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16-Apr-2014 12:11pm PDT  

 

Silver Springs International Film Festival

1 Annual April 03, 2014 to April 06, 2014

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3512 East Silver Springs Boulevard
#246
Ocala FL 34470
USA
Phone: 352-433-1933
gthompson@springsfilmfest.com
http://www.springsfilmfest.com

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Narrative Feature
Narrative feature films must be over 50 minutes in length. We program from all genres and countries of origin. We prefer films that display innovative ideas, fresh points of view and new approaches to filmmaking. Unfinished films are considered up until the submission deadline. All films are considered – regardless of premiere status.
Narrative Short
Narrative short films must be no more than 20 minutes in length. We program from all genres and countries of origin. We prefer films that display innovative ideas, fresh points of view and new approaches to filmmaking. Unfinished films are considered up until the submission deadline. All films are considered – regardless of premiere status.
Documentary Feature
Documentary feature films must be over 40 minutes in length. We program from all genres and countries of origin. We prefer films that display innovative ideas, fresh points of view and new approaches to filmmaking. Mockumentaries should be submitted to the Narrative Features category. Unfinished films are considered up until the submission deadline. All films are considered – regardless of premiere status.
Documentary Short
Documentary short films must be no more than 20 minutes in length. We program from all genres and countries of origin. We prefer films that display innovative ideas, fresh points of view and new approaches to filmmaking. Mockumentaries should be submitted to the Narrative Features category. Unfinished films are considered up until the submission deadline. All films are considered – regardless of premiere status.
Green Screen
Green Screen is inspired by the rich natural treasures that make Ocala/Marion County a vital and vibrant center for environmental concerns and eco-friendly tourism. These films are dedicated to increasing public awareness by presenting issues and ideas that impact our planet – literally, in an engaging and enlightening format. These films bear witness to the power and artistry of the cinema’s vital role in cultures and societies around the globe and they are dedicated to those who create this art form. Unfinished films are considered up until the submission deadline. All films are considered – regardless of premiere status. *Student entrants must provide documentation of valid student enrollment during the term of the film's production upon request.
Horse Fever
Horse Fever ® celebrates Ocala/Marion County’s distinction as “The Horse Capitol Of The World” and was inspired by the area’s iconic “Horse Fever” project. The project brings to life a fancifully painted and embellished herd of life-sized horses that decorate and adorn Ocala’s landscape. The Silver Springs International Film Festival expands on Horse Fever’s vision by presenting films that celebrate Equine interests and issues by presenting enlightening and inspiring images of Horses and Horse lovers. All films are considered – regardless of premiere status. - Horse Fever: A public art project of Marion Cultural Alliance. Ocala, FL 2001-2013. * Student entrants must provide documentation of valid student enrollment during the term of the film's production upon request.
Cinemagic
Cinemagic celebrates the magic of our first film-going experience. Saturday mornings are for kids – big and small - at Silver Springs International Film Festival. This category features a diverse program geared toward toddlers, school age children, tweens, teens, parents and grandparents alike. Devoted to widening the family's viewing experience beyond animated tales, talking animals and adult inside jokes, Cinemagic features a unique collection of cinematic works from across the globe, including feature-length narrative, documentary, short, animated and student films. All films are considered – regardless of premiere status. * Student entrants must provide documentation of valid student enrollment during the term of the film's production upon request.
Student Features
Student produced feature films must be over 50 minutes in length. We program from all genres and countries of origin. We prefer films that display innovative ideas, fresh points of view and new approaches to filmmaking. Unfinished films are considered up until the submission deadline. All films are considered – regardless of premiere status. * Entrants must provide documentation of valid student enrollment during the term of the film's production upon request.
Student Shorts
Student produced short films must be no more than 20 minutes in length. We program from all genres and countries of origin. We prefer films that display innovative ideas, fresh points of view and new approaches to filmmaking. Unfinished films are considered up until the submission deadline. All films are considered – regardless of premiere status. * Entrants must provide documentation of valid student enrollment during the term of the film's production upon request.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Silver Springs International Film Festival Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to leading our community in creative and cultural discovery through the medium of motion pictures. We seek to discover and encourage independent artists from the United States and around the world and we strive to build community among those artists and their audience. By increasing awareness, accessibility and a broader appreciation of the cinematic arts within our community we endeavor to support the educational, cultural and economic well-being of our region.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Silver Springs International Film Festival is an international cultural event created to elevate awareness of Ocala/Marion County, FL, Florida’s Silver Springs State Park and the area’s contributions to the Cinematic Arts, as well as the cultural landscape of Florida. The springs have inspired generations of nature lovers and filmmakers alike; serving as a dramatic backdrop for countless film, television and commercial shoots and the “laboratory” where cinematography legend Bruce Mozert conceived, developed and perfected underwater photography.

The Festival is held in historic downtown Ocala in the beautifully restored Marion Theatre. While the theatre attracts viewers with its classic architecture and themes, the viewing experience is completely modern and includes:

Brand new, fully digital and state-of-the-art projections from Blu-Ray or DVD.

Dolby Sound in the Following Options:
◾5.1 Format
◾6.5 CP
◾7.1 Digital

2 Screens - 28 ft wide x 21 ft tall with seating for 316 in the main theatre and 94 in the balcony theatre.

The majority of the festival is programmed from general submissions. We also offer a few "special interest film blocks" to create opportunities for certain films that target issues and ideas specific to our community. These blocks include, "Horse Fever" - highlighting Equine interest films, "Green Screen" featuring eco-friendly films and "Cinemagic" films for younger audiences and their families. By programming the “special interest” blocks we can offer these filmmakers the best audience possible for their particular genre.



GENERAL RULES
• The competition is open to any film or video completed after July 2013.

• Categories include: Feature (Over 60 minutes), Short (under 20 minutes), Documentary, and Animation.

• Filmmakers may submit multiple qualifying films. Each film requires a separate, specific submission form and applicable fees for each submission.

• Submissions require 3 screeners per film submitted. The festival will accept DVD and Blu-ray and *on-line screeners. Official Selection films will screen from DVD or Blu-ray for festival presentation.

• Productions that are not in English must be subtitled or dubbed in English.

• Each entry must be submitted with completed entry form and entry fee.

• Do not submit Press Kits with your submission. Upon acceptance into the festival, Official Selection notification will include instructions for Press Kit Submissions and required clearances.

• All screeners must be clearly labeled with film title and all contact information. Please use a Sharpie marker or print directly on the disk - disks with paper / self-adhesive labels will be disqualified. Recycled or scratched discs will be disqualified. Please send a new disc.

• If your film is disqualified for any reason your entry fee will not be refunded.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

• Submission of an entry explicitly serves as a release for the SSIFF to use the work submitted in whole or part (including stills for promotion and publicity purposes). • SSIFF accepts no responsibility for breaches in copyright. SSIFF will not engage in securing clearances for any of the films submitted. The entrant releases SSIFF for any and all claims and liabilities with respect to screening the entry before, during and after the festival. • The entrant grants SSIFF the rights to reproduce the work submitted to include it as part of a compilation for the express purposes of promoting the festival and to exhibit the work by any means of communication to the public. • The entrant warrants that all rights of the submitted work are cleared for festival usage by the festival submission deadline. You will be notified via e-mail or Withoutabox, accordingly. The festival will not be held responsible for loss or damage through post or handling. Due to high volume submission screeners cannot be returned.