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16-Apr-2014 12:27am PDT  

 

Birmingham SHOUT: Gay + Lesbian Film Festival

9 Annual August 23, 2014 to August 24, 2014

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310 18th St. N.
Suite 100
Birmingham AL 35203
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Phone: 205-324-0888
Fax: 205-324-2488
info@bhamshout.com
http://www.bhamshout.com

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Narrative Feature
Films and videos should be of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexual, and/or transgendered people or created by members of the LGBT community. Films and videos must not have been exhibited publicly or been broadcast on television in the greater Birmingham, Alabama area, or released on home video in the United States prior to September 1, 2014. All Festival feature-length submissions must be copyrighted no earlier than January 2012 and must be longer than 3 hours in length.
Documentary Feature
Films and videos should be of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexual, and/or transgendered people or created by members of the LGBT community. Films and videos must not have been exhibited publicly or been broadcast on television in the greater Birmingham, Alabama area, or released on home video in the United States prior to September 1, 2014. All Festival feature-length submissions must be copyrighted no earlier than January 2012 and must be longer than 180 minutes
Short
Films and videos should be of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexual, and/or transgendered people. Films and videos must not have been exhibited publicly or been broadcast on television in the greater Birmingham, Alabama area. All Festival short-length submissions must be copyrighted no earlier than January 2012 and must be no longer than 45mins in length.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Birmingham SHOUT is a celebration of LGBT cinema that seeks to create an affirming atmosphere in which to promote acceptance and tolerance, while showcasing the very best in independent films by, for or about the LGBT community.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Celebrate gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender films with the 8th annual Birmingham SHOUT Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, in partnership with the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama, showcasing the best features, documentaries and short films exploring LGBT issues or created by members of the LGBT community.

A project of the Alabama Moving Image Association, Inc., (AMIA) best known for the nationally recognized Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, Birmingham Shout will celebrate the gay and lesbian experience in the Magic City by providing a sense of community through film. The festival aims to enrich and entertain the public with programming that offers diverse perspectives on the LGBT experience, as well as meet the increasing demand for alternative/independent films in the Birmingham area. The three-day film festival will showcase features, documentaries and short films by new and established artists and offer attendees the opportunity to view topics of interest to the LGBT communities, as well as to interact with filmmakers and documentary subjects in attendance.



ORGANIZERS
Aaron Pinhas (Film Traffic Manager) ; Billy Ray Brewton (Judge) ; Chloe Collins (Executive Director) ; Gina Mallisham

GENERAL RULES
Eligible works must have content of interest to GLBT communities or have been created by a member of the GLBT community.

Eligible works must have been completed after January 1, 2012 and must not have been publicly exhibited or broadcast in the Greater Birmingham Metropolitan Area prior to the 2014 festival dates (August 23 & 24).

Work accepted to screen at the festival may be categorized in competitive and non-competitive categories at the sole discretion of Birmingham SHOUT.

If a film is accepted, entrant agrees to provide exhibition materials to the festival at their own expense, to arrive at the SHOUT office by August 10, 2014. SHOUT can only provide return shipping via ground delivery within the United States.

Entry fees are non-refundable.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Submission to the Birmingham SHOUT ("SHOUT") constitutes an agreement with all festival terms and conditions, and permission to exhibit the work during the festival if selected. Entrants warrant that they have the legal right to submit the work to SHOUT, that all statements made in this application are true and accurate, and that all necessary rights and clearances have been secured to screen the work at the festival. SHOUT reserves the right to determine the final eligibility of any work submitted. Eligible works must have been completed after January 1, 2012 and, aside from AMIA screenings, must not have been publicly exhibited in the Greater Birmingham Metropolitan Area prior to the 2014 festival dates. Work accepted to screen at the festival may be categorized in competitive and non-competitive categories at the sole discretion of SHOUT. If a film is accepted, entrant agrees to ship exhibition materials to the festival at their own expense, to arrive at the SHOUT office by August 10, 2014. SHOUT can only provide return shipping via ground delivery within the United States. Although every possible care will be taken with exhibition material in our possession, neither SHOUT nor the Alabama Moving Image Association, Inc. accepts responsibility for loss or damage. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless SHOUT 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. Entry fees are non-refundable.