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19-Apr-2014 7:34am PDT  

 

Texas Black Film Festival

7 Annual February 19, 2014 to February 22, 2014

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Texas Black Film Festival
501 Elm Street, Suite 385
Dallas TX 75202
USA
Phone: 214-752-7797
Fax: 214-752-7798
info@texasblackfilmfestival.com
http://www.texasblackfilmfestiva...

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Shorts/ TV Pilots
Short films and TV Pilots are meant to be entertaining and/ or thought provoking. The running time is less than 30 minutes. Drama, comedy, action or reality are welcome. No excessive violence or profanity.
Features
Feature films are meant to be entertaining to a wide audience and suitable for commercial theatrical release. The running time should be more than 60 minutes and less than ninety minutes. There may be a theatrical distributor at your screening.

Feature length Animation films and Documentaries must be submitted to this FEATURES category.
Short Documentaries
Documentaries selections are given preference if they are entertaining or educational. TBFF prefers selections that have relevance to the African American experience. Therefore, biographies, exposés and historical works are highly sought for selection.
Short Animation
Animated films should be of the family entertainment genre.
Documentary Feature
The Documentary Feature category for the Texas Black Film Festival is intended to promote thought provoking presentations of recent issues relevant to the African-American experience or historical significance. Biographies, exposés and historical works are actively sought. Due to screening schedules, preference is given to films with a total running time edit of 90 minutes or less.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The mission of the Texas Black Film Festival is to: provide film makers with: (1) an opportunity to view the vast film industry resources waiting to be utilized here in the state of Texas; (2) an opportunity to display works that express the African-American experience in a positive manner; (3) networking with industry professionals; and (4) opportunities to sharpen those film production and marketing skills through workshops.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Texas Black Film Festival (TBFF) will provide four (4) days of entertainment and workshops celebrating the African-American experience through various film formats. Short films, features, music videos, animation and documentaries from film makers around the world will be screened at Studio Movie Grill's newest Dallas location (Northwest Highway and I-35N) from February 19th through February 22nd 2014.

The workshops for film makers will include recent developments in new products, techniques and methods of distribution. Winners and all participants can expect a positive and learning experience from the festival.


ORGANIZERS
David Small (Creative Director) ; David Small (Festival Registrar) ; Lindell Singleton (Creative Director) ; Trina Terrell (Festival Publicist)

GENERAL RULES
GENERAL RULES

Films from around the world are welcome at the Texas Black Film Festival. However, all films that are produced in whole or in part in the great state of Texas are considered Texas films and are eligible for special recognition and award. For consideration as a Texas film, ON YOUR WITHOUTABOX COVER LETTER, you must indicate whether your film was shot or edited in Texas, and if so, what location and/ or facility.

Premiere status is taken into consideration for every submission. Dallas Premieres are preferred but not required except for the Features category, where it is a requirement.

DVDs, and VCDs will be accepted for preview screening and judging.

More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and entry fee.

If your film is selected, you will be asked to provide: headshot and filmography of director, B&W and/or color stills from the film, press materials, video trailer (if available).

Preview cassettes and DVDs must be labeled with the title, running time, and contact information on face and spine of tape. When submitting film, include the WAB tracking ID# on package and on disc.

Please do not send originals. If your film is not selected, it will be returned only if you include a postage pre-paid return mailer with your submission.

All film entries selected for the festival grant Texas Black Film Festival the rights to use footage, stills, titles and information from the film, as well as biographical materials on the writer, director, actors and producer(s) for any TBFF promotional and screening purposes.

All filmmakers will be notified no later than January 26, 2014 if their film is selected.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Applicants hereby agree, warrant and represent that the materials submitted do not infringe the copyrights or any other rights of any person or entity and holds Texas Black Film Festival, (TBFF), its agents, sponsors, representatives, directors, employees, volunteers and associates harmless from any action caused by the submission, selection and screening of the material submitted by applicant. Applicant grants an irrevocable and perpetual license to Texas Black Film Festival to use excerpts from the submitted film and accompanying press materials in all manners associated with the promotion of TBFF, including but not limited to screening, promotion and advertising for TBFF. Applicant further warrants and represents that the applicant has full authority to submit said materials.