Welcome to the 2nd edition of the FFTG Awards Film Fest™.
Fest Dates: November 28th - December 12th, 2021.
- Call for submissions now open
- Awards shall be conferred from Dec 22nd to 26th, 2021.

FFTG Awards Film Fest is an IMDb qualifying annual international event created by creatives for creatives. The Fest is dedicated to provide independent filmmakers a unique platform to showcase and brand their films digitally. The first edition took place on November 23-December 12, 2020. Of the 400 submissions received in 72 days from 48 countries, 125 projects made it to the Official Program 2020 and 51 projects nominated. Over 100 awards were announced including the coveted Film of the Fest, People Choice, FFTG Spirit and Screenplay awards.

Throw back at 2020 fest: https://bit.ly/2Nd9JFz

The Fest is a digital platform which thrives on bringing new audiences to the indie movie world which would be missed on regular platforms. The selection is divided into several categories, and for the first time, a FFTG exclusive category, WEDDING FILM is being introduced along with FASHION FILM. Officially selected films, in competition, will be screened via FFTG and/or Partner Secured Channel. In its second year, we are inviting films of all genres for the competition to present in various categories. Entries are open for all nationalities from around the world.

We look for original compelling story-based and creative films along with high-quality moving image production.

New as of 2021, the wedding video category is allowing wedding videos being judged on telling the story of the newly married couple, pacing, music, etc. NOTE: while most wedding videos are made specific for the couple and the family, the judging committee will most likely not know the couple emotionally, so re-edit it accordingly to ensure you add in all exciting parts in an attempt to present the best version of your story visually. Claim to fame!

* Features * Shorts * Wedding film * Fashion film * Screenplays * Documentary * Animation * Experimental * LBGTQ+ * Web Series * New Directors (1st & 2nd time filmmakers) * New Wave Filmmakers (Student-feature/short) * Female filmmakers * Telco films * Quarantine films * Wave (Student) films * Mobile films * 18 years & below * Short short Films * Ultra-shorts (tiktok, insta reels, snapchat, etc).*

We have a diverse selection committee comprising of professionals from around the world including Architects, Entrepreneurs, Artists, Filmmakers, and VFX Producers who bring a diverse lens of perceptions and experiences through which they watch a movie and each selection is watched in full by our team. Our judging team spread around the world provides consistency and unbiased decision making.

We present the Youngest Selection Committee to judge films of filmmakers age 18 & below.

Our fest prides itself on its range. All films officially selected and nominated are automatically eligible for a variety of honors and accolades awarded by the fest and the audience. We watch every single entry, and all screenplays read in full so you can be assured that your project is fully considered. As filmmakers ourselves, we know the amount of exciting work that goes into projects, so for each Officially Selected movie, we lead its filmmakers in a meaningful discussion about their process in a (up to) 10 min video that would be broadcast on FFTG site, YouTube Channel and other Social Media platforms during the entire duration of the fest and after that as well.
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FFTG Awards Screenplay Competition 2021

Welcome to FFTG Awards Screenplay Competition 2021.

1. FFTG Awards invites screenwriters to participate in the contest and we'll be promoting them right alongside our films.

2. Feature screenplays not longer than 125 pages.

3. Short screenplay between 1 and 40 pages in length.

4. Submit the story along with your screenplay in not more than 500 words.

FFTG Awards honors Excellence in Storytelling while recognizing the creativity.

- As part of the We, the Chosen One's an exclusive FFTG invitation-only program, all projects that make it to the Official Program 2021 become eligible to receive an invitation, handpicked by the FFTG team, to be a part of the 2022 Official International Jury.
- All the winners are credited on IMDb, promoted on social media, and other platforms.

🏆FFTG Statuette - Film of the Fest, People Choice and FFTG Spirit award winners receive the prestigious FFTG 2021 statuette with movie and their name engraved on it, shipped to their location.

FFTG has collaborated with, Society Awards (New York), the creators responsible for the design and manufacturers of Emmy's, Golden Globe, Academy of Country Music, Youtube Creators Awards, BET, Billboard Music Awards, MTV Movie Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Dancing with the Stars among others. More info: https://bit.ly/31ngbh5

🏆FFTG Film Fest Certificate (digital copy) of Acceptance, Invitation, Official Selection, Official Nomination, Official Winners of the Official Program 2021.

🏆FFTG-Adobe Award - Two winners chosen by the FFTG Grand Jury will receive 1-year free subscription to Adobe's Creative Cloud, a total value of over $1200 ($600 each).

🏆FFTG-Final Draft Award - Top 6 Winners for the coveted – Film of the Fest, People Choice, FFTG Spirit, Screenplay (feature), Wave Filmmaker (student-first feature) AND Female Filmmaker (feature) awards, receive Final Draft Screenwriting latest licence for free valued at $1500 ($250 each).

- As part of the We, The Chosen One's program an invitation to be a part of the 2022 Official International Jury.

🏆FFTG-Filmstro Award - Top 6 Winners for the coveted – Film of the Fest, People Choice, FFTG Spirit, Screenplay Writer, New Wave Filmmaker (student feature) AND Female Filmmaker (feature) awards, receive Filmstro top Pro Plus licence worth $3000 ($499 each) package for free valid from January 01-December 31st, 2022 for copyright music cleared for all media in perpetuity.

🏆1. JURY CHOICE AWARDS ALL GENRES/CATEGORIES:
- Best Film of the fest - (only ONE among all Genres, Categories & length)
- Best Feature/Short - (including Best US feature, Best Int. feature)
- Best Animated - (feature/short/micro)
- Best Documentary - (feature/short/micro)
- Best Experimental - (feature/short/micro)
- Best LGBTQ+ - (feature/short/micro)
- Best in Category - (One film from each category)
- Best New Director - (first or second feature)
- Best New Director - (first short)
- Best New Director - (micro short)
- Best Female film - (feature/short/micro)
- Best Web Series - (Pilot, Series)
- Best New Wave filmmaker (student - feature/short/micro)
- Best Quarantine film - (feature/short /micro)
- Best TELCO film
- Best Micro film
- Best Mobile film - (feature/short/micro)
- Best Ultra-Short film

As part of the We, The Chosen One's program an invitation to be a part of the 2022 Official International Jury.

🏆PERFORMANCE AWARDS IN FEATURE/SHORT FILM (ALL GENRES & CATEGORIES)
- Best Actor/Actress
- Best Supporting Actor/Actress
- Best Ensemble Cast
- Best Child Actor

As part of the We, The Chosen One's program an invitation to be a part of the 2022 Official International Jury.

🏆JURY CHOICE PRODUCTION AWARDS - FEATURE/SHORT FILM (ALL GENRES & CATEGORIES)
- Best Writer
- Best Director
- Best Story
- Best Editing
- Best Cinematography
- Best Production design
- Best Costume
- Best Sound
- Best Music
- Best Behind-the-Scenes (BTS)

As part of the We, The Chosen One's program an invitation to be a part of the 2022 Official International Jury.

🏆PRODUCTION IN DOCUMENTARY FILM - FEATURE/SHORT (ALL GENRES)
- Best Writer
- Best Narrator
- Best Director
- Best Editing
- Best Cinematography
- Best Production design
- Best Costum
- Best Sound
- Best Music
- Best Behind-the-Scenes (BTS)

🏆PRODUCTION IN ANIMATION FILM - FEATURE/SHORT (ALL GENRES)
- Best Concept
- Best Animator
- Best Director
- Best Editor
- Best Voice Actor/Actress
- Best Sound Design
- Best Music
- Best Behind-the-Scenes (BTS)

- All films will be considered in all categories by default at NO ADDITIONAL FEE.

- If the submitter explicitly choose not to submit, the film will be considered only for the categories selected. Options are provided when you submit.
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🏆2. People Choice Award
- This award will be picked by the number of votes a film gets during the Fest week Nov 28-12 Dec, 2021 regardless of its length & category. The filmmaker who will get the maximum number of votes, likes, and comments during the competition week- will win the competition in this category.

- As part of the We, The Chosen One's program an invitation to be a part of the 2022 Official International Jury.
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🏆3. FFTG Spirit Award
- All participating filmmakers vote to determine which film/filmmaker best represents the Spirit of FFTG.

- All the participant filmmakers will vote for the best film in the competition during the FEST week Nov 28-12 Dec, 2021 & based on their votes, the highest voted film will receive the “FFTG Spirit Award”.

- As part of the We, The Chosen One's program an invitation to be a part of the 2022 Official International Jury.
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🏆4. JURY CHOICE WEDDING FILM AWARDS:
- Best Bride & Groom dance
- Best Mother & Son dance
- Best Father & Daughter dance
- Best Mother-in-law & Son-in-law dance
- Best Father-in-law & Daughter-in-law dance
- Best Wedding Overall Design
- Best Speech
- Best film/filmmaker (judged on various elements including the music, look and feel)
- Best Storytelling
- Best Editing
- Best Choreography
- Best Original Music

As part of the We, The Chosen One's program an invitation to be a part of the 2022 Official International Jury.
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🏆5. PRODUCTION IN FASHION FILM - FEATURE/SHORT/MICRO SHORT
- Best Concept
- Best Writer
- Best Art Direction
- Best Director
- Best Lead Female
- Best Lead Male
- Best Editor
- Best Sound Design
- Best Music
- Best Styling
- Best Beauty
- Best Choreography
- Best Behind-the-Scenes (BTS)

As part of the "We, The Chosen One's" program an invitation to be a part of the 2022 Official International Jury.
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🏆6. Official Selections, Nominees and Winners including for Screenplay Competition.

Each shortlisted has its own dedicated page. All participants of the Official Program 2021 can email at any time to add credits, update information or whatever else they want to commemorate their achievement.

1. All Official Selections, Nominees and Winners will receive FFTG Awards Official Laurel.

2. All Official Selections, Nominees and Winners will receive FFTG Awards Signed Certificate.

3. All Winners will be eligible to receive the FFTG Awards 2021 statuette at a nominal price with the movie/screenplay name and their name engraved on it.

4. FFTG Awards Film Fest winner statuette is a custom-made hand crafted crystal statuette measuring 8" x 4" x 2" and weighs 5.6 lbs. Our statuette designer and manufacturer are the creators responsible for the design and manufacturers of Emmy's, Golden Globe, Academy of Country Music, YouTube Creators Awards, BET, Billboard Music Awards, MTV Movie & TV Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Dancing with the Stars among others. For more details please email at info@fftgawards.com with FFTG Award Statuette in the subject line.

5. Will be lead in a meaningful discussion about their process in a (up to) 10 mins video that would be broadcast on the official FFTG Awards site www.fftgawards.com, YouTube Channel and other Social Media platforms during the entire duration of the festival.

6. Social Platform support & project branding: FFTG Awards will support each selected film/screenplay by constantly sharing about their film on our social media platforms, throwing hashtags to enable us to reach the right audience, and by branding the project. We ensure that the right people reach you, through hashtags, comments, advertisements, shares, and social platforms.

7. Possible collaboration with Film Festivals To Go (FFTG) to market and distribute your films to the larger audience globally, OTT platforms if applicable. And market your scripts to industry producers, production houses. For more details please visit www.filmfestivalstogo.com

The 2nd FFTG Awards Film Fest™ will take place digitally between November 28th and December 12th 2021.

- Submission Deadlines
Submissions open Jan 18, 2021.
Earlybird Deadline Mar 14, 2021.
Regular Deadline July 11, 2021.
Late Deadline Sept 5, 2021.

If you have any doubts at all about choosing the right category please do not hesitate to contact us at info@fftgawards.com.

THE FIRST 4 POINTS MUST ACCOMPANY YOUR ENTRY:
1. 3-4 Line Synopsis (if chosen, may be used for Festival Program and website).

2. Feature/Short films: 250 Word Synopsis along with the Genre (if selected, may be used for Fest Program and website).

3. Students/18 Years & below: Include proof of student status at the time of production. (Copy of student ID).

4. All submissions will be received through FilmFreeway only. No Exceptions. Entry fee (paid online via FilmFreeway).

5. All entrants will be notified of the Fest decision by Nov 07, 2021.

6. Dot and Feather Entertainment and FFTG Awards shall not be bound by any contract or agreement relating to the sharing or giving of credit, and reserves the right to make its own determination of credit for purposes of Awards consideration.

7. In the event of any dispute concerning credits, FFTG Awards reserves the right to declare any achievement ineligible or, alternatively, to reject all claims to credit, list credits as being in controversy, and withhold any award until the dispute is resolved.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
1. We accept all fiction and non-fiction film genres. All age groups are accepted.

2. Films previously submitted to FFTG Awards Film Fest are not eligible, unless the film has changed significantly with regards to narrative or its art form since last entered.

3. If the submitter explicitly choose not to submit, the film will be considered only for the categories selected. Options are provided when you submit.

4. If your film project is particularly sensitive, legally or otherwise, and you require an NDA
(non-disclosure agreement) or encrypted method of entry, please enquire via
info@fftgawards.com with ‘CRITICAL PROJECT’ in the subject heading.

5. We do not accept file transfers, unless FFTG Awards Film Festival programmer specifically requests a download version for offline viewing.

6. Films available on the Internet are eligible only, If selected as part of the Official Program 2021 they will have to be turned off from all channels beginning Nov 7-23 Dec, 2021.

7. NO CHANGES are allowed after you hit submit. If the submitter decides to choose additional categories later on, a new submission will be needed with entry fee.

8. Projects submitted must be the original work of the participant.

9. This movie link must not require download and must remain active and accessible through the closing date of the festival.

10. Entry forms and payment will not be processed without accompanying submission link in accepted format.

11. Please include film poster, two film stills and a director's headshot with your entry. These must be included with submission.

12. Feel free to send along any additional press material, cast and crew bios or any other information about your film.

13. We consider films in any language but screened only in English. They need to be SUBTITLED, DUBBED in english else the film will be disqualified. NOTE: It's preferable to have a subtitles version uploaded for our jury based in various time zones from around the world. This would also help you in your fest and distribution journey. The more prepared you are from the start, possibilities of exposure widens.

14. The Fest is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged entries.

15. Exceptions to the fest regulations must be authorized by the Fest Director.

16. Multiple entries are permissible, but each entry must be accompanied by a separate entry form and fee.

17. Any situation related to music and copyrights belongs to the sender.

18. By submitting, you agree to publish your film's trailers & images and you agree to share your data for promotional purposes.

19. Withdrawn films are considered they were disqualified and the fee will not be refunded.

20. All fees are non-refundable.

21 Submitting is not a guarantee of being programmed. Written comments describing entries are beneficial.

22. Makers should authorize us to use the film in any platform independently or it will be disqualified.

23. Rough cuts or works-in-progress are accepted and reviewed. However, filmmakers are urged to submit as close to the final cut as possible. The Festival will not accept new versions of an entry unless requested by the programming staff.

STUDENT/18 YEARS & BELOW
1. Projects of students and 18 years & younger filmmakers will be reviewed within their category (student) because we know they have limited resources and no budget. However, these category winners will be awarded as Best Film, Filmmaker, Actor, Actress, not with the title Student.

2. In order to verify your student status and age 18 & below , please upload a copy of your valid student ID and govt. issued valid ID to your project page by clicking My Projects > Project File > Files & Attachments, add a copy of your ID.

NOTE: If the ID is missing the entry will be rejected without any exceptions. NO REFUNDS! You will have to resubmit with new entry fee.

ELIGIBILITY RIGHTS
1. Submitted films should be an original work of the contestant.

2. We consider films regardless of their premiere status. Although preference is given to premiere status.

3. We consider films based on the competition program mentioned in rules and regulations.

4. Features previously self-distributed by the filmmakers online are not eligible for consideration in Feature categories.

5. All screeners must be uploaded by the appropriate deadline.

6. Entries close at 11:59 PM PST October 3rd, 2021.

7. FFTG Awards Film Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes, postponements, or cancellations to event scheduling at our discretion.

8. We will contact entrants if there's anything wrong with the submission. If this occurs, you will need to fix the submission issue by the requested deadline, otherwise we can't guarantee that your film will be watched in time.

9 The films submitted to the contest will remain in the files of the Festival and the video archives.

10. The works will not be commercially exploited. Before any other different use, the authors will be contacted for receipt of agreement.

11. FFTG Awards Film Festival is taking reasonable security precaution to protect the copyright of the film submitted to the Festival. Films dealing with all themes are allowed to the festival, with the only exception of advertising and pornographic.

12. FFTG Awards Film Festival has the right to exclude from the festival any film that is judged, at its sole discretion, not compliant with its ethical code or to the provisions of applicable law. In case of exclusion, the festival fee that has already been paid will not be reimbursed.

13. We don't provide screening fees.

14. The fest jury will also define, at its sole discretion, the winners of the festival categories.

15. The names of the winners will be announced on the festival official website www.fftgawards.com, social media platforms and to the winners’ email address that are communicated at the time of film submission.

16. The Fest reserves the right to opt for a different genre than the one the candidate choose and indicated in the submission form;

17. The Fest is not responsible for any spelling mistake or wrong information provided in the application.

18. The Fest disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any failure to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided in FilmFreeway. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact information provided in FilmFreeway is correct through the end of the Festival period.

19. The Fest will attempt, but is under no obligation, to view a submission that arrives after the designated deadline without refund of the submission fee.

20. The titles and names of filmmakers used in all promotional materials will always refer to the ones provided in the application. Equally, title changes made by the filmmakers after the submission, may not be possible to alter, as such the applicant recognizes this at the moment of completing the submission.

21. The Fest programmers do not share festival selection committee comments or ratings with the public or submitting filmmakers. In fairness to all filmmakers, fee waiver requests will be declined.

22. Promotional materials of selected films become the property of the FFTG Awards and can be used to promote the Festival and the programs of the Festival in all mediums.

FORCE MAJEURE
1. Neither party shall be held liable or responsible to the other party nor be deemed to have breached these Terms and Conditions for failure or delay in fulfilling or performing any term (including cancellation of the commission) when such failure or delay is caused by or results from causes beyond the reasonable control of the affected party, including but not limited to fire, floods, embargoes, war, acts of war, acts of terror, insurrections, riots, virus, disease or infection (including restrictions imposed by any branch of any applicable international, national or local government), civil commotion, strikes, lockouts or other employment disturbances, acts of God or acts, omissions or delays in acting by any governmental authority; provided, however, that the party so affected promptly notifies the other party of the force majeure event or an existing or anticipated inability to fulfil or perform any term of these Terms and Conditions, and takes reasonable efforts to avoid or remove such causes of non-performance.

WHY SUBMIT TO FFTG AWARDS FILM FEST SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2021?
1. Screenplay competitions get your script read. Even better, many of the writers who win these screenwriting competitions end up signing a development deal or selling their winning script to one of the judges.

2. While the movie business competition is tough - as it is for all around the world in every country, screenwriting contests and competitions can be worthy investments for kick starting a writing career. That's the whole reason you wrote the script in the first place. Isn’t it? Next to getting it made.

3. Another possibility is that, you may not win at all, but maybe a judge will earmark your script and kept you in mind regardless of the results. All because you made an effort to submit a well-written script. There is also a possibility one of the judges may hire or recommend you to the industry professionals to develop their projects.

4. There may be hundreds of reasons to not enter screenplay competitions, but there’s one reason to do it that beats them all: OPPORTUNITIES.

5. In an industry as cryptic, nebulous and insular as entertainment, opportunities are something that should never to be passed up.

6. Please read FFTG Award Screenwriting Competition 2021 Submission Guidelines And Rules & Terms in detail (below) before you submit your entry.

RELEASE
1. Your submission implies that you have the legal right to represent and submit this film for consideration along with your acceptance of FFTG Awards regulations.

2. By submitting this form, you also agree to allow the fest use of your film, and its publicity materials for promotional purposes. Please agree below.

3. You accept these conditions by submitting to us.
1. The producer grants FFTG Awards Film Festival the rights to:
(a) Exhibit the film online for the duration of the Festival, in a programmed session
available ‘on-demand’ from the FFTG Awards website via Vimeo Premium.
(b) Include a section of the production for promotional purposes.

4. The producer warrants to the FFTG Awards Film Festival that they have obtained all the necessary permissions to enter this film and that the film does not infringe the rights, including copyright, of any third party. This includes use of music and literary material.

5. FFTG Awards Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless FFTG Awards Film Festival (New York) from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

HOW WE PICK THE PEOPLE CHOICE AWARD
6. FFTG Awards Film Festival is a simple and fair online competition which helps you to get more eyes on your work. Winning is everyone's right -our different award categories allow different kinds of filmmakers to participate and get a chance to win in different categories. The FILM FEST PEOPLE CHOICE AWARD of the festival will be picked by the number of votes a film gets during the competition week Nov 28-12 Dec regardless of its length & category. The filmmaker who will get the maximum number of votes, likes, and comments during the competition week- will win the competition for the PEOPLE CHOICE AWARD. We also have an award category where all the participant filmmakers will vote for the best film in the competition & based on their votes, the highest voted film will receive the “FFTG Spirit Award”.

HOW WE PROGRAM
1. Each film will be watched by at least two different jury members. Our jury consists of professionals including Architect, filmmakers, artists, and entrepreneurs from various facets. Their diverse life experiences and outlook brings the right blend towards judging of a movie.

2. If a film gets two or more recommendations after the first round of watches, it will be watched by more programmers and discussed at deliberations sessions.

3. Deliberating programmers determine a festival selection through discussion and voting. If a film gets two or more recommendations after the first round of watches, it will be watched by more programmers and discussed at deliberations sessions.

4. Each participating programmer has an equal vote and no festival selections are made outside of this process.

5. We generally don't share programming feedback with entrants.

6. The FFTG Awards programmers/Selection Committee decisions are final.

7. The Fest Director has the authority to overrule any decisions.

IF ACCEPTED
1. Accepted filmmakers will be notified via email, phone, whatsapp or text. "Add filmfreeway.com your email to avoid it going into your spam folder!"

2. Filmmakers must confirm their participation by the given deadline, otherwise they might lose their spot in the line-up.

3. Upon selection, filmmakers are highly encouraged to provide high-quality digital stills, and poster from the film if they are not already available via FilmFreeway. If these are not available the film will be disqualified.

4. For each officially Selected movies, we lead all selected filmmakers in a meaningful discussion about their process in a [up to] 10 mins video that would be broadcast on FFTG Awards official site www.fftgawards.com and its Youtube Channel and other social media sites.

5. For (up to) a 10 min video interview, a set of questions about their chosen entry will be sent to the filmmaker. The filmmaker is then responsible for editing answers to the questions into a high-res video, superimposed with the FFTG Awards logo. This completed edited video file must be sent back in the stipulated time communicated by the festival representative. If the filmmaker wishes for the festival to take care of the editing, there will be a nominal fee to do so. If the video is not received in the required format within the stipulated time, the festival reserves the right to disqualify the film.

6. Accepted filmmakers must be the authors of their submitted work and own all rights to their film and its components ahead of screening at FFTG Awards.

7. If accepted, entrants are responsible for delivering their trailer, final screener link (if any), press stills and press kit on time.

PAYMENTS
1. Payments must be made in USD currency.
2. Submission fee is payable via FilmFreeway only and accepted by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB, Discover, Diners Club, Union Pay, and PayPal.
3. Films submitted without payment WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED and the submission will be deleted.
4. The submission fee cannot be waived. NO EXCEPTIONS.
5. Submission of the Film constitutes agreement with the regulations set forth here.

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FFTG AWARDS SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2021 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES AND RULES & TERMS
Submission Guidelines for Screenplay:
1. Feature screenplays longer than 125 pages will not be eligible Includes Students and writers age 18 & below.

2. Short screenplay between 1 and 40 pages in length Includes for Students and writers age 18 & below.

3. Submit the story along with your screenplay in not more than 500 words.

4. Please read Students and age 18 & below iD’s information before submitting. Festival reserves the right to disqualify any entry at its discretion, which do not comply with the rules with no refunds.

5. FFTG Awards Film Festival accepts only original scripts, in English or Hindi, unpublished.

6. FFTG Awards Screenplay Competition only accepts screenplays in PDF format. Under no circumstances should you submit anything other than a PDF. Anything other format than PDF will be disqualified with no refunds. If the formatting elements are incorrect including if “Scene Heading” being written as an “Action” in the right format, etc, the entry would be disqualified without any refunds.

7. Submissions of new drafts or corrected pages will not be accepted.

8. Screenplay titles cannot be changed upon resubmission under any circumstances.

9. Please proofread your script very carefully before submitting.

Screenplay Rules and Regulations
1. Screenplays written by teams of two or more writers are eligible for FFTG Awards Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2021 and can be from any country or nationality, and of any age.

2. Screenplays submitted under a pen name will be immediately disqualified.

3. Screenplays that are currently optioned or have been produced are not eligible to compete in FFTG Awards Film Festival Screenplay Competition 2021. In this case, the entry will be immediately disqualified with no refunds.

4. The FFTG Awards Film Festival is under no obligation to, and does not; provide comments or feedback regarding the submitted script to the Applicant or any other representative of the submitted Film. The FFTG Awards Film Festival will not be held responsible or liable for the contents of any internal comments or feedback regarding any submitted Film obtained by the Applicant or any other representative of the submitted film or any third party.

5. All judges have signed mandatory NDA’s protecting your intellectual property.

6. Screenplays must be the original work of the author.

7. Screenplays adapted from other sources that were written by other authors (such as but not limited to books or plays) are not eligible to compete in FFTG Awards Screenplay Competition 2021, regardless of the source author’s permission.

8. Screenplays adapted from source material that is in the public domain are not eligible.

9. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to the FFTG Awards Film Festival remains with the original rights holders.

10. A writer may enter more than one screenplay; however, a separate entry form and fee are required for each script submitted.

11. All scripts sent to the Screenplay Competition will be added to the FFTG Awards archive, retaining their original copyright.

12. The festival or any other partner, employee or agent associated with this competition claims neither ownership nor first right of option to any original screenplay submitted to FFTG Awards Screenplay competition 2021.

13. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted remains with the original rights holders until and unless other agreements are made.

14. Except where prohibited by law, participation in the contest constitutes each entrant’s consent to the festival and its agents’ and competition's sponsor’s use of entrants’ names, likenesses, photographs, and/or personal information for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. All uses of a entrants’ information are in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

BY ENTERING THE FFTG AWARDS SCREENPLAY COMPETITION 2021 YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS LISTED ABOVE.

All stated information, eligibility and submission guidelines, terms and conditions of entry, and entry information is subject to change by the FFTG Awards Film Festival, without notice.

COMPETITION CERTIFICATION
I/We have read all of the rules, understand, and have complied with these rules.
I/We warrant the submission of my/our original work and that there are no disputes regarding the ownership of the submission.
I/We also warrant the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead.
To the best of my/our knowledge, all the statements herein are true and correct.
I/We understand that failure to adhere to the competition rules and regulations will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee.
I/We acknowledge that once an entry payment has been processed, Dot and Feather Entertainment, LLC will not provide a refund.
No revisions of materials will be accepted once entry has been submitted.
BY SUBMITTING THE MATERIAL, I/WE HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND THE FESTIVAL, ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AFFILIATES FROM ALL 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.

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  • Our film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" got seen awards which is a huge encouragement for us. This the highest number of awards we get from a single festival. We thank the entire festival team with our hearts,

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    Thank you Madhu!

  • Unfortunately our film "The Invitation" didn't win an award. But it's a great festival. Very nice contact! Very supportive. Thanks for my first online interview.

    January 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Thorsten!

  • Excelente festival, te notifica cada paso que dan, están atentos a tus dudas y siempre responden la verdad estoy muy satisfecha que hayan elegido nuestro cortometraje en el festival, espero poder volver a participar en ediciones futuras :)

    January 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Gracias Daniela!

  • gareth brierley

    A really hands-on festival who care about the films they include in their festival. Thank you for the official selection status for our short film People Show 138: Last Day.

    January 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Gareth!

  • Robert Brown

    Great Festival! I was delighted that my short animated film 'Fire and Water' was officially selected for screening here!

    January 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Robert!