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Festivus Film Festival

6 Annual February 20, 2013 to February 24, 2013

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236 S. Logan St.
Unit 306
Denver CO 80209
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Phone: 888-466-0780
Fax: 303-617-8934
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Narrative Feature
All narrative films over 50 minutes in length are invited to submit. Our programming includes a broad variety of themes.
Narrative Short
All narrative films between 12 and 50 minutes in length are invited to submit. Our programming includes a broad variety of themes.
Documentary Feature
All documentary films over 50 minutes in length are invited to submit. Our programming includes a broad variety of themes.
Documentary Short
All documentary films between 12 and 50 minutes in length are invited to submit. Our programming includes a broad variety of themes.
Experimental
All experimental films are invited to submit. To be eligible for this category, films may not be more than 50 minutes in length.
Animation
All animated films are invited to submit. To be eligible for this category, films may not be more than 50 minutes in length.
Music Video
Music videos of any genre are invited to submit.
Short Short
Shorts of any form or genre are invited to submit, with the exception of animation, music videos, and experimental films which should be submitted into their own self-titled categories. To be eligible for the short short category, films must be less than 12 minutes in length.
Student Showcase
Our Student Showcase category is just as it sounds; a student-only submission category that allows us to highlight the next generation of filmmakers. Participants in this category MUST be able to prove their current enrollment in an accredited educational institute.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
REAL indie flicks for REAL indie fans!

FESTIVUS Film Festival was created to support and encourage independent film and filmmakers. We strive to provide the best possible platform for filmmakers to present your work to the public. Add to that: healthy screening attendance, plenty of networking opportunities, and parties you will tell your children about. This is the film festival event that you do not want to miss.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Festivus Film Festival is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting high-quality indie films to our awesome Denver audience.

Our organization began in 2007 as a response to what we saw as a independent film vacuum in Denver. Our humble, yet promising Festivus Film Festival 2008 was our first attempt to fill that vacuum. After rave reviews we decided we were on to something. Fast forward to the present, and we’re now in the planning stages of Festivus Film Festival 2013, our 6 year anniversary! After being named one of the 20 Coolest Film Festivals in the US by Moviemaker Magazine, our 2012 fest was our biggest yet. Coverage from virtually every major media outlet in Denver, dedicated and passionate volunteers, edgy high-quality programming, and an exciting and fresh brand has made us one of the hottest young festivals in North America. Festivus Film Festival is the can’t miss event where you can see great new indie flicks, meet talented up-and-coming filmmakers, and party like it’s the last day on earth.

We’re very excited to announce that the sixth annual FESTIVUS Film Festival is coming up January 23-27, 2013! Year 5 was our best season yet, and we’re building on all our success to make Year 5 even better. Films are once again screening at two very historic favorites: the Bug Theatre and the Oriental Theater. Our passholder’s lounge will be located at the Next Gallery directly across from the Bug Theatre. Nightlife events will be held at a variety of top-notch venues around the Denver area. We've even added a 5th day to pack in more action for our filmmakers and film fans. Stay posted to the website for updates and a detailed schedule!

ORGANIZERS
Johnathan McFarlane (Festival Director) ; Kate O'Neill ; Kate O'Neill ; Kate O'Neill ; Tim DeMasters ; Tim DeMasters ; Tim DeMasters ; Tim DeMasters ; Tim DeMasters ; Tim DeMasters

GENERAL RULES
FESTIVUS FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSION RULES:

Please note: Payments made by check or money order for entry fees must be made out to "Festivus Film Festival"

1) Submission copies must be on DVD, region 1 or 0 in NTSC format or by secure online screener.

2) Please do not send any promotional materials with your submission. We'll let you know what we need when your film is accepted.

3) Please be sure to enter under the correct category. The categories are: Narrative feature, narrative short, documentary feature, documentary short, animated short, music video, short short (12 minutes or less), and experimental short. Less than 50 minutes will be considered a short, more than 50 minutes will be considered a feature. If you are not sure which category to submit to, please contact us.

4) Films may have distribution. There are no restrictions on premiere status.

5) The festival does not accept works in progress.

6) The exhibition formats for the festival are DVD, Blu Ray, and HDCam.

7) Selected films must provide their final exhibition copy to the festival at least 20 days prior to the festival, (must arrive at our offices by December 19). If your screener is to be used as the exhibition copy just let us know.

8) Have a question about anything not covered here? Just ask!


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

All entered films grant Festivus Film Festival a non exclusive limited use agreement to use film promotional materials to promote the festival and selected films to the industry and general public for this season only (6th). Filmmakers fully retain all rights, title and interest in their films and all intellectual Property. Festivus 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 Festivus 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.