53rd Annual

US International Film & Video Festival

June 08, 2019 to June 08, 2019

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

Corporate
Internal and external communications by companies, communities, educational institutions or countries.

We also accept the Film & Video productions that are broadcast on Cable, Satellite and/or Online, or other new mediums.
Education
EDUCATION
A production that instructs

We accept the Film & Video productions that are broadcast on Cable, Satellite and/or Online, or other new mediums.
Entertainment
ENTERTAINMENT
A production that entertains

We also accept the Film & Video productions that are broadcast on Cable, Satellite and/or Online, or other new mediums.
Documentary
A production of non-fiction/factual content

We also accept the Film & Video productions that are broadcast on Cable, Satellite and/or Online, or other new mediums.
Student
Students may enter individual or group work done for a class project, an internship, as spec work or for a client as long as the student is not a paid employee in the film industry.

NOTE: A photo/scan of your valid Student ID along with the WAB Tracking Number must be e-mailed to KristenSzabo@filmfestawards.com at the time of entry.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Acknowledging creative excellence in film & video productions since 1967: CORPORATE, EDUCATIONAL, ENTERTAINMENT, DOCUMENTARY, and STUDENT

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

US International Film & Video Festival celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017. It was born as U.S. Industrial Film and Video Festival in 1967 in Chicago. In the early days of film, Chicago was bigger in the industrial and documentary film business than Hollywood, and competitions began to pop up. Not all lasted, but USIFVF has. The competition gave its initial awards in 1968 and has been held continuously since.

Since 2001, USIFVF has operated from Los Angeles, but it still has the original mission:
“to recognize quality work produced for industry, associations, government, religious or education organizations whose purpose is to inform, motivate, stimulate or educate an audience.”

US International Film & Video Festival (nicknamed FilmFest) remains independently owned in a field dominated by industry-sponsored competitions. The Festival offers five mini-competitions in one, recognizing outstanding Corporate, Education, Entertainment, Documentary and Student productions.

FilmFest has responded readily to today’s digital world. Entries are submitted online, and judges, with only a few exceptions, do their assessments online. The judging panel is recruited worldwide.

ORGANIZERS

Kristen Gluckman Szabo (Manager, Entrant Relations & Operations); Kristen Szabo (Manager, Entrant Relations & Operations); Lee Gluckman (Chairman)

GENERAL RULES

### GENERAL INFORMATION

Entry Fees: Entry fees must be paid in US Dollars at the time of entry. Judging results will not be released until all fees are paid in full.

Important Dates
Entry Deadline — March 15, 2019
Judging Results — May 2019

Entry Confirmation: Acknowledgment will be emailed to all entrants within 24 hours of receipt of entry.

Duplication of Entries: Entrants agree to allow entries to be duplicated for judging purposes and to permit winning entries to be displayed to public audiences and/or shown on television for promotion and publicity purposes with entrant assuming any union fees or talent residuals and all rights issues related to the production, if applicable. Winning entries will be retained by the Festival Library for promotional and educational use.

Judging Results: Results will be emailed to all entrants in May 2019. Judging results cannot be released unless entry fees are paid in full.

Withdrawing an Entry: An entry may be withdrawn within 24 hours of finalization (subject to a $100 processing fee; see Refund Policy). Entry withdrawal requests must be received via email to KristenSzabo@filmfestawards.com within 24 hours of finalization.

Refund Policy: Refunds are only issued for entries withdrawn within 24 hours of finalization.

Privacy Statement: Available at http://filmfestawards.com/pdfs/Film_Festival_Privacy_Policy.pdf




### ENTRY GUIDELINES

Eligible Productions Types: Open to Corporate, Education, Entertainment, Documentary and Student productions.

Production Release Dates: Entries must have been produced or released between
September 1, 2017, and March 1, 2019, and cannot have previously been submitted into the Festival.

Eligible Submission Formats: Entries must be submitted in one of the following formats:
- Video File Upload: MP4
- URL
e.g., Vimeo, YouTube, etc. URL must be a fully functioning webpage, with embedded video playback where applicable. URLs for direct file downloads are not accepted.
- DVD: PAL or NTSC

Language: Entries must be submitted in English, or have English subtitles.

Multiple Entries: The same production may be entered into different Categories and/or Production Types. Each entry will be considered a separate entry and will require additional submission materials and entry fees.

Student Entries: The Student Entry fee is US$ 85 per entry. Students may enter individual or group work done for a class project, an internship as spec work or for a client as long as the student is not a paid employee in the film industry. All Festival Rules & Regulations, Entry Material Requirements, Categories, Payment and Shipping instructions apply to Student entrants. A photocopy of the entrant's valid Student ID must be e-mailed to the Festival Office to: KristenSzabo@filmfestawards.com. Winning Student entries receive a "Student Award" Certificate.

Liability: The Festival assumes no responsibility for productions submitted in the incorrect category. Reasonable care will be exercised to protect entries from damage or loss. The Festival, its management and judging committees cannot assume liability. 




### SCORING/JUDGING GUIDELINES

All productions are scored on multiple criteria, including:
- How well the production meets its objectives and its intended audience
- Production Approach
- Concept / Writing
- Craft /Techniques




### CLAIMING AWARDS

- Award Statuette and Certificate Engraving: Awards will be engraved/printed and Presented To the name of the Entrant Company as listed in the entry credits, NOT to the name of the entrant contact. Third-Place Certificates will include the Production Company name and the company name of the Sponsor/Client as listed in the credits.

- Original Award Ordering Process: Winners will be emailed a personalized URL (valid through October 31, 2019) to order their original awards. The winner is responsible for the shipping costs. Original awards are complimentary through October 31, 2019. After October 31, 2019, original awards will be available at full price.

- Original Award Claim Deadline: The URL to claim your original awards will remain live until October 31, 2019. Original Awards claimed after October 31, 2019, will be available for purchase at the full price.

- Duplicate Awards: Duplicate awards for any year may be purchased at any time. Duplicates can be personalized in an individual's name as long as the person was credited to the entry. The link to the store is https://order.filmfestawards.com/duplicatestore.aspx.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

### GENERAL INFORMATION

Entry Fees: Entry fees must be paid in US Dollars at the time of entry. Judging results will not be released until all fees are paid in full.

Important Dates
Entry Deadline — March 15, 2019
Judging Results — May 2019

Entry Confirmation: Acknowledgment will be emailed to all entrants within 24 hours of receipt of entry.

Duplication of Entries: Entrants agree to allow entries to be duplicated for judging purposes and to permit winning entries to be displayed to public audiences and/or shown on television for promotion and publicity purposes with entrant assuming any union fees or talent residuals and all rights issues related to the production, if applicable. Winning entries will be retained by the Festival Library for promotional and educational use.

Judging Results: Results will be emailed to all entrants in May 2019. Judging results cannot be released unless entry fees are paid in full.

Withdrawing an Entry: An entry may be withdrawn within 24 hours of finalization (subject to a $100 processing fee; see Refund Policy). Entry withdrawal requests must be received via email to KristenSzabo@filmfestawards.com within 24 hours of finalization.

Refund Policy: Refunds are only issued for entries withdrawn within 24 hours of finalization.

Privacy Statement: Available at http://filmfestawards.com/pdfs/Film_Festival_Privacy_Policy.pdf




### ENTRY GUIDELINES

Eligible Productions Types: Open to Corporate, Education, Entertainment, Documentary and Student productions.

Production Release Dates: Entries must have been produced or released between
September 1, 2017, and March 1, 2019, and cannot have previously been submitted into the Festival.

Eligible Submission Formats: Entries must be submitted in one of the following formats:
- Video File Upload: MP4
- URL
e.g., Vimeo, YouTube, etc. URL must be a fully functioning webpage, with embedded video playback where applicable. URLs for direct file downloads are not accepted.
- DVD: PAL or NTSC

Language: Entries must be submitted in English, or have English subtitles.

Multiple Entries: The same production may be entered into different Categories and/or Production Types. Each entry will be considered a separate entry and will require additional submission materials and entry fees.

Student Entries: The Student Entry fee is US$ 85 per entry. Students may enter individual or group work done for a class project, an internship as spec work or for a client as long as the student is not a paid employee in the film industry. All Festival Rules & Regulations, Entry Material Requirements, Categories, Payment and Shipping instructions apply to Student entrants. A photocopy of the entrant's valid Student ID must be e-mailed to the Festival Office to: KristenSzabo@filmfestawards.com. Winning Student entries receive a "Student Award" Certificate.

Liability: The Festival assumes no responsibility for productions submitted in the incorrect category. Reasonable care will be exercised to protect entries from damage or loss. The Festival, its management and judging committees cannot assume liability. 




### SCORING/JUDGING GUIDELINES

All productions are scored on multiple criteria, including:
- How well the production meets its objectives and its intended audience
- Production Approach
- Concept / Writing
- Craft /Techniques




### CLAIMING AWARDS

- Award Statuette and Certificate Engraving: Awards will be engraved/printed and Presented To the name of the Entrant Company as listed in the entry credits, NOT to the name of the entrant contact. Third-Place Certificates will include the Production Company name and the company name of the Sponsor/Client as listed in the credits.

- Original Award Ordering Process: Winners will be emailed a personalized URL (valid through October 31, 2019) to order their original awards. The winner is responsible for the shipping costs. Original awards are complimentary through October 31, 2019. After October 31, 2019, original awards will be available at full price.

- Original Award Claim Deadline: The URL to claim your original awards will remain live until October 31, 2019. Original Awards claimed after October 31, 2019, will be available for purchase at the full price.

- Duplicate Awards: Duplicate awards for any year may be purchased at any time. Duplicates can be personalized in an individual's name as long as the person was credited to the entry. The link to the store is https://order.filmfestawards.com/duplicatestore.aspx.