49th Annual

US International Film & Video Festival

June 06, 2015 to June 06, 2015

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International
Film
Video
Short
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Competition
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713 South Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite A
Redondo Beach CA 90277-4233
USA
Phone: +1-310-540-0959
Fax: +1-310-316-8905
filmfestinfo@filmfestawards.com
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Corporate
Internal and external communications by companies, communities, educational institutions or countries (including promotions, profiles, products and services, history, risk management, testimonials)
Education
A production that instructs; includes MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course)
Entertainment
A production that entertains (including sporting events)
Documentary
A production of non-fiction content
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 photocopy of your valid Student ID along with the WAB Tracking Number must be e-mailed to KristenGluckman@filmfestawards.com at the time of entry.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Acknowledging creative excellence in CORPORATE, EDUCATIONAL, ENTERTAINMENT, DOCUMENTARY, and STUDENT productions since 1967.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
US International Film & Video Festival has been in operation since 1967. The Festival offers five mini-competitions in one by recognizing outstanding Corporate, Education, Entertainment, Documentary and Student productions. Entries are judged against peers, meaning Corporate competes with Corporate, Education against Education, and so on.

WHAT ELSE SETS US APART
Judges do not have to grant awards in each category. As a result, the top award in a category is not necessarily a Gold Camera, but may be a Silver or Certificate winner. Conversely, more than one Gold, Silver or Certificate may be presented in a category. Decisions are made based on both effectiveness and creativity by judges located around the world.

TYPES OF ENTRIES INVITED
Avant-Garde/Experimental
Behind-the-Scenes footage, interviews
Brand Experience/Live Events
Broadcast, Cable, Online TV Shows
Company Overview videos
Documentary
Digital Films/Video
Independent Production
Infomercials
In-Store Promotion video
Interactive Video
Internal Communications
Interviews
Live Performances/Concerts
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
News Programming
Online Coaching/Training
Online streaming platform programming (Netflix, etc.)
Product or Service Demo Videos
Product Promotion Video
Public Relations
Risk Management Video
Social Media Videos
Student Class Projects
Testimonials
Theatrical Films
Tutorials
Video Blogs
Video Games
Video Podcast (Vodcast)
Viral Videos
Virtual Tours
Webcasts
Webinars


AWARDS

- First-Place Gold Camera Statuette

- Second-Place Silver Screen Statuette

- Third-Place Certificate for Creative Excellence

- Student Award Certificate

- Best of Festival (Grand Prix) Awards
Presented to an outstanding entry from among the Gold Camera winners in each production type. These winners are selected by members of the International Quorum of Motion Picture Producers (IQ), a global peer network of production company owners.

- One World Award
Honors a production that demonstrates international cooperation and global understanding. The Award is sponsored and presented by the International Quorum of Motion Picture Producers (IQ), which seeks to support and improve international communications. Established in 1966, IQ is headquartered in New York City. See iqfilm.org.

ORGANIZERS

Kristen Gluckman 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.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2015

ENTRY CONFIRMATION: Acknowledgment will be emailed to all entrants within 48 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 sent to all entrants in May 2015. 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, but is subject to a $100 processing fee. (See REFUND POLICY). Entry withdrawal requests must be received via email to KristenGluckman@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, 2013, and March 1, 2015, and cannot have previously been submitted into the Festival.

ELIGIBLE SUBMISSION FORMATS: Entries must be submitted in one of the following formats: NTSC DVD, PAL DVD, URL, Video file upload, DVD-ROM and CD-ROM.

LANGUAGE: Entries must be submitted in English, have English subtitles, or be accompanied by an English script.

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$ 50 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: KristenGluckman@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.


### DISTRIBUTION OF AWARDS ###

AWARD STATUETTES AND CERTIFICATES: 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. Personalized duplicates, in individual names, can be purchased once judging results have been released. Awards are shipped at the entrant’s expense beginning in July 2015.

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.



### ENTRY SUBMISSION ###

If your entry includes DVDs or CDs, they should be received in our office within 7 days of entry finalization.
Without a Box (WAB) entrants should label entries with the WAB Tracking number.

We recommend shipping by air courier, not by post.

US International Film & Video Festival
Attn: Entry Department
713 South Pacific Coast Highway, Suite A
Redondo Beach, California 90277 USA
(310) 540-0959


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. DEADLINE: March 1, 2015 ENTRY CONFIRMATION: Acknowledgment will be emailed to all entrants within 48 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 sent to all entrants in May 2015. 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, but is subject to a $100 processing fee. (See REFUND POLICY). Entry withdrawal requests must be received via email to KristenGluckman@filmfestawards.com within 24 hours of finalization. REFUND POLICY: Refunds are only issued for entries withdrawn within 24 hours of finalization. PRIVACY STATEMENT: Available at http://filmfestawards.com/pdfs/Film_Festival_Privacy_Policy.pdf ### ENTRY GUIDELINES ### ELIGIBLE PRODUCTIONS TYPES: Open to Corporate, Education, Entertainment, Documentary and Student productions. PRODUCTION RELEASE DATES: Entries must have been PRODUCED or RELEASED between September 1, 2013, and March 1, 2015, and cannot have previously been submitted into the Festival. ELIGIBLE SUBMISSION FORMATS: Entries must be submitted in one of the following formats: NTSC DVD, PAL DVD, URL, Video file upload, DVD-ROM and CD-ROM. LANGUAGE: Entries must be submitted in English, have English subtitles, or be accompanied by an English script. MULTIPLE ENTRIES: The same production may be entered into different Categories and/or Production Types. Each entry will be considered a separate entry and will require additional submission materials and entry fees. STUDENT ENTRIES: The Student Entry fee is US$ 50 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: KristenGluckman@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. ### DISTRIBUTION OF AWARDS ### AWARD STATUETTES AND CERTIFICATES: 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. Personalized duplicates, in individual names, can be purchased once judging results have been released. Awards are shipped at the entrant’s expense beginning in July 2015. 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. ### ENTRY SUBMISSION ### If your entry includes DVDs or CDs, they should be received in our office within 7 days of entry finalization. Without a Box (WAB) entrants should label entries with the WAB Tracking number. We recommend shipping by air courier, not by post. US International Film & Video Festival Attn: Entry Department 713 South Pacific Coast Highway, Suite A Redondo Beach, California 90277 USA (310) 540-0959