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19-Apr-2014 7:30am PDT  

 

Palm Beach International Film Festival

19 Annual April 03, 2014 to April 10, 2014

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2101 South Congress Ave
Delay Beach FL 33445
USA
Phone: 561-362-0003
info@pbifilmfest.org
http://www.pbifilmfest.org

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Feature
Feature category is open to all narrative genres and should be 60 minutes or greater in length.
Short
All genres are accepted for shorts and should be less than 21 minutes in length.
Documentary
Featurette
All narrative genres are accepted for featurette films. Featurettes should be greater than 20 minutes in length but no more than 59 minutes.
Music Videos
Up to 5 minutes in lenght

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Founded in 1996, The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) was the brainchild of local business and civic leaders who felt a film festival would offer an exciting cultural venue for the community, be a tremendous fundraiser for film and TV education and would also provide an excellent opportunity to introduce filmmakers to the area's resources. The PBIFF celebrates both the history and the future of the film industry with seven days of world premieres, special events, seminars, feature, short films and documentaries. In 2003 PBIFF became a "Competitive" Festival; joining the ranks of other great film events such as: Sundance, Cannes, Toronto and Venice. The PBIFF has enjoyed a remarkable level a success to date. Unlike many festivals around the country, the PBIFF has dedicated itself to making a difference in the lives of young people by helping to fulfill their dreams in the world of film. Proceeds generated each year go to the Palm Beach County Schools to provide new technologies for optimal learning in the form of grants and scholarships.

Through its history filmmakers and industry professionals from around the world support PBIFF by donating their services to the festival, including: Adrien Brody, Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Richard Jenkins, Malcolm McDowell, Anant Singh, James Whitmore, Tommy Lee Jones, Faye Dunaway, Jacqueline Bisset, Richard Zanuck, Dennis Hopper, Woody Harrelson, Louise Fletcher, Leslie Neilsen, Peter Boyle, John Daly, Lesley Ann Warren, Roger Moore, Ann Margaret, Sylvester Stallone, Esther Williams, Burt Reynolds, Michael Caine, Anouk Aimee, Salma Hayek, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Evans, Michael Duncan Clarke, Ben Gazzara and Fay Wray just to name a few.

The Palm Beach International Film Festival is thrilled to announce that we continue to partner with independent theater owners, their bookers and distribution outlets from across the U.S. will be invited as our guests to screen films and meet filmmakers. The PBIFF is looking forward to fostering these relationships and helping our independent filmmakers get their projects seen by larger audiences.

Mission:
The Palm Beach International Film Festival was organized to develop, coordinate and promote local, domestic and international independent films in Palm Beach County, and to increase public awareness of, and participation in, film as an art form. The Festival strives to recognize new and original voices, and channel that excitement into area schools in the form of grants and scholarships, offering student filmmakers an opportunity to pursue their dream for a career in the film industry.


Vision:
" The Palm Beach International Film Festival strives to be the greatest means to ENGAGE the community around us through the magic of film, while EDUCATING themselves about the world issues, past present and future via one of the most ENTERTAINING and powerful mediums available to everyone today … FILM"


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Highlights:

8-days of films from around the globe, industry panels, seminars, student filmmaking programs, networking opportunities and gala events all set against the background of our tropical South Florida beaches, waterways and venues

Recent honorees and special guests include long-time Palm Beach resident Burt Reynolds, THE BLIND SIDE’S Quinton Aaron, who doubled as an honoree and guest DJ, A DOLPHIN'S TALE's Charles Martin Smith , ETHEL'S , Rory Kennedy, James Cromwell, and Academy Award nominee® Richard Jenkins. Everyone's favorite Mom, June Lockhard (LASSIE, LOST IN SPACE) was a hit with theater-goers. Tristan Rogers (YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, GENERAL HOSPITAL) returned as the charming host of the Silver Screen Splash.

Film highlights include critical acclaimed and festival favorites ETHEL (with Ethel Kennedy herself in attendance), ROBOT & FRANK, LOVE FREE OR DIE and the first of iconic author Judy Blume's novels to be brought to the big screen.

Filmmakers partied under the stars and alongside South Florida’s beautiful waterways, got tips on film financing and other hot industry topics at informative seminars, and networked with industry professionals and fellow filmmakers during the popular “Poolside Chats”.

The 2012 jury-selected winners including Lawrence Blume's TIGER EYE (Best Feature), Ari Pinchot and Jonathan Gruber's FOLLOW ME: THE YONI NETANYAHU STORY and The Audience Favorite award for best feature went to Ian Vernon's THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN ROCHDALE. Short winner where ROUNDABOUT and HOLLYWOOD STRUGGLES: THE BRENTWOOD GIRLS..

Over 120 films were screened, of which more than 30 were world premieres.



ORGANIZERS
Carol Marshall (National Publicity) ; Caroline Breder-Watts (Exec. Director) ; Caroline Breder-Watts (Exec. Director) ; Randi Emerman (President)

GENERAL RULES
******Please indicate the PREMIERE STATUS of your film, e.g. World, US, Florida, Palm Beach County, etc. and include this information with your submission. Also indicate the country of production and filming. You can add this information to your WAB online details or include it in your Withoutabox Online Cover Letter.******

1. This film is available to screen between April 4-11, 2014 If my film is selected for the “Best of the Fest” program, I authorize the screening of this film for up to 60 days after April 11, 2014. Screening format for the “Best of the Fest” is to be determined.
2. This film is not subject to litigation nor is it threatened by litigation. I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Palm Beach International Film Festival (“The Festival”) and its Competition, if applicable.
3. The Festival will not held responsible for any inclusion of uncleared materials in your film. It is the sole responsibility of the entity submitting the project to secure permission from the copyright holder of the material in question, whether it is music, stock footage, or any other elements that could violate an existing copyright.
4. I hold The Festival harmless from damage to or loss of the print en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film and agree to provide The Festival a print of the film at my own risk and/or provide my own insurance to cover loss and/or damage of the print.
5. Competition Entries only- Should this film win an award for any of the categories listed on this submission form at The Festival, I am authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing this film to receive any awards.
6. I agree that all materials will be sent prepaid and understand and agree that neither fees, submission videos, nor materials will be returned whether or not my film is accepted.
7. I understand/agree that acceptance of my film does not guarantee airline or hotel accommodations for talent or production crew.
8. I understand/agree that the cost of shipping an incoming print to the festival must be paid by the entrant or previous festival. PBIFF will pay outgoing shipping to return the print to the entrant or to another festival destination. However, PBIFF will not be responsible for unreasonable charges to expedite a print to its next destination without prior agreement.
9. The Festival must be notified of return routing information no later than March 20, 2014. Print can be released directly to filmmaker following its final screening and completion of release paperwork.
10. I understand/agree that the number of screenings, days and venues is at the sole discretion of The Festival.
11. If The Festival accepts my film, I agree to provide for The Festival duplicate DVD screeners of the submission screener for press reviews. I also understand and agree that I will be charged a for a morning theatre rental should I demand that my film be shown to the press theatrically. Only select films will be shown to the press prior to the festival.
12. All information included on this submission application will be utilized in the program guide and the website. Any corrections must be received in writing by February 1, 2014. Changes will not be made after this date. The Festival will not be responsible for handwritten interpretations or typos.
13. We will not transfer PAL format for viewing – only forward NTSC format.
14. The Festival has the right to disqualify any film whose premiere status has changed from the status listed on this submission document.
15. The Festival reserves the right to change screening times and locations at their discretion.
16. Should your film be accepted by a distribution company and be ineligible for screening during the Palm Beach International Film Festival, we must be notified no later than February 1, 2014.
17. Your film will also be ineligible for inclusion in the 2014 festival if your film has screened at any other film festival in Palm Beach County.
18. Films being entered must not have been broadcast (TV or internet) or exhibited commercially in the U.S. prior to The Festival.
19. THE FESTIVAL IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT 501 (c)(3) ORGANIZATION AND WILL
NOT PAY SCREENING FEES OF ANY KIND IN ANY AMOUNT. NO EXCEPTIONS.


IV. PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PBIFF) OFFICIAL COMPETITION INFORMATION

1. There is no additional fee if your film is selected for official competition. Competition films are selected by a panel of judges. A limited number of films will be selected for juried competition by a select programming committee. Competition categories are the following:

Best Feature
Best Documentary
Best Short

1. All films shown at the PBIFF (opening and closing films excluded) will be included in the competition for Audience Favorite Award in the following categories:

Feature
Short
Documentary
Local Film

2. Please complete the following information if you would like to have your film eligible for selection as an official competition film.

I, (name) ___________________________________ am submitting my film for eligibility for selection into the official PBIFF film competition, and am aware there will be a maximum of 10 films per category selected.

3. If your film is chosen for official competition, please check the category in which you would like your film entered (select one category only)

____ Feature ____ Documentary ____ Short _____Local

4. ____ If you DO NOT WANT to be included in the official PBIFF film competion,
please check here



We will notify you on or around March 5, 2014 if your film has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 Palm Beach International Film Festival. We will contact you; please do not contact the festival office. You must complete the Terms of Submission Agreement on the next page for your submission to be complete.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

******Please indicate the PREMIERE STATUS of your film, e.g. World, US, Florida, Palm Beach County, etc. and include this information with your submission. Also indicate the country of production and filming. You can add this information to your WAB online details or include it in your Withoutabox Online Cover Letter.****** IV. PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PBIFF) OFFICIAL COMPETITION INFORMATION 1. There is no additional fee if your film is selected for official competition. Competition films are selected by a panel of judges. A limited number of films will be selected for juried competition by a select programming committee. Competition categories are the following: Best Feature Best Documentary Best Short 1. All films shown at the PBIFF (opening and closing films excluded) will be included in the competition for Audience Favorite Award in the following categories: Feature Short Documentary Local Film 2. Please complete the following information if you would like to have your film eligible for selection as an official competition film. I, (name) ___________________________________ am submitting my film for eligibility for selection into the official PBIFF film competition, and am aware there will be a maximum of 10 films per category selected. 3. If your film is chosen for official competition, please check the category in which you would like your film entered (select one category only) ____ Feature ____ Documentary ____ Short _____Local 4. ____ If you DO NOT WANT to be included in the official PBIFF film competion, please check here We will notify you on or around March 5,2014 if your film has been selected for inclusion in the 2014 Palm Beach International Film Festival. We will contact you; please do not contact the festival office. You must complete the Terms of Submission Agreement on the next page for your submission to be complete. ________________________________________ V. TERMS OF SUBMISSION AGREEMENT (Please read carefully and thoroughly as this agreement is binding) I am responsible for this film being submitted and hereby warrant that I am authorized to commit the film for screening, and understand and accept these requirements and regulations. I agree to the following: I have read, understood, and complied with all eligibility requirements of the categories for which I would like this film to be considered. To the best of my knowledge, all statements on this document are true. This film is available to screen between April 4-11, 2014 If my film is selected for the “Best of the Fest” program, I authorize the screening of this film for up to 60 days after April 11, 2014. Screening format for the “Best of the Fest” is to be determined. 2. This film is not subject to litigation nor is it threatened by litigation. I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Palm Beach International Film Festival (“The Festival”) and its Competition, if applicable. 3. The Festival will not held responsible for any inclusion of uncleared materials in your film. It is the sole responsibility of the entity submitting the project to secure permission from the copyright holder of the material in question, whether it is music, stock footage, or any other elements that could violate an existing copyright. 4. I hold The Festival harmless from damage to or loss of the print en route or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of the film and agree to provide The Festival a print of the film at my own risk and/or provide my own insurance to cover loss and/or damage of the print. 5. Competition Entries only- Should this film win an award for any of the categories listed on this submission form at The Festival, I am authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing this film to receive any awards. 6. I agree that all materials will be sent prepaid and understand and agree that neither fees, submission videos, nor materials will be returned whether or not my film is accepted. 7. I understand/agree that acceptance of my film does not guarantee airline or hotel accommodations for talent or production crew. 8. I understand/agree that the cost of shipping an incoming print to the festival must be paid by the entrant or previous festival. PBIFF will pay outgoing shipping to return the print to the entrant or to another festival destination. However, PBIFF will not be responsible for unreasonable charges to expedite a print to its next destination without prior agreement. 9. The Festival must be notified of return routing information no later than April 1st, 2014. Print can be released directly to filmmaker following its final screening and completion of release paperwork. 10. I understand/agree that the number of screenings, days and venues is at the sole discretion of The Festival. 11. If The Festival accepts my film, I agree to provide for The Festival duplicate DVD screeners of the submission screener for press reviews. I also understand and agree that I will be charged a for a morning theatre rental should I demand that my film be shown to the press theatrically. Only select films will be shown to the press prior to the festival. 12. All information included on this submission application will be utilized in the program guide and the website. Any corrections must be received in writing by February 1, 2014. Changes will not be made after this date. The Festival will not be responsible for handwritten interpretations or typos. 13. We will not transfer PAL format for viewing – only forward NTSC format. 14. The Festival has the right to disqualify any film whose premiere status has changed from the status listed on this submission document. 15. The Festival reserves the right to change screening times and locations at their discretion. 16. Should your film be accepted by a distribution company and be ineligible for screening during the Palm Beach International Film Festival, we must be notified no later than February 1, 2014. 17. Your film will also be ineligible for inclusion in the 2014 festival if your film has screened at any other film festival in Palm Beach County. 18. Films being entered must not have been broadcast (TV or internet) or exhibited commercially in the U.S. prior to The Festival. 19. THE FESTIVAL IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT 501 (c)(3) ORGANIZATION AND WILL NOT PAY SCREENING FEES OF ANY KIND IN ANY AMOUNT. NO EXCEPTIONS.