Film contest entries may be shot in any format (35mm,
16mm, Super 8, Beta SP, DV, Hi8, VHS, etc.), but must
be submitted on either VHS tapes or DVDs in NTSC
All entries require at least two copies of the work to be
submitted. Under no circumstance will any of these
materials be returned after the festival. DO NOT SEND
US YOUR MASTER COPY!
The film rights to all entries must be secured before they
are submitted. If you are not the sole creator of your
project or any elements within your project then you
must first obtain permission from the creative group
before sending it to the festival.
Festival policy is to only accept films which were
completed no earlier than two years prior to the festival
date. However, if there are extenuating circumstances
we may consider accepting the entry of an older project.
A feature-length film will be defined as any project with
a run time greater than 40 minutes.
We reserve the right to create or eliminate categories
based upon the type, number and quality of entries
submitted. All decisions made by the judges are final.
High School: Narrative
A film of any length that is narrative in
nature and was made by high school
students or younger.
High School: Documentary
A film of any length that tries to
document reality and was madeby high
school students or younger.
High School: Experimental or
A film of any length that is
experimental in nature or a short
filmshot and edited to be accompanied
by a single piece of music,
either of which being made by high
school students or younger.
A feature-length film (>40 minutes) that is
narrative in nature.
A short film (<40 minutes) that is narrative
A film of any length that tries to document
Experimental or Music Video
A film of any length that is experimental in
nature, or a short film shot and edited to be
accompanied by a single piece of music.
A screen or teleplay for a film of at least 60
pages in length.
A grade school student is defined as someone who is actively
seeking a a high school diploma or has not had his/her diploma for
more than four months. All entries submitted into any High
School-level category must be accompanied by proof of enrollment
or recent enrollment in grade school. This proof may be in the form of
a class schedule or a photocopy of a student ID with date.
NOTE: The Boomtown Film & Music Festival is now accepting contest entries in all categories. There is no submission fee to enter the 2010 film contest
and no postmark deadline, but we can only guarantee judging in the festival if we receive your entry by May 15th. (Late entries will be accepted, but may not
get to the judges before they choose the winners.)
TO ENTER: Download the Entry Form, print it, fill it out and mail it with your entry to:
Please clearly label ALL material with your name, address, phone number and the entry category. The name on the entry form is the name that will be printed
on any awards, unless noted otherwise. All entrants are encouraged to include a digital press kit for the festival to use in promoting their film.
Boomtown Film and Music Festival
720 Franklin Street,
Beaumont, TX 77701