4th Annual

Asbury Park Music & Film Festival

April 27, 2018 to April 29, 2018

International
Film
Video
Short
Feature
Competition
Film Market
Submit Online
802 West Park Ave.
#224
Ocean Township NJ 07712
USA
Phone: 732.493.4210
info@apmff.com
http://www.apmff.com

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature Film
Submission must be at least 60 minutes in length excluding credit sequence in order to be considered a feature film. Feature films may not exceed 120 minutes. The plot of all submissions must include a music component or theme.

Entry must be paid in full and an Electronic Press Kit with photo stills from the submission must be submitted via Withoutabox in order for the status of your submission to be changed to "IN CONSIDERATION."
Sony Pictures Classics Short Film
Submission must be at least 5 minutes in length excluding credit sequence in order to be considered a short film. Short films may not exceed 60 minutes. The plot of all submissions must include a music component or theme.

Entry must be paid in full and an Electronic Press Kit with photo stills from the submission must be submitted via Withoutabox in order for the status of your submission to be changed to "IN CONSIDERATION."
Legacy Recordings Music Documentary
Submission must be at least 11 minutes in length excluding credit sequence in order to be considered a Music Documentary. Music Documentaries may not exceed 120 minutes. The plot of all submissions must include a music component or theme.

Entry must be paid in full and an Electronic Press Kit with photo stills from the submission must be submitted via Withoutabox in order for the status of your submission to be changed to "IN CONSIDERATION."
Music Video
A music video or song video is a short film integrating a song and imagery, produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Music Videos may not exceed 15 minutes in length.

Entry must be paid in full and an Electronic Press Kit with photo stills from the submission must be submitted via Withoutabox in order for the status of your submission to be changed to "IN CONSIDERATION."
Aspiring Female Director
Women in the Arts - Female Director category may be any short film or feature film that meets the categories requirements as outlined in their respective Asbury Park Music & Film Festival descriptions. The submissions for this category must be directed by a female.

Female directed films can be entered into the aforementioned categories if preferred. No film should be submitted in multiple categories.

Entry must be paid in full and an Electronic Press Kit with photo stills from the submission must be submitted via Withoutabox in order for the status of your submission to be changed to "IN CONSIDERATION."
Animation
An animation is a motion picture created by means of the rapid display of a sequence of static images that minimally differ from each other. The animated short category includes all stop-motion pictures, computer animated films, mechanical (puppetry, robotics), and others. Animations may not exceed 60 minutes in length.

Entry must be paid in full and an Electronic Press Kit with photo stills from the submission must be submitted via Withoutabox in order for the status of your submission to be changed to "IN CONSIDERATION."

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Asbury Park Music & Film Festival is a not-for-profit that benefits the underserved youth in Asbury Park; one of the most challenged youth communities in the country.

Funds raised through the APMFF support music programs for these children. Three Asbury Park Music Foundation programs in particular receive the majority of the funding - The Hope Academy Charter School, The Hip Hop Institute, and the Asbury Park Summer Recreation Music Camp.

Entering its 4th year the Festival will continue to provide music education, instruments and social connection opportunities for children in underserved communities.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Asbury Park Music & Film Festival now in it's 4th year continues to provide a city-wide film festival inspired by the power of music and cinema. The festival will feature music-influenced films and videos as well as a special category for short films sponsored by Sony Pictures Classics.

Screenings and incredible live music performances will be showcased at iconic venues such as the Paramount Theatre, The Wonder Bar, and The Stone Pony. Exclusive after parties, live music and educational workshops will compliment film screenings. The festival will also feature interactive seminars with music and film industry professionals. There has not been a film and music fest quite like this!

Join us and enter your music film now! Visit APMFF.COM for more information.

ORGANIZERS

Stacy Cannamela (Event Director)

GENERAL RULES

1. The Asbury Park Music & Film Festival (“APMFF” or “the Festival”) Entry Fees are non-refundable.

2. All films must be in English or subtitled/dubbed in English.

3. Web Series compilations may be submitted as short films.

4. There is only one way to upload a submission for preview to by marked "IN CONSIDERATION" by festival administrators. Uploaded via the Secure Online Screener function of WITHOUTABOX ("WAB").

5. After you submit online, please send an email to info@apmff.com alerting the Festival once you have completed registration, paid the registration fee and finalized the upload of your film. The link must remain active through April 30, 2018.

6. If you are submitting more than one entry, a separate submission is required for each film, although they may be mailed together. Submissions will not be returned.

7. All submissions will not be considered "IN CONSIDERATION" until an EPK (Electronic Press Kit) is submitted via WITHOUTABOX.

8. Once a Project has been submitted for consideration it cannot be withdrawn.

9. Accepted submissions will be notified by approximately the end of February 2018. At that time a Digital Exhibition File of the screener must be emailed to info@apmff.com.

9. Accepted submissions will be notified by approximately the end of February 2018. At that time a Digital Exhibition File of the screener must be emailed to info@apmff.com.

10. The Festival disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any failure to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided in WAB. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact information provided in WAB is correct through the end of the Festival period.

11. If the file does not play in a commercial player, the Festival will attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the applicant from the contact information provided to obtain a replacement. If a replacement is not available, the Festival reserves the right to disqualify the film without refunding the submission fees.

12. In order to be considered for the Festival, the Applicant must fill out the submission form located at http://www.withoutabox.com. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant.

13. The Festival will attempt, but is under no obligation, to view a submission that arrives after the designated deadline without refund of the submission fee.

14. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify any film for non-payment of the submission fee. The Festival will attempt to contact the applicant with the information on the application form to resolve the non-payment status, but is under no obligation to do so.

15. The Festival is under no obligation to provide comments or feedback regarding the submitted Film to the Applicant or any other representative of the submitted Film. The Fesitval will not be held responsible or liable for the contents of any internal comments or feedback regarding any submitted Film obtained by the Applicant or any other representative of the submitted film or any third party.

16. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted Film. The APMFF will not be held responsible for the unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted materials within or relating to the submitted Film. The APMFF reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film with any unauthorized inclusion of copyrighted materials.

17. Successful applicants to the Festival will be notified through the contact information provided in WAB. The Festival will notify all applicants of the acceptance of their submission by the end of February, and will be required to submit screening copies within two (2) weeks of the date of the notice. The contact information on the application form must be kept valid from submission to the end of the festival. The Festival will not be held responsible for the failure to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form.

18. APMFF reserves the right to adjust screening schedules of films at the discretion of APMFF without any notice.

19. The Filmmaker agrees that APMFF will be held harmless for delays due to equipment failure, shipping delays, and or condition the prints delivered which may prevent screening. APMFF cannot be held liable for your exhibition materials which are lost or damaged.

20. AMPFF does not pay screening fees.

21. Filmmakers or screenwriters accepted and attending the Festival are responsible for travel, lodging, and all other expenses.

22. All jury decisions are final and will be announced at the Festival Awards Ceremonies and will be posted on the APMFF website shortly thereafter. Accepted entries will be provided with 2 filmmaker badges.

23. All stated information, eligibility and submission guidelines, terms and conditions of entry, and entry information are subject to change by the APMFF, without notice.

24. By making the submission to the APMFF, the submitter warrants that it/they have the legal right to enter film work to APMFF own all rights to all elements of their film, or are authorized to use all elements in the film, and are authorized to submit for the film for exhibition and related uses by the APMFF. Furthermore to, jointly and severally, indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Asbury Park Music In Film Festival (“APMFF”), its officers, directors, committee persons, agents, volunteers, and all other connected with or providing services to, whether paid, in-kind or volunteered (collectively “Indemnitee”), from liability, damages, costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, that such Indemnitee might incur relating to, arising out of or existing by, whether by act or omission, including negligence, by reason of (1) the decision or act to exhibit or not exhibit a Submission submitted to APMFF by the Submitter; (2) the advertisement, publicity, or exhibition of said Submission; or (3) the other use of said Submission by the APMFF.

25. By submitting a film, I freely and voluntarily give and express my full and complete acceptance of all of the terms and provisions set forth in these General Rules and the Terms and Conditions. I acknowledge that no oral representations, inducements, promises or assurances of any kind, and no representations, inducements, promises or assurances not set forth in these General Rules or the Terms and Conditions, below, have been made to me or the Film’s Owners by the APMFF or any Indemnitee.

For more information please visit http://www.apmff.com.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I, the authorized representative of the project being submitted (the "Film"), acknowledge and agree as follows in connection with the Film's submittal for consideration for the The Asbury Park Music & Film Festival (“APMFF” or “the Festival”):

1. I hereby represent and warrant to the Festival that: (a) I am duly authorized, on my own behalf and on behalf of all other persons or entities who have any ownership rights or interests (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights) in or relating to the Film (the “Film’s Owners”), to exhibit this Film at the Festival, (b) exhibition of the Film at the Festival will not violate any law or any right or consent of any person or entity; and (c) the Film is not subject to any litigation, arbitration, or other adversarial claim or proceeding, nor is the Film the subject of any threat of litigation, arbitration, or other adverse claim or proceeding.

2. I further represent and warrant, on behalf of myself and the Film’s Owners, that the exhibition of the Film at the Festival will not violate or infringe any copyright, patent, privacy right, publicity right, trademark, service mark or any other personal or property right of any person or entity, and that the Film does not constitute or include a defamation of any person or entity. I have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other obligations, of any kind, arising from or associated with the exhibition of the Film at or in connection with the Festival.

3. I acknowledge that no obligation of any kind is assumed by, or may be implied against, APMFF in the event of, by virtue of, or as a result of the Festival’s selection of the Film. I and the Film’s Owners understand and acknowledge that the selection of the Film by the Festival does not and will not in any way constitute an express or implied endorsement or approval by the APMFF of the content of the Film or any opinion expressed therein.

4. I agree, on behalf of myself and each of the Film’s Owners, to indemnify and hold harmless the APMFF, together with each of their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, parents, officers, directors, employees, attorneys, creative advisors, agents, representatives and volunteers (collectively “Indemnitees”) from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, fees and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney's fees and other costs) that may be asserted by any person or entity or may be incurred by the APMFF or Indemnitees at any time in connection with the Film or the Festival’s use thereof, and/or arising from any breach or alleged breach of any representation made by me to the APMFF, including, without limitation, any express or implied representation in these Terms and Conditions or General Rules.

5. In the event that the Film is accepted by the Festival, I hereby grant, on behalf of myself and each of the Film’s Owners, each of the following rights to the APMFF without reservations, conditions or qualifications: (a) the right to use footage, stills and/or titles, and information from or relating to the Film for promotional purposes; and (b) the right to issue and authorize publicity concerning the filmmakers and the Film and to use all associated names, likenesses and biographical information. I also agree to provide contact information for the director and producer(s) of the Film and to grant the Festival the right to provide this information to film industry organizations sponsoring Festival events at its discretion.

6. I represent that I am 18 years of age or older, or that, if I am younger than the legal age to enter into contracts in my state, I have provided the Festival with a written consent from my parent or legal guardian.

7. I further agree, on behalf of myself and each of the Film’s Owners, that any claim, dispute or controversy arising out of, in connection with, or otherwise related to the Film, the Festival, or these Terms and Conditions or General Rules (including the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof), will be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey and will be venued in Superior Court, Monmouth County, New Jersey, by way of bench trial and be limited to actual damages. In agreeing to this exclusive provision, I hereby waive and relinquish, on behalf of myself and each of the Film’s Owners, any right or entitlement that I or the Film’s Owners might otherwise have had to bring or litigate any claim or claims encompassed by this paragraph in federal court against the APMFF, any other state or venue, and any right to a trial by jury with respect to such claim or claims.

8. I hereby acknowledge that I have read and understood these rules and regulations and general rules for submitting a film to the Festival and that this information shall supersede any information obtained elsewhere, including, but not limited to, information contained in any Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents and/or rules and regulations documents from prior years.

9. By submitting a Film, I freely and voluntarily give and express my full and complete acceptance of all of the terms and provisions set forth in these Terms and Conditions and the General Rules. I acknowledge that no oral representations, inducements, promises or assurances of any kind, and no representations, inducements, promises or assurances not set forth in these Terms and Conditions or General Rules, have been made to me or the Film’s Owners by the APMFF or any Indemnitee.