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27-Mar-2015 8:43am PDT  

 

Providence Children's Film Festival

6 Annual February 12, 2015 to February 16, 2015

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251 Benefit St.
Providence RI 02903
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Feature Length Narrative
The festival jury is looking for films with content that offer multiple perspectives 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 are very popular with our young audiences. The focus can be on ideas, people, food, music etc... that inspire a young mind and/or expand their perspective.
Short Film
Live action, animation, experimental and music films that inspires creative thought.
Youth Filmmaker Show
PCFF is committed to nurturing the work of young filmmakers and so is proud to present a program of films all made by youth - from around the world - and to provide an opportunity for young filmmakers to talk about both the fun and the challenges they face following the YSF screening.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
PCFF brings the community together to watch the best of independent and international films, appropriate but not made specifically for, youth and children; to learn about the craft of film making from filmmakers near and far; to discuss stories, people, connections. Through the art of the moving image, PCFF inspires a new generation of thinkers and doers.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
HISTORY
PCFF was founded in 2009. The annual Providence Children's Film Festival features an average of 18 features and 60 shorts (animated, live-action, and documentary films) appropriate for youth from countries around the globe. The Festival held annually in downtown Providence, Rhode Island during February attracts a diverse audience of children, adults, and educators due to its unique scope and geographic location in central New England. The Festival also provides Film Talk forums that encourage conversations between the public and the professionals, and offers hands-on film making workshops and free drop-in activities for youth.

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.

In addition to the annual festival, the organization has expanded to offer year-round educational opportunities, where children and families can learn about the history of the medium and its critical context, as well as the craft of film making, through after-school media literacy programs, hands-on workshops, and filmmaker presentations.

PAST EVENTS
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.

JURY
In addition to filmmakers and educators, PCFF is also unique in bringing children into the selection process; as a member of the PCFF Junior Jury, youth have a voice from beginning to end, taking part in final film selection, festival programming, and award distribution.

SPECIAL EVENTS
In addition to our Opening Night Event and final Awards Party, PCFF hosts a filmmaker soiree’ during the festival so that there is some quality "adult time" to enjoy company with other creative minds. Not a box juice or Goldfish cracker in sight!

AWARDS
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.

YOUTH FILMMAKER SHOW (YFS)
PCFF is committed to nurturing the work of young filmmakers and so is proud to present a program of films all made by youth—from around the world—and to provide an opportunity for young filmmakers to talk about both the fun and the challenges they face following the YFS screening.

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 promotional and educational events prior to the festival and up to 24 months thereafter 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.

PCFF reserves the right to remove a film from the festival program for any reason or for no reason and shall not be liable for any refund or claims of any kind arising out of such removal.
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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 promotional and educational events prior to the festival and up to 24 months thereafter 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. PCFF reserves the right to remove a film from the festival program for any reason or for no reason and shall not be liable for any refund or claims of any kind arising out of such removal. _________________________________________________________