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23-Apr-2014 9:10am PDT  

 

Santa Cruz Film Festival

13 Annual November 13, 2014 to November 16, 2014

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343 Soquel Avenue #315
Santa Cruz CA 95062
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Phone: 831-359-4888
Fax: 646-224-8896
programming@santacruzfilmfestival.org
http://www.santacruzfilmfestival...

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

Narrative Feature (50+ min)
This category is for narrative, animation, experimental and avant-garde works 50 minutes and longer.

NOTE: Santa Cruz/Monterey County local filmmakers and youth-produced (under 18 years old) works please go back and submit in appropriate category. Discounted fees apply.
Documentary Feature (50+ min)
This category is for documentary films and videos 50 minutes and longer. If the subject of your work is environmentally or social justice in nature please submit in the EarthVision Environmental and Social Justice Film category.

NOTE: Santa Cruz/Monterey County local filmmakers and youth-produced (under 18 years old) works please go back and submit in appropriate category. Discounted fees apply.
Narrative Short (< 50 min)
Narrative short films 49 minutes and shorter.

NOTE: Santa Cruz/Monterey County local filmmakers and youth-produced (under 18 years old) works please go back and submit in appropriate category. Discounted fees apply.
Youth Works (Under 18)
The youth produced category is near and dear to The Santa Cruz Film Festival. Works made by filmmakers under 18 years old. Any style, genre, length and format is invited to submit for consideration.
Experimental
Outsider art that takes risks! Avant-garde, non-narrative, non-documentary works that challenge conventional filmmaking and storytelling. Music videos are invited to submit into this category.
Animation
Animated works in all formats - hand drawn, CGI, scratch on film...

NOTE: Santa Cruz/Monterey local filmmakers and youth-produced (under 18 years old) works please go back and submit in appropriate category. Discounted fees apply.
Documentary Short (< 50 min)
Short subject documentaries 50 minutes and shorter. If the subject of your work is environmental or social justice in nature please submit in the EarthVision Environmental and Social Justice Film category.

NOTE: Santa Cruz/Monterey local filmmakers and youth-produced works (under 18 years old) please go back and submit in appropriate category. Discounted fees apply.
Santa Cruz/Monterery Local Work
Any work created by a resident of Santa Cruz or Monterey Counties is invited to submit in this category. All categories of work are invited to submit. Please include proof residency with submission. Entry fees are based on length.
EarthVision Environmental and Social Justice Film
The EarthVision Environmental and Social Justice film section showcases work that raise awareness of, and aim to discover solutions to, crucial ecological and humanitarian issues. The films shown as part of the EarthVision Environmental and Social Justice section are the work of passionate individuals who have documented crucial environmental and social justice problems and the attempts to solve them. Entry fees are based on length.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Santa Cruz Film Festival supports and promotes film arts for the local community and for filmmakers and their audiences world-wide. Through the production of an annual film festival and year round events and educational activities, the Santa Cruz Film Festival engages the entire community in the appreciation of the film arts, and is becoming a national leader in the film festival industry for communities of our size.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Now in its 13th year, the Santa Cruz Film Festival celebrates innovative and original filmmaking in and for the Greater Monterey Bay community. Since 2002, SCFF has screened over 1200 independent films and videos including scores of quality, locally produced works to tens of thousands of enthusiastic and dedicated film lovers, generating over $1 million in revenue for Santa Cruz.

Whether fact or fiction, commercial or avant-garde, live-action or animation, the Santa Cruz Film Festival celebrates the diverse art of talented filmmakers. SCFF presents artists who create films and videos in all genres from around the world in one of the most thought-provoking, entertaining, fun-filled, educational regional film festivals in the country.

The Festival has been proud to not only showcase new creative talents, but also to provide an interactive experience where filmmakers, musicians, performers, artists and the community can come together to share their art and ideas and to have an enlightening and fun time.

AWARDS
Honoring today's most creative independent films, SCFF presents Audience Awards in thirteen categories:
• Best Narrative Feature
• Morton Marcus Documentary Feature Award
• EarthVision Environmental Feature Award
• Spirit of Action Prize (Feature)
• Best Short Narrative
• Best Short Documentary
• EarthVision Environmental Short Award
• Spirit of Action Prize (Short)
• Best Animated Work
• Best Experimental Work
• Best Student-Produced Work
• Evan Kuhn Youth Film Award
• Best Locally-Produced Work

ORGANIZERS
Jeff Ross (Director) ; Jeff Ross (Director) ; Logan Walker (Programmer)

GENERAL RULES
Films may be screened more than once during the Festival.

The Festival covers one-way shipping of exhibition materials. The Festival is not responsible for materials lost or damaged in transit.

In case of loss or damage while in possession by the Festival, the responsibility of the Festival is limited to the costs of repair or replacement of the print or video tape materials only.

Student produced work please include either proof of enrollment - copy of student ID, etc.

Santa Cruz/Monterey local produced work please include proof of residency in Santa Cruz/Monterey County - driver's license copy, etc.

Youth works please include proof of age

Avoid large plastic DVD cases (the kind DVDs you buy come in.) Use paper sleeves whenever possible.

Use bubble mailers instead of fiber mailers. The fiber can cause damage to DVD players.

Thank you for your interest in the Santa Cruz Film Festival. We look forward to reviewing your work.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Festival covers one-way shipping of exhibition materials. The Festival is not responsible for materials lost or damaged in transit. In case of loss or damage while in possession by the Festival, the responsibility of the Festival is limited to the costs of repair or replacement of the print or video tape materials only. Films may be screened more than once during the Festival. Each film in the Festival is eligible in one or more Audience categories. Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz 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.