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International Feature Terms and Conditions

LONDON SURF / FILM FESTIVAL 2014

Official Terms And Conditions For Submissions To International Feature Programme

 

A. TERMS AND CONDITIONS

B. GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

A. TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree as follows:

1. Entries will not be accepted without a signed copy of the International Feature Terms and Conditions.

2. I have the right or authorisation to submit the film to the London Surf / Film Festival and the production has no litigation or disputes regarding any part of the production, distribution or originality.

3. I hold the London Surf / Film Festival harmless from any damage to submitted media during the process of the film festival.

4. I give permission for the London Surf / Film Festival to use short excerpts of the film for promotional purposes.

5. I give permission for the London Surf / Film Festival to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes, online and in any print media or campaigns connected with the London Surf / Film Festival. This includes brochures/programmes, printed media magazines/newspapers and online. Film makers are encouraged to send additional material such as digital press kits to the official festival contact email if accepted.

6. By submitting the production, I give permission for the London Surf / Film Festival to screen the production at the London Surf / Film Festival.

7. As the Submitter/Producer, I agree to take on all copyright liability in regard to submitted film in terms of all music, product and other copyright licensing.

8. I give my permission for the London Surf / Film Festival to share my film and any related promotional material, as well as contact information with official London Surf / Film Festival media partners unless I specify otherwise.

9. Entry does not guarantee acceptance into London Surf / Film Festival. Those film makers whose productions have been selected for screening as part of the main festival programme will be informed during w/c 25th August 2014. The London Surf / Film Festival can not be held responsible or liable for losses or damages resulting from failure to screen entries accepted into the festival programme.

10. Non-English language films are welcomed but must be either subtitled or dubbed.

11. Winners agree to participate in publicity.

12. Films submitted on DCP hard drive will be returned, but accompanying promotional media and materials may not be returned. Filmmakers are responsible for courier costs.

13. If your film is accepted you will receive at least two complimentary tickets for the evening of the screening of your film plus the awards night, as well as a further four for cast or crew at a reduced rate if required.

14. Films will be judged as part of the London Surf / Film Festival in categories including, but not limited to, Best Film, Best Cinematography and Viewers Choice.

B. GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

1.SUBMISSION FORMAT: Festival submissions to be via a password protected Vimeo link or on Blu-Ray/DVD format. DVD’s and Blu-Ray will not be returned.

2. SUBMISSION GENRE: The competition is not constricted by genre; surfing and surf culture are wide open to creative interpretation and we welcome submissions that explore all aspects and angles of surfing from documentary to stop-frame to animation and anything in between. We do not accept any submissions that breach copyright.

3. DATE OF COMPLETION: Submissions should have been completed after January 1st 2011.

4. ENTRY FEES: Entry to the main film festival is £25, payable via PayPal to the London Surf / Film Festival via the website. Entry fees are non-refundable.

5. ENTRY FORMS: Entry forms must be completed in their entirety.

6. SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Deadline for submissions is August 24th 2014 23.59pm. Submissions received after this date will not qualify for entry into the festival. Extenuating circumstances may be considered at the discretion of the London Surf / Film Festival.

7. PRESENTATION FORMAT: If accepted into the London Surf / Film Festival as an official selection, film makers must be able to submit a hi res format of the film on DCP hard drive, Blu-Ray or DVD for screening purposes plus either password protected vimeo links or DVD copies for the purpose of review by the official London Surf / Film Festival Screening Panel.

8. PREMIERE/ DISTRIBUTION: The London Surf / Film Festival is a celebration of surfing’s best new releases and while we welcome all films, those having their UK or European premiere at the London Surf / Film Festival may be favoured at the discretion of the London Surf / Film Festival.