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|A selection of Narrative and Documentary feature films, directed by new filmmakers, who are turning heads in the independent film community. Wes Anderson, Sophia Coppola, Richard Linklater and many other iconic, indie filmmakers have never submitted films to this category.
New Filmmakers with debuting feature projects (Narrative/Documentary/Experimental) are encouraged to submit their films for consideration. Our Gen-Next category represents a selection of feature films, directed by new filmmakers, which are the next big thing in independent cinema.
|New to the festival in 2013, our Experimental Category showcases shorts in an array of genres that combine the arts of innovation, technology and cinema. These films challenge the conventional landscape, cultivating & highlighting new media forms in the cinematic culture. Get weird with it.
|Documentary + rockers that rock(ed) = some of the most interesting filmmaking we have ever seen. If you made such a film, about a musician or musicians, or the musicians industry - feel free to submit it. Warning: KahBang is not responsible for lost socks of audience members.
|They prefer to be called "Little Films", but these tiny opuses often have more to say than their feature-length counterparts. This category represents the Best Short Films of 2012.
|These films pack all the bone chilling, toe curling horror into less than 20 minutes.
|Sound Bites: Music Video
| In 1981 video killed the radio star, yet, in a surprise twist, was acquitted of all charges when it was realized that nobody cared. Decades later KahBang offers a category devoted solely to honor the brilliance that is Music Videos. Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their work and have the rights to the music – or else the filmmaker may be labeled an "infringer", and punished for infringing. If MTV won't play 'em, we will.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The KahBang Film Festival is a discovery festival for independent cinema, dedicated to showcasing emerging films and filmmakers and exposing them to new audiences.
The festival is a program of the non-profit organization KahBang Arts and is part of the KahBang Festival brand. To serve this mission, the KahBang Film Festival takes place annually during the KahBang Music | Art | Film Festival, New England’s largest indie & discovery festival, allowing for a wide, diverse audience of festival-goers.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
KahBang: Discover the Next.
We are pleased to announce that the 5th Annual KahBang Film Festival will be held August 7th to August 10th, 2014, as part of the KahBang Music | Art | Film Festival, in Bangor Maine.
Past KahBang Film Festival screenings have include Slamdance Grand Jury Prize recipient “The Dirties”, Sundance Film Favorites, "New Low" and "One Too Many Mornings" as well as the AFI Silverdocs Grand Jury Award Winning Documentary "Wo Ai Ni Mommy". 2010 also saw the birth of our "Music Docs" category, screening the popular Maynard James Keenan wine documentary, "Blood Into Wine".
A selection of feature length, Narrative and Documentary films, directed by a group of new and emerging filmmakers you’ve never heard of. Wes Anderson, Sophia Coppola, Richard Linklater and many other iconic, indie filmmakers have never submitted films to this category.
Documentary + rockers that rock(ed) = some of the most interesting filmmaking we have ever seen. If you made such a film, about a musician or musicians, or the musicians industry – feel free to submit it.
Experimental: 2013 and Beyond
This category features films by filmmakers that understand the arts of innovation, technology and cinema. We expect these films to get weird.
They prefer to be called “Little Films”, but these tiny opuses often have more to say than their feature-length counterparts. Quick, brief, and to the point. These films are less that 20 minutes in length. Shorter films=More stories.
These films pack all the bone chilling, toe curling horror into 20 mins or less.
*Films Submitted to this category will also be considered for KahBang Films’ Inaugural One Day Horror Fest coming October 2014.
KahBang is a discovery festival showcasing "the next" in the art and entertainment world. The KahBang Music Festival has previously hosted such acts as Dr. Dog, Hopsin, The Deftones, Bassnectar, Reptar, My Morning Jacket, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Lupe Fiasco, Ra Ra Riot, Chromeo, B.o.B and many more.
For more information visit http://www.kahbang.com
Cassie Pecoraro (Programmer)
; Meg Shorette (Director)
; Meg Shorette (Director & Lead Programmer)
; Meg Shorette (Director)
The KahBang Film Festival accepts films of many types, U.S. and International. Film types are Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, and Short Films (narrative, experimental, music video, etc.) Please read all information thoroughly before submitting your film(s) as our categories are very exact and precise. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to all films!
Films submitted to the 2014 KahBang Film Festival for consideration must have been completed after June, 2012.
Press Kits are required for submissions in all categories and must include at least two High-Res stills (for use in both print and web). Although not required elements, the following are strongly suggested: one sheet art (posters), press clippings, a statement by the Director, and biographies/filmographies of the Director, Producer, Writer.
Screeners will NOT be returned to sender.
NOTE - Please make sure the correct amount of money is sent with your submission, according to type of film and deadline for which you are submitting. Fees differ for Short and Feature film submissions, with the exception of Early Bird submissions.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
KahBang Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Kahbang 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.