Film festivals today, especially documentary film festivals, do not include scientific injustice in their venues. There are two major reasons for this. One, film festivals are run by those who follow mainstream science blindly and see any challenges as being “crackpot” science. Two, film festivals are afraid to look “foolish” in the public eye if they screen a film that goes against what is considered to be fact in mainstream science. We feel there is a big need in the film festival community to stand up and challenge mainstream science through the eyes of those brave filmmakers who dare to take on today’s science mainstream which lacks the pressure to confront errors, contradictory data, and evidence that requires science to go back to the basics and start anew.
Best documentary, best science lecture, best mainstream science film.
How to Enter:
Submit online through FilmFreeway or send TWO (2) DVD with a completed FilmFreeway entry, 25-35 word summary of film and appropriate entry fee. Submit an online video with password for review.
Submit entry fee by credit card paid online, check or money order and make check or money order payable to: DAVID DE HILSTER. Write the title of the film and its FilmFreeway Tracking ID on the check or money order.
No submissions will be accepted if postmarked after the last deadline date of July 15, 2015.
Please read and follow the Entry Regulations carefully.
1.Entrants must submit online OR by sending 2 DVDs for judging. The DVDs must be clearly labeled with the FilmFreeway Tracking ID, Entrant's name, the title and running time.
2.No DVDs will be accepted if sent C.O.D.
3.Submission DVDs will not be returned unless a self-addressed, stamped envelope and letter requesting the film be returned is enclosed.
4.Works in progress will NOT be accepted.
5.Submission DVDs will not be considered unless accompanied by appropriate fee, completed FilmFreeway online entry form, and a 25-35 word summary. Press and publicity materials are appreciated but only required after being accepted into festival.
6.All entries must be in English or contain English subtitles.
7. If your film is selected for festival screening, you must supply 300dpi resolution color stills (not of the production but from the film itself). We also require as much publicity material that is available.
9.The festival director must authorize exceptions to the festival regulations.
10. We accept all entries regardless of their production date or distribution history.
The entrant must pay the cost of shipping an entry print to the festival. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted. All international entries must be sent "free domicile" to the Festival Office with all transportation charges, duties, and taxes prepaid by the shipper. Any brokerage fees charged to the East Lansing Film Festival will be billed back to the shipper. Be sure to include all the proper customs documentation required by your shipping service.
Return of Entries:
Submission DVDs WILL NOT be returned unless a separate written request is received at the time of submission along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
SFFF will incur the cost of shipping back film prints screened at the festival. Every reasonable effort will be made to protect films and discs from damage or loss, but SFFF, its management, or its juries cannot assume liability for damage or loss during shipment.
FESTIVAL CONDITIONS / ELIGIBILITY:
Entries must be in English or subtitled in English.
Films or videos which are documentaries of any length (feature, short), style are accepted (see appropriate category). If selected for screening, the filmmaker will be contacted by email by July 20, 2015.
DVDs and digital files must be received at least 14 days prior to the festival start date or a screening copy will be used.
Submissions received without the proper entry fee WILL NOT be considered for entry in the SFFF and will not be returned.