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22-Apr-2014 11:51pm PDT  

 

Black Hills Film Festival

5 Annual April 30, 2014 to May 04, 2014

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P.O. Box 396
Hill City SD 57745
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Phone: 605-574-9454
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DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Feature Film
We prefer films that are thought provoking and uplifting showcasing new voices & fresh perspectives in independent cinema, however films on all subjects in any genre are welcome.
Short Film
We prefer films that are thought provoking and uplifting showcasing new voices & fresh perspectives in independent cinema, however films on all subjects in any genre are welcome.
Feature Documentary
We prefer films that are thought provoking and uplifting showcasing new voices & fresh perspectives in independent cinema, however films on all subjects in any genre are welcome.
Short Documentary
We prefer films that are thought provoking and uplifting showcasing new voices & fresh perspectives in independent cinema, however films on all subjects in any genre are welcome.
Student Film
Films on all subjects in any genre are welcome. Students should submit to this category for all film types (feature film, short film, feature documentary & short documentary).

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The mission of the Black Hills Film Festival is to bring high quality films from all over the world to the Black Hills of South Dakota; to build awareness of independent films and film as an art form; and to provide educational opportunities for filmmakers.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
SOUTH DAKOTA: BLACK HILLS FILM FESTIVAL - April 30th - May 4th, 2014. The Black Hills Film Festival (BHFF), nestled in the hills near Mt Rushmore in South Dakota, is now welcoming submissions as it explodes into its 5th year.

The festival is a true celebration of cinema and the renegades who do what it takes to get their vision to the screen. The festival takes over the mountain town of Hill City, and Rapid City, SD, to line up world-class parties for the evenings, and powerful workshops throughout each day.

Previous workshops have been hosted by Academy Award Winning Costumers and Make-Up Artists, Film Finance pros who teach filmmakers not only how to get financing for their indie films, but how to get the money back after the movie has been made, and Celebrity Actors who host workshops and casting sessions – all designed to help filmmakers maximize the quality of their projects while stretching every dime. Workshop attendance is free to attending filmmakers.

The filmmaker is the star of the Black Hills Film Festival. Screenings across the five days of the BHFF are solidly attended by an engaged community of artists and cinephiles and along with great parties and mixers; award winners go home with custom bronze trophies, $500 cash and stories to last a lifetime.

Now seeking entries in feature length narrative and documentary, as well as narrative and documentary shorts. Special attention given to projects dealing with themes of Native Americans and life in the Midwest.

ORGANIZERS
Chris VanNess ; Christine VanNess (Executive Director) ; Christine VanNess (Executive Director) ; Janna Emmel (President) ; Janna Emmel (President) ; Richard VanNess (President / Festival Registrar) ; Ryan Hall (Vice President) ; Sean Covel ; Sean Covel

GENERAL RULES
RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. Films that have been screened in South Dakota within a 100 mile radius of the Black Hills Film Festival to a paying public audience are not eligible to be screened at the Black Hills Film Festival.
2. Only one title per entry.
3. Films must have been completed after January 1, 2012.
4. All films must be submitted on DVD (Region 0 or 1) and be the final version for consideration.
5. All films submitted must be available for exhibition on DVD or Blu-Ray formats depending on the venue chosen. BHFF will notify accepted films of presentation format needed including electronic.
6. Please mark the DVD with the title of your project, running time, year of production, your name, contact information and category.
7. International or Non-English speaking films must be subtitled or dubbed in English.
8. If you are entering as a student, please enclose a copy of your student ID with entry.
9. All entries will become the property of the Black Hills Film Festival and will not be returned.
10. BHFF reserves the right to decline awarding a prize in any category.
11. Films may not be withdrawn after acceptance into the Festival.
12. The entrant acknowledges and agrees that all matters not covered by these regulations, and questions arising from them, will be decided by Festival organizers or programmers at their discretion.


CHECKLIST: Entries will not be accepted without the following:
_____ Submission Fee made out to Black Hills Film Festival (check or money order only-in US dollars. International submissions - please use international money order in US dollars.)
_____ Completed and Signed Entry Form
_____ 100 word Synopsis of film (if not already on entry form)
_____ 2 DVD (Region 0 or 1) copies of film correctly labeled

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Selections: Films will be selected and entrants will be notified on or about March 1, 2014. Promotional Usage: Participants agree that all materials related to their film may be published in the Festival Program, Web Page and all other promotional materials or property and in all media. Posters, images of the film, and the film may be used independently to promote the Black Hills Film Festival. Clearances: If selected for screening, all commercial/private property including trademark and/or copyrighted materials shown and recorded in the project must come with authorized permission for screening. The filmmaker remains entirely liable for any claims that may occur in result of screening the film. Notification: Upon filmmaker notification, BHFF requires press kits and press screening DVDs for each film, sent to the Festival complete with: a. One (1) to three (3) color photos representing the film provided as digital images in the .jpeg, .tif, or .gif format and b. Short description of the film c.Two (2) DVD or Blu-ray copies of the selected film for the film library. SIGNATURE: The undersigned represents that they are 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 all of the BHFF rules and understands and has complied with these rule and warrants the submission is original work and there are no disputes regarding the ownership of the submission and fully indemnifies the Black Hills Film Festival (BHFF) against any claim made for such violations of law. The undersigned agrees to hold the BHFF 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, whether or not groundless, based on any film submitted to the Festival.|