Call for Entries – Festival of the Moving Image

2011 Poster for Festival of the Moving Image

2011 Festival of the Moving Image Poster – Designed by Kelly Young, Night Cat Studio

The HCC-Ybor Festival of the Moving Image invites all FLORIDA filmmakers, both students and professionals, to send your titles for possible screening at the festival in March, plus be eligible for merit awards that total $2400 in cash awards.

**Please note that filmmakers from around the world are still welcome to submit films for consideration – however, in these special economic times, forgive us for being Florida-centric and supporting our neighbors.

Deadline: Postmarked by March 1, 2011
Notification: On or about March 7, 2011
Student Entry Fee: $20.00 (one to four films per filmmaker)
Independent Filmmaker Entry Fee: $30.00 (one to four films per filmmaker)

Send DVD(s) and requested information with entry fee to:

David Audet, Festival Director
Hillsborough Community College
2112 N. 15th Street
Tampa, Florida 33605
813-259-6419
daudet@hccfl.edu

The awards are provided by Hillsborough Community College-Ybor City Campus, Atlantic&Pacific Productions of Tampa, and the University of South Florida, Tampa campus. This year the awards are divided into three categories for Florida student filmmakers and one for Florida independent filmmakers.

All genres and run times are eligible. Format for entry: DVD Region 1 or 0 (16mm, Super 8 and 8mm projection available during festival).

Categories

Florida Student Filmmaker: Hillsborough Community College Students: HCC-Ybor Festival Award
Best in Category: $300.00
Merit Award: $100.00
Merit Award: $100.00
Merit Award: $100.00

Florida Student Filmmaker: University of South Florida Students: Atlantic&Pacific Productions Award
Best in Category: $300.00
Merit Award: $100.00
Merit Award: $100.00
Merit Award: $100.00

Florida Student Filmmaker:  **Florida Student filmmakers: Atlantic&Pacific Productions Award (**All student filmmakers other than HCC or USF)
Best in Category: $300.00
Merit Award: $100.00
Merit Award: $100.00
Merit Award: $100.00

Florida Independent Filmmaker (non-student): Atlantic&Pacific Productions Award
Best in Category: $300.00
Merit Award: $100.00
Merit Award: $100.00
Merit Award: $100.00

Judges

Carolyn Kossar, HCC-Ybor Art Gallery Director, Tampa, Florida
David Audet, Festival Director, Hillsborough Community College
David Williams, Theater Department, Hillsborough Community College
Charles Lyman, President, Atlantic/Pacific Productions, Tampa. Professor Emeritus of Film and Electronic Media, University of South Florida
Shawn Cheatham, Digital Video and Electronic Arts, School of Art and Art History, USF
Robert Lawrence, School of Art and Art History, USF
HCC-Ybor City campus student, Tampa, Florida-TBA
USF campus student-Tampa, Florida-TBA
Lisa Scherertampafilmfan.com, Brandon, Florida
Nancy Cervenka, filmmaker, Gulfport, Florida
Chris Rish, filmmaker, Tampa, Florida

Judging Process

The judges will select a number of qualified films for each category. These films will be classified as an “official selection” and screened at the festival. All film selected for screening will be eligible to win a cash prize. All filmmakers will be notified of entry status (accepted/not accepted) on or around March 7, 2011.

All filmmakers entering the festival competition are invited to attend the festival’s opening night, Wednesday, March 23, when the winners will be announced. This event is free and open to all filmmakers and the public.

All judging decisions are final. Entering a film into the festival does not guarantee a screening. If accepted, the filmmaker agrees to allow his/her title to be screened one to four times as the schedule allows. NOTE: While a film may have adult content/language, this will restrict screening opportunities. Films previously screened at the festival are not eligible. The festival will also accept ‘rough cuts” for screening but these will not be eligible for prizes.

Deadline: Postmarked by March 1, 2011
Student Entry Fee: $20.00 (one to four films per filmmaker)
Independent Filmmaker Entry Fee: $30.00 (one to four films per filmmaker)
All genres and run times are eligible.

Entry Process

Send a DVD (Region 1 or 0)) of film(s) to the address provided below. Include your name, contact information (email/phone), title of film(s),running time, and indicate the category you are entering. Make check or money order (USA currency) to Hillsborough Community College.  The college is not responsible for lost or damaged entries. If filmmaker wants the DVD returned, please include envelope with return address and correct postage.

A waiver of the entry fee cannot be considered this year. Filmmakers are allowed to send up to four titles (films) for the flat fee of $20.00 or $30.00 depending on your category. Students must provide photo copy of student I.D. from a FLORIDA educational institution, or certificate from a FLORIDA film camp. Filmmakers must either live in Florida or lived in Florida when the film was made.

Filmmakers will be contacted by FOMI staff upon arrival of package and provided confirmation that the entry satisfies eligibility requirements.  Upon acceptance into festival, filmmaker will be immediately notified and asked to provide an electronic press kit including; bio, crew, synopsis, links to your website (if available) and several digital photographs.

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