10th Annual

SENE Film Festival

April 24, 2018 to April 28, 2018

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58 Tourtellot Hill Road
Chepachet RI 02814
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Phone: 401-203-7363
film@senefest.com
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature-Narrative
Narrative Feature length film submissions (between 30 and 120 minutes) will be accepted in any category, genre or niche.
Short-Narrative
Short film submissions (under 30 minutes). Use individual categories for Documentary, Animated, Comedy, LGBT, Sci-FI or Horror. You only need to submit to one category. We will also consider your submission for other categories as appropriate.
Feature-Documentary
Documentary Feature length film submissions (between 30 and 120 minutes)
Short-Documentary
Documentary short film submissions (under 30 minutes)
Short-Animated
Animated short film submissions (under 30 minutes). You only need to submit to one category. We will also consider your submission for other categories as appropriate.
Short-Comedy
Comedy short film submissions (under 30 minutes). You only need to submit to one category. We will also consider your submission for other categories as appropriate.
Short-LGBT
LGBT-themed short film submissions (under 30 minutes). You only need to submit to one category. We will also consider your submission for other categories as appropriate.
Short-Horror
Horror short film submissions (under 30 minutes). You only need to submit to one category. We will also consider your submission for other categories as appropriate.
Short-Sci-Fi
Sci-Fi short film submissions (under 30 minutes). You only need to submit to one category. We will also consider your submission for other categories as appropriate.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

As one of the longest-running film, music and arts festivals in the country, the Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival has established itself as one of the premier festivals in New England dedicated to giving life to independent cinema, music and art.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

* Selected as one of the top 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2017 by Moviemaker Magazine *

SENE is a very filmmaker-friendly festival with multiple parties and networking opportunities. All films, parties, brunches, events, panels and awards ceremonies are free to attending filmmakers and screenwriters.

Film Selection:
95% of selected films come from official submissions.
25% of submitted films were selected for screening last year.
Festival programmers (Phil Capobres & Don Farias) personally review every film submission.
Last year 50 films received jury or audience awards.

Film Scheduling:
Screening times are scheduled with an emphasis on avoiding conflicting programs which means a stronger audience for your film. No more than 2 film programs are scheduled to screen at the same time.
SENE accepts all film genres and categories and creates screenings to showcase them.

Festival Benefits:
All films will be introduced by a Festival Director.
Dedicated Q&A time for visiting filmmakers at their screening.
Ample opportunities to network with filmmakers, artists and musicians
Films not selected will still receive a free 2017 SENE Festival Weekend Film Access Pass (good for all films on Fri & Sat)

Awards
Films are eligible for over 30 jury awards and 20 audience awards.
Select winners of jury awards receive personalized trophies.
Selected films receive 2 All Access Passes to the festival.
Films not selected will receive a free 2017 SENE Festival Weekend Film Access Pass (good for all films on Fri & Sat)

Additional Screening Opportunities:
Films are eligible for multiple screenings as part of our traveling Limelight Series programming. Comedy shorts are also considered for the Boston Comedy Festival.

ORGANIZERS

Philip Capobres (Programmer); Philip Capobres (Programmer); Philip Capobres (Programmer); Philip Capobres (Programmer/Artistic Director)

GENERAL RULES

No fee waivers will be granted. Any film requested by SENE for a special screening will not be a part of film competition and will not be eligible for a jury award or audience choice award.




TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Exhibition information: Feature films are exhibited in Blu-ray or NTSC DVD formats. Short films are normally exhibited as part of a short film package using high quality video files on a USB flash drive.

Your submission confirms that Southeast New England Film, Music and Arts (SENE) has permission to exhibit your film during the Festival.

You give permission for SENE to use titles, images, copy and other production information from your film for promotional purposes.

You agree that your submission is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation and you hold SENE harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from your entry.

You own or have authorization to all necessary copyrights and licenses and will provide documentation upon request. You agree to take on all copyright liability in regard to your film submission.

You give permission for SENE to provide copies of your film to their film jurors for the purpose of determining film awards. You also give SENE permission to provide excerpts from your film to the media for promotional purposes and copies of your film for review purposes only.

The entrant is responsible for the expense of shipping films and materials to and from the festival. Preview copies, promotional material and exhibition DVDs will be retained by SENE.

Please be advised that selection and/or scheduling of your film for the April 2018 SENE Film Festival may be affected by public screenings of your film in Rhode Island and/or surrounding communities prior to the festival and also by online distribution of your film.