ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

It's a festival dedicated to showcase new Jazzfilm's from this century as well as known and unknown classics. The films will be screened in Cinemas and at chosen Livejazz-stages.

The Main event is taking place in February during the annual Winter Jazz Festival in Denmark and is followed by touring screens at specific chosen cinematic or musical stages in Denmark in collaboration with local partners during local Jazz Festivals.

Awards & Prizes

At the event in February, audiences will select one film to receive the Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival Audience Award.

All awarded films receive a diploma and laurels.

Rules & Terms

Submission Guidelines:

Works in progress will not be considered at Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival 2019.

Films must contain Jazz as major part of it's story or storytelling - Concerts, Live Concerts, Music Videos or similar are not eligble.

All films (screeners as well as prints) must be in english or with english subtitles.

The filmmaker(s) must secure all rights, licenses, clearances and releases necessary for exhibition. Work may originate in any film, video or digital medium. All footage must be original. The music may be original or an interpretation. You must certify receipt of any and/or all releases and/or permissions. A completed entry through Filmfreeway will be accepted as acknowledgment of the entrant having done so.

All entry materials become the property of Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival and will not be returned. No refunds. By submitting this material you acknowledge the Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival's right to copy any submitted material for Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival's non-commercial use only.

Screening of the selected films is not limited to the event in February or any other single local screening/event. The selected films may be screened at chosen locations in Denmark in collaboration with local partners during local Jazz Festivals or related events.

RIGHTS and CLEARANCES: The undersigned represents and warrants to Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival that I /we: own all proprietary rights to the film(s) submitted; have secured all rights, clearances, licenses and releases necessary for exhibition or broadcast of the work, so that the Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival staff, volunteers, sponsors and/or representatives will not be obligated to make any payment to any third party; and that the public exhibition and/or broadcast will not infringe and/or violate any rights of any firm, person and/or corporation. The undersigned shall indemnify, defend and hold the Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival, staff, volunteers, sponsors and/or representatives harmless from any and all claims, damages, costs, liabilities and/or expenses which may be incurred by reason of any breach of these representations, and/or arising out of any matter contained in the tape/film and/or otherwise by Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival's use of the tape/film. The undersigned hereby grants to Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival all the rights to exhibit the work, including but not limited to, the right to excerpt clips and to make, have made and own copies.

AGREEMENTS: If your film or video is accepted for screening by the Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival at Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival 2019, you agree to and understand the following:
FORMAT: You agree to provide the festival an exhibition copy of the entry on the format indicated on the entry form.
SHIPPING: You are responsible for the arrangements and cost of shipping the exhibition copy to Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival.
PUBLICITY: Upon acceptance, you must supply Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival with digital stills and other digital and printed press materials.
LOSS & DAMAGE: Every precaution will be taken to safeguard films, videos and publicity materials while they are in the possession of Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival. However, if loss or damage occurs, Copenhagen Jazz Film Festival cannot accept or assume responsibility.

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    Hal Masonberg

    This was the perfect venue and the perfect festival for our film. Pelle and Bettina and Daniel and Mads and everyone else were simply fantastic. The film festival is part of the larger jazz festival that is taking place at the same time. This is a smaller festival and still in its infancy (this was their second year), so there weren't any filmmaker panels, though we did a Q&A after the film which went fantastic. Audiences aren't full-houses yet, but those who attend are enthusiastic. And Copenhagen is stunning. We showed in the Husets Bio which we LOVED and is housed in a building with a jazz club and a game cafe/bar. Brilliant, artsy setting. I highly recommend this experience to anyone not looking for a super high-profile experience. This isn't a sellers market (yet), but it is a festival with a deep love for what it is doing and an incredible experience for filmmakers wanting to connect with audiences. And if you love jazz, you'll want to be here.

    February 2017