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18-Apr-2014 11:58pm PDT  

 

Third World Indie Film Festival

4 Annual September 24, 2014 to September 24, 2014

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PO Box 32928
San Jose CA 95152
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Narrative Feature
In order to qualify for this category the films must be at least 46 minutes and up. It must either be a scripted narrative work or improvisional work of fiction. All genres accepted.
Narrative Short
Films must be 45 minutes and below. It must either be a scripted narrative work or improvisional work of fiction. All genres accepted.
Documentary Feature
To qualify for this category documentaries must be 46 minutes and above - non-fiction. If dramatization of actual events is included we will first review if the film qualifies in this category or belongs elsewhere. All topics accepted.

Documentary Short
Documentaries must be 45 minutes and below and non-fiction. If dramatization of actual events is included, we will first review if the film qualifies this category or belongs elsewhere. All topics accepted.


Animation Feature
A Feature Animation film must be at least 46 minutes and above. All genres accepted.

Animation Short
Short Animation film must be 45 minutes and below. All genres accepted.

Comedy Feature
To qualify for this category Comedy Feature must be at least 45 minutes and above - non-fiction. All topics accepted.
Comedy Short
Films must be 45 minutes and below. It must either be a scripted comedy or improvisional work of fiction. All genres accepted.
Social Enterpreneur Feature
Social Entrepreneur category - Focus Through Documentary- the Stories of Change. This film category is designed to explore the role of film in advancing knowledge about social entrepreneurship. In order to qualify for this category the film must be at least 46 minutes and above. All genres accepted.
Social Enterpreneur Short
Social Entrepreneur film - Focus Through Documentary- the Stories of Change. In order to qualify for this category the films must be 45 minutes and below. All genres accepted.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Third World Indie Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing new and innovative films while fostering the next generation of filmmakers. The Festival also seeks to serve the community by presenting unique programs that inspire, engage, and challenge a diverse audience through the art of film. The festival provides a platform to introduce their films to the broadest possible audience. We are a strong ADVOCATE on SOCIAL CHANGE issues.

WE GIVE VOICE TO FILMMAKERS IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES.

WE ARE HERE TO INFORM AND ENTERTAIN.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Third world countries, also known as emerging or developing nations, have produced more than half of the world’s films.

Unfortunately, a majority of their filmmakers have stayed relatively unknown as western films continued to dominate the film market. But with perseverance and ingenuity, they are finally beginning to get the recognition they deserve.

Ted Unarce, an award winning filmmaker, created the Third World Indie Film Festival when he saw a lack of representation of groundbreaking and talented filmmakers from third world or developing countries. The festival provides these filmmakers a platform to not only be recognized but also actively participate in a level playing ground with filmmakers from developed nations and bring their work to a global audience.

BRIDGING THE GAP
Given today’s technological advancements, the world has grown smaller. Filmmakers are more attuned now to each other’s works and yet brilliant third world filmmakers are often still overlooked.

The festival, in promoting and celebrating cultural diversity as well as helping elevate the status of third world filmmakers, extends an invitation to filmmakers worldwide to participate in the festival and showcase their unique and original stories of developing or emerging countries. This would help push the envelope of filmmaking by providing their own perspective of third world issues through the various genres of film.

A new age in cinema will rise through films the audience has long waited for: an exhilarating experience of foreign cultures and worlds they have never seen, films that, perhaps, will forever change the industry and society.

All genres of film are accepted by TWIFF and each will be judged thoroughly by accomplished award winning directors, producers and industry executives. Awards will be distributed among the 14 categories, giving filmmakers the opportunity to be noticed.


ORGANIZERS
Gracie Suzara (Producer/Festival Administrator) ; Ted Unarce (Filmmaker/Festival Director) ; Ted Unarce (Filmmaker/Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES
1.Entries must have been produced worldwide within five years.
2. Label DVD with the WithoutABox Tracking ID, Film Title and Telephone Number. Please do not label the disc with paper or stickers otherwise it may render the disc unplayable.
3.Non-English submissions must be subtitled or dubbed. A separate list of translated dialogues will not be accepted.
4.The entry fee is per category.
5.If shipping preview copy by a method that includes a signature upon delivery, please waive the signature requirement.
6.Entries will not be returned.
7.By submitting your film, the Third World Indie Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize any excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.
8.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.
9.The Competition reserves the right to refuse entries.
10.The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Third World Indie 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.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Third World Indie 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 Third World Indie 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.