9th Annual

Alexandria Film Festival

November 06, 2015 to November 08, 2015

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500 East Alexandria Avenue
Alexandria VA 22301
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Phone: 703-862-8705
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Short
Must have a total running time of 39 minutes or less. May be any film type (i.e. narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, etc.)
* please note: submissions longer than 39 minutes will be considered Feature Length.

ALL DVDS MUST INCLUDE A $20 HANDLING CHARGE BY CHECK OR MONEY ORDER DRAWN ON A U.S. BANK.
Feature Length
Must have a total running time of 40 minutes or more. May be any film type (i.e. narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, etc.)

PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A $20 HANDLING FEE FOR DVDS. WE CANNOT CONSIDER ANY DVDS THAT ARE NOT ACCOMPANIED BY A PERSONAL CHECK OR MONEY ORDER DRAWN ON A U.S. BANK.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The ALEXANDRIA FILM FESTIVAL offers an enriching cinematic experience for filmmakers and film lovers by presenting high quality, new and rarely seen short and feature length films.

The mission of the ALEXANDRIA FILM FESTIVAL is to promote cinema as an important cultural and educational asset and market Alexandria as a dynamic venue for making, exhibiting, and experiencing cinematic art.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The 9th annual ALEXANDRIA FILM FESTIVAL will be held November 6-8, 2015. The festival brings high-quality short and feature length films, documentaries, filmmaker panels, and arts presentations to historic Alexandria, Virginia and the greater Washington, D.C. metro area.

The festival highlights the talents of local, national, and international filmmakers. Alexandria is home to myriad film producers and enthusiasts, arts patrons, members of Congress and their staff, White House and executive branch officials, corporate executives, medial outlets and other influential groups. The city attracts many visitors and residents of the Washington metropolitan area who value its arts and historic community.
The ALEXANDRIA FILM FESTIVAL promotes and supports the artistry of filmmakers and provides an engaging and immersive experience for its audience.

This year we are looking for, in particular:

* Films about, set in, or made by filmmakers from the following countries, cultures or regions: Africa and African-American; Armenia, Ireland,Scotland and other U.K., Cambodia/Viet Nam and other southeast Asia, Israel and the Middle East, El Salvador, Mesico and other Latin America; Native American; China, Japan, Australia and the Pacific Rim.

Alexandria has a very diverse population that has roots in these areas that we plan to highlight for the 2015 festival. Films from countries not mentioned above will also be considered and programmed.

* Films that focus on sustainability: environmental, social and economic and all issues and sub-issues related thereto, e.g. sustainable agriculture, architecture, cultures, etc.

Filmmakers are encouraged to interpret these categories broadly.

FILMMAKERS PLEASE NOTE: We are accepting Vimeo submissions, but you must submit a link with your submission.


ORGANIZERS

Irwin Singer; Margaret Wohler (Vice Chair); Patti North (Chair); Patti North (Chair); Patti North (Chair)

GENERAL RULES

Please Note
* Exhibition formats vary by location. If your film is selected for the Film Festival, you will be notified regarding which format you must submit, but in most cases it will be either DCP or exhibition quality, Blu Ray DVDs..
* Do not send original material.
* No cuts will be made in films by the Film Festival for any reason.
* The Alexandria Film Festival is open to the public.
* The Film Festival reserves the right to invite films for the program and for competition.
* Submission of film represents agreement to the policies set forth.

Selection of Winners and Prizes
Films will be selected by a jury. Selected films will be eligible for the Best of Show ($300), Jury Prize ($200) and the Audience Award ($100). The Alexandria Film Festival reserves the right to add additional awards at its discretion. The prizes will be presented after the Film Festival’s Award Ceremony on November 8, 2015.

Rights
The Alexandria Film Festival will not be held responsible if copyrighted materials or unauthorized materials are included in the film. It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to secure proper permission from the copyright holder of music, stock footage, or any other material which could violate another entity’s copyright or exclusive use of the material.

For more information, please visit our web site: www.alexandriafilm.org


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

2015 Alexandria Film Festival Release

Please read the following terms and conditions for your entry to the 2015 Alexandria Film Festival. By submitting your film, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of this agreement.

I hereby agree to permit my film to be screened at the 2015 Alexandria Film Festival. I am the sole owner of all legal rights and title and have the authority to submit the enclosed materials to the Alexandria Film Festival. I guarantee that all rights necessary for a film festival screening have been obtained.

I will indemnify and hold harmless the Alexandria Film Festival, its judges, sponsors, volunteers, the City of Alexandria, individually and collectively, from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities 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, publicity, screening, credits, and loss of or damage to the screening materials entered.

I understand that, unless otherwise specified in writing, the Alexandria Film Festival provides no financial compensation for any exhibition of my work.

The Alexandria Film Festival reserves the right to use the submitted publicity information, photos, and excerpts in its marketing and publicity, including online formats, for the festival and any other uses related to the promotion of the festival. By accepting inclusion in the Alexandria Film Festival, I grant non-exclusive rights to showcase my film during the festival (November 6-8, 2015) in as many screenings as required. This includes the competition screenings and a highlights showcase which may play after competition ends. In addition, the Alexandria Film Festival has non-exclusive rights to repeat the showcase during the year for fundraising purposes. All ticket sales are property of the Alexandria Film Festival.

I understand, am authorized to accept, and agree to abide by all terms listed in this release and in the submission guidelines.