River Valley Film Festival (RVFF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, whose mission is to provide a platform for filmmakers to showcase their talents. River Valley Film Festival was founded by, Festival Director, Cory Baney and Director of Operations, Claire Mattis. Cory has been working in film publicity for over 6 years now, where he has specialized in independent film from festival premieres all the way to Oscar campaigns. Claire has worked for festivals across the country including Heartland International Film Festival, the Florida Film Festival, and DWF-LA, where she was the General Manager.
RVFF hopes to highlight Williamsport’s rich history and culture. While Williamsport is known around the world as the birthplace of Little League Baseball and the annual host the Little League World Series in August, the city is also home to unique logging history, where the city once had more millionaires per capita than any other city in the world. Because of this illustrious history, the city is full of beautiful architecture, historic landmarks, and a wonderful community that makes it a perfect place to reach into an untapped market.
Grand Jury Award:
The Grand Jury Award recipients are selected by industry professionals who rate the films on a 5 point scale, with the film who receives the highest marks will receive the Grand Jury Award. Each submission category will have a Grand Jury Award (Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Music Video).
The Audience Award is voted on by the audience members on a 5 point scale, with the film who receives the highest marks will receive the Audience Award for their category. Each submission category will have an Audience Award (Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short, Music Video).
The film that receives the highest audience rating overall will also receive the Millionaire Award, to highlight their excellence across the entire festival.
We are currently working with our sponsors to put together prize packages for each award, please check back for updates!
By submitting to River Valley Film Festival you are attesting that you have the exclusive rights to submit the film for the festival as well as screen the film publicly, in Williamsport, PA, during the festival dates. If any issues arise regarding the rights of the film, the person who submitted the film is wholly responsible for any costs associated with obtaining the rights, or lost screening(s).
All films will be screened on DCPs which will be provided to River Valley Film Festival no later than 14 days before the opening night of the festival (June 25, 2020). If a DCP is not provided by this time, RVFF may pull the film from the lineup at their sole discretion. Upon cancellation of a screening or a film being pulled from the festival by the filmmaker, a $500 fee will be charged to help accommodate scheduling a new film.
All selected films will be required to provide an archival copy of the film, which can be DVD, Blu-ray, downloadable link, file on a USB or, file on a hard drive.