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29-Mar-2015 6:46am PDT  

 

Landlocked Film Festival

9 Annual August 14, 2015 to August 16, 2015

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P.O. Box 2748
Iowa City IA 52244-2748
USA
Phone: 319-855-1501
entries@landlockedfilmfestival.org
http://www.landlockedfilmfestiva...

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Narrative feature
We accept films with wide-ranging topics in diverse genres. We are looking for films with strong story arcs and excellence in their categories, whether that category is comedy, drama, action, horror, science fiction, romance, family-oriented, or other genre.
Narrative short
We accept films with wide-ranging topics in diverse genres. We are looking for films with strong story arcs and excellence in their categories, whether that category is comedy, drama, action, horror, science fiction, romance, family-oriented, or other genre, including experimental
Documentary feature
Documentary means a document of something. The festival is open to a broad interpretation of that definition. It can be experimental, or straight-forward, or anything in between.
Documentary short
Documentary means a document of something. The festival is open to a broad interpretation of that definition. It can be experimental, or straight-forward, or anything in between.
Student film/video
A student may enter in any of the other categories but, if making that choice, may be competing against professional independent filmmakers. The student category is open to students only and the format can be any genre but should remain under 31 minutes in length. Proof of current student status must be provided.
Animation
Animated films/videos may be any type of animation, and any topic - narrative, documentary, experimental, etc. They should not exceed 30 minutes in length. Full-length animated movies should be submitted in the category of Narrative Feature.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Landlocked Film Festival was created to support independent filmmaking by bringing the best of independent world cinema to the American heartland, by providing workshops led by experts in their fields, by fostering a dialogue between audiences and filmmakers, and by providing film artists the opportunity to network with their peers.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
A competitive festival that will celebrate its ninth birthday in August 2015, Landlocked presents independent movies from around the world. Thousands of audience members gather in Iowa City’s historic downtown to watch diverse films from from around the world, Hollywood productions, and a showcase of local talent. Short films, animation, documentaries, and feature films ensure that there is something for everyone at Landlocked.

The eighth annual Landlocked Film Festival will take place in Iowa City from August 14 to 16, 2015. Iowa City is the perfect venue for a film fest, with its compact downtown location, its friendly and relaxed vibe, its boutique hotels and diverse restaurants, and its cultural standing as the home of the world-renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop and one of only eleven cities worldwide designated as a UNESCO City of Literature.

ORGANIZERS
Birgit Coffman (Hospitality Director) ; Mary Blackwood (President)

GENERAL RULES
Eligibility

Submissions may be shot in any film format or any video format.

Only one title may be submitted per entry fee.

Films, videos or script must have been completed on or after January 1, 2013.

Students must include a photocopy of current student ID with entry. Students are not required to submit in the student category - you have the choice of entering in any appropriate category.

Submission

If the film or filmmakers have a connection to Iowa please indicate this in the cover letter.

Film or video entries must be submitted via online video link AND via DVDs (region 1 or 0 strongly preferred). Submissions without online video link will not be considered without written exception from the festival.. Please submit 2 DVDs to mailing address listed.

Films and videos in all languages are welcomed to the competition, but if the language is not English, then English subtitles must be used.

Mark the DVDs with the Withoutabox (WAB) number, the title of the film/video, running time, submitter's name, contact information and category.

Where to send DVDs

If you are using U.S. mail:

Landlocked Film Festival
P.O. Box 2748
Iowa City, IA 52244-2748
U.S.A.

If you are using a courier service such as FedEx, UPS, etc.:

Landlocked Film Festival
c/o Englert Theatre
221 1/2 East Washington Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
U.S.A.
[Phone: (319) 688-2653]


All DVDs will become the property of Landlocked Film Festival and will not be returned.

Landlocked Film Festival is not responsible for submissions which arrive in damaged condition.

Program Selections

Films and scripts will be selected for the festival program and entrants will be notified on or around July 1, 2015.

Promotional Use

Participants agree that all materials related to their film may be published in the Festival Program, Web page and all other promotional materials or property and in all media. Posters and images of the film may be used independently as well as in combination with images from other films to promote the film and Landlocked Film Festival.

Clearances

It is the responsibility of the filmmakers to be sure they have proper clearances, as needed, for copyrighted material appearing in their entries. The filmmakers remain entirely liable for any claims that may occur in result of screening the entries.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Participants agree that all materials related to their film, if accepted, may be published in the Festival Program, Web page and all other promotional materials or property and in all media. Posters and images of the film may be used independently as well as in combination with images from other films to promote the film and Landlocked Film Festival. It is the responsibility of the filmmakers to be sure they have proper clearances, as needed, for copyrighted material appearing in their entries. The filmmakers remain entirely liable for any claims that may occur in result of screening the entries. 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.