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Pictoclik is a film community dedicated to bridging the gap between emerging talent and established professionals. We envision a festival by the filmmakers for the filmmakers. We want to build and unite the next wave of talent and connect the film community. Whether you are a filmmaker, moviegoer, artist, musician, film buff, pretty much anyone; this is for you

Pictoclik Film Festival Contest Official Rules

1. How to Enter the Contest
Beginning at 12:00 pm Pacific Time (“PT”) on November 30, 2019 through 11:59 PT on September 1, 2020 (the “Contest Entry Period”), go to www.Pictoclik.com or https://filmfreeway.com/festival/PictoclikFilmFestival, click in the festival section “Submit “ and then click “submit your film” fill in requested info complete with links to submit a video or send in a hard copy to Pictoclik, 584 Castro st #2003 San Francisco, CA 94114. Video must be of a Region 1 short film (not to exceed twenty (20) minutes in length) that includes an ORIGINAL storyline. Videos can be any genre. Filmmaker submitting must have all permissions, licenses and own the film wholly before submitting to Pictoclik Film festival contest to be considered for the screening or showcased in the festival. Videos will be accepted in any of the following formats: files on DVDs that include: R1, 3G2, 3GP, AVI, F4V, FLV, M4V, MOV, MP4, MPG, PEG, QT, WMV, 1080p, 720p, Bluray must not exceed twenty minutes in length. Music can only be used in the video if it is an original composition created by the entrant or if entrant independently secures rights to included music. If any individuals appear in the video, Entrant must have the permission of the individuals (or their parent’s or legal guardian’s permission if individuals are minors) to use the audio and visuals of everyone who is featured in the video in any and all media without compensation. Proof of such permission may be required at Company’s discretion. Submission of any Entry/video further constitutes the Entrant’s consent to grant the Company certain rights in and to the Entry/video, as described in Rule 6, below. Each Entry submitted must meet all entry requirements. No refunds given anytime for Entry submissions. Pictoclik reserves the right to refuse service and entry to anyone at anytime. Entries in our contest are void where prohibited by law. In submitting your work to the Pictoclik Film Festival contest you are admitting that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people. There is a limit of up to ten (10) video submissions per email address/person; however, all entries must be different from any entries previously submitted by Entrant. Entry must be made in Entrant’s name only, regardless of whether others contributed to or appear in the Entry/video. Submitters agree by submitting to allow the Pictoclik Film Festival to screen any submitted entry up to five (5) times in public, ticketed, for-profit screenings. Films submitted in the Pictoclik Film Festival contest must not have major theatrical distribution deals in the United States of America that would conflict with your agreement allowing Pictoclik Film Festival to screen any submitted film. Entry fees must be paid in U.S. dollars before films will be viewed. Please note festival dates and screening dates are subject to change. All festival screening times and venues are subject to delay or change. Entries that are lost, late, incomplete, illegible or corrupted are void and will not be accepted. Pictoclik or any affiliates are not responsible for films stolen, missing, or lost in transit. Entries that are found to be copies of other entries previously submitted in the Contest or to contain content plagiarized from other websites and/or publications will be void and will result in disqualification and no refund. By submitting to Pictoclik Film Festival contest, all listed creators authorize the submission. Any filmmaker or member of the film entourage causing a disruption or acting aggressively, disrespectfully or threateningly to any of the volunteer staff or employees of the festival may have their film pulled from exhibition at any time without refund. Pictoclik and affiliates does not provide room, board or travel for filmmakers. Film submissions are non-returnable. Posters and press materials are non-returnable. All fees are non-refundable. Pictoclik cannot return original materials submitted for review and/or exhibition. Please do not send original materials.

Entry Guidelines:
Entry cannot: (a) include inhumane treatment of animals, or any other offensive manner as deemed by the selection panel; (b) be obscene or offensive, endorse any form of hate or hate group; (c) contain or reference trademarks, logos or trade dress owned by others, or advertise or promote any brand or product of any kind, without permission, or contain any personal identification, such as license plate numbers, personal names, e-mail addresses or street addresses; (d) contain copyrighted or licensed materials owned by others without permission including branded product placement, branded logos, use of branded content in dialogue, celebrity name and likeness and licensed music content (unless filmmaker independently secures rights to included content). Filmmakers must provide documentation for usage right, etc. as applicable.; and (e) contain materials embodying the names, likenesses, photographs, or other indicia identifying any person, living or dead, without permission. By submitting an Entry you warrant and represent that: (a) it does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, rights of privacy, publicity or other intellectual property or other rights of any person or entity; (b) the other participants depicted in the Entry, if any, have given written consent to its submission into the contest and use as contemplated by these Official Rules; and (c) publication of the Entry via various media including Web posting and posting in social media, will not infringe on the rights of any third party. Entrant will indemnify and hold harmless Company from any claims to the contrary. Any Entry that, in the sole opinion of Company, is deemed to be inappropriate for publication or inclusion in the contest for any reason will be disqualified from the contest with no refund(s) at any time.

2. Judging/Contest Winner Determination
All films submitted to the festival are watched in their entirety and scored by between 2 to 10 screeners and programmers (who are Industry professionals, Pictoclik board members, affiliates and most poss a history of filmmaking, filmmaking journalism and/or employment in the Film/ Television entertainment and/or journalism). The films that have the highest score or those specifically championed by a programmer or screener move on to the final deliberation and democratic vote by the Pictoclik board members and curator. All submitted film hard copies are held and screened in one central location. All online submissions will be screened in up to 10 private locations. Screener copies are not passed out to the judges, screeners or programmers for your films safety.
All eligible entries will be scored on the following criteria for acceptance to the Pictoclik Film Festival and screening: Originality (25%), Storyline and Content (25%), Acting (25%) and Quality (25%). Final Selection for the Pictoclik Online Film Festival will be determined by virtual audience member votes during the festival period. Prize award is subject to verification of eligibility. All judges, screener, programmers and board member decisions are final.

3. Eligibility
Open to 18 years of age or older at time of entry, except employees, boardmembers or owners of Pictoclik (“Company”). Void where prohibited. Promotion is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

4. Prizes and Approximate Retail Values (“ARV”) and Odds of Winning Contest
GRAND PRIZE WINNER of the PICTOCLIK FILM FESTIVAL will receive an official “Pictoclik Film Festival- Audience Choice” trophy and official bragging rights. ARV: $150. Odds of winning 1 in a 500. Odds of winning subject to change if submissions exceed current predictions. Company reserves the right to change dates and prizes at any time.

5. Winner Notification
Film submissions that are selected for the Pictoclik Film Festival contest will notify Entrant by e-mail/mail and/or telephone and/ or Skype and will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and a Publicity Release within five (5) days of attempted delivery. Film submissions that are selected for the Pictoclik Screening will notify Entrant by e-mail/mail and/or telephone and will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Release of Liability and a Publicity Release within five (5) days of attempted delivery. Grand Prize winner of the Pictoclik Film Festival contest will be notified by e-mail/mail and/or telephone and will be required to sign and return appropriate tax forms and agree with terms form within thirty (30) days of attempted delivery. Company’s inability to contact an Entrant or Winner in a reasonable time period, or non-compliance with these Official Rules may result in forfeiture of entry.

6. General Rules
No refunds on submission costs. By participating, participants accept and agree to these Official Rules and the decisions of the Company and Judges, which shall be final and binding in all matters. By participating, participants agree to release and hold Promotion Parties harmless against any and all claims and liability arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of participation in the promotion or use or redemption of a prize. By playing/submitting an entry, entrant agrees to have his/her name and entry (including video) used for advertising and marketing and other purposes in any and all media now and hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification, permission unless prohibited by law. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission to the Company and its designees’ to use winners’ names, likenesses, submitted entry (including video) (and biographical information) for advertising and marketing and other purposes in any and all media now and hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification, permission unless prohibited by law. Promotion Parties are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, misdirected, garbled, stolen, inaccurate, damaged, undelivered or delayed entries, game plays, prize claims or emails; or for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network, cable, satellite, Internet Service Provider (ISP) connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, garbled or delayed electronic communications whether caused by the sender or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in this promotion, or for any errors, problems or malfunctions of any kind whether caused by computer, network, technical, mechanical, printing, typographical, seeding or by any human error or otherwise which may occur in the programming of this promotion, including, without limitation, errors, problems or malfunctions which may occur in connection with the administration of the promotion, the processing of entries and game plays or prize claims, the announcement of the prizes or in any promotion-related materials. Promotion Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by website users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the promotion. Promotion Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants’ or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation in this promotion or downloading materials from or use of the web site. If due to a computer programming, seeding, network or other error, more prizes of any prize level are claimed than intended to be awarded according to these Official Rules. In no event will Company or Promotion Parties be liable for more than the stated number of prizes in these Official Rules. If, in the Judges’ opinion, there is any suspected evidence of tampering with any portion of the promotion, or if virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, technical difficulties or other causes compromise the integrity, administration or conduct of the promotion, the Judges reserve the right to modify or terminate the promotion in a manner deemed reasonable by the Judges, at the Judges’ sole discretion. In the event a dispute arises as to the identity of a potentially winning online participant, entries made by internet will be declared made by the name on the online registration form. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE PROMOTION IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR WILL DISQUALIFY ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) AND OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
7. Conditions and Limits of Liability
As a condition of participating in this promotion, each participant agrees: (1) under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages, and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses as set forth in subsection 3 below, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased; (2) this promotion is governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflicts of law principles and any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this promotion, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively before a Court of competent jurisdiction located within the State of California; (3) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in participating in this promotion and in no event will participant be entitled to receive attorneys’ fees, or any other costs; and (4) participant shall be bound by these Official Rules.
COMPANY: Pictoclik, 584 Castro st #2003 San Francisco, CA 94114.

Pictoclik Terms of Use:
Failure to comply with Pictoclik contest guidelines, rules, regulations or eligibility may be cause for disqualification and result in having your film pulled from the screening or contest. By entering (submitting to) Pictoclik Film Festival, you are admitting that you have read, understood and agreed to follow our Rules and Regulations for festival and screening submissions and abide by our Terms and Conditions of service and our general Rules and Regulations. By entering (submitting to) Pictoclik Film Festival contest, entrants release and hold Pictoclik, it’s Board Members, Officers, Staff and Volunteers harmless from and against all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from participation with the contest or participation in any competition related activity. By entering (submitting to) any Pictoclik Film Festival, you are granting Pictoclik the right to use screen grabs, press materials, and stills from your movie on our advertisements, press materials, festival programs and website for unlimited use now and hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification, permission unless prohibited by law. If you do not wish Pictoclik to use your screen grabs, press materials or stills from your film in our advertisements, press materials or programs, you need to request in writing (please send to our email pictoclikfestival@gmail.com with a header NO PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL) that you do not want your materials used for such purposes. By entering (submitting to) any Pictoclik Film Festival you are admitting that you are 18 years of age or older. By entering (submitting to) any Pictoclik Film Festival you are granting the right for Pictoclik to screen your film publicly up to 5 times in the next 18 months. By entering (submitting to) any Pictoclik Film Festival you acknowledge that you are not entitled to any refund or damage claims of any any kind if your film is unable to screen due to technical or operational difficulties or if your film needs to be reschedule, or delayed for any reason. By entering (submitting to) any Pictoclik Film Festival you acknowledge that you are not entitled to any refund or damage claims if your submission is not selected for Pictoclik Film Festival with or without reason. Pictoclik is not responsible for broken or non-functioning films. All federal, state and local laws and regulation apply. Disclaimer of Warranties: YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE PICTOCLIK WEBSITE, ATTENDANCE AT PICTOCLIK EVENTS, OR ENTERING INTO ANY PICTOCLIK EVENT, CONTEST, FESTIVAL OR COMPETITION IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. PICTOCLIK DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, CORRECTNESS, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY CONTENT APPEARING ON THE WEBSITE AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT APPEARING ON THE WEBSITE, OR GENERALLY FOR THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR QUALITY OF ANY CONTENT APPEARING ON THE WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER MATERIALS PUBLISHED, UNPUBLISHED OR DISTRIBUTED BY PICTOCLIK, OR ITS AFFILIATES. PICTOCLIK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURES, DELAYS OR INTERRUPTIONS OF THE WEBSITE. THE WEBSITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” AND PICTOCLIK MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND TO YOU, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. SPECIFICALLY, PICTOCLIK DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL PICTOCLIK BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON CONTENT OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR CAUSED BY YOUR CONDUCT. PICTOCLIK DOES NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE, AND THE OPERATION OF THE WEBSITE MAY BE INTERFERED WITH BY NUMEROUS FACTORS OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN NO EVENT SHALL PICTOCLIK BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH USE OF PICTOCLIK WEBSITE / ATTENDANCE AT ANY PICTOCLIK EVENT / ENTERING ANY PICTOCLIK CONTEST / SUBMITTING ANY WORK FOR PICTOCLIK REVIEW OR SCREENING, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FOR LOST PROFITS OR BUSINESS, OR ANTICIPATED LOST PROFITS OR BUSINESS, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. PICTOCLIK AND ITS AFFILIATES AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE WEBSITE OR THIS AGREEMENT IS LIMITED TO $500. General. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. You agree that this Agreement may be automatically assigned by Pictoclik, in its sole discretion, to a third party. Section headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. This Agreement, along with any other terms and conditions regulating use of the Website, sets forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. The provisions of this Agreement and any ancillary terms and conditions will survive termination or expiration to the extent necessary to carry out the intentions of the parties. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Pictoclik harmless from any claim, expense or demand, including without limitation reasonable attorneys´ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party. Governing Law. You acknowledge and agree that this Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of California, excluding conflict of laws provisions thereof that would indicate the application of the laws of any other jurisdiction and you hereby submit to exclusive jurisdiction in the federal and state courts of California. You agree to receive service of process through certified mail or by other means sanctioned by law, and you expressly waive any claim of improper venue and any claim that such courts are an inconvenient forum. Entrants warrant that they have the legal right to enter film work to Pictoclik Film Festival. As Director/Producer/Submitter, entrants have submitted to the Pictoclik Film Festival, entrants represent and warrant to Pictoclik that the Submission and all parts thereof are original; that the Submission does not contravene the rights of any person or entity and that entrants own or control the Submission and all parts thereof and have the sole authority to submit the Submission to Pictoclik; and the Submission entrants submitted to Pictoclik Film Festival is not subject to, nor threatened by, any litigation. Entrants acknowledge that no fiduciary or confidential relationship now exists between the Festival/ Screenings and entrants, and entrants further acknowledge that no such relationship is established by these guidelines, the Submission, or by the Pictoclik acceptance, review or retention of the Submission.

Overall Rating
  • I was very glad to be a part of this happening ). Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the festival, but I left a very good impression from the correspondence with the organizers and the team. Many thanks to Team (and especially Rebekah) for what you do for independent filmmakers and best wishes to the festival at all!
    PS. Rebekah, you are beautiful )

    November 2016