MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Gwinnett Center International Film Festival celebrates the efforts and accomplishments of locally produced and funded independent films while also expanding the knowledge and awareness of films from all over the nation and internationally. Our goal is to allow film makers to network with other industry professionals and connect with their audience in an atmosphere that is open and accommodating.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Gwinnett Center International Film Festival is located in Duluth, Georgia at the luxurious Gwinnett Center & Performing Arts Center where our main theatre (of four), which seats over 700, will provide audiences with an authentic theatre experience. Our goal is to provide independent film makers with a place where they can share their innovative and artistic talents to the masses. Our two seminar rooms will provide classes, seminars, and Q&A sessions, so film makers and audience members will be able to converse with other film makers through a variety of related topics. We are excited to be handing out awards to some of the most innovative and artistic film makers in a variety of categories of competition to demonstrate our appreciation of such creative works. Film makers and audience members will also have a variety of Vendors at the event that will provide a plethora of goods and services. Our venue is easily accessible from the highway and for our out of state film makers there are multiple hotels within walking distance and all parking is free. We look forward seeing you at the 2015 Gwinnett Center International Film Festival. ORGANIZERS
Kevin Powers (Festival Registrar)
; Selina Branstetter (Festival Director)
ENTERING YOUR FILM:
--Your film must be postmarked no later than the deadline under which you’ve registered. If a payment is received after a postmark deadline, we will not view your film until the difference is received.
--Each entry must be accompanied by its own entry form and fee. DVDs MUST BE CLEARLY labeled with Withoutabox (WAB) tracking ID, title and contact
--All submissions are notified by email upon arrival in our office.
--Please consider submitting a Secure Online Screener through Withoutabox.
-Entry fee is non-refundable.
-Works in progress should be clearly marked on the screening copy.
-All genres are accepted.
-Entries must have been produced within the past five years.
* To receive a Student Discount on Withoutabox, filmmaker/film must be registered as a student project. Students must be, or have been, enrolled in an accredited school (K-12, undergrad, graduate) at the time of production. You do not need to be a student currently to submit your film.
IF YOUR FILM IS SELECTED:
-Screening schedule will be rounded off with a select number of official selections and honorable mention winners.
--Your film may screen up to three times, with an additional screening should it win an award.
-Our Festival will consist of Award presentations, red carpet photos,
screenings, vendors, classes, seminars, and Q&A sessions.
-For more information please contact us at GCFilmFestival@gwinnettcenter.com
-Submissions in languages other than English must be subtitled or
--You are responsible for shipping the exhibition copy of your film to the festival
-Please do not send press kits with your screener unless requested. We will ask for these items on films chosen to be screened only.
-DVDs will not be returned.
-Fee waivers are not available.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I agree to the terms outlined in the General Festival Rules for the Gwinnett Center International Film Festival. The Gwinnett Center International 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 Gwinnett Center or the Gwinnett Center International 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.