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20-Apr-2014 6:24am PDT  

 

The Los Angeles International Student Film Festival

1 Annual June 07, 2014 to June 08, 2014

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65 south grand ave
Pasadena CA 91105
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Phone: 9492859978
info@lastudentfilmfest.com
http://lastudentfilmfest.com

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

High School Short Film
High School Short Film includes Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Multimedia, Music Video, and Narrative Fiction with running time under 45 mins. Filmmaker must be a student currently enrolled in a high school program and designate that they are considered a U.S or International Student Filmmaker with proof of enrollment.
High School Feature Film
High School Feature Films include Animation, Narrative, Documentary and Multimedia with running time 45 mins and over. Filmmaker must be a student currently enrolled in a high school program and designate that they are considered a U.S or International Student Filmmaker with proof of enrollment. Our programming will primarily be comprised of short films however features will also be taken into consideration and programmed accordingly.
Undergraduate Short Film
Undergraduate Short Films will have a running time under 45 mins and includes Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Multimedia, and Narrative Fiction. Filmmaker must be a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and designate that they are a U.S or International Student with proof of enrollment.
Undergraduate Feature Film
Undergraduate Feature Film includes Animation, Narrative, Documentary and Multimedia with running time 45 mins and over. Filmmaker must be a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate program and designate that they are a U.S or International Student with proof of enrollment. Our programming will primarily be comprised of short films however features will also be taken into consideration and if accepted programmed accordingly.
Graduate Short Film
Graduate Short Film includes Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Multimedia, Music Video, and Narrative Fiction with running time under 45 mins. Filmmaker must be a student currently enrolled in a high school program and designate that they are considered a U.S or International Student Filmmaker with proof of enrollment.
Graduate Feature Film
Graduate Feature Film includes Animation, Narrative, Documentary and Multimedia with running time 45 mins and over. Filmmaker must be a student currently enrolled in a graduate program and designate whether they are a U.S or International Student with proof of enrollment. Our programming will primarily be comprised of short films however features will also be taken into consideration and if accepted programmed accordingly.



MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Los Angeles International Student Film Festival was founded as a reaction to the lack of support for the arts in our school systems. To fill this void we will host an annual film festival dedicated solely to screening work created by students enrolled in high school, undergraduate and graduate programs. By focusing on student films on an international level we are bringing together a global community of filmmakers who share the common goal of education and artistic expression. Through celebrating filmmakers at varying stages in their schooling we strive to create a dynamic environment that offers inspiration and valuable networking opportunities. Most importantly the festival will give talented students a sound board from which to be heard and motivate them to further explore their craft and grow as artists.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
While there are many film festivals in the Los Angeles area there are few dedicated solely to supporting student filmmakers and even less that include high school, undergraduate and graduate students in the same festival. Located in Downtown Los Angeles at the LA Live Regal Theater, the festival will help deepen the already burgeoning artistic community in downtown by exhibiting student films from not only the Los Angeles area but around the world. Our award program will provide a grant to one filmmaker in each age category that stands out as the most innovative as decided by our jury panel. Awards are given with the intent to enhance student films by supplying added financial backing to their projects and decreasing the stress of raising money while creating films and going to school. The moving image is a language in its own right and one that cuts across racial, social and economic barriers to enhance cultural appreciation and awareness. Our goal is to not only focus on the relationship between art and audience in Los Angeles but foster it by creating opportunity for dialogue and interaction.
ORGANIZERS
Meghan McWilliams (Festival Registrar) ; Meghan McWilliams (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES
RULES & REGULATIONS FOR SUBMISSION

The following constitutes the rules and regulations (“Rules and Regulations”) governing the submission of a film ( the “Film”) to The 2014 Los Angeles International Student Film Festival (the “Festival”) for consideration for the Festival. All information found in this document supersedes any information found on the Festival website. “Festival” also includes directors, officers and employees, and each of their representatives, affiliates, and sponsors by definition.

When the filmmaker agrees to the Terms And Conditions found on the Festival submission form located at withoutabox.com, the filmmaker submitting the Film (the “Applicant”) acknowledges that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Film (individually and collectively, the “Film’s Owners”) whose consent is needed to submit the Film to the Festival, and has read and understood the submission rules and regulations found below.

Eligibility

Applicants must satisfy the requirements under (a) or (b) below to be eligible for consideration.
a) be a registered student and prove registration by submission of either a copy of his or her current Student ID card or proof of current registration.
b) be a recently graduated student who was enrolled in school during creation of the Film and submit proof of enrollment dating back to a maximum of 12 months from the date of submission of the Film.
Student identification or proof of enrollment will be required as part of application process. Upon completion of the Withoutabox entry form the Applicant will receive a tracking ID number, to finish submission process the Applicant must send a photocopy of their student ID with the Withoutabox tracking number in the subject of the email to info@lastudentfilmfest.com. Applicants who do not email their student ID or proof of enrollment after completing the Withoutabox entry form will not be considered eligible for the Festival due to incompletion of submission process and will not receive a refund of any submission fees.



Rules and Categories for Submission

Films submitted to the Festival may apply for consideration in one of six submission categories. The Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any Film for any Festival program or submission category. Below is a description of each submission category, along with the requirements for each.

The Festival will choose the best films overall for Festival programming, there is no separate feature versus short film category. Festival programming will mostly be comprised of short films, however exceptional features will be accepted and programmed accordingly. The Festival reserves the right to make necessary changes in regulations or Festival scheduling at its sole discretion.

Categories
High School Short Film
Includes Documentary, Music Video, Experimental, Animation, Ad Spot, Multimedia, Music Video, and Narrative Fiction with total running time of less than 45 minutes. Applicant must be a student currently enrolled in a high school program or a recent graduate per the eligibility rules above and designate whether they are considered a U.S. or International Student Filmmaker with proof of enrollment.

High School Feature Film
Includes Narrative Fiction, Documentary, Animation, and Multimedia with total running time of 45 minutes or greater. Applicant must be a student currently enrolled in a high school program or a recent graduate per the eligibility rules above and designate whether they are considered a U.S. or International Student Filmmaker with proof of enrollment.

Undergraduate Short Film
Includes Documentary, Music Video, Experimental, Animation, Ad Spot, Multimedia, Music Video, and Narrative Fiction with total running time of less than 45 minutes. Applicant must be a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or a recent graduate per the eligibility rules above and designate whether they are a U.S. or International Student with proof of enrollment.

Undergraduate Feature Film
Includes Narrative Fiction, Documentary, Animation, and Multimedia with running time of 45 minutes or greater. Applicant must be a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or a recent graduate per the eligibility rules above and designate whether they are a U.S. or International Student with proof of enrollment.

Graduate Short Film
Includes Documentary, Music Video, Experimental, Animation, Ad Spot, Multimedia, Music Video, and Narrative Fiction with running time of less than 45 minutes. Applicant must be a student currently enrolled in a graduate program or a recent graduate per the eligibility rules above and designate whether they are a U.S. or International Student with proof of enrollment.

​Graduate Feature Film
Includes Narrative Fiction, Documentary, Animation, and Multimedia with running time of 45 minutes or greater. Applicant must be a student currently enrolled in a graduate program or a recent graduate per the eligibility rules above and designate whether they are a U.S. or International Student with proof of enrollment.

Film Submission Formats
Preview submissions of Applicant Films are accepted in one of three ways

1. Online screener through Withoutabox.com - This is the easiest and fastest way
2. Applicant sends in a DVD with Applicant name and Withoutabox ID # on it.
3. Applicant emails a Vimeo or Youtube link to info@lastudentfilmfest.com along with Applicant name and Withoutabox ID #.

If accepted an exhibition format of the Film must be sent by the Applicant in one of two ways:
1. Applicant sends a Blu Ray DVD to the Festival with Withoutabox ID
2. Applicant sends a high resolution quicktime file to the Festival


It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure all necessary and advisable authorizations and permissions from the owner(s) of any and all copyrighted and/or trademarked content or materials included within the Film, and clear all content of the Film from any and all actual or potential legal claims and issues, including, without limitation, claims based upon theories of copyright infringement, trademark infringement, trademark dilution, unfair competition, libel, slander, defamation, invasion of privacy, violation of rights of publicity, theft of trade secrets, breach of confidence, breach of confidential relationship, and breach of express or implied contract (“Third Party Claim(s)”). The Festival, all Festival directors, and each of their representative, affiliates, and sponsors expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any content or materials within or relating to the Film that are or may be the basis for any Third Party Claims based upon any of the foregoing legal theories or any other legal or equitable claims. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film that is or may become the subject of any Third Party Claims. In the event that any Third Party Claim(s) shall be asserted by any person or entity, Applicant shall fully indemnify and defend the Festival, all Festival directors, and each of their representative, affiliates, and sponsors from any liability in connection therewith and from any and all fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith.

On-screen English subtitles are required when the Film the Applicant is submitting contains significant non-English spoken dialogue. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of submission fees already collected from the Applicant, any Film that contains significant non-English spoken dialogue, but does not include accompanying on-screen English subtitles.

It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the Firm is stored in a format on disc that plays in its entirety on an industry-standard DVD or Blu-ray player prior to submitting it to the Festival. In the event that the Film does not play in an industry-standard DVD or Blu-ray player, the Festival will attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form in an effort to obtain a replacement copy of the Film. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film on which the initially submitted disc does not play on an industry-standard DVD or Blu-ray player.

It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the submitted disc arrives at the shipping destination provided to the Applicant upon completion of the submission form. In the event that a submitted disc does not arrive at the designated shipping destination within the deadline window selected by the Applicant, the Institute will attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form in an effort to obtain a submission copy of the Film. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film that does not arrive at the designated shipping destination within the deadline window selected by the Applicant. If the Applicant sends in an updated version of the Film to the Festival after having submitted a previous version of the Film to the Festival during the same Festival year, the Festival is under no obligation to view any or all of the updated version.

For Festival consideration the Applicant must fill out the Festival submission form at http://www.withoutabox.com. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film that is not submitted through withoutabox.com.

The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film with a submission form that is considered to be delinquent due to the non-payment of any or all submission fees. The Festival may attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form in an effort to bring the payment status of the account up-to-date. The Festival disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any failure to contact the Applicant and inform the Applicant of any payment delinquency or other deficiency of a submission form.

Upon completion of the Festival selection process, the Festival will attempt to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form to notify the Applicant of the Film’s acceptance status. The Institute disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any failure to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact information provided on the submission form is correct throughout the entirety of the Festival selection period

The Festival is under no obligation to provide to the Applicant or any other representative of the Film any comments or feedback regarding the submitted Film, any information relating to the manner in which the Film is, will be, or was reviewed; any views that the Institute or any reviewers of the Film may hold concerning the Film; any reasons why the Film, should it not be accepted for exhibition at the Festival, was not accepted; or any other information relating to the Festival’s review, consideration and/or selection process regarding the Film specifically or submissions generally beyond the information set forth in these Rules and Regulations.

The Festival disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible or liable for, the contents of any internal comments or feedback regarding any Film that are or may be obtained by the Applicant or any other representative of the Film; any communications by any representative of the Festival relating to the Film or the Festival selection process; the manner in which the Film shall be, is or was considered and reviewed; the identity or identities of any specific reviewers of the Film; and/or any failure on the part of the Institute or the Festival to provide the Applicant or any other representative(s) of the Film with information concerning the Festivals consideration and/or review of the Film.

Any and all jury, award, and programming decisions are final. If the Film is accepted, the Applicant’s name, film title, description and any still shots the Applicant provides may be used on programming material or festival website. While the Festival cannot send back DVDs, the Festival will securely recycle all DVDs and the Applicants film will not be screened by the Festival again after the scheduled programming for which the Applicant has submitted has commenced.

The Festival will make every effort to show all films at the highest resident quality but disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible or liable for, the way in which any Film is shown at the Festival. Any and all programming decisions such as time and placement of the Applicants film in the Festival lineup is at the Festival’s discretion and the Applicant cannot hold the Festival liable for the way in which the Applicant’s film is screened.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

;RULES & REGULATIONS FOR SUBMISSION; The following constitutes the rules and regulations (“Rules and Regulations”) governing the submission of a film ( the “Film”) to The 2014 Los Angeles International Student Film Festival (the “Festival”) for consideration for the Festival. All information found in this document supersedes any information found on the Festival website. “Festival” also includes directors, officers and employees, and each of their representatives, affiliates, and sponsors by definition. When the filmmaker agrees to the Terms And Conditions found on the Festival submission form located at withoutabox.com, the filmmaker submitting the Film (the “Applicant”) acknowledges that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Film (individually and collectively, the “Film’s Owners”) whose consent is needed to submit the Film to the Festival, and has read and understood the submission rules and regulations found below. ;Eligibility; Applicants must satisfy the requirements under (a) or (b) below to be eligible for consideration. a) be a registered student and prove registration by submission of either a copy of his or her current Student ID card or proof of current registration. b) be a recently graduated student who was enrolled in school during creation of the Film and submit proof of enrollment dating back to a maximum of 12 months from the date of submission of the Film. Student identification or proof of enrollment will be required as part of application process. Upon completion of the Withoutabox entry form the Applicant will receive a tracking ID number, to finish submission process the Applicant must send a photocopy of their student ID with the Withoutabox tracking number in the subject of the email to info@lastudentfilmfest.com. Applicants who do not email their student ID or proof of enrollment after completing the Withoutabox entry form will not be considered eligible for the Festival due to incompletion of submission process and will not receive a refund of any submission fees. ;Rules and Categories for Submission; Films submitted to the Festival may apply for consideration in one of six submission categories. The Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any Film for any Festival program or submission category. Below is a description of each submission category, along with the requirements for each. The Festival will choose the best films overall for Festival programming, there is no separate feature versus short film category. Festival programming will mostly be comprised of short films, however exceptional features will be accepted and programmed accordingly. The Festival reserves the right to make necessary changes in regulations or Festival scheduling at its sole discretion. ;Categories; High School Short Film Includes Documentary, Music Video, Experimental, Animation, Ad Spot, Multimedia, Music Video, and Narrative Fiction with total running time of less than 45 minutes. Applicant must be a student currently enrolled in a high school program or a recent graduate per the eligibility rules above and designate whether they are considered a U.S. or International Student Filmmaker with proof of enrollment. High School Feature Film Includes Narrative Fiction, Documentary, Animation, and Multimedia with total running time of 45 minutes or greater. Applicant must be a student currently enrolled in a high school program or a recent graduate per the eligibility rules above and designate whether they are considered a U.S. or International Student Filmmaker with proof of enrollment. Undergraduate Short Film Includes Documentary, Music Video, Experimental, Animation, Ad Spot, Multimedia, Music Video, and Narrative Fiction with total running time of less than 45 minutes. Applicant must be a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or a recent graduate per the eligibility rules above and designate whether they are a U.S. or International Student with proof of enrollment. ​ Undergraduate Feature Film Includes Narrative Fiction, Documentary, Animation, and Multimedia with running time of 45 minutes or greater. Applicant must be a student currently enrolled in an undergraduate program or a recent graduate per the eligibility rules above and designate whether they are a U.S. or International Student with proof of enrollment. Graduate Short Film Includes Documentary, Music Video, Experimental, Animation, Ad Spot, Multimedia, Music Video, and Narrative Fiction with running time of less than 45 minutes. Applicant must be a student currently enrolled in a graduate program or a recent graduate per the eligibility rules above and designate whether they are a U.S. or International Student with proof of enrollment. ​Graduate Feature Film Includes Narrative Fiction, Documentary, Animation, and Multimedia with running time of 45 minutes or greater. Applicant must be a student currently enrolled in a graduate program or a recent graduate per the eligibility rules above and designate whether they are a U.S. or International Student with proof of enrollment. ;Film Submission Formats; Preview submissions of Applicant Films are accepted in one of three ways 1. Online screener through Withoutabox.com - This is the easiest and fastest way 2. Applicant sends in a DVD with Applicant name and Withoutabox ID # on it. 3. Applicant emails a Vimeo or Youtube link to info@lastudentfilmfest.com along with Applicant name and Withoutabox ID #. If accepted an exhibition format of the Film must be sent by the Applicant in one of two ways: 1. Applicant sends a Blu Ray DVD to the Festival with Withoutabox ID. 2. Applicant sends a high resolution quicktime file to the Festival. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure all necessary and advisable authorizations and permissions from the owner(s) of any and all copyrighted and/or trademarked content or materials included within the Film, and clear all content of the Film from any and all actual or potential legal claims and issues, including, without limitation, claims based upon theories of copyright infringement, trademark infringement, trademark dilution, unfair competition, libel, slander, defamation, invasion of privacy, violation of rights of publicity, theft of trade secrets, breach of confidence, breach of confidential relationship, and breach of express or implied contract (“Third Party Claim(s)”). The Festival, all Festival directors, and each of their representative, affiliates, and sponsors expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any content or materials within or relating to the Film that are or may be the basis for any Third Party Claims based upon any of the foregoing legal theories or any other legal or equitable claims. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film that is or may become the subject of any Third Party Claims. In the event that any Third Party Claim(s) shall be asserted by any person or entity, Applicant shall fully indemnify and defend the Festival, all Festival directors, and each of their representative, affiliates, and sponsors from any liability in connection therewith and from any and all fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith. On-screen English subtitles are required when the Film the Applicant is submitting contains significant non-English spoken dialogue. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of submission fees already collected from the Applicant, any Film that contains significant non-English spoken dialogue, but does not include accompanying on-screen English subtitles. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the Firm is stored in a format on disc that plays in its entirety on an industry-standard DVD or Blu-ray player prior to submitting it to the Festival. In the event that the Film does not play in an industry-standard DVD or Blu-ray player, the Festival will attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form in an effort to obtain a replacement copy of the Film. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film on which the initially submitted disc does not play on an industry-standard DVD or Blu-ray player. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the submitted disc arrives at the shipping destination provided to the Applicant upon completion of the submission form. In the event that a submitted disc does not arrive at the designated shipping destination within the deadline window selected by the Applicant, the Institute will attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form in an effort to obtain a submission copy of the Film. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film that does not arrive at the designated shipping destination within the deadline window selected by the Applicant. If the Applicant sends in an updated version of the Film to the Festival after having submitted a previous version of the Film to the Festival during the same Festival year, the Festival is under no obligation to view any or all of the updated version. For Festival consideration the Applicant must fill out the Festival submission form at http://www.withoutabox.com. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film that is not submitted through withoutabox.com. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film with a submission form that is considered to be delinquent due to the non-payment of any or all submission fees. The Festival may attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form in an effort to bring the payment status of the account up-to-date. The Festival disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any failure to contact the Applicant and inform the Applicant of any payment delinquency or other deficiency of a submission form. Upon completion of the Festival selection process, the Festival will attempt to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form to notify the Applicant of the Film’s acceptance status. The Institute disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any failure to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact information provided on the submission form is correct throughout the entirety of the Festival selection period The Festival is under no obligation to provide to the Applicant or any other representative of the Film any comments or feedback regarding the submitted Film, any information relating to the manner in which the Film is, will be, or was reviewed; any views that the Institute or any reviewers of the Film may hold concerning the Film; any reasons why the Film, should it not be accepted for exhibition at the Festival, was not accepted; or any other information relating to the Festival’s review, consideration and/or selection process regarding the Film specifically or submissions generally beyond the information set forth in these Rules and Regulations. The Festival disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible or liable for, the contents of any internal comments or feedback regarding any Film that are or may be obtained by the Applicant or any other representative of the Film; any communications by any representative of the Festival relating to the Film or the Festival selection process; the manner in which the Film shall be, is or was considered and reviewed; the identity or identities of any specific reviewers of the Film; and/or any failure on the part of the Institute or the Festival to provide the Applicant or any other representative(s) of the Film with information concerning the Festivals consideration and/or review of the Film. Any and all jury, award, and programming decisions are final. If the Film is accepted, the Applicant’s name, film title, description and any still shots the Applicant provides may be used on programming material or festival website. While the Festival cannot send back DVDs, the Festival will securely recycle all DVDs and the Applicants film will not be screened by the Festival again after the scheduled programming for which the Applicant has submitted has commenced. The Festival will make every effort to show all films at the highest resident quality but disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible or liable for, the way in which any Film is shown at the Festival. Any and all programming decisions such as time and placement of the Applicants film in the Festival lineup is at the Festival’s discretion and the Applicant cannot hold the Festival liable for the way in which the Applicant’s film is screened.