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20-Apr-2014 9:38pm PDT  

 

International Freethought Film Festival

4 Annual November 07, 2014 to November 09, 2014

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

Freethought Shorts (collegiate)
This category is for filmmakers who are/were enrolled in an accredited university or college during the making of the submitted film. The short films in this category must reflect any or all of the mission of the IFFF of promoting reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry to be considered for screening and scholarship award.
Freethought Shorts (non-competitive)
Freethought Shorts (non-competitive) is open to all filmmakers. Films must reflect the purpose of the Freethought Film Festival Foundation, and be of interest to a freethinking audience.
The purpose of the Freethought Film Festival Foundation is to promote critical thinking, reason and freedom of inquiry through the medium of film.
Freethought Feature (collegiate)
The Freethought Feature (collegiate) category must reflect the purpose of the Freethought Film Festival Foundation and be of interest to freethinkers in order to be considered for screening and scholarship award consideration. The purpose of the Freethought Film Festival Foundation is to promote critical thinking, reason and freedom of inquiry through the medium of film.
Freethought Feature (non-competitive)
The Freethought Feature (non competitive) category must reflect the purpose of the Freethought Film Festival Foundation and be of interest to freethinkers in order to be considered for screening.
The purpose of the Freethought Film Festival Foundation is to promote critical thinking, reason and freedom of inquiry through the medium of film.
Freethought Animated Shorts (non-competitive)
Freethought Animated Shorts (non-competition) is open to all filmmakers. Films must reflect the purpose of the Freethought Film Festival Foundation, and be of interest to a freethinking audience.
The purpose of the Freethought Film Festival Foundation is to promote critical thinking, reason and freedom of inquiry through the medium of film.
Short Screenplay
Screenplays should reflect any or all of the Freethought Film Festival Foundation's mission statement of promoting reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry. This is a competitive category. Winning short screenplay will be produced by FFFF and screened at a future International Freethought Film Festival.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Mission of the Freethought Film Festival is to promote reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry through the medium of film.

What do we mean by freethought? Simply put...Freethought is the critical examination of truth-claims based on reason and logic...not superstition, not tradition, and not because someone "important" said so.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The International Freethought Film Festival is in its fourth season. IFFF 2014 will take place in Atlanta, Georgia from November 7th-9th. The categories of films that we screen range from live action, animation, documentary, experimental and narrative features and shorts. The films are captivating, thought provoking, entertaining and the selections reflect our mission statement--promoting reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry through the medium of film.

The International Freethought Film Festival is a niche film festival for the bold. Examples of themes in the Freethought niche are those that challenge what some societies and cultures deem unchallengeable, such as religion or government policies. The examination of truth claims that are of interest to skeptics, such as paranormal claims, alternative medicine, UFO’s, psychics and astrology, fits this niche. Films that shed light on Human Rights violations, and stories of women and men who take a humanistic approach to affect positive change in society, have a home at IFFF. The clash between scientific findings and religious/superstitious traditions is a common theme among submissions as well.

Official film selections get exposure outside of just the film festival , Freethinkers around the globe are seeking more films that reflect their idealism in entertaining ways, in addition to documentaries. The Freethought Film Festival Foundation works with national and international secular organizations to share these films and recommend them to their members. Exposure at the International Freethought Film Festival will launch your film toward an eager audience within the secular movement.

Many film festivals select films that generally steer clear of major controversy. Not us! If your film reflects any of the aforementioned ideals, submit it. We affirm that having the freedom of expression completely negates the concept of having the courage of your convictions. We strongly believe that rationalistic and artistic are not mutually exclusive. Visit our Website (freethoughtfilmfest.org) to watch shorts and teasers of official selections of IFFF seasons passed.

The Freethought Film Festival Foundation, host of the International Freethought Film Festival, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, educational organization. All proceeds from submissions and events go toward the continuity of the International Freethought Film Festival and promoting reason through film via special film events throughout the year.

ORGANIZERS
Andrea Steele-Meyer (Festival Registrar) ; Andrea Steele-Meyer (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES
-Film subject matter should reflect freethought concepts by promoting reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry.

-For Shorts categories, only one Screener disc per film. Compilations on a single disc will not be considered.

-Length of Shorts: Under 60m

-Length of Features: Open

-Initial submission formats should be DVD-NTSC (Region 1 or 0), Blu-ray or WAB Online Screener. If selected to be screened at the International Freethought Film Festival, feature films must be in DVD-NTSC (Region 1 or 0) format or Blu-ray for exhibition. High resolution Video files, via email or securing file sharing sites, will be accepted for exhibition copies of short films.(mp4 preferred)

-A Press Kit including still photos from your film is required with your submission. Resolution should be a minimum of 300 dpi for print in png format, and 72 dpi for Web graphics.in JPEG format.

-Only one film submission per entry form.

-All submissions must be completed projects.

-Films that are under a distribution contract are not eligible. Films should not contain any content that viloates copyright laws.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree: that to the best of my knowledge, all statements and claims in this document are true, and that I am fully authorized to submit the above-mentioned material to the International Freethought Film Festival. I agree that the film content submitted is original work and does not infringe upon any existing copyright laws, nor is it under any distribution contract, I accept and agree to be bound by the official rules of the Freethought Film Festival Foundation. By entering the International Freethought Film Festival, I understand clips, segments, photographs and/or stills from my entry may be used in the promotion of the International Freethought Film Festival, and that the film may be screened at future Freethought Film Festival Foundation sponsored events.