4th Annual

Silicon Valley Film Festival

October 01, 2013 to November 04, 2013

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Narrative Movies
We accept shorts and feature of lengths in this category.

Movies can also be shot in any format or media as long as the submitted format is on DVD, in which we ultimately screen from. We try to put as few limits on the filmmakers as possible. Films made in Silicon Valley or San Francisco Bay area residence will qualify for a special Award Category - 'Made in Silicon Valley' . Time limit: Short: Under 30 minutes , Feature: More than 30 minutes
Music Video
Music Video section is one of the most exciting during our festival. Time limit: Under 10 minutes in length. You should have the rights for the music and other contents.
Documentary
We accept shorts and feature of lengths in this category.

Movies can also be shot in any format or media as long as the submitted format is on DVD, in which we ultimately screen from. We try to put as few limits on the filmmakers as possible. Films made in Silicon Valley or San Francisco Bay area residence will qualify for a special Award Category - 'Made in Silicon Valley' . Time limit: Short: Under 30 minutes , Feature: More than 30 minutes
Animation
We accept shorts and feature of lengths in this category.

Movies can also be shot in any format or media as long as the submitted format is on DVD, in which we ultimately screen from. We try to put as few limits on the filmmakers as possible. Films made in Silicon Valley or San Francisco Bay area residence will qualify for a special Award Category - 'Made in Silicon Valley' . Time limit: Short: Under 30 minutes , Feature: More than 30 minutes
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Best initiative film that emphasis , inspires, promotes Innovation & entrepreneurship, Leadership

* Submissions under this category also considered for SVFF general award categories like Best Narrative, Documentary,etc.

We accept shorts and feature of lengths in this category.

Movies can also be shot in any format or media as long as the submitted format is on DVD, in which we ultimately screen from. We try to put as few limits on the filmmakers as possible. Films made in Silicon Valley or San Francisco Bay area residence will qualify for a special Award Category - 'Made in Silicon Valley' . Time limit: Short: Under 30 minutes , Feature: More than 30 minutes
Green Earth
Best initiative film that emphasis a Green Earth , environmental issues.

* Submissions under this category also considered for SVFF general award categories like Best Narrative, Documentary,etc.

We accept shorts and feature of lengths in this category.

Movies can also be shot in any format or media as long as the submitted format is on DVD, in which we ultimately screen from. We try to put as few limits on the filmmakers as possible. Films made in Silicon Valley or San Francisco Bay area residence will qualify for a special Award Category - 'Made in Silicon Valley' . Time limit: Short: Under 30 minutes , Feature: More than 30 minutes
Vision of the Future
Movies that predict the future World. The most possible and accurate visionary movie wins the 'Best Vision of the Future - Silicon Valley Award'

* Submissions under this category also considered for SVFF general award categories like Best Narrative, Documentary,etc.

We accept shorts and feature of lengths in this category.

Movies can also be shot in any format or media as long as the submitted format is on DVD, in which we ultimately screen from. We try to put as few limits on the filmmakers as possible. Films made in Silicon Valley or San Francisco Bay area residence will qualify for a special Award Category - 'Made in Silicon Valley' . Time limit: Short: Under 30 minutes , Feature: More than 30 minutes
Commercial ad spot
Any commercial Advertisement maximum 1 minute in length. This category seeks for innovative, outreaching commercials, published or to be published both are welcome to submit.

Movies can also be shot in any format or media as long as the submitted format is on DVD, in which we ultimately screen from. We try to put as few limits on the filmmakers as possible. Films made in Silicon Valley or San Francisco Bay area residence will qualify for a special Award Category - 'Made in Silicon Valley' . Time limit: Short: Under 30 minutes , Feature: More than 30 minutes

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOV 3, 2013. YOU CAN ONLY SUBMIT ON WWW.SVFILMFESTIVAL.ORG.

Silicon Valley Film Festival is a part of World Innovation Festival which is a week long events of Silicon Valley Conference, Awards, Expo and more.
Silicon Valley Film Festival Celebrating the Innovation in Digital Cinema right in the heart of landmark Silicon Valley, the Origin of Digital Technologies. The Beautiful Tomorrow's World is in the minds of today's innovators and their creative Imagination. The Silicon Valley is standing proof of Power of Imagination and Innovation that is changing the World every day. SVFF mission is to promote the spirit of Silicon Valley around the World.

SVFF provides International movie makers a venue to showcase their work to a great audience, learn unique creativity from fellow filmmakers, possible venture funding from Silicon Valley Tech investors' hobby money, networking with producers and distributors. The highly creative movies and talents are honored with Silicon Valley Awards on a World stage at Silicon Valley each year.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

4TH ANNUAL SILICON VALLEY (DIGITAL) FILM FESTIVAL 2013
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Silicon Valley originated many technologies and innovations that have changed the lifestyle of mankind in last 30 years. And it continues everyday with new start-ups with vision for 'Tomorrow's World' . Silicon Valley truly is the birth place of Digital Film Making and Digital Media including the big 4 A's (Adobe, Apple, Avid, Auto Desk). In the heart of Silicon Valley, the Hi-Tech community is celebrating the Spirit of Silicon Valley: Technology , Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the most powerful visual media - Digital Filmmaking. Silicon Valley Film Festival screening films from emerging and independent filmmakers around the world. Our Chief Judges include Alex Buono, DP from SNL and we bring International Judges on board every year to create a World standard.

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOV 3, 2013.

YOU CAN ONLY SUBMIT ON WWW.SVFILMFESTIVAL.ORG.

WE DON'T ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS ON WITHOUTABOX.COM.

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SILICON VALLEY AWARDS:

Check out last years amazing Movies won Silicon Valley Awards at www.svfilmfestival.org/blog. We are happy to mention a few here to honor them further.

Traveling Sales Man (Feature) - Winner of 3 Awards for BEST FEATURE, BEST EDITING, BEST ACTOR. UPRISING (Feature documentary) , Crocodile in the Yangtze (Innovation and Entrepreneurship) and more.


All movies submitted will equally compete on a international pool of creativity for our esteemed Silicon Valley Awards, named after one of the Silicon Valley Legend every year. All Awards are selected by our Festival selection committee except Audience choice award, which is based on mobile votes or ballots filled out after the screening.

Our Jury select movies based on Uniqueness, Imagination, Innovation, Productivity, Social Change and all the creativity relevant to the Award category.

TOP 3 MOVIES IN ALL CATEGORIES: Honorable mentions.
Top 3 movies in each SVFF Award Categories selected by our primary Judges will be announced as 'SVFF Jury Honorable Mentions' . The Chief Judges will select the the best out of the best from Jury Nominated films.

15+ Award Categories:
This year's awards include,
Best Feature - Narrative, Documentary,Animation,
Best Short - Narrative, Documentary, Animation
Best Music Video, Best Commercial Ad,
Best Actor, Actress, Music, Director, Cinematography, Editor
and Best of Made in Silicon Valley (Siliwood!) and Best Student Film

And SVFF unique awards are,
Best Vision of the Future,
Best Green Earth,
Best Innovation and Entrepreneurship

GREEN FESTIVAL: As part of Green Earth initiative and following Digital universe, we encourage you to help us to 'Go Green' - Most of our fliers or Posters are targeted for Online and mobile devices.

Ways to Go Green: Welcome to Digital Era!
Make and submit a Green initiative movies for the Green Earth Award.
If you have 'Podcast , mobile posters, Posters, ' send us as soon as you receive an "Acceptance Notice Email" from SVFF to help faster processing and include in media promotions.
SUBMIT ONLINE: By uploading your movies.
Please avoid sending DVDs that saves money and earth.

FESTIVAL PROGRAMS:
Festival programs include 3 days of selected film screenings, Green Carpet Reception, Film Industry panels and workshops, Visual and Media Products and services expo and an Award ceremony. Attended by City Mayors of Silicon Valley, film industry professionals, filmmakers, TV , media, film fans of greater Silicon Valley.

More details please visit www.svfilmfestival.org


Every mind is an innovative mind. Let us put together to build a wonderful World .


ORGANIZERS

Cheenu Krishnan (Director); Moorthi PV (Director); Moorthi PV (Director); Moorthi PV (Director); Moorthi PV (Director)

GENERAL RULES


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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOV 3, 2013. YOU CAN ONLY SUBMIT ON WWW.SVFILMFESTIVAL.ORG. WE DON'T ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS ON WITHOUTABOX.COM.
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Attention: New this year and TIPS.
1. We have created a low submission fee for movies under 3 minutes. So you can pick a submission fee depending on your run time.
2. For all updates better follow our Blog, twitter, facebook as we try to avoid sending too many emails to the filmmakers.
3. Find all your question on FAQ page, avoid emails. Festivals have no resources to respond to you.
4. GO DIGITAL. To find how to submit digital copies of your promotion materials go to Submission FAQ page at WWW.SVFILMFESTIVAL.ORG
5. At SVFF your film selection is not by luck. It is by your Imagination, Creativity, Presentation and Uniqueness. Submit with confidence.

We welcome films from anyone in any genre from International Movie Makers. Filmmakers in the greater Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay Area are encouraged to apply for the 'Made in Silicon Valley' title in addition to the International contest.


RUNTIME:
Mini: Maximum 3 minutes (Mini is not an Award Category)
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes
Features: Over 30 minutes

SUBMISSION FEES BY DEADLINES:

Pl. check on www.svfilmfestival.org

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOV 3, 2013. YOU CAN ONLY SUBMIT ON WWW.SVFILMFESTIVAL.ORG. WE DON'T ACCEPT SUBMISSIONS ON WITHOUTABOX.COM.
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SCREENING:
By submitting your film at Silicon Valley Film Festival, you agree with SVFF to screen your film upto 5 screenings at the festival at any schedule. You also agree for our Chief Judges from International film Industry to review your film for final selections, if your film is selected in the first round.

Be Present at SVFF to promote and to receive Prizes and trophies.
Each Screening starts with introduction ends with Question and Answer with the Filmmakers.

SCHEDULE:
Scheduling will be programmed by the Festival committee.

If your film is accepted for screening at the festival, you agree that Silicon Valley's Public Access cable channels CreaTV, KMVT, Palo Alto Media Center and other community channels may broadcast all or part of the submitted video in selected Silicon Valley Film Festival video.

Interviews, Question and Answer sessions will be recorded on video and will be posted on SVFF Channel online.

AWARDS:
SVFF accepted films will qualify to compete internationally for 'Silicon Valley Awards' in a variety of categories in addition to Festival screening.

Awards include: Best of the following categories,
Feature, Short, Documentary, Animation, Music, Commercial Ad Spot, Green Earth, Vision of the Future, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Actor, Actress, Director, Editor, Cinematography.

All Award honorees receive Silicon Valley Awards trophy.

Our Juries select movies based on Uniqueness, Imagination, Innovation, Productivity, Social Change and all the creativity relevant to the Award category.

TOP 3 MOVIES IN ALL CATEGORIES:
Top 3 movies in each SVFF Award Categories selected by our primary Judges will be announced as 'SVFF Jury Nomination Films' . The Chief Judges will select the the best out of the best from Jury Nominated films.

PRIZES:
Silicon Valley Award winning movies also receive prizes from our Sponsors, Partners and Promoters.
A free MMU Pro account on www.moviemakersunite.com for all the 'Considered' movies for SVFF.

SELECTION & NOTIFICATIONS:
All eligible entries will be reviewed by a Film Festival Selection Committee with Official Selections announced and notified by the approximate notification date mentioned for this year.

SUBMISSION COPY:
Films may be submitted by mail or as a secure screener through Withoutabox. If you choose to submit by mail, ensure that your DVD will play on U.S. DVD players (Region 0).

If you submit by mail, please be sure to include the following information:

Title of the work
Name of the entrant and all pertinent crew members and actors
Email address
Return address (With prepaid postage)
Phone number you can be reached at


RETURN SHIPPING:
A paid envelop should be provided by the filmmaker in order to return any submitted materials to SVFF.

DVD (/ B-RAY) GUIDELINES:

Again Go Green and send us an online copy.
Or
*** Preview DVD's should be clearly labelled with the title, running time and contact information (name, phone number, e-mail.) or WAB number.
*** If you are submitting more than one entry, a separate submission is required for each film, although they may be mailed together.
*** Blue Ray discs are accepted only for the Final Screenings and only for the Feature length Movies.

For more information visit www.svfilmfestival.org. please email our programming director at svff@svfilmfestival.org

-Team SVFF

Let your unlimited imagination inspire and make a change in the World.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS


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I am the owner and/or legal representative of this original work and am submitting same for review. While I understand that I retain all rights to ownership of the work, I hereby give The Silicon Valley Film Festival permission to feature, advertise, display in whole or in part during and leading up to the Festival, the work titled and described above.

I hereby give The Silicon Valley Film Festival permission to feature, advertise, display in whole or in part during and leading up to the Festival, the work titled and described above.

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 The Silicon Valley 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.

Anti-Piracy Precautions and release:

The Silicon Valley Film Festival endeavors to take all reasonable anti-piracy precautions. By submitting your material to the Festival, you hereby release the Festival from any and all risk and liability in the event of theft or breach of copyright of your materials while on Festival premises.