For eleven years, film and music lovers have come together in Southeast Texas at the Boomtown Film & Music Festival to hear cutting-edge bands, see fiercely independent films, enjoy panel discussions and meet fellow filmmakers. Whether your passion be movies or music, there will be something for everyone at the 2018 Boomtown Film and Music Festival!
Awards & Prizes
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 SHORT SCREENPLAY
BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY
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 reserve the right to create or eliminate categories based upon the type, number and quality of entries. All decisions made by the judges are final.
Screenplay Awards will be given to Best Short and Feature Screenplay. Winners will get sponsor related prizes. The Feature Screenplay will also receive a staged reading performed at the festival.
Rules & Terms
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.
Our policy is to only accept films which were completed no longer than two years prior to the festival date. However, if there are extenuating circumstances we may consider accepting older projects.
For the convenience of all parties, BoomFest encourages entries to be submitted electronically using a standard file types, such as .avi, .mov, .wmv, or .flv. Data files should be named after 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 a early bird, normal and late submission deadline. Late entries will be accepted, but we can only guarantee judging if your film is received before December 1st, 2017.
All writers of submitted material must be 18 years or older, including co-authored material.
Contestant must not have professional literary representation.
Submission must be contestant’s own original work.
Submissions should be written in English.
Contestant can submit multiple scripts per contest.