5th Annual

Chicago South Asian Film Festival

May 29, 2014 to June 05, 2014

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Feature-Length Narrative
Short Film Narrative/Documentary
First Time Filmmaker Feature
Feature-Length Narrative/Documentary by First-time filmmaker
Student Shorts
Short-length films made by student filmmakers
Documentary films (short or feature length)


i2F2 is dedicated to cultivating rising filmmakers and to create a marketplace.


The Festival was founded in 2010 and is organized by the Chicago South Asian Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

In 2014, CSAAC launches i2F2 – Next Generation Festival in conjunction with the City of Evanston. The Festival brings filmmakers, distributors and audiences together to celebrate international cinema and create an industry think-tank with the vision to establish the Midwest’s first film and entertainment marketplace.

i2F2 is the first film festival of its kind anywhere in the world that highlights films made by first-time feature filmmakers and student filmmakers. For its first edition, the Festival will focus on films from and by filmmakers from three key regions: South Asia, Middle East (including Turkey and Iran) and Israel. The inaugural 2014 Film Festival will take place between May 29 – June 05 in the vibrant burgeoning arts & cultural hub of Downtown Evanston.


Amit Rana (Festival Director); Kayenn CocoMay (Programming and Artistic Director)


1. In order to be considered for the Festival, the Applicant must fill out the submission form located at http://www.withoutabox.com.

2. All Films must be uploaded via the Secure Online Screener function of Withoutabox (Preferred Method) or online screener link. If you are unable to submit via online method, email programming@i2f2.com for DVD submission instructions.

Note: It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to cover the cost of shipping DVDs and ensure that shipped materials arrive at the shipping destination provided on the submission form. All DVD’s must be labeled with the title of the entry, running time and the name of the director. The festival is not responsible for damage or loss of materials while in transit. All submissions of screener material (i.e. DVD) will become the property of the festival and will not be returned to the entrant.

3. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure clearance from the copyright holders of any copyrighted materials included within the submitted Film. i2F2 will not be held responsible for the unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted materials within or relating to the submitted Film.

4. Applicants submitting Films that contain significant non-English spoken dialogue must provide on-screen English subtitles.

5. In the event that the Applicant remits an updated version of the Film to i2F2 after having submitted a previous version of the Film to i2F2 during the same calendar year, i2F2 is under no obligation to view any or all of the updated version.

6. i2F2 does NOT provide comments or feedback regarding the submitted Film to the Applicant or any other representative of the submitted Film.

7. Upon selection, withdrawal of the film is not permissible. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide a press kit with film stills, reviews, synopsis, length, screening format, cast & crew, filmmaker pictures & bios; posters and postcards for display; trailer (up to 3 minutes) for a compilation DVD handed to press and industry executives and screening masters. The applicant is responsible for all mailing costs and will provide a good print in the format requested.

8. Applicants whose films have been selected and who choose to attend the Festival have to be present for the Opening Night Red Carpet Screening and Opening Night Gala and will receive up to 3 full-access passes for all festival screenings, parties, panels and discussions, opening night screening/party. The Applicant is responsible for purchasing any additional passes above the allotted 3 passes. The Applicant has to be present for the press conference and for the screening of their film and participate in post-screening Q&A.

9. i2F2 reserves the right to disqualify any submission if it does not meet ALL of the above requirements


I, the authorized representative of the project being submitted (the "Film"), acknowledge and agree as follows in connection with the Film's submittal for consideration for the i2F2 (the “Festival”):

1. I represent that I am 18 years of age or older, or that, if I am younger than the legal age to enter into contracts in my state/country, I have provided the Festival with a written consent from my parent or legal guardian.
2. I hereby represent and warrant to the Festival that: (a) I am duly authorized, on my own behalf and on behalf of all other persons or entities who have any ownership rights or interests (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights) in or relating to the Film (the “Film’s Owners”), to exhibit this Film at the Festival, (b) exhibition of the Film at the Festival will not violate any law or any right or consent of any person or entity; and (c) the Film is not subject to any litigation, arbitration, or other adversarial claim or proceeding, nor is the Film the subject of any threat of litigation, arbitration, or other adverse claim or proceeding.
3. I further represent and warrant, on behalf of myself and the Film’s Owners, that the exhibition of the Film at the Festival will not violate or infringe any copyright, patent, privacy right, publicity right, trademark, service mark or any other personal or property right of any person or entity, and that the Film does not constitute or include a defamation of any person or entity. I have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other obligations, of any kind, arising from or associated with the exhibition of the Film at or in connection with the Festival.
4. In the event that the Film is accepted by the Festival, I acknowledge, on behalf of myself and the Film’s Owners, that the Festival's exhibition or presentation of the Film does not and will not create any confidential or fiduciary relationship between the Festival on the one hand and myself and/or the Film’s Owners on the other. I further acknowledge, on behalf of myself and the Film’s Owners, that I and we understand that neither I nor any of the Film’s Owners will receive any compensation for such exploitation. I acknowledge that no obligation of any kind is assumed by, or may be implied against, the Festival or the Chicago South Asian Arts Council, Inc. in the event of, by virtue of, or as a result of the Festival’s selection of the Film. I and the Film’s Owners understand and acknowledge that the selection of the Film by the Festival does not and will not in any way constitute an express or implied endorsement or approval by the Festival or the Chicago South Asian Arts Council, Inc., of the content of the Film or any opinion expressed therein.
5. I agree, on behalf of myself and each of the Film’s Owners, to indemnify and hold harmless the Festival and the Chicago South Asian Arts Council, Inc., together with each of their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, parents, officers, directors, employees, attorneys, creative advisors, agents and representatives (collectively, “i2F2 Related Parties”) from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, fees and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney's fees and other costs) that may be asserted by any person or entity or may be incurred by the Festival, the Chicago South Asian Arts Council, Inc., or any i2F2 Related Parties at any time in connection with the Film or the Festival’s use thereof, and/or arising from any breach or alleged breach of any representation made by me to the Chicago South Asian Arts Council, Inc, including, without limitation, any express or implied representation in these Terms and Conditions.
6. In the event that the Film is accepted by the Festival, I hereby grant, on behalf of myself and each of the Film’s Owners, each of the following rights to the Festival, the Chicago South Asian Arts Council, Inc., and their related entities without reservations, conditions or qualifications: (a) the right to use footage, stills and/or titles, and information from or relating to the Film for promotional purposes; and (b) the right to issue and authorize publicity concerning the filmmakers and the Film and to use all associated names, likenesses and biographical information. I also agree to provide contact information for the director and producer(s) of the Film and to grant the Festival the right to provide this information to film industry organizations sponsoring Festival events at its discretion.
7. I further agree, on behalf of myself and each of the Film’s Owners, that any claim, dispute or controversy arising out of, in connection with, or otherwise related to the Film, the Festival, or these Terms and Conditions (including the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof), as well as the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, will be governed by the internal, substantive laws of the State of Illinois and will be submitted to exclusive, binding arbitration before an arbitration forum in Chicago, Illinois. In agreeing to this exclusive arbitration provision, I hereby waive and relinquish, on behalf of myself and each of the Film’s Owners, any right or entitlement that I or the Film’s Owners might otherwise have had to bring or litigate any claim or claims encompassed by this paragraph in federal or state court against Chicago South Asian Arts Council, Inc., the Festival, or any CSAFF Related Party, and any right to a trial by jury with respect to such claim or claims.
8. I hereby acknowledge that I have read and understood the rules and regulations for submitting a film to the Festival and that the information contained shall supersede any information obtained elsewhere, including, but not limited to, information contained in any rules and regulations documents from prior years.
9. By clicking "I Agree" below, I freely and voluntarily give and express my full and complete acceptance of all of the terms and provisions set forth in these Terms and Conditions. I acknowledge that no oral representations, inducements, promises or assurances of any kind, and no representations, inducements, promises or assurances not set forth in these Terms and Conditions, have been made to me or the Film’s Owners by the Festival, Chicago South Asian Arts Council, Inc., or any other Related Parties.