16th Annual

Marblehead Festival of Arts Short Film Festival

June 30, 2017 to February 28, 2018

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Narrative Comedy
A live action narrative with a tone that can be humorous, satiric, or parodic in intent or tone.
Narrative Drama
Narrative Drama is a live action fiction or semi-fiction intended to be serious in tone and intent.
Documentary
A documentary is a work based on the real world and real people, depicting things as they are or were, constructed in an artistic point of view.
Animation
Animation is any process in which movement is created by photographing a series of drawings, objects, or computer images one by one
Music Video
A music video is a collection of visual images set to accompany and or reflect the lyrics or overall feeling of a song.
Experimental/Performance
An experimental work is one that re-evaluates cinematic conventions and explores non-narrative forms and alternatives to traditional narratives or methods of working. Performance is an individual or collaborative art form that is a fusion of several artistic media, such as painting, film, video, music, drama, and dance. Your submission can be either or both.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Marblehead Festival of Arts Short Film Festival is part of the Marblehead Festival of Arts. The Arts Festival's Mission Statement is as follows:

To promote, foster and encourage the fine arts and other forms of arts and crafts, including, but not limited to: painting, music, drama, sculpture, cinema and ballet, and to promote, foster and encourage the artistic development of Marblehead through the medium of an annual arts festival.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Marblehead Festival of Arts Short Film Festival is a screening of short films submitted by filmmakers both in the United States and abroad. It is part of the Marblehead Festival of Arts, a community arts festival held in Marblehead, Massachusetts in early July of each year. This year's Arts Festival will be held June 30--July 4.

The Film Festival is a 90-minute screening of works selected from the submissions accepted from January to April. There are two screenings during the Arts Festival, one outdoors in a park overlooking Marblehead Harbor and the other in the Marblehead Public Library.

Film genres considered are fictional comedy and drama, documentary, animation, music video, or experimental/performance. They must not exceed 15 minutes. Films produced within the past two years are preferred. Entries must be submitted on an online screener.

The Short Film Festival has an Adult Division (ages 19 and up) and a Student/Youth Division ( ages 12 through 18). Only the adult division is eligible for the cash prizes. The entry fee for Adult submissions is $20.00.

There is no entry fee for student/youth submissions. However, Student/Youth submissions MUST be done through the Marblehead Festival of Arts website (www.marbleheadfestival.org), not through Withoutabox.

"Student" does NOT mean anyone going to school or associated with a school, but someone who is or was a student AND between the ages of 12--18.

The Marblehead Festival of Arts Short Film Festival is a competitive juried festival. Only the Adult Division is eligible for the cash prizes, $125 for Best of Show and $50 for Outstanding Work. Adult Honorable Mention winners and Best of Show winners in the Student/Youth Division will receive a ribbon..

Films may come from any country but dialogue and voiceovers must be in English. We can't accept films with subtitles because they are difficult to see in an outdoor screening venue.

Films chosen for the summer festival are eligible for inclusion in the Long Winter Short Film Festival, which occurs in February of the following year, and we may choose films submitted for the summer festival to be in the winter festival even though they might not have been chosen for the former. There is no separate call for entries for the winter festival.

The deadline for entries is March 31, 2016.



ORGANIZERS

Laurie Stolarz; Mike Evers (Co-Director); Mike Evers (Co-Director)

GENERAL RULES

Films submitted to the Festival are not for sale and remain the property of the filmmaker. The festival reserves the right to show them in part or their entirety for purposes of exhibition and promotion. The Festival will not return films submitted on DVDs

Submission Rules
 Films will not be over 15 minutes
 Films produced in the last two years are preferred
 Film genres considered: Comedy, Drama, Documentary, Animation, Music Video, Experimental/Performance
 Entries must be submitted on an online screener.

All Youth/Student Submission includes artists up to and including 12th Grade and age 18.There is no fee for students or youth BUT they must submit their films directly to the Marblehead Festival of Arts website (www.marbleheadfestival.org)

Adult Submissions include artists ages 19 and older
Adult entries must be accompanied by a processing fee of $20.00 per film.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Films submitted to the Festival are not for sale and remain the property of the filmmaker. The festival reserves the right to show them in part or their entirety for purposes of exhibition and promotion. The Festival will not return films submitted on DVDs.

The Marblehead Festival of Arts, Inc. (MFoA) is not responsible in any way for the loss, damage, disappearance or harm of any kind to the submissions. Delivery of works to the MFoA or permission constitutes an express waiver, release and discharge of all claims, actions or causes of action against the harm of any kind to the works of art.
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