People For Peace Film Festival has been created in order to provide a counter to the negatively focused media we are bombarded with on such a huge scale in our daily life. We celebrate filmmakers who celebrate the goodness in life, ourselves and others. We are not here to re hash the tired old concept of peace being the absence of war, selected films must demonstrate a positive transformation or message and sometimes that is merely a glimpse of a light at the end of a long dark personal tunnel.
Our festival is not connected to any religion as we believe peace is for all regardless of race, gender, geographical location or belief system. We will be including mini meditation, fitness & yoga classes at the event as well as talks and a mini market with food and ethical products available.
We are open to film entires of all lengths and genres including animation, documentary, fiction and digital art. Our festival will be showcasing brilliant films from around the world for the first time on February the 21st 2015 at a stunning venue in Paddington Sydney. Within 3 years we plan to be showcasing films in all states and within 5 years our aim is to go international.
1st prize best overall $1000
3 runner up prizes:
Best International Film: $250
Best Australian Film: $250
Best Student Film: $250
1. Choose your relevant category by the relevant Deadline;
2. Complete the FilmFreeway entry form;
3. Pay the applicable Submission Fee*; and
4. Submit your film, synopsis, logline and filmmaker bio in accordance with the Eligibility Requirements.
•• If you wish for us to showcase your film on our vimeo channel, website and social media pages please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com
Please ensure and confirm that your films festival run has now completed ed so that there are no potential future festival disqualifications. Email addresses must match the entrants email address listed on the entry form.
Student Entants Must:
1. Be a current student or have graduated in 2013.
2. provide the applicant's student identification details (including student number);
3. nominate an officer of the applicant's educational institution and that officer's contact details; and
4. give permission to People for Peace Film Festival to contact the applicant's educational institution to verify the applicant's eligibility.
Terms & Conditions:
1. Your Submission must be entered in the correct and relevant category.
2. Your Submission can be of any genre and completed after Jan 2010 if you are professional entrant and completed after Jan 2013 if you are a Student entrant.
. 3. Your Submission must be submitted no later than the relevant deadline.
4. You must Deliver the preview copy if required (screener) by the Preview Copy Delivery Deadline.
5. If your Submission is selected as a finalist by our Judging Panel (“Finalist”), you are required to: a. Deliver the digital exhibition copy (if required), at your sole expense, to People For Peace Film Festival in accordance with Mythology Film’s instructions, by the Exhibition Copy Delivery Deadline; b.Ensure that your Submission meets the Technical and Classification Requirements.
6. If you are a Finalist, either attend the screening at People For Peace Film Festival or notify Mythology Film in advance whom you nominate as your representative in the event that you are chosen as a prize winner.
TECHNICAL AND CLASSIFICATION REQUIREMENTS The quality of the video and audio embodied in your Submission must meet or exceed Australian broadcast standards. You acknowledge and agree that any Submission that doesn't meet these standards: 1. may be disqualified, 2. will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will be forwarded to the judging panel at Mythology Film 's sole discretion. You acknowledge that your Submission will be subject to Australian Classification Board's Festival Classification requirements (“Classification Requirements”). In the event that your Submission does not meet the Classification Requirements, you acknowledge that your Submission may be disqualified (at Mythology Film’s sole discretion).
LICENCE AND USE OF ENTRIES, NAME AND LIKENESS You hereby grant People For Peace Film Festival (and its designees) an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive right to use your biographical information, image and likeness, press kit and any other associated submission or festival materials, for commercial, advertising, promotional and other marketing purposes in connection with People For Peace Film Festival, in any and all forms of media now known or hereafter devised. You hereby grant People For Peace Film Festival (and its designees) a licence to reproduce, publicly perform, communicate to the public and exhibit your Submission in connection with People For Peace Film Festival.
JUDGING AND PRIZES Each Submission will be individually reviewed in accordance with Mythology Film’s judging criteria in order to determine the Finalists and the winners. Chance plays no part in determining the Finalists or winner(s). Best Film Awards – The judges will be comprised of people appointed by People For Peace Film Festival and Mythology Film (“Judges”) as well as Cristina Harris and Jennifer King (the directors of the festival)*. Judges will review the entries and provide a cumulative score out of 100.
Subject to these T&Cs, the Finalist Films in each judging category with the highest points will be awarded the Best Film Award under each category. One film will win best overall film The judges' decision of the Best Film Awards is final and not negotiable. Odds of winning will depend upon the final judgment of the Finalist Film as determined by the Judges in accordance with People For Peace Film Festival’s and Mythology Film’s judging criteria.
Winners may be required to execute and return a declaration of eligibility, prize acceptance, liability & publicity release. Prizes may not be transferred, substituted, redeemed for cash, sold, or traded. Winners are advised to obtain, and are responsible for ensuring that they have, adequate insurance coverage for their participation in the prize. For the avoidance of doubt, the prize is personal to the winner and may not be transferred to the winner’s successors, beneficiaries or assigns, whether by will, trust, agreement or otherwise.
People For Peace Film Festival and Mythology Film reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater monetary value at any time in its sole discretion. The winners are responsible for the payment of any applicable taxes on the prize, and for any and all other expenses that may be associated with receiving the prize. If any entrant is a minor, the prize will be awarded in the name of their parent/guardian for the benefit of the minor entrant, and the parent/guardian will be solely responsible on behalf of the entrant for all applicable documentation and taxes. The prize is awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose) to the maximum extent permitted by relevant legislation. Acceptance, participation in People For Peace Film Festival and/or use of the prize is at the winner’s sole risk and Mythology Film is not responsible for damages whatsoever, including special, indirect, or consequential damages, arising out of or in connection with the use and/or misuse of the prize. People For Peace Film Festival’s selection decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. People For Peace Film Festival does not provide critical analysis or feedback for all entrants, though this may happen on an individual basis, at the judges discretion.
DISQUALIFICATION You acknowledge and agree that People For Peace Film Festival and Mythology Film reserves the right and may, at any time, in its sole discretion disqualify and remove any Submission or winner for any reason, including but not limited to, its belief that: 1. the Submission potentially or actually infringes upon the copyrights, or other rights of any third party; or 2. the Submission contains defamatory, obscene, lewd, or inappropriate text, language, images, or other material; or 3. you have not complied with any aspect these T&Cs. In the event that an entrant is disqualified, any benefits will be forfeited and may (at People For Peace Film Festival’s and Mythology Film’s sole discretion) be awarded to an alternate entrant from among the remaining eligible entrants.
MISCELLANEOUS You agree that any and all Entry Fees are non-refundable for any reason whatsoever. You agree that should you be selected as a Finalist, if you wish to attend the festival you will be solely responsible for your own travel expenses (including, without limitation, food (including room service), hire car costs, taxi fares and other ground transportation costs, airline baggage fees, additional airline fees, taxes and costs, and other costs and expenses) and all other costs associated with your Submission, save that all exhibition copies and prints will be returned to the filmmaker in person at the festival or posted to the applicant at People For Peace Film Festival’s expense. You hereby warrant that your Submission (including any and all copyrights embodied therein): 1. is exclusively owned and/or controlled by you and if not owned and/or controlled by you, that you have obtained any and all third party permissions and clearances required in respect of such third party owned copyrights; 2. does not infringe upon the rights of any third party; and 3. does not violate any applicable law. You further warrant that the rights granted to Mythology Film pursuant to these T&Cs (including without limitation, the right to use your biographical information, image and likeness, press kit and any other associated submission or festival materials) will not infringe upon the rights of any other third parties. You agree to indemnify and hold Mythology Film harmless against any and all claims, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses arising out of any breach by you of any warranty, representation or agreement made by you under these T&Cs. While all reasonable care is taken to maintain the integrity of your Submissions, Mythology Film assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, a communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorised access to, or alterations to your Submission which are not the result of a negligent act or omission by Mythology Film or any of Mythology Film’s agents. Mythology Film and its agents are not responsible for any lost, late, or misdirected Submissions, or for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, for lost or unavailable network connections, or for failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions or any human error which may occur in the receipt or processing of your Submission. You specifically acknowledge and agree that proof of entering via FilmFreeway or posting materials without tracking does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt by Mythology Film of your Submission or any other related material. You agree that in the event of any breach of these T&Cs by Mythology Film you shall not be entitled to enjoin and/or injunct against any action by Mythology Film in relation to your Submission and you acknowledge and agree that your right to receive any damages shall be limited to the Entry fee paid only. While Mythology Film undertakes to handle all exhibition copies and prints professionally and to only use qualified projectionists, you acknowledge and agree that any exhibition copies and prints (including but not limited to damage of, or the theft of the same) shall be your sole responsibility and Mythology Film shall have no responsibility in respect of the same. These T&Cs shall be governed by the laws of the State of New South Wales and the parties hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of such state in resolving any disputes.
* If an entrant in a specific category is known personally to either Jennifer King or Cristina Harris, and independent judge will be appointed to judge the film, and if selected as a finalist, that category will be also judged by independent judges. If any entrants are known to our independent judges they will also have an independent judge appointed and the same terms as above will apply, to ensure absolute fairness across the entire judging panel.