5th Annual

Speechless Film Festival

March 16, 2017 to March 18, 2017

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700 Luther Drive
Mankato MN 56001
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Phone: 5073447743
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Speechless Short Films (Professional)
Any live-action film that features minimal dialogue with a running time under 45 minutes is eligible to submit in this category. Submissions should be driven by visual storytelling.
Speechless Short Films (Student)
Any student-made live-action film that features minimal dialogue with a running time under 45 minutes is eligible to submit in this category. Submissions should be driven by visual storytelling.
Short Films
Any live-action film with a running time under 45 minutes is eligible to submit in this category.
Feature Films
Any film with a running time of 45+ minutes is eligible to submit in this category.
Made in Minnesota
Any animated or live-action film produced primarily in Minnesota is eligible to submit in this category. Submissions will be judged on quality of work and use of visual storytelling.
Animation/Experimental
Any animated or experimental film is eligible to submit in this category, including student and professional work.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The unique mission of the Speechless Film Festival is to foster cross-cultural engagement through the celebration of visual storytelling, a creative endeavor rooted deeply in the history of cinema. Visual storytelling transcends a wide variety of film genres including documentary, animation, drama, experimental, etc. Speechless is the first film festival in southern Minnesota to showcase an ambitious and diverse program of films, which provides a unique arts experience and valuable educational opportunity for students to connect with visiting speakers and filmmakers.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Speechless Film Festival was created in 2013 and is now approaching its 5th year. The festival is named for our signature category—Speechless Shorts—though we also receive and show films in a broader range of categories. In addition to film showcases, Speechless hosts a number of guest speakers, special screenings, and events with food and music.

This film festival is presented by Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN.

ORGANIZERS

Amanda Quist; Kurt Paulsen; Kurt Paulsen

GENERAL RULES

Films must have been completed after January 1, 2016.

You must have the rights to use all of the material in your film.

The Speechless Film Festival is a juried competition. All entries are evaluated and scored by three to six film professionals, professors, and arts representatives typically from southern Minnesota.

It is the responsibility of the submission contact to communicate any concerns or changes in entry status as it relates to a film's premiere. If we have not received correspondence at the time of our status announcement to filmmakers (Feb 1, 2017) we will assume your film has not been removed from our contests.

All materials in a film's withoutabox digital press kit at the time of acceptance are viable for the Speechless Film Festival to use in promotional materials, as are publicly posted film trailers.