CineFlix Fest launches its maiden voyage this fall. Our film festival is a traveling festival with stops in 8 cities.

CineFlix Fest has secured agreements with Exhibitors in several states, and we are taking our 8-week festival on the road. When a filmmaker is selected to be a part of the competition, the filmmaker will receive awards. However, the filmmaker will also receive part of the revenue stream from the theater, along with a VOD agreement and other ancillary distribution agreements.

Though CineFlix Fest, will promote the festival at each theater, the caveat is the filmmaker is also responsible for assisting in building the live audience.

Each accepted entry will join a festival tour of 8 cities over 8 weeks. The festival tour and dates are below:

Oct 3rd - 6th The Grand - Slidell, LA
Oct 10th - 13th The Grand D'iberville, MS
Oct 17th - 20th The Grand Theater - Hattiesburg, MS
Oct 24th - 27th Movie Tavern Roswell, GA
Oct 31st - Nov 3rd Grove 16 & Cinebistro - Chapel, FL
Nov 7th - 10th Cobb Lakeside 18 - Lakeland, FL
Nov 14 - 17th Downtown at the Gardens - Palm Beach FL
Nov 21st - 24th CitiPlace in Baton Rouge, LA

Awards & Prizes

CineFlix Fest offers three categories of prizes. All winners will receive a film distribution package and a plaque with filmmakers name & project the year of the festival and type of award, as well as, a portion of the revenue stream from the festival theater tour, along with a VOD agreement and other ancillary distribution agreements.

Audience Choice
Box Office
Robert Evans Award

Rules & Terms

CINEFLIX FILM FESTIVAL RULES

1 RULES & REGULATIONS FOR SUBMISSION
The following is an explanation of rules and regulations (“Rules and Regulations”) governing the submission of a film (hereafter called the “Film”) to Cineflix Festival (hereafter called the “Festival”) for consideration for the CINEFLIX FILM FESTIVAL (hereafter called the “Festival”). All information contained in this document shall supersede the contents of any prior document.

By agreeing to the Terms And Conditions found on the Festival submission form located at http://www.cineflixdod.com, the person submitting the Film (hereafter called the “Applicant”) acknowledges that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, Producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Film (hereafter called the “Film’s Owners”) whose consent is required to submit the Film to the Festival, and has read and understood the submission rules and regulations set forth below:

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR SUBMISSION OF A FILM TO THE CINEFLIX FILM FESTIVAL
NOTE: The submission categories and program categories that are referenced and identified as capitalized terms in this Section I of these Rules and Regulations, and the eligibility requirements for each, shall be understood as having the definitions and descriptions assigned to them in Sections II and III of these Rules and Regulations below.
1) If the Film’s final running time is projected to be less than 50 minutes, the Film may only be submitted as a Short Film.

2) If the Film’s final running time is projected to be 50 minutes or more, the Film may only be submitted as a Narrative or Documentary Feature Film.

3) Films that have been submitted for Festival consideration in previous years are eligible for re-submission for 2016 Festival consideration, but only if the Film has been changed significantly since the previous year in which it was submitted. The 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 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.

4) 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 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 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 Festival, the Festival, and each 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.

5) 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 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 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 Festival, the Festival, and each 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.

6) 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 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 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 Festival, the Festival, and each 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.

7) Applicants submitting Films that contain significant non-English spoken dialogue must provide on-screen English subtitles. The 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.

8) All Feature Films (50 minutes or longer) must be submitted to the Festival on a single disc (DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, or Blu-ray) or uploaded via the Secure Online Screener function of FilmFreeway. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from Applicant, any feature-length Film that is not submitted using one of these formats. If the Film is submitted in multiple parts on multiple discs, the Festival reserves the right to judge the Film based on the first disc included, with no further obligation to view the contents of the remaining discs.

9) All Short Films (less than 50 minutes in length) must be submitted to the Festival on a single disc (DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL) or uploaded via the Secure Online Screener function of FilmFreeway. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Short Film that is not submitted using one of these formats. Short Films may not be submitted on Blu-ray disc. If multiple short films are included on a single disc, the Festival reserves the right to judge only the first film included on the disc, with no further obligation to view the remaining contents of the disc.

10) It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that any submitted disc plays in its entirety on an industry standard DVD or Blu-ray player prior to submitting it to the Festival. In the event that a submitted disc does not play in an industry-standard standard DVD or Blu-ray player, the 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 Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Film for which the initially-submitted disc does not play on an industry-standard DVD or Blu-ray player. 4

11) 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 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 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.

12) In the event that the Applicant remits an updated version of the Film to the Festival after having submitted a previous version of the Film to the Festival during the same calendar year, the Festival is under no obligation to view any or all of the updated version.

13) In order to be considered for the Festival, the Applicant must fill out the Festival submission form located at http://www.cineflixdod.com. The 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 platforms.

14) The 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 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 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.

15) The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Feature Film (50 minutes or longer) received before May 1 or after September 29.

16) The Festival reserves the right to disqualify, without refund of any or all submission fees previously collected from the Applicant, any Short Film (less than 50 minutes in length) received before May 1 or after September 15.

17) Upon completion of the Festival selection process, the 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 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 Festival selection period.

18) The 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 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 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 Festival or the 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 Festival or the Festival to provide the Applicant or any other representative(s) of the Film with information concerning the Festival’s consideration and/or review of the Film.

19) Films accepted by the Festival into the Festival agree to be placed in a "Digital On Demand" distribution package and the 8-city festival tour over 8-weeks, at the sole and absolute discretion of the Festival Programming department. Filmmakers who decline the distribution or the festival tour will be disqualified from the competition.

SUBMISSION CATEGORIES & ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Films submitted to the Festival for consideration for the Festival may apply in any submission categories. The Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any film for any Festival program or submission category.

Films that have distribution are not eligible for any of the Festival’s Festival programs.

Short Films have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions-- they may have had any number of public exhibitions, and been released via any home video or distribution platform, and may have been broadcast on television or the internet and still retain eligibility.

FESTIVAL PROGRAM CATEGORIES & ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Please be advised that the information listed below is subject to change at any time, as our Festival program categories vary from year to year.

Films accepted by the Festival into the Festival will be placed, at the sole and absolute discretion of the Festival Programming department.

These rule are subject to change without notification.

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    Paul Catalanotto

    Cineflix is such a unique festival and well worth your time. The festival staff and sponsors are incredible people. The venues are fantastic. The VOD is such a unique opportunity. The quality of submissions were outstanding. Honestly, I can't say enough good about the festival. If you are serious about being a filmmaker, submit today!

    November 2016