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18-Apr-2014 6:37am PDT  

 

Kansas City FilmFest

18 Annual April 05, 2014 to April 13, 2014

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4741 Central, #306
Kansas City MO 64112
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http://KCFilmFest.org/

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US/International Short Narrative (fiction) (Drama/Comedy)
Narrative (drama/comedy) films of 40 minutes or less from any filmmaker produced anywhere in the world are accepted for entry.
US/International Short Documentary
Documentary films of 40 minutes or less from any filmmaker produced anywhere in the world are accepted for entry.
US/International Feature Narrative (fiction) (Drama/Comedy)
Narrative (drama/comedy) films of more than 40 minutes in length from any filmmaker produced anywhere in the world are accepted for entry.
US/International Feature Documentary
Documentary films more than 40 minutes in length from any filmmaker produced anywhere in the world are accepted for entry.
Animation
Animation films of 40 minutes or less from any filmmaker produced anywhere in the world are accepted for entry.
Heartland Short Narrative (fiction) (Drama/Comedy)
Narrative (drama/comedy) films of 40 minutes or less in length from Missouri or Kansas* are accepted for entry.
Heartland Short Documentary
Documentary films of 40 minutes or less from Missouri or Kansas* are accepted for entry.
Heartland Feature Narrative (fiction)(Comedy/Drama)
Narrative films more than 40 minutes in length from Missouri or Kansas* are accepted for entry.
Heartland Feature Documentary
Documentary films more than 40 minutes in length from Missouri or Kansas* are accepted for entry.
Heartland Student Short
Student films of 40 minutes or less in any genre: animation, documentary, narrative, fiction from * Kansas or Missouri.
KCWIFT Short Screenplay Contest
Screenplays (scripts) of 15 pages or less from any female writer living anywhere in the world are accepted for entry.
Experimental
Experimental films of 40 minutes or less from any filmmaker produced anywhere in the world are accepted for entry.
Web Series-Heartland
Web Series is defined as a continuing series under a title/concept. It can be narrative, documentary, or experimental. *Eligible to residents of Missouri or Kansas.
CinemaJazz
Jazz inspired films of any length in any genre from any filmmaker produced anywhere in the world are accepted.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Kansas City FilmFest is celebrating its18th year and unites educational, cultural and film organizations in a celebration of independent filmmaking. Each year the festival builds on its tradition of bringing inspiring, thought-provoking, and entertaining films to Kansas City audiences and offers opportunities for artists and filmmakers to network, and develop their craft and art. KCFF encourages filmmakers to attend the festival so they can have the opportunity to interact and engage with our great Kansas City audiences!

The Kansas City FIlmFest will be celebrating its18th year with a special animation emphasis: Animation Inside Out.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Kansas City FilmFest is the largest film festival in the Kansas City Metro Area. It's presented and governed by the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, a nonprofit arts organization, which debuted its first film festival in April 1997.

Kansas City FilmFest is a festival of juried films, seminars, panels, receptions and parties. It's a collaborative, multi-day, annual cultural event designed to celebrate the creativity and hard work of independent filmmakers from around the world! A mix of local, national and international award winning films are screened over a period of 7 days.

The 18th Annual Kansas City FilmFest is celebrating a special emphasis on animation, Animation Inside Out; with expanded animation programming, competition and prizes, special guests, panels and seminars.

Over the years, our visiting filmmakers let us know how much they've enjoyed screening for, and interacting with, our engaged and enthusiastic audiences! Filmmakers planning on attending should notify Kansas City FilmFest as soon as possible so their names may be listed in the scheduled program with their film to be in attendance.

Visiting Filmmakers, Jurors and Special Guests will be invited to attend a complimentary KC BBQ Crawl, along with opportunities to tour other KC landmarks including the Kansas City Jazz Museum and Negro League Baseball Museum.

Seminars with local and national film professionals are held on various aspects of filmmaking. Visiting filmmakers, industry professionals and Kansas City audience members socialize at special events and parties throughout the festival.

Women Making Movies is a sidebar during the festival that focuses on the unique contributions of women making films. Top women film professionals share their experiences and work through film programs, seminars and panel discussions. The 2014 theme: Challenging Gender Stereotypes On and Off Screen.

CinemaJAZZ, originating in 2006, is a program intended to bridge two artistic communities - jazz and film. The program includes screenings of juried media works inspired by jazz, curated screenings, seminars and live jazz performances. This program was developed as a collaboration of the Jubilee, Mutual Musicians Foundation and the American Jazz Museum.

Final jurors for KC FilmFest 2014 will come from a selection of industry professionals in filmmaking, distribution, film media, and festival programmers from Sundance, AFI Silverdocs, Slamdance, SXSW and more.

Reel Spirit, is a 2nd-12th grade program, led by educators seeking to educate students and mentors; engage imaginations and empower future leaders though filmmaking. Reel Spirit: Young Filmmaker Showcase recognizes achievement in cinematic productions and provides young filmmakers an expanding, authentic audience. Reel Spirit is a significant part of KC FilmFest 2014.

ABOUT THE SCREENPLAY CONTEST:
Kansas City Women In Film & Television has partnered with KC FilmFest for it's third annual short screenwriting competition aimed to promote the work of women screenwriters/filmmakers and to support their effort to make their short film with a $1000 prize.

The Short Screenplay Contest will provide a female screenwriter/filmmaker the opportunity to bring her vision from the page to the screen. FIRST PLACE: Receives a $1,000 prize to bring the prize-winning script from page to screen
FINALISTS: Receives a festival pass to the 2014 Kansas City FilmFest, as well as a staged reading of FINALISTS’ screenplays during the festival.

ORGANIZERS
Calthy Runyun-Svacina (Programmer) ; David Barnard (Board Chair) ; Patrick Amey (Treasurer) ; Robert Hubbard (Programmer) ; Veronica Elliott Loncar (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES
Submission Guidelines:

No entry fee waivers.

Works in progress will not be considered for competition or screened at KC FilmFest 2014. All work must be completed and submitted no later than the deadline date (January 15, 2014). Entries must have been completed in the last 15 months (since October 1, 2012).

All films must be in English or subtitled in English.

The filmmaker(s) must secure all rights, licenses, clearances and releases necessary for exhibition. Work may originate in any film, video or digital medium. All footage must be original. The music may be original or an interpretation. You must certify receipt of any and/or all releases and/or permissions.A completed entry through WAB will be accepted as acknowledgment of the entrant having done so.

Each entry must have a separate entry form and separate upload through WAB. All entries must be properly uploaded and received via WAB on or before 12:00 (midnight), January 15, 2014.

All entry materials become the property of the Kansas City FilmFest and will not be returned. No refunds. By submitting this material you acknowledge the Jubilee's right to copy any submitted material for Kansas City FilmFest's non-commercial use only.

You must send each of these 3 items together to the Jubilee:
1.Secure Online Screener-only, will be accepted and must be uploaded through WAB.
2.A completed entry form submitted through WAB.
3.Payment will be accepted only through WAB.

Agreements: If your film or video is accepted for screening by the KC FilmFest 2014, you agree to and understand the following:

FORMAT: You agree to provide the festival an exhibition copy of the entry on the format indicated on the entry form. If your exhibition format is DVD or tape (DVcam, miniDV), it must be received no later than March 18, 2014 so we can build the program reels.

SHIPPING: You are responsible for the arrangements and cost of shipping the exhibition copy to the Kansas City FilmFest. The Kansas City FilmFest will pay for outgoing shipping. The Kansas City FilmFest will not pay for the cost of overnight shipping.

PUBLICITY: Upon acceptance, you must supply Kansas City FilmFest with digital stills and other digital and printed press materials. You should be available for interviews prior to and during KC FilmFest 2014.

LOSS & DAMAGE: Every precaution will be taken to safeguard films, videos and publicity materials while they are in the possession of Kansas City FilmFest. However, if loss or damage occurs, Kansas City FilmFest cannot accept or assume responsibility.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

RIGHTS and CLEARANCES: The undersigned represents and warrants to Kansas City FIlmFest that I /we: own all proprietary rights to the film(s) submitted; have secured all rights, clearances, licenses and releases necessary for exhibition or broadcast of the work, so that the Kansas City FilmFest staff, volunteers, sponsors and/or representatives will not be obligated to make any payment to any third party; and that the public exhibition and/or broadcast will not infringe and/or violate any rights of any firm, person and/or corporation. The undersigned shall indemnify, defend and hold the Kansas City FilmFest, staff, volunteers, sponsors and/or representatives harmless from any and all claims, damages, costs, liabilities and/or expenses which may be incurred by reason of any breach of these representations, and/or arising out of any matter contained in the tape/film and/or otherwise by Kansas City FilmFest's use of the tape/film. The undersigned hereby grants to Kansas City FIlmFest all the rights to exhibit the work, including but not limited to, the right to excerpt clips and to make, have made and own copies. Agreements: If your film or video is accepted for screening by the KansasCity FilmFest at KC FilmFest 2014, you agree to and understand the following: FORMAT: You agree to provide the festival an exhibition copy of the entry on the format indicated on the entry form. If your exhibition format is DVD or tape (DVcam, miniDV), it must be received no later than March 18, 2014 so we can build the program reels. SHIPPING: You are responsible for the arrangements and cost of shipping the exhibition copy to Kansas City FilmFest. Kansas City FilmFest will pay for outgoing shipping. Kansas City FIlmFest will not pay for the cost of overnight shipping. PUBLICITY: Upon acceptance, you must supply Kansas City FilmFest with digital stills and other digital and printed press materials. You should be available for interviews prior to and during KC FilmFest 2014. LOSS & DAMAGE: Every precaution will be taken to safeguard films, videos and publicity materials while they are in the possession of Kansas City FilmFest. However, if loss or damage occurs, Kansas City FIlmFest cannot accept or assume responsibility. The filmmaker must secure all rights, licenses, clearances and/or releases necessary for exhibition. SCREENPLAY SUBMISSIONS: TERMS AND CONDITIONS TERMS AND CONDITIONS KCWIFT and Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest are hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any script submitted and accepted for promotional purposes. Due to the volume of submissions, KCWIFT will NOT return copies of submitted scripts. KCWIFT will request and is hereby granted the right to use footage from the project funded and created from the winning screenplay for promotional purposes related to KCWIFT and the KCWIFT & Kansas City FilmFest Short Screenplay Contest. This includes but is not limited to the KCWIFT and the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest websites, screenings, and social media platforms. Neither KCWIFT nor Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest holds any ownership rights to projects completed as a result of the KCWIFT & Kansas City FilmFest Short Screenplay Contest, nor are KCWIFT and Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest responsible for projects’ production, promotion or distribution. The KCWIFT and Kansas City FilmFest logos must be included in the credits of any short film created and produced from the winning screenplay. Entrants shall indemnify and hold KCWIFT and the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity and loss of or damageto the scripts entered.