2nd Annual

Barnes Film Festival

September 29, 2017 to October 01, 2017

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Ages 0 – 12 Fiction
We are asking you to make a short film of up to a maximum of 3 minutes in length in the Fiction genre.

The theme for the Barnes Film Festival 2017 is ‘Blue Dot’. This theme draws inspiration directly from a quote made in 1994 by astronomer and philosopher Carl Sagan imagining the view of planet Earth from afar as a ‘pale blue dot’. Full transcript of the quote can be heard at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PN5JJDh78I or read at http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/earth/pale-blue-dot.html ENTRIES IN THE AGE CATEGORY 12 & UNDER ARE TO INCLUDE A GLOBE OF THE EARTH OR A MAP OF THE WORLD.

Films submitted in the age category 12 and under must be produced on low budget (under £200) or zero budget.

Submissions must not contain any copyrighted material, including music, still images or video images without the written permission of the owner. BFF encourages the use of original or royalty free music instead.

Collaborative work is permitted, however all filming roles must be submitted on the form, and on the credits and there must be an overall director for the film.

Read the full Terms and Conditions for further detailed information on entering this competition.
Ages 13 – 18 Fiction
We are asking you to make a short film of up to a maximum of 5 minutes in length in the Fiction genre.
The theme for the Barnes Film Festival Youth Film Competition for 2017 is ‘Blue Dot’. This theme draws inspiration directly from a quote made in 1994 by astronomer and philosopher Carl Sagan imagining the view of planet Earth from afar as a ‘pale blue dot’. Entries in this age category is required to contain theme/s drawn from this quote. Full transcript of the quote can be heard at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PN5JJDh78I or read at http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/earth/pale-blue-dot.html

Films submitted in the age category 13-18 must be produced on low budget (under £200) or zero budget.

Submissions must not contain any copyrighted material, including music, still images or video images without the written permission of the owner. BFF encourages the use of original or royalty free music instead.

Collaborative work is permitted, however all filming roles must be submitted on the form, and on the credits and there must be an overall director for the film.

Read the full Terms and Conditions for further detailed information on entering this competition.
Ages 13 – 18 Documentary
We are asking you to make a short film of up to a maximum of 5 minutes in length in the Documentary genre.
The theme for the Barnes Film Festival Youth Film Competition for 2017 is ‘Blue Dot’. This theme draws inspiration directly from a quote made in 1994 by astronomer and philosopher Carl Sagan imagining the view of planet Earth from afar as a ‘pale blue dot’. Entries in this age category is required to contain theme/s drawn from this quote. Full transcript of the quote can be heard at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PN5JJDh78I or read at http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/earth/pale-blue-dot.html

Films submitted in the age category 13-18 must be produced on low budget (under £200) or zero budget.

Submissions must not contain any copyrighted material, including music, still images or video images without the written permission of the owner. BFF encourages the use of original or royalty free music instead.

Collaborative work is permitted, however all filming roles must be submitted on the form, and on the credits and there must be an overall director for the film.

Read the full Terms and Conditions for further detailed information on entering this competition.
Ages 13 – 18 Animation
We are asking you to make a short film of up to a maximum of 5 minutes in length in the Animation genre.

The theme for the Barnes Film Festival Youth Film Competition for 2017 is ‘Blue Dot’. This theme draws inspiration directly from a quote made in 1994 by astronomer and philosopher Carl Sagan imagining the view of planet Earth from afar as a ‘pale blue dot’. Entries in this age category is required to contain theme/s drawn from this quote. Full transcript of the quote can be heard at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PN5JJDh78I or read at http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/earth/pale-blue-dot.html

Films submitted in the age category 13-18 must be produced on low budget (under £200) or zero budget.

Submissions must not contain any copyrighted material, including music, still images or video images without the written permission of the owner. BFF encourages the use of original or royalty free music instead.

Collaborative work is permitted, however all filming roles must be submitted on the form, and on the credits and there must be an overall director for the film.

Read the full Terms and Conditions for further detailed information on entering this competition.
Ages 19 – 25 Fiction
We are asking you to make a short film of up to a maximum of 10 minutes in length in the Fiction genre.

The theme for the Barnes Film Festival Youth Film Competition for 2017 is ‘Blue Dot’. This theme draws inspiration directly from a quote made in 1994 by astronomer and philosopher Carl Sagan imagining the view of planet Earth from afar as a ‘pale blue dot’. Entries in this age category is required to contain theme/s drawn from this quote. Full transcript of the quote can be heard at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PN5JJDh78I or read at http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/earth/pale-blue-dot.html

Films submitted in the age category 19-25 produced with financial support or sponsorship over £200 MUST be disclosed on the application form. Low budget production is strongly encouraged.

Submissions must not contain any copyrighted material, including music, still images or video images without the written permission of the owner. BFF encourages the use of original or royalty free music instead.

Collaborative work is permitted, however all filming roles must be submitted on the form, and on the credits and there must be an overall director for the film.

Read the full Terms and Conditions for further detailed information on entering this competition.
Ages 19 – 25 Documentary
We are asking you to make a short film of up to a maximum of 10 minutes in length in the Documentary genre.
The theme for the Barnes Film Festival Youth Film Competition for 2017 is ‘Blue Dot’. This theme draws inspiration directly from a quote made in 1994 by astronomer and philosopher Carl Sagan imagining the view of planet Earth from afar as a ‘pale blue dot’. Entries in this age category is required to contain theme/s drawn from this quote. Full transcript of the quote can be heard at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PN5JJDh78I or read at http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/earth/pale-blue-dot.html

Films submitted in the age category 19-25 produced with financial support or sponsorship over £200 MUST be disclosed on the application form. Low budget production is strongly encouraged.

Submissions must not contain any copyrighted material, including music, still images or video images without the written permission of the owner. BFF encourages the use of original or royalty free music instead.

Collaborative work is permitted, however all filming roles must be submitted on the form, and on the credits and there must be an overall director for the film.

Read the full Terms and Conditions for further detailed information on entering this competition.
Ages 19 – 25 Animation
We are asking you to make a short film of up to a maximum of 10 minutes in length in the Animation genre.

The theme for the Barnes Film Festival Youth Film Competition for 2017 is ‘Blue Dot’. This theme draws inspiration directly from a quote made in 1994 by astronomer and philosopher Carl Sagan imagining the view of planet Earth from afar as a ‘pale blue dot’. Entries in this age category is required to contain theme/s drawn from this quote. Full transcript of the quote can be heard at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PN5JJDh78I or read at http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/earth/pale-blue-dot.html

Films submitted in the age category 19-25 produced with financial support or sponsorship over £200 MUST be disclosed on the application form. Low budget production is strongly encouraged.

Submissions must not contain any copyrighted material, including music, still images or video images without the written permission of the owner. BFF encourages the use of original or royalty free music instead.

Collaborative work is permitted, however all filming roles must be submitted on the form, and on the credits and there must be an overall director for the film.

Read the full Terms and Conditions for further detailed information on entering this competition.
Ages 0 - 12 Documentary
We are asking you to make a short film of up to a maximum of 3 minutes in length in the Documentary genre.

The theme for the Barnes Film Festival 2017 is ‘Blue Dot’. This theme draws inspiration directly from a quote made in 1994 by astronomer and philosopher Carl Sagan imagining the view of planet Earth from afar as a ‘pale blue dot’. Full transcript of the quote can be heard at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PN5JJDh78I or read at http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/earth/pale-blue-dot.html Entries in the age category 12 and under is to include a globe of the earth or a map of the world.

Films submitted in the age category 12 and under must be produced on low budget (under £200) or zero budget.

Submissions must not contain any copyrighted material, including music, still images or video images without the written permission of the owner. BFF encourages the use of original or royalty free music instead.

Collaborative work is permitted, however all filming roles must be submitted on the form, and on the credits and there must be an overall director for the film.

Read the full Terms and Conditions for further detailed information on entering this competition.
Ages 0 - 12 Animation
We are asking you to make a short film of up to a maximum of 3 minutes in length in the Animation genre.

The theme for the Barnes Film Festival 2017 is ‘Blue Dot’. This theme draws inspiration directly from a quote made in 1994 by astronomer and philosopher Carl Sagan imagining the view of planet Earth from afar as a ‘pale blue dot’. Full transcript of the quote can be heard at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PN5JJDh78I or read at http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/earth/pale-blue-dot.html Entries in the age category 12 and under is to include a globe of the earth or a map of the world.

Films submitted in the age category 12 and under must be produced on low budget (under £200) or zero budget.

Submissions must not contain any copyrighted material, including music, still images or video images without the written permission of the owner. BFF encourages the use of original or royalty free music instead.

Collaborative work is permitted, however all filming roles must be submitted on the form, and on the credits and there must be an overall director for the film.

Read the full Terms and Conditions for further detailed information on entering this competition.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Barnes Film Festival celebrates a new generation of filmmakers from across the UK who have a passion for filmmaking and expressing the challenges - and wonders - of our planet and people.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Barnes Film Festival takes place in Barnes, London. The festival will showcase young filmmaking talent from schools, colleges and universities across the UK, together with award-winning films from around the world. In its second year, the Festival is proud to announce the theme of 'Blue Dot', taking inspiration from a quote made in 1994 by cosmologist and philosopher, Carl Sagan, inspired by a view of Earth from afar. Full details of the 'Blue Dot' theme can be found on the Festival website www.barnesfilmfestival.com.

Filmmakers aged 25 and under are invited to participate in our Youth Filmmaking Competition, which aims to support and discover young filmmaking talent in the UK. The shortlisted films, which must reflect the 'Blue Dot' theme, will be judged by a panel of leading industry experts.

Barnes Film Festival celebrates diversity, passion and creativity, and connects young filmmakers from across the UK – and anybody interested in film – with industry professionals. As well as our Youth Filmmaking Competition, the Festival will host inspiring film events for all, including workshops, discussions, screenings and gatherings, with leading figures from the film, documentary and animation industries.

Whether you’re a young filmmaker wanting to enter our Youth Filmmaking Competition, or a film fan looking to discover something new, there’s something at Barnes Film Festival for you! Come along to our first ever Festival and be part of something fantastic.

Barnes Film Festival is a non-profit event.

ORGANIZERS

Augusto da Rocha (Producer); Augusto da Rocha (Producer); Sam Cullis; Sam Cullis; Sam Cullis (Director); Sam Cullis (Director); Sam Cullis (Director)

GENERAL RULES

Ages 0 - 12. We are asking you to make a short film of up to 3 minutes in length, of in the genre of Fiction, Documentary or Animation.

Ages 13 - 18. We are asking you to make a short film of up to 5 minutes in length, of the genre of Fiction, Documentary or Animation.

Ages 18 - 25. We are asking you to make a short film of up to 10 minutes in length, of Fiction, Documentary or Animation.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

In submitting film to the Youth Filmmaking Competition (“Competition”), you agree to the following:

1.In all cases, the entrant will be bound by the Barnes Film Festival Youth Filmmaking Competition Terms and Conditions (“T&Cs”).

2. The Competition is run by Barnes Film Festival Ltd (“BFF”), whose registered office is at The Coach House, Ealing Green, London, England, W5 5ER. Note this registered office address is not to be used as a postal address.

3. The theme for the film competition for 2017 is ‘Blue Dot’. This theme draws inspiration directly from a quote made in 1994 by astronomer and philosopher Carl Sagan in which he imagines the view of planet Earth from afar as a ‘pale blue dot’. Full transcript of the quote can be heard at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PN5JJDh78I  or read at http://www.planetary.org/explore/space-topics/earth/pale-blue-dot.html Submissions from the older age categories of 19-25 and 13-18 are  required to contain theme/s drawn from this ‘pale blue dot’ quote. With a view to simplifying this ‘Blue Dot’ theme for the Under 12’s, this younger category’s film submissions are required to include a globe of the earth or world map.

4. Film entries must not exceed 3 minutes for ages 12 and Under, 5 minutes for ages 13-18 , and 10 minutes for ages 19-25. These maximum lengths exclude credits. Entries must be suitable for general admission.

5. All film submissions must be made for exclusive premiere screening at Barnes Film Festival. Entries must not have been previously screened at other film festivals, on youtube, or other forms of publicly accessible viewing.

6. Submissions require payment of a £10 entry fee per film submission. More than one entry is permitted by an entrant, however, each additional entry also requires a fee of £10. Due to the submission platform being run by a third party (withoutabox.com) no refunds, discounts or waivers on film entry fees can be provided.

7. The deadlines for submissions is midnight on 15th September 2017.

8. This Competition is open to UK residents permanently residing in the UK and entrants will be required to provide proof of residency upon request.

9. Submissions must not contain any copyrighted material, including music, still images or video images without the written permission of the owner. BFF encourages the use of original or royalty free music as an alternative to copyrighted content.

10. Every actor and participant in the film must be have full understanding of the purpose of the film, and have given their full consent for it to be shown in the Festival and for promotional purposes. Films should include credits listing the title, music credits, and other contributors.

11. Collaborative work is permitted, however all filming roles must be submitted on the form,  and on the credits and there must be an overall director for the film.

12. Adult supervision is permitted for Under 18’s but film content should be conceived and produced as independently as possible, and must be produced fully independently for ages 18+.

13. Low budget/zero budget filmmaking is encouraged. Under 18’s film entrants must submit films produced on low budget (under £200) or zero budget. Films submitted in the age category 19-25 produced with financial support or sponsorship over £200  MUST be disclosed on the application form. Failure to disclose may lead to disqualification.

14. In addition to encouraging low budget productions, Barnes Film Festival asks entrants to follow ‘Guidelines for Environmental Sustainability in Film Production’ set out on the BFF website.


15. By entering the competition shortlisted entrants agree to participate in such promotional and publicity activity as reasonably requested by BFF and grant the non-exclusive license and right to BFF to use all or part of the film or still from the film for promotional purposes and to exhibit the film during the Festival and after, including on various social media.

16. The BFF competition is not open to Barnes Film Festival committee members, or members of their immediate families or sponsors of the event.

17. Short-listed entrants and winners will be notified by phone, email or post and their name will be published on the Barnes Film Festival website.

18. The closing date for film submissions is 1st September 2017.  BFF reserves the right to extend the date, and in the event of an extension, the new date will be publicised on the Barnes Film Festival website.

19. The judging panel of industry professionals will select first, second and third prizes in each age category. At the discretion of the organisers, an overall prize may be awarded and supplementary prizes may be added. The judges' decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

20. Entrants under the age of 18 are required to obtain parental or guardian consent to enter into the competition and these T&C’s.  The appropriate age category is to be determined by the age of the entrant as of 1st September 2017. Barnes Film Festival reserves the right to request proof of age.

21. If an advertised prize is not available, BFF reserve the right to offer an alternative prize of similar value.Any prize requiring postage to the winning entrant can only be sent to a UK address.

22. Incomplete, defaced, damaged or incorrectly completed entries will be not be accepted, and responsibility will not be accepted for loss of any entries.

23. BFF reserves the right to amend these rules at any time.

24. BFF reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if there are reasonable grounds to believe has breached any of the rules of the competition.

YOU REPRESENT, WARRANT AND AGREE THAT:

PERMISSIONS

You are the owner of all the rights in the content, or hold appropriate licences or permissions for such content and the screening of content across platforms.

You undertake to execute further documents BFF may reasonably require for the purpose of giving Barnes Film Festival the full benefit of this licence if your film is selected for the shortlist.

INDEMNITY

You hereby indemnify BFF against any claims arising out of or in connection with any content, in particular allegations of copyright infringement.

PUBLICITY

By entering the competition, you agree to be named in the media and to participate in as many promotional and press activities as reasonably requested of you.

LICENSE

In consideration of BFF permitting you to submit your content and enter the Competition, you grant to BFF from the date of submission of your entry a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free licence to reproduce the film on the BFF website and associated media and social media including but not limited to Youtube, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for press and publicity purposes to promote both your film and future BFF events and festivals.

MORAL RIGHTS

In addition, you agree to waive all so-called "moral rights" to the content. (This is so we can, for example, showcase excerpts of your film alongside excerpts of other film makers' entries for promotions at a later date).