The ARC: Black LGBTQ+ Arts + Film Fest Online
"I AM AN ARTIVIST = ARTIST + ACTIVIST" Activating social change through r/evolutionary art.

THE MISSION OF The ARC: Black LGBTQ+ Arts + Film Fest Online:

WE RECOGNIZE THAT Black LGBTQIA+ artists have always played a vital role in social movements, whether capturing the soul of a moment through song, documenting global change and the people behind it through film, theater, poetry, literature, dance or photography, or imagining a new world through a painting or new media. Black artivists use their creative genius to emotionally communicate, creatively educate, and ultimately motivate people around the globe with their provocative ideas about how the world could, and should, be."

Awards & Prizes

Two awards will be given out as part of The ARC: Black LGBTQ+ Arts + Film Fest Online. We will count your votes, Facebook and YouTube likes and views to name our "Most Popular" feature film and most popular short film. Also, a distinguished panel of eight jury members will select their favorite short film of the festival for the “Juried Prize” in each respective competition.

ONLY Black-identified LGBTQIA+ ARTISTS can submit entries.
1st place winners receive $250 prize money. 1st, 2nd + 3rd place winners receive recognition via certificate awards and press releases announcing their achievement.

Juried Awards:
FEATURE FILM: Most Popular Feature Film (between 41-120 minutes)
SHORT FILM: Most Popular Short Film (40 minutes or less)

Rules & Terms
SPECTRUM QUEER MEDIA: The ARC: Black LGBTQ+ Arts + Film Fest Online
SUBMISSION GENERAL GUIDELINES:
ONLY Black-identified LGBTQIA+ ARTISTS can submit entries:
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HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM
All genres and themes are welcome (film and animation).
Feature films must be between 41-120 minutes in length.
Short films must be 40 minutes or less in length.

Submitted films must have all clearances and rights for commercial distribution.
Film, trailers, and discussion clips submissions to be submitted via a link.
You may submit as many films as you like.

If you submit by 11:59 P.M. PST on April 2, 2020 - there is NO ENTRY FEE. You will receive an entry confirmation e-mail upon completion.

If you submit after 11:59 P.M. PST on April 2, 2020 a $10 late entry fee must also be paid. You will receive an entry confirmation e-mail upon payment of entry fees.

If your film is selected for the competition, you will be notified of our interest in a follow-up email. SPECTRUM QUEER MEDIA prefers, but it is not required, for all films to have English captions, subtitles or be dubbed in English.
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These ARC: Black LGBTQ+ Arts + Film Fest Online (“Film Festival”) Voting Rules (“Voting Rules”) are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of Spectrum Queer Media (“sQm”).

Who Can Vote (Eligibility): Voting is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, who are at least 13 years of age, as of date of vote. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

How to Vote and Restrictions: All nominated films are available for viewing on www.QUEERARTSCENTER.com. Voting is open from 12:00 A.M. PST on May 30th, 2020 to 11:59 P.M. PST on June 7th, 2020 (“Voting Period”). Cast a vote for a film: by going to www.QUEERARTSCENTER.com, watching the films and selecting your favorite film. Note that you may vote for as many films as you wish. Any information collected by QUEERARTSCENTER.com in connection with your vote on www.QUEERARTSCENTER.com is subject to QUEER ARTS CENTER’s privacy policy, and by submitting a vote on www.QUEERARTSCENTER.com you agree to QUEER ARTS CENTER’s terms of use.

General Conditions: Queer Arts Center / Spectrum Queer Media has the right, in its sole discretion, to void any vote that appears to have been made by a person not meeting the eligibility requirements set forth above or to be an automated or duplicate vote, and Queer Arts Center / Spectrum Queer Media has the right to permanently disqualify from any voting any person it believes has violated these rules. If for any reason the voting is not capable of being run or implemented as planned, including, but not limited to, as the result of infection by computer viruses or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other cause, which is likely to, or actually corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the voting, then Queer Arts Center / Spectrum Queer Media reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to withdraw the transmission of any vote and/or to terminate or suspend the voting at any point and declare the voting results based upon the votes up to that point. In the event of technical difficulties with the voting, including, but not limited to, mobile or Internet service interruptions, Queer Arts Center / Spectrum Queer Media reserves the right to review the votes for accuracy and to take any appropriate action, including, without limitation, voiding the votes cast during the time period in which such technical difficulties occurred. Queer Arts Center / Spectrum Queer Media, Google, Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, any other entity involved in the development or administration of the voting, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for any computer, network, technical, electronic, human or other errors or problems of any kind, for any injury or damage to participants or to any person’s computer or mobile phone relating to or resulting from voting or downloading materials or software in connection with the voting, or for votes that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, or late. By participating, each individual agrees to release and hold the Released Parties harmless against any and all claims and liability of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of their participation in the voting. The Released Parties reserve the right to seek damages and/or other remedies to the fullest extent permitted by law in the event of any attempt by you or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service, mobile phone service, or website, tamper with the voting process, or otherwise undermine the legitimate operation of the voting.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR VOTING AND/OR ACCESS OF AND/OR USE OF ANY SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, www.SpectrumQueerMedia.com, www.QueerArtsCenter.com AND ALL ASSOCIATED PAGES INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION www.SpectrumQueerMedia.com ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THESE RULES AND THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR VOTE ARE GOVERNED BY AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF CALIFORNIA, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF CALIFORNIA.

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