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04-Mar-2015 10:33pm PDT  

 

Speechless Film Festival

3 Annual March 20, 2015 to March 21, 2015

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700 Luther Drive
Mankato MN 56001
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Phone: 5073447528
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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.

High School Films
Any film created by production teams of high school students is eligible to submit in this category. Submissions will be judged on quality of work and use of visual storytelling.
Speechless Short Films (Professional)
Any animated or live-action film that features minimal dialogue with a running time under 45 minutes is eligible to submit in this category. Submissions should be driven by visual storytelling.
Speechless Short Films (Student)
Any student-made animated or live-action film that features minimal dialogue with a running time under 45 minutes is eligible to submit in this category. Submissions should be driven by visual storytelling.
Short Films
Any animated or live-action film with a running time under 45 minutes is eligible to submit in this category.
Feature Films
Any film with a running time of 45+ minutes is eligible to submit in this category.
Made in Minnesota
Any animated or live-action film produced primarily in Minnesota is eligible to submit in this category. Submissions will be judged on quality of work and use of visual storytelling.
Animation/Experimental
Any animated or experimental film is eligible to submit in this category, including student and professional work.
Visual Music
This Visual Music category calls for submissions of visual music that are designed to accompany live music performance.

Category finalists will be projected during live performance by a Mankato Symphony Orchestra ensemble during the festival.

The first place prize for the Visual Music category is $1,000. Additionally, all submissions will be considered for inclusion in the Ion Concert Media Content Library, which will expose your work to music conductors and audiences from all over the world.

To submit, filmmakers choose from one of the Official Music Selections and create an original film for which the music is utilized as the complete and unaltered soundtrack. Official music selections for the 2015 Speechless Film Festival are as follows:

1. Danse Macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns
2. Funeral March of a Marionette by Charles Gounod
3. Girl with the Flaxen Hair by Claude Debussy
4. Sabre Dance by Aram Khachaturian
5. In the Hall of the Mountain King by Edvard Grieg

Audio files available for download via dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3of07ckbe9wgyas/AADvyUHmpYRAFJ4XmuvRypRNa?dl=0

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The mission of the festival is to challenge individuals from different countries and cultures to communicate with each other through the universal medium of visual storytelling.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
This film festival is presented by Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, MN.
ORGANIZERS
Amanda Quist ; Kurt Paulsen ; Kurt Paulsen ; Kurt Paulsen ; Philip Wels ; Philip Wels

GENERAL RULES
FIlms must have been produced after January 1, 2014.

You must have the rights to use all of the material in your film.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

As the hosting institution, Bethany Lutheran College has the right to withhold or censor any content they deem inappropriate for a public showing.