A film festival about artistic world wilderness, love and creativity with no limits.
Dear submitters, the screening of the 2018 edition was postponed due to the releasing of 'Moving Back in All Directions', a documentary about Jim Morrison for his 75th anniversary and because we haven't received all of the films selected/semi-finalists/finalists/award winners in time.
Please be patient, we will get back to you soon.

Awards for Film:

A film Jim Morrison would have liked
Best reciting of a Jim Morrison's poem
Best comedy
Best love story
Best lines in a short film
Best director
Best cinematography
Best new art form film
Best colors in a short film
Best film-poetry
Best very short film

Photography Awards:

So Limitless and Free Picture Award
The most artistic picture

Music Awards:

The best Doors cover
The best music for poetry (instrumental)

So Limitless and Free Film Festival is designed to screen artistic films.
The Festival opened in December 2017.
The Festival offers a chance for young filmmakers to showcase their artistic skills and for audiences to see new art expression in films, music and photography.
The festival is IMDb qualifying - the awarded films will be granted an IMDb title page.
The "A film Jim Morrison would have liked" award will include a $100 award as well.
The festival will organize a cinema screening (in Montréal) of the Finalists and Winners.

Awards & Prizes

Awards for Film:
A film Jim Morrison would have liked
Best reciting of a Jim Morrison's poem
Best comedy
Best love story
Best lines in a short film
Best director
Best cinematography
Best new art form film
Best colors in a short film
Best film-poetry
Best very short film

Photography Awards:
So Limitless and Free Picture Award
The most artistic picture

Music:
The best Doors cover
The best music for poetry (instrumental)

Note: So Limitless and Free reserves the right to change/remove/add awards and prizes any time with no prior notification.

GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS:

LOCAL FILMMAKERS:
Montréal filmmakers have to contact the festival to get a fee waiver.

COMPLETION DATE:
Films of any completion date are eligible for submission.
So Limitless and Free does not have any premiere requirements. However, the festival does take previous screenings and broadcasts into consideration when making its official selections, particularly when films have already screened in Québec and/or Montréal.

LANGUAGE:
Screeners and exhibition prints must either be in English or have English subtitles (both hard subtitles or soft subtitles accepted).

ROUGH CUTS:
Rough cuts are accepted for entry. If you submit a rough cut, we cannot guarantee that the programmers will be able to review an updated cut at a later date. If you are submitting a rough cut, make sure it is indicated as such on your submission copy. Include intended final running time and work remaining to be completed with your entry. So Limitless and Free does not exhibit works-in-progress at the festival. Films must be completed by December 1st, 2019 in order to be screened.

EXHIBITION FORMATS:
You must have one of the following formats available by December 1st, 2019, if accepted, for screening at the festival:
Blu-Ray, DCP (Digital Cinema Package), or digital files: *.mov or *.mp4.

FESTIVAL NOTIFICATION:
Notification will be sent in real time to the contact listed on the entry form.
You are responsible for updating So Limitless and Free directly regarding any change to your contact information and ensuring that emails from solimitlessandfree@yahoo.com are not blocked by spam filters.

SUBMISSION FORMAT:
The Festival requires all submissions to be made online, by sending the materials to solimitlessandfree@yahoo.com. Online screeners must include a Vimeo link to the film and the password. They can also be sent via WeTransfer.com.

APPLICATION DETAILS:
Submission fees are non-refundable.

So Limitless and Free reserves the right to change/remove/add awards and prizes any time with no prior notification.

ADDITIONAL TERMS OF ENTRY:
By submitting this film/screenplay, I understand that I am agreeing to the following: I own or control the copyright in and to, and am duly authorized to submit this film to the So Limitless and Free Film Festival and to the best of my knowledge, all statements on this document are true; This film/ contains no material which could result in tort claims, royalty claims, claims for breach of contract, or claims of any sort whatsoever; If this film is selected for screening at So Limitless and Free Film Festival, I grant the right to screen this film in Montréal, Québec, Canada on December 8, 2019; I understand and agree that this film entry, if selected for the Festival, may be used for promotional purposes for the Festival, So Limitless and Free and/or its partners and I grant So Limitless and Free and its partners the rights to use up to two minutes of footage, photographic stills and/or titles and information from the film for promotional purposes; I fully indemnify and hold So Limitless and Free and its partners harmless from: a) damage to or loss of the film print or videotapes en route to or from So Limitless and Free Film Festival or during the course of festival possession of the entry; and b) from an claims which may arise in connection with this film. If a claim arises in connection with this film, I will bear all the costs of defence incurred by So Limitless and Free and pay any award of damages which may ensue. I also agree to reimburse So Limitless and Free Film Festival for any attorney fees incurred in connection with the defence of such a claim. I understand that So Limitless and Free Film reserves the right to place my film in the appropriate competition category. By submitting my film, I am indicating that I understand, comply with and agree to the Terms of Entry and the eligibility requirements.

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  • Fiona Tinwei Lam

    Henry Doyle, the poet/narrator from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside in our animated poetry film, "Drunken Laundry Day with Charles Bukowski" was absolutely thrilled that our short animated video poem was awarded a prize and was screened in a fabulous and funky city like Montreal. He's a big Jim Morrison fan. Sorry we couldn't attend the Feb 10 screening, but thank you for keeping us posted along the way. Kudos to the hardworking organizers of the festival!

    February 2019
  • Nick Sneath

    Truly honoured to have won the Jim Morrison award. A great concept for a festival.

    December 2018
  • Iván Sáinz-Pardo

    Small but well done Festival with a very good future potencial

    December 2018
  • I still waiting for news.... No advicse on the website.
    Only an email for annunce delay.....
    Boh...
    Update: nothing on the website about 2018
    Shame

    December 2018
  • Thanks, a v.nice festival to be involved with. Good to have opportunity to air poetry and film. Julian Woodford, Dead Bod Films

    December 2018