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20-Apr-2014 1:32am PDT  

 

Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth

16 Annual April 04, 2014 to April 11, 2014

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International Features
Reel 2 Real is looking for films that are imaginative, evocative, innovative, inspiring, entertaining, and appropriate for children and youth ages nine to 19.

We are open to receiving any type of feature film submission that is appropriate for youth ages nine to 19, including but not limited to animation, documentary, experimental, and narrative fiction.
International Shorts
Reel 2 Real is looking for films that are imaginative, evocative, innovative, inspiring, entertaining, and suitable for children and youth ages nine to 19.

We are open to receiving any type of Short submission that is appropriate for youth ages nine to 19, including but not limited to animation, documentary, experimental, music video, and narrative fiction.
Canadian Features & Shorts
Reel 2 Real is looking for films that are imaginative, evocative, innovative, inspiring, entertaining, and appropriate for children and youth ages nine to 19.

This category is for filmmakers who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth is an annual, competitive, international event presented by Reel to Real: A Celebration of Moving Images for Youth Society (Reel to Real). A non-profit media arts and education society, Reel to Real is dedicated to showing the best in culturally diverse, authentic programming for children and youth. Our objective is to broaden young people's exposure to and appreciation of film and video from all over the world.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Since 1999, the Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth has offered children and youth the opportunity to see the best films from Canada and around the world. Reel 2 Real includes a weekend Films for All Ages program, and a week-long School Program for students in grades 4 to 12. In addition to screenings, there are workshops for children and youth that explore various aspects of filmmaking.

ORGANIZERS
Venay Felton (Executive Director) ; Venay Felton (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES
Criteria for selection
* Film content should be creative and demonstrate artistic and technical mastery.
* Content should speak to youth of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
* The stories should be culturally authentic, timely, and of universal appeal.

Criteria for non-acceptance of films into the festival include:
* Excessive or gratuitous violence, nudity, or profanity.
* Content that advocates and supports racial, cultural, religious, or gender bias.

All entries submitted must be suitable for children ages 19 and under.
* Productions must have a copyright date of 2010, 2011 or 2012 to be eligible.
* All films and videos whose original language is not English or French must be subtitled or dubbed in English or French.

Selection Committee. A selection committee comprised of filmmakers, educators, and youth screens all entries received by the Festival in their entirety. The Selection Committee approves films and videos for Festival participation and for competition. The Reel 2 Real Professional and Youth Juries then judge competition films.

Juries. Awards are determined by a Professional Jury and a Youth Jury. The Professional Jury is comprised of filmmakers, critics, and educators. The Festival's 20-member Youth Jury, led by a team of media educators, meets separately from the Professional Jury and awards its own prizes.

Notification of Festival Status. The Festival will inform all entrants no later than January 18, 2013 whether their submission has been accepted. At that time, the primary contact person will receive the 2013 Shipment Information. The preview cassettes and support materials of all entries, accepted or rejected, cannot be returned.

Presentation. For Festival screening, all films must be 16mm or 35mm with optical or magnetic soundtracks. All video-formatted productions must be on Beta SP NTSC or PAL Beta SP, DVD, or DigiBeta. The number, date(s), time(s), and location(s) of screenings of films is at the discretion of the Festival.

Awards. Awards are announced at the Closing Night of the Festival. Awards are given in the form of certificates. Please note that awards and cash prizes are given to the director of the film or video, unless otherwise specified on the entry form.

Transportation of films and videos selected. The Festival formats of films and videos selected for festival inclusion must arrive at the Festival offices no later than March 29. All transportation
costs of Festival formats to Vancouver must be borne by the participant unless other arrangements have been made. The Festival will pay the cost of shipping all films and videos back to the participant. The Festival will not be responsible for expedited or overnight shipping charges to other organizations without two weeks' notice in advance of the date the film is due at another venue.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Your entry implies that you have the legal right to represent and submit this film for consideration, and that you have read and accept the Festival regulations. Permission for the Festival to use for promotional purposes an excerpt from the film not exceeding 3 minutes is considered granted upon entry unless otherwise noted. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Reel 2 Real International Film Festival for Youth from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.