9th Annual

RVA Environmental Film Festival

February 06, 2019 to February 17, 2019

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5314 Dorchester Rd
Richmond VA 23225
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Phone: 804-562-2500
rvaenvfilmfest@gmail.com
https://rvaeff.org

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Virginia Environmental Film Award
RVA Environmental Film Festival committee invites submission to its fifth annual Virginia film contest. Films focusing on environmental subjects within Virginia by Virginia residents will be considered.
Festival Participant Submission
The RVA EFF Festival Steering Committee invites filmmakers to submit films with environmental themes for possible festival screening.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Richmond Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) showcases local and national films that raise awareness of environmental issues in the Richmond region and around the world. The week-long festival is free and open to the public and promotes local and international filmmakers focusing on environmental stories.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The RVA Environmental Film Festival was founded as The Biggest Picture: Richmond’s First Environmental Film Festival in 2008 and 2009 under the James River Film Society. The Sierra Club Falls of the James Group revived the event in 2011 as the RVA Environmental Film Festival and it continues to grow. The event is run by dedicated volunteers and enabled by donations solicited from local non-profits and businesses.

The festival typically takes place in February at locations across Richmond, Virginia including universities, museums, public libraries, theaters, particularly the historic Byrd Theater.


ORGANIZERS

Beth A. Captain (Finance Manager - Enrichmond Foundation); Gill Sigmon (Administrator / Volunteer Coordinator); Scott Burger (Founder / Film Contest Chair); Tamara Smith (Founder / President)

GENERAL RULES

All films must be original, newly-produced works. Entries must be original compositions, filmed by the submitter, and not infringe on the copyrights of any other parties.

The RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) reserves the right to extend the entry period to ensure a competitive pool of entries. Any extension and new deadline for entries will be announced via Withoutabox


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Filmmaker retains ownership rights to the submitted video. However, the winning entrants grant to the RVA EFF the non-exclusive, non-transferable right and license to use the winning videos and the winners’ names and likenesses in perpetuity without compensation, notification, or other limitation or condition, both in conjunction with the competition and promotion of the competition and promotion of the competition and in promotion of the RVA EFF generally.

The RVA EFF does not grant entrants the right or access to film private property or use of its name to secure access.

All forms of footage, including audio, video, and photos that are not produced by the entrant must be credited to the original producer. Any entry suspected, in the discretion of RVA EFF committee, to be in violation will be rejected immediately from the competition. By submitting an entry, each filmmaker represents that the video submitted is an original work that does not infringe on the copyright or intellectual property right of another party, and each filmmaker agrees to indemnify RVA Environmental Film Festival, its committee members, and judges from all liability arising from any alleged infringement in this regard.

Entrants must be 18 years of age or older. All entrants younger than 18 years of age at the start of the festival must submit a signed parental consent form.

Entries may have multiple co-producers, but one should be listed as the primary contact upon entry. The fair dissemination of any prize winnings will be the responsibility of the primary contact.

Entries containing immoral, defamatory, obscene or scandalous content, or any other content which, at the sole discretion of the RVA Environmental Film Festival committee, is not in the keeping with the RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF), will be deemed ineligible.

Filmmaker retains ownership rights to the submitted video. However, the winning entrants grant to the RVA EFF the non-exclusive, non-transferable right and license to use the winning videos and the winners’ names and likenesses in perpetuity without compensation, notification, or other limitation or condition, both in conjunction with the competition and promotion of the competition and promotion of the competition and in promotion of the RVA EFF generally.

RVA Environmental Film Festival is not responsible for entries that are not received or not received properly, or for any technical problems with corrupt digital files, invalid links, internet outages, computer failures, and the like. RVA EFF is not responsible for lost, late, or misdirected entries. RVA EFF is not obligated to acknowledge receipt of entries