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18-Apr-2014 9:27pm PDT  

 

San Diego Black Film Festival

11 Annual January 30, 2014 to February 02, 2014

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220 West G Street, Suite E

San Diego CA 92101
USA
Phone: (619) 685-7215
letter@sdbff.com
http://www.sdbff.com

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Dramatic Feature
A dramatic feature is any work of a serious nature with emotional highs and lows.
Documentary Feature
A documentary is any film that uses real life scenes to demonstrate the subject matter.
Documentary Short
Any short film that uses real life scenes to demonstrate the subject matter.
Comedy
Any film of a humorous nature.
Animation
Any cartoon-like film including digital animation.
Music Video
Any film with music as its primary source.
Dramatic Short
Any short film of a serious or striking nature.
GLBT
Any film of a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered nature.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
To provide a vehicle for worldwide exposure of quality African Amercan and African Diaspora films.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The San Diego Black Film Festival was established in 2003 and is held each January in San Diego, California. The event is one of the largest black film festivals in the country and feature the best in African American and African Diaspora films.
ORGANIZERS
Karen Huff (Director) ; Karen Willis (Director) ; Karen Huff (Chairman ) ; Karen Huff (Director) ; Karen Huff-Willis (Chairman ) ; Karen Huff-Willis (Director) ; Karen Willis (Director)

GENERAL RULES
Films/videos entered into competition must be directed, produced, or principally acted by an artist of African descent in the USA or in any country, or by a person born in any country in Africa, or whose subject matter relates to African American culture or any cultures of Africa (including Egypt, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, etc.) regardless of race. Entries must have been completed after January 1, 2012.

Entries must not have been exhibited previously at a film festival in the San Diego area nor can it be available for rent or purchase on DVD or any other format for American audiences.

Each project entered into competition must pay an entry fee. There is no limit to the number of qualifying entries by any entrant so long as an entry form and fee accompanies each entry. Foreign language entries must be subtitled with English subtitles. Films/videos cannot be re-entered into competition or the festival in general if previously rejected from the San Diego Black Film Festival.

Legal Notice: When submitting a film to the San Diego Black Film Festival you are representing that you are; (a) duly authorized to submit such film; (b) are in fact commiting such film for screening at the San Diego Black Film Festival if accepted and; (c) hereby do so in consideration of a submission fee and the festival's promise to screen your film, if selected (excuisng any technical issues). Accordingly, your submission constitutes a binding agreement between the San Diego Black Film Festival and you as the applicant or filmmaker pursuant this this agreement. If your film is selected, you shall submit a Blu-ray screening copy on or before November 29, 2013. You further agree to adhere to all rules and regulations of the festival. The rules and regulations of the festival are provided upon your request in writing or email. You agree to hold the San Diego Black Film Festival and the Black Historical Society of San Diego, harmless from any damage whatsoever, inclduing the loss of the screening/exhibition copy enroute or otherwise during the course of the festival’s possession of your film. You understand and agree that the San Diego Black Film Festival is not obligated to return any film not personally retrieved at the close of screening. Should any liability or damage result or legal action commence from a third party naming you or the San Diego Black Film Festival, as a result of your submisson, and/or the exhibition of your film, you agree to indemnify the San Diego Black Film Festival, Black Historical Society of San Diego and its affiliates. By submitting your film, you are confirming that you have read and fully understand the above terms and conditions and hereby agree that it constitutes your electronic signature and agreement upon submission. Any breach of the agreement by you may result in your film's disqualification and cancellation.

Entrants shall obtain all licenses, royalties, and permits necessary to present their work. Entrant will assume all costs arising from the use of patented, trademarked, franchised or copyrighted music, materials, devices, processes, or dramatic rights used in production of work. Entries previously exhibited on the Internet are eligible for entry so long as they meet the above requirements.

The Festival is not responsible for returning screening tapes unless entrant includes a self-addressed stamped envelope or retrieves the film during the festival. Entry fees are not refundable. Self addressed stamped envelopes with insufficient postage will be discarded.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Feature length entries must not have been exhibited previously in San Diego at a film festival or commercial venue, or be available for rent or purchase on prerecorded video for American audiences with English subtitles. Each project entered into competition must pay an entry fee. There is no limit to the number of qualifying entries by any entrant so long as an entry form and fee accompanies each entry. Foreign language entries must be subtitled in English. Films/videos cannot be re-entered into competition if previously rejected from the Noir Film Festival. Entrants shall obtain all licenses, royalties, and permits necessary to present their work. Entrant will assume all costs arising from the use of patented, trademarked, franchised or copyrighted music, materials, devices, processes, or dramatic rights used in production of work. Entries previously exhibited on the Internet are eligible for entry so long as they meet the above requirements. San Diego Black Film Festival 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 San Diego Black 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.