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17-Apr-2014 8:43am PDT  

 

Mendocino Film Festival

9 Annual May 29, 2014 to June 01, 2014

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PO Box 1843
The Water Tower
10481 Lansing St
Mendocino CA 95460
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Phone: 707 937-0171
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DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

GenX and Millennials
After eight years of successful programming, the Mendocino Film Festival is seeking to broaden its audience by screening one or more films specifically appealing to younger film-goers. Thus we are actively seeking character-driven, feature-length narratives with strong story lines and high production values that would be of interest to Generation X and Millennial audience members, born 1965-1976 and 1977-1998 respectively.
These films would reveal the personal concerns, goals and aspirations of these generations in a narrative context. These films should help discard biases and preconceived notions about Generation X and the Millennials. They should also identify the differences and celebrate the similarities with prior generations.
Films with violent content and overly explicit language will not be considered.
Feel-Good Shorts
The Mendocino Film Festival traditionally curates an annual program of “feel good” short films and this year will accept submissions in this
category. The Festival’s very popular shorts program leaves audience members uplifted, with hearts warmed and spirits renewed. Films that
remind us of who we are, illuminate our interconnection, or just make us
giggle will fit best. For a taste of what we seek (narrative or doc up
to 20 minutes), these are examples from past years: Tanghi Argentini,
Seven Days With Seven Dogs, Touch, Back Seat Bingo, Good Karma $1, The
Op Shop, Validation, Pie N Burger, God of Love, Glenn Owen Dodd,
Cataplexy, Gratitude, Sign Language, Lost and Found and Love at First
Sight.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Mendocino Film Festival was founded to showcase the work of independent filmmakers and to honor the rich heritage of filmmaking on the Mendocino Coast.

Just as Mendocino has been a magnet for the making of movies, the intention of the Mendocino Film Festival is to attract an audience, both local and worldwide, for the discovery of new films and their creators in an incomparable setting.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Over the past 100 years, Mendocino has been the location to over 60 films including East of Eden, Summer of '42 and The Russians are Coming. With its stunning scenery and historically preserved town, Mendocino is the perfect setting not only for the production of films but also for the critical viewing and enjoyment of film at the Ninth Annual Mendocino Film Festival in June of 2011.

Here in Mendocino, on the coast of Northern California, we look out upon the unbounded Pacific and live on the edge of possibility. We seek strong stories and strong characters that move us to think critically about our world as well as laugh, cry, and wonder about the human experience. We seek work that engages and empowers as it entertains, work that ventures into realms beyond worn out conventions.

Mendocino is home to a lively mix of artists, farmers, activists, students, teachers, and fishermen -- and the young and the young at heart. In the past eight years we have welcomed filmmakers from all over the world and hosted them in our homes, inns and hotels. Our community and the audience it attracts bring a wide range of sensibilities to the dialogue. Come join our conversation.

ORGANIZERS
Ann Walker (Senior Programmer) ; Ayla Douglas (Programming Administrator) ; Ayla Douglass (Programming Coordinator) ; Ayla Douglass (Programming Coordinator) ; Betsy Ford (Senior Programmer) ; Toney Merritt (Program Director)

GENERAL RULES
SHIPPING INFORMATION:

Submit TWO (2) DVD (Region 1) preview copies that will not be returned. Or send Vimeo link with password.

Filmmaker assumes cost of shipping and insurance of materials to the festival.

If your film is selected you will be asked to submit a copy of your film on BluRay, NTSC DVD, or digitally.

Non US entries on DVD (Region 1) must be sent via airmail, registered with the following declaration: "Free entry claimed under #724.12 (960.60) U.S. Tariff Act." Entrants must assume all responsibility for clearing DVDs, DigiBeta, and HDCAM through U.S. and/or foreign customs officials.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Each copy MUST include the following information: title, running time, filmmaker name, category, video format, audio format, aspect ratio, and WAB tracking number. Please clearly label DVD and case.

All submissions must be DVD region 1.

To protect your DVDs we highly recommend that they be shipped in amray cases.

Titles produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles.

Films must have all clearances and rights for festival screenings.

Please note:
- Film website URL
- For which other festivals the film has been selected, if any.
- Any awards received.

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:
I grant Mendocino Film Festival to use a clip of my film for promotional purposes up to and including the dates of the 2014 Mendocino Film Festival.

Not all films selected will be eligible for competition.

The Program Committee selections are final.

Filmmakers will be notified in early April if accepted into the festival. The schedule will be announced on the Mendocino Film Festival web site by early May 2014.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I grant Mendocino Film Festival the right to use a clip of my film (if accepted) for promotional purposes up to and including the dates of the 2014 Mendocino Film Festival. Not all films selected will be eligible for competition. The Program Committee selections are final. Filmmakers will be notified in early April ONLY if accepted into the festival. The schedule will be announced on the Mendocino Film Festival web site by early May 2014. 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 Mendocino Film Festival 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.