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15-Apr-2014 9:39pm PDT  

 

Eugene International Film Festival

9 Annual November 07, 2014 to November 09, 2014

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1430 Willamette St. #159
Eugene OR 97401-4049
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http://www.eugenefilmfest.org

DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Documentary
Great documentaries are captivating - foreign and domestic subjects that are skillfully crafted, with or without celebrity attachments are audience favorites. Prior season submissions have covered topics such as chocolate, coffee, the death penalty, prison life, land use, wildlife, health industry corruption, religion, history, archeology, sports, social change, and more. Documentaries with limited exposure are preferred. Filmmakers submitting to the EIFF receive a FREE download copy of Showbiz Producer for production management. A $99 value.
Science Fiction
Filmmakers have submitted some very competitive titles over the years. The review jury always looks forward to submissions in this category. Celebrity cast members are seen from time to time as well as imaginative character relationships and special effects. Filmmakers submitting to the EIFF receive a FREE download copy of Showbiz Producer for production management. A $99 value.
Animation
Our audience loves animation. We also do a special screening of family friendly animation that is very popular. Filmmakers submitting to the EIFF receive a FREE download copy of Showbiz Producer for production management. A $99 value.
Young Audience
We want to give kids a great movie-going experience with films their parents may enjoy watching as well. The “Young Audience” category is primarily entertainment while the “Best Youth Theme” category is intended for education and life building films. Filmmakers submitting to the EIFF receive a FREE download copy of Showbiz Producer for production management. A $99 value.
Art/Experimental
We have received some outstanding submissions in this category. This may be a good opportunity for you. Filmmakers submitting to the EIFF receive a FREE download copy of Showbiz Producer for production management. A $99 value.
Making of, Behind the Scenes
Everyone wants to see how you did it. Modesty doesn't count in this category. Taking your audience behind the scenes is all about the skill and camaraderie of putting a story on the screen. Flatter yourself, your crew and your cast. Filmmakers submitting to the EIFF receive a FREE download copy of Showbiz Producer for production management. A $99 value.

Filmmakers with "special features" program material relating to a submission in one of our regular categories are eligible to enter one featurette in our "Behind the Scenes, Making Of" category at no additional cost. The featurette entered must relate to the title submitted. Write "MAK" on the DVD indicating that a featurette is being submitted with the main entry.
Narrative
Wow, filmmakers have submitted some great films with terrific cast members. Celebrities and dynamic new talent alike are delivering the stories the writers and directors intended with equal skill. This is a strong international category, along with "Documentaries." Filmmakers submitting to the EIFF receive a FREE download copy of Showbiz Producer for production management. A $99 value.
Comedy
The EIFF has screened some wonderful comedies from Australia, Canada and the US. We'd like to see more. Filmmakers submitting to the EIFF receive a FREE download copy of Showbiz Producer for production management. A $99 value.
Best Youth Theme
A special category for films that benefit youth in their rights of passage to becoming healthy and productive adults. Topics ranging from contaminant free playgrounds and healthy food to proper parenting are at home here. "Best Youth Theme" is not necessarily an entertainment experience for children as the “Young Audience” category is. Filmmakers submitting to the EIFF receive a FREE download copy of Showbiz Producer for production management. A $99 value.
Pilots
Pilots for series Internet programs are being sought along with pilots for traditional television programming. This is a high-end category that has proven to be very fresh, entertaining and competitive. New, underexposed pilots are preferred. Filmmakers submitting to the EIFF receive a FREE download copy of Showbiz Producer for production management. A $99 value.
Concept Art
Gifted concept artists have contributed mightily to award winning movies. Armed with pens and markers concept artists bring captivating imagination to life on paper in many filmmaking departments. Filmmakers submitting to the EIFF receive a FREE download copy of Showbiz Producer for production management. A $99 value.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Your interests and objectives are at the forefront. The EIFF has become a major, respected showcase for filmmakers by providing truly unique opportunities for you to network with and learn from key players in the business. Filmmakers are provided with unparalleled opportunities to mix, schmooze, and build lasting relationships with people who do make a difference. Beginning with the complimentary filmmaker opening buffet mixer this is a festival about connecting filmmakers, mentors and audiences.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The EIFF has been recognized in an NPR commentary “…as one of the best in the country,” John Frohnmayer, former Chair of the National Endowment for the Arts.

With over a half-dozen films acquired at the EIFF for distribution the festival has become a market for filmmakers. Other filmmakers have had their careers advanced through one-on-one networking with Hollywood Agents, Producers and workshop headliners.

Moreover, the one-of-its-kind EIFF Screenwriters’ Retreat has become a celebrated experience. It’s the real-deal with an exceptional Hollywood writer, a famed literary agent and a major film distributor. Three days of quality-time, in and out of the classroom with professionals, to write, re-write, pitch and re-pitch your screenplay will energize your career. You could have your screenplay represented by an agent at the end of the Screenwriters’ Retreat.

“…Already one of America’s top Filmfests! And getting better every year…” Roger Corman, Legendary Hollywood Director/Screenwriter/Producer.

ORGANIZERS
Rick Syfert (Art Department)

GENERAL RULES
All selected submissions will be shown at the Eugene International Film Festival, hereafter referred to as the Festival, EIFF or "we."

Films must be submitted by the rights holder(s) or with express written permission of the rights holder(s). Submitters, by submitting, affirm that they have the right to submit their entry to the Festival and that all clearances and licenses have been obtained, including but not limited to, music, locations, on-camera talent and voice talent. The rights holder(s) will hold the EIFF harmless for any claim involving, but not limited to, copyright, trademark, intellectual property, or royalty infringement(s) related to the submitted work(s).

International submissions must be sent "free domicile' to the EIFF office with all shipping costs, duties and taxes prepaid by the shipper. The EIFF cannot handle customs clearances.

We regret that a submission cannot be accepted if:

1. it is received with postage due.
2. the entry fee is not paid in full in US dollars.
3. it is postmarked after its particular postmark deadline has passed.

Multiple submissions are welcome as long as fees are paid per each submission.

Submitting filmmakers agree and certify that the submitted title will not be withdrawn from the EIFF after being chosen as an "Official Selection."

The EIFF is a 501 (c) (3) Nonprofit. We are not able to offer fee waivers. The festival is thankful for the support it receives from all sources.

Upon submission, the rights holder(s) grant the Eugene International Film Festival the right to use clips from the submission and press materials relating to the submission for promotional purposes, and inclusion in the EIFF Filmmaker Roadshow program, unless the filmmaker requests otherwise in writing.

Rights holders for "Official Selections" agree that materials relating to the submitted film(s) may be published in the EIFF program, at the EIFF website, and used in all media selected to promote the screening of the submitted film and the Festival itself.

The EIFF will handle submitted materials with care but cannot be held liable for any damage or loss during shipping, the review/judging process or screening.

Submissions may, at the discretion of the EIFF, be placed into a submission category deemed more appropriate for film showings and award consideration than stated on the submission form.

All filmmakers will be notified by email before or near September 30, 2013 as to whether or not their film has been selected. If email notification is not successful for any reason the EIFF will not be held liable for any damages.

Submitters grant the EIFF permission to duplicate their submitted work, should it become an 'Official Selection,' to another format for festival projection.

Rights holders grant permission to the EIFF at its discretion to retain, or not retain, DVD copies as part of the EIFF library. Rights holders may request that submissions not be held in the EIFF library, and must provide for the cost of returning submitted materials if requested, or alternatively the festival will destroy works submitted if requested.

To qualify as a "Pacific Northwest Filmmaker," the Director or Producer, must currently reside within the state of Oregon or Washington or those immediate portions of states or provinces which directly share a border with Oregon or Washington. The EIFF reserves the right to determine if a submission qualifies under this geographic category, and the decision of the festival is final.

All judging decisions are final and at the discretion of the EIFF its agents and assigns.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I, the rights holder of the work being submitted to the Eugene International Film Festival, herein after referred to as EIFF, and with the legal right to make this submission, have read and agree to all EIFF rules and procedures. I further agree and /or warrant that I have not infringed upon or violated any copyright, trademark, privacy rights, synchronization rights or talent rights and that I have obtained the rights, licenses, or necessary permissions thereto and that I will defend and /or will indemnify the EIFF against any claims and that I will hold the EIFF harmless for any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses related to the submission, screening and promotional use of the submission and that I will limit and liquidate all claims to no more than the cost of the entry fee and I expressly grant the EIFF permission to use, broadcast or publicly display the submission or its sound component for EIFF publicity or nonprofit artistic presentation(s) except as such broadcast or public display may be limited by myself, the rights holder.