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29-May-2015 1:18am PDT  

 

Carmel International Film Festival

7 Annual October 21, 2015 to October 25, 2015

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PO Box 5877
Carmel CA 93921
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Phone: 831-625-3700
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http://carmelfilmfest.com

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

Feature Film
Narrative feature films with a running time of 40-120 minutes.
Feature Documentary
Documentary submissions of more than 40 minutes in length.
Short Film
Narrative feature or documentary submissions of less than 24 minutes in length.
Student
Narrative feature, documentary or short submissions directed and/or produced by student filmmakers.
Screenplay Competition
90 - 120 pg. maximum – Must be in traditional script format (Pdf file preferred) – Accepting all Genres - Must be original, unproduced, and in English - Must submit screenplay between March 1st thru Aug 31st of 2015 – $40 (US dollars) Submission Fee - CIFF Competition Associates, past winners, their affiliates, & family members may not participate in contest

CFA will produce a 3-Minute “Sizzle Reel” for the Grand Prize Winner.

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Animation
Animated films under 50 minutes. Animated films over 50 minutes should be submitted under Feature Film category.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Carmel International Film Festival is committed to providing artists a platform to share their stories and their art.

The Carmel International Film Festival presents six awards at the festival in October: Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short, Best Student film, Best Animation and Best Screen Writer.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Carmel is an idyllic little hamlet by the sea with world famous white sand beaches, a quaint European-inspired downtown shopping district, renowned restaurants and hotels. So it stands to reason that Carmel would also be home to an international art and film festival. Screening over 125 films in unique and beautiful venues over five days, the festival is quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon on the West Coast and beyond. Few places on Earth compare to the natural beauty and sophistication of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Carmel International Film Festival is held throughout the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Some of the venues include: The Sunset Cultural Arts Center, Golden Bough Theater, Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel Youth Center Theater, Carmel Youth Center Auditorium, Carmel High School Performing Art Center, Carmel Beach, Devendorf Park, 13th Avenue Beach and multiple galleries & wineries.

Estimated attendance 2015: 24,000 people

Carmel International Film Festival attracts a diverse group of attendees and filmmakers, from emerging artists to Oscar Award-winning. If you are an art lover of any sort, you will find something at this festival for you. And chances are, you will come across someone you know.

ORGANIZERS
Erin Clark ; Erin Clark (Festival Registrar) ; Heather Huber ; Heather Huber ; Thomas Burns (Festival Director) ; Tom Burns (Festival Registrar) ; Tom Burns (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES
1. Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for consideration, The Carmel International Film Festival accepts the following formats for festival screening: HDCAM, Blue-Ray and in some select cases DCP & DVD. The films must be in either English or in their original language with English subtitles. The Festival will not consider any other formats.

2. Promotional Usage: Filmmakers and/or their agents agree that all publicity materials related to their film may be published in the Festival Program Guide, Web Page, and other promotional materials.

3. Requirements for Selected Films: All eligible entries will be reviewed by a Film Festival Selection Committee with Official Selections announced by September 15, 2014. Once films are selected for entry into the Film Festival, the filmmaker and/or their agents will be contacted, delivery of press materials for the film, and approved screening print. All travel expenses will be the responsibility of the filmmaker and/or their agents.


The Carmel International Film Festival does not assume any liability for damage to films, videotapes, or publicity materials.

The CIFF presents awards and/or prizes to category winners.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

ACCEPTANCE OF FESTIVAL RULES: I, THE UNDERSIGNED, REPRESENTS THAT I AM LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FILM HEREBY SUBMITTED, AND HAS SECURED ALL RIGHTS, LICENSES, CLEARANCES, AND RELEASES NECESSARY FOR EXHIBITION OF THE WORK TO THE PUBLIC. THE UNDERSIGNED HAS READ AND ACCEPTED THE FESTIVAL RULES, AND WARRANT THE SUBMISSION AS ORIGINAL WORK AND THAT THERE ARE NO DISPUTES REGARDING THE OWNERSHIP OF THE SUBMISSION. THE UNDERSIGNED AGREES TO HOLD THE CARMEL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (CIFF) HARMLESS FROM AND DEFEND THEM AGAINST ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, LOSSES, DAMAGES, JUDGMENTS, LIABILITIES, AND EXPENSES (INCLUDING ATTORNEY'S FEES) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY AND ALL CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, GROUNDLESS OR OTHERWISE, BASED ON ANY FILM SUBMITTED TO THE FESTIVAL.