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29-May-2015 5:20am PDT  

 

15 Minutes of Fame in Florida

7 Annual October 17, 2015 to October 17, 2015

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Ray & Migdalia Etheridge
200 Santa Martia Street SW
Palm Bay FL 32908
USA
Phone: 321-984-7789
rayandmigdalia@aol.com
http://15minutefilmfest.com

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

SHORT NARRATIVE (15-min or less, produced in the U.S.)
Must be 15-minutes OR LESS in length, including credits. and produced in the U.S.. Films in this category "tell a story", such as drama, horror, comedy, or family films.
DOCUMENTARY (15-min or less, produced in the U.S.)
Must be 15-minutes OR LESS in length, including credits, and produced in the U.S.
Films in this category may include documentaries, mockumentaries, news, and photo essays.
ANIMATION (15-min or less, produced in the U.S.)
Must be 15-minutes OR LESS in length, including credits, and produced in the U.S.
Films in this category can be computer generated, stop motion, or traditional hand drawn animation.
MUSIC VIDEO or MUSICAL (15-min or less, produced in the U.S.)
Must be 15-minutes OR LESS in length, including credits, and produced in the U.S.
Films in this category are standard "MTV" type music videos, or any visual interpretation of a song. You may also include long-form narrative films that would be classified as "musicals".

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
We are looking for films produced by filmmakers anywhere in the U.S. that are 15 minutes or less.

Here's an opportunity to meet other filmmakers, watch some great films, and spend the day in Orlando, Florida. Our screenings are held at the International Palms Resort and Conference Center, which is right in the heart of Orlando's restaurants and tourist attractions.

We welcome Music Videos, Animation, Documentaries, and Narratives. Films must be under 15 minutes including credits.

Our goal is to provide a public showcase for quality films that might otherwise be ignored. Award Certificates will be given in 18 categories, and all films submitted to the festival through withoutabox are eligible for an IMDB page.

A panel of five judges will carefully evaluate each entry, and choose a "best" film in each of the following categories: Best Music Video (or musical); Best Director; Best Documentary; Best Screenplay; Best Horror; Best Drama; Best Comedy; Best Family Film; Best Animated; Best Cinematography; Best Editing; Best Short Film; Best Action; Best CGI; Best Sci-fi; Best Ensemble Cast; Best Suspense; Best Stunts; Winners will receive an Award Certificate.



ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
This is our 7th year, and our 13th film festival.

Our mission is to acknowledge excellence in filmmaking. Our panel of five judges carefully screen each entry several times, evaluating its technical merit, script development, acting, and entertainment value. The films with the highest scores become "official entries", and are shown in our festival. Films with good audio, and strong stories have the greatest chance of being selected. We typically receive around 150 entries, and show 40-50. Filmmakers are welcome to come and introduce their film, and to participate in a Q&A afterwards. Our screening room seats 100, and tickets to all shows are free for anyone who wishes to attend...there is free parking also! Bring your whole cast, crew, and friends too! If you can't come to the festival, don't worry. We can hand out publicity materials for you.

ORGANIZERS
Ray & Migdalia Etheridge

GENERAL RULES
(1.)We will accept films of nearly every type and style, such as music videos, documentaries, horror, comedy, etc, but your film must be no harsher than an "R" rating.
(2.) Films may have been produced any year.
(3.) Either the dialogue OR the subtitles must be in English.
(4.) No premiere requirements.
(5.) Project may have distribution.
(6.) Submissions made through Withoutabox will receive an IMDB page. Submissions through Filmfreeway will NOT receive an IMDB page.
(7.) If you send us a DVD, your submission copy will also be your exhibition copy. Your DVD will not be returned.
(8.) Press Kits are not required. We will use the information and stills from your online Withoutabox press kit.
(9.) Please note that we only accept payment through Withoutabox, by credit card. DO NOT send payment with your DVD.
(10) We will accept only ONE VERSION of your entry, which will be given to our judges. We will NOT accept "updated" cuts such as "new sound mix", "new effects added" “shorter version”, etc.
(11) Entries must be received IN OUR OFFICE by October 1, 2015, to be considered.
(12) No film may be withdrawn from the festival after the Official Selections have been announced.
(13) We do not pay "screening fees".
(14) Filmmakers must provide their own transportation, housing, meals, and all other expenses.
(15) Maximum running time of any entry shall not exceed 15-minutes, including credits.
(16) No refunds of entry fees.


Where practical, send your package with "No signature required" for delivery.

If you are submitting a DVD, mail one copy to:

Ray & Migdalia Etheridge
"15-Minutes of Fame"
200 Santa Martia Street SW
Palm Bay, Florida 32908

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

15 Minutes of Fame is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless 15 Minutes of Fame from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. Entry fees are non-refundable.