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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Black Cat Picture Show offers film artists the opportunity to showcase independent cinematic productions in an intimate setting that facilitates the exchange of ideas in order to cultivate artistic growth; and to have their works adjudicated for awards and recognized as official selections.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Black Cat Picture Show is an adjudicated film festival, currently the only one in Augusta, that provides a platform for independent film artists to exhibit their work, exchange ideas, and make connections. We endeavor to produce an event that includes all of the elements we love about film festivals, our event will be swanky but accessible. There will be a catered Film Artists' Reception in the bar of Le Chat Noir the first night of the festival, August 18; screenings of official selections will take place throughout the festival dates, August 18-20 in the theatre of Le Chat Noir, and the festival will conclude with an Award Ceremony on August 20th. Film Artists of official selections will receive two invitations to the Friday night Film Artists' Reception, two tickets to the screening block their film will be presented in, and two invitations to the Award Ceremony. Also, they can purchase additional festival tickets in advance and at a discount, and are eligible for discounts at participating hotels.
Our flagship venue, Le Chat Noir, is a 100-seat black box theatre located in downtown Augusta, GA. Like it's namesake, Le Chat Noir is known for bringing professional quality entertainment to the CSRA that previously was not being represented.
Duane Brown (Festival Registrar); Duane Brown (Festival Registrar)
- At this time we can only accept digital submissions. Submissions in a NTSC digital format (DVD, Blu-Ray) can also be mailed to us.
-Please do not submit your entry unless all requirements can be met. This includes your screener and submission fee. If submitting by mail please inform us of this. Submissions from the U.S. are expected in 7 business days. International submissions are expected in 14 business days. If these requirements are not met your submission will be rejected.
- Films must have been completed after January 1, 2016. Films must be available for screening during the Black Cat Picture Show, August 17-August 19.
- Once an entry payment has been processed we cannot provide a refund. If a payment is disputed, the account holder may be subject to any fees
- You MUST include your physical address either in your WAB entry or in your cover letter. Please do not submit a film without giving us your address, which we need for our records.
NARRATIVE FEATURE REQUIREMENTS:
- Films must be feature-length narratives, 41 minutes or longer.
NARRATIVE SHORT REQUIREMENTS:
- Films must be short narratives of 40 minutes or less.
NARRATIVE STUDENT SHORT REQUIREMENTS:
- Films must be short narratives of 40 minutes or less.
- Open only to students (must include proof of enrollment from
accredited university or college).
-Can NOT enter same film into student and non-student.
- The film must be the work of a current student or completed
during the time the filmmaker was a student.
- Films must be Documentaries.
- Films must be Animation
A juried film festival open to any filmmaker. Submissions approved through the first round of adjudication will be screened during the festival and recognized as an “Official Selection of the Black Cat Picture Show.” The second round of adjudication will be of the official selections and will be awarded in their respective categories. In addition to the awards given we will also be recognizing:
- Staff Pick
- Audience Choice (Popular vote amongst the viewers by ballot)
- Wages of Cine (Best of the Worst, chosen by local production company, Wages of Cine, they have a taste for the tasteless)
Films that have been officially selected for screening will receive: two comp tickets for the Filmmakers Reception, two tickets to the screening block their film will be presented in, & two tickets to the award ceremony. Film Artists of official selections will also be allowed to purchase additional tickets to any screening block in advance and at a discount.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I have read and accepted the General Rules and Regulations for entering a film/video production to the Black Cat Picture Show. I fully indemnify and hold BCPS and its Officers, Directors and representatives harmless from: a) damage to or loss of the film print or videotapes or dvds en route to or from BCPS or during the course of BCPS's possession of the entry; and b) from any claims which may arise in connection with my film. I own and control the copyright in and to, and am duly authorized to submit this film to the Black Cat Picture Show. If this film is selected for screening at BCPS, I grant BCPS organizers the right to screen this film at the Festival. I understand that submitting a film to the BCPS and accepting an offer for participation will be considered an approval of the film's copyright holder in accordance with the terms of these Regulations. ONCE A FILM HAS BEEN SELECTED AND AN INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE AT THE BLACK CAT PICTURE SHOW IS ACCEPTED, THE FILMMAKER CANNOT WITHDRAW THEIR FILM FROM THE FESTIVAL PROGRAM. **BCPS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO WITHDRAW AN “ACCEPTED” ENTRY SHOULD THE FILM AND/OR FILMMAKER FAIL TO MEET ALL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS. I understand and agree that my film entry, if selected for the Festival, may be used for promotional purposes for the BCPS and I grant BCPS organizers approval for: - a public showing of the film up to 3 times at the Festival - a public showing of up to a 3-minute maximum of clips from the film in the media, on the BCPS website, at Festival premises, or in multimedia presentations. - use of film stills in Festival's promotional materials (ie. catalogue, promotional flyers, website and/or multimedia presentations).