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20-Apr-2014 8:57am PDT  

 

Spokane International Film Festival

16 Annual January 24, 2014 to February 01, 2014

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P.O. Box 9167
Spokane WA 99209
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Phone: 509-720-7743
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Feature Films
This category is for films that are 50 minutes and longer. We encourage submission of all film categories -- fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, etc. There are no submission restrictions.
Mid-Length Films
Mid-Length films must run 15 to 49 minutes. We encourage submission of all film categories -- fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, etc. There are no submission restrictions.
Short Films
The short films category is open to any film that runs 14 minutes or less. We encourage submission of all film categories -- fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, etc. There are no submission restrictions.
Northwest Features
This category is for films of 50 minutes and longer that have a significant Pacific Northwest component, including Washington, Idaho, Oregon, British Columbia, and Alberta. We encourage submission of all film categories--fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, etc.

SpIFF particularly welcomes submissions from Pacific Northwest filmmakers, however, open submissions that receive significant exhibition in Spokane prior to SpIFF, either via theatrical or broadcast venues, may be disqualified at the discretion of the programmers. Please contact us before submitting your work or before screening it in Spokane if you have any questions regarding this policy.
Northwest Mid-Length
This category is for films of 15 to 50 minutes that have a significant Pacific Northwest component, including Washington, Idaho, Oregon, British Columbia, and Alberta. We encourage submission of all film categories--fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, etc.

SpIFF particularly welcomes submissions from Pacific Northwest filmmakers, however, open submissions that receive significant exhibition in Spokane prior to SpIFF, either via theatrical or broadcast venues, may be disqualified at the discretion of the programmers. Please contact us before submitting your work or before screening it in Spokane if you have any questions regarding this policy.
Northwest Shorts
This category is for films of under 15 minutes that have a significant Pacific Northwest component, including Washington, Idaho, Oregon, British Columbia, and Alberta. We encourage submission of all film categories--fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, etc.

SpIFF particularly welcomes submissions from Pacific Northwest filmmakers, however, open submissions that receive significant exhibition in Spokane prior to SpIFF, either via theatrical or broadcast venues, may be disqualified at the discretion of the programmers. Please contact us before submitting your work or before screening it in Spokane if you have any questions regarding this policy.
Grown-Up Animation
This category is for animated short films (15 minutes or less) that contain adult language and/or adult content and may not be suitable for young audiences.
Children's Animation
This category is for animated short films (15 minutes or less) that contain content suitable for general and young audiences.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Spokane International Film Festival brings features, documentaries, and shorts from around the world to the inland northwest.



ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Spokane International Film Festival was founded in 1999 (as the Spokane Northwest International Film Festival) after the local arthouse cinema shuttered its doors. The early years emphasized regional filmmaking (think Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and Alberta). The formative years of SpIFF climaxed in 2002 when local author Sherman Alexie’s The Business of Fancy Dancing, fresh from its debut at Sundance, sold out three screenings in the 750+ seat Met Theater (now the Bing Crosby Theatre) in downtown Spokane. SpIFF was just getting started but started it was.

The Spokane International Film Festival is a small, selective offering of world-class films. These are the very best features, documentaries and shorts from around the world that deserve to be seen but have not been commercially released for wide distribution. But it is the filmmakers and performers who make SpIFF truly special; they meet the audiences, share their stories and anecdotes about the making of their films, and answer questions from the audience. Highlights of SpIFF inevitably include them: Geefwee Boedoe (Let’s Pollute, SpIFF 2011) answering what it feels like to have “Oscar-nominee” forever attached to his name; Tom Gustafson (Mariachi Gringo, SpIFF 2013) describing the challenges and rewards of being an American filmmaker producing a humorous and moving film about a foreign culture in a foreign country; Kimberly Reed (Prodigal Sons, SpIFF 2010) screening her deeply personal documentary for an immediate family who had yet to see the film, Tina Mascara and Guido Santi (Chris and Don: A Love Story, SpIFF 2009) explaining their great joy at helping American portrait artist Don Bachardy realize his dream of being a movie star, and Matthew Modine (Jesus Was a Commie, SpIFF 2012) discussing how his experience as an actor in the film industry has shaped his philosophy and approach to filmmaking as a director.

Despite its many changes, SpIFF also continues to champion the work of northwest filmmakers: Washington filmmaker Brian Young premiered his historic documentary Mountain Runners in 2013, educating the Inland Northwest about the world's first adventure race held on Mt. Baker at the turn of the 20th century. Kyle Bell of Portland visited in 2010, a year before the Academy recognized The Mouse That Soared as one of the best animated shorts of the year; Seattle-based filmmakers John Jeffcoat and George Wing spilled the beans that Outsourced (SpIFF 2008) was on its way to becoming a show for NBC; Inland Northwest filmmaker Danielle Barbieri saw the World Premiere of her debut feature Lady Lily: Adventures in God’s Country play to packed houses. In 2009, a City of Spokane Arts Award for Outstanding Arts Organization confirmed what our audience already knows: that SpIFF has become a significant cultural event of the Inland Northwest.

Now prepping its 16th festival, SpIFF continues to bring the best of international cinema to the inland northwest as well as showcase local and regional talent. Visit www.spokanefilmfestival.org to learn more.

ORGANIZERS
Adam Boyd ; Adam Boyd ; Dan Webster (Programmer) ; Irv Broughton (Programmer) ; Maile Allen (Film Student) ; Pete Porter (Director) ; Pete Porter (Director) ; Submissions Spokane Film Festival ; Tierney McNeiece ; Tierney McNeiece (Programmer) ; Vaughn Overlie (Programmer)

GENERAL RULES
SpIFF accepts features, documentaries, and shorts from around the world. Genre is open.

Submission Format: Submit preview copies as WAB secure online screener, DVD or Blu-Ray.

Presentation Format: We will exhibit accepted works as 35mm, Blu-Ray, DigiBeta, DVD, or on then-current digital formats.

Notification: The Festival will notify, by email, all submissions on or before January 3 of the Festival year whether or not their film has been selected to be screened.

Loss and Damage: Every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials submitted to the festival. However, we cannot accept or assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage.

Combined Entries Accepted: Entries may be submitted individually or in a combined package, but must include:

> Entry fee for each entry as appropriate for categories,

> Self-addressed stamped mailing package if you wish your work returned.

Please note: If your work is accepted for SpIFF, we prefer electronic press kits with the exception of paper press kit materials such as posters, fliers, and postcards. Paper press kits submitted for use by use will not be returned.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I state that I am authorized to submit this film to The Spokane International Film Festival for consideration, and have read, understand, and agree to all the requirements. I hereby release The Spokane International Film Festival from all responsibility for loss of or damage to submitted materials.