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SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival

20 Annual July 28, 2014 to August 03, 2014

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1633 Babcock
#111 PMB
San Antonio TX 78229
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Phone: 210-885-5888
safilm@gmail.com
http://www.safilm.com

SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Length Films
San Antonio Film Festival seeks narrative, animation, documentary, or experimental feature films.
Short Films
Short Films
The San Antonio Film Festival is looking for narrative, animation, documentary, or experimental feature films and accepts short film submissions less than 40 minutes in length for consideration for inclusion in our 2014 short film program.
College Films
College Films
San Antonio Film Festival seeks narrative, animation, documentary or experimental features or shorts made by College Students.
High School Films
Films made by high school students.
Films made in San Antonio
San Antonio Film Festival seeks films made in Bexar County.

Films must not have been previously screened commercially in San Antonio, Texas or available on the Internet prior to July 28, 2014.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
THE SAN ANTONIO FIM FESTIVAL MISSION & OBJECTIVE

SAFILM attracts film lovers, and our audiences include press, filmmakers, industry leaders and die-hard fans. The San Antonio Film Festival sets up an amazing, creative innovative environment for just a few days every year where opportunities for one-on-one networking abound, connections are forged and filmmakers have a slew of unique opportunities to share ideas and advance their careers. As an accessible and inclusive platform for cinema artists, the San Antonio Film Festival also brings together scores of new and original films from across the country and around the world to delight, elevate and edify cinema lovers as well.

As a platform for filmmakers to express the full diversity of their cinematic voices, SAFILM provides aspiring and veteran filmmakers the opportunity to present their work in a competitive, energizing environment.

Every year, we also highlight independent films and filmmakers from around the world that helps generate an even more inviting atmosphere for cultural exchange and continued creativity. We nurture, foster and develop filmmakers of all ages. Filmmakers of all ages from every corner of the globe participate every year.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
ABOUT THE SAN ANTONIO FILM FESTIVAL

We invite you to party with us on the red carpet as we celebrate a milestone in 2014:

The 20th YEAR of SAFILM in the Alamo City. Nothing compares to the explosion of independent film in the heart of San Antonio for seven fantastic days with five screens throughout the Alamo City from July 28 to August 3, 2014.

In 2013, SAFILM garnered outstanding media coverage from local television, radio and newspapers, including extensive coverage from the San Antonio Current and the San Antonio Express-News. Overall, the festival screened more than 150 films.

While there is plenty of media coverage for the festival and the celebrities, your work, the independent films that make it into SAFILM, get tons of area news coverage - INCLUDING TELEVISION, NEWSPAPER, RADIO, BILLBOARD and SOCIAL MEDIA coverage.

San Antonio film critics regularly review numerous feature and short films for the festival so filmmakers have even more opportunities for documented recognition and special attention for their entries. The San Antonio Film Festival works hard to connect you with opportunities to publicize your film.

MORE REASONS TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM TO SAFILM THIS YEAR:
Former SAFILM Alumni often remark how the SAFILM was the springboard to success, and even seasoned filmmakers love the warmth and opportunities SAFILM yields. Director Alonso Mayo said:

"Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green and I had one of our best festival experiences in San Antonio. The Texas crowd was simply incredible and we've got the video proof! Just look at http://vine.co/v/hu702jPatdg. Thanks SAFILM!"

Those who attend and filmmakers who get the chance to screen their films at SAFILM enjoy SOLD OUT SCREENINGS, SPONSORED AFTER-PARTIES and STRONG COMMUNITY SUPPORT because the San Antonio Film Festival is still grassroots -- but recognized as the place to find the newest talent.

Remember the San Antonio Film Festival is an affordable film festival - SAFILM works with the top local hotels for special rates for our guests, so attendees can take advantage of DISCOUNTED FESTIVAL HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS within walking distance of our busiest venues.

THE 2014 SAN ANTONIO FILM FESTIVAL RUNS FROM JULY 28 to AUGUST 3.

Some of the sponsors that support the 2014 San Antonio Film Festival include:

• City of San Antonio’s Department of Culture and Creative Development
• Texas Commission on the Arts
• Texas Film Commission
• San Antonio Film Commission
• Santikos Theaters
• Slab Cinema
• Beads2Go
• Guerrero CPA
• Total Media Solutions
• The CW 35/Fox 29
• Bud Light, Silver Eagle Distributors
• San Antonio Current
• Alamo City ComicCon
• Valero
• Edible San Antonio Magazine

Join us in San Antonio next July for the most memorable summer with 2014 SAFILM!

The San Antonio Film Festival will give 11 awards this year.

1. Grand Prize
2. Jury Prize for Best Performance
3. Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short
4. Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short
5. Jury Prize for best Historical Documentary
6. Jury Prize for Best Animated Short
7. Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
8. Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
9. Best College Filmmaker
10. Best High School Filmmaker
11. Best San Antonio Filmmaker.

GENERAL RULES

FOR DEADLINES, RULES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, VISIT safilm.com or email SAFILM at safilm@gmail.com Expect an emailed confirmation when we receive your entry. Please add our email (safilm@gmail.com) to your address book to make sure you receive our notifications.

Accepted entries will be announced via the website www.safilm.com by June 6, 2014. ***As the review process is quite extensive, please do not call our office regarding status.

Are fee waivers available for students and struggling artists? No. Unfortunately, we cannot offer fee waivers.

When you submit your film to San Antonio Film Festival, you agree to the following statement and SAFILM terms and conditions:

I represent and warrant that the materials represented as examples of my work are original with me, that I am the sole owner and author of the materials and that I have the exclusive right and authority to submit the materials to SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival upon the terms and conditions set forth herein and to grant all rights in and to the materials. Furthermore, I represent that I have the right to submit the materials in which I collaborated as defined in my application.

I have retained at least one copy of the materials, and I understand that the materials and sample works submitted WILL NOT BE RETURNED. I hereby release SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival of and from any and all liability and responsibility for loss of, damage to, preservation or return of the copy submitted to SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival here under.

• DVDs must be labeled clearly with the title, running time and contact information (including name, address and phone number).
• More than one entry may be submitted. The official submission form and entry fee must accompany each entry.
• If your film is selected, you will be asked to provide stills from the film; press materials; headshot and filmography of director; B&W and/or color and video trailer (if available). Please do not send in press materials until asked to do so by the festival.
• For confirmation your entry was received by SAFILM, please include a self-addressed stamped postcard.
• All film entries selected for the Festival grant SAFILM the rights to use footage, stills and/or titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.
• All films submitted must be free from any legal disputes and the filmmaker must have cleared all rights for music and exhibition. I am the owner of this said entry and/or I grant permission to submit and/or screen this entry to SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival. I grant permission to use clips of my film, if accepted, for promotional purposes of SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival. This is not a contract for distribution. All entries will be considered and judged by professionals. I have read, understand, and will comply with the guidelines of the festival. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES:
SUBMISSIONS DEADLINES

Early Deadline
Nov 29 $35

Official Deadline
Jan 3 $45

Late Deadline
Feb 14 $70

Extended Deadline
March 14 $85

Your submissions MUST BE POSTMARKED AND SUBMITTED BY THE DEADLINE DATE!

Early submission is recommended.

The 20th SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival takes place from July 28 to August 3, 2014.

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST

To submit your film for consideration to SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival, please follow the instructions below:

• Complete the Withoutabox Submission Form (the “Submission Form”): https://www.withoutabox.com
• Successfully pay the submission fee.
• Send a DVD screener (see specific requirements below) OR submit your film online

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND EXHIBITION FORMATS
I. To be eligible for consideration, all films must be available in one of the following theatrical presentation formats if selected to be screened at the Festival: D-Cinema (DCP), DVD or Blu-ray. ONLY NTSC is accepted and there is no recommendation or restriction on frame rate.

II. Films must not have been previously screened commercially in San Antonio, Texas or available on the Internet prior to July 28, 2014.

III. Films must be in their original language with English subtitles, if the original language is not English.

SUBMISSION FORMATS

For programming consideration, SAFILM accepts DVD and Online Screeners submitted via Withoutabox.

DVD Submissions
• DVDs must be formatted in MPEG-2 video for Region 1/North America or Region 0/ “no region, i.e., that the DVD is authored as a video DVD and is not burned as a data disk containing Quicktime or other similar file formats.

DVDs must be labeled with the following:
• Title
• Production Company
• Company Address
• Telephone Number
• Director’s Name
• Length in Hours and Minutes
• Withoutabox Tracking Number
• Please test your DVDs thoroughly before sending.
• Please indicate if the submission is a rough-cut or work-in-progress.
• Screen burn-ins are acceptable.

For judging round - The Festival does not accept the following:
• Content burned to Read/Write (RW) discs
• Blu-ray discs
• Trailers for selection purposes

PLEASE NOTE: There is no programming value for DVD submissions arriving in unusual or unorthodox containers. Please avoid excessive packaging and inclusion of any materials other than those specified.

HOW TO SHIP YOUR PREVIEW SUBMISSIONS

All submissions must be sent prepaid. SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival cannot accept collect or cash-on-delivery shipments.

1. SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival will not assume responsibility for, nor will it accept, shipments incurring expenses for terminal charges, duties, taxes or customs brokerage. Clearly indicate on all waybills that transportation and customs charges be billed to the sender.
2. You can obtain confirmation of delivery through the postal tracking service.
3. Shipping Address:
ATTN: Submissions
SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival
1633 Babcock #111
San Antonio, Texas
78229

PLEASE NOTE: Preview DVDs WILL NOT BE RETURNED.

THE SELECTION

The Festival programming team selects and schedules all films presented at SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival. Filmmakers selected to participate will be notified during May and June 2014. Filmmakers not selected will be notified by email.

For more information regarding SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival, please visit safilm.com, contact Film Submissions by phone at 210-885-5888, or email us at safilm@gmail.com


ORGANIZERS
ADAM ROCHA (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR) ; Bill Davis (Guest Services Manager) ; Gabriela Franco (Festival Registrar) ; Kacie LaCombe (Marketing Director) ; Scot Power (Webmaster) ; Scott Langford (Director) ; Scott Langford (Director) ; Scott Langford (Feature Films Programmer) ; Susan Ranjel

GENERAL RULES
Feature Length Films
The San Antonio Film Festival is looking for narrative, animation, documentary, or experimental feature films and accepts feature-length submissions more than 40 minutes in length for consideration for inclusion in our 2014 program.
Short Films
The San Antonio Film Festival is looking for narrative, animation, documentary, or experimental feature films and accepts short film submissions less than 40 minutes in length for consideration for inclusion in our 2014 short film program.
College Films
San Antonio Film Festival seeks narrative, animation, documentary or experimental features or shorts made by College Students.
High School Films
Films made by high school students.
Films made in San Antonio
San Antonio Film Festival seeks films made in Bexar County.

THE SAN ANTONIO FIM FESTIVAL MISSION & OBJECTIVE
SAFILM attracts film lovers, and our audiences include press, filmmakers, industry leaders and die-hard fans. The San Antonio Film Festival sets up an amazing, creative innovative environment for just a few days every year where opportunities for one-on-one networking abound, connections are forged and filmmakers have a slew of unique opportunities to share ideas and advance their careers. As an accessible and inclusive platform for cinema artists, the San Antonio Film Festival also brings together scores of new and original films from across the country and around the world to delight, elevate and edify cinema lovers as well.
As a platform for filmmakers to express the full diversity of their cinematic voices, SAFILM provides aspiring and veteran filmmakers the opportunity to present their work in a competitive, energizing environment.
Every year, we also highlight independent films and filmmakers from around the world that helps generate an even more inviting atmosphere for cultural exchange and continued creativity. We nurture, foster and develop filmmakers of all ages. Filmmakers of all ages from every corner of the globe participate every year.
ABOUT THE SAN ANTONIO FILM FESTIVAL
We invite you to party with us on the red carpet as we celebrate a milestone in 2014:
The 20th YEAR of SAFILM in the Alamo City. Nothing compares to the explosion of independent film in the heart of San Antonio for seven fantastic days with five screens throughout the Alamo City from July 28 to August 3, 2014.
In 2013, SAFILM garnered outstanding media coverage from local television, radio and newspapers, including extensive coverage from the San Antonio Current and the San Antonio Express-News. Overall, the festival screened more than 150 films.
While there is plenty of media coverage for the festival and the celebrities, your work, the independent films that make it into SAFILM, get tons of area news coverage - INCLUDING TELEVISION, NEWSPAPER, RADIO, BILLBOARD and SOCIAL MEDIA coverage.
San Antonio film critics regularly review numerous feature and short films for the festival so filmmakers have even more opportunities for documented recognition and special attention for their entries. The San Antonio Film Festival works hard to connect you with opportunities to publicize your film.
MORE REASONS TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM TO SAFILM THIS YEAR:
Former SAFILM Alumni often remark how the SAFILM was the springboard to success, and even seasoned filmmakers love the warmth and opportunities SAFILM yields. Director Alonso Mayo said:
"Lou Taylor Pucci, Seth Green and I had one of our best festival experiences in San Antonio. The Texas crowd was simply incredible and we've got the video proof! Just look at http://vine.co/v/hu702jPatdg. Thanks SAFILM!"
Those who attend and filmmakers who get the chance to screen their films at SAFILM enjoy SOLD OUT SCREENINGS, SPONSORED AFTER-PARTIES and STRONG COMMUNITY SUPPORT because the San Antonio Film Festival is still grassroots -- but recognized as the place to find the newest talent.
Remember the San Antonio Film Festival is an affordable film festival - SAFILM works with the top local hotels for special rates for our guests, so attendees can take advantage of DISCOUNTED FESTIVAL HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS within walking distance of our busiest venues.
THE 2014 SAN ANTONIO FILM FESTIVAL RUNS FROM JULY 28 to AUGUST 3.
Some of the sponsors that support the 2014 San Antonio Film Festival include:
• City of San Antonio’s Department of Culture and Creative Development
• Texas Commission on the Arts
• Texas Film Commission
• San Antonio Film Commission
• Santikos Theaters
• Slab Cinema
• Beads2Go
• Guerrero CPA
• Total Media Solutions
• The CW 35/Fox 29
• Bud Light, Silver Eagle Distributors
• San Antonio Current
• Alamo City ComicCon
• Valero
• Edible San Antonio Magazine
Join us in San Antonio next July for the most memorable summer with 2014 SAFILM!
The San Antonio Film Festival will give 11 awards this year.
1. Grand Prize
2. Jury Prize for Best Performance
3. Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short
4. Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short
5. Jury Prize for best Historical Documentary
6. Jury Prize for Best Animated Short
7. Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature
8. Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
9. Best College Filmmaker
10. Best High School Filmmaker
11. Best San Antonio Filmmaker.
GENERAL RULES
FOR DEADLINES, RULES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, VISIT safilm.com or email SAFILM at safilm@gmail.com Expect an emailed confirmation when we receive your entry. Please add our email (safilm@gmail.com) to your address book to make sure you receive our notifications.
Accepted entries will be announced via the website www.safilm.com by June 6, 2014. ***As the review process is quite extensive, please do not call our office regarding status.
Are fee waivers available for students and struggling artists? No. Unfortunately, we cannot offer fee waivers.
When you submit your film to San Antonio Film Festival, you agree to the following statement and SAFILM terms and conditions:
I represent and warrant that the materials represented as examples of my work are original with me, that I am the sole owner and author of the materials and that I have the exclusive right and authority to submit the materials to SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival upon the terms and conditions set forth herein and to grant all rights in and to the materials. Furthermore, I represent that I have the right to submit the materials in which I collaborated as defined in my application.
I have retained at least one copy of the materials, and I understand that the materials and sample works submitted WILL NOT BE RETURNED. I hereby release SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival of and from any and all liability and responsibility for loss of, damage to, preservation or return of the copy submitted to SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival hereunder.
• DVDs must be labeled clearly with the title, running time and contact information (including name, address and phone number).
• More than one entry may be submitted. The official submission form and entry fee must accompany each entry.
• If your film is selected, you will be asked to provide stills from the film; press materials; headshot and filmography of director; B&W and/or color and video trailer (if available). Please do not send in press materials until asked to do so by the festival.
• For confirmation your entry was received by SAFILM, please include a self-addressed stamped postcard.
• All film entries selected for the Festival grant SAFILM the rights to use footage, stills and/or titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.
• All films submitted must be free from any legal disputes and the filmmaker must have cleared all rights for music and exhibition. I am the owner of this said entry and/or I grant permission to submit and/or screen this entry to SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival. I grant permission to use clips of my film, if accepted, for promotional purposes of SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival. This is not a contract for distribution. All entries will be considered and judged by professionals. I have read, understand, and will comply with the guidelines of the festival. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

IMPORTANT DATES AND DEADLINES: SUBMISSIONS DEADLINES Early Deadline Nov 29 Official Deadline Jan 3 Late Deadline Feb 14 Extended Deadline March 14 $35 $45 $70 $85 Your submissions MUST BE POSTMARKED AND SUBMITTED BY THE DEADLINE DATE! Early submission is recommended. The 20th SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival takes place from July 28 to August 3, 2014 SUBMISSION CHECKLIST To submit your film for consideration to SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival, please follow the instructions below: • Complete the Withoutabox Submission Form (the “Submission Form”): https://www.withoutabox.com • Successfully pay the submission fee. • Send a DVD screener (see specific requirements below) OR submit your film online ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND EXHIBITION FORMATS I. To be eligible for consideration, all films must be available in one of the following theatrical presentation formats if selected to be screened at the Festival: D-Cinema (DCP), DVD or Blu-ray. ONLY NTSC is accepted and there is no recommendation or restriction on frame rate. II. Films must not have been previously screened commercially in San Antonio, Texas or available on the Internet prior to July 28, 2014. III. Films must be in their original language with English subtitles, if the original language is not English. SUBMISSION FORMATS For programming consideration, SAFILM accepts DVD and Online Screeners submitted via Withoutabox. DVD Submissions • DVDs must be formatted in MPEG-2 video for Region 1/North America or Region 0/ “no region, i.e., that the DVD is authored as a video DVD and is not burned as a data disk containing Quicktime or other similar file formats. DVDs must be labeled with the following: • Title • Production Company • Company Address • Telephone Number • Director’s Name • Length in Hours and Minutes • Withoutabox Tracking Number • Please test your DVDs thoroughly before sending. • Please indicate if the submission is a rough-cut or work-in-progress. • Screen burn-ins are acceptable. • For judging round - The Festival does not accept the following: • Content burned to Read/Write (RW) discs • Blu-ray discs • Trailers for selection purposes PLEASE NOTE: There is no programming value for DVD submissions arriving in unusual or unorthodox containers. Please avoid excessive packaging and inclusion of any materials other than those specified. HOW TO SHIP YOUR PREVIEW SUBMISSIONS All submissions must be sent prepaid. SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival cannot accept collect or cash-on-delivery shipments. 1. SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival will not assume responsibility for, nor will it accept, shipments incurring expenses for terminal charges, duties, taxes or customs brokerage. Clearly indicate on all waybills that transportation and customs charges be billed to the sender. 2. You can obtain confirmation of delivery through the postal tracking service. 3. Shipping Address: ATTN: Submissions SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival 1633 Babcock #111 San Antonio, Texas 78229 PLEASE NOTE: Preview DVDs WILL NOT BE RETURNED. THE SELECTION The Festival programming team selects and schedules all films presented at SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival. Filmmakers selected to participate will be notified during May and June 2014. Filmmakers not selected will be notified by email. For more information regarding SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival, please visit safilm.com, contact Film Submissions by phone at 210-885-5888, or email us at safilm@gmail.com