The producers of the highly successful L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, and Script Festival and the script consultants behind the Academy Award nominated producers of Men of Honor and Blue Valentine present the first annual PUGWOOLY FABLE FILM FESTIVAL! This family friendly fun filled festival invites children of ALL ages to submit their best work. This festival is dedicated to the most loving, most charismatic individuals ever to grace the earth with their presence: OUR PETS!
We will showcase the world's best films, scripts, short stories, pet calendars, furry costumes, commercials, trailers, teasers, and photos in this one afternoon only celebration of our no leg to eight legged best friends. If you also have a great fantasy animal, such as a pet dragon, bigfoot, or talking chupacabra, this is also the place to share that fantastic tale. Join us for this amazing event, live from Hollywood California, on Hollywood Boulevard, at Dave and Buster's, next door to MANN'S CHINESE THEATER!
OUR FESTIVAL IS THE ONLY FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD THAT FULLY PRODUCES SHORT FILMS INSPIRED BY WINNING WRITING SUBMISSIONS AND SHOWCASES THESE SHORT FILMS IN THE FESTIVAL AND GIVES THE WINNERS A COPY OF THEIR SHORT FILM AFTER THE FESTIVAL TO PROMOTE THEIR PET IN ANY WAY THEY SEE FIT.
Our festival is also the only festival accompanied by a live radio show featuring the award winning scripts and films of our festival. If you have a project in our festival you are invited to call in and be a part of the show. Many industry professionals including producers, casting directors, and talent agents will be listening in, so make sure you and your work are with us. We will be performing a radio play featuring the best scenes from our festival submissions.
OUR FESTIVAL ALSO FEATURES A GUIDED TOUR OF HOLLYWOOD'S HISTORIC WALK OF FAME AND MANN'S CHINESE THEATER COURTYARD!
There is a live radio show, a film screening, a delicious meal, an awards show, and a night of video game fun in the state of art arcade / eatery Dave and Buster's on Hollywood Boulevard! So share your best pet tale true or fiction, dramatic, funny, or horrifying through film, writing, photos, and we will give you and your beast the wild untamed honor you both deserve!
Awards & Prizes
A $100 prize and plaque or trophy goes to the best film, script, pet calendar, furry costume, and photo that captures your pet in all it's glory. All winning writers will see a short film inspired by their writing submissions featured in the festival and they will also get a copy of their short film as well. Selected winners will attend our event and enjoy a delicious meal. All winners in attendance will receive a trophy, plaque, or certificate of merit. Pet treats from our sponsors and various items from Doug the Pug will also be awarded. All winning submissions will also be featured in the live radio show and they will be allowed to call in to the show and promote their projects to many industry professionals who can take their work to the next level.
Rules & Terms
Note: There are absolutely no fee waivers or discounted entry fees of any kind for any reason available for this festival. If your entire film production team cannot raise $25 to enter this festival, we recommend you google search "free film festivals," and we strongly encourage you to save your money until you raise $25 so that you may be able to enter the next Pugwooly Fable Film Festival in the year 2019. We do this every year.
ONLY PDF files are accepted for all writing submissions.
1. 2 to 30 minutes for short films. 60 to 120 minutes for feature films. 2 to 30 pages for a short story. 60 to 100 for a novel excerpt. Two minutes maximum for all monologues and scenes by actors and actresses. Do not send any items that do not fit in these page or minute requirements. Entries fees are the same for all entries, regardless of them being films, novels, screenplays or short stories. FOR ALL WRITING SUBMISSIONS. SUBMIT PDF. FILES ONLY. NO OTHER FORMAT WILL BE ACCEPTED.
THIS FESTIVAL DOES NOT ACCEPT ANY HARDCOPY SUBMISSIONS. ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ABLE TO BE SENT AND DOWNLOADED VIA COMPUTER OR PHONE AS A FILMFREEWAY SUBMISSION. DO NOT SNAIL MAIL ANYTHING. WE WILL NOT ACCEPT IT.
2. $25.00 for all entries submitted by November 30th, 2017.
3. $30.00 for all entries submitted by, December 31st, 2017.
4. $35.00 for all entries submitted by January 31st, 2018.
5. $40.00 for all entries submitted by February 28th, 2018.
6. Enter as many films and / or scripts as you like.
via youtube unlisted or vimeo private with a password.
7. Each submission must be marked with:
creator's name, phone number, title of work, email address,
and mailing address.
8. DEADLINE : All entries are due by February 28th, 2018
9. Screenwriters and filmmakers will be notified of selection by email on or before April 30th, 2018..
10. Prizes will be awarded for the winning script as well as winning filmmakers.
11. Winners' films and finalists' films will be shown at the festival screening.
Excerpts from winning screenplays will be read at the festival or presented
as a cartoon or live action short at the discretion of festival producers.
12. By submitting, entrant agrees to all terms of exhibition, including screening / reading
films / scripts in their entirety as well as film screenshots and screenplays segments selected by festival director to be published in festival promotional materials and publications.
13. Prizes will be awarded during the afternoon event at Dave and Buster's, May 26th, 2017.
14. By submitting to L.A. NEO NOIR FILM AND SCRIPT FEST (LANNEFF) the submitter agrees not to hold LANNEFF or anyone associated with this festival liable for any reason.
Fest submitter owns all rights, copyright, and all ownership of submitted material and has written talent release forms and permission for all talent, music, and every item shown or heard in film and or written material.
The submitted item is completely the property of he or she who submits written material and or film and the item includes no trademarked or copyrighted items not owned by fest submitter, and if the submitted film or script is found not to be the property of the submitter of such property in any way, that submitter of submitted film and or script is completely liable for any repercussions financial fines, or lawsuits that may occur from the exhibition acquisition or use in any way of such submitted items.
The submitter agrees to allow LANNEFF exclusive permission to screen, showcase, republish their submission in whatever form / media it is submitted, including written material segments, photos, furry costumes, and film, in their entirety at the festival as well as in festival promotional items and publications.
The submitter of films and or scripts for this festival agrees no actual pornography and no actual unlawful acts, or cruelty to animals, or mistreatment or animals of any kind in any way are exhibited in submitted films or overall media or implemented in the making of submitted material script and or film or photo and all media in any way. LANNEFF director retains the right to disqualify any film or script upon director's sole discretion.
All festival submitters understand and agree that no refunds of any kind will be given in regards to this fest, even in the case of disqualification.
If the fest director finds no submissions worthy of a prize, LANNEFF director reserves the right to not award any prize of any kind.
If an unavoidable accident (force majeure) occurs, or there are not enough submissions received, LANNEFF director reserves the right not to present the LANNEFF.
15. There are no refunds.