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|Conscious Media Feature Film
|Films that are over 60 minutes that represent the best of Conscious Media storytelling produced from all over the world. Examples of a Conscious Media narrative feature: "Astral City" directed by Wagner de Assis, "Traveler's & Magicians" directed by Khyentse Norbu," Life of Pi" directed by Ang Lee, "The Way" directed by Emilio Estevez.
|Conscious Media Documentary Film
|Films that are over 60 minutes that represent the best in Conscious Media documentary storytelling produced from all over the world. Examples of a Conscious Media documentary: "I Am" directed by Tom Shadyac, "Happy" directed by Roko Belec, "Fresh" directed by Ana Sofia Joanes, "Baraka" directed by Ron Fricke, "Samsara" directed by Ron Fricke, "Enlighten Up!" directed by Kate Churchill.
|Conscious Media Short Film
|Films that are under 40 minutes in length including documentary, narrative fiction and animation genres produced from all over the world. Examples of a Conscious Media short: "The Shore" directed by Terry George, "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" directed by William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Conscious Media Film Festival is seeking inspiring and meaningful films that integrate spiritual, experiential, scientific, and contemplative ideas.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Conscious Media Film Festival screenings will be held on the evenings of June 19th and 20th, 2013, at the historic art-deco Boulder Theater in beautiful downtown Boulder, Colorado. In concert with the distinguished Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) Conference, the festival will screen two narrative features, two documentaries and four to six shorts.
A jury of conscious media filmmakers, producers, and thought leaders will decide the winners in each category. The awards are as follows:
$5,000 for best narrative feature with a potential distribution agreement
$5,000 for best documentary with a potential distribution agreement
$1,500 for best short with a potential distribution agreement
Our festival awards are underwritten by generous sponsorship from GaiamTV.com. In a selection process unique to the Conscious Media Film Festival and our relationship with GaiamTV.com, finalists for the Festival will be chosen through voting by members on GaiamTV.com.
During our voting period from May 15th through May 31st, top submissions will air on GaiamTV.com. Films screened on GaiamTV.com will be available ONLY to subscribers of GaiamTV.com and after the voting period ends all films will be removed.
Viewers will select the best films in each category based on rankings. Each subscriber can only rank a film once. Those films ranked highest by GaiamTV.com subscribers will be official selections for the Festival.
Please note that because of our relationship with GaiamTV.com, all filmmakers, producers and artists who submit their films to the Conscious Media Film Festival agree to have their films screened on GaiamTV.com during the voting period (but not beyond that period). If you do not want your film to air on GaiamTV.com during the voting period, please email the festival organizers. Note also that films that are not screened on GaiamTV.com are less likely to be selected for the Festival. Filmmakers will be informed BEFORE their films are screened on GaiamTV.com.
Michal Lebowitsch (Gaiam TV); Una Morera (Festival Manager)
All films must have been completed since June 2011.
Entry fees are non-refundable.
We would prefer a digital screener but if you send a DVD please follow the instructions below:
Preview DVD (NTSC preferred, PAL accepted). DVD's must be submitted without labels or stickers of any kind. Please test your DVD before submitting. DVD's will not be returned unless accompanied by an addressed and prepaid return envelope or express service waybill.
DVD Labeling and Shipping:
In short, label everything with your WAB ID NUMBER...but specifically -
preview DVD's must be clearly labeled with the WAB ID NUMBER, film title, running time and contact information (including name, address and phone number). Please do not send submissions in fiber filled envelopes, as the dust damages playback devices. ONLY send your DVD in recyclable packaging.
Films selected to be part of our online voting period May 15 through May 31 on GaiamTV.com will be notified no later than May 13, 2013.
Films selected for screening at the Festival will be notified no later than June 3, 2013.
After submissions from each category are screened by Festival organizers, the top films will be picked to be screened on GaiamTV.com. Viewers will select the best films in each category based on rankings. Each subscriber can only rank a film once. The highest ranked films will be screened at the Conscious Media Film Festival. A jury of Conscious Media filmmakers and thought-leaders will decide the Festival winner in each category.
Filmmakers whose films are selected can deliver their film in a digital HD ProRes422 HQ Quicktime File or a DigiBeta. Failure to provide the film in acceptable format may result in the film being dropped from the festival.
Foreign language films must be made available with the original language soundtrack and English subtitles.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The filmmaker is responsible for clearing all rights to the material in their film. Gaiam, Inc. 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 (including during our online voting period from May 15 through May 31 on GaiamTV.com), and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Gaiam Inc. 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.
By submitting their film to Gaiam, Inc., the filmmaker acknowledges that they are duly authorized to submit this film to Gaiam, Inc., and to hold Gaiam, Inc. harmless from damage to or loss of the film master en route due to improper containers or otherwise; the film is not subject to nor is threatened by any litigation, and that they accept all of the submission regulations stated on the WAB entry form. The filmmaker also agrees, that if their film is selected they will deliver their completed film in the proper presentation format requested by the acknowledged deadline and with the same running time of the version which was accepted or agreed to.