Film Festival

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Starting June 1, 2019, Film Grove will  accept short and feature film submissions for its streaming channel through the Film Grove Online Film Festival. All submissions are made through FilmFreeway. 


Summer 2019 submission dates are June 1 to July 31. Winter 2019 submission dates are November 1 to December 31.

Submission Criteria

 All entries will be evaluated on the following criteria:


Story

Premise

Theme

Subject matter

Pacing

Characters and Characterization

Diversity of Characters

Cinematography

Directing

Dialogue



Rules

All entries must have been produced in 2014 to 2019.


No entry will be accepted that does not include the required fees.


No entry will be accepted after the final deadline of July 31 for Summer 2019, and December 31, for Winter 2019.


More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be submitted separately.


Films produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles or be dubbed in English.


Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, and permits necessary to present their work.


If your work is selected, you must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by Film Grove:


You must execute a release agreement wherein you:


(i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances and releases necessary to exhibit your film on the Film Grove channel


(ii) warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film to the public; and


(iii) indemnify and hold harmless Film Grove, its parent company, its affiliates, and subsidiaries and any of their respective directors, officers, employees, and representatives against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film on the Film Grove channel.


You must deliver in a manner designated by Film Grove an exhibition copy of the invited work.


You must provide a properly completed and signed official Film Grove “Acceptance Agreement Form” and all publication assets as specified in the “Materials Checklist.”

Deadlines and Fees for Spring 2019 Submissions

  

Early Submission: June 1  to June 15


Short Films:

1:00 - 15:00 minutes -- $25

15:01 - 40:00 minutes -- $35


Feature Films:

40:01 - 75:00 minutes -- $45

75:01 - 105:00 minutes -- $55


Regular Submission: June 16 to July 15 


Short Films:

1:00 - 15:00 minutes -- $35

15:01 - 40:00 minutes -- $45


Feature Films:

40:01 - 75:00 minutes -- $55

75:01 - 105:00 minutes -- $65


Late Submission: July 16 to July 31


Short Films:

1:00 - 15:00 minutes -- $45

15:01 - 40:00 minutes -- $55


Feature Films:

40:01 - 75:00 minutes -- $65

75:01 - 105:00 minutes -- $75


Running times include titles and credits when determining the length of a film. 


Entries must be received by 11:59 pm PST on the deadline date.


Submission fees are non-refundable.


All entries for the Film Grove Online Film Festival must be submitted through FilmFreeway.