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16-Apr-2014 6:06pm PDT  

 

ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth

13 Annual April 06, 2014 to April 12, 2014

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1471 Birmingham Street
Halifax NS B3J 2J4
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Phone: 902-334-1420
mark@atlanticfilm.com
http://www.atlanticfilm.com/fest...

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Animation
Animation submissions may be of any length, genre, and from any part of the world, but must be appropriate for an audience under the age of 19.
Live Action
Live Action submissions may be of any length, genre, and from any part of the world, but must be appropriate for an audience under the age of 19.
Documentary
Documentary submissions may be of any length, genre, and from any part of the world, but must be appropriate for an audience under the age of 19.
Youth-Made
Youth-made submissions may be of any length, genre, and from any part of the world. To be eligible for this category, the filmmaker must be 18 years of age or younger.
French Language Films
French language film submissions may be of any length, genre, and from any part of the world, but must be appropriate for an audience under the age of 19. All French language films must be subtitled in English for selection but will be presented in their original exhibition version during the Festival.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Named after the optical window of a camera, ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth is a week long film festival for young people and their families. The festival offers daytime screenings and workshops for school groups, as well as evening and weekend activities that showcase youth-made films. ViewFinders celebrates the best in regional, national and international films for youth, tackling issues from multiculturalism and community to sustainability and creativity. Throughout its activities, the Festival opens doors for anyone looking to watch great films, meet and learn from industry professionals, and to experience the wonderful world of moviemaking through hands-on media workshops.

But really, ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth is more than that. Beyond the main event, held each spring, the ViewFinders team is hard at work to bring a whole series of year-round activities and programs to young people across the Atlantic provinces, including:

-Filmmaking Competitions for Youth
-School Tours
-Film Productions & Mentorship Programs


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
ViewFinders is a presentation of the Atlantic Film Festival. The Atlantic Film Festival runs every September and has enjoyed a successful 33-year history.

ViewFinders has its roots in the Atlantic Film Festival's children's program ScreenScene: Film & Television for Young People, that ran from 1993 to 1998. At its inception, ScreenScene was the first and only competitive showcase for children's film in English Canada, but was put on hold due to logistical issues within the academic calendar. In its first year in 2002, ViewFinders was a new and improved festival for youth that better aligned with school schedules and other youth film festivals in Canada.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Youth Jury - Selected youth are trained to judge submitted films and choose the ViewFinders award winners.

ViewFinders Film and Green Screen Challenges - Youth-made movies. Our big screen. Their premiere!

Master Classes - Successful applicants spend a weekend creating a professional level project.

School Tours - ViewFinders travels to select communities in Atlantic Canada to deliver a special pre-packaged one-day festival of films and workshops to schools and theatres.

Plus... numerous other workshops where students can get behind-the-scenes looks and hands-on experience.


ORGANIZERS
Mark Flindall (Programming Manager)

GENERAL RULES
1. Entries must include completed entry, preview DVD/Bluray/SOS, digital high res film stills, full credit list and any other relevant support material.

2. The entry fee can be paid by cheque or money order payable to the Atlantic Film Festival and submitted with your mailed entry (or payable online through Withoutabox).

3. Only Region 0 and 1 DVDs and Blurays (or Secure Online Screeners) will be accepted for preview.

4. Works submitted in languages other than English must be subtitled in English.

5. Please submit separate entries for each individual film submitted through Withoutabox.

6. Submissions may be Fiction, Documentary, Animation or Experimental of any length, but must be appropriate for an audience under the age of 19. We accept Youth-Made films.

7. ViewFinders also has an Atlantic Canadian youth-produced competitive component of the Festival – ViewFinders Movie Challenge and Animation Challenge. For more information on entering this contest, please go to www.atlanticfilm.com/festivals/viewfinders

8. If selected for ViewFinders, exhibition prints may be presented in DCP, or Bluray (all shorts will be compiled from digital files) We cannot screen PAL formats.

9. You will be notified of the selection committee’s final decision by Friday, March 7, 2014.

10. If you would like your preview disc sent back after the selection process, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope (for submissions from outside Canada, please use international postal coupons).

11. If you are sending work from outside Canada, please indicate on the outside of the package: FOR FESTIVAL PREVIEW ONLY, NO COMMERCIAL VALUE or you may be required to pay customs duties.

12. All shipping costs to Halifax for accepted exhibition copies must be paid by the participant. The Festival will pay shipping costs for their return back to the participant after the Festival.

13. The Festival will make every effort to ensure the safe keeping of all productions submitted for competition which are in its care or control. However, the Applicant in applying to the Festival agrees to release the Festival, its Officers, Directors and other representatives, from any and all claims arising in any way from the submission of materials by or on behalf of the Applicant, whether on film, video or otherwise to the Festival.

14. The Festival retains the power to decide on all matters not specifically dealt with in these regulations. No application will be accepted unless signed.

15. Notice of participation implies recognition of these regulations. In any dispute, the decisions of the Festival will be final.

16. ViewFinders is a competitive event. For information on awards, please visit the website: www.atlanticfilm.com/festivals/viewfinders

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. Applicant in applying to the Festival agrees to release the Festival, its Officers, Directors and other representatives, from any and all claims arising in any way from the submission of materials by or on behalf of the Applicant, whether on film, video or otherwise to the Festival. 2. The Festival retains the power to decide on all matters not specifically dealt with in these regulations. No application will be accepted unless signed. 3. Notice of participation implies recognition of these regulations. Decisions of the Festival will be final. 4. ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. 5. 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. 6. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless ViewFinders: Atlantic Film Festival for Youth 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.