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|Shorts: (under 39:59 minutes)
Dance on Camera
Dance for the Camera
|Features (40 minutes and over)
|Documentary s under 45 min
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Founded in 2008. JamFest Indie Film Festival was first a regional film celebration that sought to inspire local filmmakers with limited funds. The catchphrase was, “No money, just vision.” Now, in the process of expansion, JamFest seeks to widen its audience and its retinue of filmmakers; recognizing film excellence not only locally, but nationally and internationally. JamFest seeks filmmakers’ visions, young and not so young, big budgets to not so big.
All proceeds from the event first go towards filmmaker awards. The remaining funds are directed into the non-profit organization Northshore Regional Endowment for the Arts (NREA); an organization dedicated in supporting the Arts for local children.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Northshore Regional Endowment for the Arts (NREA) was founded in 2001 by local physician Dr. Ted Hudspeth who recognized a need for opportunities in art education for our local youth. NREA inaugurated the JamFest Indie Film Festival in 2008 to continue its mission to support arts in education.
About JamFest Indie Film Festival: February 2013 JamFest Indie Film Festival will feature films produced by independent filmmakers; specific dates to be announced. The festival is held in Amite, Louisiana, the parish seat of Tangipahoa parish. The town of Amite was incorporated in 1861.Residents of Amite aresupportive of the arts. . Southeastern Louisiana University is located approximately 20 miles from Amite.and .is at the crossroads of two great cities; 55 miles north of New Orleans and 40 miles east of Baton Rouge.
Eligibility and Rules
• The competition is open to any film or video completed after January 1, 2008.
• Award Categories include:
Features: Fiction, Animation, Experimental, Multimedia (40 minutes and over)
Shorts: Fiction, Experimental, Trailer, Multimedia, Animation, Music Video, Dance for the Camera (under 39 minutes)
Documentary Features (40 minutes and over)
Documentary Shorts (under 39 minutes)
• The festival will accept DVD, Quicktime , Mpeg formats for pre-view screening.
• Accepted films must be made available on DVD for festival screenings.
• Productions that are not in English must be subtitled or dubbed in English.
• Each entry must be submitted with completed entry form and entry fee.
• Press Kit is required, but only after acceptance for screening.
• All cash awards will be given to the primary applicant.
• Recycled or scratched discs will be disqualified. Please send a new disc.
• Works in progress will not be accepted for consideration.
• JamFest accepts no responsibility for breaches in copyright and the entrant releases JamFest for any and all claims and liabilities with respect to screening the entry during the festival.
• The entrant warrants that all rights of the submitted work are cleared for festival usage by the festival submission deadline.
Acknowledgment of Receipt and Film Return Policy
When your entry is processed we shall notify you via e-mail. The festival will not be held responsible for loss or damage through post or handling. Unfortunately, due to high volume, all materials submitted cannot be returned.
Films selected for screening at the 2013 festival will be notified via e-mail no later than feb 1, 2013. If no e-mail is available then notification will be mailed by the above date. Notifications of non-accepted entries will be e-mailed or mailed on the same date.
Mailing your Entry
Please send your pre-view copy of film:
att: Allen Lloyd
INDY MEDIA GROUP / SIR-REEL STUDIOS
1244 S. Morrison Blvd
Hammond, LA 70403
JamFest accepts only online entries submitted via Withoutabox.com, which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world. Withoutabox's Internet-only submission platform features online applications via one master entry form, online fee payments, and press kits. Fill out one master entry form and take advantage of quick entry, extended deadlines, and powerful submission management tools. There's no extra cost to you, and by submitting, you'll join Withoutabox's global filmmaker community and stay in the loop about international exhibition opportunities.
If you have questions, please call 985-981-3550 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Louisiana Filmmaker Submissions:
JamFest will give an award to a Louisiana filmmaker–the director on the film being submitted who has also been a resident of Louisiana for at least one year as of January 2009.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
JamFest Indie Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless JamFest Indie Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, 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, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
Winning Filmmakers will have the option of having their work broadcast on local Southeastern Louisiana University cable channel beyond the festival dates. Southeastern Louisiana University is a not for profit organization.