The LokoFyre Interactive Film Festival is a new and innovative approach to the film festival market. What makes the concept so unique is that it takes place online. This allows all the contestant filmmakers to screen to a larger demographic that cannot come to a theatre to participate. In addition, people from all over the world can view the films from the comfort of their homes. The festival would be streamed out digitally in real time. As it streams live, people interactively can participate in online discussions. We will also implement a video chat room so people can discuss films before, during, and after films are being played. The filmmakers and cast can talk to the viewers as the film is being screened, and do video question and answers. The film festival will be streamed live on social media platforms, but will also be streamed live on a website designed for the film festival. After the films are screened live, a link will be generated so the film can be viewed at anytime. This gives the filmmakers a place for their films to been seen by a larger number of people, than if they entered a conventional festival. An application will be designed to be able to be more streamlined for smart phones and smart TVs. This is another form of exposure for the filmmakers. The service will be similar to a streaming service such as Netflix or Hulu. The entry fee to enter the festival will be $75 for feature and $40 for a short film. This includes the live screening, interactive portion, and continued viewership on the streaming platforms. The judges of the festival will be top industry professionals. The winners of the festival will get awards, trophies, medals, and certificates. And top rated films receive prizes to be determined. Every film will be screened at the festival online, but only certain films will be nominated award winners. The top 10 features and short films will be screened at a theater in Dallas, most likely the historic Texas Theatre. Date TBD. A distributor can request any films selected for distribution, to be removed from the databases once it has been signed. The website and streaming service will be a database for distributors to select and view independent films. After multiple festivals, there will be a library of films for any consumer of independent art to enjoy. The idea is to allow filmmakers from anywhere to participate. This festival gives them a chance to not only be seen by viewers all over the world, but also distribution companies. Being a world leaning more to going online and interactive, this festival concept allows the viewers and filmmakers to be more immersed in the amount of happenings before, during, and after screenings. Location is no longer an issue. Anyone can participate from nearly anywhere. This is the age of LokoFyre.
The film festival will take submissions starting February 1, 2017. The entry deadline for short films is June 30, 2017. The entry deadline for feature films is July 14, 2017. The notification dates of being nominated for an award for short films or feature films will be posted August 18, 2017. The digital interactive portion of the film festival will start on August 25, 2017, and will run the duration of all submitted films. Every film that has been submitted is guaranteed to play and stream live as part of the digital interactive portion of the film festival. Each film will get an IMDB listing. On Monday, September 11th from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., we will be screening all the winners of the short film section. On September 18th from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., we will be screening all the winners of the feature film section. The award nominations and prizes will be announced on the dates of the screenings. Screenings will be held at the Historic Texas Theatre in Dallas. For all information, please visit www.lokofyre.com
All films will be screened live online for people to comment and interact with the filmmakers and fans. Some films will recieve certificates of nomination for awards. The winners of the selected categories will receive certificates, medals, plaques, and trophies. The films will also be screened and uploaded for people to view during the year of festival participation. On Monday, September 11th from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., we will be screening all the winners of the short film section. On September 18th from 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., we will be screening all the winners of the feature film section. The award nominations and prizes will be announced on the dates of the screenings. Screenings will be held at the Historic Texas Theatre in Dallas. For all information, please visit www.lokofyre.com
Rules and regulations
The LokoFyre Interactive Film Festival is accepting film submissions starting on February 1st. The submitted films are not to exceed a 2 gigabyte file size or two hours in lenght. They are to be submitting in H.264 and in a mp4 file type. All films must be the intellectual property of the submitting party or they must have permission of the owner. Copy written material must also be cleared by the owner. There is no limitation to the content submitted, with the exception of actual sexual intercourse. All sexual content must be implied. The films with sexual or mature content will be played at a certain time in a block of films of similar nature. Films will not be harshly judged due the the graphic nature of the content. Films will be judged solely on the production value, overall skill, and talent of the parties involved. LokoFyre is not responsible or liable for the opinions or views expressed by the filmmakers or the films. We do not own the films or the rights to the films submitted. We will however screen and present the films on an interactive forum and page for the world and viewers to see. Films must be submitted via Dropbox or a data storage device, such as a flash drive or external hard drive. Flash drives or data storage devices submitted to the LokoFyre Interactive Film Festival will not necessarily be returned. If you are concerned about losing your data storage device please use Dropbox to submit. All filmmakers will be given the times that their films will screen and when they can do interactive Q&As in correlation to their project. Filmmakers can submit as many projects that they choose. The films do not have to be shot or have been completed in the year that they are screened at the LokoFyre Interactive Film Festival. All nominations and awards presented to the filmmakers will be sent to the party who entered the festival. Any further questions or concerns can be asked by contacting us directly through email or phone. Give us two business days or less to respond. Thank you for your interest in the LokoFyre Interactive Film Festival.
Short films are considered projects with a run time of 30 minutes or less.
Feature films are considered projects with a run time of 45 minutes or more.