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29-Mar-2015 4:48pm PDT  

 

Central Florida Christian Film Festival

2 Annual May 01, 2015 to May 03, 2015

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P.O. Box 181035
Casselberry FL 32718
USA
Phone: 407-221-8123
briancline51@gmail.com
http://www.floridamoviefestival....

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Feature 60+ min - Women, Documentary, Faith, Oher
An excellent story having an inspirational message. It shall be 60 minutes or longer.
Mini-Feature 20-59 min - Women, Documentary, Faith, Other
Any Christian themed movie that is 10 minutes at minimum length to 59 minutes maximum length.
Short 1-19 min - Women, Documentary, Faith, Other
A non-fiction movie, 10 minutes or more. The movie shall conform to Christian values.
Student Film all lengths
Student films, any age. Provide school and grade information
Animation
Animation preferred under 30 min
Comedy all lenghts
Any film that contains a element of laughter and comedy
Web-series
Music Video
Preferred under 5 min
Script/Treatment
If just submitting treatment fee is <25>.
Submit at least 30 pages or complete, 3-4 treatment.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
1) Change the Culture in America by encouraging the development of independent excellent films that provide moral or inspirational value. Want the film to enlighten, empower, entertain, educate, inspire, curiosity or stimulate conversation.
2) Provide a platform for Filmmakers to display their work to a larger audience.
3) Provide filmmakers seminars and opportunities for distribution.
4) Develop Florida's reputation as a Women's, Documetaries, and Faith Film center.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Hi Filmmakers! Our 2014 festival is in the history books!

Last year was a success, with films from 8 countries and 19 states. The documentary category was extremely competitive with many excellent films. Documentaries were a huge successful surprise, (for attendee's and staff), as we completed our first year. We wanted to expand that beyond the Doc/Faith based genre to all areas of documentary. One of our documentary films premiered at our event in 2014 and FMF is excited and waiting for it's wide release in 2015. Stay tuned, FMF will let you know of it's release.

FMF will expand our categories to three: Short (1-19min), Mini-Feature (20-59min), and Feature (60+min). A great 8 min. film is hard to be judged against a 35 min. short so we expanded to create a "Mini-Feature" category and to fairly protect the truly short film.

Last year we had worthy applicants whose movies did not fit in our Christian genre. We have now expanded our genre categories to include: Women, Documentaries, Faith/Inspirational, and Narrative/Other. FMF will not change it's core principles in expanding, but FMF wants to provide an expansion of topics at this venue for our filmmakers and viewers to take a journey of - learning, relating, or laughing/crying while providing us a thread of moral fabric!

Our newest and most exciting genre is Women. After attending a workshop on film for women, FMF heard their message. One of those messages: only 7% of women filmmakers are on the big screen. We want to help change that one independent film at a time.

Remember the book "Men are from Mars, and Women are from Venus". FMF wants to offer a genre that the story, script, director, producer or lead role is a Woman. FMF is looking beyond the industry term "chick flick" to films that are thought-provoking and personal growth about "Venus" or a view from "Venus". Present the world as a woman experience’s it – enlighten, empower, entertain, educate, inspire, curiosity and stimulate conversation.

In summary:
Categories are: Short, Mini-Feature, and Feature.

Genres are: Women, Documentaries, Faith/Inspirational and Narrative/Other

Other Categories: Student Movie, Animation, Web-Series, Music Video, Script/Treatment and Movie Trailers. Please Note: These are not Genre specific!

This festival is organized by individuals that are trying to "drain the same swamp you are". It includes writing, publishing, producing and distributing our own work as well.
We are in the swamp together, (maybe this is a Florida term), swamps usually contain alligators and muck. Have you ever felt with your film project, "you have an alligator by the tail and standing neck deep in the muck?".

Come join us, we will treat your work, like we do ours!

FMF will be working hard to provide content at the festival that will give the filmmaker a learning and sharing experience. More on this as we firm up these topics and individuals.

The Altamonte Chapel is in Altamonte Springs, Florida. It provides a nice campus for workshops, viewing, eating and general discussion. Please plan to join us!

We will have prizes and awards for winners and distribution opportunities for films that are accepted.

Come join us in Central Florida!




GENERAL RULES
DVD, Blue-Ray, or digital submissions.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

. Rules & Terms 1. Competition is open to anyone who wishes to enter. 2. Films produced, primarily financed, or initiated by a major Hollywood film studio are ineligible for competition. 3. Films must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2011. 4. Films must be available for screening during the festival, May 1-3, 2015. 5. By submitting a film to the FMF/CFCFF, the filmmaker agrees to allow the film to be screened at the festival, and to allow short portions of the film to be used by Eternal Triune Entertainment and the FMF/CFCFF Film Festival for promotional purposes. 6. Individual filmmakers are free to offer multiple submissions. Each submission must be accompanied by its own entrance fee and submission form. 6a. Individual filmmakers can enter one film in two category/genres for one fee. The four genres are Women, Documentary, Faith/Inspirational, and Narrative/Other. For example if a film fits Documentary and is directed/produced/written/leading actor by a woman this film can be entered into the Women and Documentary category. If film is Faith based it can be entered in the Faith and Other category for judging. Combo's include Women/Doc, Women/Faith, Women/Nar-Other, Doc/Faith, Doc/Nar-Other, Faith/Nar-Other. 7. Finalists will be selected based on excellence in their conformity to the criteria, categories, guidelines, and festival objectives. 8. DVDs, flash memory devices, hard disk drives, or other storage devices, will not be returned under any circumstances. Receipt of films will be sent by e-mail correspondence. 9. Application fee is non-refundable. 10. Awards will be presented to the individuals or teams responsible for the winning films on May 3, 2015. 11. The People’s Award is based on the votes of the moviegoers at the festival. All other awards are judged on the overall merit of the entries. Judges reserve the right not to grant a category award. In summary: Categories are: Short, Mini-Feature, and Feature. Genres are: Women, Documentaries, Faith/Inspirational and Narrative/Other Other Categories: Student Movie, Animation, Web-Series, Music Video, Script/Treatment and Movie Trailers. Please Note: These are not Genre specific!