Friday, March 31, 2017
Story Seminar
Price: $175 Standard Entry Registration
Buena Vida Auditorium

Mike Robbins 9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Break 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Matthew Luhn (via Skype) 1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Jordan Reddout 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Revolution Film Festival | Opening Session
March 31, 2017 | Bush Chapel | 7:30 p.m.
Price: $12 General Admission $8 Student Admission

Film Premier Of
“It Takes a Village, The Florida Scrub Jay; No Home?”
Paola Allen, Filmmaker

Dr. Reed Bowman
Director of Evian Ecology
Archbold Biological Station, Lake Wales Ridge
"Building conservation constituencies: expanding awareness, understanding, and appreciation for nature through film."

Film Screening
"Amazing Grace"
Saturday, April 1st, 2017 SEU Campus

Film Screenings
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Bolin 224, 225, 226, Johnson Chapel

Jennifer Badger Workshop
12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Buena Vida E149 Band Hall

Anne Marie Gillen Q&A
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Bolin Studio
Awards Ceremony: April 1, 2017 7:30 p.m. Bush Chapel
Anne Marie Gillen Keynote
Free Admission

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Southeastern University's Revolution Film Festival, now in its ninth year, celebrates short films and screenplays that exhibit moral transformation through their characters and the experiences that guide these moral expeditions. The Central Florida-based festival hosts relevant industry professionals offering valuable workshops on producing and development as well as all the technical crafts. 2016 speakers featured, Pixar Story Artist, Matthew Luhn and, "Walking Dead" Director of Photography, Stephen Campbell.

We are honored to have Anne Marie Gillen as this year's keynote speaker. Anne Marie is an independent producer, consultant, lecturer and corporate/executive coach who is extensively experienced in film development, financing and worldwide distribution. Her films have premiered at Cannes Film Festival, New York Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival. Her films have also been nominated for Academy Awards, Golden Globes, Independent Spirit Awards and DGA awards. She will be speaking on the "state of the industry" on Saturday evening, April 1, 2017, at Southeastern University, 1000 Longfellow Blvd. Lakeland, Florida 33801.

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Anne Marie will also be hosting a Q&A session as part of the workshop offerings held Saturday afternoon. We'll also be hosting celebrated stunt coordinator, Jennifer Badger. Jennifer's credits range from television hit series to the biggest films in recent history including, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", "Ant-Man", "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay", and "Transformers: Age of Extinction."

On Friday morning, March 31, Mike Robbins will be speaking on authenticity in story as part of the Revolution Storytelling Seminar held in conjunction with the Revolution Film Festival. Through his speeches, seminars, and writing, Mike teaches important techniques that allow them to be authentic -whether in their business or personal lives.

Matthew Luhn returns via Skype Friday afternoon to speak on the elements of effective storytelling. Matthew spent over twenty years at Pixar working on such iconic films as "Toy Story (1,2 and 3)", "Monster's Inc.", and "UP.” Finally, ABC’s “Muppets” writer, Jordan Reddout Whilhoit, will be teaching us about creative writing and how to get into the writing and storytelling industry.

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Awards & Prizes

Awards and a total cash prize of $4,500 will be award in the following categories:

Collegiate (3, 6, 12 minute categories)
High School
Sound Design
People's Choice
Judges Trophy

Rules & Terms

-General Festival Invitation-

The first-place screenplay winner will receive a copy of Final Draft 9, the industry standard in screenwriting software.

Documentary Submissions are eligible to win cash prizes in the following categories: Best Documentary, People's Choice, and Judge's Trophy.

High school submissions are eligible to win cash prizes in the following categories: Best High School Film, People's Choice, and Judge's Trophy.

All film submissions ar eligible to win the Judge's Trophy and People's Choice.

-Content Policy-

Revolution film festival welcomes and celebrates diverse creative voices in film. However, RFF reserves the right to refuse films that feature explicit or gratuitous, language, nudity, violence, or political content.

For further clarification or questions, please contact the festival office.

-Screenplay Submissions-

1. Submitted scripts must be original short-form screenplays and the sole property of the applicant(s).

2. All intellectual property rights, ownership, and titles to entries submitted remain the property of the entrant. We assume no rights to your work.

3. All entries must be submitted in English and in PDF file format.

4. Screenplay submissions must be between one and 12 pages in length.

5. Screenplays must include a title page. Pages must be numbered, not including the title page.

6. There is no limit to the number of screenplays an applicant may submit.

7. All entries must be submitted either electronically in PDF format or via hardcopy.

8. Submissions must be consistent with the redemption theme of the Revolution Film Festival.

9. All submitted screenplays must comply with the Revolution Film Festival content policy.

10. Screenplay titles cannot be changed once submitted.

11. Screenplays will not be returned once submitted.

12. Substitutions, corrections or new drafts will not be accepted once the screenplay has been submitted.

-Short Film Submissions-

1. By submitting to the festival, the applicant grants his or her consent to the festival to exhibit the submission in any form or method, as well as any production stills and associated materials in any of its media or exhibition efforts for perpetuity.

2. Submissions must be consistent with the thematic premise of the Revolution Film Festival (featuring moral transformation of characters).

3. All film submissions must comply with the Revolution Film Festival content policy.

4. All music included in each submission must be original or royalty free unless express written permission has been granted for the use of any copyrighted music.

5. Revolution Film Festival will not accept films that have been submitted to previous years festivals, and the film must have been completed within the last two years.

6. Applicants submitting films that contain significant non-English spoken dialogue must provide on-screen subtitles in English.

7. In order to be considered for the festival, the applicant must fill out and submit a festival submission form for each entry by the deadline.

8. Collegiate and high school filmmakers must be able to provide proof of current enrollment upon request.

9. Best 3-Minute, Best 6-Minute and Best 12-Minute categories will be presented to the best collegiate narrative submissions within the respective total running time constraints: Best 3-Minute must be +/- 45 seconds of a total running time (TRT) of 03:00:00; 6-Minute, +/- 45 secs., TRT: 06:00:00; 12-Minute, +/- 45 secs., TRT: 12:00:00. (i.e., a 3-minute submission must have a TRT within 02:15:00 and 03:45:00).

10. No substitutions, corrections or new drafts will be accepted once the film has been submitted.

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