20th Annual

Kansas City FilmFest

April 13, 2016 to April 17, 2016

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Narrative Short
Narrative (fiction) films of 40 minutes or less from any filmmaker produced anywhere in the world are accepted for entry.
Narrative Feature
Narrative (fiction) films greater than 40 minutes in length, from any filmmaker produced anywhere in the world are accepted for entry.
Documentary Feature
Documentary films greater than 40 minutes in length, from any filmmaker produced anywhere in the world are accepted for entry.
Documentary Short
Documentary films of 40 minutes or less minutes from any filmmaker produced anywhere in the world are accepted for entry.
Heartland Student Short
Student films of 40 minutes or less in any genre: animation, documentary, narrative, fiction from * Kansas or Missouri.
KCWIFT Short Screenplay Contest
Kansas City Women in Film & Television and Kansas City FilmFest Short are holding their fifth annual short screenplay competition. The goals are to support female screenwriters, as well as to encourage all writers to create strong female protagonists. The contest winners will be eligible to receive prizes that support these goals.
Length of script must be fifteen (15) pages or less in the standard screenplay format.
• Scripts must be original screenplays.
• Only female screenwriters (including all-female teams) may submit scripts of any genre for the $1,000 Best Short Screenplay Prize. Female screenwriters of all ages are welcome to enter.
• Screenwriters of all genders may submit scripts of any genre for the $500 Best Female Protagonist Prize. Screenwriters of all ages are welcome to enter.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Kansas City FilmFest unites educational, cultural and film organizations in a celebration of independent filmmaking. Each year the festival builds on its tradition of bringing inspiring, thought-provoking, and entertaining films to Kansas City audiences and offers opportunities for artists and filmmakers to network, and develop their craft and art. KCFF encourages filmmakers to attend the festival so they can have the opportunity to interact and engage with our great Kansas City audiences!


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Kansas City FilmFest is a festival of juried films, seminars, panels, special events and parties. It's a collaborative, multi-day, annual cultural event designed to celebrate the creativity and hard work of independent filmmakers from around the world! A mix of local, national and international award winning films are screened over a period of 5 days.

Over the years, our visiting filmmakers let us know how much they've enjoyed screening for, and interacting with, our engaged and enthusiastic audiences! Filmmakers planning on attending should notify Kansas City FilmFest as soon as possible, so their names may be listed in the scheduled program with their film to be in attendance.

Visiting Filmmakers, Jurors and Special Guests will be invited to attend a fantastic Kansas City experience- complimentary KC BBQ , and tour of the Kansas City Jazz Museum and Negro League Baseball Museum.

Seminars with local and national film professionals are held on various aspects of filmmaking. Visiting filmmakers, industry professionals and Kansas City audience members socialize at special events and parties throughout the festival.

Women Making Movies is a sidebar during the festival that focuses on the unique contributions of women making films. Top women film professionals share their experiences and work through film programs, seminars and panel discussions.

Final jurors for KC FilmFest 2016 will come from a selection of industry professionals in filmmaking, distribution, film media, and festival programmers from Sundance, AFI Silverdocs, Slamdance, SXSW and more.

Reel Spirit, is a 2nd-12th grade program, led by educators seeking to educate students and mentors; engage imaginations and empower future leaders though filmmaking. Reel Spirit: Young Filmmaker Showcase recognizes achievement in cinematic productions and provides young filmmakers an expanding, authentic audience.

Categories for Entry are: Narrative Feature, Short Feature, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Animation Short, Heartland Student Short, and KCWIFT Short Screenplay. A Heartland Filmmaker Award may be awarded by the Programming Directors for an outstanding feature if the filmmaker currently resides in Missouri or Kansas, was born in Missouri or Kansas, or the film was shot in Missouri or Kansas.

ABOUT THE SCREENPLAY CONTEST:
Kansas City Women in Film & Television and Kansas City FilmFest Short are holding their fifth annual short screenplay competition. The goals are to support female screenwriters, as well as to encourage all writers to create strong female protagonists. The contest winners will be eligible to receive prizes that support these goals.

The Kansas City FilmFest is the longest running and largest film festival in the Kansas City Metro Area. It's presented and governed by the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee, a nonprofit arts organization, which debuted its first film festival in April 1997.

ORGANIZERS

Barbara Noble (Board Chair); David Barnard (Vice Chair); Veronica Elliott Loncar (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES

Submission Guidelines:

No entry fee waivers. Asking for entry fee waivers is highly discouraged.

Works in progress will not be considered for competition or screened at KC FilmFest 2016. All work must be completed and submitted with a separate entry form and separate upload through WAB. All entries must be properly uploaded and received via WAB on or before 12:00 (midnight), December 18, 2015.

The filmmaker(s) must secure all rights, licenses, clearances and releases necessary for exhibition. Work may originate in any film, video or digital medium. All footage must be original. The music may be original or an interpretation. You must certify receipt of any and/or all releases and/or permissions.A completed entry through WAB will be accepted as acknowledgment of the entrant having done so.

All entry materials become the property of the Kansas City FilmFest and will not be returned. No refunds. By submitting this material you acknowledge the Jubilee's right to copy any submitted material for Kansas City FilmFest's non-commercial use only.

PUBLICITY: Upon acceptance, you must supply Kansas City FilmFest with digital stills and other digital and printed press materials. You should be available for interviews prior to and during KC FilmFest 2016.

LOSS & DAMAGE: Every precaution will be taken to safeguard films, videos and publicity materials while they are in the possession of Kansas City FilmFest/Jubilee. However, if loss or damage occurs, Kansas City FilmFest/Jubilee cannot accept or assume responsibility.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

RIGHTS and CLEARANCES: The undersigned represents and warrants to Kansas City FIlmFest that I /we: own all proprietary rights to the film(s) submitted; have secured all rights, clearances, licenses and releases necessary for exhibition or broadcast of the work, so that the Kansas City FilmFest staff, volunteers, sponsors and/or representatives will not be obligated to make any payment to any third party; and that the public exhibition and/or broadcast will not infringe and/or violate any rights of any firm, person and/or corporation. The undersigned shall indemnify, defend and hold the Kansas City FilmFest, staff, volunteers, sponsors and/or representatives harmless from any and all claims, damages, costs, liabilities and/or expenses which may be incurred by reason of any breach of these representations, and/or arising out of any matter contained in the tape/film and/or otherwise by Kansas City FilmFest's use of the tape/film. Agreements: If your film or video is accepted for screening by the KansasCity FilmFest at KC FilmFest 2016, you agree to and understand the following: The undersigned hereby grants to Kansas City FIlmFest all the rights to exhibit the work, including but not limited to, the right to excerpt clips and to make, have made and own copies. FORMAT: You agree to provide the festival an exhibition copy of the entry on the format indicated on the entry form. If your exhibition format is DVD or tape (DVcam, miniDV), it must be received no later than March 10, 2016 so we can build the program reels. SHIPPING: You are responsible for the arrangements and cost of shipping the exhibition copy to Kansas City FilmFest. PUBLICITY: Upon acceptance, you must supply Kansas City FilmFest with digital stills and other digital and printed press materials. You should be available for interviews prior to and during KC FilmFest 2016. LOSS & DAMAGE: Every precaution will be taken to safeguard films, videos and publicity materials while they are in the possession of Kansas City FilmFest/Jubilee. However, if loss or damage occurs, Kansas City FIlmFest/Jubilee cannot accept or assume responsibility. The filmmaker must secure all rights, licenses, clearances and/or releases necessary for exhibition.