5th Annual

THE FILM LAB, presented by the Sun Valley Film Festival and Tito's Handmade Vodka

March 13, 2019 to March 17, 2019

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Work in Progress NARRATIVE
Narrative films, of any genre, that are close to picture lock, but have not completed their post-production process.
Work in Progress DOCUMENTARY
Documentary films, on any theme, that are close to picture lock, but have not completed their post-production process.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Film Lab provides vitalizing encouragement and practical support to emerging and established filmmakers as they ready their film for audiences. Through access to rare opportunities, industry expert guidance, financial support and unique platforms for showcasing their work, The Film Lab helps films in their final stages cross the finish line.

Tito’s Handmade Vodka and the Sun Valley Film Festival are teaming up once again and invite filmmakers to submit their works-in-progress for the chance to partner with Tito’s Handmade Vodka and SVFF and win up to $185,000 in post-production services from The Farm, in Los Angeles. The winning filmmakers will also receive personalized feedback from Film Lab judge, JAY DUPLASS [Transparent, Togetherness]. After a work in progress screening during the Sun Valley Film Festival moderated by a TBD host, two film societies will host private screenings of the WIP with discerning audiences to curate feedback before the filmmakers take their film through the final steps with The Farm, who will provide post production services including color, sound mixing and deliverables.
The Farm, who is partnering to provide up to $185,000.00 of post-production services to the winning project, was founded in the UK and established itself is a premiere post production house, prior to moving to LA. The Farm is unique in that it is one of the only post production houses in LA that offers picture and sound finishing under one roof.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Eighth Annual Sun Valley Film Festival, presented by Zions Bank, will run March 13-17th, 2019. With a mission to empower independent filmmakers to share the stories that inspire change, SVFF is where storytellers from around the world come together to bring their vision into focus. This spring, we gather to celebrate the art of filmmaking with a curated slate of more than 60 cutting-edge films and TV premieres, engaging Coffee Talks with top industry insiders, fabulous parties and panels, a Screenwriters Lab led by award-winning writers and the spectacular SVFF Awards Bash. Past industry guests have included Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone, Jodi Foster, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geena Davis, Mark and Jay Duplass, the Farrelly Brothers, and more. The combination of cutting-edge programming and bona-fide insider access in a fun, relaxed atmosphere is making the Sun Valley Film Festival a rising star in the world of destination festivals.

ORGANIZERS

Bennett Krishock (Programmer); Bennett Krishock (Programmer); Laura Mehlhaff (Programming Director); Laura Mehlhaff (Programming Director); Laura Mehlhaff (Programming Director)

GENERAL RULES

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The following are the terms and conditions of the [WAB Film Lab Award] (the “Lab Award”) sponsored by The Sun Valley Film Festival (“SVFF”) and its related sponsors, Tito’s Handmade Vodka (“Titos”), and The Farm LA (“The Farm”). By submitting your project (the “Project”) to SVFF for consideration for the 2019 Lab Award, you hereby acknowledge the following:

Eligibility

• All participants must be 21 and over to be eligible.
• A Project must be a “Work In Progress,” with no screening engagements prior to April 2019.
• A Project must be close to picture lock; while editing does not have to be finished, the Project is expected to be past the rough-cut phase [i.e. a nearly finalized film; missing elements like sound design, color correction, score, VFX, etc. is understandable and expected].
• The winning participant must agree to screen the Project as a work-in-progress at the SVFF 2019 [March 13-17, 2019]
• The winning participant must agree to two test screenings, facilitated by SVFF, before beginning post-production with The Farm.
• Any Project currently available to the public on the internet, DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, that has had significant television play, or currently in wide theatrical release is not eligible.

The Lab Award

The winning participant will be eligible for the following:

• Travel & lodging for the director and producer of the Project to SVFF in March 2019
• Travel & lodging for the director of the Project at each of two test screenings in locations to be determined by SVFF and its partners.
• Up to $185,000 worth of post-production services from The Farm at its post-production facilities located in Los Angeles, CA. The timeframe and services to be provided by The Farm shall be subject to a separate agreement between the winning participant and The Farm, including color and sound mix services, deliverables, data management, etc. Post-production services by The Farm do not include VFX, or animation. Foley and sound design will be negotiated additional costs.
• The benefit of SVFF marketing and promotion of the competition and the issuance of the Lab Award.

Credit and other Obligations

• Each of SVFF, Tito’s and The Farm shall be individually credited as follows “Made with the Support of [_______]” in the end credits of the completed Project.
• The winning participant agrees that it must enter into a separate agreement with each of SVFF, Tito’s and The Farm that acknowledge the contribution to the Project. The agreement shall contain customary terms and conditions generally found in agreements for the provision of services and capital contributions in the United States entertainment industry and shall be negotiated in good faith between the winning participant and SVFF.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The following are the terms and conditions of the [WAB Film Lab Award] (the “Lab Award”) sponsored by The Sun Valley Film Festival (“SVFF”) and its related sponsors, Tito’s Handmade Vodka (“Titos”), and The Farm LA (“The Farm”). By submitting your project (the “Project”) to SVFF for consideration for the 2019 Lab Award, you hereby acknowledge the following:

Eligibility

• All participants must be 21 and over to be eligible.
• A Project must be a “Work In Progress,” with no screening engagements prior to April 2019.
• A Project must be close to picture lock; while editing does not have to be finished, the Project is expected to be past the rough-cut phase [i.e. a nearly finalized film; missing elements like sound design, color correction, score, VFX, etc. is understandable and expected].
• The winning participant must agree to screen the Project as a work-in-progress at the SVFF 2019 [March 13-17, 2019]
• The winning participant must agree to two test screenings, facilitated by SVFF, before beginning post-production with The Farm.
• Any Project currently available to the public on the internet, DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, that has had significant television play, or currently in wide theatrical release is not eligible.

The Lab Award

The winning participant will be eligible for the following:

• Travel & lodging for the director and producer of the Project to SVFF in March 2019
• Travel & lodging for the director of the Project at each of two test screenings in locations to be determined by SVFF and its partners.
• Up to $185,000 worth of post-production services from The Farm at its post-production facilities located in Los Angeles, CA. The timeframe and services to be provided by The Farm shall be subject to a separate agreement between the winning participant and The Farm, including color and sound mix services, deliverables, data management, etc. Post-production services by The Farm do not include VFX, or animation. Foley and sound design will be negotiated additional costs.
• The benefit of SVFF marketing and promotion of the competition and the issuance of the Lab Award.

Credit and other Obligations

• Each of SVFF, Tito’s and The Farm shall be individually credited as follows “Made with the Support of [_______]” in the end credits of the completed Project.
• The winning participant agrees that it must enter into a separate agreement with each of SVFF, Tito’s and The Farm that acknowledge the contribution to the Project. The agreement shall contain customary terms and conditions generally found in agreements for the provision of services and capital contributions in the United States entertainment industry and shall be negotiated in good faith between the winning participant and SVFF.

Representations and Warranties; Indemnity and Grant of Rights

• You grant SVFF permission to share submitter email address with Film Lab partners.
• You represent and warrant to SVFF that: (a) you have the authority to exhibit this Project at SVFF; (b) the exhibition of the Project 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 Project does not constitute or include a defamation of any person or entity (c) the Project is not subject to (or subject to any threat) of any litigation, arbitration, or other adversarial claim or proceeding; (c) the exhibition of the Project 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 Project does not constitute or include a defamation of any person or entity, and (d) you have secured and paid for all permissions, clearances and licenses (whether for music, stock footage, or any other elements contained in the Project) for exhibition at SVFF.

• In the event your Project is awarded the Lab Award, you hereby grant, on behalf of yourself and all other parties related to the Project, each of the following rights to SVFF without reservations, conditions or qualifications: (a) the right to use footage, stills and/or titles, and information from or relating to the Project for promotional purposes; and (b) the right to issue and authorize publicity concerning the filmmakers and the Project and to use all associated names, likenesses and biographical information. You represent to the SVFF that you are authorized and/or empowered by all parties legally representing this film to receive any awards. You further represent and warrant that by submitting the Project to SVFF, you hereby grant SVFF the irrevocable right to view and/or download all digital assets associated with the Project for use by SVFF.

• You 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 your Project is accepted.

• You understand and agree that the number of screenings, days and venues is at the sole discretion of SVFF.

• You understand and agree that if your Project is accepted by SVFF, its screenings and associated events may be sponsored by SVFF partners.

• 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 25th, 2019. Changes will not be made after this date. SVFF will not be responsible for handwritten interpretations or typos.

• You understand and agree that if your Project is accepted by SVFF, you will be responsible for your own travel and lodging while working with The Farm in Los Angeles along with any travel and lodging needs thereafter.

• You hereby acknowledge that you have the right to consult with an attorney of your own choosing with respect to these Terms and Conditions. By submitting your Project to the SVFF for consideration, you agree that you are doing so after having consulted with an attorney or after you have freely or voluntarily elected not to do so without coercion or duress.

• You agree to hold SVFF, Tito’s, and The Farm harmless from any claims that that may be asserted by any person or entity, or may be incurred by SVFF, Tito’s, and The Farm, at any time in connection with the Project or the use, handling or consideration thereof, and/or arising from any breach or alleged breach of any representation made by you o SVFF, Tito’s, and The Farm including, without limitation, any express or implied representation in these Terms and Conditions.

• SVFF reserves the right to change screening times and locations at their discretion.
• All submitted materials become the property of SVFF and will not be returned.
• The Sun Valley Film Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any Project submitted.


THE FESTIVAL IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT 501 (c)(3) ORGANIZATION