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31-Mar-2015 9:54am PDT  

 

Kansas City FilmFest

19 Annual April 15, 2015 to April 19, 2015

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4741 Central, #306
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DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

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
Screenplays (scripts) of 15 pages or less. See category for more details.

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 2015 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. Reel Spirit is a significant part of KC FilmFest 2014.

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 has partnered with KC FilmFest for it's third annual short screenwriting competition aimed to promote the work of women screenwriters/filmmakers and to support their effort to make their short film with a $1000 prize.

The Short Screenplay Contest will provide a female screenwriter/filmmaker the opportunity to bring her vision from the page to the screen. FIRST PLACE: Receives a $1,000 prize to bring the prize-winning script from page to screen
FINALISTS: Receives a festival pass to the 2014 Kansas City FilmFest, as well as a staged reading of FINALISTS’ screenplays during the festival

The Kansas City FilmFest is the 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 (Vice Chair) ; Blake Miller ; David Barnard (Board Chair) ; Pat Martin (Treasurer) ; Veronica Elliott Loncar (Executive Director)

GENERAL RULES
Submission Guidelines:

No entry fee waivers.

Works in progress will not be considered for competition or screened at KC FilmFest 2015. 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, 2014.

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 2015.

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. 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. Agreements: If your film or video is accepted for screening by the KansasCity FilmFest at KC FilmFest 2015, you agree to and understand the following: 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 18, 2015 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. Kansas City FilmFest will pay for outgoing shipping. Kansas City FIlmFest will not pay for the cost of overnight shipping. 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 2015. 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. SCREENPLAY SUBMISSIONS: TERMS AND CONDITIONS TERMS AND CONDITIONS KCWIFT and Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest are hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any script submitted and accepted for promotional purposes. Due to the volume of submissions, KCWIFT will NOT return copies of submitted scripts. KCWIFT will request and is hereby granted the right to use footage from the project funded and created from the winning screenplay for promotional purposes related to KCWIFT and the KCWIFT & Kansas City FilmFest Short Screenplay Contest. This includes but is not limited to the KCWIFT and the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest websites, screenings, and social media platforms. Neither KCWIFT nor Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest holds any ownership rights to projects completed as a result of the KCWIFT & Kansas City FilmFest Short Screenplay Contest, nor are KCWIFT and Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest responsible for projects’ production, promotion or distribution. The KCWIFT and Kansas City FilmFest logos must be included in the credits of any short film created and produced from the winning screenplay. Entrants shall indemnify and hold KCWIFT and the Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee/Kansas City FilmFest harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages and expenses (including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity and loss of or damageto the scripts entered.