4th Annual

Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival

September 17, 2015 to September 20, 2015

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9613 Thorn Ave
Cleveland OH 44108
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DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Dramatic Short
Comedy
Documentary Feature
Animation
Dramatic Feature
Documentary Short
Christian
Narrative Fiction
Feature Film

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The mission of the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival is to celebrate African American cinema and the African cultural Diaspora and to showcase a diverse collection of films – from emerging and established filmmakers. This is accomplished by providing film artists a forum for their work to be viewed, while simultaneously serving as a vehicle to initiate dialogue on the important issues of our times.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

This is the 4th annual event for the Greater Cleveland Region.The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival (GCUFF) is being established with the vision to provide a platform for Black filmmakers, screenwriters, and actors to present their art. As a film festival, GCUFF identifies emerging talents and established artists who are contributing to the cinematic legacy of African Americans

ORGANIZERS

Alton Tinker (Director of Fund Development); Donna Dabbs (Executive Director); Donna Dabbs (Festival Registrar); Donna Dabbs (Festival Registrar); gcuff 2014 (Film Submission Manager)

GENERAL RULES

1. Festival programming staff will select and invite films at their discretion. Entrants will be notified, if selected, via phone call or email, on or before August 8, 2014. Please feel free to email us regarding your film's status.
2. All films should be submitted on Blu-Ray (or Dvd if not available): If selected, filmmakers are expected to provide most of the following: (a) Full press kit including film stills and director photo (slides, hard copies, or digital TIFF files of minimum 300 dpi on disk or emailed); (b) synopsis; full production credits; and director biography. Additional collateral material including postcards, posters, etc. may be included if available. (c) Clips or trailer to be used for press, promotion, and awards ceremony.

Eligibility/Rules of Entry
Films/videos entered into competition must be directed, produced, or principally acted by an artist of African descent in the USA or in any country. Clarify questions of eligibility prior to submission of entry. Feature length entries and shorts must not have been commercially available for rent or purchase on DVD or other format for American audiences. Each project entered into the festival must pay an entry fee. There is no limit to the number of qualifying entries by any entrant so long as an entry form and fee accompanies each entry. Foreign language entries must be subtitled with English sub-titles. Entrants will assume all costs arising from the use of patented, trademarked, franchised or copyrighted music, materials, devices, processes, or dramatic rights used in production of work. Entries previously exhibited on the Internet are eligible for entry so long as they meet the above requirements.
Legal Notice: By submitting your film, you're representing that you are duly authorized to submit your film and commit it for screening at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival and hereby do so in consideration of a submission fee and the festival's promise to screen your film, if selected. Accordingly, this shall constitute a binding agreement between the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival and you as the applicant or filmmaker. If your film is selected, you shall submit a DVD or Blue Ray copy within 20 days and adhere to all rules and regulations of the festival. You understand and agree that the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival is not obligated to return any film not personally retrieved at the close of screening. Should any liability or damage result or legal action commence, stemming from the submission and/or exhibition of your film, you agree to indemnify the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival Foundation and its affiliates, and waive any claims. By submitting your film, you are confirming that you have read and fully understand the above terms and conditions and further agree that the submission constitutes your electronic signature upon receipt by the festival.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Selected films may be screened multiple times during the course of the Festival at the festival's discretion. Your press kit material and film may be used to promote the following year's event. In addition, your DVD copy will not be returned, but may be archived for research and historical purposes.

NOTE: The Cleveland Urban Film Festival is not responsible for lost films or damage to any films during shipping, handling, or screening.
Screening Fees

The festival will not waive fees and does not pay rental fees under any circumstances. We are devoted to using our resources for the best showcase and promotions of your work with the intent for the broadest distribution possible of your work.
Awards

We do not offer monetary awards. Future festivals will have the opportunity to present awards to filmmakers and actors in competition:

Legal Notice: By submitting your film, you're representing that you are duly authorized to submit your film and commit it for screening at the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival and hereby do so in consideration of a submission fee and the festival's promise to screen your film, if selected. Accordingly, this shall constitute a binding agreement between the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival and you as the applicant or filmmaker. If your film is selected, you shall submit a DVD or Blue Ray copy within 20 days and adhere to all rules and regulations of the festival. You understand and agree that the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival is not obligated to return any film not personally retrieved at the close of screening. Should any liability or damage result or legal action commence, stemming from the submission and/or exhibition of your film, you agree to indemnify the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival Foundation and its affiliates, and waive any claims. By submitting your film, you are confirming that you have read and fully understand the above terms and conditions and further agree that the submission constitutes your electronic signature upon receipt by the festival.