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Et Cultura St Pete: A Festival of Creative Culture

Is a multi- day, culturally-immersive event that spotlights Florida-based talent along side national/international artists while cultivating the City of St. Petersburg’s reputation as a premiere arts destination in America.

Our goal is to foster conversations with audiences, our community and contributing artists while supporting emerging artists and providing an environment for learning through film, music, art and interactive sessions.

EtC StP Film Festival is part of the almost week long festival and is committed to the art of the short film and celebrates the diversity of genres explored and craftsmanship involved in short filmmaking. EtC StP also spotlights feature documentaries that examine culture, arts, or innovation and use the feature presentations to spark community conversation.

Submissions being excepted for the following :

INTERACTIVE THEME SHORT FILMS:
Civility -In search of common ground through storytelling, art, and civic dialogue.
Frontiers - Explore innovation through the worlds of science and research.
Future City- Join the community as we envision a smart, inclusive city for the future.
Live Well- Health, wealth, happiness, and the human experience.
Rad Schools - A fresh take on learning intersecting education, music, and sports.
Seeds - Sustainable healthy food, community, and economic resilience.

HOME GROWN FLORIDA SHORT FILMS:
In the spirit of celebrating "All things Local" , we will feature a Sunshine State Film Block to highlight films produced in, created in, or featuring Florida.

While these are just a few themes we are exploring in 2019, we are welcoming all stories to be a part of the four day EtC StP Film Festival.

2017 Filmmakers enjoyed:
VIP Party each night of the Film Festival
Meeting with St Pete Clearwater Film Commissioner
Private Group Film Locations tour of Pinellas County
Admission into all branches of the festival: MUSIC and INTERACTIVE

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Awards Package includes:
Announcement on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Free submission fee for 2020 season
Honorary Guest at VIP Party for 2020 season

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2019 AWARD CATEGORIES

SHORT FILM AWARDS

Florida Film Maker Award
Best Comedy
Best Drama
Best Documentary
Best Animation

Additional genre awards pending submission content

All films must be submitted no later than September 30, 2018
Films must have been produced within the last 3 years.

By submission of your film to Et Cultura LLC for consideration in 2019 Et Cultura: A Festival of Creative Culture you authorize and agree to the following terms below.
I am the authorized representative of the project being submitted (hereafter called the "Project") to Et Cultura LLC (hereafter called the “Et Cultura”) for consideration for the 2019 Et Cultura: A Festival of Creative Culture (hereafter called the “Festival”), hereby acknowledge the following:

1. I represent and warrant to the Et Cultura that: (a) I am duly authorized, on my own behalf and on behalf of all other persons or entities who have any ownership rights or interests (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights) in or relating to the Project (hereafter called the “Project’s Owners”), to exhibit this Project at the Festival, (b) exhibition of the Project at the Festival will not violate any law or any right or consent of any person or entity; and (c) the Project is not subject to any litigation, arbitration, or other adversarial claim or proceeding, nor is the Project the subject of any threat of litigation, arbitration, or other adverse claim or proceeding.

2. I further represent and warrant, on behalf of myself and the Project’s Owners, that the exhibition of the Project at the Festival will not violate or infringe any copyright, patent, privacy right, publicity right, trademark, service mark or any other personal or property right of any person or entity, and that the Project does not constitute or include a defamation of any person or entity. I have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other obligations, of any kind, arising from or associated with the exhibition of the Project at or in connection with the Festival.

3. In the event that the Project is accepted by Et Cultura for inclusion in the Festival, I acknowledge, on behalf of myself and the Project’s Owners, that the Et Cultura’s exhibition or presentation of the Project at the Festival does not and will not create any confidential or fiduciary relationship between the Et Cultura on the one hand and myself and/or the Project’s Owners on the other. I further acknowledge, on behalf of myself and the Project’s Owners, that I and we understand that neither I nor any of the Project’s Owners will receive any compensation for such exploitation. I acknowledge that no obligation of any kind is assumed by, or may be implied against, Et Cultura or the Festival in the event of, by virtue of, or as a result of the Et Cultura’s selection of the Project for the Festival. I and the Project’s Owners understand and acknowledge that the selection of the Project for inclusion in the Festival does not and will not in any way constitute an express or implied endorsement or approval by the Et Cultura or the Festival of the content of the Project or any opinion expressed therein.
4. I agree, on behalf of myself and each of the Project’s Owners, to indemnify and hold harmless Et Cultura and the Festival, together with each of their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, attorneys, creative advisors, agents and representatives (collectively, “Et Cultura Related Parties”), from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, fees and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs) that may be asserted by any person or entity, or may be incurred by Et Cultura, the Festival, or any Et Cultura Related Parties, at any time in connection with the Project or Et Cultura’s use, handling or consideration thereof, and/or arising from any breach or alleged breach of any representation made by me to the Et Cultura, the Festival or any Et Cultura Related Parties, including, without limitation, any express or implied representation in these Terms and Conditions.

5. I warrant and agree, on behalf of myself and each of the Project’s Owners, that the Project is being submitted to Et Cultura voluntarily and without promise or inducement, and that the submission of the Project neither imposes nor creates any obligation or responsibility on the part of the Et Cultura, the Festival, or any Et Cultura Related Parties to accept the Project for inclusion in the Festival, to exhibit the Project at the Festival, to acknowledge the submission of the Project, or to return the Project to me or others. I further agree, on my own behalf and on behalf of the Project’s Owners, that I and the Project’s Owners, in submitting the Project for consideration, are waiving, forfeiting, foregoing and relinquishing any right that I or we might otherwise have to assert any claim or commence any proceeding in any forum or tribunal against Et Cultura, the Festival, or any Et Cultura Related Parties, based upon, arising out of or otherwise relating to the submission, exhibition or failure to exhibit the Project (including, without limitation, claims relating to any failure or refusal to exhibit the Project at the Festival, the exhibition or marketing of the Project at or in connection with the Festival, alleged oral or written representations by the Festival or its representatives relating to the submission or exhibition of the Project, and any other matters arising from or relating to the submission of the Project), whether such claims may be based on theories of contract, implied contract, tort, statute, or other legal theory (hereinafter, “Claim”). In the event that any Claim is asserted, or any action, arbitration or other proceeding is brought or commenced, in violation of the agreement set forth in the immediately preceding sentence, I agree, on my own behalf and on behalf of each of the Project’s Owners, to indemnify Et Cultura and the Festival from any and all Claims, losses, liabilities, damages, fees and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs) that are incurred by Et Cultura, the Festival and any Et Cultura Related Parties as a result of or in connection with any such Claim or any action, arbitration or other proceeding brought in violation of the representations and agreements set forth in this paragraph, including, without limitation, reimbursement of all attorneys’ fees incurred or to be incurred by Et Cultura, the Festival, or any Et Cultura Related Parties in connection with any Claim or any action, arbitration or other proceeding brought or initiated by me or any of the Project’s Owners or any other representative of, or person affiliated with, the Project.

6. Without in any way limiting the provisions or scope of the agreements set forth in paragraph 5 above, I further agree and accept that, in the event that any Claim is asserted, or any action, arbitration or other proceeding is brought or commenced, by me, any of the Project’s Owners, or any other representative of or person affiliated with the Project, in violation of the agreements set forth in paragraph 5 above, and in the further event that an arbitrator or other tribunal should permit such Claim to proceed despite the waiver language set forth in paragraph 5 above, the sole and maximum remedy that could be awarded to me or any other person or entity asserting any Claim shall be a refund of the submission fee paid in connection with the submission of the Project to Et Cultura for consideration for the Festival. Under no circumstances shall any other remedy, including without limitation actual, expectancy, reliance, consequential, special, punitive or exemplary damages, or any other damages, or injunctive, declaratory, provisional or other relief, be available to me, the Project’s Owners, or any other person or entity representing or affiliated with the Project.

7. In the event that the Project is accepted by Et Cultura for inclusion in and exhibition at the Festival, I hereby grant, on behalf of myself and each of the Project’s Owners, each of the following rights to Et Cultura, the Festival, and any Et Cultura Related Parties without reservations, conditions or qualifications: (a) the right to use footage, stills and/or titles, and information from or relating to the Project for promotional purposes; and (b) the right to issue and authorize publicity concerning the filmmakers and the Project and to use all associated names, likenesses and biographical information; and (c) the right to show the film at the festival I also agree to provide up-to-date contact information pertaining to the director(s) and producer(s) of the Project.

Overall Rating
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  • Michael Goldburg

    Wish I could have made it to this festival! Derek Horne and his team run a world-class film festival and were super helpful and communicative. Would love to be considered for a future Et Cultura!

    December 2017
  • Quincy Perkins

    Derek Horne an the whole team at Et Cultura are absolutely amazing! What a great blend of music, film and art! I would say Don't Miss this fest!!

    November 2017
  • Damian Alpizar

    A great forum for creative work. Wonderful communication and helpful staff.

    December 2016
  • Thomas Nudi

    An incredible beginning for what could be Florida's SXSW parallel, if there ever was going to be something close. The films were superb, and was probably the most consistent quality in selections I've seen from any fest so far. Was treated with love and respect, and really could not have had a better time! Keep up the great work, y'all!

    December 2016