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30-May-2015 11:37am PDT  

 

San Antonio CineFestival

37 Annual February 26, 2015 to March 01, 2015

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Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
723 S. Brazos St
San Antonio TX 78207
USA
Phone: 210-271-3151
Fax: 210-271-3480
cine@guadalupeculturalarts.org
http://www.guadalupeculturalarts...

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Features
Narrative or Animated Features 40 min. and longer
Documentary
Documentaries 40 minutes and longer
Short
Narrative, documentary, animated, or experimental under 40 minutes.
Emerging Artist
High school student filmmaker, south Texas region

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
CineFestival is the longest running Latino film festival in the United States. Held annually in San Antonio, Texas, CineFestival showcases the best and latest in contemporary Latino films and videos. Prizes awarded for Best Narrative, Best Documentary, Best Short Film, and a Special Jury award. Highlights of the festival include special guests, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and the U.S. Latino Screenwriters Project in partnership with the Sundance Institute.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, one of the nation's premier Latino arts institutions, presents the 37th San Antonio CineFestival.


ORGANIZERS
Yvonne Montoya (GCAC Deputy Directo, Programming)

GENERAL RULES
SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Eligible entries must have been produced between 2013 to the present, have a Latino/a in an above the line position (Producer, Director, Writer, Starring) and / or relevance to the Latino community.

Works must be submitted in final cut form.
For preview and award judging purposes, entries must be submitted by Secure Online Screener (preferred) or on DVD. Each entry must include the following:

Each entry container labeled with:
Film title
Entrant's name
Running time
Original format
Title of the work & entrant's name and email address legible on the DVD.

English subtitles for all non-English language entries.

Please include synopsis, publicity stills, press releases, exhibition summary, pdf/jpeg images. If available, also include a film trailer in Quick Time format.

One completed 2015 Official Entry Form for each work submitted. Films not previously screened in San Antonio will receive priority consideration. There is no limit for submissions.

Non-refundable application fee for each submission:
$25 (U.S.) for each feature, documentary, or short entry received by 10/01/14
$15 (U.S.) for each student entry received by 10/01/14
$30 (U.S.) for each feature, documentary, or short entry received by 11/03/14

Domestic entries pay by check (payable to Guadalupe
Cultural Arts Center), money order, Visa, MasterCard
or American Express. International entries must pay with
credit card. Do not send cash.

ENTRIES MUST ARRIVE AT THE GUADALUPE OFFICE BY NOVEMBER 3, 2014. NOT POSTMARKED.

SELECTION PROCESS & AWARDS
The awards jury is made up of filmmakers, film critics, and arts and humanities professionals. Though all entries are previewed, not all are selected for CineFestival.

PREMIO MESQUITE AWARD CATEGORIES
Best Feature
(narrative, animated, 40 minutes and longer)
Best Documentary Film
(40 minutes and longer)
Best Short
(narrative, documentary, animated, experimental under 40 minutes)
Emerging Artist Award
(High school student filmmaker, south Texas region)

In addition, the awards jury determines which film will receive the 2015 Premio Mesquite Special Jury Award, which best exemplifies the spirit of CineFestival.

Awards Jury decisions are final.

Applicants will receive formal notification of acceptance by January 12, 2015.

EXHIBITION FORMAT
Selections will be shown in original film gauge or video format whenever possible.

Acceptable formats include: Quicktime, Blu-Ray, and DVD.

All films and videos in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for festival exhibition.

Selected works in screening format must be received by the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center by February 2, 2015.

SHIPPING INFORMATION
Submissions must be shipped in sturdy, bubble-pack envelopes. Submissions will not be returned. Please do not send original copy.

Entries from outside the United States should be sent Air Mail Registered or by a parcel or express service. Entries shipped via Air Freight will only be accepted if customs and delivery fees have been prepaid.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS Eligible entries must have been produced between 2013 to the present, have a Latino/a in an above the line position (Producer, Director, Writer, Starring) and / or relevance to the Latino community. Works must be submitted in final cut form. For preview and award judging purposes, entries must be submitted by Secure Online Screener (preferred) or on DVD. Each entry must include the following: Each entry container labeled with: Film title Entrant's name Running time Original format Title of the work, entrant's name & email address legible on the DVD. English subtitles for all non-English language entries. Please include synopsis, publicity stills, press releases, exhibition summary, pdf/jpeg images. If available, also include a film trailer in Quick Time format. One completed 2014 Official Entry Form for each work submitted. Films not previously screened in San Antonio will receive priority consideration. There is no limit for submissions. Non-refundable application fee for each submission: $25 (U.S.) for each feature, documentary, or short entry received by 10/05/12 $15 (U.S.) for each student entry received by 10/04/13 $30 (U.S.) for each feature, documentary, or short entry received by 11/01/13 Domestic entries pay by check (payable to Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center), money order, Visa, MasterCard or American Express. International entries must pay with credit card. Do not send cash. ENTRIES MUST ARRIVE AT THE GUADALUPE OFFICE BY NOVEMBER 1, 2013. NOT POSTMARKED. SELECTION PROCESS & AWARDS The awards jury is made up of filmmakers, film critics, and arts and humanities professionals. Though all entries are previewed, not all are selected for CineFestival. PREMIO MESQUITE AWARD CATEGORIES Best Feature (narrative, animated, 40 minutes and longer) Best Documentary Film (40 minutes and longer) Best Short (narrative, documentary, animated, experimental under 40 minutes) Emerging Artist Award (South Texas high school student filmmaker) In addition, the awards jury determines which film will receive the 2014 Premio Mesquite Special Jury Award, which best exemplifies the spirit of CineFestival. Awards Jury decisions are final. Applicants will receive formal notification of acceptance by January 10, 2014. EXHIBITION FORMAT Selections will be shown in original film gauge or video format whenever possible. Acceptable formats include: Digi-Beta, Blu-Ray, and DVD. All films and videos in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for festival exhibition. Selected works in screening format must be received by the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center by February 3, 2014 SHIPPING INFORMATION Submissions must be shipped in sturdy, bubble-pack envelopes. Submissions will not be returned. Please do not send original copy. Entries from outside the United States should be sent Air Mail Registered or by a parcel or express service. Entries shipped via Air Freight will only be accepted if customs and delivery fees have been prepaid.