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New Mexico International Film Festival

2 Annual February 10, 2012 to February 12, 2012

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617B Madison Street NE
Albuquerque NM 87110
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Phone: 505.803.5305
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Short Films (Documentary)
Short Films (Narrative)
Feature Films (Documentary)
Feature Films (Narrative)
Screenplay

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
We know you've heard this before. We're a film festival by filmmakers for filmmakers. You're yawning, right? Well, how does 50% of the box office gross sound? Is free airfare, hotel rooms and meals convincing? How does HD projection and 5.1 surround sound hit ya? When we say we're a film festival for filmmakers, we put our money where our mouth is.

The New Mexico International Film Festival has four goals:
1.) To proactively treat filmmakers as entrepreneurs by sharing revenue with filmmakers and provide them with business opportunities throughout the festival.

2.) To treat audiences with respect by only screening the best independent films in the world.

3.) To advance the quality of film festival screenings by exhibiting all movies in HD and 5.1 surround sound.

4.) To promote New Mexico as a shooting location for independent film by hosting our film festival in a different location each year.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
OUR BACKGROUND
We are filmmakers, just like you. We've been to film festivals throughout North America. And, by and large, we've been tremendously disappointed by the poor projection, terrible audio and dismissive treatment of filmmakers.

Since the beginning of the Great Recession the quality of projection and treatment of filmmakers has only gotten worse. Whatever compensation festivals offered filmmakers evaporated. Many festivals seem oblivious to how easy it is to project in 1080P and fall back on DVD as a projection format. Now, filmmakers are expected to finance movies and finance their attendance of film festivals.

We believe there is another way.

OUR MISSION
The New Mexico International Film Festival has three goals:

GOAL 1.) To proactively treat filmmakers as entrepreneurs by sharing revenue with filmmakers and provide them with business opportunities throughout the festival.

We accomplish this goal by sharing 50% of the box office gross with our filmmakers. We also minimize the cost of attendance by offering travel stipends, free meals and free hotels. Finally, we reimburse the submission fee to all official selections.

But, that's not all. We organize seminars on business plan creation, we hold speed-dating mixers with investors and after-parties are structured to encourage the discussion of both art and business.

At NMIFF filmmakers are financial partners. Every filmmaker deserves to return home with money in their pocket and the business knowledge to take their filmmaking to the next level.

GOAL 2.) To treat audiences with respect by only screening the best independent films in the world. Most small, regional festivals overprogram. Superficially, this sounds great for filmmakers who want high acceptance rates...until they show up to an empty theater. Audiences deserve and desire serious curation.

GOAL 3.) To advance the quality of film festival screenings by exhibiting all movies in HD and 5.1 surround sound.

Most festivals simply don't understand exhibition. They don't intend to do a poor job...but, the vast majority don't have the technical chops to exhibit properly. We've gone to great lengths to involve technicians who understand HD projection as well as 5.1 Surround Sound.

GOAL 4.) To promote New Mexico as a shooting location for independent film by hosting our film festival in a different location each year.

TESTIMONIALS
"Finally, a film festival that truly honors and respects the filmmaker. May the New Mexico International Film Festival become a model for all film festivals."
-Shira Potash, Co-Producer "Food Stamped"

"I wanted to thank you again for an amazing weekend. It was just as you'd promised and hoped it would be...intimate, intelligent and meaningful."
-Kristin Armfield, Co-Director "Barbershop Punk"

"The New Mexico International Film Festival was a great experience. Few festivals care about the filmmakers as much as NMIFF, and the beautiful star-filled sky was the perfect backdrop for a wonderful evening of cinema."
-Doron Kipper, Director "Misdirection"

ABOUT NEW MEXICO
New Mexico is the third largest state in the US. From Alpine forests to white deserts, from sapphire blue rivers to snowy peaks there is no state quite like New Mexico. We want independent filmmakers to see the majesty of New Mexico...and that's why our festival changes locations annually. Each year we'll exhibit in a new part of the state.

With today's advancements in technology there is no reason a film festival should be tied to a single location. And, that belief is reflected in our name. We represent every corner of our beautiful land. We're the New Mexico International Film Festival!

*Additional Terms & Conditions Apply. Please Visit www.newmexicointernationalfilmfestival.com for additional information.



GENERAL RULES
For additional rules & regulations please go to:

http://newmexicointernationalfilmfestival.com/rules-and-regulations/

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

FILMMAKER COMPENSATION, RULES & REGULATIONS COMPENSATION PACKAGES: Official Selections of the New Mexico International Film Festival are compensated for exhibition. Short Films (Documentary & Narrative) shall receive: 1.) $200.00 towards travel expenses. 2.) (1) hotel room for the length of the festival. 3.) (9) pre-paid meals at a participating restaurant. 4.) 10% of box office gross if paired with a feature film. 5.) 55% (divided by the number of accepted films & attending filmmakers) if programmed in a shorts block. 6.) 100% of all direct merchandise sales. 7.) Reimbursement of submission fees. 8.) Review of film from either festival director or associate director to be used for future publicity. Feature Film (Documentary & Narrative) shall receive: 1.) $300.00 towards travel expenses. 2.) (1) hotel room for the length of the festival. 3.) (9) pre-paid meals at a participating restaurant. 4.) 45% of box office gross if paired with a short film. 5.) 55% of box office gross if exhibited alone. 6.) 100% of all direct merchandise sales. 7.) Reimbursement of submission fees. 8.) Review of film from either festival director or associate director to be used for future publicity. Screenplays shall receive: 1.) Staged Reading The winning screenwriter will receive the Best In Fest screenplay award, which will consist of a staged reading of their screenplay performed by professional actors before an audience. This staged reading will be videotaped in 720p HD. An audio recording will be made as well. 2.) Travel & Lodging The winning screenwriter will receive $200.00 travel reimbursement, 1 night lodging and 3 pre-paid meals at a participating restaurant. 3.) A prize package including, but not limited to, Final Draft Pro and a year's subscription to Script Magazine. DEFINITION OF TERMS: Box Office Gross is defined as the total amount of money directly earned from exhibiting a motion picture. It does not include merchandise or concessions of any kind. Direct Merchandise is defined as merchandise directly related to a specific motion picture; DVD’s, CD’s, Blu-Rays, apparel, books or printed materials of the specific exhibited motion picture. Unrelated items such as (but not limited to) festival apparel and posters are not direct merchandise. In addition, filmmaker merchandise not directly related to the exhibited motion picture, such as (but not limited to) previously completed motion pictures are also not considered direct merchandise. RULES & REGULATIONS: In order for filmmakers to qualify for any of the above mentioned compensation packages, filmmakers must: 1.) be an official selection of the New Mexico International Film Festival. 2.) be present for at least one day of the New Mexico International Film Festival. 3.) attend all exhibitions, tech rehearsals and Q&A’s of their motion picture or screenplay. 4.) conduct a promotional campaign of their film’s exhibitions one week in advance of the New Mexico International Film Festival. 5.) provide adequate proof regarding the official selection’s chain-of-title, sign a document stating they are the legal representative of the official selection, and that the New Mexico International Film Festival shall not be held responsible for any disputes arising from third parties claiming ownership or rights to profit sharing of the said official selection. 6.) not violate any local, state, federal or pueblo laws while attending the New Mexico International Film Festival. 7.) proactively be an ambassador of the New Mexico International Film Festival when speaking for, about, acting on behalf of and/or attending the New Mexico International Film Festival. With Regards To Pre-Paid Meals: 1.) Pre-paid meal vouchers can only be used at participating venues. 2.) Pre-paid meal vouchers can only be used by the attending filmmaker. Additional guests must pay for their own meals. 3.) Unused pre-paid meal vouchers cannot be exchanged for cash or compensation of any kind. 4.) If a meal’s value is less than the pre-paid meal voucher, the cash difference is forfeited and cannot be applied to future meals nor converted to cash. 5.) Pre-paid meal vouchers do not include tips to service staff; please tip any service staff based on the full value of the meal. With Regards To Payment Procedures: 1.) Filmmakers shall be paid any money owed to them, including travel reimbursements, exhibition fees and direct merchandise fees within 30 days of the New Mexico International Film Festival’s conclusion. Filmmakers must also properly invoice the New Mexico International Film Festival as well as complete any tax forms required by the IRS. 2.) Filmmakers are responsible for any and all tax reportings and withholdings. 3.) Filmmakers are responsible for splitting any money received amongst their share holders, owners, partners, deferred vendors, etc. With Regards To Staged Readings of Screenplays: 1.) New Mexico International Film Festival retains exclusive control over casting, directing, staging, recording & editing of the staged reading. 2.) The screenwriter grants the New Mexico International Film Festival the non-exclusive right to exploit video, audio, stills & the website to be used in both promotional material as well as merchandise for the New Mexico International Film Festival in perpetuity. 3.) The New Mexico International Film Festival retains any gross earnings from the staged reading. This money will help offset the cost of the staged reading.