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27-Mar-2015 10:17pm PDT  

 

Sun & Sand Festival

4 Annual October 09, 2015 to October 17, 2015

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PO Box 872
Biloxi MS 39533
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Phone: 2817996838
film@sunandsandfestival.com
http://www.sunandsandfestival.co...

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Length
Film must be 80+ minutes in length
Documentary
Shorts

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Sun & Sand Festival provides a creative environment for producers, directors, writers, and industry professionals (distributors, buyers, sales agents, etc.) to showcase their work and at the same time network with filmmakers on future projects. Luminaries in the industry will discuss the continuous evolvement of independent films and technology. The festival will host International films and filmmakers, making Sun & Sand a truly International festival and film market. The festival will provide an opportunity for filmmakers to see the diverse locations and the lucrative incentives offered to film movies in the State of Mississippi.

While on the Mississippi Gulf Coast you will be able to enjoy the white sand beaches, casinos, golf, and endless seafood. Industry giants will host seminars and give demonstrations of equipment while enjoying films and music in a relaxed environment.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Welcome to Sun & Sand – The Mississippi Film & Music Festival

October 9 - 17, 2015, Sun & Sand will draw scores of renowned actors, musicians, producers, directors and other entertainment-industry trendsetters to the sugar-white shores of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast.

10 Days of Creative Genius

This ten-day mega-event will connect film and music enthusiasts across the nation with respected, rising and aspiring players in all facets of the filmmaking and music. All set in an emerging destination for filmmaking: Mississippi.

Films & Filmmaking

Sun & Sand will screen both new and previous releases of major motion pictures as well as independent films. In addition, the festival will unveil the latest concepts, equipment and technologies in the field, such as the digital effects that bring movies like Avatar to life.

Music Performances

To further fuel the creative energy, we’re hosting multiple concerts at several exciting venues each night—including beachfront stages. Catch performances by rising local talent and hot headliners.

Southern-Inspired Cuisine

No event in Mississippi is complete without great food, so we’re celebrating the best of contemporary Southern cuisine in a variety of ways where the entertainment industry can sample a southern savory spread.

Come experience the fourth annual film and music festival surrounded by the sandy beaches and exciting nightlife of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Make plans today to be part of Sun & Sand—submit a film, reserve your festival passes or be a sponsor!



ORGANIZERS
Bobby Benton (CEO)

GENERAL RULES
Important Things To Do and To Remember
1. You must label your .MOV/.MPG/.MPG3 with the WAB Submission Number, Film's title, Director's name, the Date of the cut, Total Run Time (TRT), Genre, Country of Origin and Acquisition Format. Please mail this in to the submission address on a CD or BluRay disk or hard drive.

Preferred file format: .mp4 (will accept .mpg or .mov as substitutes)
Preferred HD resolution: 1920x1080 (will accept 2048x1152 or 1280x720 as well)
Preferred SD resolution: 720x400 (will accept 720x480 or 720x576 as well)

2. Please include everything that is requested on the online submission form including ; a 35-word logline, 100 word synopsis, director's bio, cast and crew lists, and list of previous and planned screenings.
3. The person listed as your primary contact should be just that! The person Sun & Sand can reach out to at any time during the selection process and if entry is selected, the person Sun & San can contact before, during and after the festival. The contact person listed is the ONLY person Sun & Sand will communicate with period!
4. EACH WORK SUBMITTED MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A SEPARATE ENTRY FORM AND ENTRY FEE. Make sure you label your .MOV/.MPG/.MPG3 as instructed in #1 above.
5. Students submitting under Student Film category must be a full time student in a recognized educational institution. A copy of your Student ID must be submitted with your submission.
6. We are ONLY returning any .MOV/.MPG/.MPG3's or materials sent to Sun & Sand if a prepaid return mailer is provided. So be sure and keep copies.
7. We will send you a confirmation email when we received your .MOV/.MPG/.MPG3 and entry form. Give us a few days to get this email to you as we expect a large volume of entries.
8. We will send you a notice of your film status no later than AUGUST 31, 2015.
9. Do not contact us to learn of your film status. We will do our best to get the word out as soon as possible as to the acceptance or rejection of your submission.
10. Entry fee will NOT be returned.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

SUN & SAND RULES & REGULATIONS FOR SUBMISSION The following is an explanation of rules and regulations (“Rules and Regulations”) governing the submission of a film (hereafter called the “Film”) to the Sun and Sand Festival (hereafter called “Sun & Sand”) for consideration. By agreeing to the Terms And Conditions found on the Sun & Sand submission form, the person submitting the Film (hereafter called the “Applicant”) acknowledges that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Film (hereafter called the “Film’s Owners”) whose consent is required to submit the Film to Sun & Sand, and has read and understood the submission rules and regulations set forth below: 1) It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the copyright owner(s) of any and all copyrighted content or materials included within the submitted Film. Sun & Sand expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted content or materials within or relating to the submitted Film, including any content or materials that are or may become the basis for any third party claims for copyright infringement. Sun & Sand reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film with any unauthorized inclusion of copyrighted content or materials. In the event that any claim, dispute, action or proceeding shall be brought or asserted by any person or entity that alleges that the Film makes unauthorized or unlawful use of any copyrighted content or material, Applicant shall fully indemnify and defend Sun & Sand and each of their representatives and affiliates from any liability in connection therewith and from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that for any of them may incur in connection therewith. 2) It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the owner(s) of any and all trademarked content or materials included within the submitted Film. Sun & Sand expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any trademarked content or materials within or relating to the submitted Film, including any content or materials that are or may become the basis for any third party claims for trademark infringement, trademark dilution or unfair competition. Sun & Sand reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film with any unauthorized inclusion of trademarked content or materials. In the event that any claim, dispute, action or proceeding shall be brought or asserted by any person or entity that alleges that the Film makes unauthorized or unlawful use of any trademarked content or material, Applicant shall fully indemnify and defend Sun & Sand, and each of their representatives and affiliates from any liability in connection therewith and from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith. 3) It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to clear all content of the Film from any and all actual or potential legal claims and issues, including, without limitation, claims based upon theories of libel, defamation, invasion of privacy, violation of rights of publicity, theft of trade secrets, breach of confidence, breach of confidential relationship, and breach of express or implied contract (“Third Party Claim(s)”). Sun & Sand expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any content or materials within or relating to the submitted Film that are or may be the basis for any Third Party Claims based upon any of the foregoing legal theories or others. Sun & Sand reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film that is or may become the subject of any Third Party Claims. In the event that any Third Party Claim(s) shall be asserted by any person or entity, Applicant shall fully indemnify and defend Sun & Sand and each of their representatives and affiliates from any liability in connection therewith and from any and all fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that each of any of them may incur in connection therewith. 4) Applicants submitting Films that contain significant non-English spoken dialogue must be dubbed or provide on-screen English subtitles. Sun & Sand reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film that contains significant non-English spoken dialogue that does not include accompanying on-screen English subtitles or is dubbed. 5) Sun & Sand reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from Applicant, any Film that is not submitted using the required formats. If the Film is submitted in multiple parts, Sun & Sand reserves the right to judge the Film based on the first submission, with no further obligation to view subsequent submission of the original submission. 6) It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the submitted hard drive and file format plays in its entirety (mp4, .mpg or .mov) prior to submitting it to Sun & Sand. In the event that a submission does not play, Sun & Sand will attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form in an effort to obtain a replacement copy of the Film. Sun & Sand reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, for any Film whose initially submitted file (mp4, .mpg or .mov) does not play. Sun & sand will play from a hard drive either through a laptop or loaded directly onto the internal hard drive of the projector at the theatre. 7) It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the submission arrives at the shipping destination provided to the Applicant upon completion of the submission form. In the event that a submission does not arrive at the designated shipping destination within the deadline window selected by the Applicant, Sun & Sand will attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form in an effort to obtain a submission copy of the Film. Sun & Sand reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film that does not arrive at the designated shipping destination within the deadline window selected by the Applicant. 8) In the event that the Applicant remits an updated version of the Film to Sun & Sand after having submitted a previous version of the Film to Sun & Sand during the same calendar year, Sun & Sand is under no obligation to view any or the entire updated version. 9) In order to be considered for Sun & Sand, the Applicant must fill out the Sun & Sand submission form. Sun & Sand reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film that is not submitted through the proper channel. 10) Sun & Sand reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film with a submission form that is considered to be delinquent due to the non-payment of any or all submission fees. Sun & Sand may attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form in an effort to bring the payment status of the account current. Sun & Sand disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any failure to contact the Applicant and inform the Applicant of any payment delinquency or other deficiency of a submission form. 11) Upon completion of the Festival selection process, Sun & Sand will attempt to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form to notify the Applicant of the Film’s acceptance status. Sun & Sand disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any failure to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact information provided on the submission form is correct throughout the entirety of the submission period. 12) Sun & Sand is under no obligation to provide to the Applicant or any other representative of the Film any comments or feedback regarding the submitted Film, any information relating to the manner in which the Film is, will be, or was reviewed; any views that Sun & Sand or any reviewers of the Film may hold concerning the Film; any reasons why the Film, should it not be accepted for exhibition at the Festival, was not accepted; or any other information relating to Sun & Sand’s review, consideration and/or selection process regarding the Film specifically or submissions generally beyond the information set forth in these Rules and Regulations. Sun & Sand disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible or liable for, the contents of any internal comments or feedback regarding any Film that are or may be obtained by the Applicant or any other representative of the Film; any communications by any representative of Sun & Sand relating to the Film or the Festival selection process; the manner in which the Film shall be, is or was considered and reviewed; the identity or identities of any specific reviewers of the Film; and/or any failure on the part of Sun & Sand to provide the Applicant or any other representative(s) of the Film with information concerning Sun & Sand’s consideration and/or review of the Film. 13) Students submitting under Student Film category must be a full time student in a recognized educational institution. A copy of Student ID is required with submission. SUBMISSION CATEGORIES & ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Films submitted to the Institute for consideration for the Festival may apply in one of four submission categories: Feature Length, Documentary, Short, and Student. Feature Length is any film with a run time over 80 minutes but less than 180 minutes. Short is any film with a run time over 5 minutes but less than 80 minutes. Documentary may be a Feature Length or Short film. Student films may qualify in all categories: Feature Length, Short, and Documentary.