5th Annual

Free State Festival

June 22, 2016 to June 25, 2016

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Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hamphshire St.
Lawrence KS 66044
USA
Phone: 785.843.2787
info@freestatefilmfest.com
http://www.freestatefestival.org

DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Short Films
Narrative, documentary, experimental, animation and music videos 30 minutes or less.
Feature Films
Narrative or documentary films 60 minutes or more.
Kansas Films
Films made by Kansas residents are FREE to enter in our short or feature film categories. Please include proof of Kansas residency (copy of student ID, Kansas Drivers License or utility bill) in your entry.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Free State Festival is a celebration of the cinematic art form event produced by the Lawrence Arts Center. The festival invites dialogue between visual artists, musicians and filmmakers as well as a broad spectrum of audiences through the shared experience of thought provoking cinema.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Free State Festival is a celebration of the cinematic art form event produced by the Lawrence Arts Center. The festival invites dialogue between visual artists, musicians and filmmakers as well as a broad spectrum of audiences through the shared experience of thought provoking cinema.

In addition to international film programming, we also showcase short films, local premieres, interactive theater, experimental films, music videos and live concerts. Many of our programmed films feature guests to participate in question and answer sessions, receptions, and panels on the subjects of filmmaking, acting, screenwriting and more.

Highlights of the 2015 Free State Festival included guests Dennis Lehane (Boardwalk Empire, Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone), musician George Clinton and The Parliament Funkadelic, comedian/ director Bobcat Goldthwait (Call Me Lucky), satirist Barry Crimmins, comedian Tig Notaro and author Jon Ronson (Men Who Stare at Goats, Frank).

ORGANIZERS

Marlo Angell (Film Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

- The filmmaker must secure all rights, licenses, clearances and releases necessary for exhibition.

-The Free State Festival will consider work-in-progress. Filmmakers must deliver final format for Festival screening.


AGREEMENTS:
If your film or video is accepted for screening by the Free State Festival, 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.

SHIPPING: You are responsible for the arrangements and cost of shipping the exhibition copy to the Free State Festival.

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


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

- The filmmaker must secure all rights, licenses, clearances and releases necessary for exhibition.

-The Free State Festival will consider work-in-progress. Filmmakers must deliver final format for Festival screening.


AGREEMENTS:
If your film or video is accepted for screening by the Free State Festival, 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.

SHIPPING: You are responsible for the arrangements and cost of shipping the exhibition copy to the Free State Festival.

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

The Free State Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless The Free State Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.