For thirteen years, film and music lovers have come together in Southeast Texas at the Boomtown Film & Music Festival to see fiercely independent films, hear cutting-edge bands, enjoy panel discussions and network with fellow filmmakers. Whether your passion be movies or music, there will be something for everyone at the 2020 Boomtown Film and Music Festival!
Film Awards will be given to the following categories:
BEST FEATURE NARRATIVE
BEST SHORT NARRATIVE
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
BEST EXPERIMENTAL / MUSIC VIDEO
BEST TEXAS PROUD FILM
BEST REEL FAITH FILM
Plus one grand prize for "Best in Show."
Winners in each category and best in show will be awarded the coveted "Gusher" trophy. Our contest director reserves the right to create or eliminate categories based upon the type, number and quality of entries. All decisions made by the judges are final.
By entering the contest you are stating that you are, or have the permission of, the film’s copyright holder. If you are not the sole creator of the film or any of its elements then you must first obtain permission from all rights holders of the creative property before sending the film to our festival.
Films need to be English language or include English subtitles. We would love all entries, even films that are already in English, to have subtitles so that the hearing impaired may enjoy them, but films will not be rejected based on this criteria.
Our policy is to only accept films which were completed no earlier than two years prior to the event date. However, if there are extenuating circumstances we may consider accepting older projects.
For the convenience of all parties, Boomtown encourages entries to be submitted electronically using a standard file types (such as .mp4, .avi, .mov, .wmv, .flv, etc.). Data files should include the title of the film.
We welcome EPKs (electronic press kits), production stills and other types of marketing materials that we could use to promote your film.
We have early bird, normal and late submission deadlines. Late entries will be accepted, but we can only guarantee judging if your film is received before February 14, 2020.
All writers of submitted material must be 18 years or older, including co-authored material, and may not have professional literary representation. Submissions must be the contestant's original work and must be written in English. Contestants may submit multiple entries per contest.