The Eugene Phunny Philm Phestival will be a Pacific Northwest regional comedy short film festival to take place in Eugene, Oregon. Its mission is to create a fun laugh-filled weekend, to inspire individuals to produce comedy, and to recognize comedic filmmakers. It also strives to connect filmmakers in order to build relationships and foster future collaborations; there will be plenty of opportunities to socialize. (FYI: every filmmaker who submits a film will be eligible for a free 3-day festival pass, regardless if their film is selected or not). Finally, this festival seeks to assist in the development of Eugene's blossoming filmmaking community. We're actors and independent filmmakers; we'd love to connect with more people making funny films. Find us on Facebook and YouTube by searching "Lane County Filmmakers".
Funniest of Each Category: $320.22
2nd Funniest of Each Category: $202.20
Funniest Moment from a Film: $120.22
For the "Prop and Line o' Dialogue" category, there will be two $72.02 awards for best use of the prop and for the best inclusion of the line of dialogue.
We welcome submissions from residents of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia. Films can be up to 12 minutes long. There will be four categories: "That Pacific Northwest Life", "Prop & Line o' Dialogue", "Youth", and "Everything Else." If there aren't enough submissions in any one of the categories, those films will be entered into the "Everything Else" category. Films will be scored by judges. The scoring system will include scores (1-10) for the: 1) premise, 2) funniest moment, 3) execution, and 4) amount of comedy throughout. Each judge will average his or her scores to create an individual judge score. The overall score will be the average score from all of the individual judge scores.
Individuals involved with organizing and/or hosting the festival (and their family members) will be not eligible for awards. While production value isn't included in scoring, the audio and visual quality must be considered satisfactory in order to be selected for the festival.
Acceptable file formats:
MP4 or MOV files are fine for submission, or you can include a YouTube or Vimeo link. If your film is selected for the festival, it is recommended to submit it as a Digital Cinema Package (DCP) file (2K or 4K), but it isn't required. 1080p is acceptable. All files need to be 23.98 or 24 fps.
Note: There needs to be a sufficient amount of submissions in each category in order for that category to be worthwhile. Therefore, if there aren't at least eight acceptable submissions for a category, that category will be eliminated, and any films submitted for that category will be moved to the "Everything Else" category. If we don't have sufficient submissions to make the festival worthwhile, the festival will be cancelled.
Certification of Entrant I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree:
1 . I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information, Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.
2 . To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true;
3 . This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation;
4 . I am duly authorized to submit this film to the festival;
5. I hold The Eugene Phunny Philm Phestival, its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.
6. I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.
7. I give permission for The Eugene Phunny Philm Phestival to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the film for promotional purposes
8. I give permission for The Eugene Phunny Philm Phestival to screen the film at the festival as well as any festival presentations, programs, and/or events.
Filmmakers need to have all actors sign talent release forms to have full permission to use the actor's image or voice in their film.
Films showing nudity are not permissible.