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18-Apr-2014 1:05am PDT  

 

Providence Childrens Film Festival

5 Annual February 13, 2014 to February 23, 2014

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251 Benefit St.
Providence RI 02903
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Feature Length Narrative
The festival committee looks especially for films with content that speaks positively to children, teens and families of diverse ages, backgrounds and ethnicities. Films with English subtitles are treated equally as films in English. Narrative topics can span the entire range of emotions. A film need not have a "story-book" ending.
Feature Length Documentary
Documentaries about ideas, people, food, music etc... that inspire a young mind to think about the topic covered.
Short Film
Live action, animation, experimental and music films that expand minds of all ages.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Since 2009, the Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF) has been held annually at the historic Cable Car Cinema and the Rhode Island School of Design, in the heart of historic Providence, Rhode Island. It is a unique festival dedicated to the belief that children, teens and families deserve better choices than what the commercial multiplex offers. PCFF is proud to offer an alternative, and the response from those who have attended the past four annual festivals has been nothing less than inspiring.

In particular, the Festival committee looks for films with content that speaks positively to children,teens and families of diverse ages, backgrounds and ethnicities. Please consider submitting if you have created work that can speak to all, including children. We seek films that are entertaining and/or challenging to young minds with serious, true-to-life topics and narratives. PCFF welcomes foreign films with subtitles, documentaries, animation and even experimental films that might widen the perspectives of those who attend.

Unlike other fests that use children’s juries to decide the awards given at the Festival, we also include children in the process of selecting films for the Festival. The results can be quite astonishing. At the conclusion of the Festival four awards are given: Best Feature length film and Best Short film as determined by audience ballots: and Best Feature length film and Best Short film determined by the Festival jury (eligible only to WAB submissions).


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Providence Children's Film Festival is held annually in downtown Providence, RI. The festival takes place over eleven days at multiple venues and attracts a diverse audience due to it's unique scope and geographic location in central New England. The Festival includes a number of film making and animation workshops, as well as drop-in activities at the venues. Directors, film makers, actors and special guests have taken part in every festival to provide context and depth to the film screenings. Past films include Kauwboy, Circus Dreams, The Human Tower, Soul Boy, Louder Than a Bomb, Wunderkinder, Chandani: Daughter of the Elephant Whisperer and many more award winning short films.

PCFF also participates and sponsors additional film screenings and educational programming throughout the year. Past events have included a teen film making camp, after-school media literacy programs and free public, thematic, outdoor screenings. PCFF has also partnered with the Rhode Island School of Design for special screenings and programming such as Studio Ghibli screening attended by Ghibli Producer Toshio Suzuki. And an early screening of Library of the Early Mind accompanied by a panel of notable children's illustrators, including Chris Van Allsburg.

We will have a film maker party during the festival so that there is some quality "adult time" to enjoy company with other creative minds. (Sorry, babysitters not included.)

ORGANIZERS
Anisa Raoof (Executive Director) ; Eric Bilodeau (Director of Programming)

GENERAL RULES
The individual or entity submitting this film (1) warrants that it holds all necessary rights for submission of this film for exhibition in the Providence Children's Film Festival ("PCFF") and use in related promotions and educational events and (2) shall indemnify and hold harmless PCFF from and against any and all claims, costs, suits, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and court costs) by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, royalties, publicity and/or screening related to the film. In addition, the individual or entity understands that PCFF will handle the film and any related materials with a maximum of care but shall not be held liable for any damage or loss during the shipping, preview or screening of the same.

Accepted film makers agree to arrange and pay costs of shipping the film print or exhibition material to PCFF, including payment of shipping, insurance and customs fees. PCFF is responsible for the return shipping.

Final acceptance decisions are made by the PCFF Programming Committee with assistance from the festival film jury. These decisions are final and are not subject to appeal. Submission fees are non-refundable.

Final film format decisions of accepted films are solely decided by the PCFF Programming Committee. We will make every effort to show on the best format but there are no guarantees. Exhibition Formats may change based on equipment availability and venue changes.

Do not put multiple films on the same DVD.
Submission and screening formats are NTSC or PAL only. Please test your DVD on several makes and models of players.

PCFF shall use best efforts to ensure correct title and credits are listed
on festival materials but shall not be held liable for inadvertent errors and omissions. PCFF reserves the right to adjust dates and times of film screenings and shall not be responsible for delays or cancellations due to equipment failure, shipping delays, inclement weather, the condition of the prints delivered, or for any reason outside the control of PCFF.

PCFF reserves the right to decide all questions not specifically provided for herein.
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The individual or entity submitting this film (1) warrants that it holds all necessary rights for submission of this film for exhibition in the Providence Children's Film Festival ("PCFF") and use in related promotions and educational events and (2) shall indemnify and hold harmless PCFF from and against any and all claims, costs, suits, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and court costs) by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, royalties, publicity and/or screening related to the film. In addition, the individual or entity understands that PCFF will handle the film and any related materials with a maximum of care but shall not be held liable for any damage or loss during the shipping, preview or screening of the same. Accepted film makers agree to arrange and pay costs of shipping the film print or exhibition material to PCFF, including payment of shipping, insurance and customs fees. PCFF is responsible for the return shipping. Final acceptance decisions are made by the PCFF Programming Committee with assistance from the festival film jury. These decisions are final and are not subject to appeal. Submission fees are non-refundable. Final film format decisions of accepted films are solely decided by the PCFF Programming Committee. We will make every effort to show on the best format but there are no guarantees. Do not put multiple films on the same DVD. Submission and screening formats are NTSC or PAL only. Please test your DVD on several makes and models of players. PCFF shall use best efforts to ensure correct title and credits are listed on festival materials but shall not be held liable for inadvertent errors and omissions. PCFF reserves the right to adjust dates and times of film screenings and shall not be responsible for delays or cancellations due to equipment failure, shipping delays, inclement weather, the condition of the prints delivered, or for any reason outside the control of PCFF. PCFF reserves the right to decide all questions not specifically provided for herein. _________________________________________________________