In celebration of 60 years, SilverStar Mountain Resort is proud to introduce The SilverStar Mountain Film Festival. This is a new competitive annual event bringing the best of films shot at SilverStar together in the spirit of adventure and a love of mountain life. The Festival invites anyone, professional or amateur, from anywhere to share the stage and enter a film shot at SilverStar and produced during the Winter of 2017 – 18.
First Place: 2018/19 winter seasons pass
Runner up: Dakine camera block bag 16L
Peoples choice: Dakine sequence bag 33L
Entry details: please ensure you read the rules and terms in their entirety
a) The dispatching of any entry to the Festival implies acceptance of these procedures and regulations by the Entrant.
b) The theme for this Festival is "Children of Winter Never Grow Old: Celebrating 60 Years of Fun"
c) Entries MUST be shot on location at SilverStar Mountain Resort.
d) Films produced prior to winter opening 2017 will not be eligible for competition.
e) The same film may only be entered once in the Festival.
f) Entries can be of a maximum duration of 5 minutes – in either narrative, story, animated or experimental-art form – and can be submitted by professional or amateur filmmakers.
g) Filmmakers form any country may enter the Festival, and are encouraged to attend the Festival.
h) Entries with soundtracks in any language other than English MUST have English subtitles, are dubbed in English, or be accompanies by an English translation of the dialogue and/or narration. We recommend a sans-serif font with maximum readability against both light and dark backgrounds.
i) Screening fees are not applicable.
j) All films submitted will be considered for subsequent screenings.
k) All submissions will be retained by the Festival for adjudication, on-demand and archival purposes.
l) All entries will be catalogued and made available for viewing to filmmakers, buyers, distributors, festival directors and the media in the On-demand Screening Room and SilverStar Mountain Resort Archive.
m) The Entrant grants the Festival and its successors, licensees and assigns the right to copy and version the entry in its entirety to facilitate technical operations of the Festival, in and through any and all media formats now know or hereafter devised.
n) The Entrant grants the Festival and its successors, licensees and assigns the right to use up to from the entry AND accompanying photos submitted to the Festival for promotional purposes of the Festival and its activities in or through any and all media formats now know or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, the Internet throughout the universe.
o) Finalists will be notified by the 3rd of April 2018. Award winners will be notified in the second week of April 2018. All results will be posted on our website.
p) The Entrant acknowledges and agrees that all matters will be decided by Festival organizers or the Festival jury at their sole discretion.
q) Entries MUST NOT encourage or proliferate a culture or use of excessive consumption of alcohol nor a use or consumption of illegal drugs.
Step 1: For initial entry to the Film Competition, filmmakers are required to submit their film via FilmFreeway.
Step 2: You will also be required to upload a high-resolution file to SilverStar via We Transfer, an accelerated transfer software for file uploads, to email@example.com .
You will need to submit a H.264 in either .mov or .mp4 format at 1920x1080i/p or 1280x720p. Please submit the frame rate that your film was edited in, to a maximum of 60 frames per second. Audio should be encoded as AAC at about 160Kbps. This copy will be viewed by a selection committee and staff.
If your film is selected as a finalist, you will be contacted by the Festival.
• The Festival reserves the right to refuse films without English voiceover or subtitles as Finalists.
• The Festival Producer will have the option to conform the content to broadcast-quality standardization or, alternatively to charge a fee (in consultation with the entrant) for SilverStar in-house corrections in the event of substandard submission.
Entries MUST be accompanied by three (3) high resolution images from the film to be reproduced, published and/or exhibited for promotional purposes as the pertain to the SilverStar Film Festival at SilverStar Mountain Resort. All images must be accompanied by the film title, location and photographer credit and will be retained by the SilverStar Film Festival archive. Please include these details in the Cover Letter in FilmFreeway’s Cart Summary checkout page.
Digital; 300dpi jpeg and/or Tiff format; minimum size is 4” x 6” landscape or portrait. Please include a press kit and a director’s CV, if available.
The Entrant agrees to indemnify SilverStar Mountain Resort and SilverStar Film Festival, their respective successors, assigns, licensees, and their respective officers, directors, members, agents and employees and hold them harmless from and against any and all claims, liability, losses, damages, costs, expenses (including reasonable legal fees) and penalties arising out of, resulting form, based upon or incurred because of a breach by the Entrant of any statement, representation or warranty made by the Entrant in this entry form.
Grant of rights and waiver
By entering the film competition, the Entrant represents and warrants that:
a) The Entrant hereby grants SilverStar Mountain Resort the rights to use the film as outlined in this entry form.
b) It owns all right, title and interest, including the copyright and all intellectual property rights, in and to the film being submitted to the Festival and has the right to distribute, exhibit and promote the film in or through all media formats now known or hereafter devised, including, but not limited to, the Internet throughout the universe.
c) All music licenses (including, without limitation, all synchronization, mechanical and master-use licenses, as applicable) have been obtained and all payments have been made that are required for the public performance of the music incorporated in the film.
d) No material in the film being submitted by the Entrant to the Festival is libelous or is slanderous or defamatory or violates any right of privacy or publicity of any person, and the full use of the rights in such film will not violate any rights, including copyright or moral rights, of any person, firm or corporation.
e) To the extent that the Film Producer may now or in the future be entitled to any so-called moral, author’s or similar rights in the film pursuant to the Copyright Act (Canada) or otherwise, the Producer hereby irrevocably waives and relinquishes all such rights in favor of SilverStar Mountain Resort and its assignees and licensees to the fullest extent permitted by law.
f) By entering the SilverStar Film Competition, the entrant acknowledges and agrees to all entry Rules and Terms.