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03-Mar-2015 4:42am PDT  

 

Ocktober Film Festival

2 Annual October 02, 2014 to October 05, 2014

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PO Box 4535
New York NY 10163
USA
Phone: 888-875-7771
ocktoberfilmfest@gmail.com
http://www.ocktoberfilmfest.com

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Feature Narrative
Feature length narrative films qualify between 60-120 minutes.
Short Narrative
Short narrative films qualify at 5-35 minutes.
Documentary
All types of documentary films 15-90 mins in length are welcome to screen at OFF.
Music Videos
This category is open to any work that was composed as a music video with a maximum run time of 10 minutes.
Web Series
New Media: Web Series minimum of 2 episodes total run time no more than 30 minutes.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Ocktober Film Festival is the "go to" place on the east coast to discover independent films, new media and emerging technologies.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Ocktober Film Festival (OFF) takes place in New York and it had its debut in 2013 during the popular Ocktober Music and Film Festival. This year we have created individual festival platforms for showcasing both music and film. The Ocktober Film Festival will continue its successful opening night format which opens with a room filled with notable celebrities, producers, distributors and independent filmmakers from across the country.

Our Film Festival winners from last year received a tremendous amount of press coverage and support. This year we will continue to work towards educating and assisting our filmmakers by hosting workshops and strategic networking events. Our workshops will include topics such as acting, writing, filmmaking, producing, distribution and financing. We are eager and excited to share useful information that will enrich and empower our filmmaking community.

ORGANIZERS
Emelyn Stuart (Executive Producer)

GENERAL RULES
DEADLINES: Deadlines are firm. No exceptions.

SUBTITLES: All non-English language films must be subtitled in English

AFTER SUBMISSION ACCEPTANCE: In order for your title to be included in the Festival, you must agree to provide the following materials to OFF within 14 days of acceptance:

1. For film, at least one screen shot of the title, and box art if available. Image must be in jpg format, 300 dpi,
2. If available, a trailer of the program in digital format.
3. Exhibition format(s) of your project, delivered no later than 14 days after acceptance.
4. Copies of press releases and additional press materials.
5. In addition to the Exhibition Copy of your film (DVD, BLU-RAY, Film or HDCam: dependent on the venue we place you in and its available formats), we also require 2 DVD DISK copies for the industry jury of the competition. These DVDs will NOT be returned.

OFF holds no responsibility for lost or damaged prints. While the utmost care will be taken with regard to prints, it is solely up to the filmmaker to take full responsibility (i.e.insurance). The cost of delivery and pick-up of all materials is the responsibility of the filmmaker.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Ocktober 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 Ocktober 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.