4th Annual

Lewiston Auburn Film Festival

April 04, 2014 to April 06, 2014

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Lewiston ME 04243
Phone: 207-689-5981

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Feature Films
Anything in duration from 31 to 180 minutes. We encourage well-written story lines, an appropriate soundtrack and clearly defined characters for films submitted.
Documentary Films
Films submitted for this category must document some aspect of reality. New and creative ways at accomplishing this goal is encouraged. Length can run anywhere from 10 minutes up to 180 minutes. Anything shorter should be submitted under our "Short Film" category.
Anything in duration from 3 to 30 minutes. We encourage well-written story lines, an appropriate soundtrack and clearly defined characters for films submitted.


The Lewiston Auburn Film Festival (LAFF) aims to bring a diverse selection of international films to the L/A area. Through showcasing three distinctly different categories, we hope to help promote the motion picture arts to local audiences and to attract visitors to our Twin Cities in Maine, USA.


Name one of Movie Maker Magazine's 25 Coolest Film Festivals for 2013!

The Lewiston Auburn Film Festival (LAFF) features documentary, short and feature length films and networking opportunities at the festival's various events. Held over the course of three days, patrons will receive a schedule of events allowing them to pick, ala carte, which programs they wish to attend. All films and events are held at various venues in the Twin Cities..

Lewiston-Auburn, with its rich history and bright future, is the perfect backdrop for a film festival. As you walk from one town to the other, across the bridge and over the mighty Androscoggin River that cascades over the Great Falls, you'll see both our past and our future: Our past in the worn red brick mills that line the river, and our future in the enterprising new businesses that now fill them. We are the second largest community in the state and continue to grow every year.

Attend LAFF, see what L/A has to offer, enjoy the show.


Joshua Shea (Director); Sandy Marquis (Submissions Director/Board Chair)


Festival Date: April4-6, 2014
Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m. January 18, 2014 (postmarked)

Submission Guidelines:
Each film must be accompanied by a completed entry form and applicable entry fees (entry form must include working email address).
Submissions from anywhere in the world will be accepted for consideration; however, foreign language works must be subtitled in English.Films need not be premieres, but entries must have been completed or had their world premiere after January 1, 2012.
Projects with distribution agreements are accepted. Please include a three line synopsis of your film. Please do not send press kits or any other print materials until they are requested by the festival staff.

What we will accept:
- DVD Video NTSC Region 1. It should be on a DVD-R or standard DVD (NO DVD+Rs).
- Vimeo or You Tube
- Films with dialogue in a foreign language must have subtitles.
- Audio MUST be Dolby Digital or AAC stereo.
- Films need to be labeled for aspect ratio (16:9 or 4:3 is fine, all other submissions will be rejected)
- NO Blu-Ray, NO film, NO surround sound (for submission only)

Entry Fees:

Early Bird submissions in all categories
July 8, 2013 to September 15, 2013: $10 with WAB discount $5.00

Regular submissions in all categories
September 16,2013 to December 31, 2013: $20 with WAB discount $15

Late Deadline submissions in all categories
January 1, 2014 to January 8, 2014: $30 with WAB discount $25

WAB Extended deadline submissions in all categories
January 9, 2014 to January 15, 2014: $35 with WAB $ 30

Accepted payments through withoutabox.com submissions are credit cards, check or money order. Entry Fees must be in US currency

All shipping costs are the responsibility of the entrant. DVDs must be sent to the submission address, prepaid. All Cost on Delivery (C.O.D.s) will be refused. All DVDs must be labeled with the appropriate category name. You can submit up to five films in one package, however each film must be accompanied by its own entry form with each title and category clearly labeled. Lewiston Auburn Film Festival, www.lafilmfestival.org or any of our affiliates do not accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials. LAFF will not return any submissions, so please do not send us any original copies, master copies, the only copy you have, etc.

Mail Entries to:
LAFF Submissions: (add appropriate category name here) c/o Sandy Marquis 78 Essex St
Lewiston, Maine 04240 USA
* Please note: Use First class, Priority, Airmail or Media Mail. Fedex, UPS and DHL also accepted.
Film entries will NOT be returned.


Selection and Notification:
All entries will be viewed by LAFF's selection committee and judged on a points system. LAFF will not cut, change or modify films in any way. Entrants will be notified of their acceptance to the festival by an approximate date of March 1, 2014 via email at the latest.

Selected films will also be listed on our website: www.lafilmfestival.org, and updated periodically until the date of the festival. LAFF does not pay rental fees for submitted work. If selected, exhibition format is DVD (region 0, 1, NTSC). It is imperative that a valid email address and phone number is included on the submission form. If your film is selected and can not play due to being sent in the wrong format, faulty DVD or any other technical reason LAFF retains all rights to remove your accepted film from the festival. Films will not be returned for filmmakers following the festival.

There are several categories: Best Film in Festival, Best Director,
Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Short Film, Best
Maine Film, Audience Choice, Best Film Screenplay Award, Best
Male Performance Award, Best Female Performance Award, Best
Film Screenplay Award
Awards will be presented at two different ceremonies. Friday,
April 4th at a special private dinner and Saturday, April 5th at
the festival’s gala awards ceremony.

2014 winners will be announced on our website and could be
featured in “LAFF Presents” film nights throughout the year.

Further Information:
Questions regarding submissions should contact: sandy@lafilmfestival.org

Technical questions regarding format for submissions or screeners please contact: colin@lafilmfestival.org

General inquiries please contact: josh@lafilmfestival.org

Media/general inquiries please contact: