OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.
|For films over 30 minutes in any genre (inc. narrative, documentary, animations, experimental etc).
|For films that are under 30 minutes (not any longer than 29:59) in any genre (inc. narrative, documentary, animations, experimental, music video etc).
|For films of any length in any genre that was made by a student Director or Producer (Note: must send photocopy of current student ID with your entry. If you are no longer a student, please use standard short film entry. Thank you.)
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Sydney Underground Film Festival is dedicated to nurturing an alternative film culture through the promotion of independent and experimental films. The festival seeks to support filmmakers who operate outside established film industry infrastructures, by providing a platform for exhibition, exposure and critical discussion.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Entries are now open for the 10th annual Sydney Underground Film Festival, which will take place from Thursday 15th till Sunday 18th September 2016 at the THE FACTORY THEATRE in Sydney, Australia.
The festival programs quality indie / experimental / arthouse films from Australia and around the world and is organised by a committed group of filmmakers / artists / film teachers and film lovers, who understand the need for a sustainable and thriving alternative film culture.
Each year, the Sydney Underground Film Festival screens approximately 100 films, including 30 features. We look forward to programming as many films as possible again this year - our 10th birthday!
All the screenings take place in the one location and a real festival vibe is sought-after when we organise SUFF. We encourage patrons to hang around during films and enjoy and experience a number of films, sessions and masterclasses.
Since the festival started in 2007, we have always given filmmakers, who have been rejected from another film festival, a $5 (AUD) discount! You just have to include a rejection letter that you have received from a film festival with your entry (emailed to email@example.com is fine.)
Katherine Berger (Producer); Stefan Popescu (Director)
Please read the following carefully:
• To receive the "REJECTION LETTER" discounted fee - you must send with your entry a rejection letter that you received from a film festival (limit one).
• Secure online screener is the preferred method of submission, however, if you wish to send a physical submission, please ensure the disc or flash drive/USB drive is in working order and labelled with your FILM TITLE and WAB TRACKING NUMBER.
• Please make sure to indicate "For cultural purposes only, no commercial value" on the shipping / postal declaration.
• Please DO NOT send extra promo material with your entry! This is only necessary if you are selected.
• Works-in-progress are considered only if the completed film will reach the fest by May 27, 2016.
• Films do not have to be in subtitled or dubbed if not essential to comprehension of film.
• Entrants will be notified around the 8th August 2016 of selection results.
• If selected, your exhibition copy is required by Aug 26, 2016. (Exhibition requirements will be sent with acceptance letters.)
• All shipping and handling costs to and from the festival office will be covered by the entrant.
• It's the participant's responsibility to make sure the rights to their films are cleared for the festival. The festival will not be held liable for any issues or lawsuits regarding any films that are entered into the festival.
• Fees will not be reimbursed if not selected for the festival.
• The festival will take due care of all entrants / participants materials but the festival will not be responsible for any loss and / or damage to materials while they are in possession of the festival.
• If you are accepted into the 2016 festival there may be an opportunity to have your film included on a SUFF Best Of compilation DVD for sale or promotional purposes.
• If you are accepted into the 2016 festival there may be an opportunity to have your film screened at other festival related screenings throughout that year, of which you will be notified.
• By entering this festival you are agree to having a 30 second excerpt of your film used for festival promotional purposes only (including web, cinema, TV, DVD) - unless you advise otherwise. Thank you.
All physical entries to be mailed to:
Sydney Underground Film Festival
PO Box 202, Summer Hill
NSW 2130 Australia
Any questions or for further info, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
• If my film is selected, i will ensure that my exhibition copy will reach the festival office by August 26, 2016. I understand that all shipping and handling costs to and from the festival office will be covered by me.
• I agree that it is my responsibility to make sure the rights to my film is cleared for the festival. I agree that the festival will not be held liable for any issues or lawsuits regarding any films that are entered into the festival.
• I agree that all fees associated with entering the festival will not be reimbursed if i am not selected for the festival.
* I agree to the festival keeping all submission material for my film entry.
* I agree that the festival will take due care of all entrants / participants materials but the festival will not be responsible for any loss and / or damage to materials while they are in possession of the festival.
* I agree that by entering this festival i agree to having a 30 second excerpt of my film used for festival promotional purposes only (including web, cinema, TV, DVD).