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01-Mar-2015 11:21am PDT  


Pasadena International Film Festival

2 Annual February 11, 2015 to February 15, 2015

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Feature Films
Films over 40 minutes in total running time.
Short Films
Films with a total running time of under 40 minutes.
Anything web-related.

Pasadena International Film Festival seeks to create a place for artists to come together. Sure, there are many festivals, but there can never be a cap on creating art, can there? We harken back to a time of Old Hollywood, before this world got crowded, and jaded, and super-saturated…the entertainment industry was fresh and new… before the stock market crashed...when there was enough space, and time, and money for everyone. Parties lasted all night, and friendships lasted a lifetime. Won't you join us?

Practically every city in the U.S. hosts a film festival. Now Pasadena can say that it does, too.​ And we are proud to say that we guarantee that 80% of our films are culled from submissions. Our submission fees are spent creating a spectacular festival, not on flights for staff to curate the "hot" films from the "hot" festivals.

Rather than simply renting a space to showcase films, we plan to create a unique experience that will bridge the worlds of locals, tourists, industry, filmmakers, and businesses. By incorporating movie theatres,independent bookstores, famous gardens, restaurants, bars and lounges, we will fill a void in the film festival circuit.

But don't just take our word for it. Hear what filmmakers have to say:

“The Pasadena International Film Festival is an experience not to be missed by filmmakers. From the elegant black tie “Great Gatsby” gala to the diverse, informative, panels, to the top quality screenings in an actual movie theatre… in over TEN years of traveling the festival circuit with multiple films this was, hands down, one of the best-run festivals, and the best times that I have even had AT a festival. I wish I had another film ready to go so I could submit next year!”—Heather Connell, Filmmaker, “Forget Us Not”

“My experience at Pasadena International Film Festival was amazing, not only were the organizers friendly and welcoming, but they also worked quickly to answer any questions I had about the process. My first film festival and hopefully the first of many, I’ll always remember PIFF for their kindness and generosity, not to mention the AWESOME gala.” David Toms, director, “The Objects”

"Film" as we have come to know it, is in flux. We are entering a new era of creation. Art and entertainment are now digital, and have become "New Media". Welcome to one of the first festivals that accepts New Media Projects. Our festival's theme, therefore, is Old Hollywood... when "film" itself was fresh and new. Come back to the time of Old Hollywood Glitz and Glamour... the era of celluloid... the Prohibition Era, where the gin is cold, but the piano is hot! Attend our "Great Gatsby" Opening Night Gala, pop into parties at Japon Bistro or Vertical Wine Bistro, listen to lectures given by film historians about Film's beginnings at our Museum of History, attend panel discussions, dance the Charleston while sipping on a martini (sans the "bathtub gin").

We plan on showcasing the very best in Film and New Media. We look forward to seeing you there.

Jessica Hardin (Festival Director) ; Jessica Hardin (Festival Director) ; Jessica Hardin (Festival Director) ; Marco Neves (Creative Director)

• All entries must be postmarked by November 21st,2014. Entries received after this date cannot be considered.
• Entrant(s) confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images and content in the entry.
• Entrant(s) will allow usage of clips from the entry and all related publicity material submitted for promotional use on television, radio, in print, web and at live Festival events.
• All decisions made by judges, programmers and organizers will be final, and NO REFUND of entry fee will be permitted.
DVD screeners will not be returned.

We reserve the right to withdraw a film/project/screenplay from our festival at any time.

• Productions must provide their projects on DVD NTSC Region 0 or 1.
• DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked by November 21st, 2014.
• Submit as early as possible! Submitting as early as possible not only allows more time for consideration, but you will not run the risk of missing the deadline. ​
No late submissions will be considered.
• Loss and Damage: Every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials submitted while in the possession of the Festival. However, we cannot accept or assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage.
• Works in progress will not be considered.
• Please, no stickers on DVDs as they can damage equipment and DVDs.
• All entries must be either in English or contain English subtitles.
• DVDs will not be returned.
Please, no phone calls unless an emergency. We will have made our decisions by January 16, 2015.


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