A Call for Entries has been officially announced for the 1st Annual Caribe Film Fest, a celebration of independent film throughout the Caribbean and the Americas to be held February 27- March 1, 2015 in Miami, Fl. Filmmakers from around the world are invited to travel to Miami to attend the three full days of film screenings and industry networking after-parties culminating in a glittering awards ceremony to be held on Saturday, February 28 .
Filmmakers can enter the festival in 2 ways:
1. 72 HOUR FILM CHALLENGE
We challenge filmmakers, talent and crew to create a short film in three days in an exciting and fast-paced environment with limited rules for an awesome experience!
The Challenge gets underway on Friday, December 6 at 8pm. A representative of each team must come to our scheduled space to get your GENRE, TAGLINE and PROP. You then have two days to write, produce and edit a 4-7minute film in time to upload it to our DropBox account on Monday, December 8 by 8pm.
2. REGULAR FILM SUBMISSION
CFF 2015 Festival Submission categories include Narrative Feature, Foreign Language, Short, Documentary, Animation, Music Video and Horror. Outstanding work will be awarded for each category, along with Best Director, Best Actor/Actress, Best Original Score, Best Student Film, and the "I LOVE MIAMI" Award for best depiction of the Miami multi-cultural experience.
Submissions deadlines are as follows: Early Bird Deadline – October 1 2014, Regular Deadline – November 1 2014, Late Deadline – December 1 2014. Entrants will be notified of final decisions by January 31, 2015.
What’s the Caribe Film Fest?
The Caribe Film Fest is an opportunity for any individual who has a Caribbean heritage, interest, influence, focus, engagement or input to present their films and/or videos to an audience. It’s a celebration of filmmakers from within and around the Americas and the Caribbean Diaspora. Caribe Film Fest is a creative and educational platform for anyone who loves the arts and its many forms of expression.
Who Can Submit a Film?
As long as your film has a connection to the Americas and / or the Caribbean Diaspora, it is welcomed. Your connection can be either direct or indirect with the end product showing a clear relation.
Example: your great grandparents were from Panama and you currently reside in Alaska and your film is about Hump back Whales OR you are from Idaho and you spent a summer in the hills of Jamaica picking coffee and making a film…….. we’d love to see your work!
AWARDS & PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED CLOSER TO THE EVENT!!
What’s the Submission Process?
Your submission should include the following:
1. A completed application form (below)
2. A DVD of your film
3. A trailer of your film. This can be added to the DVD or emailed to email@example.com as a .mov file. Trailers will be used to advertise the Film Festival. If you choose not to submit a trailer, The Caribe Film Fest Committee reserves the right to create one based on your DVD entry.
4. Submit the above materials via mail to:
CARIBE FILM FEST APPLICATION
615 NE 22 STREET, UNIT 302
MIAMI, FL. 33137
When Are Submissions Due?
Submissions are due January 31, 2015. If you are sending your submission by mail, make sure it arrives by January 31, 2015.
Who Decides Which Films Will Be Screened?
The Caribe Film Fest Committee will be making decisions and organizing the film screenings based on their professional and industry expertise. Members of the committee will view the films and decide which ones are screened at the festival. We will likely screen all submissions, but it is based on the amount and length of the submissions we receive.
For more information about The Caribe Film Fest, visit our website www.CaribeFilmFest.com or find us on Facebook. Search “Caribe Film Fest.”
What Kinds of Film Are You Looking For?
We are looking for any genre and style of film. Be it documentary, experimental, or silent--we’ll take them all. See list mentioned above.
What’s In It For Me?
You get to show your film or video to an audience! Since this is the first year, we will use it as the grounds to monitor the community’s response, creative initiatives and awards for future events.
When is the Film Festival?
The Caribe Film Fest debut is scheduled for February 27-March 1, 2015. Screenings will be held at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex.
Address: 59 Terrace, Miami, Florida 33137.
What is the cost?
The submission/ administration fee for all films is $20. Send submission/ administration fee via Paypal using email firstname.lastname@example.org or a Certified Cashiers Check made out to “Caribe Film Fest”.
Who organizes Caribe Film Fest? CFF is organized by American Art Initiative (AAI), launched in 2012, is a South Florida based organization that is focused on creating avenues for artists to share their mediums while developing personal and business sustainability and viability.
OFFICIAL RULES for 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015
Check out ABOUT THE CHALLENGE and the CHALLENGE FAQ
The Official Rules For The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015, And The Participation Agreement This Agreement, comprised of the Official Rules of the Contest as set forth herein, is made and entered into by and between the individual representing the participating filmmaking team (hereinafter, the individual and the participating team “CFF”), on the other hand.
By registering for the contest, the Entrant indicates that the Entrant accepts the terms and conditions in the Official Rules as set forth herein. This Agreement and the Official Rules shall govern Entrant’s participation in “The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015,” and the creation by Entrant of a short movie as described below, pursuant to the provisions set forth herein. The parties hereto hereby further agree as follows:
1. All Contestants Bound By These Rules - Entrant hereby agrees to take part in The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015, which will be conducted by CFF and is currently scheduled to take place between December 5, 2014 and December 8, 2014. These Official Rules apply to The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015; to each and every participating team (“Team[s]”) of filmmakers, actors, crew members and all other players in and contributors to (collectively, “Contributor[s]”, “Contestant[s]”, “Entrant[s]”, or “Team Member[s]”) any film or other piece entered into this Contest (“Film”, “Entered Film”, or “Entry(ies)”); and these Official Rules also apply to each and every such Contributor individually.
2. Rules and Communications – Any Contributor or Team that enters a film in this Contest or otherwise communicates with American Art Initiative regarding this Contest, shall be deemed to have carefully read, reviewed, and specifically agreed to all of the text of these Official Rules; and also to any prior, other, and further writings including without limitation future rules and postings relating to The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015 (collectively, “Communications”) which CFF may in the past, present, or future issue, distribute, post, or otherwise make available (collectively, “Communicate”) to prospective Contest entrants by e-mail, by mail, by hand, by fax, via Internet posting, and/or otherwise in any other manner. E-mail alone shall suffice so as to constitute notice from CFF to any Entrant and to any Team, if and in the event that such method is elected for notice purposes by CFF for any specific Communication.
3. Discrepancies With Prior Writings, If Any. It is the responsibility of each individual Entrant to carefully review and compare these Official Rules as against any predecessor text, and make specific note of any changes and clarifications thereto. In the event of any discrepancy whatsoever between these Official Rules on the one hand, and any other communication on the other hand, then these Official Rules (as may be amended by CFF from time to time up to and including the date of the determination of the Winners) shall govern. No Entrant may claim to be relying upon previously-posted text which is or may be argued to be contradictory to any provision included in these Official Rules, and any Entrant doing so may be disqualified from the Contest at CFF’s election.
4. Entry Fee & Entry Deadline. Early registration is $10. Regular registration is $20. Late registration is $25. To be considered an official team in The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015, registration must be completed in person at designated venue on Friday December 5 at 8pm and all necessary information must be submitted. The Entry Deadline is Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8pm or the time at which the maximum number of teams is reached, as determined by CFF, at which point registration will close for the competition.
5. Exercise Of Skill. This Contest requires an exercise of skill, only, and is NOT a game of chance in any respect whatsoever. There is no minimum size of Team in terms of number of Team Members; and, while CFF may believe such is unlikely to occur, a Team may in theory be comprised of as little as one (1) and only one (1) individual.
6. Non-Union Pictures Only. All CFF 72-Hour Film Challenge entry Entries must be NON-union productions. SAG actors may participate, but the responsibility will be on the members of the team to contact SAG directly and submit any necessary forms. The American Art Initiative organization is not involved in this process.
7. Taxes. Taxes on prizes awarded in the Contest, if any, are the sole responsibility of the winner or winners, and CFF shall bear no liability with respect to same. It is in every Team Member’s interests to ensure that all taxes on any awarded or otherwise delivered or received sums or other consideration, if any, are fully and correctly paid; including without limitation any federal or state taxes which are required to be deducted from any awarded monies, and each Team Member indemnifies and holds harmless CFF therefor pursuant to the indemnity provisions of these Official Rules per below. In addition, all Entrants acknowledge that CFF may require signed tax forms and/or withhold taxes from any forwarded monies if CFF is instructed to do so by any appropriate authority, including without limitation any taxing authority and CFF’s own tax advisor(s).
8. Genre & Surprise Element(s). Upon in-person registration on Friday, December 5, 2014, the genre (“Genre”), tag line (“Line”), and prop (“Prop”) which MUST be used by all Teams participating in The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015 will be assigned to each Team. (By way of illustration only, an example of a Genre is “Horror”). The assigned Prop (ex. Toothbrush, a flower) must be incorporated into the film. The assigned Tag Line (ex. “I’ll be back”) must be spoken or displayed prominently in the film. All teams will receive the same prop and tag line, but may receive different Genre assignments.
9. Genre and Surprise Element(s) Required. In order for a Team to qualify as a potential “Winner” of The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015, each Team’s Entered Film’s plot must revolve around the assigned Genre and must incorporate the assigned Tag Line and Prop. All decisions as to compliance with the assigned Genre, Tag Line, and Prop are in the sole discretion of CFF; and any such decisions by CFF are final, conclusive, and binding upon all Teams and Entrants.
10. Film Submission Deadline. The completed Film must be burned to a flash drive and handed in at the American Art Initiative team headquarters. Location to be shared at the beginning of the challenge. In order for the submission to be considered on time, the file must be handed in by 8:00PM EST on Monday, December 8, 2014.
11. Physical Safety. It is of the essence of this Contest that all Entrants conduct themselves in a safe and legal manner, and any departure from this absolute and inviolate principle will result in disqualification of Entries and/or rescission of this entire Contest. You are conducting your activities under this Contest at your own risk – govern yourselves accordingly.
12. Indemnification. Each Entrant, each Team Member, and each Team, hereby indemnifies, releases, discharges, defends, and holds CFF (and its owners, managers, members, employees, agents, attorneys, representatives, contractors, vendors, successors and affiliates) harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, damages, obligations, expenses, penalties, settlements, litigations, judgments and any other liabilities of any kind whatsoever (including without limitation attorney’s fees and costs incurred by CFF), arising out of, from, or otherwise related to the development, creation, production, or other making or use of Entrant’s entry, and any other activities which at all relate to any Entry, any Entered Film, this Contest, or these Official Rules, including, but not limited to: (A) any third-party or other claim of any ownership right or interest in, or otherwise relating to, any Entered Film; (B) any third-party or other claim of violation of any personal right or proprietary right in connection with the Entered Film, such as defamation, libel, trade libel, slander, “name and likeness” rights, right of privacy, right of publicity, “moral rights”, unauthorized exhibition, breach of contract copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and any other right or claimed right of any other kind or nature; (C) any claims for negligence, injury to persons (including wrongful death), injury to property, or any other injury which may arise out of, result from, or occur, directly or indirectly, in any way in connection with this Contest or any Entered Film; (D) any breach or other violation of these Official Rules or any other CFF Communication; and (E) any other activities by or relating to any Entered Film, Entrant, Team or third-party in connection with this Contest, and any other liability of any kind or nature arising out of any participation in the Contest.
13. Production Work. All production and creative work (collectively, “Production Work”) relating to any Entered Film, must take place ONLY during the (approximate) 48-hour period between the registration and the Submission Deadline (hereafter, the “48-hour Window”). Production Work includes, but is not limited to, writing and/or improvising the script or screenplay, rehearsing, shooting, editing, sound design, animation, and special effects. NO Production Work may commence prior to the Genre/TagLine/Prop Assignment! All Production Work shall be conducted at the sole cost and expense of the Teams and the Entrants responsible therefor, respectively, and CFF shall have absolutely no liability therefor. Pre-recorded music and sound effects may be used as long as the Entrant has the rights to said material and the necessary releases as described below are submitted with the Entered Film.
14. Preparations. The ONLY work that may take place on any CFF 72-Hour Film Challenge entry PRIOR to the date and time of the Genre/Tagline/Prop Assignment is: (A) the organizing of cast members and crew members; (B) the securing of equipment; (C) the scouting and securing of locations; (D) costume and set design; and (E) the preparation, execution and submission of required documents to CFF.
15. Disqualification For Exceeding The 72-hour Window. CFF reserves the right to: (A) determine whether any Production Work takes place or has taken place at any time other than within the required 72-hour Window; (B) monitor, audit, and otherwise make inquiry of the making of any Challenge Film for compliance therewith; (C) require signed written certification and re-certification from any Team and Team Member with regards to compliance with the 72-hour Window; and (D) disqualify and reject, upon written notice to the Team Representative, any Entry which does not so comply, or which CFF has reason to believe does not so comply, in whole or in part.
16. Maximum Length. The finished CFF 72-Hour Film Challenge entry must be a MAXIMUM of seven minutes in duration (when played at its normal and viewer-discernible speed, as determined by CFF in its sole discretion) and MINIMUM of two minutes, from picture start to picture end. The maximum length of credits is thirty seconds (0:30). Credits are not considered part of duration of the film mentioned above. So, a film can be seven minutes long (7:00) with an additional thirty seconds (0:30) of credits, for a total running time of Seven minutes Thirty seconds (7:30). The determination of a particular Entered Film’s running time by CFF, is final and binding upon the submitting Team and upon all Entrants.
17. Format Requirement. The finished CFF 72-Hour Film Challenge entry MUST be submitted in one of the acceptable formats and adhering to the specs listed at www.CaribeFilmFest.com
18. Aspect Ratio. All films will be screened and streamed in 16:9 aspect ratio. Teams may shoot in other aspect ratios, but it is highly recommend letterboxing or pillarboxing the film to 16:9 so it won’t appear distorted.
19. Signed Releases. Each Team must obtain, and deliver to CFF, so as to be received by CFF accompanying The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015 Film by the Submission Deadline, the following releases; A signed written “Talent Release” with respect to each and every person and entity who may be depicted or whose services, work product or property has been accepted or otherwise used in connection with any submitted CFF 72-Hour Film Challenge entry. A signed written “Location Release” with respect to each and every location which may be depicted, which may appear, or which may otherwise be used in connection with any CFF 72-Hour Film Challenge entry, signed by the owner (not tenant) of such property location. A signed written “Artwork Release” with respect to any artwork, illustrations or animation used in connection with any CFF 72-Hour Film Challenge entry. A signed written “Music Release” with respect to all music which may appear, or which may otherwise be used in connection with any CFF 72-Hour Film Challenge entry. CFF also reserves the right to require each Team and Team Member and any third-party to sign, properly execute, and deliver to CFF such additional and further documentation as CFF may deem appropriate with respect to any music rights, or any other matter relating to this Contest. A signed written “CFF 72-Hour Film Challenge 2015 Participation Agreement” with respect to each and every person and entity who may be depicted or whose services, work product or property has been accepted or otherwise used in connection with any submitted Film. No CFF 72-Hour Film Challenge Entry will be accepted by CFF unless such signed documents have been submitted so as to be received by CFF in appropriate form (as determined by CFF in its sole discretion) by The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015 Submission Deadline. These releases are available on www.CaribeFilmFest.com.
20. Signed Releases Submission Requirement. All signed releases must be handed in to CFF when the completed film is handed in.
21. Prohibition On Explicit Sexual, Violent, and Illegal Content. While, subject to the Genre/Tagline/Prop Assignment, the content of an Entered Film shall be at the discretion of the participating Teams, CFF expressly reserves the right not to screen and/or disqualify from the Contest any film that, in CFF’s sole discretion, is deemed to be pornographic, or that otherwise depicts hard-core or graphic sexual or violent activity. Furthermore, any Teams or Team Members foolish enough to depict individuals engaging in activities on camera which, when performed on camera, are also illegal in real-life (e.g., vandalism, robbery, drug use, assault) will be solely responsible for answering to law enforcement authorities for same and do so at their own sole risk. CFF expects no one to be hurt or arrested while making any Entered Film, and apart from the other harsh consequences resulting there from, CFF reserves the right to disqualify any Entry which relates to the occurrence of same! Please keep your entries to the standards applied to a PG-13 rating.
22. Credits. The textual beginning and/or end credits for any Entered Film delivered to CFF in the context of this Contest or otherwise created in whole or in part during the 72-hour Window, MUST include a separate- card credit reading: “Created for The American Art Initiative 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015 – www.Caribefilmfest.com”. This textual credit must be as prominent as any other production credit, and must be retained in connection with ALL future screenings and other exploitation and use of the subject film, commercial or otherwise, regardless of time, territory or medium; and must be used and retained on ALL paid or other advertising in connection with the film. Failure of any individual or entity to so maintain this textual credit shall result in CFF taking all appropriate action which it deems necessary to protect its contractual right to this credit; including without limitation: (A) revocation of any prize; and (B) the initiation of legal proceedings with respect to breach of contract.
23. The Judges & Judging. The judges shall be individuals with experience in the motion picture industry, such that they are qualified to select winning films, as determined by CFF in its sole discretion. The judges will be the sole arbiters deciding which CFF 72-Hour Film Challenge 2015 Entries receive awards. No one will be allowed to be a Judge if he/she has any demonstrable bias or conflict of interest with respect to any of the Contest Entrants, as determined by CFF in its sole discretion. Entrants shall disclose in writing to CFF any such bias or conflict of interest of which they are or become aware and which they believe may have a direct or indirect effect on Contest results, and any Entrant failure to do so may result in disqualification of the Entrant, his/her Team, and/or the Team’s Entry.
24. Judging Criteria. The fixed standard and criteria (“Judging Criteria”) used by each of the Judges shall be instructed by CFF to the Judges, and shall be as follows:
• 20% Story (Writing, Originality, Character, and Plot Development);
• 20% How The Story Is Told (Directing, Editing, and Cinematography);
• 20% Production Value (Effects, Technical Ability Including Sound and Lighting, and Music Design); and
• 20% Acting
• 20% Creative use of prop and tagline
Each Judge shall assign a score within each of the above listed criteria to each CFF 72-Hour Film Challenge entry. (For example, a film may receive 17 out of a possible 20 points for “Story” if its “Writing, Originality, Character, and Plot Development” merit same score in the determination of a Judge). Each Judge shall then total all scores for each CFF 72-Hour Film Challenge and rate the other films in relation to the overall scoring.
25. Decision Of The Judges. Each of the Judges will share their respective rulings with CFF in writing of the top films, as well as the ‘Best Picture’, runner-up films, and any other awards as specified by CFF for their respective competition. Unanimity of the Judge’s decision is not required, only a simple majority; The Judges will be specifically instructed that “ties” between any Entrants shall not be allowed, and the Judges shall not be discharged from their function until the top films as listed above are chosen and informed to CFF. The decision of the Judges as informed to CFF shall be final, conclusive, and binding. All awards for The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015 will be updated on www.CaribeFilmFest.com.
26. The Prizes. Entrant hereby acknowledges that participation in The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015 is without remuneration or compensation of any sort. The sole exception to this rule shall be any awards / prizes that are announced on http://www.CaribeFilmFest.com. Any awards / prizes will be given to the Team Representative for the winning Team or to such other payee as CFF shall determine in its sole discretion, as long as the Official Rules have been adhered to in all respects by the winning Entrant.
27. Issuance Of Prizes. Any awards / prizes must be picked up by the Team Representative of the winning Team within thirty (30) calendar days after the resulting decision of the Overall Judges communicated to CFF. Any awards / prizes are ONLY intended to be awarded and delivered to the winning Team’s Team Representative. It is the sole responsibility of the Team Representative to distribute any such prize evenly among the Team’s cast and crew. The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015 Award Announcement will be made at the screening on Sunday, March 1, 2015.
28. Prize Follow-Up. No substitution or transfer of prizes of any kind, shall be permitted. No prizes in addition to the awards / prizes listed on http://www.CaribeFilmFest.com will be made or awarded. CFF reserves the right to require any and all Team Members of the Winning Teams, to execute one or more Affidavits of Eligibility in a form prescribed by CFF. Failure of each Member of the Winning Teams to properly execute the Affidavit of Eligibility and return it so as to be received by CFF within thirty (30) calendar days after the date that the Awards / Winners are announced, shall constitute grounds for disqualification. CFF reserves the right to award prizes to an alternate winner, in the event of any failure of any winner to accept an award / prize within thirty (30) calendar days of CFF’s attempt to forward it to the Team Representative, or any failure to submit a timely and properly-executed Affidavit of Eligibility, for reason of Team Representative or Team Member unavailability or otherwise.
29. Consideration. The consideration which Entrant receives in exchange for entering into this Agreement, and that received by all Members of his/her Team, is simply: (A) the screening of the Team’s completed CFF 72-Hour Film Challenge 2015 Entry in compliance with the Official Rules; (B) the possibility that CFF will show the Entry in future screenings or in other venues (without obligation therefore on the part of CFF); and (C) the opportunity for publicity or exposure arising out of participation in the Contest (again, without obligation therefor on the part of CFF). The consideration which CFF receives for entering into this Agreement consists of all of the rights to the Entry as set forth hereinabove and otherwise granted to CFF herein.
30. Void Where Prohibited, And Applicable Laws. This Contest Is Void Where Prohibited. This Contest Is Governed By The Laws Of The United States, And All Applicable Laws Govern. No one under the age of Eighteen (18) years may enter The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015 without appropriate parental written consent; nor may any person enter this Contest who does not have the legal right or capacity to specifically agree to and contract with CFF with respect to the Contest and these Official Rules. By entering this Contest, each Entrant warrants and represents to CFF that he/she is under no legal or other impediment which would prevent or restrict his/her ability to enter and engage in activities relating to this Contest. Accordingly, it is each Entrant’s responsibility to ensure that: (A) the applicable laws, regulations, requirements, and rules of his/her home state or other jurisdiction allow and permit the Entrant’s entry into this Contest; and (B) there is no contractual or other legal obligation or other issue that would militate against the entry of the corresponding Entered Film into this Contest, or against such Entrant in engaging in activities relating to this Contest.
31. Contest Changes, If Any. The laws, regulations, requirements, and rules of any state or other jurisdiction may be subject to change at any time, including without limitation such time as the activities relating to this Contest may occur. Accordingly, CFF reserves the right to make such changes to this Contest and/or these Official Rules and other Communications (“Contest Changes”) at any time and as CFF may deem appropriate in its sole discretion, to the extent that the changes are made for the purpose of compliance with all such applicable laws, regulations, requirements, and rules; including without limitation termination of the Contest in the unlikely event that such drastic action is thereby made necessary. In the event of such termination, or of any claim made against the Contest or CFF or any of its affiliates or affiliated parties by any Entrant or other person or entity, CFF’s liability shall hereby be agreed to be limited to One Dollar (US$1.00) per Team. Such Contest Changes by CFF may be made in a manner in which the interests of justice so dictate, as determined by CFF in CFF’s sole discretion. CFF shall endeavor to notify all Team Representatives of any such Contest Changes, if occurring. CFF shall have the right, but not the obligation, to use Communication methods in addition to or in lieu of e-mail and the Internet, for any purpose under these Official Rules (provided that same is not specifically and expressly required to be disseminated in an alternate manner). The employees, families, and affiliates of CFF, and its Members and Managers, may not enter this Contest.
32. Other Changes, And Additional Documents. In addition to the foregoing, in the event that, in CFF’s discretion, circumstances so warrant, CFF may change the Official Rules of this Contest so as to foster the interests of preserving as level a playing-field as possible for all Entrants and Entries. It is accordingly the sole responsibility of each Entrant and each Team to, throughout the full duration of the Contest, frequently check the Contest Website and its and their incoming e-mail, regular mail, and faxes, so as to ensure that any and all Communications from CFF are received.
33. Disqualifications. CFF reserves the right to disqualify any Team, Contributor, Entrant, or Entered Film that does not comply with the Official Rules and other Contest requirements from time to time Communicated by CFF.
34. Rights, Clearances, and Costs. Each Entrant hereby acknowledges that he/she is individually responsible for obtaining and/or providing all crew, cast, equipment, sets, locations, and all other things necessary for participation in the Contest and in connection with any Entered Film. Each Entrant shall bear all costs and expenses relating thereto, and shall be strictly responsible for any and all damages and claims (if any) relating thereto. CFF is only agreeing to provide the Official Rules and the Contest in which each Entrant is intending to take part. Each Entrant hereby affirms that he/she has already obtained, or else will timely obtain, appropriate signed writings from all relevant rights-holders and other interested parties commemorating all rights to all images, sounds, music and all other material of any kind or nature used in or in connection with his/her Team’s Entry, including without limitation all required talent and location releases for all talent and locations used in any Entry. Each Entrant further affirms that true and complete copies of all such writings will be submitted to CFF on or before the date of submission of the subject Entered Film to CFF for the purposes of the Contest.
35. Additional Documents. CFF reserves the right to require each Team, Team Member, and any third-party to sign and properly execute and deliver to CFF so as to be received by CFF, such additional and Further documents as CFF may require and deem appropriate with respect to any matter relating to the Contest. In order to have its Entry screened at the Screening Exhibition in connection with The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015, or in order to be named as a “Winner” of the The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015, each Team and each Team Member must follow all of the Official Rules set forth herein, and other requirements Communicated by CFF. Failure to comply with all of the Official Rules and/or other CFF Communications will result in disqualification of the Team and its Entry, and forfeiture of any monies or other consideration paid or expended by the Team and/or any of its Members. Decisions regarding compliance with the Official Rules and any decision regarding disqualification will be at the sole discretion of CFF, and will be final, conclusive, and binding upon all Teams and persons thereby affected (including without limitation those not disqualified).
36. No Responsibility For Electronic And Other Failures. CFF is not and shall not be responsible for: (A) any lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, damaged, illegible, unintelligible, or otherwise ineligible entries; (B) any electronic mistakes or other mishaps including without limitation transmission errors which may result in omission of, interruption of, deletion of, defect in, delay in delivery of, theft or destruction of, unauthorized access to, or alterations of, any Entries or other materials furnished to CFF in connection with this Contest, or any materials otherwise distributed to or intended to be distributed to or by Entrants and/or Teams in connection with this Contest; or (C) any network, telephone, electronic, computer, hardware or software, or other technical or machine-related malfunctions or limitations of any kind; or (D) any inaccurate transmissions of or failure to timely receive Entries or other material by CFF or by any Entrant or Team on account of any technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; or (E) any combination of the foregoing in whole or in part. If for any reason the Internet or e-mail communications relating to the Contest are not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, “bugs”, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, “force majeure”, or any other causes beyond the control of CFF, which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, CFF reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any Entrant and/or Team that tampers with this Contest, its Official Rules, and/or its and their procedures; and CFF may terminate, modify or suspend the Contest as a result.
37. Warning. Any attempt or action taken by any Entrant or other person or entity to damage any website, disrupt the process or progress of any e-mail, or otherwise undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest, may be a violation of criminal and civil laws; and, should such attempt be made or activity occur, CFF reserves the right to disqualify such persons from the Contest, and seek damages and other legal and equitable relief from and with respect to any such person or entity to the fullest extent that the law will allow.
38. Monitoring. CFF has the right but not the obligation to monitor the making and/or submission of any Entered Film for compliance with any of these Official Rules and other CFF Communications, and to effect any audit, interview, or other inquiry of any Team and/or Team Member so as to endeavor to confirm compliance with same. Any failure of any Team or Team Member to make itself/himself/herself available for same, shall result in disqualification of the corresponding Entry, at CFF’s sole election.
39. Mistakes and Force Majeure. In the event of any instance in which CFF has reason to believe that a mistake in the running of the Contest has occurred; or that one or more of the Entrants or Teams may have engaged in fraudulent activity or otherwise violated the Official Rules or other CFF Communications; or that one or more of the Entrants or Teams or other persons or entities are abusing the Contest and/or its Official Rules; or if a “force majeure” event occurs in whole or in part during the time periods cited herein, (for example but not by way of limitation, a failure of the Internet to allow for any Communication to be disseminated), which prevents or threatens to prevent the Contest from proceeding as planned, then: (A) at CFF’s election, all Subsidies must be returned by the Entrants so as to be received in full by CFF; (B) upon receipt of the returned Subsidies, if so required by CFF, all entry fees received from the Teams participating in The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015, will be refunded to the Teams as originally paid by them; and (C) CFF may take such other and further action as CFF in its sole discretions sees fit. Any re-scheduling of The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015 competition and awards / prizes thereafter, if any, will be at the sole discretion of CFF. Any entry fees paid or payable by any Team or Contestant are non-refundable, irrespective of. If there is any disagreement as to what constitutes a “force majeure” event, then CFF’s determination shall be final, conclusive, and binding.
40. Administrator. The Administrator of this Contest is:
American Art Initiative, CFF, Miami, Florida.
The Administrator shall award all prizes and retain all records relating to the Contest. No walk-in visits to CFF are encouraged or allowed, nor are any in-person communications with CFF otherwise, except as specifically contemplated in the context of the two (2) events referenced hereinabove. A Winners List is expected to be posted on the Internet; and additionally, may be obtained by any interested party, when available (but in any case no later than thirty  calendar days after the date of the selection of the Winners), by forwarding an SASE with sufficient postage to the above address, provided that the SASE shall not be required from residents of any state or jurisdiction which would prohibit the requirement of same.
41. Not A Talent Agency. CFF is an entity which conducts this competition, and is not a talent agency. CFF shall not be characterized as soliciting employment for any filmmaker, Team Member, or other Contributor.
42. Rights And Property. CFF shall own the Genre/Tagline/Prop Classifications, and shall also own the copyright and all other rights of any kind and nature, for all territories and media in perpetuity, in any and all CFF 72-Hour Film Challenge entries produced in, in connection with, during, or for this Contest. These rights owned by CFF and the Challenge Primary Sponsor shall include, without limitation: (A) the right to screen, show, sell, exhibit, broadcast, and disseminate each Team’s CFF 72-Hour Film Challenge Entry, in all manners, media, formats, and forms including without limitation theatrical release, broadcast television, cable television and/or the Internet; and (B) the right to publicize American Art Initiative, The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015 and the subject Entered Film using the name of and images and other material from the Entry, in any manner in which CFF and Challenge Sponsor sees fit; and (C) the right to use the name and likeness of the Team Representative and all Team Members, and any trademark rights relating to the Team and the title or titles of the subject Film, in any manner in connection with the Contest as CFF and Challenge Sponsor sees fit.
43. Sale of Film. The Entrant and CFF agree that the following terms shall apply should the sale of the Entrant’s Film occur:
Individual Sale : The Entrant will receive 90% of the total sale, and CFF will receive 10%.
Group or Collection Sale : Includes sale for broadcast, internet streaming and/or DVD-if Entrant’s Film is included in the collection, the Entrant will receive a pro rata share of 50% of net proceeds. Pro ration will be dependent on number of Films included in the collection.
Important Notes: Net proceeds will be defined as gross proceeds minus all related and customary deductions as solely determined by CFF. Broadcast (including cable) and/or streaming by any of CFF Sponsors does not constitute a sale under the paragraph.
44. Documentary, If Occurring. Entrant hereby acknowledges that a “Making of The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015” (the “Documentary”) may be shot during the Competition, and hereby agrees to allow camera crews to tape his/her Team and each individual Team Member during any development and production stage of the Competition; and further agrees to provide to CFF a signed release for same for each of his/her participating cast and crew members, using an appropriate written release form, with the submission of The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015 Entry. However, the foregoing in no way obligates CFF to make, exhibit, or otherwise exploit or use the Documentary. Furthermore, by entering into The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015, each Entrant and all Members of his/her Team expressly grant to CFF the right to use any images (individual or collective) taken during the creation of the Entry and/or during any of the Competition events, as well as quotations from e-mail or any other written submissions or material, for use on CFF’s website, for promotional purposes, and for any other purposes of CFF.
45. Other Festivals. Subject to the foregoing and subject to the remaining provisions of this Agreement, a Team may submit, and cause the exhibition of, its Entered Film at any other film festival. However, Entrant retains the right to submit its completed CFF 72-Hour Film Challenge 2015 Entry to other film festivals, and to screen it at such festivals, with the understanding that the credit referred to hereinabove of these Official Rules MUST appear in and in connection with any such submission or screening. Any additional screenings, broadcasts, or other disseminations of The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015 Entry by Entrant, any member of Entrant’s team, or by anyone else, are prohibited unless the express written consent of CFF is obtained in advance on a case-by-case basis. Any tangible copy of any material delivered or otherwise forwarded to CFF under these Official Rules or otherwise in connection with this Contest, shall automatically upon receipt become the sole and exclusive property of CFF for all times and for all purposes, and cannot under any circumstances be returned. CFF shall not be responsible for any lost, late, misdirected, mutilated, damaged, illegible, unintelligible, or otherwise ineligible Entries; or for communications or material placed in the mail or otherwise routed in transit, it being understood that any such material may in any event be discarded by CFF in its sole discretion.
46. Privacy. CFF shall take every possible action to protect the privacy of any Team Member, including e-mail addresses and removal of same from databases if requested, and any individual concerned about same can contact CFF regarding same directly by e-mail. Entrant and all Team Members hereby acknowledge that they have each read, and each agree to abide by these Official Rules For The 72-Hour Film Challenge | Caribe Film Fest 2015. CFF reserves the right to review and accept only those movies and other submitted materials that comply in all respects with the Official Rules.