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30-Mar-2015 7:13am PDT  

 

Boulder International Film Festival

11 Annual March 05, 2015 to March 08, 2015

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2338 Broadway Street
Boulder CO 80302
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Phone: 303 449-2283
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Short Film
A competition of U.S. and International Short Fiction films under 45 minutes in length.
Feature Film
A competition of U.S. and International Feature Fiction films over 45 minutes in length.
Short Documentary
A competition of U.S. and International Short Documentary films under 45 minutes in length.
Feature Documentary
A competition of U.S. and International Feature Documentaries over 45 minutes in length.
Student Film
A competition of U.S. and International Student Films of any length.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Quite simply, The Boulder International Film Festival offers filmmakers superb hospitality, excellent exposure opportunities and huge, enthusiastic audiences, all combining to create an incredible festival experience. Filmmakers enjoy luxurious upscale accommodations just steps from the Festival's main venue, a travel stipend (stipend for feature filmmakers only), and an exclusive Red Carpet VIP pass to the galas and legendary parties, where plenty of interaction with Academy Award-winning celebrities and directors is the norm. Of course, most people come to Colorado in March to ski (it’s our best month!). Filmmakers can head up to the slopes for the best skiing of the year, and will receive a free lift ticket and ski rental at our favorite ski resort a short drive from Boulder. World-class food and drink and fantastic parties every night all add up to one of the most welcoming, filmmaker-friendly festivals on the circuit. Submit to BIFF today, you'll love it here.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The BOULDER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (BIFF) is one of the most innovative and influential young film festivals in the United States, with an extraordinary number of new-but-unknown feature films, documentaries, and shorts that have gone on from early screenings at BIFF to significant box-office success and multiple Oscar nominations. BIFF has been selected as one of MovieMaker Magazine's "25 Coolest Film Festivals" as well as one of the "25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee". The 11th annual Festival is March 5-8, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado.

BIFF surpasses attendance records each year (nearly 25,000 in 2014) with audiences drawn from the huge, urban, film-hip Boulder-Denver metro area, and filmmakers and film lovers from around the world. We have been proud to honor some of the industry's most talented artists including award-winning actress Shirley MacLaine at BIFF 2014 (just weeks after she was presented with the Kennedy Center Honors), and actors Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen, William H. Macy, Blythe Danner, James Franco, and director Oliver Stone, along with many independent filmmakers, stars and special guests including directors Lawrence Kasdan (the Big Chill, Raiders of the Lost Ark), Anthony Bregman (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Begin Again), Michael and Mark Polish (Northfork), Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Congressman John Lewis, legendary comedian Chevy Chase, Golden Globe-nominated actress Maria Bello, writer John August (Big Fish), Academy-Award nominee Eric Roberts, and Patrick Warburton [Seinfeld]).

Filmmakers enjoy luxurious upscale accommodations just steps from the Festival's main venue, a travel stipend (stipend for feature filmmakers only), and an exclusive Red Carpet VIP pass to the galas and legendary parties, where plenty of interaction with Academy award-winning celebrities and directors is the norm. Of course, most people come to Colorado in March to ski (it’s our best month!). Filmmakers can head up to the slopes for the best skiing of the year, and will receive a free lift ticket and ski rental at our favorite ski resort a short drive from Boulder. World-class food and drink and fantastic parties every night all add up to one of the most welcoming, filmmaker-friendly festivals on the circuit. Submit to BIFF today, you'll love it here.

ABOUT BOULDER
“If happiness is a state of mind, Boulder is its capital”, Jim Axelrod, CBS News Sunday Morning - March 2011

Located at the foot of the stunning Rocky Mountains, easy-going Boulder Colorado is a traditional magnet for the tech-savvy, music & film-loving outdoors-person who also likes to party. Along with a major University film school, we have hundreds of miles of running, skiing and hiking trails, world-class restaurants, hotels, galleries, shops and bars, all surrounded by a scenic 46,000-acre moat of Boulder Open Space. The population of the Boulder Metro area is 300,000 and Boulder is just 45 minutes from the Denver International Airport. Boulder was voted “Happiest Town in America” in a Gallup poll, “Smartest Town in the U.S” by Forbes Magazine, “Place you Dream of Living” by Backpacker Magazine, "The Worst-dressed City That Looks Best Naked", by GQ Magazine ,"The Foodiest Town in America" by Bon Appetit, and “#1: Best Place to Live by Men’s Journal.

ORGANIZERS
Kathy Beeck (Festival Director) ; Program Assistant (Program Assistant) ; Robin Beeck (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES
1. Only one title per entry.

2. Films must have been completed after January 1, 2013.

3. The Film should not be commercially available on DVD, Blu-Ray, on-demand service or other format intended for private viewing and will not air on television, via internet streaming service or other public broadcast in the United States prior to March 5, 2015.

4. All films must be submitted on DVD (Region 0 or 1) NTSC for consideration or online through Withoutabox. Please ensure that your disc plays in a standard DVD player before you mail it to us.

5. All films submitted must be available on HDCAM. If your film is scheduled at the Boulder Theater, we can also screen DCP. DCP must be DCI compliant, keys must be open for window as specified by Festival, and an HDCAM backup copy must be provided.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I hereby represent and warrant that I am the owner or the authorized representative for the owner(s) of the film (the “Film”) being submitted pursuant to this submission agreement (the “Agreement”) for public exhibition and inclusion in the 2015 Boulder International Film Festival (the “Festival”) March 5 – 8, 2015 and that I have all the necessary rights and authority to submit the Film to the Festival and to enter into and obligate the owner(s) of the Film to enter into this Agreement. I represent and warrant that: • I have obtained all necessary releases, licenses, authorization and permission from the owner(s) of any and all content and rights owned by third parties included in the Film, including without limitation all copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy and publicity, and contract rights, and nothing in the Film shall infringe upon or violate the rights of any third party. The Colorado Film Society (“CFS”) disclaims any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any third-party content or materials within or relating to the submitted Film, including any content or materials that are or may become the basis for any third party claims. • There is no legal action presently pending, threatened or reasonably anticipated in connection with the Film. In the event that the Film is selected by the CFS for the Festival, I further grant the CFS the right to utilize the Film; the names, likenesses and biographical information of the producer(s), director(s), performer(s) and others associated with the Film; and images, stills, and excerpts from the Film for promotional purposes. I acknowledge and agree that in the event of any disagreement or dispute in connection with this Agreement or submission of the Film to the Festival, the parties will first attempt to resolve such disputes through good-faith negotiation. In the event such dispute is not promptly resolved, the parties agree that any legal action shall be brought only in arbitration before a mutually agreed-upon arbitrator in Boulder or Denver, Colorado, and I hereby submit to venue and personal jurisdiction in connection with the same. The arbitrator shall have the power to award, and shall be required to award, to the substantially prevailing party in any such arbitration, its reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses incurred in connection with the arbitration. I agree that I will not enter into or permit any agreement or arrangement concerning the Film, including without limitation a distribution agreement, sales representation agreement, third party marketing agreement or similar, unless such agreement explicitly permits the rights granted in this Agreement, including without limitation the public exhibition of the film at the Festival. I agree to indemnify and hold CFS, its directors, employees and agents, and the Festival harmless 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 type of claim whatsoever in connection with the Film or its submission, acceptance or exhibition at the Festival, including without limitation breach of any representation, warranty or obligation set forth in this Agreement. I further agree that in the event of a breach of any representation, warranty or obligation set forth in this Agreement which reasonably precludes exhibition of the Film at the Festival, in addition to any other remedies available at law or in equity, I will pay to the CFS liquidated damages in the amount equivalent to ticket sales for one screening at the main Festival venue. I have read and accept the terms and conditions described on this Agreement and I understand that acceptance of the Film to the Festival shall be in the sole discretion of the CFS. Copies of the Film and other materials submitted to the CFS will not be returned and the CFS disclaims any liability in connection with the same. If the film is selected for the Festival by the CFS, I grant permission for public exhibition of the Film during the Festival from March 5-8, 2015 and I agree to comply with all rules and reasonable requests of the CFS in connection with the same, including without limitation providing a backup DVD as well as an HDCAM copy of the Film in good condition in advance of the Festival. By clicking "Submit Now" in Withoutabox, on behalf of myself and the owner(s) of the Film, I freely and voluntarily give and express full and complete acceptance of all of the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement.