adhere to festival rules will result in disqualification of screening and forfeiture of entry fee.
12. By submitting the film into the competition, you confirm that the film complies with I Will Tell Submission Rules and certify that the film will not be withdrawn from the festival if the submission is successful.