CrashLanded is an annual event which strives to promote the arts and sciences through entertainment by providing a platform for Filmmakers, Writers, Artists and Scientists to speak and exchange ideas. This three-day spring event will bring together experts and enthusiasts for a weekend full of panels, speakers, shopping, education and fun.

Awards & Prizes

The opportunity for Independent Film Makers who love the art of movie making the chance to enter their films of horror, science fiction, and fantasy into a competition that is judged by a panel and viewed by the public with the opportunity to win prizes and acclaim and potential distribution deals.

Rules & Terms

FILM CATEGORIES
Narrative Feature

Entry Requirements:

· Films must be feature-length narratives, 41 minutes or longer.
· Open to anyone who wishes to enter.
Narrative Short

Entry Requirements:

· Films must be short narratives of 40 minutes or less.
· Open to anyone who wishes to enter.
Narrative Student Short

Entry Requirements:

· Films must be short narratives of 40 minutes or less.
· The film’s writer or director must have been enrolled in an accredited college, university or High School during production in order to qualify for this category.
· Entrants must provide proof of enrollment from accredited university or college in the form of an official transcript or signed letter from faculty on official letterhead. Students can send proof of enrollment to.
Animated Short

Entry Requirements:

· Films must be animated short narratives of 40 minutes or less. Please note: Animated films over 40 minutes should be entered in the Narrative Feature category.
· Open to any form of animation. Animated Shorts must be narrative works only, no experimental pieces.
· Open to anyone who wishes to enter.
Documentary Feature

Entry Requirements:

· Films should document a solid narrative structure and relay a fully-formed and impactful story.
· Films must be documentaries, 41 minutes or longer.
· Oklahoma Premieres strongly preferred, though World/North American/US Premieres are ideal
· Open to anyone who wishes to enter.
Documentary Short

Entry Requirements:

· Films must be short documentaries, 40 minutes or less.
· Films must be Tulsa Premieres. We highly prefer the short to be at least a Oklahoma Premiere.
· Open to anyone who wishes to enter.
Dark Matters Feature

Entry Requirements

· Must be stories that are easily identified as belonging to the horror, thriller and embody dark themes, unconventional subject matter, or suspenseful sensibilities.
· Films must be feature-length narratives, 41 minutes or longer.
· Open to anyone who wishes to enter.
Comedy Vanguard Feature

Entry Requirements

· Must be original narrative films that encompass all forms of the comedy genre, where the only thing that outweighs the humor is the story.
· Films must be feature-length narratives, 41 minutes or longer.
· Open to anyone who wishes to enter.
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Please Note: Crashlanded does not waive entry fees. Crashlanded believes waiving entry fees hurts the integrity of the competition. The same rules and entry fees should apply to all applicants so no one film is favored over another. In a similar respect, Crashlanded does not invite films to be in competition. Only films that are submitted will be considered for competition.
General Eligibility
1. All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted.
2. Films must be submitted as an online streaming video via a participating submission platform (FilmFreeway), a password-protected streaming URL, or on DVD with NTSC or PAL formatting (please test before sending).
3. IMPORTANT NOTE: Crashlanded is not responsible for the streaming quality of online screeners. If you choose to submit an online screener and would like to guarantee the quality of your submission, Crash-landed strongly suggests you submit a DVD in addition to your online streaming submission.
4. In the event of a password change or link change after submitting, you must email the Festival immediately with that change so we may update your record. If the Festival is not notified of the change and the link is found to be inactive or the password to be incorrect the Festival will send an email to the submitter’s address on file to follow up. If a response with the correct information is not received within forty-eight (48) hours, the submission may be deemed ineligible.
5. Crash-landed screens films as digital files during the Festival and does NOT screen films on Blu-Ray, HD-CAM, or DCP. If you are unable or unwilling to provide us your film as a digital file for exhibition, DO NOT SUBMIT your film.
6. Films must have been completed after January 15,2018. Films must be available for screening during the Crashlanded Festival, March 16-18,2018.
7. Films that have been submitted to Crashlanded in previous years are eligible to be resubmitted, provided they are still eligible according to all of Crashlanded rules.
8. Films with US distribution (obtained prior to being selected for Crashlanded screening) or films produced, financed or initiated by a major film studio or television network are ineligible for competition, but may be considered for a special screening. Selection for screening will be determined no later than one month prior to the festival. Films that have screened on US network or cable television or distributed to theaters prior to the festival dates are also ineligible for competition.
9. Short Films that have played in Oklahoma in a theatrical setting to a public audience prior to January 15,2018 are not eligible to compete at the Crashlanded. This includes Shorts nights, public cast and crew screenings, or other festivals. The ONLY exception is that a short may play as part of a class screening for an accredited university’s film program. We prefer shorts be Oklahoma Premieres.
10. Short Films that are publicly available online prior to the Festival may be considered for exhibition during the Festival, but will be ineligible for Jury Awards. We prefer shorts not be publicly available online.
11. Crashlanded will not screen features in competition that have played at other Oklahoma festivals or screened publicly in a theater in Oklahoma (including a one night only screening in a rented space). We prefer World, North American and US Premieres and all things being equal, will often opt to program the film that has not yet had a release over one that has played several festivals.
12. Private invite-only screenings (for instance for cast and crew or donors) do not affect a film’s eligibility
13. Crashlanded reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject or disqualify any ineligible entries, without a refund.
Originality and Permissions; INDEMNITY
1. Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not necessary to submit the adaptation rights agreements to Crashlanded. Neither the Festival nor its jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you are acknowledging that you have secured all necessary rights.
2. Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in the film, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. Crashlanded expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.
3. BY SUBMITTING THE MATERIAL, THE APPLICANT HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND THE FESTIVAL, ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AFFILIATES FROM ANY LIABILITY, CLAIMS, AND DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUBMISSION AND FROM ANY FEES AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES, THAT ANY OF THEM MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.

Additional Information
1. We strongly encourage filmmakers to submit their film only after it is fully finished and will judge each submission as a completed work, whether it is or not. Once a film is entered, we will not update the submission with a more recent cut. That said, because Crashlanded’s focus is solely on story, minor technical changes will not affect the final decision of any film. Should the film be accepted to play during the Festival, the filmmaker will have the opportunity to supply the festival with their most recent version.
2. Filmmakers who are unsure whether to enter their film into the Narrative Feature Category or one of the genre categories (Dark Matters or Comedy Vanguard) should select the genre category so the film will be watched with that in mind. Crashlanded reserves the right to switch the entry category to fit programming needs and interests and films will not be penalized for the original submission selection.
3. Once an entry payment has been received we cannot provide a refund. If a payment is disputed by an entrant for any reason, the entrant may be subject to any transaction fees or similar amounts incurred by Crashlanded in connection with the dispute.
4. You MUST include your physical address either in your entry or in your cover letter. Please do not submit a film without giving us your address, which we need for our records.
5. Please include in your cover letter if your film was SHOT IN OKLAHOMA (include locations) or made by MIO FILMMAKERS. We have special Out-Of-Competition categories for which your film may be eligible if it is not selected for the competition, and we don’t want to miss your film!
Selected Films and Winners
1. Crashlanded has no obligation (other than as stated in these rules or on our website) to disclose any of the following information: i) identities of screeners or judges; ii) notes, feedback, or information relating to the submitted project; and/or iii) details regarding the submission review or selection process.
2. Crashlanded explicitly disclaims any liability or responsibility for any comments, notes, or opinions expressed about a submission, whether by Crashlanded or by its volunteers.
3. Winners will be announced on March 17,2018. The judges’ decision is final.
4. Winners receiving cash prizes are solely responsible for payment of all applicable local, state, and federal taxes.
RETURNS & ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
DVDs and press materials will not be returned under any circumstances. Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for each submission if you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your entry.
COMPETITION IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.