6th Annual

Earth Port Film Festival

April 23, 2017 to April 23, 2017

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c/o PortMedia
3 Graf Road
Suite 11
Newburyport MA 01950
USA
Phone: (978) 961-0350
create@earthportfilm.org
http://www.EarthPortFilm.org

DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Very Short (less than 5 minutes)
The entire running time of your film, including credits, must be less than 5 minutes on the theme of creating, discovering, inspiring, catalyzing or documenting environmental action.
Short (5 to less than 20 minutes)
The entire running time of your work should be at least 5 minutes but less than 20 minutes, including credits, on the theme of creating, discovering, inspiring, catalyzing or documenting environmental action.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Earth Port Film Festival was founded in 2012 by PortMedia and Transition Newburyport to highlight and raise awareness of both pressing environmental issues and the important role of community media. The intent of the film festival is to demonstrate the power of film in communicating about important issues.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The 2017 Earth Port Film Festival opens for submissions on June 10, 2016. Our festival, now in it’s 6th year, screens short films that tell engaging and inspiring stories of people and communities around the world taking action to address the environmental challenges facing the Earth today. We accept all film genres — animation, documentary, music videos, comedy, fantasy — from youth and adult film makers. What do we mean by short? We offer an opportunity for screening films that are less than 20 minutes in length.

The festival will be held at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, Massachusetts on April 23, 2017. We are an Earth Day Network partner.

Submissions will be accepted from filmmakers of all ages and awards are given for Best Short Film, Best Very Short Film, Best Young Filmmaker, Best Local Issue Film and Audience Choice. Details and submission deadlines are listed on our website at www.earthportfilm.org. Winning films and other selected entries will be screened at the festival.

The Earth Port Film Festival was founded in 2012 by PortMedia and Transition Newburyport to highlight and raise awareness of both pressing environmental issues and the important role of community media. The intent of the film festival is to demonstrate the power of film in communicating about important issues.

Proceeds from the Earth Port Film Festival are used to support the training and skill development of Newburyport youth and adults in the art of communicating via film.

Newburyport is a vibrant, thriving, historic New England seaport community of 17,000 people with a strong tradition of support for the arts and a commitment to the environment. It is a Commonwealth Green Community. The Firehouse Center for the Arts is a waterfront theater and cultural center in the Newburyport Cultural District.

ORGANIZERS

Elizabeth Marcus; Sarah Hayden (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES

A Young Filmmaker is one who will have not reached his/her 19th birthday on or before April 23, 2017.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By submitting an entry (“Film”) in the Earth Port Film Festival, entrant (“Filmmaker”) agrees to these Rules. The Earth Port Film Festival (“EPFF”) is conducted by Newburyport Community Media Center, Inc., d/b/a, PortMedia, 3 Graf Road, Suite 11, Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950 and any reference to EPFF shall include PortMedia.

1. Theme: The competition is open to any film with a focus on creating, discovering, inspiring, catalyzing or documenting environmental action.

2. Film Categories
Very Short: Running time of less than 5 minutes.
Short: 5 to less than 20 minutes.
Running time shall include all credits.

3. Judging Criteria: Entries will be judged on the following criteria:
Artistic Merit
Filmmaker's Storytelling Ability
Technical Merit

4. Film Language: Films that are not in English must be subtitled or dubbed in English.

5. Awards: Awards will be given for Best Very Short Film, Best Short Film, Best Youth Film and Audience Choice.

6. License to EPFF:
Submission of Film gives EPFF and PortMedia permission to use brief segments of the Film and submitted press kit stills for marketing, promotion, and publicity purposes.

7. Ownership by Filmmaker: By submitting a Film, Filmmaker affirmatively states that he/she/they,own the copyright to all material in the Film; and/or
have obtained all necessary licenses to all materials, of whatever kind, in the Film of which he/she/they do not own the copyright; and,
he/she/they have obtained necessary releases from all persons that appear or can be heard in the Film, or in the event such person is under the age of majority, from their legal guardian.

8. Filmmaker Authority: Filmmaker affirmatively states that he/she/they have the authority to, and by submitting a Film, in fact, authorize EPFF to screen the Film.

9. Breach by Filmmaker: Filmmaker assumes all liability for violations of copyright, licenses, privacy laws in the state/country where the Film was shot, or violations of or compliance with any distribution agreement. Filmmaker agrees to indemnify EPFF for all damages, including attorney’s fees.

10. Reliance by EPFF: EPFF will rely upon Filmmaker’s affirmative statements made by submitting a Film relating to copyright, licenses, releases, and distribution agreements. Filmmaker releases EPFF for any and all claims and liabilities with respect to publicizing, screening, or cablecasting the Film, regardless of when such claim is made or liability arises. Filmmaker agrees to indemnify EPFF for all damages, including attorney’s fees.

11. Notification: Notification of Films selected for screening at the 2016 festival is expected to be e-mailed no later than March 11, 2016. Notifications of non-accepted entries will be emailed or mailed on the same date.