5th Annual

Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase

July 19, 2018 to July 22, 2018

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PO Box 331142
Fort Worth TX 76163
USA
Phone: 817-929-1362
info@fwindiefilm.com
http://www.fwindiefilm.com

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

Feature
Any film, (narrative, documentary, animated etc.) with a total runtime of forty five (45) minutes or more. Premiere status does not matter. The film may have distribution.* Currently, there are no restrictions or production/completion date. The film must not have previously played at the FWIFS. Films that were submitted but did not play, are eligible for submission. *The filmmaker assumes responsibility for compliance to the distribution contract.
Short
Narrative, Documentary, or animated film. Length is forty five (45) minutes or shorter. Premiere status does not matter. The film may have distribution.* Currently, there are not restrictions or production/completion date. The film must not have previously played at the FWIFS. Films that were submitted but did not play, are eligible for submission. Please do not submit if your film is pornographic. *The filmmaker assumes responsibility for compliance to the distribution contract.
Music Video
A short film accompanied by and descriptive of a single song.
Micro Short
Any film with a total run time of 6 minutes or less.
Texas Feature
Films made in Texas are considered "Domestic" films for the purposes of FWIFS. Feature films that are not native to Texas should submit under the "Feature" category.
Any film, (narrative, documentary, animated etc.) with a total runtime of forty five (45) minutes or more. Premiere status does not matter. The film may have distribution.* Currently, there are no restrictions or production/completion date. The film must not have previously played at the FWIFS. Films that were submitted but did not play, are eligible for submission. *The filmmaker assumes responsibility for compliance to the distribution contract.
Texas Short
Films made in Texas are considered "Domestic" films for the purposes of FWIFS. Short films that are not native to Texas should submit under the "Short" category.
Narrative, Documentary, or animated film. Length is forty five (45) minutes or shorter. Premiere status does not matter. The film may have distribution.* Currently, there are not restrictions or production/completion date. The film must not have played at the FWIFS during the prior year. Films that were submitted but did not play, are eligible for submission. Please do not submit if your film is pornographic. *The filmmaker assumes responsibility for compliance to the distribution contract.
Texas Micro Short
Films made in Texas are considered "Domestic" films for the purposes of FWIFS. MicroShort films that are not native to Texas should submit under the "MIcroShort" category.
Narrative, Documentary, or animated film. Length is less than six (6) minutes in length. Premiere status does not matter. The film may have distribution.* Currently, there are not restrictions or production/completion date. The film must not have played at the FWIFS during the prior year. Films that were submitted but did not play, are eligible for submission. Please do not submit if your film is pornographic. *The filmmaker assumes responsibility for compliance to the distribution contract.
Texas Music Video
Films made in Texas are considered "Domestic" films for the purposes of FWIFS. MicroShort films that are not native to Texas should submit under the "Music Video" category.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase goals are to promote collaboration among filmmakers; and to call attention to the quality work produced within the independent film movement. For our part, we provide a platform for filmmakers to showcase and share their work. Attendees have the opportunity to participate in multiple panels scheduled throughout the festival. Aside from the formal screening and panel schedule, there are constant networking opportunities. We love seeing directors, actors, writers, and tech people make new connections. We also look for people whose skills we think might be complementary, and make the introductions.
In short, we seek to be a festival where filmmakers receive encouragement. We're working to be a festival where more experienced artists can give guidance and ideas to newer artists. At FWIFS, we believe that we are stronger when we work together.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Based in Fort Worth Texas, known as the city "where the west begins." The Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase was created by filmmakers, for filmmakers. We focus on creating an experience that is both fun and educational. We present live screenings with Q & A sessions for attending filmmakers. We schedule panels that include attending filmmakers. The panel topics vary each year, based on the expertise of the attendees.
Films will be screened in the heart of Downtown Fort Worth, within the area known as Sundance Square. Yes, it is named after the Sundance Kid, who along with Butch Cassidy was a frequent visitor to Fort Worth. You may also have a chance to visit the Stockyards, where they have a live cattle drive twice a day. Literally, an actual herd of cows going down the street guided by real cowboys on horses. There are also many other places to socialize, eat, shop, and play during your down time.
On the final day of the festival, we hold the awards ceremony to celebrate the "best" in each category.
Our hope is that when you attend FWIFS, you will make new friends, see some great movies, and have some awesome Texas food. Who knows, maybe you'll meet that key person who is willing to help you complete your next project.

We look forward to meeting you.

ORGANIZERS

BB Lopez (Director); William Hass (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES

See Terms and Conditions.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Submission:
Films must be submitted via Withoutabox, via high resolution download, or online screener accepted by Withoutabox.
The submission fee will be required for all films submitted.

If paying by Money Order, please make it payable to:
Brooks Chapel Productions LLC.

Officially selected films must be submitted on DVD (NTSC), Blu-Ray, or digital format (MP4, MOV).
Films must be available for screening during the Fort Worth Indie Film Showcase, July 13-16, 2017.
Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.
(This means that you either own or have permission to use everything in the film.)
All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English.
Foreign language films without English subtitles will not be screened.
Only complete entries (including entry form, payment, and screeners) will be considered.
Please complete your submission via Withoutabox.
Please double check your information prior to submission.
The FWIFS is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications, promotions, or awards if the entry form is incorrect or illegible.
We will consider works in progress. However, the final screening copies must be received no later than two weeks before the showcase.
If the running time of the final screening copy is significantly different than the review copy (such that it will not fit in the originally assigned time slot), the FWIFS reserves the right to adjust or change the screening time and date of the film.
PUBLIC SCREENERS:

Please send two copies of the film on DVD (NTSC) or Blu-Ray, playable on standard commercial Blu-Ray players (not a data disk with a file of the movie).
Please check the disk before sending it.

DO NOT send press kits with your submission.

All submissions will receive one (1) total filmmaker badge to FWIFS regardless of acceptance status.

Accepted submissions will receive two (2) total filmmaker badges to FWIFS.

Accepted films will receive instructions for submitting promotional materials with the acceptance notification.
DO send your synopsis and, if desired, a cover letter introducing you/your film.
DVDs will not be returned via mail. (If you attend the festival and wish to have your disc returned, just ask after the screening. We will be happy to oblige)

When requested please send DVD or Blue Ray to…
FWIFS
Attn: Submissions
P.O. box 331142
Fort Worth TX,76163
Notification:

Please monitor Withoutabox for the status of your submission.
Email will be the primary means of communications. If you have not received notifications shortly after the final submission deadline passes, check your spam or junk mail folder. If the messages did not route to one of those folders then contact the festival director with an alternate email address.
If you prefer some other means of electronic communications, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your reasonable request.