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24-Apr-2014 2:32pm PDT  

 

Macon Film Festival

9 Annual February 27, 2014 to March 02, 2014

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Macon Film Festival
PO Box 929
Macon GA 31202-0929
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Phone: 4782563809
maconfilmfestival.wab@gmail.com
http://www.maconfilmfestival.com

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Animation
Submissions for the Animation category can be on any subject matter created in any medium and can range from 1 minute to 10 minutes in length. Submissions longer then 10 minutes will not be accepted.

Music Video
Submissions for the Music Video category can be music videos on any subject matter from any genre of music that range from 3 minutes to 10 minutes in length. Entries longer then 10 minutes will not be accepted.

Documentary - Feature
Submissions for the Documentary - Feature category can be documentaries on any subject matter that range from 45 minutes to 90 minutes in length. Entries shorter then 45 minutes will need to be submitted through the Documentary - Shorts category. Entries longer then 90 minutes will not be accepted.

Please note there is a specific submission category for Southern and Music focused documentaries.

Documentary - Short
Submissions for the Documentary - Shorts category can be documentaries on any subject matter that range from 5 minutes to 45 minutes in length. Entries longer then 45 minutes will need to be submitted through the Documentary - Features category.

Please note there is a specific submission category for Southern and Music focused documentaries.

Southern Documentary
Submissions for the Southern Documentary category can be documentaries on any subject matter showcasing Southern life that range from 5 minutes to 90 minutes in length. Entries without a Southern focus will need to be submitted through the Documentary - Features or Documentary – Shorts category.

Please note there is a specific submission category for Music focused documentaries.

Music Documentary
Submissions for the Music Documentary category can be documentaries on any music subject matter that range from 5 minutes to 90 minutes in length. Entries without a music focus will need to be submitted through the Documentary - Features or Documentary – Shorts category.

Please note there is a specific submission category for Southern focused documentaries.

Student - Shorts
Submissions for the Student Shorts category can be films on any subject matter from any film genre that range from 5 minutes to 45 minutes in length.

Please note that student filmmakers must provide a valid student id at the time of submission. Student ids can be uploaded to the withoutabox press kit or e-mailed directly to the festival’s screenings and submissions committee at maconfilmfestival.wab@gmail.com.


Narrative - Feature
Submissions for the Narrative - Feature category can be narrative films on any subject matter that range from 45 minutes to 90 minutes in length. Entries shorter then 45 minutes will need to be submitted through the Narrative - Shorts category. Entries longer then 90 minutes will not be accepted.

Narrative - Short
Submissions for the Narrative - Shorts category can be narrative films on any subject matter that range from 5 minutes to 45 minutes in length. Entries longer then 45 minutes will need to be submitted through the Narrative - Features category.


MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Surrounded by a rich musical and southern culture the Macon Film Festival celebrates independent films while promoting filmmaking for entertainment, inspiration education, and economic development.

A true filmmaker focused event the festival works to introduce visiting filmmakers and guests to the Central Georgia community, and to promote film production throughout the region. The Macon Film Festival is open to filmmakers working in all media, genres, and themes.



ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
After a successful eighth year in February 2013 the annual Macon Film Festival is heading into its ninth year with a four day festival scheduled for February 27 - March 2, 2014.

The Macon Film Festival (MaGa) is now accepting entries for our upcoming festival in historic downtown Macon, Georgia. Features and shorts of all styles and lengths are eligible for submission to the 2014 festival if completed after December 2012.

MaGa is a unique film festival in that official selection films screen in three different historic venues throughout downtown Macon. Along with festival submissions the festival also includes special screenings, events, and workshops where celebrity guests and industry professionals have the opportunity to network with visiting filmmakers.


ORGANIZERS
Tabitha Lynne Walker (Festival Board President)

GENERAL RULES

Submission Rules

1- Please submit your film via the Withoutabox Secure Online Screener option.

2- If you cannot submit via the WAB Secure Online Screener option submissions can also be received in the form of 2 NTSC DVD preview screeners. Only completed entry packets will be processed and considered for festival presentation. A complete entry packet includes:

-- An online screener uploaded with the WAB Secure Online Screener option.
--2 NTSC Screening DVDs. (Please include entrant's name, WAB #, and production's title on each DVD.Send DVD screeners only is a WAB online screener is not an option).
--Completed submission online form (Macon Film Festival is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry form is incorrect or illegible.)
--Submission fee (made payable to Macon Film Festival)
--Digital Press kit (2 Hi-Resolution JPEG stills from the film)
--Brief film synopsis
-- PAL formatted DVD submissions will not be accepted.

3- Each entry must be a separate submission. If you select more than one film category for your film you must pay the full entry fee for each category.

4- Student films must include a copy of a current student ID or proof of current enrollment.

5- Complete submission packets must be postmarked by deadline dates below.

-- Early Deadline - July 20th
-- Regular Deadline - August 30th
-- Late Deadline - September 20th
-- Withoutabox Extended Deadline - October 9th

6- Works in progress are NOT eligible. Submissions will be jurored in the state they are received.

7- The cost of shipping an entry to the Festival must be paid by the entrant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted.

8- All international entries must be sent with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Fees charged to MaGa will be refused. Be sure to include the proper customs documentation required by your shipping service.

9- Submission DVDs will NOT be returned unless the submission filmmaker provides a self addressed stamped envelope.

10- Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images and content in the entry. Entrant will allow usage of clips from the entry for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live Festival events.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Macon Film Festival (MaGa) without the consent of any third party (or, if the consent of other parties is required, all of them are also signing this Agreement) I confirm and warrant required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival. The film does not violate any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of any person or entity. Releases for music, images, content and talent must be obtained by the filmmaker. MaGa is not liable for copyright infringement or unauthorized use. The film is not the subject of litigation or any claim that might give rise to litigation. I will allow usage of clips from the entry for promotional use on television, radio, in print, and at live Festival events. I understand and agree that all information received on the application may be utilized in the program guide and the website. I understand and agree that the number of screenings, days and venue (if any) is at the sole discretion of MaGa. Every reasonable effort will be made to exhibit the submission in format of filmmaker's choice, but format exhibition is subject to availability of theatre equipment and is at discretion of festival board. All entries must be either in English or contain English subtitles. I agree that all materials will be sent prepaid and understand and agree that neither fees, submission videos nor any other materials will be returned whether or not my film is accepted. If my film is accepted, MaGa agrees to pay shipping costs only for the one-way return shipment of the film print when leaving Macon after its last festival screening. Entries submitted on DVD will NOT be returned. Every reasonable effort will be made to protect films and tapes from damage or loss, but MaGa, its management, or its jurors cannot assume liability for damage or loss. I understand and agree that acceptance of my film does not guarantee airline or hotel accommodations for talent, production crew, or any other parties. The film is not currently subject to, and will not in the future become subject to, other obligations that would prevent it from being exhibited at MaGa (provided that it is accepted into MaGa). I have carefully read and understood and will comply with all rules, regulations and eligibility requirements of MaGa, all of which are incorporated herein by reference.