9th Annual

Flatland Film Festival

October 17, 2013 to October 19, 2013

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511 Avenue K
Lubbock TX 79401
Phone: 806.762.8606
Fax: 806.762.8622

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Short Film
Film/video under 20 minutes


Flatland Film Festival cultivates an appreciation for film, video, and digital moving-image expression.


Based in Lubbock, Texas, Flatland Film Festival serves the citizens of this region and encourages artists working in this mode of expression.

Flatland Film Festival combines the art of independent filmmaking with the business of independent filmmaking, shuffling the emerging with the established in terms of vision, passion, and technology and dealing new directions for all.

Now in its ninth year, the Flatland Film Festival has begun to establish itself as a grassroots venue for independent short film. Flatland Film Festival is about the films, the filmmakers, and their audiences.

We offer cash prizes and an intimate environment in which to network with other filmmakers.


Jude Machin (Festival Director)


Submission Guidelines
1 Please mail your entries to:
Flatland Film Festival
511 Avenue K
Lubbock, TX 79401

1 All entry fees must be paid in full by the deadline date.
2 One entry per work submitted
3 Send your entry postage paid. Use only plastic or bubble wrap packing materials. Do not use fiber-filled envelopes.
4 Include a self-addressed, prepaid mailer if you would like your work returned.
5 Make sure all media is clearly labeled with the name of artist, the title of the film, run time, and WAB #.

6 Short films and videos, 20 minutes or under, are eligible for the festival competition.
7 Foreign language films must be subtitled in English.
8 Work must have been completed after January 1, 2011
9 Eligible formats for judging include DVD or .mov files. DIGITAL FILES ARE PREFERRED.

1 All entries must be postmarked by the deadline date

Selection and Notification
2 The selection committee will screen work submitted. Festival participants will be notified by September 1, 2013. Award winners will also be notified by September 10, 2013.
3 If accepted, a mini-DV or DVD screening print of your film or video must be received by October 1, 2013.
4 If your entry is accepted into the Flatland Film Festival, please provide publicity materials by September 5, 2013 (digital photos, stills, press releases, postcards, or press kits). Digital press kits are preferred.

Entry Fees
1 Accepted forms of payment include check or money order (US only), or credit card through Withoutabox.
2 Make checks payable to Flatland Film Festival.
3 Entry fees are non-refundable.


I, the undersigned, by entering my submission for consideration attest that the Flatland Film Festival holds all rights to exhibit the given work in its annual festival. I further acknowledge that this submission is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation and that I am duly authorized to submit this project to the Flatland Film Festival. I agree that once my film is scheduled for screening, it may not be withdrawn from the Festival program. I understand that the Flatland Film Festival is not responsible for any damage to my work. Lastly, I understand that my work will not be returned to me unless I have enclosed a postage-paid envelope and that my submission fee is nonrefundable.