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23-Apr-2014 10:49pm PDT  

 

Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival

26 Annual September 13, 2014 to September 22, 2014

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40 Larch Street
Suite 103
Sudbury ON P3E 5M7
Canada
Phone: 705-688-1234
Fax: 705-688-1351
cinefest@cinefest.com
http://www.cinefest.com

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

Features
Feature-length narrative films.
Shorts
All short films should be submitted in this category (ie. short fiction, animation, short documentary)
Animation
Feature-length animated films. (short animation films should be submitted to Shorts category)
Documentary
Feature-length documentary films. (short documentary films should be submitted to Shorts category)
Mid-length
Mid-length narrative films. (mid-length animation films should be submitted to Animation category/mid-length documentary films should be submitted to Documentary category)

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival is incorporated in Canada as a non profit charitable organization, guided by an 11 member volunteer Board of Directors, whose mandate is to organize and promote an annual festival of highly acclaimed Canadian and world films, as well as encourage film culture, education, and production in Northern Ontario.

Cinéfest Sudbury continues to fulfill the following objectives as part of its original mandate:

a) To organize, promote and carry out an annual festival of nationally and internationally significant films, associated with educational and informative seminars and lectures for the enhancement of the cultural and artistic life in the City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario;

b) To promote and assist in the distribution of Canadian and international films throughout Northern Ontario to enhance the cultural and artistic life of northern communities;

c) To encourage filmmaking in Northern Ontario through efforts generated by the film festival.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival was established in 1989 and despite some early skepticism, Sudburians quickly proved that a mining-oriented community could be receptive to repertory film culture as cinema-buffs crowded theatres during the inaugural three-day event. Each year since the Festival has continued to mature and expand. By 1993, Cinéfest Sudbury evolved into a full-service film organization, with the Festival growing to include upwards of 60 films over 5 days. Currently screening approximately 135 films, including full-length features, shorts, documentaries and animation, Cinéfest Sudbury provides cinephiles with first-class film works and industry discourse each September.

Cinéfest Sudbury has a long history of promoting Canadian cinema and supporting our domestic industry. One of the organization’s most ambitious projects was the establishment of the Northern Film Circuit (NFC) in 1992. An attempt to build audiences in Northern Ontario for Canadian and international film, the NFC began with only four members. The NFC was eventually used as a model for The Film Circuit, which was developed in partnership with the Toronto Film Festival Group and now operates in over 110 communities. Still a partner of the Festival, Film Circuit groups flock to Cinéfest each year to preview the best in Canadian and international films.

Constantly working to bring knowledge to the North, Cinefest introduced Industry Forum to the Festival’s framework in 2003, an initiative that has since provided emerging and mid-career film artists with access to key film representatives, and invited partnerships between the Festival, industry and educational institutions. Since the introduction of Industry Forum, Cinefest has established itself as a focal point for independent filmmakers, and programmers. While the Festival has a long history of presenting and supporting films that represent the output of Canada’s independent film artists, Cinefest Sudbury has also over the years extended significant support to its regional film artists. Through programs such as Northern Connections (introduced in 2003), a program which highlights the best and brightest of our regional film talent, and the CTV Best in Shorts Competition, which has awarded over $100,000 in cash prizes to up-and-coming regional film talent since it was established in 2001, the Festival has served as a place for regional artists to have their work seen and celebrated.

In 2010, Cinéfest Sudbury introduced The Cinema Summit, a four-day presentation, exchange and development series, devoted to the celebration, promotion and advancement of Canada’s new and emerging filmmaking talent. Aside from expanding the number of film screenings attended by talent associated with selected films, Cinema Summit featured additional panel discussions, master classes and lectures with specific topics of focus, and introduced attendees to experts in the film and media arts industries. Cinema Summit represents Cinéfest’s next efforts to inspire audiences, talent, students and industry.

In 2012, Cinefest Sudbury introduced The Northern Film Network (NFN), an online portal of films accessible to film buyers, programmers and NFN subscribers. Filmmakers submitting to Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival who also opt in to the NFN will have their film included in a searchable data base for approximately 1 year.

ORGANIZERS
Chris Gagnon (Programming and Services Officer) ; Chris Gagnon (Visitor Services Officer) ; Patrick O'Hearn (Managing Director) ; Violet Budic (Administrative Assistant) ; Violet Budic (Administrative Assistant)

GENERAL RULES
SUBMISSION FORMATS: For programming consideration, Cinéfest Sudbury accepts DVD (Region 0 or 1) or BluRay (Region 0 or 1). Submission material will returned only if sender includes a self-addressed stamped envelope. Your DVD or BluRay must be labeled with the title, running time, WAB entry number, format and return address.

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION:

1. Films are selected on the basis of achievement in form and content

2. The Festival presentation formats are DCP (jpeg2000mxf) or HDCam only.

3. All films must be made available to screen by September 1st, 2014.

4. Films must be in original language with English subtitles (if necessary).

5. Available press materials must be shipped to Cinéfest Sudbury upon notification of selection.

6. Upon selection, the entrant grants permission for the use of all publicity materials (including preview discs) to be used for promotional purposes.

7. If the film was shot in part or in whole in Northern Ontario, and/or if a member of the cast and/or crew resides or is from Northern Ontario, please also provide information relating to the location and duration of the shoot, and/or the name of the person residing in or from Northern Ontario, as well as their role within the production.

8. By using this service (Withoutabox's submission portal) and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions, you are also granting Cinefest permission to consider, and if accepted, upload your film work to the Northern Film Network, an online and searchable database of films accessible by distributors, film buyers, programmers and Northern Film Network subscribers. If you do not wish to have your film considered for uploading to this service, please contact Cinefest at cinefest@cinefest.com or by phone at 705-688-1234.

SCHEDULING: Upon acceptance into the Festival, the scheduling of screening dates, times and locations is the sole responsibility of Cinéfest Sudbury.

PRINT LIABILITY: In the instance of a lost or damaged print, Cinéfest Sudbury will compensate only for the cost of striking a new print or replacing a damaged reel. Cinéfest Sudbury assumes responsibility for the print from the time of delivery to the time at which a print is rendered to a shipping agent.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

SUBMISSION FORMATS: For programming consideration, Cinéfest Sudbury accepts DVD (Region 0 or 1) or BluRay (Region 0 or 1). Submission material will returned only if sender includes a self-addressed stamped envelope. Your DVD or BluRay must be labeled with the title, running time, WAB entry number, format and return address. ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION: 1. Films are selected on the basis of achievement in form and content 2. The Festival presentation formats are DCP (jpeg2000mxf) or HDCam only. 3. All films must be made available to screen by September 1st, 2014. 4. Films must be in original language with English subtitles (if necessary). 5. Available press materials must be shipped to Cinéfest Sudbury upon notification of selection. 6. Upon selection, the entrant grants permission for the use of all publicity materials (including preview discs) to be used for promotional purposes. 7. If the film was shot in part or in whole in Northern Ontario, and/or if a member of the cast and/or crew resides or is from Northern Ontario, please also provide information relating to the location and duration of the shoot, and/or the name of the person residing in or from Northern Ontario, as well as their role within the production. 8. By using this service (Withoutabox's submission portal) and agreeing to the Terms and Conditions, you are also granting Cinefest permission to consider, and if accepted, upload your film work to the Northern Film Network, an online and searchable database of films accessible by distributors, film buyers, programmers and Northern Film Network subscribers. If you do not wish to have your film considered for uploading to this service, please contact Cinefest at cinefest@cinefest.com or by phone at 705-688-1234. SCHEDULING: Upon acceptance into the Festival, the scheduling of screening dates, times and locations is the sole responsibility of Cinéfest Sudbury. PRINT LIABILITY: In the instance of a lost or damaged print, Cinéfest Sudbury will compensate only for the cost of striking a new print. Cinéfest Sudbury assumes responsibility for the print from the time of delivery to the time at which a print is rendered to a shipping agent. RELEASE: Cinéfest Sudbury 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 Cinéfest Sudbury 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.