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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Lone Star Film Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that exists to cultivate an appreciation and understanding of the moving image as an art form and to showcase the City of Fort Worth to the world.
The Society accomplishes this mission through year-round presentation, education, and community collaboration. This includes an international film festival that is the leading event of its kind in North Texas.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Lone Star Film Festival (LSFF) is a presentation of the Lone Star Film Society. Picked by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the top 25 film festivals in its 2013 list of "Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee," the festival seeks to uncover and platform emerging films, talent, trends, production methods and distribution models that will shape the future of film. The LSFF supports and accelerates new paradigms of alternative distribution by creating a forum for ground-breaking talent and thought leaders to experiment with and share ideas about the changing landscape of the film industry.
The LSFF Feature Film Competition Program focuses on new works from emerging talents made with modest budgets. Feature films and filmmakers accepted into the program will receive one-on-one mentorship from leaders in the fields of distribution and marketing. In 2011, mentors included Ted Hope, Jon Reiss, Joshua Green, Basil Tsiokos and Orly Ravid. Winning feature filmmakers receive cash prizes as well as further mentorship and support for their projects.
In order to be eligible for the Narrative Feature Competition films must be the first or second feature effort of the director, never have screened before in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas or Louisiana and have been made for a total budget of no more than $500,000. Eligibility for the Documentary Feature Competition is the same.
Since its inception in 2007, the LSFF has welcomed guests such as Billy Bob Thornton, John Hawkes, Jeff Bridges, Robert Duvall, Albert S. Ruddy, T Bone Burnett, Willie Nelson, Martin Sheen, Robert Rodriguez, Melonie Diaz, Ron White, Elizabeth Avellan, Lyle Lovett, Louis Black, Billy Joe Shaver and John Lee Hancock. In past festivals, LSFF provided North Texas audiences with their first opportunity to see films such as THE ARTIST, THE DESCENDANTS, THE TURIN HORSE, ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA, SHAME, BULLY, UNDEFEATED, JAYNE MANSFIELD'S CAR, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, HYDE PARK ON HUDSON, QUARTET, A ROYAL AFFAIR, IT'S A DISASTER, LEVIATHAN, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, NEBRASKA, PHILOMENA, THE BOOK THIEF and many more.
Alec Jhangiani (Director )
; Kelly Williams (Director of Programming)
; Ramtin Nikzad
; William Grella (Senior Programmer)
SUBMISSION RULES for Lone Star Film Festival (Fort Worth, Texas - November, 2014)
Lone Star Film Festival accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of entries during shipment to or from Lone Star Film Festival.
1. Entries must be postmarked no later than August 30, 2014.
2. In order to be eligible for the Narrative or Documentary Feature Competition, films must be the first or second feature effort of the director, never have screened before in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas or Louisiana.
3. Entrants must submit a DVD viewing copy for consideration if they are not submitting via secure online screener.
4. Entry forms and payment will not be processed without an accompanying DVD or attached secure online screener.
5. All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles or be dubbed in English (unless special arrangements have been made with festival).
6. Please attach WAB four-digit number when submitting with DVD.
7. For publications purposes, if your film/video is selected for screening entrants must be prepared to supply at least three electronic images (publicity stills) either in jpeg or PDF format, 300 dpi. NOTE: Only electronic images will be accepted for the official festival catalog-program. We also encourage submitting as much publicity material that is available and a complete credit list. These additional materials cannot be returned. Any materials that entrants wish to be seen by the programming committee should be submitted in duplicate with this application.
8. Exceptions to the festival regulations must be authorized by one of the Festival Directors.
The cost of shipping an entry to the festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or C.O.D. shipment will not be accepted. All international entries must be sent "free domicile" to the Festival office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Any brokerage fees charged to the Lone Star International Film Festival will be billed back to the shipper. Be sure to include all the proper customs documentation required by the shipping company.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Lone Star Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
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.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Lone Star Film Festival 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.