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27-Apr-2015 7:07pm PDT  

 

15 Minutes of Fame in Orlando, Florida

7 Annual April 25, 2015 to April 26, 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

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SHORT NARRATIVE (films 30-minutes or less)
Must be 30-minutes OR LESS in length, including credits.
We welcome films from all over the US, and worldwide. Films in this category "tell a story", such as drama, horror, comedy, or family films.
DOCUMENTARY (less than 30-minutes)
Must be 30-minutes OR LESS in length, including credits.
We welcome films from all over the US, and worldwide. Films in this category may include documentaries, mockumentaries, news, and photo essays.
ANIMATION (films 30-minutes or less)
Must be 30-minutes OR LESS in length, including credits.
We welcome films from all over the US, and worldwide. Films in this category can be computer generated, stop motion, or traditional hand drawn animation.
MUSIC VIDEO or MUSICAL (30-minutes or less)
Must be 30-minutes OR LESS in length, including credits.
We welcome films from all over the US, and worldwide. 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".
MADE IN FLORIDA (30-minutes or less)
Must be 30-minutes OR LESS in length, including credits,
and shot in Florida. This project may be a narrative, documentary, music video, or animation. Films entered in this category will also be considered for other awards such as "best cinematography", etc.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Here's an opportunity to meet other filmmakers, watch some great films, and spend a day (or two) in Orlando, Florida.

The "15-Minutes of Fame" is for shorts that are 30-minutes or less, produced by filmmakers from anywhere in the world. We welcome Music Videos, Animation, Documentaries, and Narratives.

Our goal is to provide a public showcase for quality films that might otherwise be ignored. Award Certificates will be given in 14 categories, and all films submitted to the festival are eligible for an IMDB page.



ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
This is our 7th year, and our 12th 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 plenty of free parking 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 a "PG-13" rating.
(2.) Films may have been produced any year.
(3.) Projects may originate anywhere in the world, but either the dialogue OR the subtitles must be in English.
(4.) No premiere requirements.
(5.) Project may have distribution.
(6.) Submission format is DVD Region-0, or Region-1. NTSC, (No HD; No Blue-ray; No media files that require a computer for playback) It must play on a standard (non-Blueray) desktop player.
(7.) 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 April 2, 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, and all other expenses.
(15) Maximum running time of any entry shall not exceed 30-minutes, including credits.
(16) Entry fees will not be refunded.

If you are sending your entry from outside the U.S.,
please mark your package:
"For Cultural Purposes Only- No Commercial Value".
Where practical, send your package with "No signature required" for delivery.

Mail one copy of your DVD 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.