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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Kingston Film Festival celebrates the art and entertainment of film in all its forms.
Through screenings and associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking - feature films, documentaries, animation, short films, experimental, big budget, micro-budget, and so on.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Nestled in upstate New York, at the gateway of the Catskills, the Kingston Film Festival brings audiences and filmmakers together to better enjoy the art of film making and offers an opportunity to gain industry knowledge through interaction within a festival environment.
The festival offers film professionals and the interested public, quality films expanding their knowledge of cinema and enhancing their appreciation of the filmmaking process.
Astrid Cybele (Festival Registrar); Astrid Cybele (Festival Registrar); Trevor Dunworth (Owner); Trevor Dunworth (Owner)
-- Competition is open to U.S. and International entries.
-- Entries must be submitted for pre-screening on DVD or BluRay. (Region 1 or 0 Standard). We ask that you use recyclable packaging.
-- If you are burning a consumer disc, write your Project Title, Film ID# and Contact # on the disc with a Sharpie pen. PLEASE test your consumer-burned DVD on several makes and models of players BEFORE sending it to our offices.
-- Works in progress are accepted but are not encouraged. We can not promise that we will be able to watch re-edited submissions. Please only submit works in progress if submitting close to final deadline.
-- You may submit multiple entries but must fill out a separate entry form for each.
ALL OF THE FOLLOWING MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR ENTRY:
-- Entry fee (Paid via Withoutabox)
-- 3-Line Synopsis (may be used for Festival Program and website)
-- FEATURE-LENGTH FILMS: 250 Word Synopsis (may be used for Festival Program and website)
-- COLLEGE STUDENTS: Include proof of student status at the time of production. (Copy of student ID or transcript.)
-- Selected entries must submit at least one digital hi-res still photo from the film.
-- Selected films who submitted a rough cut MUST submit a copy of the final edit of their film on DVD upon acceptance.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Terms and Conditions
The individual or corporation submitting the film warrants that he/she is authorized to commit the film to at least two screenings at any time during the 2016 Kingston International Film Festival (KIFF) - August 1-31, 2016. Selected entries must send festival screening copy on Digital Form or BluRay. DVD will only be screened in an emergency need.
Every possible care will be taken with entries while in our possession, however, we cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage or additional charges incurred en route. Do not send original prints or master copies. Additionally, KIFF is held harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity or screening of any film.
The cost of shipping an entry to the Festival must be paid by the entrant or preceding festival. All international entries must be sent with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. For films accepted into the Festival, the entrant is responsible for inbound shipping.
Entrant agrees to grant KIFF permission for accepted films and related marketing materials to be reproduced and distributed - in whole or in part - SOLELY for purposes of jurying, education, and promotion of the festival. Please note that due to schedule conflicts, some jurors may view your films on disc. If you submitted a rough cut, it is VITAL that you send a copy of the final edition of your film or bring it with you to the festival. This final copy will also serve as a back-up, in case your selected method of exhibition does not work.