THE SECOND INSTALLMENT OF THE 50/50 FILM FESTIVAL
The 50/50 Horror Fest provides talented young filmmakers with the opportunity to showcase their work to industry professionals in an intimate environment.
Our previous event took place on May 7th, 2023 at the Ron Howard Theater located at the Robert Zemeckis Center at the University of Southern California. The festival highlighted top student filmmakers and provided them a platform to screen their comedic films in front of industry professionals from CAA, UTA, and Warner Bros.
Submissions for The 50/50 Horror Fest are open to students as well as all up-and-coming filmmakers. We look forward to reviewing your short films.
Click the website link to find out more about us and our past events.
2023 Audience Award - All films that are listed as "Official Selection" are eligible to win this award.
These terms and conditions ("Agreement") govern your submission and participation in The 50/50 Festival ("Festival"). Please read this Agreement carefully before submitting any content to the Festival. By submitting your content, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by this Agreement.
1. Content Submission:
1.1. By submitting any content, including but not limited to films, videos, or any other multimedia materials (collectively referred to as "Content"), you represent and warrant that you are the owner of the Content, or you have obtained all necessary rights, licenses, consents, and permissions from the appropriate parties to submit the Content to the Festival.
1.2. You acknowledge and agree that the Festival does not claim any ownership rights in the Content submitted by you. You retain all ownership rights to your Content.
2. Rights Granted:
2.1. By submitting your Content to the Festival, you grant the Festival organizers a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to use, reproduce, distribute, publicly display, and publicly perform your Content solely for the purposes of promoting and showcasing the Festival, including but not limited to screenings, marketing, and promotional activities.
2.2. You understand and agree that the Festival organizers may use excerpts or clips from your Content, not exceeding reasonable duration, for promotional purposes, including but not limited to trailers, advertisements, and social media promotion.
3. No Compensation:
3.1. You acknowledge and agree that no monetary or other form of compensation will be provided to you for the submission of your Content to the Festival, regardless of whether your Content is selected for screening or any other purpose.
3.2. The Festival organizers are not obligated to provide any feedback or reasons for the selection or non-selection of your Content.
4. Content Selection:
4.1. You understand and agree that the Festival organizers have the sole discretion to select the Content to be showcased or screened at the Festival.
4.2. The Festival organizers do not guarantee that your Content will be selected for screening or any other purpose, and they reserve the right to change the schedule, format, or any other aspect of the Festival without prior notice.
5. Distribution and Legal Action:
5.1. The Festival organizers reserve the right to distribute your submitted film to any individual or organization they deem appropriate, for promotional or non-commercial purposes, without requiring any further consent from you.
5.2. By submitting your Content through the Festival's website, you waive any right to initiate legal action against the Festival organizers or affiliated parties regarding the use, distribution, or showcasing of your film as part of the Festival.
6.1. You acknowledge and agree that the Festival organizers, their affiliates, officers, directors, employees, and agents shall have no liability for any damages, losses, or injuries arising from or related to your Content, its use, or any aspect of the Festival, including but not limited to screening, distribution, or promotion.
6.2. The Festival organizers shall not be liable for any technical issues, errors, or interruptions in the submission process or the Festival's operation.
7. Entry Fee and Judging:
7.1. To submit your Content to The 50/50 Festival, you may be required to pay an entry fee through a platform such as FilmFreeway. This fee is non-refundable and does not constitute any form of compensation, ownership, or rights to your Content.
7.2. You acknowledge and agree that the payment of the entry fee does not guarantee that the Festival organizers or judges will watch, review, or select your film for screening or any other purpose.
8. Waiver of Legal Action:
8.1. By submitting your Content to The 50/50 Festival and participating in the event, you agree that you will not initiate any legal action, suit, or claim against the Festival organizers, their affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, judges, sponsors, or any other parties associated with the Festival, for any reason related to your Content, its submission, selection, non-selection, distribution, screening, promotion, or any other aspect of the Festival.
9. Governing Law and Jurisdiction:
9.1. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which the Festival is organized.
9.2. Any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Agreement shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in the aforementioned jurisdiction.
10. Entire Agreement:
10.1. This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and the Festival organizers regarding the submission and participation in the Festival, and supersedes all prior agreements, understandings, or representations, whether oral or written.
By submitting your Content to The 50/50 Festival through our website or any related platform such as FilmFreeway, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agreed to the terms and conditions outlined in this Agreement, including the waiver of legal action.