The Silicon Valley International Film Festival (SVIFF) was birthed for talented filmmakers who long to bring their vision to life but have difficulty meeting individuals with disposable income who desire to work alongside with them. It is no secret that here in Silicon Valley, the average salary can is significantly more than anywhere in the country and there are individuals with more disposable income than the average person. The team here at Silicon Valley Film will choose a slate of new films from the films submitted for consideration. We will then host this festival over a few days where tech executives, engineers, program/product managers, marketing managers, finance managers and others who work in tech will be invited to watch your films.
Filmmakers are treated to a full access pass and unforgettable networking opportunities with tech professionals & extremely talented filmmakers - we only accept the best so if chosen, expect your film to be screened alongside other high caliber films with our filmmakers being the future industry leaders. Also, our festival is aimed to help you prepare your pitch for your next project which will not only help you for our festival but for any future conversations.
It is our goal here at SVIFF to connect filmmakers with individuals who work in tech to bridge the gap and build lasting professional relationships that birth some amazing stories in a creative way.
Won’t you join us?
*Due to COVID-19 and the Travel restrictions in place, in 2020, we will be having a Virtual Festival*
IF YOUR FILM IS SELECTED
--Filmmakers will be invited to screen their film on our state of the art virtual platform with an all access pass for unique networking opportunities with people who work in tech where you will be able to pitch to those who work in tech & screening of your film.
--Exhibition Formats: Digital Download
ENTERING YOUR FILM
--NO WAIVERS - any emails requesting a waiver will be deleted.
--A working link to an online version of your film on FilmFreeway and/or Vimeo—and any necessary passwords to view the film—MUST be uploaded at the time of submission, along with your entry fee.
If any changes are made to the access of your film's link, please contact SVIFF at email@example.com with the updated information immediately, or your film may be disqualified from consideration.
--Each entry must be accompanied by its own entry form and fee.
--All submissions are notified by email upon verification of SOS upload or once credentials for Vimeo Screener are received.
--Notification will start taking place July through November of each year; all entries, accepted or not, will be emailed on that date.
Rules & Screening License Agreement
Please read this agreement carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of this agreement.
A. GUIDELINES FOR ALL FILMS. The Silicon Valley International Film Festival takes place annually as part of The Silicon Valley International Film Festival. If submitting multiple films, a separate entry form must be submitted for each film.
B. ENTRY FORM AND PREVIEW MATERIALS FOR ALL FILMS. In order to qualify for the Silicon Valley International Film Festival, all filmmakers must submit through FilmFreeway. Incomplete entry forms will not be accepted. Preview copies of films must be submitted online or emailed directly to our office.
C. SUBMIT ONLINE. Silicon Valley International Film Festival strongly encourages online submissions. If you choose to submit in this format, you must provide a link to a private YouTube video or a link and password to a private Vimeo video. Only private YouTube or Vimeo links will be accepted. Submissions may not be withdrawn from The Silicon Valley International Film Festival once they have been entered, except at the sole discretion of the series director.
D. REVIEW AND SELECTION PROCESS. After the final submission deadline, the Selection Committee will review all the films in their entirety, and select films for inclusion in the festival.
E. NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE. Letters of Inclusion or non-inclusion, will be sent to the email address provided on the entry form. Please make sure that your email address is accurate on your application. If accepted, the filmmaker grants permission for the film to be shown to all attendees of The 2020 Silicon Valley International Film Festival and to be used for all Silicon Valley International Film Festival promotional materials.
F. SCREENING FORMATS. *for 2020 we will be taking digital version as our festival will be virtual* We work with Simple DCP, a third party to screen your film in the DCP format at the AMC Metreon. If accepted, there are directions on how you can submit your DCP screening file. We are also requesting that you mail us a backup BlueRay copy of your film in the event there are any problems with the DCP. Films, acceptance emails and other materials mentioned in the Acceptance Letter must be emailed and/or arrive at the Festival office no later than 11:59pm, December 1st. Films with incomplete materials by the deadline will forfeit their ability to screen in the festival. The Silicon Valley International Film Festival, its members, director, employees, and volunteers are not responsible for lost, misplaced, and undelivered film and media.
G. FILMMAKER AND WRITER ATTENDANCE. The Silicon Valley International Film Festival encourages filmmakers to attend the series.
The Silicon Valley International Film Festival is unable to provide financial compensation for travel expenses or additional expenses incurred during the festival. However every year we try to partner with hotels that will give a large discounted rate.
H. COMMUNICATIONS. Please make sure the email address in your entry form is accurate and you check your spam.
I. PUBLICITY AND MARKETING. All selected films may be excerpted for publicity purposes. The Silicon Valley International Film Festival reserves the right to promote any film to print, broadcast or internet media as required to market the Festival.
J. THEATRICAL SCREENINGS. By accepting inclusion in The Silicon Valley International Film Festival, the filmmaker grants non-exclusive rights to showcase their film during the festival in as many screenings as required. All and any ticket sales are property of The Silicon Valley International Film Festival.
K. CONTROLLING LAW, VENUE AND SEVERABILITY. This License shall be governed by the laws of the United States and California State without consideration of conflicts of laws, provisions and principles. All claims between the parties, regardless of legal theory and whenever brought, shall be resolved in the state or federal courts of the State of
California, USA, and you stipulate that you expressly submit to the personal jurisdiction of such state and federal courts, and you further agree that any judgment may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision, or portion thereof, of this Agreement to be unenforceable, the remainder of this License shall continue in full force and effect.
L. COMPLETE AGREEMENT. This License constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the use of films and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous understandings regarding such subject matter. No amendment to or modification of this License will be binding unless in writing and signed by an authorized representative of The Silicon Valley International Film Festival. Nothing in this Agreement constitutes a waiver of The Silicon Valley International Film Festival's rights under the United States of America patent and copyright laws or any other Federal or State law, nor of any of The Silicon Valley International Film Festival's rights under the rules or laws of any country, territory, republic, and/or province.
If you have questions please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or go to our website (www.siliconvalleyfilm.com).