The Evolutionary Film Festival presents The Second Annual Sigmund Freud Film Festival & Challenge

The Film Festival and Challenge will screen competitive and non-competitive film submissions dedicated to the theories of the famed neurologist and psychoanalyst Dr. Sigmund Freud.

“Bold, Provocative, Fun, and Thought-provoking” are some of the adjectives to describe this latest Tampa Bay-based area film festival& film challenge.

The non-competitive portion seeks any 10-minute fiction or non-fiction film made in the past 5 (five) years that include themes related to Sigmund Freud, Freudian theories, psychology, psychotherapy, or any psychological thriller or themed film. The entry fee is $50 and subject to acceptance.

For the competitive film challenge, between now and April 30, 2020, filmmakers are invited to create and submit an original 10-minute video that includes the following elements:

(1) An assigned or self-selected theme that dramatizes or demonstrates a theory or expression attributed to Sigmund Freud. The name of the theme must be shown at the beginning of the entry with the name of the film and the film director.

(5) “This film submission is part of “ The 3rd Annual Sigmund Freud Film Festival & Challenge” must be displayed at the beginning of the video entry.

(6) The competitive film entry fee is $50.

3. The 10 maximum minute limit excludes title and credits.

4. Competitive entries must be received by 11:59 p.m., April 30, 2020
Additional Information

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2. Sponsorship Opportunities available - See here - https://www.gofundme.com/RodrickNetVision

3. Prizes – Grand Prize Trophy to the Best Film, Prizes also for Best Director, Best Actor and Actress Performance, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Story, Best Adaptation of Freud Theory. Audience Favorite and special festival producer awards to be announced at screening.

4. Every team submitting a competitive entry will receive a certificate of participation.

5. To honor Dr. Freud’s 164nd anniversary (May 6, 1856), the screening of the competitive entries will take place at 7:30p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at center for Psychoanalytic Studies in Tampa, FL

7. Here is a sample “Freudian” short film created some years ago by the festival founder, Rodrick Colbert. Theme: Narcissism - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr2fU_mRFwg

8. The Evolutionary Film Festival is a production of The Evolutionary Project (https://theevolutionaryproject.wordpress.com/)

9. Tickets to the Screening ($8) at the door or $5 in advance from the film free way website.

Prizes – Grand Prize Trophy to the Best Film, Awards also for Best Director, Best Actor and Actress Performance, Best Editing, Best Cinematography, Best Story, Best Production Design, and Best Adaptation of Freudian Theory.

Audience Favorite and special festival producer awards to be announced at screening.

Rules:

The Sigmund Freud Film Festival & Film Challenge seeks both competitive and non-competitive video entries.

A non-competitive entry is defined as a 10-minute (maximum) fiction or non-fiction film made in the past 5 (five) years that include themes related to Sigmund Freud, Freudian theories, psychology, psychotherapy, or any psychological thriller or themed film. The entry fee is $50 and subject to acceptance.

1. A competitive video entry is defined as a 10-minute (maximum) video that includes the following elements,

(1) an assigned or self-selected theme that dramatizes or demonstrates a theory or expression attributed to Sigmund Freud. The name of the theme must be shown at the beginning of the entry with the name of the film and the film director.

(2) The expression, “...True, but I wouldn't say that...” must vocally or graphically be expressed in any capacity in the video entry

(3) A "bird" (real or alive, animal or picture) must be shown in any capacity in the film entry.

(4) A character of any gender named “Asia”, first or last name.

(5) “This film submission is part of “ The 2nd Annual Sigmund Freud Film Festival & Challenge” must be displayed at the beginning of the video entry.

(6) The 10 maximum minute limit excludes title and credits.

(7) Competitive entries must be received by 11:59 p.m., April 30, 2019. with a $50 entry fee (requires a discount code).

(8) This website shall be used as the reference for Freudian terms (http://www.terrapsych.com/freud.html)

(9). . We retain the right to reject objectionable material. Since the film screening is open to the public, any extremely graphic violent or sexual content might be stamped with a mature audience warning. The filmmaker retains the rights to their film.

(10) Judges will evaluate the films on a 5-dimension 100-point rubric of (20%) adherence to the theory or expression attributed to Sigmund Freud, (20%) Film Aesthetics, (20%) Production value, (20%), Acting Performance, (20%), Storytelling.

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  • Andrew Enriquez

    This festival and challenge is amazing for me as a filmmaker, because the festival leadership engage with me and give me impetus to create!

    May 2019