This category is for documentaries of virtually any topic. These need to be at least 20 minutes in length and cannot exceed 200 minutes in length.
All submission in this category will be eligible for "Best Documentary" award and automatically be entered for the "Judges Choice" award.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
As Pacific Grove's only festival dedicated solely to Cinema art, The Monarch Film Festival's mission is to be a catalyst for greater appreciation of Cinema as art, build the local filmmaking community and work with Hollywood and independent film makers alike to showcase Northern California as a dynamic place to shoot and screen movies.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Welcome to the Monarch Film Festival in beautiful Pacific Grove, California. Neighbors to Monterey and Carmel, this picturesque town has been labelled "America's Last Hometown". This festival endorses film makers of all disciplines to come together and share in the art that is film. ORGANIZERS
Cristiana DiPietro (Producer)
; Cristiana DiPietro (Producer)
; Matthew Kalamane (director)
; Matthew Kilpatrick
There are five main categories of entry for this festival, Narrative Feature (over 40 minutes total running time), Short Narrative (1 minutes to 39 minutes total running time), Student Narrative, (over 10 minutes total running time), Student Short (1 minute to 9 minutes total running time) and Documentary (20 minutes to 200 minutes total running time).
Please make certain that you have specified which genre your film falls under, in your Online Project Form. A genre helps our judges to identify the film's content. All styles of film will be accepted for review. Please note that all entries, in addition to their own genre's prizes, are automatically eligible for the "Judges Choice Award".
All projects must have not played previously at the Monarch Film Festival. Film's having premiered in other cities are always welcome.
The Festival holds no responsibility for lost tapes or films. Preview tapes are non returnable. Exhibition films or tapes will be returned only with proper return postage or arrangements made at filmmaker's expense.
Unless otherwise arranged, deadline of final exhibition media for accepted films is November fifteenth. The exhibition copy must be the same film as was submitted for consideration.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By submitting your film you understand and agree that the festival may use clips from your film for any marketing activities to promote the festival, not to exceed 3 minutes. Use of film content may include but is not limited to playback over Access non-profit community TV channels, printed marketing pieces, commercial advertisements and Internet distribution.
By submission of your film, you understand and agree that the Festival holds no responsibility for lost tapes or films.
You understand that should your film be accepted, you will be notified by and asked to provide the final screening copy. Unless otherwise arranged, you understand that final screening copies on acceptable formats will be due in the office no later than October fifth. The screening copy of the film has to be subtitled in English should the primary language of the film be any other language.