Peter and I purchased Sun & Earth in January, and during the process of due diligence we uncovered an amazing gem, a 6 min film featuring our product.
No, it wasn't a commercial, no it wasn't professionally shoot, and no, we don't even sell our product the way the film describes, BUT, we were so enamored by the creativity and imagination of this young filmmaker that we wanted to inspire more filmmakers to unleash their interpretations of our awesome products and share them with the universe.
Please join us and create a short film 30min to 10min long, and help us tell our story.
Sun and Earth not only has a commitment to getting clean but a strong commitment to the environment. This film Festival is our way of deepening that commitment by allowing film makers to express their passion for the earth the environment and getting clean. We are looking for short films between 1 and 10 minutes that express Sun and Earth products and values. The Film should feature Sun and Earth products in a good light as well as says something positive and educational about the environment.
Best Picture: 1st Prize is Padcaster Bundle for iPad Pro 9.7" with an iPad pro.
includes Shoot, Edit, and Upload Video on the Fly, Durable Case, 72-58mm Step-Down Ring, .45 Wide-Angle Lens, Unidirectional Microphone, Dual Mic & Headphone Cable
Cold Shoe Adapter, a tripod, and a iPad pro. A 1500.00 value
Most Popular: $500
3rd Best Film: $350
All films must be in English or have English subtitles at the time submitted.
Films must be submitted as an online streaming video via a participating submission platform (FilmFreeway), a password-protected streaming URL.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Sun and Earth Film Festival (“SAEFF” or the “Festival”) is not responsible for the streaming quality of online screeners. If you choose to submit an online screener and would like to guarantee the quality of your submission, strongly suggests you can submit a link to download a higher resolution version of the film,
In the event of a password change or link change after submitting, you must email the Festival immediately with that change so we may update your record. If the Festival is not notified of the change and the link is found to be inactive or the password to be incorrect the Festival will send an email to the submitter’s address on file to follow up. If a response with the correct information is not received within forty-eight (48) hours, the submission may be deemed ineligible.
AFF screens films as digital files during the Festival and does NOT screen films on Blu-Ray, HD-CAM, or DCP. If you are unable or unwilling to provide us your film as a digital file for the exhibition, DO NOT SUBMIT your film.
Films must have been completed after April 1, 2016. Films must be available for screening during the Austin Film Festival, October 26-November 2, 2017.
Films that have been submitted to AFF in previous years are eligible to be resubmitted, provided they are still eligible according to all of AFF’s rules.
Selection for screening will be determined no later than October 16th, 2017 .
SAEFF reserves the right in its sole discretion to reject or disqualify any ineligible entries, without a refund. Originality and Permissions; INDEMNITY
Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based on another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not necessary to submit the adaptation rights agreements to the Festival. Neither the Festival nor its jurists investigate or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you are acknowledging that you have secured all necessary rights.
Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in the film, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. SAEFF expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.
BY SUBMITTING THE MATERIAL, THE APPLICANT HEREBY AGREES TO INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND THE FESTIVAL, ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND AFFILIATES FROM ANY 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.
We strongly encourage filmmakers to submit their film only after it is fully finished and will judge each submission as a completed work, whether it is or not. Once a film is entered, we will not update the submission with a more recent cut.
You MUST include your physical address either in your entry or in your cover letter. Please do not submit a film without giving us your address, which we need for our records.
Selected Films and Winners
SAEFF has no obligation (other than as stated in these rules or on our website) to disclose any of the following information: i) identities of screeners or judges; ii) notes, feedback, or information relating to the submitted project; and/or iii) details regarding the submission review or selection process.
SAEFF explicitly disclaims any liability or responsibility for any comments, notes, or opinions expressed in a submission, whether by SAEFFor by its volunteers.
Winners will be announced on October 28, 2017. The judges’ decision is final.
Winners receiving cash prizes are solely responsible for payment of all applicable local, state, and federal taxes.