10th Annual

Lighthouse International Film Festival

June 07, 2018 to June 10, 2018

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SPECIAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY • Final deadlines have passed. If you have a deadline waiver or special instructions from the event, select a Category of Entry to continue.

Narrative or Documentary Feature
Non-fiction works or narrative works of fiction that are 40 minutes or longer, competing for a jury award. In 2017, 15 narrative feature films were selected to screen at LIFF, 8 of which competed for the jury award, and 10 documentary feature films were selected to screen at LIFF, 6 of which competed for the jury award.
Narrative or Documentary Short
Non-fiction or fiction films that are under 40 minutes, competing for a jury award. In 2017, 42 narrative short films and 14 documentary short films were selected to screen at LIFF. All short films are eligible for the jury award and screened by jurors.
VR Films
LIFF brought 5 VR/360-Degree films to the festival in 2017 and is looking to bring new media installations and interactive media artworks to the 2018 Lighthouse International Film Festival with an emphasis on virtual reality + 360 video.
Episodic Content
This category is designated for content that is episodic in nature. Submissions must include the pilot or first episode and may include as many episodes as you would like to share, but not to exceed 90 minutes total run time.
"Write by the Beach" Residency Retreat for Female Screenwriters and Filmmakers
Write By The Beach Program:

A writers’ retreat for female screenwriters and filmmakers. Taking advantage of the inspiration provided by the scenic backdrop of LBI, nestled in between ocean and bay, Write By The Beach offers selected screenwriters the opportunity to spend a week in a beach house in the week leading up to and encompassing the 2018 Festival, with no obligation except to foster their creativity on whatever project they are currently working. Submissions are open to any female writer with at least one credit as primary screenwriter on a produced short or feature film, with priority in selection given to those writers currently working on feature-length screenplays. LIFF may require additional information in making its selections, such as – but not limited to – writing samples, film or equivalent writing credits and a brief synopsis of the current writing project to be focused on during the residency. For consideration, please submit any materials you think may be relevant.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Lighthouse International Film Festival is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to showcasing diverse, dynamic storytelling, with a focus on unique voices.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Lighthouse International Film Festival celebrates its 10th year in 2018 and is proud to champion cinema in its own unique style, blending the best in modern storytelling with the laid-back beach culture of Long Beach Island, NJ. Internationally recognized, the festival has cultivated a devoted following of filmmakers, industry professionals and local cinephiles and brings them together in a singular setting designed to squarely put the emphasis on the films and filmmakers.

LIFF blends the prestige of a carefully curated lineup of films with the intimacy of local arthouse screenings – screenings feature extended Q&As, while industry breakfasts and filmmaker access to all film screenings and events encourages networking and relationships-building. Purposefully taking a step away from some of the high-intensity, tension-frought aspects of market festivals, LIFF wants filmmakers to meet their audience, engage in dialogue about their film, expand its reach, and most of all, to focus on enjoying their LIFF screening and experience.

LIFF is also proud to announce that for the first time, it will open submissions for its Write By The Beach program, a writers’ retreat for female screenwriters and filmmakers. Taking advantage of the inspiration provided by the scenic backdrop of LBI, nestled in between ocean and bay, Write By The Beach offers selected screenwriters the opportunity to spend a week in a beach house in the week leading up to and encompassing the 2018 Festival, with no obligation except to foster their creativity on whatever project they are currently working. Submissions are open to any female writer with at least one credit as primary screenwriter on a produced short or feature film, with priority in selection given to those writers currently working on feature-length screenplays. LIFF may require additional information in making its selections, such as – but not limited to – writing samples, film or equivalent writing credits and a brief synopsis of the current writing project to be focused on during the residency.

Whether at a screening, a panel discussion, a meeting over ice cream at the beach or just catching some waves at one of LBI’s terrific surfing spots, LIFF wants filmmakers and attendees to celebrate the myriad ways in which storytelling is exploding.

ORGANIZERS

Amir Bogen (Deputy Executive Director); Amir Bogen (Deputy Executive Director); Charlie Prince (Creative Director); Charlie Prince (Creative Director); Eric Johnson

GENERAL RULES

GENERAL RULES

ENTRY REGULATIONS

Completion Date:
- Entries must have been completed on or after January 1, 2017.

Language:
- Foreign language films must be with English subtitles.


SUBMISSION REGULATIONS

Formats:
- Entries must be submitted via an online platform, with a working screener attached to your profile on the platform.

Notification:
- Films selected for screening will be notified on or around April 30, 2018.

REQUIRED SUBMISSION MATERIALS

- Entry Fee paid via Withoutabox
- A working screener that is accessible via your profile on Withoutabox. (We welcome works in progress, however trailers, reels, or anything other than a screener for the film will not be considered).


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

- The filmmaker has read and understood the rules and regulations and to the best of their knowledge, all statements are true. The filmmaker is duly authorized to submit this film to the Lighthouse International Film Festival.

- LIFF reserves the right to disqualify any submission without refund of submission fees.

- Films must not have publicly screened in the greater Central New Jersey area prior to the festival (NYC and Philadelphia are not included in this area.) While world premieres are not requirements for LIFF, this information is taken into consideration when making final programming decisions.

- All accepted films may be screened more than once, and are scheduled at the discretion of the Lighthouse International Film Festival staff.

- Films produced or financed by a major motion picture studio are eligible for festival screenings but are not eligible for competitive awards. Films that have acquired distribution are eligible for festival screenings but are not eligible for competitive awards.

- Upon submission, the filmmaker consents to allowing their screener material to be shared in its entirety with appropriate LIFF staff, including programming staff, volunteer screeners, and other appropriate members of staff; shared with press outlets in efforts to secure press for the film; with final jury members; and with select individuals representing community partners who may be interested in supporting the film’s screening or taking part in a panel or q&a associated with the film.

-The festival is hereby also granted the right to utilize image(s) and/or biographical information of the filmmakers for promotional purposes. The festival reserves the right to fill in any information not supplied by the filmmaker from whatever source available and will not be responsible if incorrect information is entered.

- It is the responsibility of the filmmaker to secure authorization for any copyrighted material that may be used in the film. The filmmaker shall indemnify and hold harmless Lighthouse International Film Festival 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.

- LIFF does not pay screening fees, guarantee travel or distribution for filmmakers.

- By submitting, the filmmaker expressly acknowledges and agrees that they shall be bound by the terms of this agreement.