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26-Feb-2015 4:32pm PDT  

 

SENE Film Festival

7 Annual April 21, 2015 to April 26, 2015

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131 Fruit Hill Ave #10
Providence RI 02911
USA
Phone: 401-203-7363
film@senefest.com
http://www.senefest.com

SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, select a Category of Entry to continue.

Feature (non-documentary)
Non-documentary Feature length film submissions (between 30 and 120 minutes) will be accepted in any category, genre or niche.

We prefer online screeners (such as Vimeo) or downloadable files (such as WeTransfer) instead of physical DVDs,
Short (non-documentary)
Short film submissions (under 30 minutes) will be accepted in any category, genre or niche (excluding documentary, animation, gay & lesbian, music video or comedy, which should be submitted in those categories) Discounts for students and for films under 360 seconds.

We prefer online screeners (such as Vimeo) or downloadable files (such as WeTransfer) instead of physical DVDs,
Animation
Animated films of any length will be accepted in this category.

We prefer online screeners (such as Vimeo) or downloadable files (such as WeTransfer) instead of physical DVDs,
Documentary (feature and short)
Documentary films of any length will be accepted in this category.

We prefer online screeners (such as Vimeo) or downloadable files (such as WeTransfer) instead of physical DVDs,
Gay & Lesbian
Films of any length with LGBT themes may be submitted in this category.

We prefer online screeners (such as Vimeo) or downloadable files (such as WeTransfer) instead of physical DVDs,
Music Video (less than 360 seconds)
Music Videos less than 360 seconds total running time are accepted in this category.

We prefer online screeners (such as Vimeo) or downloadable files (such as WeTransfer) instead of physical DVDs,
Comedy Short
Comedy Short Films submitted in this category are eligible for the SENE Festival, the Boston Comedy Festival and the Rhode Island Comic Con.

We prefer online screeners (such as Vimeo) or downloadable files (such as WeTransfer) instead of physical DVDs,

Films submitted in this category before September 30, 2014 are eligible for selection for the Boston Comedy Festival in November 2014. Films submitted after that date are eligible for selection for the 2015 Boston Comedy Festival.
Screenplay
Screenplays of all genres are accepted. Screenplays up to 30 pages are eligible for Best Short Screenplay. Screenplays 30 to 120 pages are eligible for Best Feature Screenplay. Additional awards may be given at the discretion of the judges.
Sci-Fi/Horror
Sci-Fi/Horror/Super Hero/Fantasy films of any length will be accepted in this category.

We prefer online screeners (such as Vimeo) or downloadable files (such as WeTransfer) instead of physical DVDs,

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND (SENE) FILM, MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL seeks to involve audiences in a full range of cultural opportunities, combining film, music and art into events designed to cross‐promote the works of filmmakers, musicians and artists to new audiences.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The SOUTHEAST NEW ENGLAND (SENE) FILM, MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL is a dynamic five-day event in the heart of the American Northeast and features a diverse roster of film screenings, live music and art exhibits.

The Festival attracts young and enthusiastic audiences from the prestigious places of learning that are all in close proximity, including Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design and Johnson & Wales University. Providence combines the accessibility and friendliness of a small town with the culture and sophistication of a big city. It’s got a thriving arts community, vibrant and diverse neighborhoods and a renowned restaurant scene.

Over the past 6 years, SENE has accepted approximately 25% of their submissions. Films compete for both juried and audience awards in over twenty categories.

95% of all selected films come directly from paid film submissions. The small number of invited films are not eligible for any awards.

SENE organizers are dedicated to providing a filmmaker-friendly fest experience, so participating filmmakers receive a VIP pass to all screenings and events. Filmmakers are always introduced at their screenings and have plenty of Q&A time following.

Filmmakers for the American Showcase Narrative Feature programs will also receive domestic travel and hotel accommodations.

All submitters receive a free weekend film pass, regardless of whether their film is selected.

SENE is dedicated to maximizing the audience for your film, so they only screen films in the evening and on the weekend when their audience is most likely to attend.

Strategic film scheduling, hotel discounts, rides wherever possible and opportunities to screen at additional events throughout Southeast New England are all part of a true commitment to making sure that the films and filmmakers are well cared for and don't get lost in the shuffle.

SENE is a member of the Universal Film & Festival Organisation and has adopted their ethical Code of Conduct.




ORGANIZERS
Philip Capobres (Programmer/Artistic Director)

GENERAL RULES
Fee waivers will not be granted. Any film requested by SENE for a special screening will not be a part of our 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 and at special "best of" or SENE Limelight screenings after 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 copies and excerpts from your film to the media for promotional and review purposes. 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.