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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
ON LOCATION: MEMPHIS (formerly the Memphis International Film Festival) has a reputation for showcasing some of the finest independent films from around the world. Memphis is a fantastic and fun place to visit. (i.e.,-Graceland, Sun Studio, STAX, Beale Street, BBQ.) See our section on Memphis Attractions for more information about all of the great attractions in our fair little city. Despite all of the wonderful Memphis attractions the one thing that filmmakers have told us that sets our festival apart is our hospitality. From the moment your film is accepted into our festival we will work to make it easy for you to come to Memphis to share your experiences with us and our audiences. In 2015 we will host our Mix and Mingle Music and Film Preview Party and VIP Reception opening night where you will have the opportunity to meet OLM staff, sponsors, jurors, vendors, and even an occasional celebrity. Film screenings are held at Memphis’ premier indie multiplex the MALCO Studio on the Square. The music side of the festival is housed in its own venue Cooper Walker Place where you will find all the music concerts, music related workshops and screenings. In addition, new this year is the Business Expo where service providers for the film and music community come to explore, network and hear great showcase talent. There will be plenty of opportunity to network with other filmmakers throughout the festival. We do the best that we can to help you arrange for accommodations (cheap to beau coup) transportation and tours of famous Memphis landmarks.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Now in its 16th year, the ON LOCATION: MEMPHIS is a competitive 4-day festival that features a diverse mix of local and global films. Awards given in 5 categories: Live Action Short, Feature, Music Video, Documentary & Animated Short. Previous attendees: Morgan Freeman, Alan Bloomquist, Holly Hunter, Ed Solomon, Isaac Hayes, Richard Gladstein, Amotz Zakai, Leo Fitzpatrick, Peter Callahan, Cybill Shepherd, Mari Kornhauser, Del Shores, Don Hertzfeld, Rob May, Macky Alston, John Vanco, Tom Berenger, Jaime Camil, Robert Townsend, Vivica Fox, Sonja Norwood and Ira Sachs.
A Green; A Green; Angela Green (President/Executive Director); Mia Madison; Mia Madison (Vice President)
Screen your film in the birth place of Rock 'n Roll, home of the blues and world famous BBQ!
By entering a film in the On Location: Memphis international film fest, the copyright owner grants On Location: MEMPHIS a gratis license to screen and exhibit the film for all purposes associated with all marketing & promotion activities, missions, and/or events of the On Location: Memphis organization.
The Call for Entries is underway for the 16th Annual On Location: Memphis international film festival. Films do not have to be a premiere but should not have a distribution agreement in place. On Location: Memphis has added a distribution division and will be reviewing submitted projects for various distribution opportunities.
We program a broad range of subject matter, perspectives, and styles.
Submit your film in any of these categories:
Narrative Feature, Live Action Short, Animation (Shorts),
Documentary (Shorts and Features), MUSIC VIDEOS!
Awards are given in all categories: Best Feature, Best Live Action Short, Best Documentary, Best Animated Short, and Best Music Video.
Previous filmmakers and artists who have attended and participated in On Location: MEMPHIS events include: Morgan Freeman, Holly Hunter, Ed Solomon, Richard Gladstein, Isaac Hayes, Craig Brewer, Paul Saltzman, Amotz Zakai, Leo Fitzpatrick, Peter Callahan, Cybill Shepherd, Del Shores, Don Hertzfeld, Rob May, Macky Alston, John Vanco, Tom Berenger, Jaime Camil and Ira Sachs.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By entering a film in the On Location: Memphis international film and music fest, the copyright owner grants On Location: MEMPHIS a gratis license to screen and exhibit the film for all purposes associated with the activities, missions, and/or events of the 16th Annual On Location: MEMPHIS International Film and Music Fest
Screeners will be reviewed by a Screening Committee and the final festival schedule will be determined in August. If your film is selected, you will be notified on or about July 1, 2015.
On Location: Memphis is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless On Location: Memphis 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. Please note that if you send a DVD or Blue Ray for screening it will not be returned.