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24-Apr-2014 10:10pm PDT  

 

London Independent Film Festival

12 Annual April 17, 2015 to April 27, 2015

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Studio 160
77 Beak Street
London W1F 9DB
United Kingdom
info@liff.org
http://www.liff.org

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

Micro-Budget Feature (< $150k)
Competition for best micro-budget feature film. The film must have cost less than £100,000 ($150,000 US) to produce.
Short
Competition for the best short film.
Documentary Feature
Competition for best feature documentary.
Sci-Fi/ Horror Feature
Competition for best sci-fi/ horror feature.
LGBT Feature
Competition for best LGBT film.
Female Director Feature
Competition for best feature film by a female director.
UK Feature
Competition for best UK feature.
UK Short
Competition for best UK short film.
Feature Screenplay
Competition for best feature film screenplay.
Sci-Fi/ Horror Screenplay
Competition for best Sci-Fi/ Horror Screenplay.
UK Screenplay
Competition for best screenplay by a UK writer.
No-Budget Feature (< $15k)
Competition for best no-budget feature film. The film must have cost less than £10,000 ($15,000 US) to produce.
Short Documentary
Competition for best short documentary film.
Short Screenplay
Competition for best short screenplay under 50 pages.
Short Short
Competition for best short film under 5 minutes.
Music Video
Competition for best music video.
Low-Budget Feature (< $750k)
Competition for feature films with budgets in under £500,000 ($750,000 US).
Animated Short
Competition for best animated film.
Experimental Short
Competition for best experimental short film.
Horror/ Sci-Fi Short
Competition for best horror/ sci-fi short film.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
LIFF is committed to the independent filmmaker. We give special attention to the screening of films by first and second time directors, films shot with budgets under £100,000 ($150,000 US) and quality films that - for whatever reason - are unlikely to receive distribution through other channels.

With space for many feature films and dozens of shorts, LIFF 2015 will be the biggest festival we've had to date. Stretching over 12 days on the South Bank of the Thames, LIFF will showcase the best of independent filmmaking.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The London Independent Film Festival is the premier event for micro-budget and no-budget films in the UK.

Time Out Magazine called us "A TREASURE TROVE OF UNDISCOVERED CINEMATIC GEMS, ONE OF EUROPE'S TOP INDIE FILM FESTS"

LIFF was started twelve years ago when a group of first time UK directors screened their films outside of the standard festival channels. Today, LIFF has expanded into a support system for new filmmakers - including a popular screenplay competition and filmmaker training workshops. The Festival is still organised and programmed by filmmakers (mainly LIFF alumni). Each year several LIFF films receive invitations to other major festivals around the world.

Filmmaking is a collaborative enterprise. Independent film festivals play an important role in being the place where filmmakers can meet other filmmakers. LIFF puts serious effort and planning into providing pub and entertainment venues, social get-together spaces, and mingling parties.


ORGANIZERS
Erich Schultz (Producer) ; Maxine Green (Festival Admin)

GENERAL RULES
Eligibility: Employees, officers & directors of LIFF and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, dealers, advertising and promotion agencies, manufacturers or distributors of contest materials and their immediate families (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to enter. All UK, EU and local laws and regulations apply.

General Rules
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1. Entries must be motion pictures or screenplays which are original, undistributed works produced, written and/or directed by the submitting filmmaker.

2. The submitting filmmaker must be directly responsible for the creative control and direction of the project. Collaborative efforts may be recognized and acknowledged, but only the submitting filmmaker will be awarded any applicable prize.

3. It is the filmmaker's responsibility to obtain rights, clearances and permissions. The LIFF assumes no responsibility for violation of copyright law.

4. Entries submitted British Qualifying must show proof of qualification.

5. Obscene, pornographic or illegal material is not allowed under any circumstance. The enforcement of this rule will be at the discretion of the Film Festival advisory board.

6. Submission of an entry automatically transfers showing rights for the entry to LIFF. Entries will not be used in any way for commercial purposes. By submitting an entry to the LIFF, each entrant expressly grants permission to use their name, likeness, home town, etc. The waiver for use of material made at the time of submission is limited to the Festival year that the entry is submitted to.

The LIFF in no way guarantees the return of any entry and no guarantee is therefore expressed.

9. Each entry must be accompanied by the following:
a) entry fee
b) submission material

10. Entrants shall indemnify, defend and hold the Festival, its agents and its representatives harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses which may be incurred by reason of any breach of these representations, or arising out of any matter contained in the media or otherwise by the Festival's use of the media.

11. Entries may be disqualified for the following reasons:
a) inappropriate material
b) incomplete application materials and documentation
c) submissions on unacceptable media
d) entries which are submitted at incorrect entry levels or categories
e) no application fee enclosed with the entry

In the case of disqualification, an attempt will be made by the festival staff to contact the entrant. This will allow an opportunity for the disqualification to be remedied.

12. In case of questions, disputes or misunderstandings the decisions of the Directors of the Festival are final.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Submission of an entry automatically transfers showing rights for the entry to LIFF for the LIFF event. Entries will not be used in any way for commercial purposes. By submitting an entry to the LIFF, each entrant expressly grants permission to use their name, likeness, home country, etc. The waiver for use of material made at the time of submission is limited to the Festival year that the entry is submitted to.