03rd Annual

Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival

September 02, 2015 to September 03, 2015

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DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Creative Award
From a scripted narrative to a work of animation or a conceptual idea, the power of meaningful messages about real health issues can be brought to life in a creative setting. This is an opportunity for script writers and creative film makers to demonstrate films with meaning in an imaginative manner.

This award will be chosen from films submitted in any category. Please do not submit films to this award.

Please choose one of the five categories and identify yourself as eligible for the creative award.

The Creative Award has a $1000 prize – sponsored by Bayside Medicare Local
Get Well Soon
At the heart of healthcare is the desire to see someone get well soon. This category reflects the impact of health on the family or community and the desire to see healing. The emotion of watching someone recover from a health issue can be difficult and challenging, yet from that often comes inspiration and positivity.

Get Well Soon has $1000 prize money – sponsored by South Eastern Melbourne Medicare Local
My Journey
Our experiences in health are often personal journeys. It may be a patient’s experience, or that of their family and friends. It may be the career pathway of a nurse from novice to expert or the evolution of health issue in modern society, or a doctor trailing a new technique. These journeys are filled with emotion, grace and pride.

My Journey has $1000 prize money – sponsored by Melbourne Health
Behind The Scenes
Many stories of health focus on those areas at the public face; however there are stories that go on behind the scenes that are equally important. This is an opportunity to explore the process of building hospitals, or providing cleaning, food, research, caring and more. These are stories that are just as important as the patients themselves and this is the moment to lend them a voice.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Reel Health International Short Film Festival (RHISFF) is a platform to tell real stories of health through the engaging medium of film.

RHISFF recognises that our attitude, inspiration and progression towards genuine health issues are advanced through conversation. With entries from all over the world, and through a variety of genres, this festival will start many conversations to ultimately benefit the greater health and arts communities.

The 2015 Reel Health International Short Film Festival is run by Monash Health, Victoria’s largest public health service.

Monash Health is privileged to be one of the few health networks in Australia to have an Arts in Health Program. This is an initiative that seeks external funding for internal projects with the support and endorsement of the EMT and Board.



ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Reel Health International Short Film Festival (RHISFF) is an opportunity to tell real stories, instigate a conversation and engage an audience to issues of real health.

Whether it triggers inspiration, hope, sadness, dignity or more, health issues touch us all and form stories of great significance.

Entering our third year, we are excited to see our concept grow, with refined categories and an expanded touring schedule. These films are viewed by industry health professionals and the general public across a number of formal screenings.

Please note that RHISFF is not an avenue for health-based companies to distribute corporate films of self-promotion. Any such films submitted to RHISFF will not be considered as a finalist.

ORGANIZERS

Anne Doherty

GENERAL RULES

2015 Reel Health – International Health Short Film Festival
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
__________________________________________________
Entry Deadline: 13 July 2015

The Reel Health Short Film Competition is a program of Film as part of the Monash Arts in Health program. We promote understanding and appreciation of the different aspects of health care through providing an alternative medium for the conversation or statement to be made about the health industry, health care or the workforce behind the scenes. We do this by creating opportunities for people to share – and find inspiration in – health experiences, ideas and visions.

Submission Guidelines:
• Submissions will be accepted in the form of short films of less than 15 minutes only.
• The competition is open to amateur and professional films.
• Only submissions accompanied by the correct fee, and received by the allocated deadline, will be accepted / considered.
• Films submitted without payment WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

File-naming:
• Important - you must include your name as part of the file name for each film submission
• If you are entering more than one film, please ensure that the film name is unique – you may also include a short identifier (film name, up to eight characters) if this helps to distinguish your films from each other.
• Unidentified files will be rejected. (For example: “DSC_8555” does not identify the film as yours).
• Be sure to name all your files before sending.
• While every care will be taken with material entered, the Reel Health Short Film Competition cannot be responsible for loss of or damage to entries.

Copyright and Reproduction:
You must be the author and sole owner of the copyright for all films you enter.
Entry in the competition constitutes agreement to allow films chosen as the winner, category finalists or for special mention to be reproduced, published and/or exhibited, for promotional purposes, only as they pertain to the Reel Health Short Film Competition and Monash Health.
The film maker retains copyright, and all films will be credited to the film maker.
Entries will be judged on the basis of effectiveness in conveying the health theme (composition, technique, content, originality)
Grand Prize – AUS$2,500 will be awarded to the winner of the best overall short film.
By submitting your film you are accepting these terms and conditions and you understand the entry fee cannot be refunded.
The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival accepts short fiction, animation, documentary and experimental films.

Preview Screener formats:
The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival can only accept DVDs as submissions when posted to the address below with the submission fee:
Reel Health International Short Film Festival
C/- Jonathan Green – Public Affairs
Locked bag 29
Clayton South
Victoria 3169
Please ensure your DVD is playable and is suitably protected in transit.

Eligibility requirements:
To be eligible for consideration, all films must meet the following requirements:
• Films must have been completed after 1 January 2012.
• Private cast and crew and graduation screenings are accepted.
• Films broadcast on the Internet in any capacity prior to August 20, 2012 are ineligible for entry.
• Films must be in their original language, with English subtitles if the original language is not English.
NB: The Festival reserves the right to program films completed prior to 1 January 2014 or that have screened in Victoria prior to the 2014 Festival although these films will be screened out of competition.

Submission materials:
Please include the following materials with your submission:
• Films submitted via post still require the $50US fee
One DVD per submitted film, with the DVD clearly labelled with film title, director and run time. The Reel Health International Short Film Festival will NOT accept compilation DVDs (more than one film on a DVD).
• Film submitted via Withoutabox – follow directions on the Withoutabox site.
• Please do not include publicity materials with your submission, as The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival cannot store or return them.
• Preview DVDs will NOT be returned.

Selection:
Festival programmers select and invite all films presented at The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival.
Please ensure the email you have supplied is active and in working order.
The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival’s selection decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. We do not provide critical analysis or feedback.

Shipping and Customs:
The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival will not pay freight or customs charges for DVDs. The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival will not pay any freight and/or customs charges for films invited to the festival.

Amendments:
Reel Health – The International Health Short Film Festival is entitled at its sole discretion to change, modify, amend, add or remove any part of these conditions of use and to change, amend or delete any features of the Reel Health IHFF Website at any time by posting the amendment on the Website or by notifying you by any other means of communication. Your continued use of the Website after this time constitutes an agreement by you to abide by and be bound by these conditions of use, as so amended.

Insurance:
The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival will only insure prints/tapes of films invited to the festival, for the duration of their stay in Australia and during return transit to the entrant or to a following engagement.

Screenings:
The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival will have multiple screenings of film submitted if chosen as the winners or category finalist for screening..

Ownership:
I grant Monash Health a non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable, worldwide and perpetual right to screen the film/video in public venues around the world including as part of the Reel Health Film Festival, stream on the internet or social media, screen on television, reproduce on DVD, and use clips or excerpts of the film/video for promotional purposes.
I warrant no further permissions or fees for use of any copyright works contained in the film/video (including any music) are required for Monash Health to exercise the rights set out above. I indemnify Monash Health in relation to any damage or loss caused from use of the film/video in accordance with these terms.'
All funds collected from the screening of the film/video are the property of Monash Health.

The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival Shorts Awards Jury
The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival Awards are adjudicated by the Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival Jury, consisting of Associate professor Erwin Loh, President of the Jury. Other members of the jury will be announced soon. The Jury’s processes, discussions and deliberations are strictly confidential and no discussion will be entered into regarding their decisions.

The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival
The award winners will be announced during The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival Awards Ceremony at the premiere screening at The Kino Cinemas, Melbourne – 2 September 2015.
The short films entered into the International Health Short Film Competition are competing for the following prizes:
• Get Well Soon - $1000
• The Journey - $1000
• Behind the Scenes - $1000
• Creative Award - $1000
• The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival Award - $2500
The prizes are subject to change and will be announced in the festival program.

Contact details:
ReelhealthFilm@monashhealth.org
Anne Doherty
Film Festival Director
Email: ReelHealthFilm@monashhealth.org

Deadlines:
• Entries must be received in Melbourne no later than midnight, Friday 10 July 2015
• The finalists will be notified by 24th July, 2015

If sending a DVD – mail or courier to:
Reel Health Short Film COMPETITION
Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival
Jonathan Green
Monash Health Public Affairs
Locked bag 29
Clayton South
Victoria 3169
Australia

Tel: +61395944758 Fax: +61395946209
DVDs shipped from outside Australia must indicate the declared value in Australian dollars on the outside of the package. Failure to do so may result in the entrant having to pay tax and duty charges levied by Australian Customs. Please note that the declared value should be equivalent to the cost of materials only. (Approximately $1.00 CDN per DVD).



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

2015 Reel Health – International Health Short Film Festival TERMS AND CONDITIONS __________________________________________________ Entry Deadline: 13 July 2015 The Reel Health Short Film Competition is a program of Film as part of the Monash Arts in Health program. We promote understanding and appreciation of the different aspects of health care through providing an alternative medium for the conversation or statement to be made about the health industry, health care or the workforce behind the scenes. We do this by creating opportunities for people to share – and find inspiration in – health experiences, ideas and visions. Submission Guidelines: • Submissions will be accepted in the form of short films of less than 15 minutes only. • The competition is open to amateur and professional films. • Only submissions accompanied by the correct fee, and received by the allocated deadline, will be accepted / considered. • Films submitted without payment WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. File-naming: • Important - you must include your name as part of the file name for each film submission • If you are entering more than one film, please ensure that the film name is unique – you may also include a short identifier (film name, up to eight characters) if this helps to distinguish your films from each other. • Unidentified files will be rejected. (For example: “DSC_8555” does not identify the film as yours). • Be sure to name all your files before sending. • While every care will be taken with material entered, the Reel Health Short Film Competition cannot be responsible for loss of or damage to entries. Copyright and Reproduction: You must be the author and sole owner of the copyright for all films you enter. Entry in the competition constitutes agreement to allow films chosen as the winner, category finalists or for special mention to be reproduced, published and/or exhibited, for promotional purposes, only as they pertain to the Reel Health Short Film Competition and Monash Health. The film maker retains copyright, and all films will be credited to the film maker. Entries will be judged on the basis of effectiveness in conveying the health theme (composition, technique, content, originality) Grand Prize – AUS$2,500 will be awarded to the winner of the best overall short film. By submitting your film you are accepting these terms and conditions and you understand the entry fee cannot be refunded. The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival accepts short fiction, animation, documentary and experimental films. Preview Screener formats: The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival can only accept DVDs as submissions when posted to the address below with the submission fee: Reel Health International Short Film Festival C/- Jonathan Green – Public Affairs Locked bag 29 Clayton South Victoria 3169 Please ensure your DVD is playable and is suitably protected in transit. Eligibility requirements: To be eligible for consideration, all films must meet the following requirements: • Films must have been completed after 1 January 2012. • Private cast and crew and graduation screenings are accepted. • Films broadcast on the Internet in any capacity prior to August 20, 2012 are ineligible for entry. • Films must be in their original language, with English subtitles if the original language is not English. NB: The Festival reserves the right to program films completed prior to 1 January 2014 or that have screened in Victoria prior to the 2014 Festival although these films will be screened out of competition. Submission materials: Please include the following materials with your submission: • Films submitted via post still require the $50US fee One DVD per submitted film, with the DVD clearly labelled with film title, director and run time. The Reel Health International Short Film Festival will NOT accept compilation DVDs (more than one film on a DVD). • Film submitted via Withoutabox – follow directions on the Withoutabox site. • Please do not include publicity materials with your submission, as The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival cannot store or return them. • Preview DVDs will NOT be returned. Selection: Festival programmers select and invite all films presented at The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival. Please ensure the email you have supplied is active and in working order. The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival’s selection decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. We do not provide critical analysis or feedback. Shipping and Customs: The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival will not pay freight or customs charges for DVDs. The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival will not pay any freight and/or customs charges for films invited to the festival. Amendments: Reel Health – The International Health Short Film Festival is entitled at its sole discretion to change, modify, amend, add or remove any part of these conditions of use and to change, amend or delete any features of the Reel Health IHFF Website at any time by posting the amendment on the Website or by notifying you by any other means of communication. Your continued use of the Website after this time constitutes an agreement by you to abide by and be bound by these conditions of use, as so amended. Insurance: The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival will only insure prints/tapes of films invited to the festival, for the duration of their stay in Australia and during return transit to the entrant or to a following engagement. Screenings: The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival will have multiple screenings of film submitted if chosen as the winners or category finalist for screening.. Ownership: I grant Monash Health a non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable, worldwide and perpetual right to screen the film/video in public venues around the world including as part of the Reel Health Film Festival, stream on the internet or social media, screen on television, reproduce on DVD, and use clips or excerpts of the film/video for promotional purposes. I warrant no further permissions or fees for use of any copyright works contained in the film/video (including any music) are required for Monash Health to exercise the rights set out above. I indemnify Monash Health in relation to any damage or loss caused from use of the film/video in accordance with these terms.' All funds collected from the screening of the film/video are the property of Monash Health. The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival Shorts Awards Jury The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival Awards are adjudicated by the Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival Jury, consisting of Associate professor Erwin Loh, President of the Jury. Other members of the jury will be announced soon. The Jury’s processes, discussions and deliberations are strictly confidential and no discussion will be entered into regarding their decisions. The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival The award winners will be announced during The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival Awards Ceremony at the premiere screening at The Kino Cinemas, Melbourne – 2 September 2015. The short films entered into the International Health Short Film Competition are competing for the following prizes: • Get Well Soon - $1000 • The Journey - $1000 • Behind the Scenes - $1000 • Creative Award - $1000 • The Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival Award - $2500 The prizes are subject to change and will be announced in the festival program. Contact details: ReelhealthFilm@monashhealth.org Anne Doherty Film Festival Director Email: ReelHealthFilm@monashhealth.org Deadlines: • Entries must be received in Melbourne no later than midnight, Friday 10 July 2015 • The finalists will be notified by 24th July, 2015 If sending a DVD – mail or courier to: Reel Health Short Film COMPETITION Reel Health International Health Short Film Festival Jonathan Green Monash Health Public Affairs Locked bag 29 Clayton South Victoria 3169 Australia Tel: +61395944758 Fax: +61395946209 DVDs shipped from outside Australia must indicate the declared value in Australian dollars on the outside of the package. Failure to do so may result in the entrant having to pay tax and duty charges levied by Australian Customs. Please note that the declared value should be equivalent to the cost of materials only. (Approximately $1.00 CDN per DVD).