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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
We aim to make your face hurt from laughing by showcasing some of the best comedic filmmakers from around the world. We want to get your work shown to a big audience on a big screen, whether you’re a veteran filmmaker with a hilarious new feature or a newbie with a YouTube sketch that makes us piss our pants and tell our friends! We want to bring those passionate about the comedy genre together, creating an excuse to have a good time and strengthen the community. Mixing, mingling, discovering, acknowledging and rewarding are among our top priorities.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Launching in 2013, this festival is bound to make its mark in the world of comedy. Originated from a group of successful comedic filmmakers, this festival knows how to throw a party, and make it a damn good one. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, the programmers are pulling all of their connections to pack the seats with Hollywood agents, managers, distributors, celebrities and sales reps. We plan to mix business with pleasure as laughs are had and connections are made. The event will begin with a mixer and end with an after party. Cameras will be snapping on the red carpet as attendees and their guests arrive for the awards ceremony on the eve of the festival’s close.
We’re accepting feature films, shorts, YouTube videos and sketches, commercials and trailers (real or spec), TV pilots and web series. We encourage submissions from anyone, so don’t think for a second that you don’t have a shot at QuirkFest. You DO have a chance, regardless of location, cast or budget. The FUNNIEST projects will be selected, period. Everyone from students to major production companies are invited to share in this weekend of comedy. We’re looking for quality in the CONTENT. After this festival, if your project is awarded with “Official Selection of QuirkFest,” we want people to understand exactly what that means… “It’s freakin’ hilarious!”
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PLEASE NOTE: All deadlines associated with QuirkFest are the dates that films must arrive at our office in Los Angeles. They are NOT postmark deadlines. Please ignore any reference to "postmark" deadlines, and treat all dates as "Received By" deadlines.
Films should be submitted to us on a single DVD-R.
Our preferred video format for all discs is NTSC, Region 1 or region free (Region 0).
DVDs must be compatible with standard set-top DVD players - do not simply burn a quicktime or AVI file to a disc as data. Please ensure that your disc plays all the way through before you mail it to us. We do not accept submissions on any format not listed above.
Do NOT use any paper labels on your DVD - they are the #1 cause of unplayable discs. This includes any label or sticker with an adhesive surface. Please ensure that you write your film's title, running time, and tracking number directly on the surface of your DVD. Also, please write your tracking number on the front of the envelope that the film is mailed in.
Please keep in mind that ALL materials sent to us will be recycled EXCEPT for the physical discs you submit. The only things in your envelope that we will keep are the DVD of your film and the CD/DVD press kit, should you chose to send one.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. I, the representative of the project being submitted (the "Film"), acknowledge and agree as follows in connection with the Film's submittal to QuirkFest ("QuirkFest") for consideration for QuirkFest (the "Festival"): 2. I hereby represent and warrant to the Festival that (a) I am duly authorized, on my own behalf and on behalf of all other persons or entities who have any ownership rights in the Film, to exhibit this Film at the Festival, (b) this exhibition will not violate any law or any right or consent of any person or entity and (c) the Film is not subject to litigation nor is it threatened by any litigation. 3. I further represent and warrant that, to the best of my knowledge, the exhibition of the Film at the Festival will not violate or infringe any copyright, patent, privacy right, publicity right, trademark, service mark or any other personal or property right of any person or entity and that my Film does not constitute a defamation of any person or entity. I have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other obligations, of any kind, arising from the exhibition of the Film in connection with the Festival. 4. If accepted, I acknowledge that the Festival's presentation of the Film does not create any confidential or fiduciary relationship between the Festival and I. I understand that I will not receive any compensation for such exploitation, although some prizes at the Festival may include cash awards. I acknowledge that no obligation of any kind is assumed by or may be implied against the Festival or QuirkFest because of the Festival's selection of the Film. I understand and acknowledge that the selection of my Film by the Festival does not in any way constitute an express or implied endorsement or approval by the Festival or the QuirkFest of the content of the Film or any opinion expressed therein. 5. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless QuirkFest, the Festival, the affiliate, subsidiary and parent entities of each, and the officers, directors, employees, attorneys, advisors and agents of each of the foregoing from and against any and all claims, losses, or liabilities (including reasonable attorneys' fees) that may be asserted against any of the foregoing or incurred by any of the foregoing at any time in connection with the Film or the Festival's use thereof, and/or arising from any breach or alleged breach of any representation made by me to the Institute or the Festival. 6. If accepted, I hereby grant without reservations, to the Institute, the Festival, and their related entities (a) the right to use footage, stills and/or titles, and information from the Film for promotional purposes and (b) the right to issue and authorize publicity concerning the filmmakers and the Film and to use all associated names, likenesses and biographical information. I also agree to provide contact information for the director and producer(s) of the Film and grant the Festival the right to provide this information to film industry organizations sponsoring Festival events at its discretion. 7. I represent that I am 18 years of age or older, or that if I am younger than the legal age to enter into contracts in my state, I have provided a written consent from my parent or legal guardian. I agree that any controversy arising out of or in connection with my Film and the Festival will be governed by the internal laws of the State of California and conclusively determined by arbitration in the City of Los Angeles in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association before a single arbitrator mutually agreed by the parties. I hereby waive any and all rights and benefits which I might otherwise have or be entitled to litigate any such dispute in court, including without limitation a trial by jury. 8. I acknowledge that I have read and understood the rules and regulations for submitting a film to the Festival. 9. By clicking "I Agree" below, I constitute my full and complete acceptance of the terms hereof. I acknowledge that no oral representations of any kind have been made by QuirkFest or the Festival.