SUBMISSIONS

FILM SUBMISSIONS

The 2015 Boomtown Film and Music Festival is now accepting contest entries in all categories. We have a early bird, normal and late submission deadline. Late entries will be accepted, but we can only guarantee judging if your film is received before New Year’s Day 2015.

We welcome EPKs (electronic press kits), production stills and other types of promotional material and encourage you to include them with your entry.

CATEGORIES

NARRATIVE(FEATURE)
A Feature-length film (>40 minutes) that is narrative in nature.
STUDENT: NARRATIVE*
A film of any length that is narrative in nature and was made by high school or college student.
NARRATIVE (SHORT)
A short film (< 40 minutes) that is narrative in nature.
STUDENT: SHORT*
A short film (<40 minutes) that is narrative in nature and made by high school or college student.
DOCUMENTARY
A film of any length that tries to document reality.
STUDENT: DOCUMENTARY*
A film on any length that tries to document reality and was made by high school or college student.
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
STUDENT: 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, either of which being made by high school or college student.

* (High School or college student entries must provide proof of attendance)

 

Contest Guidelines

Films MUST be submitted digitally online using one of the three sites below. Contact us if for some reason you are not able to submit your film electronically. When submitting your film as a data file we highly recommend that you avoid obscure file formats. If we can’t watch your film then we can’t accept your film. We suggest using one of the following standard file types: .mov, .mp4, H.264, .wmv, .avi, .flv.

Data files should be named after the title of the film, and video DVDs should be clearly labeled with your name, contact info, film run time and entry category.
Under no circumstances will any of the materials you send in be returned after the festival.

Films must be either English language, or come with English subtitled on the video.

By entering the contest you’re stating that you are, or have the permission of, the film’s copyright holder. If you are not the sole creator of the film or any of its elements then you must first obtain permission from all rights holders of the creative property before sending the film to our festival.

Our policy is to only accept films which were completed no longer than two years prior to the festival date. However, if there are extenuating circumstances we may consider accepting older projects. Just ask.

We reserve the right to create or eliminate categories based upon the type, number and quality of entries. Also, all decisions made by the judges are final.

How to Enter:

There are 3 websites for submitting your films to the festival:

Website
Link
FilmFreeway
FestHome
Click For FestivalsClick for Festivals - Connecting Films and Festivals

Submission Fees

All fees will be handled through each of the respective submission sites.

Film Type
Early Bird
November 1 2014
Regular Deadline
December 15 2014
Late Deadline
January 1, 2015
Feature length films$15.00$20.00$25.00
Short, Documentaries, Experimental, Music Video$10.00$15.00$20.00
Student Films (High School or University - must show proof of attendance)FREEFREE
$20.00