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Terms & Conditions 2014

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 excerpts of the film/trailer 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. We want to promote your film as best we can to the 2 million strong audience of surfers we have here in the UK so please send additional material such as digital press kits to the official festival contact email.

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 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 with London Surf / Film Festival media partners for the purpose of promoiting your film and the festival unless I specify otherwise.

9. Sumbitting your film 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 1st September 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 will 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 – it’s your premiere and we want you to be as stoked as we are!

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

 

B. GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

1.SUBMISSION FORMAT: It is prefered if festival submissions can be via a password protected Vimeo link, to allow the submissions panel to access the film. DVD’s can be submitted instead, but we cannot guarentee their return.

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.

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 on the Submissions page. Entry fees are non-refundable.

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

6. SUBMISSION DEADLINES: Deadline for submissions is August 31st 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 by September 9th 2014 plus a version for review by the official London Surf / Film Festival Screening Panel, ie Vimeo hosted, password protected.

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