10th Annual

JaxFilmFest

November 01, 2012 to November 04, 2012

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c/o WJCT
100 Festival Park Ave.
Jacksonville FL 32202
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Phone: 904.358.6318
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NARRATIVE Feature
Films that are narrative feature length (over 50 minutes), including animation, should be submitted in this category.
DOCUMENTARY Feature
Feature length Documentaries (over 50 minutes) should be submitted to this category. Short Documentaries (under 50 minutes) should be submitted under the SHORT FILM category.
SCREENPLAY and PITCH Competition
Call for submissions: The 10th Annual JaxFilmFest seeks submissions for the Screenplay and Pitch Competition. Please submit only the first twenty-five (25) pages and logline of a full length screenplay.

The Top 5 Finalists in this nationwide competition will be invited to pitch their script to a panel of industry professionals before a live audience. The top Screenplay and Best Pitch will receive awards. Prize packages for Top 5 finalists will include a Preferred Access Pass and a one-on-one professional consultation. In previous years, finalists enjoyed lunches and workshops with writer and producer, Khris Baxter, producer Jillian Stein, Head of UCLA Screenwriting program, Hal Ackerman. Judges/Panelists have included Academy Award nominated producers Jason Kliot and Joana Vicente (Enron The Smartest Guys In The Room) as well as WGA Award winner Danny Strong (Recount, Game Change), producer Lou Maggio (Six Wives Of Henry Lefay), Jen Valenti (Four Elements Media), Stephen Kral (Seventh Art Releasing), Helen Huang (Showtime Network, Acquisitions), Paul Cohen (Red Hills Releasing and Director of FSU’s Torchlight program), Kim Swartz (Entertainment Attorney), and Christy Scott Cashman (Exec. prod. The Kids Are All Right)

“a great boon to screenwriters ... It affords them instruction and access.”
~ Hal Ackerman (Head of UCLA Screenwriting program)

“The lectures and films were first-rate, the venues remarkable, and the dedicated and tireless festival staff short of amazing. It was an honor and privilege to work with such a talented and creative group of budding screenwriters (finalists). Each and every one of them a star in the making. If I'd had endless funds, I would have optioned every pitch I heard...”
~ Khris Baxter (writer&producer)

“The Jacksonville Film Festival is a paradise for screenwriters. We were treated like royalty and met more producers than we could have even in New York or LA -- and the best thing was that we had full access to them. The workshops helped us hone our pitches to a fine point and the parties were fun and great networking opportunities. We left with pockets full of business cards, a couple of requests, and a prize -- we can't wait to go back and do it all again.”
~ John Leary and Alison McMahan, Third Prize Screenwriting Winners for horror/thriller script Heaven Sent
USA Shorts
Shorts from the United States.
WORLD Shorts
Shorts from around the world (non-USA).
FLORIDA FILMMAKERS
Films made by Florida residents or one-time residents.
STUDENT Shorts
Shorts from student filmmakers (at the college/university level).
YOUNG FILMMAKER Shorts
Shorts by filmmakers under 18 years old at the time of completion. Can be PSA's.
FILMS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
Films for the child audience, the school-age audience and the young adult audience.

Narrative/Documentary
Feature/Short
MUSIC VIDEO REVIVAL
Celebrating the art of the music video. Any musical genre acceptable as long as the filmmaker has music rights.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The 10th Annual Jax Film Fest is proud to
present documentary and narrative films (feature and short),
workshops, panels, and parties designed
for the local, national, and international
palate.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The 10th Annual JaxFilmFest will be held 1-4 November 2012 in the beautiful and historic San Marco/ Downtown area of Jacksonville, FL. This year also marks the initial foray into programming at the beaches (Ponte Vedra Beach - with easy access from St. Augustine, FL).

The 2012 JaxFilmFest highlights include:
- a special Tribute and Women in Filmmaking Award honoring actor/director/producer CARRIE PRESTON

- 10-15 films including World and Florida premieres

- the 3rd Annual Screenplay and Pitch Competition

- 8 Workshops including Screenwriting, Animation, Filmmaking, Legal and Business Issues

- Mix-n-Mingle Happy Hour, Receptions and Parties


Jacksonville holds a unique place in film history. In the early 1900’s, lack of sunlight and the freezing cold proved to limit production in New York. As a result, Jacksonville became the Winter Filmmaking Capital of the world as 27 film studios set up shop at the southern end of Henry Flagler’s railroad. Jacksonville’s warm winter climate and diversity of filming locations allowed expanded operations for year round production. However, political changes in Jacksonville combined with a bourgeoning film business out west and topped off by the loss of the filmmaking workforce to the World War I effort made Los Angeles and Hollywood the film Mecca we know it to be today. For over a decade, however, Jacksonville was flush with silent filmmaking stars and filmmakers, including pioneer Richard Norman, whose Norman Studios produced some of the first films to star an all African-American cast.

Anchored with this unique history, the JaxFilmFest was founded in 2003 by Joan Monsky and Karen Sadler and has contributed continuously to the cultural community of Northeast Florida. The festival has a history of showcasing noteworthy films such as Richard Norman’s The Flying Ace (courtesy of the US Library of Congress), Napoleon Dynamite, Murderball, Once, CHOPS, Crude (2010 Cinema for Peace top prize, Berlin) and Everything Must Go starring Will Ferrell. Guests of the festival have included Bill Murray, Graham Greene, Linden Ashby, Emmy winner Michael Emerson, John Waters, John Landis, Christy Scott Cashman, Bill Cobbs, Emmy winner Danny Strong, Cassandra Freeman, Helen Huang (Showtime Acquisitions), Academy Award nominated producing team of Jason Kliot and Joanna Vicente, and Academy Award winning producer, Michael Hausman.


ORGANIZERS

Jules Delamar (Director/Programmer); Stephanie Kloeckner (Festival Coordinator)

GENERAL RULES

To be eligible for consideration, all films must meet the following requirements:

- All entries must be postmarked no later deadline dates.

- Entries must be submitted on DVD with label indicating the title, director's name and running time. PAL format will not be accepted for consideration.

- All films must not have been commercially screened in the state of Florida.

- All films must have been completed after 1 September 2010 (with the exception of the Films for Young People Category).

- Filmmaker must have obtained all clearances for exhibition.

- Only completed entry packages will be accepted.

- All films must be available to the festival by 16 October 2012.

- Screeners will not be returned.

For films selected for the 2012 festival, filmmakers must provide a 35mm print, a DVD or Blu-ray disc (NTSC only). For other exhibition formats, please inquire.

The management of the JaxFilmFest reserves the right to decide all questions regarding the rules and regulations. Submission of a film constitutes that the filmmaker accepts the rules and regulations set forth herein.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

To be eligible for consideration, all films must meet the following requirements:

- All entries must be postmarked no later deadline dates.

- Entries must be submitted on DVD with label indicating the title, director's name and running time. PAL format will not be accepted for consideration.

- All films must not have been commercially screened in the state of Florida.

- All films must have been completed after 1 September 2010 (with the exception of the Films for Young People Category).

- Filmmaker must have obtained all clearances for exhibition.

- Only completed entry packages will be accepted.

- All films must be available to the festival by 16 October 2012.

- Screeners will not be returned.

For films selected for the 2012 festival, filmmakers must provide a 35mm print, a DVD or Blu-ray disc (NTSC only). For other exhibition formats, please inquire.

The management of the JaxFilmFest reserves the right to decide all questions regarding the rules and regulations. Submission of a film constitutes that the filmmaker accepts the rules and regulations set forth herein.