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18-Apr-2014 9:22pm PDT  

 

Southern Appalachian International Film Festival

8 Annual November 01, 2013 to November 10, 2013

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1012 Beechwood Drive
Johnson City TN 37604
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Phone: 423-534-7120
marksoapiff@gmail.com
http://www.soapiff.com

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International
We accept films in a variety of genres and lengths as long as they are made outside of the US, are not in English and are subtitled or dubbed in English.
Appalachian
Films that are a product of Appalachia, Appalachian filmmakers, or films with subject matter that emerges from the culture, individuals, geographic area, and history of Appalachia. We accept films of all lengths and a variety of genres in this category.
Features
All fictional films that run more than 45 minutes. Features are accepted in all genres and subjects, including categories not listed.

We are particularly interested in films that have subjects that focus on Gender, LGBTQ, Cultural Minorities and the Environment. We are also interested in Animation and Children's films.
Documentaries
All documentary films about any subject and of any length are accepted, including categories not listed.

We are particularly interested in films that have subjects that focus on Gender, LGBTQ, Cultural Minorities and the Environment. We are also interested in Animation and Children's films.
Shorts
All fictional films that run less than 45 minutes (including opening and closing credits). Shorts are accepted in all genres and subjects, including categories not listed.

We are particularly interested in films that have subjects that focus on Gender, LGBTQ, Cultural Minorities and the Environment. We are also interested in Animation and Children's films.
Student Films
This category is for high school and college students. Films can be in a variety of genres and lengths. High school students grades 9th - 12th. College students: any student that is attending an academic institution, at least part time.

We are particularly interested in films that have subjects that focus on Gender, LGBTQ, Cultural Minorities and the Environment. We are also interested in Animation and Children's films.
Art/Experimental
Films exploring non-traditional approaches to form, narrative, and presentation, audio or cinematic technique. Films can be about any subject and of any length, including categories not listed.

We are particularly interested in films that have subjects that focus on Gender, LGBTQ, Cultural Minorities and the Environment. We are also interested in Animation and Children's films.
Horror
Films submitted in this category may be any length. They must be in the Horror genre, and can come from anywhere.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
SOAPIFF, with support and cooperation from regional institutions, local agencies, East Tennessee State University, the Northeast Tennessee Art Commisssion, the JCDA, business and individual sponsors, presents films from the Festival competitions, retrospective screenings, related educational seminars and promotional events during the annual Southern Appalachian International Film Festival also known as SOAPIFF (the "Festival"). The purpose of SOAPIFF is to publicly recognize, promote and preserve the work of independent filmmakers and encourage film production and film culture in Southern Appalachia. SOAPIFF revives an annual film festival in the greater Tri-Cities, Tennessee, the birthplace of the oldest continuous independent film festival in the American South (the Sinking Creek Film Celebration). SOAPIFF will entertain, educate and also present speakers, seminars and other art forms that play collaborative roles in film production and promotion. To that end, the Organizers aim to provide Festival entrants with an opportunity to showcase their movies to as wide an audience as possible with the premiere of their entries, if selected, at SOAPIFF in multiple theatres, and, when possible, via distribution of entry materials for promotional purposes separate from, and/or before, during and/or following the Festival.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Southern Appalachian International Film Festival also known as SOAPIFF presents films from the festival competitions, retrospective screenings, related educational seminars and promotional events during the annual Festival which typically runs from 2-3 weeks in length. SOAPIFF will entertain, educate and also present speakers, seminars and other art forms which play collaborative roles in film production and promotion. To that end, the organizers aim to provide festival entrants with an opportunity to showcase their movies to as wide an audience as possible with the screening of their entries, if selected, at SOAPIFF in multiple theatres during the festival, and, when possible, via distribution of entry materials for promotional purposes separate from, and/or before, during and/or following the festival.

Preservation of film is important to SOAPIFF. SOAPIFF intends to prevent the loss of many independent films over time by placing films in an archive in the Archives of Appalachia, located in Sherrod Library on the campus of East Tennessee State University, purely for the purposes of preservation and research. It is worth noting that the missing footage from Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" was recently discovered in a film archive in Argentina. If filmmakers agree (and you are given the opportunity to do so elsewhere in the entry information) all entries (both selected and non-selected) will be added to the Festival collection in the Archives of Appalachia at ETSU where they may be preserved indefinitely for research. If you object to this, we will not place your film in the archives.

ORGANIZERS
Mark Compton (Festival Founder) ; Mark Compton (Festival Registrar) ; Mark Compton (Festival Registrar) ; Mark Compton (Film Student)

GENERAL RULES
FILM REQUIREMENTS

• Each film should include presentational history, which lists
festivals, TV, and internet showings with dates.
• All foreign language films must include English subtitling.
• Each film must include running time that includes both opening
and ending credits.

ENTRY MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS

All entries should include the following:

1. 1-Minute preview trailer in QuickTime or Windows Media
format on a separate CD and a dramatic Still Shot from the film (if you do not have a trailer, we will waive this requirement and we will accept trailers in various formats submitted digitally).

2. 2 copies of your film on DVD* formatted for North America
or all regions, labeled with the film title, producer(s) name(s), contact telephone number, and email address.
* Make sure your DVD plays in its entirety on a standard North
American consumer DVD player.

3. Music Sheet: listing all selections of music used in your film
(title of composition, copyright owner, permission, duration
used).

4. The entry fee.

MULTIPLE ENTRIES

In order to be eligible, each entered film must comply with
the foregoing ENTRY MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS (Each
film must be accompanied by its own ENTRY FORM and be
submitted on separate DVDs). Do not record more than one film
per DVD.

ELIGIBILITY

• Must meet all FILM REQUIREMENTS plus all four (4)
ENTRY MATERIAL REQUIREMENTS.
• Both U.S. and international entries accepted.
• Categories listed under Filmmaker Information will be
considered: documentaries, animation, narratives, experimental,
etc, but we reserve the right to place your film in another category of our choosing.
• Films can be shot originally on any format available.
• Films must be submitted in DVD (North American) format only.
• Films must be no older than two years old to qualify for awards.




TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Terms and Conditions of Entry By signing in the space provided below, you (the "Producer") hereby acknowledge that you have read and understand, and hereby agree to, all the Terms & Conditions of Entry outlined below 1. Entry: By completing the Entry Form and submitting it in accordance with the Official Entry Rules ("Rules"), the Producer has applied to enter the Producer's film ("Film") in the 2013 Southern Appalachian Film Festival Competition (the "Contest") being organized by or for the Southern Appalachian International Film Festival, Inc. ("SOAPIFF") in connection with the 8th Southern Appalachian International Film Festival (the "Festival"). 2. Selection Process: (a) SOAPIFF may, in its absolute discretion, and without giving reasons, select the Film for participation in the Contest on any date SOAPIFF deems appropriate, but no later than August 31, 2013. Any possible prizes awarded are awarded to the person identified in the Entry Form as Producer of the Film and are not transferable, replaceable or redeemable. (b) If the Film is selected, SOAPIFF will, on or before August 31, 2013, notify the Producer of the Film's selection by e-mail. 3. Clearances: The Producer is solely responsible for obtaining from all applicable individuals or entities, any and all required rights, releases, consents, clearances, licenses, and other authorizations or underlying rights (collectively, the "Clearances") necessary to use the Film as contemplated by this Agreement. 4. Representations and Warranties: The Producer makes the following representations, warranties and guarantees to SOAPIFF: (a) All details in the Entry Form are true and correct; (b) The Producer has complied and will comply with the Rules; (c) In preparing the Film and entering into and participating in the Contest, the Producer has complied and will comply in all respects with all applicable laws and other government rules and regulations, including copyright and other intellectual property laws; (d) The Producer owns, or otherwise has obtained, all Clearances necessary to exploit (and to grant SOAPIFF the right to exploit as contemplated hereunder) the Film and each and every right outlined in the Agreement, including the copyright in the sound recordings comprising the soundtrack of the Film and the works reproduced in those recordings; and (e) The Producer has the authority to comply with the Agreement and grant the rights granted hereunder; 5. Indemnity: The Producer hereby agrees to indemnify and hold harmless SOAPIFF and anyone working with SOAPIFF, including its Festival partners, from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities and other expenses suffered or incurred by such parties arising out of or in connection with the breach of any of the representations, warranties, obligations, certifications or guarantees set forth in this Agreement. 6. License Grant: In consideration of SOAPIFF reviewing the Film for the purpose of selecting the Film for the Contest and for other good and valuable consideration, the Producer hereby grants SOAPIFF the right and license (if the film is selected for the Festival) to do any or all of the following: (a) to display, perform, broadcast, transmit, or communicate to the public the Film (and any part thereof), in connection with (i) the SOAPIFF Contest and Festival, or any promotional, advertising or marketing activities by SOAPIFF; (b) to copy the Film (or any part thereof) for preservation, archival, and research purposes (if agreed to by entrant); and (c) to use the title(s) by which the Film is or may be known or identified. 7. Delivery: Upon request by SOAPIFF, Producer shall provide SOAPIFF proof of all necessary Clearances. SOAPIFF reserves the right (but not the obligation), in its sole discretion, to verify that all necessary Clearances relating to the Film have been obtained prior to selecting the Film for participation in the Contest or undertaking any utilization of the Film as contemplated by this Agreement, including but not limited to the use of the Film in connection with the Contest and SOAPIFF reserves the right to disqualify and withdraw any Film from the Contest or any presentation if SOAPIFF determines at any time, in its sole discretion, that all necessary Clearances have not been obtained by Producer. 8. General: (a) This Agreement contains the entire understanding between the parties with respect to the subject matter addressed in this Agreement, supersedes all prior agreements with respect to the subject matter addressed in this Agreement, and may not be altered or waived except by a writing signed by both parties. (b) The Producer will do such acts and sign, or cause to be signed, such instruments as SOAPIFF may reasonably require for the purposes of this Agreement. (c) This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee applicable to contracts made and performed entirely in the State of Tennessee. Certification of Entrant I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree as follows: 1. I have read, understand and agree to comply with the Official Entry Rules and Terms & Conditions of Entry listed herein; 2. I acknowledge and agree that this Entry Form, along with the Official Entry Rules and Terms & Conditions of Entry create an agreement, to which I am bound, 3. This film is not the subject of any litigation nor is it threatened by any claim or litigation; 4. I am duly authorized, on my own behalf and on behalf of any other persons or entities that have any ownership Interests in the Film, to submit this Film to SOAPIFF and I represent that my entering into this agreement, and performing my obligations hereunder, will not violate any law or any right of any person, firm, or entity; 5. Neither SOAPIFF, nor their affiliates or related entities shall have any liability in the event of any damages or harm to any materials submitted by me hereunder en route to or from SOAPIFF or otherwise during or arising from the Festival's use, non-use or possession of the Film. 6. I am over 18 years of age (or applicable age of majority). If not, my parent or legal guardian has digitally signed this online entry form, on my behalf.