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20-Apr-2014 4:33pm PDT  

 

Maverick Movie Awards

6 Annual September 14, 2014 to September 15, 2014

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Feature-length Movies
All genres of narrative, documentary, animated, musical, experimental, and/or performance-based pictures are eligible for up to twenty-one Maverick Awards in this category. Feature length movies are between 70 to 180 minutes in length.
Short-length Movies
All genres of narrative, documentary, animated, musical, experimental, and/or performance-based short-length pictures are eligible for up to twenty-one Maverick Awards in this category. Short movies are between 1 to 69 minutes in length.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
MAVERICK MOVIE AWARDS - YEAR 6 - 2014!

The Maverick Movie Awards exists to honor all facets of moviemaking form, function, style, and craft. A level playing-field where a movie’s lack or excess of a budget is immaterial, its absence or abundance of star power is inconsequential, and its humble or lofty origins are irrelevant, any and all independent, underground, student, and studio films are eligible to receive a Maverick Award.

Celebrating narratives, documentaries, experimental films, and the vast diversity of moving pictures expression, the MMA has recognized everything from big-budget pictures to low-budget indies, global issue documentaries, screwball comedies, computer-animated movies, action-horror flicks, video art, microcinema, music videos, webisodes, and everything in-between. Each movie’s successful execution of intent as a whole, on its own terms, is considered first and then the quality of its parts. So in addition to standard award categories like Best Picture and Best Director, the MMA prides itself on saluting oft overlooked disciplines, including stunts, special effects makeup, original music, and more.

Except for advertising and industrial work, all motion picture creators are encouraged to submit. PLEASE NOTE, as a cooperative of moviemakers honoring moviemakers with no theater or online screening events, the MMA will not jeopardize premiere status for any other competition or festival submission.

Maverick Movie Awards - YEAR 6 / 2014
We’re Moviemakers Honoring Moviemakers with...
42 Maverick Awards and Up to 14 Nominations in 21 Categories:
BEST PICTURE / BEST DIRECTOR / BEST SCREENPLAY / BEST CHRONICLE / BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY / BEST ANIMATION / BEST ACTOR / BEST ACTRESS / BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR / BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS / BEST PERFORMANCE / BEST EDITING / BEST ORIGINAL SCORE / BEST SOUNDTRACK / BEST SOUND DESIGN/EDITING / BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN / BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS / BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKE-UP / BEST STUNTS / BEST COSTUME DESIGN / THE PRECIOUS


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Maverick Movie Awards was founded by moviemakers who have been through the glorious highs and crushing lows of the international film festival circuit; from these shared experiences came the calling to create a real alternative to the nepotism, politics, and commercialism that defines far too many festivals and competitions.

Our goal is to help talented moviemakers achieve the recognition they deserve by awarding movies with unique style, exceptional craft, and the power to communicate.

By championing great movies – regardless of origin, genre, or budget – our hope is to re-ignite the spirit of the major film festivals and distribution pioneers by celebrating great cinema above glitz and glamour.


ORGANIZERS
Charlie Rolprent (Co-Director) ; Charlie Rolprent (Co-Director) ; Charlie Rolprent (Co-Director) ; Michael Kenneth (Co-Director) ; Michael Kenneth (Co-Director)

GENERAL RULES

Excluding commercial and industrial work, all motion pictures are eligible for up to twenty-one (21) Maverick Awards in both the Features and Shorts categories. Unless there are no qualifiers for a specific award, one (1) Maverick Award honor is given to one (1) of two-to-ten (2-10) nominees in the Features category and one (1) of two-to-fifteen (2-15) in the Shorts category for up to twenty-one (21) "Best" awards. Student-made feature-length and short-length movies will also be eligible to receive "Best" awards and/or nominations in all applicable Features and/or Shorts award categories. Award and nominee selections are made by the cooperative's judges and/or directors and are final. PLEASE NOTE, submit your movie in confidence as we are not a screening event of any kind and therefore your movie's premiere status will not be placed in jeopardy with film festivals who exercise this requirement for premiere submission status.

Submitted films may not withdraw after submission is registered at Withoutabox.com, and screeners will not be returned. Nominees and winners will be posted at our website at the close of each season. Excluding sponsored prizes where applicable, the Maverick Movie Awards does not provide trophies, plaques, paper certificates, or any type of material Maverick Award; however, the MMA does provide winners and nominees with access to free downloadable Maverick Award certificates. If selected, the moviemaker, controlling company, and/or submitter grants unrestricted rights/permission to the Maverick Movie Awards to list and promote the winning and/or nominated movie (not the movie itself, trailers, or any online content), its advertising/promotional material(s), as well as any individual, group, company, and/or organization listed in the movie credits for the life of the Maverick Movie Awards.

Maverick Movie Awards does not pay any fees to list and/or promote submitted and/or selected movies or associated promotional/advertising material(s). The moviemaker, controlling company, and/or submitter attests that any and all image, music, and/or other applicable rights have been legally cleared and granted. If nominated, upon notification, the moviemaker, controlling company, and/or submitter will be required to provide the MMA with a DVD or Blu-ray screener for archival purposes and ship discs/etc. to the MMA within a month of notification. If not selected (and also as this may apply to those selected as Maverick Award winners or nominees), the moviemaker, controlling company, and/or submitter agrees to act like a grownup person (even if you are a minor) and not to sue or threaten to sue the Maverick Movie Awards, its parent company, its directors, staff, volunteers, sponsors, affiliates, and/or partners, or to take legal action or inflict litigation of any kind, and furthermore promises not to crank call us, write us flaming e-mails, or write, publish, and/or disseminate any derogatory whining or disgruntled rants anywhere, including Internet postings, blogs, tweets, etc., etc., etc.

By submitting to the Maverick Movie Awards the moviemaker, controlling company, and/or submitter agrees that he/she has the right and authority to submit and has read, fully understands, and unconditionally agrees to all of the Maverick Movie Awards' submission guidelines and the complete terms and conditions of the Maverick Movie Awards.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Excluding commercial and industrial work, all motion pictures are eligible for up to twenty-one (21) Maverick Awards in both the Features and Shorts categories. Unless there are no qualifiers for a specific award, one (1) Maverick Award honor is given to one (1) of two-to-ten (2-10) nominees in the Features category and one (1) of two-to-fifteen (2-15) in the Shorts category for up to twenty-one (21) "Best" awards. Student-made feature-length and short-length movies will also be eligible to receive "Best" awards and/or nominations in all applicable Features and/or Shorts award categories. Award and nominee selections are made by the cooperative's judges and/or directors and are final. PLEASE NOTE, submit your movie in confidence as we are not a screening event of any kind and therefore your movie's premiere status will not be placed in jeopardy with film festivals who exercise this requirement for premiere submission status. Submitted films may not withdraw after submission is registered at Withoutabox.com, and screeners will not be returned. Nominees and winners will be posted at our website at the close of each season. Excluding sponsored prizes where applicable, the Maverick Movie Awards does not provide trophies, plaques, paper certificates, or any type of material Maverick Award; however, the MMA does provide winners and nominees with access to free downloadable Maverick Award certificates. If selected, the moviemaker, controlling company, and/or submitter grants unrestricted rights/permission to the Maverick Movie Awards to list and promote the winning and/or nominated movie (not the movie itself, trailers, or any online content), its advertising/promotional material(s), as well as any individual, group, company, and/or organization listed in the movie credits for the life of the Maverick Movie Awards. Maverick Movie Awards does not pay any fees to list and/or promote submitted and/or selected movies or associated promotional/advertising material(s). The moviemaker, controlling company, and/or submitter attests that any and all image, music, and/or other applicable rights have been legally cleared and granted. If nominated, upon notification, the moviemaker, controlling company, and/or submitter will be required to provide the MMA with a DVD or Blu-ray screener for archival purposes and ship discs/etc. to the MMA within a month of notification. If not selected (and also as this may apply to those selected as Maverick Award winners or nominees), the moviemaker, controlling company, and/or submitter agrees to act like a grownup person (even if you are a minor) and not to sue or threaten to sue the Maverick Movie Awards, its parent company, its directors, staff, volunteers, sponsors, affiliates, and/or partners, or to take legal action or inflict litigation of any kind, and furthermore promises not to crank call us, write us flaming e-mails, or write, publish, and/or disseminate any derogatory whining or disgruntled rants anywhere, including Internet postings, blogs, tweets, etc., etc., etc. By submitting to the Maverick Movie Awards the moviemaker, controlling company, and/or submitter agrees that he/she has the right and authority to submit and has read, fully understands, and unconditionally agrees to all of the Maverick Movie Awards' submission guidelines and the complete terms and conditions of the Maverick Movie Awards.