Film on any socially accepted subject. 90 minutes maximum length
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Our goal is to attract the best young filmmakers in the country AGES 22 AND UNDER, and to create a networking environment that helps expose their work to industry representatives.Fresh Takes is a non-profit media arts center with an emphasis on a wide variety of youth filmmaking programs. NOTE: FILMFEST IS FOR DIRECTORS 22-YEARS AND UNDER.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The first annual Fresh Takes National Youth Filmfest takes place November 22&23rd at the historic Fox Theatre in Redwood City, California. Located in Silicon Valley, the Fresh Takes National Youth Filmfest aspires to attract the same kind of creativity that has made the valley the most progressive and creative place on earth. We encourage the best young filmmakers in the country to enter. We offer a $5,000 prize to the "Best in Fest," drawing from entries in five categories: (1) Feature Film, (2) Short Film, (3) Documentary (4) Animation (5) Experimental. A "People's Choice" award is also apart of our festival. Top entrees will be posted on our website and the top vote getter (cost of a vote is $1.00) will receive 100% of the money he/she raises to help finance their next great film adventure.
NOTE: IF YOU WANT TO ENTER THE "PEOPLE'S CHOICE" COMPETITION YOU MUST CREATE AN ACCOUNT WITH VIMEO, UPLOAD THE VIDEO, AND SEND THE LINK TO firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTENTION: The video sharing website Dailymotion is presenting a special $1,000 "Mobile" category award as part of the filmiest. All films (any genre) must be recorded on a mobile device and must not exceed 3-minutes in length. Entrees for the "Mobile Device" category must be uploaded to Dailymotion directly at http://www.dailymotion.com/contest/freshtakes. You can vote online at this site ORGANIZERS
All films in each category will be judged by a selection committee of professionals. A first prize (to be determined) will be awarded in each category: (1) feature film, (2) film short, (3) Documentary, (4) Animation, (5) Experimental. A "Best in Fest" prize is $5,000. A cash prize for "People's Choice" winner will equal the exact amount of money raised by the winner of the online voting competition held on Fresh Takes website at www.freshtakes.net. Films that are in distribution are eligible to be screened, but are out of competition and ineligible to receive a prize.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Competition is open to U.S. and international entries. Entrees must be in English. No subtitles are allowed. ONLY entrees submitted online via Withoutabox will be accepted. There is no limit to the number of films that may be submitted. A separate entry fee is required for each submission.
REPRODUCTION AGREEMENT Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have accepted work and/or publicity materials including trailers photographed, and/or reproduced, either in part or whole, for non-commercial, publicity purposes ONLY, unless otherwise requested in writing by the filmmaker. FRESH TAKES NATIONAL YOUTH FILMFEST 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 FRESH TAKES NATIONAL YOUTH FILMFEST AND FRESH TAKES, INC. 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.