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15-Apr-2014 9:40pm PDT  

 

COMMFFEST (Global) Community Film Festival

9 Annual September 11, 2014 to September 20, 2014

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110 The Esplanade #323
Toronto ON M5E 1X9
Canada
Phone: 416-362-5570
sandie323@gmail.com
http://www.commffest.com

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

ALL GENRES
Category 1- All genres - Social and Cultural issues and
cinema verite
Cinéma vérité is a style of documentary filmmaking, combining naturalistic techniques with stylized cinematic devices of editing and camerawork, staged set-ups, and the use of the camera to provoke subjects.

Films can be on any topic and genre.
This is a new category in addition to the general ALL GENRE category
student films
STUDENT SHORTS
childrens films
interfaith theme films
5 minute films -all genres and topics
for our online film festival of short films 5 minutes or less in any genre and category

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Established in 2005 COMMFFEST (GLOBAL) COMMUNITY FILM FESTIVAL , is a film festival that combines public exhibits with forums for individuals and communities to engage in a dialogue of social issues and cultural exchange through the powerful language of film in all genres.

COMMFFEST showcases a wide variety of local, national, and international films. Its main objective is to bring global communities together to increase awareness and understanding that we are more alike than not. Each film represents a voice to share experiences, educate others on their struggles, and discover common bonds of solidarity.

COMMFFEST aims to present a broad and diverse overview of films representing current affairs and relevant issues that affect our communities, providing an opportunity for filmmakers to express themselves freely and connect with audiences on a more personal level. The collective mix of audience, film, and filmmakers creates a dynamic atmosphere to provoke thought and stimulate further understanding and exploration of ideas, attitudes, and emotions that can foster change starting in the communities in which we live.


"At this stage of history either one of two things is possible. Either the general population will take control of its own destiny and will concern itself with community interests, guided by values of solidarity, sympathy and concern for others, or alternatively there will be no destiny for anyone to control."
- Noam Chomsky


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
COMMFFEST Community Film Festival is a registered charitable organization, combining exhibits with forums for communities to engage in a dialogue of social issues and cultural exchange through the powerful language of film in all genres.

COMMFFEST leverages the power of great films and filmmaking to promote exciting dialogues about global social issues. As a unique platform for filmmakers of all ages and experience levels, COMMFFEST brings together medical professionals, governmental representatives, visionary filmmakers and engages them with local and global communities to motivate positive change.

Commffest showcases a wide variety of local, national, and international films. It‘s main objective is to bring communities together in a global cultural exchange under one venue to share in their differences and similarities educating them in their struggles and finding their common bonds. . More than simply a film festival, COMMFFEST is a mechanism through which art and stories truly can make a difference.

The Festival fosters and supports more community interaction through workshops, for both youth and adults. Consequently these films are then showcased in the festival.

The screenings are held at the Rainbow cinema in the St. Lawrence Market area. The oldest city in Toronto, between Jarvis St. and Church on Front St. Our secondary location Commffest Malvern is held in the state of art Malvern Public Library in Scarborough 30 Sewells Rd and is a free event.

Each year the festival gives awards and certificates to filmmakers whose work demonstrates it makes a difference called The COMMFFEST "Making a Difference Award" or MADA Awards.

ORGANIZERS
norman hart (Festival Registrar) ; sandie de Freitas (Festival Registrar) ; sandie de Freitas (Festival Registrar) ; sandie de Freitas (Festival Registrar) ; sandie de Freitas (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES
FILMS OF ANY GENRES THAT PERTAIN TO CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY ISSUES ARE ACCEPTED FOR SUBMISSION.

All submissions are required to release the information of previous screenings.

FOR LOCAL FILMMAKERS:
Are expected to promote their films and attend their screenings

To be eligible for awards:
All local filmmakers are expected to promote their films and attend their screenings.
Films can not be screened during the same time frame as another festival within that area.

ALL FILMMAKERS SHOULD PROMOTE THEIR FILM TO FRIENDS, SPECIAL CONTACTS LISTS OR EMAILS TO ENSURE A HIGHER TURN OUT.
Festival submissions DVDs or online screeners
DVDs must be formatted in MPEG-2 video for Region 1/North America or Region 0/ “no region, i.e., that the DVD is authored as a video DVD and is not burned as a data disk containing Quicktime or other similar file formats. DVDs must be labeled with the following:
o Title
o Production Company
o Company Address
o Telephone Number
o Director’s Name
o Length in Minutes
o Withoutabox Tracking Number
Please test your DVDs thoroughly before sending. Please avoid excessive packaging and the inclusion of any materials other than what are specified.
ONLY ONLINE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED! ALL OTHER METHODS OF PAYMENT MAY DELAY THE PROCESSING OF YOUR SUBMISSION!

WE DO NOT WAIVE ENTRY FEES.


***IMPORTANT!***
For submissions sent by UPS and FedEx, please be sure to include "Entry Code: #00804" on the shipping label to ensure your package is successfully delivered. Please be sure to put "No commercial value" and indicate its value under $20.00, on the submission package. The Festival will not assume responsibility for, nor will it accept, shipments incurring expenses for terminal charges, duties, taxes or customs brokerage. Clearly indicate on all waybills that transportation and customs charges be billed to the sender.
Thank you.

Sandie de Freitas
COMMFFEST Community Film Festival
110 The Esplanade, #323
Entry Code: #00804
Toronto, ON m5e 1x9
CANADA
(416) 362-5570

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

COMMFFEST COMMUNITY 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 COMMFFEST COMMUNITY 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.