Elysium Bandini Studios presents Genesis: Art and Film Festival - an innovative annual celebration of emerging talent that brings artists, fashion designers, filmmakers, musicians, creative thinkers and social leaders together in support of The Art of Elysium's programs and missions to heal the world through art.

Originating in 2009, the first Genesis Festival had it's main focus on Art, Fashion, and Music. This year's Genesis is expanding into a five day film festival celebrating Art, Fashion, Film, and Music.

Genesis will have art and fashion installations, musical performances and panel discussions exploring the intersection of arts and philanthropy. This festival is dedicated to the discovery and development of emerging artists and filmmakers with bold, brave, and creative stories. We want to build a community of artists, filmmakers, and film viewers that are empowered by truth, creativity and self expression.

Launched by The Art of Elysium’s Founder, Jennifer Howell, alongside partners James Franco and Vince Jolivette, Elysium Bandini Studios is a film studio and streaming platform that offers curated content that combines emerging filmmakers with all-star talent to promote the arts and freedom of expression while benefiting the community. Funds raised feed back into artistic initiatives and the charitable efforts of The Art of Elysium's programming, bringing art into medical facilities and hospitals, special education schools for learning and physical disabilities, elder facilities, homeless shelters and communities and several foundations in Los Angeles. Additionally, EBS’ streaming platform will help The Art of Elysium to expand its charitable work to prisons, more homeless shelters, senior homes and more underprivileged and inner-city schools in Los Angeles. The Art of Elysium’s leadership and its 1,624 and growing volunteering team will continue to develop and contribute to the charity’s 120 programs monthly, by bringing their artistry to the local communities for the greater good.

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All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted.

More than one entry may be submitted. Each entry must be accompanied by an official entry form and entry fee.

Films must have been completed after October 1, 2016. Films must be available for screening during the Genesis Festival October 18th -22nd, 2017.

Rough cuts and works-in-progress are eligible for entry if the final cut will be available by September 15, 2017. However, please be aware that our programming department may not be able to screen your film if you send a cut after submitting a rough cut. To avoid confusion throughout the screening review process, we would prefer that you only send us ONE version of your film and preferably the final version.

The entry fee is non-refundable.

The applicant holds the sole responsibility of copyright clearance of any copyrighted material in the film. Films including unauthorized copyrighted material are ineligible.

All film entries selected for the Genesis: Art and Film Festival grant ELYSIUM BANDINI STUDIOS the rights to footage, stills and/or titles and information from the film for promotional purposes.

ELYSIUM BANDINI STUDIOS reserves the right to change any information contained in this document (including festival dates, venues, events, awards, and eligibility requirements) without further notice.

All filmmakers will be notified of their status by September 25, 2017 via email. Please keep us informed of any changes regarding your contact information by emailing erica@ebstudios.org

Due to the number of submissions ELYSIUM BANDINI STUDIOS cannot provide feedback on any entries.