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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Flagler Film Festival was formed to showcase the work of new and emerging filmmakers as well as more experienced filmmakers. We believe there are many creative and innovative artists who deserve recognition for their efforts, especially those constrained by low budgets. We believe that sometimes even more creativity is required when a filmmaker has little or no budget with which to create a film.
We believe these films should be seen and be recognized for the efforts of the teams that put them together. The writers, directors, crew, actors and all the talented people involved in the production of a film, whether it is a feature or a short, deserve to have a chance to be seen. We are proud to give filmmakers an opportunity to show their work.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Our fourth annual Flagler Film Festival showcased many fantastic films from around the world, including a short animation which was nominated this year for an Academy Award! Films produced by students from Florida State University, NYU, University of Virginia, Savannah College of Art & Design, Full Sail University, and the American Film Institute were screened as well as films from graduates of many other fine colleges and universities. We were proud to showcase local filmmakers as well as filmmakers from such diverse locations as Luxembourg, Spain, France, Rwanda, Australia, Nepal, Canada, Serbia, Iran, and Peru. As an artistic community, we enjoy including musicians, writers and artists at our festival as well as filmmakers. This year our special guest was Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Steve Boone, of the '60's band The Lovin' Spoonful. Steve met many of our audience and signed CDs, albums and his new book, "Hotter than a Match Head: On the Run with the Lovin' Spoonful." We showcased a short comedy from actor Chris Roach who currently stars on CBS in "Kevin Can Wait" with Kevin James. One of our documentaries, "Daddy Don't Go" was recently picked up by Starz and will be available to the public!
The third annual Flagler Film Festival was proud to showcase amazing films from around the world. We had a film about a Grammy-nominated children's choir from Uganda called "Imba Means Sing" (now in national distribution), a documentary film by an Emmy Award winning filmmaker, a film narrated by the Academy Award winning, legendary actress Olivia De Havilland, two films which won student Emmy Awards and two films which were screened at the Cannes Short Film Corner. We were very proud to be the only festival in Florida to screen "Animals" an independent feature film written by and starring David Dastmalchian (Ant Man, The Dark Knight) now in national distribution. In addition, we had a terrific assortment of low budget, independent and student films which amazed our audience. Over 20 films had representation at the festival with lively, emotional and intelligent Q&As after the screenings. See our website for videos of the Q&As in addition to the list of films, extensive press and awards.
Just announced Feb 29, 2016 the winner of our Best Documentary, "My Father's Vietnam" will be seen nationally on VOD and cable. An other feature documentary we screened which was nominated for Best Documentary has announced national distribution. "Mt. Lawrence" is the second of our 5 Best Doc Features to receive a distribution deal within 2 months of our 2016 festival.
Our second annual film festival showcased excellent student and small budget films as well as films with amazing credentials. We were so proud to showcase a film written by two-time Academy Award winning screenwriter Horton Foote (To Kill A Mockingbird, Tender Mercies) and to show the many other features and shorts which have very talented cast and crew, regardless of their budgets.
We were very honored to have as our special guest Laura Tyler, makeup artist known for "Hunger Games" and "Face Off," and she amazed our audience with a live demonstration of her work turning an actor into a zombie! Also in attendance was actress Evalena Marie known for her roles in "Serena and the RATTS," "Dark Haul" with Tom Sizemore and "Remains."
Several of the films we have shown over our first two festivals have received distribution and we are very proud to have been a part of bringing these fine films to our audience.
Flagler Film Festival announced our new association with Renny Roker, film and television actor, writer and producer. Renny has appeared in or starred in 47 films and over 400 television episodes in his career. He is currently producing new projects in the Flagler County area. He also mentors college students and does charity work. We are thrilled to have his support and through his worldwide contacts in the film industry, we will be expanding our presence in the festival world.
Flagler Film Festival was inspired by the amazingly talented people we have met who perform all the hard work that is required to make a film. We recognize that there are many creative filmmakers who are looking for a place to showcase their work. We are located in a relaxed, pristine beach area with community members who support the arts. Galleries, live theater and now a film festival are part of our small city located in beautiful Flagler County, Florida. Our coastal location is within a short distance to many Florida attractions. If you are a filmmaker who has drive and talent, who is looking for a place to show your work, and is interested in Florida sunshine in January, we hope that you will submit your film for consideration in our festival.
The Flagler Film Festival was created by independent filmmakers for independent filmmakers. Wolfe Productions, LLC and Cashback International, Inc. are the co-founders of the Flagler Film Festival.
We will be showcasing feature films and shorts of all genres. If you believe in your film, we will do our very best to recognize your talent and efforts and include your work in our festival. Special consideration will be given to student films.
The Flagler Film Festival is pleased to announce our affiliation with 10th Voyage Studios of Palm Coast, Florida, a full service motion picture production company. Plan to visit a movie studio during your visit to the festival.
Many exciting new events to be announced in the near future, along with prizes for filmmakers.
Kathryn Barry (Festival Registrar); Kathryn Barry (Festival Registrar)
Short Films should be 1-44 minutes of any genre.
Feature films should be 45 minutes in length or longer with a maximum time of 120 minutes. Longer features will be considered, but films of 120 minutes or under will have priority.
Exhibition copies must meet the following criteria: All submissions must provide an internet link/URL such as Google Drive, Vimeo, etc., and password if required, to a high definition digital copy of your film for download. The film should be a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 in either MP4 or MOV format using a H.264 codec with a recommended file compression of 15-20 megabits per second (Mbps). A film that is 10 minutes should be approximately 1 Gigabyte in size. Your submission copy is your exhibition copy. Changes made to any submission after acceptance into the Festival must be approved by the festival director.
All films should notate a rating equivalent (R for nudity, sexual situations, intense violence and adult language; PG/PG13 for films with brief violence and adult language, no sexual situations, minimal adult language); G for general audiences including children).
No NC-17 or X rated material will be accepted, as determined by the judges and directors.
Selections made are at the sole discretion of the Festival and all decisions are final.
All films should have high production value reflective of the budget you are working under.
All accepted films must be received no later than Dec 1, 2017 by a downloadable link which meets criteria listed above. Films not received by this deadline in format required will not be shown. If there are extenuating circumstances, the Festival must be notified or another film may be selected to be shown instead.
The Festival is under no obligation to cover any expenses incurred to attend the Festival. 4 passes to the Festival will be provided to the filmmaker at no cost for feature length films and 2 passes will be provided to the filmmaker at no cost for short films that are selected.
No screeners will be returned and entry fees are not refundable.
If accepted to the Festival, press kits will be requested. Web links may be sent for promotional purposes.
Films in languages other than English must be subtitled or dubbed.
If Festival dates and/or venues change due to acts of nature or any other reasons beyond the control of the Festival, entrants will be notified of changes, substitutions or cancellation.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Entrants must have legal ownership and the right to enter their project into Flagler Film Festival. Flagler 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 only. The owner of the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening and accepts all requirements and regulations listed in the General Festival Rules.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Flagler Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and court costs) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving trademark, copyright, publicity, credits, screening, and loss or damage to the screening DVDs.
All entry fees are non-refundable.
Selections made are at the sole discretion of the Festival and all decisions are final.