Diversity, Global Reach, and New Generation is the key to the success of our film festival.
FLSAFF also aims to create a distribution platform for independent filmmakers in collaboration with different distributing agencies including theatrical release and online film distribution.
Through the Florida South Asian Film Festival (FL-SAFF) we want to reach out to all South Asian Community & Americans, and bond them culturally through Films & Related Art forms.
The Objective Behind the FL-SAFF is to Connect Creative People Through Films; the focus is to showcase films made by filmmakers across the globe highlighting the stories & cultures from South Asian Countries like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and etc.
Award Categories: 2021
01. Best Feature Film
02. Best Director Feature Film
03. Best Male Actor In Feature Film
04. Best Female Actor In Feature Film
05. Best Writer Feature Film
06. Best Short Film
07. Best Director Short Film
10. Best Male Actor In Short Film
11. Best Female Actor In Short Film
12. Best Writer Short Film
13. Best of Best Film (Festival's Choice)
14. Best Song
Terms and Conditions
**All the films other than in the English language, must have English sub-titles**
**Films should not have been released on any online, platform or form**
**Films must be completed within the past 3 years. To qualify for 2021 FLSAFF, films must be completed by or after January 2017. Any film before that will be disqualified**
1. SUBMITTING CONTENT
2. AGE REQUIREMENTS
The age requirement to submit a film is 13 and older. If the entrant is under 18 years of age, the parent or guardian will need to complete the registration form and include the name of both the participating child or children and the parent or guardian. Submission of the registration form confirms that the parent/guardian has read and agrees on behalf of the child or children to be bound by this agreement and understands, agrees and shall be fully responsible for the submission. If you are aged 13 to 18 years of age (you are considered a minor where you live) and you submit content for selection in the Florida South Asian Film Festival, you are confirming to that you have received your parent’s/guardian’s express consent to do so and that your parent/guardian (i) has read and, on your behalf, agree to be bound by this agreement; and (ii) understands, agrees and shall be fully responsible for your submission.
3. CONTENT REQUIREMENTS
You are solely responsible and liable for the content you submit (and the consequences thereof) made under your name, user name, e-mail address, password, and registration or profile information. The content does not reflect the views of the Florida South Asian Film Festival. The Festival reserves the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any and all other rights we may have under this Agreement, at law or in equity, to remove and delete your content from all and every platform including but not limited FLSAFF.
You agree you will not submit any content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, discriminatory, or abusive. You also agree you will not submit any content for commercial or business purposes because it may adversely affect Florida South Asian Film Festival's ability to gain support from third parties which assists the website to continue.
Florida South Asian Film Festival reserves the right to delete or reject any content that in its sole discretion deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, in violation of copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights. Florida South Asian Film Festival reserves the right to remove and take down your content without notice if any content is in violation of any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. If you receive notice of any claim of infringement that satisfies specific legal requirements may remove content associated with such claims and will notify you if your content is removed.
Concerning intellectual property, copyright, you are fully responsible for the clearance of any music, sound, images, or graphics contained in your entry. If any record company or music publisher contacts us about an entry’s music rights, we will refer that company to you so be sure to obtain all the appropriate clearances beforehand.
4. COPYRIGHT; CONTENT REQUIREMENT VIOLATIONS; BREACH OF AGREEMENT
If you believe any content on Florida South Asian Film Festival violates the copyright of any other party or violates the terms of this Agreement or in any other way infringes upon the rights of others, you can notify us by email email@example.com
5. RIGHTS GRANTED TO NEW JERSEY INDIAN AND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
In connection with the content you submit to us for consideration in the and associated video-casts, you are authorizing to host, cache, and store your content and grant a non-exclusive, royalty-free right and license to use your content, in full or in part for Florida South Asian Film Festival purpose.
The rights described in here are granted to commence immediately upon submission of content to and continue until the completion of FLSAFF for a year of submission.
Florida South Asian Film Festival has the right to include your film or video in its promotional activities. This may include, but is not limited to, the creation of showreels and advertisements promoting the FLSAFF, physical & or online screenings, viral campaigns, presentations, and product pitches.
Florida South Asian Film Festival has the right to compress, transcode, and package your film for online and offline presentations.
Florida South Asian Film Festival (FLSAFF) has the right to screen your film at partner events, with partnered broadcast media, online premiere, television networks, including screenings and launches associated with FLSAFF and otherwise without any compensation for a year from the actual film festival date.
Florida South Asian Film Festival (FLSAFF) reserves the right to market your film with a third party vendor and will inform you in advance if such proposal/s are made.
Florida South Asian Film Festival does not claim any ownership rights to the content that you submit to FLSAFF. The Festival retains all rights, titles, and interests in for the time of the Film Festival. You must own the rights to the content you submit and each element of the content you submit and the right to grant all of the authorizations, rights, and licenses described in this Agreement. If you do not exclusively own all of these rights, you must have all necessary authorizations, permissions, approvals, consents, rights and licenses from the owner(s) to enter into this agreement, perform and comply with all of its obligations.
7. FINANCIAL CONSIDERATION
Upon entering into this agreement, you agree that the Florida South Asian Film Festival reserves the right during the film festival and otherwise benefit from and/or realize revenue in connection with your content during the film festival. No compensation will be given to you or your representative for screening your film in the FLSAFF.
9. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Your festival submissions via submitting partners are at your own risk. You are solely responsible for your content, the representations, and obligations under this agreement and for any damages to your computer system or loss of data resulting from your use of the service.
Disclaims all liability for any use not specifically authorized or that is in violation of this agreement or the laws or regulations that may apply to you in any jurisdiction or country. Expressly disclaims all liability for any and all damages, whether direct, consequential, special, indirect, exemplary or punitive damages, howsoever arising or caused, whether foreseeable or not, regardless of the form of action or the basis or characterization of the claim and even if advised of the possibility of damages.
11. LAW THAT APPLIES TO THIS AGREEMENT
This agreement is made in the State of New Jersey, USA, and is governed by the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of New Jersey, USA.
The FLSAFF & its team will make an initial shortlist of films to screen at the Festival Screenings. As per the team's decision, the awards in each category will be given on the last day of FLSAFF. FLSAFF team's decisions will be final.
13. You (Film Maker/Participant) also agree that the terms and conditions, Date of Film Festival & Venue may change without prior notice. You (Film Maker/Participant) also agree to all the future changes in the terms and conditions.
By submitting your Film to the Florida South Asian Film Festival (FLSAFF), you freely and voluntarily give and express your full and complete acceptance of all of the terms and provisions set forth in these Terms and Conditions. You acknowledge that no oral representations, inducements, promises or assurances, not set forth in these Terms and Conditions, have been made to the Film’s owners or you by the Festival and or any other Related Parties.