Beginning its third season, Shastaland Children's Film Festival (SCFF) brings high-quality films that present familiar and novel people, places, and experiences to the families of Shasta County and the rest of Northern California.
This year we are looking for artistic films about science, technology, engineering, and math. Yes, math!
If your film focuses on topics such as environmentalism, space, or even how a bridge is built, it may be exactly what we are looking for. As always we want fun, creative, films that will inspire kids ages 7-12. Remember, the universe is the limit.
The SCFF is free for everyone, thus making this culturally-rich event available to all. This is true even for filmmakers. There are no submission fees to the SCFF.
While we definitely want to see new and highly-creative films, we cannot accept those containing gratuitous violence, nudity, or profanity. Please consider submitting if you feel your film is right for the SCFF.
We look forward to considering your work.
We give our audience the opportunity to choose the winning film. This "Best of Festival" award winner will receive a beautiful trophy, unique to Shastaland.
All films selected for screening will receive certificates signifying them as an "Official Selection" of the 2016 Shastaland Children's Film Festival, and the privilege to display our specially designed "Official Selection" badge.
Submission of a film to the Shastaland Children's Film Festival ("SCFF") constitutes acceptance of these Entry Rules & Regulations (by filmmakers and their agents), please review this document carefully.
The individual or entity submitting this film (1) warrants that it holds all necessary rights for submission of this film for exhibition in the SCFF and use in related promotional and educational events prior to the festival and up to 24 months thereafter and (2) shall indemnify and hold harmless the SCFF from and against any and all claims, costs, suits, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and court costs) by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, royalties, publicity and/or screening related to the film. In addition, the individual or entity understands that the SCFF will handle the film and any related materials with a maximum of care but shall not be held liable for any damage or loss during the shipping, preview or screening of the same.
Accepted filmmakers agree to arrange and pay any costs associated to delivery of final exhibition materials to the SCFF, including payment of shipping, insurance and customs fees. SCFF cannot return any materials unless specific arrangements are made by the filmmaker.
Entrant agrees that he/she shall receive no compensation for the screening or use of the film, clips, trailer or other materials (i.e. press kit) related to the film for the purposes of promoting and conducting the festival and its screenings. Promotion includes but is not limited to print, online video, and broadcast.
Final acceptance decisions are made by the SCFF organizers. These decisions are final and are not subject to appeal. In the event of a tie in audience voting and/or in the SCFF Jury voting, the Festival Director will cast the deciding vote to break the tie.
The SCFF shall use best efforts to ensure correct title and credits are listed on festival materials but shall not be held liable for inadvertent errors and omissions. The SCFF reserves the right to adjust dates and times of film screenings and shall not be responsible for delays or cancellations due to equipment failure, shipping delays, inclement weather, the condition of the prints delivered, or for any reason outside the control of the SCFF.
The SCFF reserves the right to decide all questions not specifically provided for herein.
The SCFF reserves the right to remove a film from the festival program for any reason or for no reason and shall not be liable for any refund or claims of any kind arising out of such removal.
All non-English language films must have legible English language subtitles. We encourage the submission of international and non-English language films; however, due to the reading level of our young audience members non-verbal films are preferred. In order for the SCFF to not limit the creativity of filmmakers or the types of films submitted, decisions will be made on a film-by-film basis.
Individuals under the age of 18, at the time of submission, must have his or her Parent or Legal Guardian sign the consent form to submit an entry to the festival. Consent form located here (http://www.shastaland.org/assets/permission.pdf)
Film Festival Submission and Exhibition Formats:
FilmFreeway online screener, Vimeo, and YouTube.
Digital files are always preferable. The SCFF suggests online delivery of files using such services as WeTransfer. The SCFF encourages the submission of trailers along with the exhibition copies (as a separate file) for use in pre-promotion of the screenings.
Acceptable exhibition and trailer formats are high-bitrate mp4, mov, or m4v. Exhibition Formats may change based on equipment availability and venue changes. If a format change does occur, the Festival Organizer will contact the filmmaker and arrange for the new format.
Sending a press kit (provided only after acceptance) is not required, but encouraged.
Suggested materials to include are:
• Production Still Photos - Digital
• Photo of the Director - Digital
• 11x17 Inch poster - Digital
• Any promotional artwork for the film
• Biography/Filmography - Director, Producer, Writer, etc.
• Statement by the Director
• Awards or any other appearances in festivals
• Press Clippings
The SCFF reserves the right to use any artwork, photos, trailer or film clips for promotion of the 2016 festival and subsequent 24 months.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org