This is the inaugural year the Jesup Film Festival.
The festival is composed of 3 separate competitions at our 3 beautiful facilities in Jesup, Georgia There will be overall prizes and awards for the festival as a whole as well as prizes and awards for each of the 3 competitions. There is NO FEE to enter your film and you do not have to attend to win. We will have a known film director ( cant name at this time) as a speaker at the award ceremony and will possibly be one of the judges. Each film entry team will receive 4 wrist bands giving free admittance to all the festivities. Jesup Georgia really wants to see you come visit us and attend. This will be a FUN event! We have special rates for hotel rooms, you can even camp out at our Drive in movies theater (how fun will that be) and restaurants will be offering discounts. This will be a fun, event filled festival. You will have a Blast!

What are the 3 sub competitions?
1. Junior film Competition. This competition is meant for students and will be held Friday 04/14/2022 at the Historic Strand Dinner Cinema in downtown, Jesup, Georgia from 10am until 7pm. Intended, primarily for High School students and below but we will allow entries for college students

2. The Jesup Drive In theatre's Horror & Zombie film competition
Held at our Drive In Movie theater, an American classic. The event starts at 6pm on 04/14/2022 with the films beginning at dusk. This is a overnight event. Attendees will be allowed to camp-out overngiht as well.

3. Historic Strand Dinner Cinema Comedy and Open category film competition
Held at the Historic Strand Dinner Cinema in downtown Jesup, Georgia on 04/15/2022 beginning at 10am. The festival will wind up around 7pm and we will move activities a few blocks over in downtown Jesup to our restaurant and event venue Doc Hollidays.

Rules and more information
NO ENTRY FEE
The Junior Film Competition (School age 21 and under ) Will be held on April 14th at the Historic Strand Dinner Cinema in Jesup from 10am until around 7pm. This competitions films are open class. Entries should be in MP4, under 15 minutes in length and either submitted on this site, emailed to Mayor@jesupga.gov or mailed on a hard drive or thumb drive to Jesup Spring Film Festival, 140 South Second Street, Jesup, Georgia 31545. Awards and Winners; 1st place film, 2nd Place film ,3rd place film, Best Actor, Best supporting Actor, Best Concept and Best Cinematography

The Jesup Drive In theater Horror & Zombie Film Competition will be held at our Jesup Drive in theater location in Jesup, Ga on April 14th beginning at 6pm. The films will play into the night and attendees will be allowed to camp out. Entries should be in MP4, under 15 minutes in length and either submitted on this site, emailed to Mayor@jesupga.gov or mailed on a hard drive or thumb drive to Jesup Spring Film Festival, 140 South Second Street, Jesup, Georgia 31545. Awards and Winners; 1st place film $200 prize, 2nd Place film $100 prize ,3rd place film $50 prize, Best Actor, Best supporting Actor, Best Concept and Best Cinematography

Historic Stand Dinner Cinema Comedy & Open Film Competition - Will be held at the Historic Strand Dinner Cinema in jesup, Ga on April 15th 2023 from 10a to 7p. Entries should be in MP4, under 15 minutes in length and either submitted on this site, emailed to Mayor@jesupga.gov or mailed on a hard drive or thumb drive to Jesup Spring Film Festival, 140 South Second Street, Jesup, Georgia 31545. Awards and Winners; 1st place film $200 prize, 2nd Place film $100 prize ,3rd place film $50 prize, Best Actor, Best supporting Actor, Best Concept and Best Cinematography
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Trophy & Prize Award ceremony
The Trophy & Prize ceremony will be held at our restaurant and event venue, Doc Hollidays located a few blocks away in downtown Jesup, Ga. The Ceremony will begin at 7pm with an after party lasting until 12 midnight at includes live entertainment, stand up comedians and a band. There will be 1 cash award for over all winners of the entire festival. 1st $800 There will be bands and comedians after the awards.
Each entry will receive 2 wrist bans for free admission. Attending the festival is not required to win

Entries should be in MP4, under 15 minutes in length and either submitted on this site, emailed to Mayor@jesupga.gov or mailed on a hard drive or thumb drive to Jesup Spring Film Festival, 140 South Second Street, Jesup, Georgia 31545

For more info call or text Mayor Ralph Hickox at 912-424-7075

Junior Competition Class ( held at the Historic Strand) Open Film class
1st - Trophy
2nd - Trophy
3rd - Trophy
Awards
Best Actor- Trophy
Best supporting Actor-Trophy
Best Concept- Trophy
Best Cinematography -Trophy

Historic Strand Dinner Cinema Competition - Comedy & Open Class
1st $200
2nd $100
3rd $50
Awards
Best Actor- Trophy
Best supporting Actor-Trophy
Best Concept- Trophy
Best Cinematography -Trophy

Jesup Drive In theater Competition - Horror & Zombie
(this category will be held at our Drive in theater location)
1st $200
2nd $100
3rd $50
Best Actor- Trophy
Best supporting Actor-Trophy
Best Concept- Trophy
Best Cinematography Trophy

Jesup Film Festival Over All
Best Picture of the Festival $800
Best Actor- Trophy
Best supporting Actor-Trophy
Best Concept- Trophy
Best Cinematography -Trophy

1. Submission Formats: MP4

2. Each entry must be a separate submission. If you select more than one film category for your film you must pay the full entry fee for each category.

3. Student films must include a copy of a current student ID or proof of current enrollment. Copies of student ids can be uploaded to FilmFreeway or e-mailed to mayor@jesupga.gov

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5. Works in progress are not encouraged. Submissions will be jurored in the state they are received.

8. Official selection filmmakers are required to provide one digital file of their official selection film for festival screenings. Digital screener files must be either Pro-Res or H.264 file formats. Hard copies of the film will also be accepted in Blu-ray or DVD NTSC format. PAL formatted DVDs are not accepted.

9. If your film is selected as an official submission the cost of shipping hard copies or external drives of festival screeners to the Festival must be paid by the entrant.

10. All international entries must be sent with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Fees charged to the Jesup Film Festival will be refused. Be sure to include the proper customs documentation required by your shipping service.

11. Hard copies or external drives of official selection screeners will NOT be returned unless the submission filmmaker provides a self addressed envelope with pre-paid shipment included.

12. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images and content in the entry. Entrant will allow usage of clips from the entry for promotional use on television, radio, in print, at live Festival events and virtual award programs.

13. By submitting the filmmaker confirms that they are duly authorized to submit the film to the Jesup Film Festival without the consent of any third party (or, if the consent of other parties is required, all of them are also signing this Agreement).

14. By submitting the filmmaker confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival. The film does not violate any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right of any person or entity. Releases for music, images, content and talent must be obtained by the filmmaker. The Jesup Film Festival is not liable for copyright infringement or unauthorized use.