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20-Apr-2014 6:22am PDT  

 

East End Film Festival

12 Annual June 13, 2014 to June 25, 2014

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The Brady Arts and Community Centre
192 - 196 Hanbury Street
London E1 5HU
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)20 7364 7917
Fax: +44 (0)20 7364 7901
film@eastendfilmfestival.com
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SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, select a Category of Entry to continue.

East End Short
East End Short; Significant amount of production took place in East London or director lives in East London.

N.B. Submission is free of charge for residents of Tower Hamlets, who should request a fee waiver when submitting. Please quote THR in the reason box. A waiver code is not required, please leave the waiver code box blank.
UK Feature
Features originating from anywhere in the UK.

N.B. Submission is free of charge for residents of Tower Hamlets, who should request a fee waiver when submitting. Please quote THR in the reason box. A waiver code is not required, please leave the waiver code box blank.

International Feature
Feature films originating from outside the UK.
Documentary Feature
Documentary film originating from anywhere in the world. Duration OVER 21 minutes.

N.B. Submission is free of charge for residents of Tower Hamlets, who should request a fee waiver when submitting. Please quote THR in the reason box. A waiver code is not required, please leave the waiver code box blank.
UK Short
Short films originating from anywhere in the UK.

N.B. Submission is free of charge for residents of Tower Hamlets, who should request a fee waiver when submitting. Please quote THR in the reason box. A waiver code is not required, please leave the waiver code box blank.

International Short
Shorts originating from anywhere else in the world outside the UK.
Long Short (UK & International)
drama films of between 21 and 49 minutes

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
One of the UK's largest film festivals, the East End Film Festival is an annual multi-platform festival which presents a rich and diverse programme of international premieres, industry masterclasses, free pop-up screenings and immersive live events. The EEFF’s mission is to discover, support, and exhibit pioneering work by global and local independent filmmakers, and to introduce viewers to innovative and challenging cinematic experiences.



ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The festival began in 2001 as a platform to showcase local filmmakers at local venues, a key priority that remains to this day. Over the following decade the festival has grown into a year round celebration of international film, special events, workshops, outdoor screenings, music, art, poetry and top drawer guests. East End Film Festival 2012 offered an extremely generous and diversified portfolio of films and events sourced from around Europe, Middle East, Asia and beyond yet the festival remains firmly rooted in East London, a veritable miasma of hot new talent and excitement inspired by the diversity and continuing evolution of its ever-changing social profile.

For the up-coming festival in June 2014 we will build upon the unquestioned success of 2013 and produce a stellar event continuing to offer a unique blend of film, arts, music and spoken word.

N.B. Submission is free of charge for residents of Tower Hamlets, who should request a fee waiver when submitting. Please quote THR in the reason box. A waiver code is not required, please leave the waiver code box blank.


ORGANIZERS
Alison Poltock (Director)

GENERAL RULES
East End Film Festival (EEFF) submission guidelines and procedures 2013

The East End Film Festival 2014 will take place in venues and cinemas across East London and aims to showcase cutting edge independent films specifically focusing on those relevant to the communities or the spirit of East London.

Please be sure to read the terms and conditions before submitting your film.

N.B. Submission is free of charge for residents, employees and students of Tower Hamlets. Please see the Submission Fee Waiver section below for further details.

Submission format

Films entered for selection must via Withoutabox online screener or DVD format only. Title, Unique Reference Number/withoutabox number, screening format and running time must be clearly labelled on the DVD. Submitted DVD's will not be returned but may be collected from the EEFF Office during office hours by arrangement. You may also include a SAE with correct postage for the return of your film.

Screening format can be 35mm, 16mm, Blue Ray and DCP.

The EEFF welcomes submissions from all parts of the International filmmaking community but actively encourage the participation of films that fall under the category of East London. To qualify under the East London category you must fit one of the following criteria:

- The producer, director or writer lives, works or studies in East London.
- A significant part of the film's production or post-production took place in East London.
- The film significantly reflects one of the many communities or cultures in East London (this may include UK wide and world cinema), or seeks to promote the rich cultural diversity of East London.

East London, for the purposes of the Festival, is classified as comprising the boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham, Waltham Forest, and Greenwich.

In addition to the above, all submissions must have been completed since January 2013. Feature submissions must not have previously been released in the UK on any format.The EEFF reserve the right to use any material provided to us for marketing purposes. All films in a language other than English must be subtitled or submitted with a script translated into English.

Submission Fee Waiver: Tower Hamlets Residents, Employees and Students

Submission is free of charge for residents, employees and students of the London borough of Tower Hamlets. Please request a fee waiver when submitting online, and quote THR in the reason box. Leave the waiver code box blank, as a waiver code is not required.

To verify your eligibility, proof of your Tower Hamlets address, employment, or place of study is required. Please send a photocopy of one of the following forms of evidence to the East End Film Festival office along on completion of your Withoutabox submission:

- A utility bill (e.g. gas, electricity, water, telephone)
- A bank/building society statement
- A Council tax bill
- A pay slip
- Proof of enrollment on Tower Hamlets full-time course
- Valid College/University student card

NB: Proof must be dated within 6 months of your submission date.

Shipping and postage

DVD submissions should be sent to:
The East End Film Festival Office,
Brady Arts Centre, 192 - 196 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5HU, UK

Please note that all shipping and postage costs to and from the Festival must be borne by the submitting party, including those for the submission package and, if the film is selected, for all prints, tapes and additional materials sent to and returned from EEFF. EEFF will not accept COD shipments and will not absorb any fees incurred in British customs. All charges must be pre-paid. EEFF will not accept submissions if customs and delivery fees have not been paid by the submitting party. To avoid customs fees, please ensure all tapes and/or prints are labelled 'For temporary, cultural purposes only. No commercial value. Non-pornographic.'

Selection of films

Features and shorts will be selected by festival programmers and guest programmers. Eligible submissions are further reviewed and selected under the following criteria:

- Quality of narrative and production values
- Independent nature of the production
- Relevance to overall EEFF Criteria
- Limitations and availability of screening slots
- Availability of film rights for distribution

Festival screenings and scheduling

EEFF is able to screen 35mm, DCP or Blu Ray. EEFF aspires to provide the best quality projection possible but will not be held liable for any failure in the technical quality of the projection. EEFF assumes that the submitting party or filmmaker or print source company has insured for damage and loss of the festival print or tape.

Screenings are scheduled at the discretion of EEFF. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, EEFF reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. EEFF will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.

No film may be withdrawn from the festival programme after its selection, and no film may be screened outside the Festival during the Festival and before its official presentation without the agreement of EEFF.

If you have any questions please email film@eastendfilmfestival.com

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Submission to the Festival implies acceptance of its Rules. EEFF endeavours to complete all selection procedures by 25th April 2014. Notification will be by email. EEFF is able to screen 35mm, DCP, BluRay, and certain high-resolution digital files. Please note that DVD will only be used as a screening format on extremely rare occasions. All hardcopy DVD submissions must be posted to our alternative festival office: The East End Film Festival Office Brady Arts Centre 192 – 196 Hanbury Street London, E1 5HU East End Film Festival prefers online entries submitted via Withoutabox EEFF aspires to provide the best quality projection possible but will not be held liable for any failure in the technical quality of the projection. EEFF assumes that the submitting party or filmmaker or print source company has insured for damage and loss of the festival print or tape. Screenings are scheduled at the discretion of EEFF. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, EEFF reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. EEFF will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. No film may be withdrawn from the festival programme after its selection, and no film may be screened outside the Festival during the Festival and before its official presentation without the agreement of EEFF.