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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Film festivals are known worldwide for attracting a diverse audience. Men and women, young and old; all levels of socioeconomic status are drawn to the movies. Not everyone loves a particular genre of film, but one would be hard-pressed to find someone who avoided movie-going altogether.
Film festivals bring together filmmakers, artists, businesses, and the public for a week filled with entertainment and education. Panels and workshops provide the general public with knowledge and culture, screenings provide entertainment, and business is generated as people mix and mingle after each screening, stopping into shops and stores, restaurants and lounges.
Now Pasadena has its very own—the old world of film meets the new world of new media with the Pasadena International Film Festival. We plan to showcase classics from the very beginning of Hollywood’s golden era, while introducing new media projects. There will be an opening night gala, a closing night awards ceremony, and every evening we will host a post-screening mixer at a venue that reflects Old Hollywood—an era of grace, elegance, and mystery.
We invite you to participate in an event that will draw business and notoriety for our lovely town of Pasadena—long known for its love and support of the arts. Filmmakers, celebrities, and the general public will gather for a festive and exciting week that promotes class, culture, and community. People from every continent are invited to share in the beauty that is Pasadena. Don’t miss out.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
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 almost all our films are chosen from the submissions we receive by independent filmmakers.
Most festivals simply 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, live theatre venues, restaurants, lounges, the Public Library, and the Pasadena Museum of History, we will fill a void in the film festival circuit.
"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 the Scarlet Tea Room 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. Won't you join us?
Jessica Hardin (Festival Director)
; Jessica Hardin (Festival Director)
; Marco Neves (Creative Director)
• All entries must be postmarked by November 15th, 2013. 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.
• Productions must provide their projects on DVD NTSC Region 0 or 1.
• DEADLINE: Entries must be postmarked by November 15th, 2013.
• 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 13, 2014.
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