You know how the Beaufort Film Festival and the Beaufort Music Festival are practically boyfriend-girlfriend? Well, welcome to the BeauShow Disco, the "festival" where "all are welcome" to celebrate our (let's call it) confluence, where cool music and cool movies meet.
The BeauShow Disco hereby seeks submissions of (what your grandpa used to call) "music videos" (sometimes known as "songs") from musicians and filmmakers working in all music genres: blues, country, jazz, rock, hip hop, soul, pop, classical, etc. And of course all the punks: pop-punk, post-punk, cowpunk, dance-punk, folk-punk, punk-metal, ska-punk. (We like punk music, is the thing.) For the record, and perhaps counterintuitively, we really don't like "disco" that much, but we'll allow it.
And then the Beaufort Music Festival will help select the "coolest" clips to throw together in a loop, and then screen at a dance-party type deal at one of our (honestly cool) movie venues: we've got a retro-hip Drive-In (made out of shipping containers), plus we've got a more intimate indoor venue (right next door to a micro-brewery), and we can always bust up a pop-up screen in a parking lot somewhere. Either way, it'll be a hoot, if not a hootenanny.
All songs welcome.
The BeauShow Disco Prize! Some kinda guitar-shaped LEGO!
The following rules govern all film submissions to the BeauShow Disco (or the “Festival”).
Submissions must be accompanied by the applicable submission fee PER ENTRY and a completed online entry form.
Films must be submitted as an online streaming video via a participating submission platform, an MP4 file, a password-protected streaming URL, or on Blu-ray or DVD with NTSC or PAL formatting (please test before sending).
Films that are selected to screen at the Festival may not necessarily be selected to be “in competition” for awards purposes. Notifications regarding potential selection for competition status possibly may occur subsequent to notifications of acceptance for exhibition.
ORIGINALITY AND PERMISSIONS; INDEMNITY
Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not necessary to submit the adaptation rights agreements to the Festival. Neither the Festival nor its jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you represent that you have secured all necessary rights.
Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in their films, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights. The Festival expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.