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19-Apr-2014 2:24am PDT  

 

Lucerne International Film Festival

04 Annual October 23, 2014 to October 26, 2014

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Blumenstrasse 5
Kriens LU 6010
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Narrative Feature Film
Narrative Short Film
Narrative Documentary
Music Videos
Swiss Made
Animated Films / Children Films
Horror Flixs / Sci-Fi Adventures
Art and Experimental

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
This is the fourth LUCERNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL held in the beautiful City of Lucerne, Switzerland.

Lucerne is known for their first class festivals like the Rose D'Or, Blue Balls Festival, Festival of Lucerne and clearly became a leading host city for big events.

In cooperation with many great and uniquely experienced partners we will offer a high quality festival with a unique charm.

The LiFF was founded by award winning moviemakers, just like you are. We have been at many festivals and we have so often "wished" for more. Better hosting, better location and better organization. We aim high for the LIFF and hope to be the festival from which you will return and say..."WOW.... must go again..."

The LiFF is a registered organization with a group of filmmakers, entertainers and movie lovers. We are proud of all our members who are helping us to organize this fantastic celebration.

The LiFF attracts worldwide distributors and offers immediate distribution through our channels after the festival of all selected projects. Get your movie out on iTunes, Netflix, amazon and many other venues.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The next Lucerne Independent Film Festival will be held at the Swiss National Transportation Museum (Verkehrshaus) and the IMAX.

October 23rd to October 26th, 2014

After a very successful March edition (The 2013 LiFF) we expanded the LiFF by creating the "International" and the "Independent", held in different times of the year. Welcome to the October 2014 edition of the LiFF.

During four days the city of Lucerne, cultural capital of central Switzerland, will enchant you with the magic of film. The brilliant venues of our hosting partners like the Hotel Palace, Grand Casino, Hotel Schweizerhof and the Art Deco Montana Hotel offer our audience unique ambience and scenery out of this world.

The "i" in LiFF not only stands for "international", but also for "independent". International are the films shown at the festival and also the filmmakers that submitted their work from all over the world. Independent and free spirited are the subjects and contents of their films. Even low budget movies with strong stories get a chance to show their films at our festival. Our program is unique and most of the films cannot be seen in the mainstream theaters. Quality and content are of high importance - heartfelt and moving stories are the soul of the festival.

Worldwide, only a small percentage of films make it to the big movie theaters and get a chance to be seen by a larger audience. In many cases those lower budgeted films are historically and culturally absolutely unique but lack the necessary financial and marketing means to be shown in large cinemas. Exactly these are the pearls our team has found for you! We took various cultures as well as different tastes into account. You can look forward to classic dramas, fascinating documentaries, fancy comedies, exceptional animations as well as hair-raising horror and SciFi movies. The closeness and personal discussions between filmmakers and audience is our foremost priority. Therefore various platforms have been created in hotels and the Louis Bar serving for a lively but intimate setting.

Your LiFF Team

ORGANIZERS
Guido Baechler (Filmmaker) ; Nick Nolte

GENERAL RULES
You can submit your screener by any provided means on our listing. The language of your screener can be German or English. Other languages must be subtitled either in German or English. We do not return screeners. Please do not declare the value of your screener more than $30/CHF 30.

You have to submit at least one screener, however we'd prefer but do not require 3 screener copies.

If your movie is officially selected into the 2014 LiFF, you will receive notice at around September 10th. All exhibition copies have to meet our technological standard and be supplied on either a hard drive or data-BluRay/DVD. The exhibition format is an Apple device ready QuickTime (.mov), preferably ProRes. (Our Festival uses Apple as the technology partner). We are a full HD festival and urge you to only submit high-res files and not SD.

If the original spoken language is not German it must be subtitled with German subtitles. The festival provide translation services at CHF 0.23 / per word. Subtitles have to be burned in by the submitter.

Attending the festival is not required, however strongly suggested. Only a few officially selected movies will get nominated. Nomination are announced 1 month prior the festival date. All Nominees must attend the Award Ceremony Evening. If at all not possible a pre-produced video thank will be accepted. Please make arrangements with the festival programming director.

The exhibition copy has to arrive NO later than Monday, October 1st or you might get disqualified.


Lucerne Int'l Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Lucerne Int'l Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, 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, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Lucerne Int'l Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Lucerne Int'l Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, 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, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.