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MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The 7th Annual Reel Independent Film Extravaganza (RIFE) will take place October 7-13 at the Angelika Pop-Up Cinema in Washington, DC. “More than a festival” – is an event created by filmmakers FOR filmmakers. The event strives to present the best of independent films in a variety of categories from around the world in an environment designed to provide unique opportunities for participants to interact with one another while networking with film professionals of the like. The Reel Independent Film Extravaganza is more than a festival---it is a new kind of experience!
RIFE IS “MORE THAN A FESTIVAL – IT IS A NEW KIND OF EXPERIENCE!
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The sixth year of RIFE again showed the festival to be a must attend event complete with sold out screenings, packed networking events and incredible attendance from film lovers and filmmakers visiting from across the globe. We are eagerly anticipating topping our best year yet at our seventh annual Reel Independent Film Extravaganza. In trendy Union Market in Washington, DC, the festival will continue to celebrate national and international independent films and filmmakers, with screenings at one of the city's top independent film theaters, Angelika Pop-Up, and parties and events in the surrounding Union Market area. RIFE16 will once again feature an awards ceremony as well as a filmmaker meet and greet for all attending filmmakers and pass holders.
This event is presented by Reel Independent Films Extravaganza, Incorporated, a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.
Anthony Greene (Festival Producer); Anthony Greene (Festival Producer); Anthony Greene (Festival Producer); Anthony Greene (Festival Producer); Paul Marengo; Paul Marengo; Paul Marengo; Paul Marengo; Paul Marengo (Festival Coordinator); Spencer Johnson (Founder | CEO)
SELECTION OF WINNERS & PRIZES
FILMS WILL BE SELECTED BY A RIFE JURY AND THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMMER & PRODUCER. FROM THESE SELECTED FILMS THE REEL AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED.
THE REEL INDEPENDENT FILM EXTRAVAGANZA, ITS COMMITTEE OR ITS EMPLOYEES; REEL INDEPENDENT FILMS EXTRAVAGANZA INC; SKYROCKET PRODUCTIONS LLC AND DR. SPENCER F. JOHNSON, MD ARE NOT LIABLE NOR WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE IF COPYRIGHTED MATERIALS OR UNAUTHORIZED MATERIALS ARE INCLUDED IN THE FILM. IT IS THE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT TO SECURE PROPER PERMISSION FROM THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OF MUSIC, STOCK FOOTAGE OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL WHICH COULD VIOLATE ANOTHER ENTITY’S COPYRIGHT OR EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE MATERIAL.
FILM SUBMISSION NOTES
DMV LOCAL FEES are reserved for projects solely produced in either Washington DC, Virginia or Maryland.
FILMS MUST HAVE BEEN COMPLETED WITHIN THE LAST THREE (3) YEARS
IF YOUR FILM IS SELECTED, YOU MUST PROVIDE A HIGH QUALITY NTSC DVD or BluRay
ALL NON-ENGLISH FILMS MUST HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES
DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL MATERIAL
NO EDITS OR CHANGES WILL BE MADE IN FILMS BY RIFE FOR ANY REASON
RIFE IS OPEN TO EVERYONE…EVERYWHERE
RIFE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INVITE FILMS
THE SUBMISSION OF ALL FILMS REPRESENTS AN AGREEMENT TO THE POLICIES SET FORTH IN THE RELEASE FORM AND THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I hereby agree to permit my film to be screened at the RIFE. I am the sole owner of all legal rights and title and have the authority to submit the enclosed materials to the RIFE. I guarantee that all rights necessary for a film festival screening have been obtained.
I will indemnify and hold harmless the Reel Independent Film Extravaganza or its employees; Reel Independent Films Extravaganza Inc; Skyrocket Productions LLC; Meldonna LLC; and Spencer Johnson, individually and collectively, from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities 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, publicity, screening, credits, and loss of or damage to the screening materials entered.
I understand that, unless otherwise specified, the RIFE provides no financial compensation for any exhibition of my work.
The RIFE reserves the right to use the submitted publicity information, photos, and excerpts in its marketing and publicity, including online formats, for the festival and any other uses related to the promotion of the festival. RIFE also reserves the right to exhibit submissions in other RIFE sponsored venues, including, but not limited to, online digital channel(s) for a period of two years after the current year's Festival.
I understand, am authorized to accept, and agree to abide by all terms listed in this release and in the submission guidelines.