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Y.A.M. Silver Screen Shorts

2 Annual March 01, 2013 to March 31, 2013

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West Angeles Church
c/o Y.A.M. Attn: Silver Screen Shorts
3045 Crenshaw Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90016
USA
Phone: (323) 733-8300
yamsilverscreenshorts@gmail.com
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All Entries
Note: All films will be considered for all categories.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
According to Luke 14:23, we have been called to minister beyond the four walls of the church. In today’s society, film and television is one of the most influential platforms used to touch people all over the world. Recognizing the power of media, Silver Screen Shorts seeks to celebrate and uplift artists within the body of Christ who have taken up the banner of ministering through the film lens.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
FESTIVAL DESCRIPTION
We are an annual film festival held in the Los Angeles, CA area. Born out of the West Angeles Church of God In Christ's D.R.A.M.A. Ministry, we are dedicated to supporting actors, filmmakers, and other artists by providing opportunities and platforms in which to have their work seen.

FESTIVAL DETAILS
Silver Screen Shorts will be held on Thursday January 31, 2013 at RAVE Cinemas at the Howard Hughes Promenade in Los Angeles, CA, from 7p-9:30p.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA
We is looking for short films and documentaries that have faith-based, inspirational, and/or uplifting themes in the characters, topics, issues, or storylines.

- Short Films must be no longer than 15 minutes in length.
- Submitted films may be from any genre: drama, comedy, thriller, sci-fi, animated, etc.
- Showcase screenings will only be shown in Digital Format (DVD).
- Submitting parties must hold complete rights and ownership of the submitted piece.
- Entries that exhibit gratuitous violence, sexual, or otherwise offensive content will not be accepted.

Filmmakers may submit their applications online via www.Withoutabox.com/login/12037.

A screener DVD must be sent via mail and postmarked no later than December 17, 2012.

ORGANIZERS
Manuel Thomas (Festival Director) ; Manuel Thomas (Festival Director) ; Regina Pickett (Festival Registrar) ; Regina Pickett (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES
Guidelines
1. Films must be submitted on DVD. Do not send film prints, master tapes, or other originals.
2. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.
3. Entrant will allow usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live Festival events.
4. All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles are not eligible.
5. Only complete entries (including entry form, payment, and preview DVD screener) will be processed.
6. Students must include proof of student status at the time of production (i.e., copy of student ID, transcript, etc.).

Deadlines
1. Entries eligible for early bird rates must be postmarked by September 27, 2012. Regular deadline entries must be postmarked by November 30, 2012. Late deadline entries must be postmarked by December 17, 2012.

Shipping
1. The cost of shipping an entry to the Festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted.
2. All international entries must be sent "free domicile" to the Festival office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Fees charged to the Silver Screen Shorts Film Festival will be refused. Be sure to include the proper customs documentation required by your shipping service.

Judging & Selection
1. All Films are selected for Festival presentation by the Silver Screen Shorts Film Festival Programming Committee. If a film is selected for screening, the Festival office will contact the entrant by phone or email.
2. All competitive categories, including the Best Film, Best Actor, and Best Actress are judged before the Festival.
3. All entrants will be notified on or after January 4, 2013.
4. For publication purposes, entries selected will be required to supply three high resolution stills from the film and at least one high resolution photograph of the film's director. The Festival also requests publicity materials and a video trailer (if available). Publicity and press materials will not be returned.

Entry Fees
1. Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable. Fees cover registration, notification that your entry has been received, and notification of results.
2. These fees may be paid by money order, made payable to West Angeles Church - Y.A.M. , or by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express) via www.withoutabox.com.
3. For all entries outside the U.S., you must pay by credit card.

Multiple Entries
1. Each entered film must be submitted on its own DVD(s) and accompanied by its own completed “Entry Form” (completed online via www.withoutabox.com); please do not send a compilation DVD composed of works for separate entries.

Awards
1. Unless otherwise agreed by the Festival in writing, awards will be given to the winning film director (as identified in the Film Information Form) on behalf of the film (except for Best Actor and Best Actress) and will be fulfilled approximately 90 days after the closing date of the Silver Screen Shorts Film Festival.
2. Award eligibility is subject to any restrictions or conditions imposed by applicable laws and regulations (international, federal, state or otherwise), and the award recipient is responsible for all applicable taxes, customs, tariffs, insurance and similar charges or costs (if any).
3. The Awards listed are subject to change.
If Your Work is Selected
If your work is selected, you must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by the Festival:

(1) You must execute a release agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at the Silver Screen Shorts Film Festival; (ii) warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at the Silver Screen Shorts Film Festival; and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless West Angeles Church, Silver Screen Shorts Film Festival, its parent company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at the Silver Screen Shorts Film Festival.

(2) You must deliver to the address(es) designated by the Festival: two exhibition copies of the invited work. We recommend you ship via courier in order to permit the tracking of your entry once it leaves your hands.

• All exhibition copies must be delivered in DVD format.
• These DVDs will not be returned, and will be kept in the Festival archives.

(3) You must provide a properly completed and signed official Silver Screen Shorts “Film Information Form” including all press and publication assets as specified in the “Materials Checklist.”

(4) You must provide at least one DVD copy of the final, completed film for Festival archives.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Guidelines 1. Films must be submitted on DVD. Do not send film prints, master tapes, or other originals. 2. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry. 3. Entrant will allow usage of clips from the film for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live Festival events. 4. All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles are not eligible. 5. Only complete entries (including entry form, payment, and preview DVD screener) will be processed. 6. Students must include proof of student status at the time of production (i.e., copy of student ID, transcript, etc.). Deadlines 1. Entries eligible for early bird rates must be postmarked by September 27, 2012. Regular deadline entries must be postmarked by November 30, 2012. Late deadline entries must be postmarked by December 17, 2012. Shipping 1. The cost of shipping an entry to the Festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted. 2. All international entries must be sent "free domicile" to the Festival office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Fees charged to the Silver Screen Shorts Film Festival will be refused. Be sure to include the proper customs documentation required by your shipping service. Judging & Selection 1. All Films are selected for Festival presentation by the Silver Screen Shorts Film Festival Programming Committee. If a film is selected for screening, the Festival office will contact the entrant by phone or email. 2. All competitive categories, including the Best Film, Best Actor, and Best Actress are judged before the Festival. 3. All entrants will be notified on or after January 4, 2013. 4. For publication purposes, entries selected will be required to supply three high resolution stills from the film and at least one high resolution photograph of the film's director. The Festival also requests publicity materials and a video trailer (if available). Publicity and press materials will not be returned. Entry Fees 1. Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. Entry fees are not refundable. Fees cover registration, notification that your entry has been received, and notification of results. 2. These fees may be paid by money order, made payable to West Angeles Church - Y.A.M. , or by credit card (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express) via www.withoutabox.com. 3. For all entries outside the U.S., you must pay by credit card. Multiple Entries 1. Each entered film must be submitted on its own DVD(s) and accompanied by its own completed “Entry Form” (completed online via www.withoutabox.com); please do not send a compilation DVD composed of works for separate entries. Awards 1. Unless otherwise agreed by the Festival in writing, awards will be given to the winning film director (as identified in the Film Information Form) on behalf of the film (except for Best Actor and Best Actress) and will be fulfilled approximately 90 days after the closing date of the Silver Screen Shorts Film Festival. 2. Award eligibility is subject to any restrictions or conditions imposed by applicable laws and regulations (international, federal, state or otherwise), and the award recipient is responsible for all applicable taxes, customs, tariffs, insurance and similar charges or costs (if any). 3. The Awards listed are subject to change. If Your Work is Selected If your work is selected, you must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by the Festival: (1) You must execute a release agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at the Silver Screen Shorts Film Festival; (ii) warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at the Silver Screen Shorts Film Festival; and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless West Angeles Church, Silver Screen Shorts Film Festival, its parent company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at the Silver Screen Shorts Film Festival. (2) You must deliver to the address(es) designated by the Festival: two exhibition copies of the invited work. We recommend you ship via courier in order to permit the tracking of your entry once it leaves your hands. • All exhibition copies must be delivered in DVD format. • These DVDs will not be returned, and will be kept in the Festival archives. (3) You must provide a properly completed and signed official Silver Screen Shorts “Film Information Form” including all press and publication assets as specified in the “Materials Checklist.” (4) You must provide at least one DVD copy of the final, completed film for Festival archives.