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|Films must be over 50 minutes in length. Please note if your film is appropriate for ages 12 and over or 12 and under. Films must have been completed no earlier than January 2016.
|Any short films under 20 minutes in length will be considered. Please categorize your film as appropriate for either middle and/or high school audiences.
|For the international category, more than half of the funding for the project must have originated from outside the United States. This is a film festival geared towards middle and high school students. Please be sure to note whether your film is appropriate for ages 12 and under or 12 and over. Films produced earlier than January 2016 won't be accepted.
A runtime of any length will be considered in this category.
|This is a film festival geared towards middle and high school students. Please be sure to note whether your film is appropriate for ages 12 and under or 12 and over. Films produced earlier than January 2016 won't be accepted.
A runtime of any length will be considered in this category.
|Students must currently be enrolled in middle or high school to be eligible for an award in the student film category. Films must have been completed no earlier than January 2016. Please note if your film is appropriate for ages 12 and over and 12 and under. Any length film considered.
|STUDENT Adventure Films
|This is a new category to our festival and will be focusing on the idea of adventure in filmmaking. Whether it’s a go-pro shot vacation or a fully scripted adventure quest....if you are a middle, high-school or current college student, send us your films! Films must be under 10 minutes in length.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Boston International Kids Film Festival is a four- day festival of films and workshops, screening films for and by kids of all ages with lots of mentoring opportunities available for both children and adults.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The festival is produced and presented by Filmmakers Collaborative, a nationally recognized 501c3 organization created in 1987 to provide fiscal sponsorship and opportunities for education and networking in the independent media community.
It will kick off on Thursday, November 2 with films made by students in FC Academy, the after-school and summer filmmaking program for middle school students run by Filmmakers Collaborative.
Films will run Friday, November 3 (3:30pm - 9pm), Saturday, November 4
(9am - 10pm) and Sunday, November 5 (1pm -4pm) at the Somerville Theatre in Davis Square, Somerville, MA.
We will also challenge students to "make a movie in a day" with a workshop that will take place on Saturday, November 4, from 9-5pm.
An Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday evening, November 4, with awards being presented for Best Documentary, Short, Student film, International, Audience Choice and the Peggy Charren Award for Excellence.
Laura Azevedo (Festival Director)
BOSTON INTERNATIONAL KIDS FILM FESTIVAL
Rules and Regulations 2017
The 5th annual BIKFF will be held from Nov. 2 to Nov. 5, 2017.
All submissions are due by July 31st, 2017. Anything postmarked later than this date would not be considered.
Early submission is recommended!
All films must be family friendly. Any films containing inappropriate language will not be screened.
PROGRAMMING NOTE: Filmmakers Collaborative is thrilled to be partnering with SIMPLE DCP for exhibition copies of the films being screened.
Films selected for the festival will be required to be delivered on DCP and will receive instructions upon selection regarding access to a print submission portal.
For more information regarding BIKFF, please visit www.bikff.org or contact Laura Azevedo at:
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS Intellectual Property Rights By submitting your film to the Boston International Kids Film Festival , you hereby warrant and represent that: (i) the film is wholly original and is not copied from and does not include any other work that is the subject of copyright or other protection, unless such work is in the public domain or you have obtained any and all consents, releases, licenses, and other authorizations or waivers of any kind necessary for the inclusion or reproduction of any person, character, location, thing, trade-mark, sound recording, musical composition or other work in the film; (ii) the film does not defame any person or violate the common law or statutory rights, including, without limitation, the rights of privacy and publicity or any other right of any person; (iii) the film is not the subject of litigation; (iv) you have not entered into any agreement, nor will you enter into any agreement subsequent to the date of this film submission which would or could have the effect of impairing your ability to provide the film as contemplated herein, or otherwise conflict with any provision of these Rules and Regulations; and (iv) you have the full right, power and authority to submit the film to the Boston International Kids Film Festival, and to grant all of the rights granted hereunder and in your Submission Form, and there is no obligation or disability which would in any way impair, restrict or impede you from fully performing all of your obligations pursuant to your submission and these Rules and Regulation. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Boston International Kids Film Festival, Filmmakers Collaborative, and its members, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, associates and affiliates (each, a “Releasee”), from any claim, suit, action or other proceeding brought against a Releasee and from any losses, costs, or damages, including the Releasee’s full legal costs, which it may have suffered or incurred or may suffer or incur, directly or indirectly based on, in connection with, or arising from the use and exhibition of the film submitted by you or the breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty or other agreement made by you in these Rules and Regulations, or in your Submission Form. Anti-Piracy Precautions and Release the Boston International Kids Film Festival endeavors to take all reasonable anti-piracy precautions. While on the Boston International Kids Film Festival premises, copyrighted materials are securely stored and vigilantly inventoried. Access is limited to the Boston International Kids Film Festival submissions, programming, print traffic and projection staff. No duplication or loaning is permitted. By submitting your material to the Boston International Kids Film Festival, you hereby release the Boston International Kids Film Festival and Filmmakers Collaborative from any and all risk and liability in the event of theft or breach of copyright of your materials while on the Boston International Kids Film Festival premises. In case of loss of or damage to the material provided, the Boston International Kids Film Festival must receive notification and independent verification immediately. the Boston International Kids Film Festival obligation is limited to compensating the producer only for the cost of replacing the damaged materials thereof. General Release The Boston International Kids Film Festival Organizing Committee reserves the right to rule on cases not foreseen by these regulations, but in accordance with international regulations. Participation in the 2017 Boston International Kids Film Festival implies acceptance of the Rules and Regulations by producers and their agents.
The Boston International Kids Film Festival collects personal information supplied in the application solely to facilitate management and administration of its activities and responsibilities as it relates to the film being submitted. The Boston International Kids Film Festival safeguards this personal information against loss, theft and unauthorized access or disclosure. By supplying this personal information you consent to its use for the purposes stated above.