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Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival

8 Annual September 27, 2013 to September 29, 2013

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Norristown PA 19401
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Phone: 215-253-7640
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projecttwenty1@gmail.com
http://www.projecttwenty1.com

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Short Films
YOUR SHORT FILM IS ELIGIBLE FOR ENTRY IF:

1. It is between 0 minutes and 45 minutes long. We accept music videos, narratives, trailers, commercials, documentaries, experimental films, and live-action of all genres. If you consider your film an animation, please submit to the Short Animation category.

2. It is in English or has English subtitles. (Our screenings are in Philadelphia, PA, USA.)

3. It may be from any year. We feel there is no expiration date on great films.
Feature Films
YOUR FEATURE-LENGTH FILM IS ELIGIBLE FOR ENTRY IF:

1. It is between 45 minutes and 135 minutes long. We accept narratives, documentaries, experimental films of all genres. If you consider your feature an animation, please submit to the Feature Animation category.

2. It is in English or has English subtitles.

3. It may be from any year. We feel there is no expiration date on great films.

We accept all genres of film as long as it is not pornographic or bigoted towards any race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
Short Animations
YOUR SHORT ANIMATION IS ELIGIBLE FOR ENTRY IF:

1. It is between 0 minutes and 45 minutes long, and you consider it an animation as much as or more than a live-action film. If you consider your film a live-action film, please submit to the Short Film category.

2. It is in English or has English subtitles. (Our screenings are in Philadelphia, PA, USA.)

3. It may be from any year. We feel there is no expiration date on great films.
Feature Animations
YOUR FEATURE-LENGTH ANIMATION IS ELIGIBLE FOR ENTRY IF:

1. It is between 45 minutes and 135 minutes long and you consider it an animation as much as or more than live-action. If you consider your feature a live-action film, please submit to the Feature Films category.

2. It is in English or has English subtitles.

3. It may be from any year. We feel there is no expiration date on great films.

We accept all genres of film as long as it is not pornographic or bigoted towards any race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
Music Videos
This category is for music videos of any length or style, narrative, animation, live event, experimental, or anything else you can think of.

There will be an Award given for Best Music Video at this year's Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival.
Student Film
YOUR STUDENT FILM IS ELIGIBLE FOR ENTRY IF:

1. You are a student, or were a student when it was made. The film will compete in a separate student category at the 2013 Awards Ceremony.

2. It is of any length. We accept music videos, web series, narratives, trailers, commercials, documentaries, experimental films, and live-action of all genres. If you are not a student, please submit to the appropriate other category.

3. It is in English or has English subtitles. (Our screenings are in Philadelphia, PA, USA.)

4. It may be from any year. We feel there is no expiration date on great films.
Web Series
YOUR WEB SERIES EPISODE IS ELIGIBLE FOR ENTRY IF:

1. It is an episode of a web series (NOT the entire series) that is between 0 minutes and 45 minutes long. We accept all entries, of all genres, but those which stand on their own outside of the context of the series tend to score highest. If your film is not an episode of a web series, please submit it to another category.

2. It is in English or has English subtitles. (Our screenings are in Philadelphia, PA, USA.)

3. It may be from any year. We feel there is no expiration date on great films.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival is a flagship program of Project Twenty1's mission to exhibit, promote, inspire, and connect artists of all disciplines through film and animation.

We believe that films do not have an expiration date. We accept films of all genre, length, style, and creation date with the goal of giving the general public a taste of quality independent film.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival is a 3-Day international festival administered by Project Twenty1. The festival features screenings, networking events, educational workshops, and competitions that attract participants from all over the world.

Who Makes the Selections?
A diverse, independent panel of community screeners review, rank & curate your films & animations. These screeners change every year to ensure that the panel remains unbiased. We believe that the power of selection belongs to general movie-lovers, not film snobs or individuals that might be inclined to select the films of colleagues, friends, or festival veterans. Once selections are made, our staff curates them into the ideal screening sets generally based on length, mood and genre. Final Awards are determined by a different panel of industry judges that rotates every year.

Our Film Library:
Project Twenty1 gives filmmakers an option they can't find elsewhere else: the ability to add your film to our extensive Film Library.

When you submit a film to the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival, you may choose to send us an additional copy of your film and check a box on your entry form, which will allow us to keep your film in our rotation BEYOND the 2013 Festival - even if you don't get in!

This allows us to seek out additional screenings for your film at other Project Twenty1 events and through our Festival Partners on your behalf. Imagine a festival where the organizers literally submit your film to other festivals, all with the same one-time submission fee! Some of our filmmakers' work have screened a dozen times or more.

History
Project Twenty1 formed in 2006 to host the first annual 21-Day Filmmaking Competition. The non-profit created the Philadelphia Filmathon (now the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival) in 2007, exhibiting an exclusive selection of shorts and features from around the world.

In 2012, Project Twenty1's Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival served as the World Premiere of over sixty short and feature length films, and hosted filmmakers from around the globe. In total, Project Twenty1’s 2012 events exhibited over 150 films, welcomed over 3,000 attendees and reached tens of thousands of others online. Project Twenty1 acts as an incubator of and job creator for independent filmmakers, and has helped discover a number of filmmakers right on the verge of success in the industry.

The 21-Day Filmmaking Competition is also accepting Teams in 2013. Teams may signup at www.projecttwenty1.com starting April 3rd!

ORGANIZERS
Matt Conant (Artistic Director) ; Pete Lauritzen ; Pete Lauritzen ; Pete Lauritzen ; Stephanie Yuhas (Executive Producer) ; Stephanie Yuhas (Executive Producer) ; Stephanie Yuhas (Executive Producer)

GENERAL RULES
Entering the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival

-You must complete 1 entry form for each film submitted. Entry fees are per film entered, and payment or confirmation of online payment must accompany the entry form.

-Films must be under 135 minutes in length, but may be of any genre.

-Films can be produced during any year, as we feel there is no expiration date on great films.

-Films that could be considered pornographic, obscene, illegal, hateful, libelous or any other material may be disqualified without notice.

-Please be sure you own the rights to everything in your film (including music rights!!) before submitting.

-All physical entries become the property of Project Twenty1 and will not be returned.

Screener Disc Formats
-Initial submission screeners are accepted on DVD or Secure Online Screener only. Region free DVDs (NTSC or PAL) are preferred for prescreening purposes, but Region 1 DVDs are also acceptable.

-DVD discs or packaging must be labeled with film title, filmmaker name, phone & email. Avoid paper labels wherever possible, as they may warp or tear and prevent DVD from playing. Sharpie, ink jet, or screen-printing on disc is a superior way to insure the disc plays in a majority of players.

Prizes
All Official Selections will receive two (2) free VIP passes to Project Twenty1's 2013 Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival, where the Selected films will be screened. Winners of each Category will receive additional prizes. Check.ProjectTwenty1.com for more info as prizes are still being finalized.

When shipping, include:
-DVD/screener copy of film
-WAB Submission Form and Payment (or Confirmation of Payment Online)
- Any relevant Press Materials (not required, but requested. You can e-mail a zip file/pdf to save money on printing/save the planet!)
-Student ID (if submitting as a Student) - your film will also be in competition in the Student Category

Selected Films
The festival program will be announced by August 21th, 2013. All submitting filmmakers will be notified at that time by the email provided at the time of submission.

If your film is selected for the festival program as an Official Selection, you must provide an exhibition copy on DVD, miniDV, or digital file, but the exhibition copy must be received by September 1st, 2013. If we do not have a suitable exhibition copy (for example, only a copy with watermarks) by September 1st, we will replace your film in the program.

SUBMISSION FEES WILL NOT BE WAIVED OR REFUNDED FOR ANY REASON. We use funds from submission fees to offset the costs of producing the festival, which includes venue rentals, marketing, shipping, and insurance. Submission fees DO NOT pay anyone's salary.

Enter Project Twenty1's Film Library (Optional)
There is no additional cost to enter the film library. Project Twenty1 can retain your film in our library, and if an opportunity presents itself to exhibit your film, we may contact you for permission to utilize it, regardless of when you submitted. This also means you need not submit the same film to us more than once, unless you make revisions or improvements. If you would like Project Twenty1 to consider your film for future screenings, check the applicable box when submitting. You can remove your film from our film library at any time.

Good luck!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Entering the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival -You must complete 1 entry form for each film submitted. Entry fees are per film entered, and payment or confirmation of online payment must accompany the entry form. -Films must be under 135 minutes in length, but may be of any genre. -Films can be produced during any year, as we feel there is no expiration date on great films. -Films that could be considered pornographic, obscene, illegal, hateful, libelous or any other material may be disqualified without notice. -Please be sure you own the rights to everything in your film (including music rights!!) before submitting. -All physical entries become the property of Project Twenty1 and will not be returned. Screener Disc Formats -Initial submission screeners are accepted on DVD or Secure Online Screener only. Region free DVDs (NTSC or PAL) are preferred for prescreening purposes, but Region 1 DVDs are also acceptable. -DVD discs or packaging must be labeled with film title, filmmaker name, phone & email. Avoid paper labels wherever possible, as they may warp or tear and prevent DVD from playing. Sharpie, ink jet, or screen-printing on disc is a superior way to insure the disc plays in a majority of players. Prizes All Official Selections will receive two (2) free VIP passes to Project Twenty1's 2013 Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival, where the Selected films will be screened. Winners of each Category will receive additional prizes. Check.ProjectTwenty1.com for more info as prizes are still being finalized. When shipping, include: -DVD/screener copy of film -WAB Submission Form and Payment (or Confirmation of Payment Online) - Any relevant Press Materials (not required, but requested. You can e-mail a zip file/pdf to save money on printing/save the planet!) -Student ID (if submitting as a Student) - your film will also be in competition in the Student Category Selected Films The festival program will be announced by August 21st, 2013. All submitting filmmakers will be notified at that time by the email provided at the time of submission. If your film is selected for the festival program as an Official Selection, you must provide an exhibition copy on DVD, miniDV, or DVCam, but the exhibition copy must be received by September 1st, 2013. If we do not have a suitable exhibition copy (for example, only a copy with watermarks) by September 1st, we will replace your film in the program. SUBMISSION FEES WILL NOT BE WAIVED OR REFUNDED FOR ANY REASON. We use funds from submission fees to offset the costs of producing the festival, which includes venue rentals, marketing, shipping, and insurance. Submission fees DO NOT pay anyone's salary. Enter Project Twenty1's Film Library (Optional) There is no additional cost to entering the film library. Project Twenty1 can retain your film in our library, and if an opportunity presents itself to exhibit your film, we may contact you for permission to utilize it, regardless of when you submitted. This also means you need not submit the same film to us more than once, unless you make revisions or improvements. If you would like Project Twenty1 to consider your film for future screenings, check the applicable box when submitting. You can remove your film from our film library at any time. PHILADELPHIA FILM & ANIMATION FESTIVAL TERMS & CONDITIONS: By submitting this form, you agree to the following Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”), and indicate that you have read and understood the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival Entry Guidelines above. I certify that I have read and agree to all Entry Guidelines as explained above. I also represent that (a) I have the right to submit this film to the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival for consideration; (b) I have obtained all rights, permissions and licenses necessary to use, without condition or restriction, any and/or all parts of the film for any purpose, and (c) the film does not infringe any trademark, copyright or other property right, violate any rights of publicity or privacy, any law, regulation or agreement or obligation by which I am bound. If my film is chosen as an Official Selection, I grant to Project Twenty1 and its affiliated companies, partners, sponsors, suppliers, their subsidiaries, and advertising agencies (collectively, the “Project Twenty1 Entities”) a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free, unconditional and unrestricted right and license to exhibit, promote and publicly perform, my name, my film and any related promotional materials, in conjunction with the 2013 Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival. I agree to defend, indemnify and hold the Project Twenty1 Entities and their employees and producers harmless from and against any and all third party claims, suits, losses, damages, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) that arise out of my film submitted or my non-compliance or breach of these Terms and Conditions. I understand that failure to adhere to the Terms and Conditions and Entry Guidelines may result in disqualification and forfeiture of my entry fee. In order to be declared a winner and receive any prize, I acknowledge that upon acceptance of my prize I must sign, except to the extent prohibited by law or regulation, an affidavit of eligibility and promotional release granting the Project Twenty1 Entities the right to use my name, voice, image, likeness or other characteristics and attributes for advertising, marketing, promotional and publicity purposes in conjunction with the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival without notice and without consideration or compensation in any and all forms of media and communications, now known or hereafter developed. Entry into the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival constitutes an agreement to sign such release. GENERAL The laws of the State of Pennsylvania shall govern the interpretation and enforcement of these Terms and Conditions. If, for any reason, the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival is not capable of running as planned or if Project Twenty1 believes or has any reason to believe, the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival is not operating as contemplated Project Twenty1 reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival.