3rd Annual

Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival

November 08, 2012 to November 11, 2012

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"MAKE A DIFFERENCE SHORT FILM COMPETITION
In conjunction with Bendigo Bank, plus prize givers JMC Volkswagen,
University of Tasmania, Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning and Launceston City Council, BOFA is challenging short film-makers of all ages the chance to craft a three (3) minutes story (real or imaginary) about making a positive difference.
Film makers are challenged to create a well constructed story, with a beginning, middle and end. It may be inspiring; sad; amazing; imaginative; challenging; instructive; exciting; or simply a wonderful story. It must be in English or subtitled, shot in high definition and under 3 minutes in any of the following genres: drama; documentary; humour (comedy); romance; grand adventure; or even sci-fi.
Films will be judged in terms of their: excellence in story telling; excellence in film making; excellence in capturing the Make a Difference theme.
Your idea for this short film is limited only by your own creativity. Perhaps you already know a volunteer in the community or know someone who volunteers and want to tell their story? Or you may be passionate about preserving the environment, protecting animals or promoting human rights? Do you have an inspiring personal story of overcoming adversity? Is there a story about a technology or programme which is making a difference?

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

THE TASMANIAN BREATH OF FRESH AIR (BOFA) FILM FESTIVAL
BOFA showcases shorts, features and documentaries which provide a fresh perspective on and/or an innovative approach to screen-based story telling that inspires positive change.

BOFA stands for "a breath of fresh air", the very essence of fine film and of Tasmania. It is a celebration of the power of film to affect positive change in the modern world.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival 2012 is the one film festival that you shouldn't miss. It is truly a " breath of fresh air".

In 2012, BOFA will showcase over the Thursday 8 to Saturday 10 November, international and Australian feature films/documentaries, short films, cinema related exhibitions (in partnership with Queen Victoria Museum), master-classes and parties, but, as well, is adding a new Make a Difference Day (Sunday 11th November) incorporating a free community open day, a major Big Ideas debate (in partnership with The St James Ethics Centre), screenings of a Make a Difference Day short film competition, features/documentaries, several master-classes run by industry experts, and writers' festival speakers all on Make a Difference themes. The Make a Difference Day will be the culmination of the festival and will highlight the purpose of inspiring "positive change".

BOFA recognizes that stories are shared in a thousand ways: fiction and non-fiction, from cinema and TV, to the Internet and beyond. At BOFA, you will see the world's best screen-based stories, created by innovative film makers and digital artists, each with their own fresh perspective.

Tasmania has some of the best food, wine, chefs and musicians in the world - so come to BOFA to enjoy and have fun. Our friendly team will help you to mingle, interact and connect.

The heart and soul of the festival lies in inspiring people to make changes at a personal, local and global level. The stories we choose, the film makers we recognise, the community events we run, the ideas we debate, the competitions we run, the money we raise and the hopes we nurture, are all about leaving the world better than we found it.

"MAKE A DIFFERENCE" SHORT FILM AWARDS
In conjunction with Bendigo Bank, plus prize givers University of Tasmania, Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning and Launceston City Council, BOFA is challenging short film-makers of all ages the chance to craft a three (3) minutes story (real or imaginary) about making a positive difference.

Film makers are challenged to create a well constructed story, with a beginning, middle and end. It may be inspiring; sad; amazing; imaginative; challenging; instructive; exciting; or simply a wonderful story. It must be in English or subtitled, shot in high definition and under 3 minutes in any of the following genres: drama; documentary; humour (comedy); romance; grand adventure; or even sci-fi.

Films will be judged in terms of their: excellence in story telling; excellence in film making; excellence in capturing the Make a Difference theme.

Your idea for this short film is limited only by your own creativity. Perhaps you already know a volunteer in the community or know someone who volunteers and want to tell their story? Or you may be passionate about preserving the environment, protecting animals or promoting human rights? Do you have an inspiring personal story of overcoming adversity? Is there a story about a technology or programme which is making a difference?

There are prizes for:
1.BOFA Make A Difference Open Award $5,000 (donated by JMC Volkswagen)
2.BOFA Make A Difference Youth under twenty five Award, $2,000 donated by UTAS and Launceston City Council
3.BOFA Make A Difference Students Award, $1,000 donated by Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning
The best of the films from each category will be shown for free at the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air Film Festival in the QVMAG Exhibition Gallery during the festival (8-11 November 2012) and ideally for weeks afterwards.

As well, the Make a Difference message will be distributed further by uploading the best films onto YouTube and running a People's Choice competition via Facebook to find the best short film in the eyes of viewers.


ORGANIZERS

Owen Tilbury (Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES

PREVIEW SCREENERS
BOFA prefers Online Screeners as submissions. If this is not possible mailed copies can be accepted. If unsure, contact director@bofa.com.au.

ELIGIBILITY
Films must be available in DVD format if selected

Films must not have been exhibited, exploited or otherwise made available to the public, or licensed or assigned to any third party, prior to entry into the Competition.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

"MAKE A DIFFERENCE"SHORT FILM COMPETITION
The Competition is hosted by The Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival (Promoter) and sponsored by Bendigo Bank, Volunteering Tasmania, Rotary Club of Tamar Sunrise, Jackson Volkswagen, UTAS, Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning and Launceston City Council (Sponsors).
Information on how to enter forms part of the terms of entry. By entering the Competition the entrant (you) are deemed to have read, understood and accepted these Terms and Conditions.
Terms and Conditions:
1. ELIGIBILITY
1.1 You must fit one of the categories of entry and be able to prove that you a legitimate entrant if required. Categories are: 1) a film-maker of any nationality, 2) an Australian youth under 25 years of age or 3) Tasmanian student in grade 9-12.
1.2 You can submit an entry to the competition as an individual or as part of a team.
1.3 All employees and their immediate families of the promoter, the sponsor and related corporations and agencies associated with the Competition are ineligible to enter.
1.4 Each entry must comply with the Terms and Conditions. The promoter reserves the right, in its sole discretion at any time, to verify the validity of your entry, your eligibility to enter the competition and your compliance with these Terms and Conditions, and to refuse to award any prize to you or to disqualify you if you are ineligible to enter the competition or if you submit an entry that does not comply with these Terms and Conditions or if you tamper with the entry process. Failure by the promoter to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.
2. COMPETITION PERIOD
2.1 The competition commences on Friday July 27th, 2012 and concludes on Sunday September 30, 2012 at 5pm. Any entry received after this date will be deemed invalid.
3. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
3.1 To enter the competition, you must submit a short film that:
(a) has a total running time of no longer than 3 minutes, including titles and credits;
(b) including a credit acknowledging that the film is an entrant in the Tasmanian Breath of Fresh Air (BOFA) Film Festival “Make A Difference” short film competition and is sponsored by Bendigo Bank, Volunteering Tasmania, Tamar Sunrise Rotary Club, Jackson Volkswagen, UTAS, Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning and Launceston City Council;
(c) complies with G Classification Guidelines set by the Office of Film and Literature Classification (http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2009C00421);
(d) has not been exhibited, exploited or otherwise made available to the public, or licensed or assigned to any third party, prior to entry into the Competition.
3.2 You must submit the entry via www.withoutabox.com and complete the competition entry form found within that site. Entries can be made via the withoutabox link on the BOFA site (http://bofa.com.au/2012/home/prizes-awards/) or via www.withoutabox.com
3.3 The video file that you submit must comply with the withoutabox.com recommended uploading guidelines. The film must be in high definition format - H,264 QuickTime - and must be submitted via screener to www.withoutabox.com. If this is not possible contact Owen Tilbury, Festival Director, at director@bofa.com.au or 0407 501 287
4. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
4.1 There is a small fee to enter the Competition.
4.2 No responsibility will be taken by the promoter or the sponsor for any late, lost, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, corrupted or misdirected entries, claims or correspondence destruction, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, or alteration of entries. The promoter, the sponsors and their associated agencies have no control over communication networks or lines and accepts no responsibility for any problems associated with them, whether due to traffic congestion, technical malfunction or otherwise. Neither the promoter nor the sponsor is liable for any consequences of user error including (without limitation) cost occurred.
4.3 Your entry (including any copies) will not be returned to you.
4.4 Neither the promoter nor the sponsors will provide payment to you for the use of the film in any promotion and advertising activity or public or private screening or the use of the film through promotions by the sponsor. You understand that once accepted you cannot withdraw the film from the competition and neither the promoter, the sponsors nor their licensees or assignees are liable to pay any remuneration or give any other benefit to you or any third party for the use of the film.
4.5 Entry to the competition is not a guarantee that the film will be used by either the promoter or the sponsors and neither the promoter nor the sponsors shall be under any obligation to use, promote, distribute or otherwise exploit the film or to exercise, exploit or make any use of the rights or to continue any of the foregoing if commenced.
5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
5.1 By entering the film into the competition, you irrevocably grant to the promoter and sponsors a non-exclusive and fee-free right and license to:
(a) advertise, promote, distribute and otherwise exploit (including, without limitation, to use, publicly perform and communicate to the public) the film in its submitted state and without alteration ; and
(b) use and publish by any means and in all media, the title of the film, the names, likenesses (including photographs) and biographies of the actors, participants, performers, writers, producers and directors involved in the film, and still photographs of the film, in connection with the advertising and promotion of the competition (present and future), the film and the exercise of the rights, throughout the universe in perpetuity in any and all formats and media now known and hereafter devised.
5.2 The license granted under clause 5.1 takes effect from the date of entry of the film into the competition and the promoter and/or sponsors may use the film from that date as permitted by the license.
5.3 The Promoter and the Sponsors may assign or sub-license the rights in whole or in party to any third party.
5.4 The license granted under clause 5.1 does not limit your ability to use the film for your own commercial or promotional purposes.
5.5 You warrant to the promoter and the sponsor that:
(a) all details provided with your entry are complete, true and accurate;
(b) you have the full right and authority to accept these Terms and Conditions and to grant to the promoter and the sponsors the rights (including copyright) in the film and the other rights granted under these Terms and Conditions without obtaining the consent of any third party;
(c) The film is your original creative work and has not been copied, adapted or otherwise taken from any other literary, dramatic or artistic work, any cinematograph film or any other material of any kind;
(d) You are the sole and exclusive legal and beneficial owner or controller of all the rights (including copyright) in the film and the other rights free from encumbrances;
(e) any exercise of any of the rights (including copyright) in the film and any of the other rights by the promoter, the sponsors and their respective assignees or licensees will not infringe any law or any rights of any third party;
(f) The film is not defamatory or obscene, nor does any part of the film or any conduct in respect of the film constitute any infringement of any law or any rights of any third party, including copyright or any other intellectual property rights, moral rights, passing off, unfair competition, misleading or deceptive conduct, breach of confidence or invasion of privacy;
(g) you have obtained, and have fully paid for, all consents, approvals and other clearances from all third parties necessary to enable the exercise of any of the rights (including copyright) in the film and any of the other rights by the promoter, the sponsor and their respective assignees or licensees including, without limitation, all such consents, approvals and other clearances from:
(i) all persons identifiable in, or who provided services in connection with, the film;
(ii) the owners or exclusive occupiers of all locations identifiable in the film or where filming of the film took place; and
(iii) the owners or controllers of all music and sound recordings reproduced in the film;
(h) all actors, performers, other creative contributors and all other third parties have received all remuneration and other benefits in connection with the production, promotion and exploitation of the film; and
(i) you are not aware of any actual or threatened claim regarding the film.
5.6 If requested by the promoter or the sponsor, you will promptly provide the promoter and the sponsor with duly executed documents or agreements evidencing your compliance with your warranties given in clauses 5.5(g) and 5.5(h).
6. JUDGING
6.1 Entries will be assessed by a judging panel of experts chosen by the promoter. Each entry will be individually judged based on alignment to the following criteria: excellence in story telling; excellence in film making; excellence in capturing the Make a Difference theme. The judging panel’s processes, discussions and deliberations are strictly confidential. The judging panel’s decision in relation to all aspects of the competition is final and binding on you and no correspondence will be entered into.
6.2 The winner/s will be publicly announced at the BOFA Awards dinner on Saturday 10th November,2012 and again at the Make A Difference Day 11th November. Winning entrants will be notified by phone and email on or before Sunday 28th October 2012.
6.3 Winners agree to participate in publicity for the competition and the BOFA film festival as well as other promotional events if required and if they are available. Winners will not be paid for these publicity appearances.
7. PRIZE
7.1 Prizes are: BOFA Make A Difference Students Award, $1,000 donated by Tasmanian Centre for Global Learning; BOFA Make A Difference Youth under 25 years Award, $2,000 donated by UTAS and Launceston City Council; BOFA Make A Difference Open Award $5,000 donated by Jackson Volkswagen
7.2 Winners of the competition will be awarded by presentation of a cheque
7.3 The promoter reserves the right to not award any prizes for any reason.
8. RELEASE FROM LIABILITY
8.1 The promoter, the sponsor, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and contractors, shall not be liable for any and all claims (whether arising in contract or tort, including negligence) which are suffered or incurred in connection with the competition or your acceptance of any prize/s, including for any personal injury or death suffered or sustained by any person, except for any claims which cannot be excluded by law (in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law).
8.2 You agree to release and discharge the promoter, the sponsors and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and contractors from any and all claims (whether arising in contract or tort, including negligence) which are suffered by or incurred in connection with the competition or your acceptance of any prize/s, including for any personal injury or death suffered or sustained by any person.
8.3 You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the promoter, judges, the sponsors and partners, and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents and contractors, individually and collectively, from all claims relating to or arising from:
(a) your participation in the competition;
(b) any breach or non-performance by you of these Terms and Conditions;
(c) without limitation to sub-paragraph (b), any exercise of the rights (including copyright) in the film and the other rights by the promoter, the sponsor or their respective assignees or licensees.
8.4 In these Terms and Conditions:
Rights means the rights in respect of the film and other such rights and consents granted and assigned to the promoter and/or the sponsor pursuant to these Terms and Conditions.
Claim means any claim, action, suit, proceedings, cause of action, liability, cost, loss, damages, demand and judgment of whatever kind or nature incurred or suffered by or brought, made or recovered against any person at law or in equity or under any statute or otherwise, including any direct or indirect loss of profit, revenue or goodwill and any other indirect, consequential or economic losses and any other special damages.
9. PRIVACY
9.1 The promoter collects personal information in order to conduct the competition and may, for this purpose and for the purpose of exercising the rights, disclose such information to third parties. Entry is conditional on providing this information.
9.2 Unless otherwise advised, the promoter may also use the information for promotional, marketing and publicity purposes including sending electronic messages. You should direct any requests to access update or correct information to the promoter.