The Louisiana International Film Festival (LIFF) provides an inclusive interactive forum for storytellers around the globe to generate conversations through film, music and art. At LIFF, up-and-coming artists may further develop skills and relationships that enable them to play a central role in shaping the future of storytelling. LIFF continues to be a champion for indigenous filmmakers and musicians of Louisiana, and welcomes filmmakers from all over the world.

LIFF welcomes visionaries in film, music and all forms of artistic storytelling. At LIFF, up-and-coming artists may further develop skills and relationships that enable them to play a central role in shaping the future of storytelling.

The director of the 'Best Film' in the NEW VOICES/NEW VISIONS section as determined by a jury of film professionals. Up to 7 films are programmed in this section by the Director of Programming and both documentaries and features featuring innovative style and/or content are eligible. NOTE: This is not a submission category.

LIFF 2019 will focus on the following:

Southern Perspective Films -- The foundation of LIFF is rooted in stories from indigenous Louisiana filmmakers. At LIFF 2019 we shine a bright light and honor filmmakers from Louisiana. In addition to showcasing Southern films we will be partnering with several Louisiana colleges, universities and technical schools to feature a panel of Louisiana native filmmakers and future Louisiana filmmakers.

Environmental Films -- We are dedicated to recognizing activist efforts of filmmakers, including (but not limited to) areas of environmental preservation and animal rights. This year we will be featuring films (in any category) that showcases the effects of climate change on communities, wildlife and animals.

Women Directed and Produced -- LIFF has been a supporter of women directors granting two of the Best Feature Film Awards to women directors, TaRhonda Bazille THE RYAN FRANCIS STORY screening and promoting films from women such as actor Amber Tamblyn’s (Joan of Arcadia) directorial debut, PAINT IT BLACK. LIFF will expand support for women filmmakers with a special prize for 2019 (TBD) and added panels from prominent women directors, writers and producers.

Horror -- LIFF wants you to Scare Us! There’s no better setting for Horror films than Louisiana with its spooky bayous and haunted plantations. This year LIFF will introduce Horror on the Bayou with submissions encouraged from all genres of horror -- slasher, zombie, ghost/haunted house, urban legend, psychological. LIFF will be introducing a panel of horror filmmakers and VFX creators. We particularly encourage horror films shot in Louisiana and/or by Louisiana filmmakers.

Additional Panels and Programs

Music -- The LIFF FEST Filmmakers Lounge features live performances from Louisiana musicians and bands every night of the festival. Over the years LIFF has showcased a wide range of documentaries and films featuring blues and jazz musicians as well as documentaries like the Oscar winning, 20 FEET FROM STARDOM and the award winning SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY which featured Oscar winning composers John Williams, Alexandre Desplat, Trent Reznor, Rachel Portman, Randy Newman, Howard Shore and many others.

Art -- We have featured local Louisiana artists creating art live in our Filmmakers Lounge throughout the festival and plan to continue exploring art in film and as an interactive medium. We also support local artists by showcasing paintings and sculptures throughout the festival venues.

Immersive Technology -- At LIFF 2019 we will celebrate the boldest and coolest in the exploding areas of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mediated Reality (MR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics with panelists from some of the leading corporations fueling the new content creation frontier and interactive displays, exhibits and escape rooms.

More to follow stay tuned!

Awards:

FEATURES
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Feature
Best Louisiana Feature

SHORTS
Best International Short Film
Best Louisiana Short Film
Best Animated Short Film
Best Horror Short Film

SPECIAL AWARDS
Best Episodic Content
Best Virtual Reality Project

Best Louisiana Narrative Screenplay Feature (Written by a Louisiana resident or story takes place entirely in Louisiana)

the director of the 'Best Film' in the NEW VOICES/NEW VISIONS section as determined by a jury of film professionals. Up to 7 films are programmed in this section by the Director of Programming and both documentaries and features featuring innovative style and/or content are eligible. NOTE: This is not a submission category.

In addition, LIFF FEST 2019 will include an inaugural award, Best Film Directed by a Woman Director.

RULES AND REGULATIONS
THE LOUISIANA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (LIFF FEST)
I. GENERAL RULES

1) Films completed prior to January 1, 2017 are not eligible for consideration for the 2019 Festival.

2) Films that have been submitted for Festival consideration in previous years are eligible for submission for 2019 Festival consideration, but only if the Film has been changed significantly since the last time it was submitted. The Louisiana International Film Festival shall have the sole authority and discretion to determine whether a Film that was previously submitted has been changed significantly from the previously submitted version. The Louisiana International Film Festival reserves the right to determine a previously submitted Film’s eligibility, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, based on the content of
the newly submitted version of the film as compared with the previously submitted version.

3) If more than 50% of the Film’s financing originated from sources within the United States, the Film may only be submitted as either U.S. Narrative Feature Films, U.S. Documentary Feature Films, U.S. Short Films, Virtual Reality Projects, or Episodic Content.

4) If more than 50% of the Film’s financing originated from sources outside of the United States, the Film may only be submitted as either International Narrative Feature Film, International Documentary Feature Film, International Short Film, Virtual Reality Projects or Episodic Content.

5) If the Film’s final running time is projected to be less than 50 minutes, the Film may only be submitted as a U.S. Short Narrative Film, U.S. Short Documentary Film, International Short Narrative Film, International Short Documentary Film, Virtual Reality Project, or Episodic Content.

6) If the Film’s final running time is projected to be 50 minutes or more, the Film may only be submitted as a U.S. Narrative Feature Film, U.S. Documentary Feature Film, International Narrative Feature Film, International Documentary Feature Film, Virtual Reality Project, or Episodic Content.

7) U.S. Narrative and Documentary Feature Films that have been released theatrically in the US, or have been broadcast on US television, or are available in the US on streaming services like Netflix, Apple, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Sundance and Mubi are not eligible for submissions to the Festival.

8) International Narrative and Documentary Feature Films that have been released theatrically, broadcast on television, or screened at any number of film festivals within their country of origin are eligible for submission to the Festival and all Festival program categories.

9) International Narrative and Documentary Feature Films that have been released theatrically in the US, or have been broadcast on US television, or are available in the US on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple, Hulu, Sundance and Mubi are not eligible for submission to the Festival.

10) U.S. and International Narrative and Documentary Feature Films that have previously been exhibited theatrically at one or more private screenings for which tickets were not available to the general public retain eligibility for submission to the Festival.

11) Short Films, Episodic and Virtual Reality Projects do not have any premiere requirements. U.S. and International Short Films do not forfeit their eligibility for submission to the Festival if they were previously released theatrically or on DVD, broadcast on television or the internet, or screened at any number of film festivals in the world.

12) The Louisiana International Film Festival reserves the right to exempt a film from the above eligibility rules and regulations on a case by case basis. Films previously submitted but not screened at the festival can be re-submitted only if the film has been substantially and verifiably revised.

13) U.S. Narrative and Documentary Feature Films that have been previously released on and including, but not limited to, Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, or video on demand or
broadcast/streamed on television or the internet in any country are not eligible for submission to the Festival unless the version submitted is significantly different from the version that was previously released or broadcast. The Louisiana International Film Festival shall have the sole authority and discretion to determine whether a Film that was previously released on Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, or video on demand or broadcast/streamed on television or the internet has been changed significantly from the previously released or broadcast version. The Louisiana International Film Festival reserves the sole and exclusive right to determine a previously released or broadcast project’s eligibility, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, based on the content of the submitted version of the Film as compared with the previously released or broadcast version on and including but
not limited to, Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, or video on demand or broadcast/streamed on
television or the internet.

14) Virtual Reality Projects may have been previously made available, either for free or for purchase, via any existing distribution platform or exhibited at other festivals, industry trade shows, and/or conventions and still retain their eligibility for open submission to the Festival.

15) Open submissions to the Episodic Content category are not eligible for the Festival if the submitted content has been made available to the general public via any platform (Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, video on demand, etc.) prior to April 4, 2019. If the submitted content is a continuation of an existing series, only new episodes are eligible for open submission to the Festival.

16) It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the copyright owner(s) of any and all copyrighted content or materials included within the submitted Film. The Louisiana International Film Festival expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted content or materials within or relating to the submitted Film, including any content or materials that are or may become the basis for any third party claims for copyright infringement. The Louisiana International Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film with any unauthorized inclusion of copyrighted content or materials. In the event that any claim, dispute, action or proceeding shall be brought or asserted by any person or entity that alleges that the Film makes unauthorized or unlawful use of any copyrighted content or material, Applicant shall fully indemnify and defend The Louisiana International Film Festival and any of their representatives and affiliates from any liability in connection therewith and from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith.

17) It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the owner(s) of any and all trademarked content or materials included within the submitted Film. The Louisiana International Film Festival expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any trademarked content or materials within or relating to the submitted Film, including any content or materials that are or may become the basis for any third party claims for trademark infringement, trademark dilution or unfair competition. The Louisiana International Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film with any unauthorized inclusion of trademarked content or materials. In the event that any claim, dispute, action or proceeding shall be brought or asserted by any person or entity that
alleges that the Film makes unauthorized or unlawful use of any trademarked content or
material, Applicant shall fully indemnify and defend The Louisiana International Film Festival and any of their representatives and affiliates from any liability in connection therewith and from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith.

18) It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to clear all content of the Film from any and all actual or potential legal claims and issues, including, without limitation, claims based upon theories of libel, defamation, invasion of privacy, violation of rights of publicity, theft of trade secrets, breach of confidence, breach of confidential relationship, and breach of express or implied contract (“Third Party Claim(s)”). The Louisiana International Film Festival expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any content or materials within or relating to the submitted Film that are or may be the basis for any Third Party Claims based upon any of the foregoing legal theories or others. The Louisiana International Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film that is or may become the subject of any Third Party Claims. In the event that any Third Party Claim(s) shall be asserted by any person or entity, Applicant shall fully indemnify and defend The Louisiana International Film Festival and any of their representatives and affiliates from any liability in connection therewith and from any and all fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that each of any of them may incur in connection therewith.

19) Applicants submitting Films that contain significant non-English spoken dialogue must provide on-screen English subtitles. The Louisiana International Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film that contains significant non-English spoken dialogue that does not include accompanying on-screen English subtitles.

20) All Films must be submitted to The Louisiana International Film Festival must be uploaded via FilmFreeway’s Secure Online Screener system, via a Vimeo link entered directly on the online application, or on a single disc (Blu-ray or DVD). The Louisiana International Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from Applicant, any Film that is not submitted using one of these two formats.

21) It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the submitted Blu-ray or DVD plays in its entirety on an industry-standard Blu-ray or DVD player prior to submitting it to the Festival. In the event that a submitted disc does not play in an industry-standard standard Blu-ray or DVD player, The Louisiana International Film Festival will attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form in an effort to obtain a replacement copy of the Film. The Louisiana International Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film whose initially submitted disc does not play on an industry standard Blu-Ray or DVD player.

22) It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the submitted disc arrives at the shipping destination provided to the Applicant upon completion of the submission form. In the event that a submitted disc does not arrive at the designated shipping destination within the deadline window selected by the Applicant, The Louisiana International Film Festival will attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form in an effort to obtain a submission copy of the Film. The Louisiana International Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film that does not arrive at the designated shipping destination within the deadline window selected by the Applicant.

23) In the event that the Applicant remits an updated version of the Film to the Louisiana International Film Festival after having submitted a previous version of the Film to the Louisiana International Film Festival during the same calendar year, The Louisiana International Film Festival is under no obligation to view any of its updated versions.

24) In order to be considered for the Festival, the Applicant must fill out the Festival submission form located at http://www.filmfreeway.com. The Louisiana International Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film that is not submitted through one of these channels.

25) The Louisiana International Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film with a submission form that is considered to be delinquent due to the non-payment of any or all submission fees. The Louisiana International Film Festival may attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form in an effort to bring the payment status of the account up-to-date. The Louisiana International Film Festival disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any failure to contact the Applicant and inform the Applicant of any payment delinquency or other deficiency of a submission form.

26) Upon completion of the Festival selection process, The Louisiana International Film Festival will attempt to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form to notify the Applicant of the Film’s acceptance status. The Louisiana International Film Festival disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any failure to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact information provided on the submission form is correct throughout the entirety of the submission period.

27) The Louisiana International Film Festival is under no obligation to provide to the Applicant or any other representative of the Film any comments or feedback regarding the submitted Film, any information relating to the manner in which the Film is, will be, or was reviewed; any views that The Louisiana International Film Festival or any reviewers of the Film may hold concerning the Film; any reasons why the Film, should it not be accepted for exhibition at the Festival, was not accepted; or any other information relating to the Festival’s review,
consideration and/or selection process regarding the Film specifically or submissions generally beyond the information set forth in these Rules and Regulations.
The Louisiana International Film Festival disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible or liable for, the contents of any internal comments or feedback regarding any Film that are or may be obtained by the Applicant or any other representative of the Film; any communications by any representative of The Louisiana International Film Festival relating to the Film or the Festival selection process; the manner in which the Film shall be, is or was considered and reviewed; the identity or identities of any specific reviewers of the Film; and/or any failure on the part of The Louisiana International Film Festival or the Festival to provide the Applicant or any other representative(s) of the Film with information concerning the Louisiana International Film Festival’s consideration and/or review of the Film.

II. SUBMISSION CATEGORIES & ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Films submitted to The Louisiana International Film Festival for consideration for the Festival may apply in one of six submission categories. The following is a description of each submission category, along with eligibility requirements for each:

NARRATIVE FEATURE FILMS
Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of 50 minutes or more, including films that are shot in a "mockumentary" style. In order to qualify as a U.S. Narrative Feature Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction, and at least half of the project's financing must originate from within the United States.

International Submissions: Any narrative work of fiction with a running time of 50 minutes or more, including films that are shot in a "mockumentary" style. In order to qualify as an International Narrative Feature Film, the submitted project must be either scripted or improvisational fiction, and more than half of the project's financing must originate from outside of the United States. International Narrative Feature Films that have been exhibited theatrically, broadcast on television, or released on DVD are not eligible to submit to the Louisiana International Film Festival for Festival consideration,
though we reserve the right to include in our Festival program International Narrative Feature Films that have previously been exhibited outside of their country of origin.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILMS
Any non-fiction film with a running time of 50 minutes or more WITH THE EXCEPTION OF, and NOT INCLUDING, entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events. If your documentary contains some dramatization of actual events, you may submit in this category, but we will ultimately decide which program is best suited for your project, if accepted. In order to qualify as a U.S. Documentary Feature Film, at least half of the submitted project's financing must originate from within the United States.

International Submissions: Any non-fiction film with a running time of 50 minutes or more WITH THE EXCEPTION OF, and NOT INCLUDING, entirely scripted or improvised fictionalizations of actual events. If your documentary contains some dramatization of actual events, you may submit in this category, but we will ultimately decide which program is best suited for your project, if accepted. In order to qualify as an International Documentary Feature Film, more than half of the project's financing must originate from outside of the United States. International Documentary Feature Films that have been exhibited theatrically, broadcast on television, or released on DVD are not eligible to submit to the Louisiana International Film Festival for Festival consideration, though we reserve the right to include in our Festival program International Documentary Feature Films that have previously been exhibited outside of their country of origin.

SHORT FILMS
Any narrative or documentary film of U.S. origin with a running time of less than 50 minutes. In order to qualify as a U.S. Short Film, at least half of the submitted project's financing must originate from within the United States. Short Films have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions-- they may have had any number of public theatrical exhibitions, been released on DVD, and may have been broadcast on television or the internet and still retain eligibility.

International Submissions: Any narrative or documentary film of International origin with a running time of less than 50 minutes. In order to qualify as an International Short Film, more than half of the submitted project's financing must originate from outside of the United States. Short Films have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions-- they may have had any number of public theatrical exhibitions, been released on DVD, and may have been broadcast on television or the internet and still retain eligibility.

Animated Shorts: Any animated film of any origin with a running time of less than 50 minutes that is more than 80% animation/CG. Animated Short Films have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions-- they may have had any number of public theatrical exhibitions, been released on DVD, and may have been broadcast on television or the internet and still retain eligibility.

EPISODIC CONTENT
Projects submitted in this category may be documentary series or fictional series of any genre, whether scripted or improvised. Applicants may submit single or multiple episodes of the same project, provided that the total running time does not exceed 180 minutes, including credits. Multiple episodes should be uploaded as one continuous video file or submitted on a single disc. We accept both short-form and long-form content, but individual episodes may not exceed 60 minutes in length. Open submissions in this category are not eligible for the Festival if the submitted content has
been made available to the general public via any platform (broadcast television, Blu-ray, DVD, streaming, VOD, etc.) prior to April 4, 2019. Projects originating from outside of the United States are still eligible provided that the content has only been released within their country of origin. If the submitted content is a continuation of an existing series that has previously been made available to the public, only new episodes are eligible for open submission to the Festival.

VIRTUAL REALITY PROJECTS
Submissions in this category are eligible to be selected for the Festival’s New Frontier VR
Showcase. We encourage the diverse creative community of storytellers and technologists to submit inventive, independently produced works of fiction, documentary, and interactive projects for consideration. Projects must be viewable via one of our accepted VR platforms (360° video, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR, PlayStation VR, or Windows Mixed Reality). We request that you provide a link to a 360° video file (.mp4), app download package (.apk), or other installation package via the special questions page of the application. Additionally, we
request that you provide a 2D version or documentation of the project via FilmFreeway’s Secure Online Screener system. Virtual Reality Projects may have been previously made available, either for free or for purchase, via any existing distribution platform or exhibited at other festivals, industry trade shows, and/or conventions and still retain their eligibility for open submission to the Festival.

III. TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I, the authorized representative of the project being submitted (hereafter called the "Film") to The Louisiana International Film Festival (hereafter called “LIFF”) for consideration for the 2018 Louisiana International Film Festival (hereafter called the “Festival”), hereby acknowledge and agree to the following:

1. I represent and warrant to LIFF that: (a) I am duly authorized, on my own behalf and on behalf of all other persons or entities who have any ownership rights or interests (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights) in or relating to the Film (hereafter called the “Film’s Owners”), to exhibit this Film at the Festival, (b) exhibition of the Film at the Festival will not violate any law or any right or consent of any person or entity; and (c) the Film is not subject to any litigation, arbitration, or other adversarial claim or proceeding, nor is the Film the subject of any threat of litigation, arbitration, or other adverse claim or proceeding.

2. I further represent and warrant, on behalf of myself and the Film’s Owners, that the
exhibition of the Film at the Festival will not violate or infringe any copyright, patent, privacy right, publicity right, trademark, service mark or any other personal or property right of any person or entity, and that the Film does not constitute or include a defamation of any person or entity. I have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other obligations, of any kind, arising from or associated with the exhibition of the Film at or in connection with the Festival.

3. In the event that the Film is accepted by LIFF for inclusion in the Festival, I acknowledge, on behalf of myself and the Film’s Owners, that LIFF’s exhibition or presentation of the Film at the Festival does not and will not create any confidential or fiduciary relationship between LIFF on the one hand and myself and/or the Film’s Owners on the other. I further acknowledge, on behalf of myself and the Film’s Owners, that I and we understand that neither I nor any of the Film’s Owners will receive any compensation for such exploitation, although some prizes at the Festival may include cash awards. I acknowledge that no obligation of any kind is assumed by, or may be implied against, LIFF or the Festival in the event of, by virtue of, or as a result of LIFF’s selection of the Film for the Festival. I and the Film’s Owners understand and acknowledge that the selection of the Film for inclusion in the Festival does not and will not in any way constitute an express or implied endorsement or approval by LIFF or the Festival of the content of the Film or any opinion expressed therein.

4. I agree, on behalf of myself and each of the Film’s Owners, to indemnify and hold harmless LIFF and the Festival, together with each of their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, attorneys, creative advisors, agents and representatives (collectively, “LIFF Related Parties”), from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, fees and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs) that may be asserted by any person or entity, or may be incurred by LIFF, the Festival, or any LIFF Related Parties, at any time in connection with the Film or LIFF’s use, handling or consideration thereof, and/or arising from any breach or alleged breach of any representation made by me to LIFF, the Festival or any LIFF Related Parties, including, without limitation, any express or implied representation in these Terms and Conditions.

5. I warrant and agree, on behalf of myself and each of the Film’s Owners, that the Film is being submitted to LIFF voluntarily and without promise or inducement, and that the submission of the Film neither imposes nor creates any obligation or responsibility on the part of LIFF, the Festival, or any LIFF Related Parties to accept the Film for inclusion in the Festival, to exhibit the Film at the Festival, to acknowledge the submission of the Film, or to return the Film to me or others. I further agree, on my own behalf and on behalf of the Film’s Owners, that I and the Film’s Owners, in submitting the Film for consideration, are waiving, forfeiting, foregoing and relinquishing any right that I or we might otherwise have to assert any claim or commence any proceeding in any forum or tribunal against LIFF, the Festival, or any LIFF Related Parties, based upon, arising out of or otherwise relating to the submission, exhibition or failure to exhibit the Film (including, without limitation, claims relating to any failure or refusal to exhibit the Film at the Festival, the exhibition or marketing of the Film at or in connection with the Festival, alleged oral or written representations by the Festival or its representatives relating to the submission or exhibition of the Film, and any other matters arising from or relating to the submission of the Film), whether such claims may be based on theories of contract, implied contract, tort, statute, or other legal theory (hereinafter, “Claim”). In the event that any Claim is asserted, or any action, arbitration or other proceeding is brought or commenced, in violation of the agreement set forth in the immediately preceding sentence, I agree, on my own behalf and on behalf of each of the Film’s Owners, to indemnify LIFF and the Festival from any and all Claims, losses, liabilities, damages, fees and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs) that are incurred by LIFF, the Festival and any LIFF Related Parties as a result of or in connection with any such Claim or any action,
arbitration or other proceeding brought in violation of the representations and agreements set forth in this paragraph, including, without limitation, reimbursement of all attorneys’ fees incurred or to be incurred by LIFF, the Festival, or any LIFF Related Parties in connection with any Claim or any action, arbitration or other proceeding brought or initiated by me or any of the Film’s Owners or any other representative of, or person affiliated with, the Film.

6. Without in any way limiting the provisions or scope of the agreements set forth in paragraph 5 above and paragraph 10 below, I further agree and accept that, in the event that any Claim is asserted, or any action, arbitration or other proceeding is brought or commenced, by me, any of the Film’s Owners, or any other representative of or person affiliated with the Film, in violation of the agreements set forth in paragraph 5 above, and in the further event that an arbitrator or other tribunal should permit such Claim to proceed despite the waiver language set forth in paragraph 5 above, the sole and maximum remedy that could be awarded to me or any other person or entity asserting any Claim shall be a refund of the submission fee paid in connection with the submission of the Film to LIFF for consideration for the Festival. Under no circumstances shall any other remedy, including without limitation actual, expectancy, reliance, consequential, special, punitive or exemplary damages, or any other damages, or injunctive, declaratory, provisional or other relief, be available to me, the Film’s
Owners, or any other person or entity representing or affiliated with the Film.

7. In the event that the Film is accepted by LIFF for inclusion in and exhibition at the Festival, I hereby grant, on behalf of myself and each of the Film’s Owners, each of the following rights to LIFF, the Festival, and any LIFF Related Parties without reservations, conditions or qualifications:
(a) the right to use footage, stills and/or titles, and information from or relating to the Film for promotional purposes; and (b) the right to issue and authorize publicity concerning the filmmakers and the Film and to use all associated names, likenesses and biographical information. I also agree to provide up-to-date contact information pertaining to the director and producer(s) of the Film, and to grant LIFF and the Festival, at their sole and absolute discretion, the right to provide this information to film industry organizations that sponsor Festival events.

8. I warrant and agree, on behalf of myself and each of the Film’s Owners, that LIFF has made no claims, representations or guarantees, and has provided no assurances, in relation to the internal process utilized by LIFF with respect to selection of films for inclusion in the Festival, and that the submission of the Film neither imposes nor creates any obligation or responsibility on the part of LIFF, the Festival, or any LIFF Related Parties to provide me, the Film’s Owners, or my or their related parties with comments, feedback or other information pertaining to the viewing or consideration of the Film by LIFF for possible inclusion in the Festival.

9. I represent that I am 18 years of age or older, or that, if I am younger than the legal age to enter into contracts in my state, I have provided LIFF with signed, written consent from my parent or legal guardian.

10. Without in any way limiting the provisions or scope of the agreements set forth in
paragraph 5 above, I further agree, on behalf of myself and each of the Film’s Owners, that any claim, dispute or controversy arising out of, in connection with, or otherwise related to the Film, the Festival, or these Terms and Conditions, including, without limitation, any Claim (as this term is defined above) and any other claim or cause of action of any nature arising from the actual or alleged breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity of these Terms and Conditions, as well as the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to
arbitrate, will be governed by the internal, substantive laws of the State of Louisiana and will be subject to and submitted to exclusive, binding arbitration before a single arbitrator in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which shall be the sole and exclusion forum for determination of such claim, dispute or controversy. The arbitrator shall issue a written award and, subject to the terms of paragraph 6 hereof, shall have the right to award monetary relief. I specifically agree and acknowledge, however, that the arbitrator shall not have the power to award punitive or exemplary damages, nor shall the arbitrator have the power to order LIFF to include the Film in the Festival or to award other injunctive or non-monetary relief. The arbitrator shall have the power to award, and shall be required to award, to the substantially prevailing party in any such arbitration, its reasonable attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses incurred in connection with the arbitration (including, without limitation, reimbursement of that party’s share of the arbitrator’s fees). The arbitrator’s award shall be final, binding and non-appealable. Judgment on the arbitrator’s award may be entered in any federal or state court of competent jurisdiction in the United States. In agreeing to this exclusive arbitration provision, I hereby waive, forfeit and relinquish, on behalf of myself and each of the Film’s Owners, any right or entitlement that I or the Film’s Owners might otherwise
have had to bring or litigate any claim or claims encompassed by this paragraph in any federal or state court against LIFF, the Festival, or any LIFF Related Party, and further waive, forfeit and relinquish any right to a trial by jury with respect to such claim or claims.

11. I hereby acknowledge that I have the right to consult with an attorney of my own choosing with respect to these Terms and Conditions and with respect to the Rules and Regulations for submitting a film to the Festival, located at http://www.lifilmfest.org/submissions.

By clicking “Submit Now” below, I agree that I am doing so after having consulted with an attorney or after I freely or voluntarily elected not to do so without coercion or duress.

12. I hereby acknowledge that I have read and understood the Rules and Regulations for
submitting a film to the Festival, located at http://www.lifilmfest.org/submissions, and that the information contained in said Rules and Regulations does and shall supersede any information obtained elsewhere, including, but not limited to, information contained in any Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) documents and/or rules and regulations documents from prior years or other Festivals.

13. By clicking "Submit Now" below, I freely and voluntarily give and express my full and
complete acceptance of all of the terms and provisions set forth in these Terms and Conditions. I acknowledge that no oral representations, inducements, promises or assurances of any kind, and no representations, inducements, promises or assurances not set forth in these Terms and Conditions, have been made to me or the Film’s Owners by the Festival, LIFF, or any LIFF Related Parties.