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* THIRTEENTH ANNUAL
MEDIA THAT MATTERS FILM FESTIVAL
Thank you for your interest in submitting your film to the 2013 Media That Matters Film Festival. Our call for entries is now open. Please copy and paste the application form on this page and email it to us with a hyperlink to your film, do not forget to include any necessary login or password information.
Following New York City Premiere, Awards Ceremony, Educator’s Forum and industry networking events in early October 2013 (date TBD), your film will take part in the Media That Matters international, multi-platform campaign with DVD distribution, broadcasts, streaming and hundreds of screenings across the globe! Hundreds of thousands of people, including educators, activists and nonprofits, will watch and use your film.
Keep it short; all submission must be under 12 minutes.
Documentary, animation, PSA, experimental, narrative, music videos - be creative!
All submissions must clearly address a social-justice issue.
This year we are looking for films on Environment and Sustainability, Healthy Living for Young People, Sexual Identity - but all social issues are accepted. Youth-produced projects are encouraged.
Three Submissions Maximum:
Please, limit your submissions to no more than three films per filmmaker, organization, school, etc.
May 15th, 2013
NO ENTRY FEE!
Other Media Formats Accepted:
DVD - Submitted DVDs must be Region 0. All submissions should be labeled with filmmaker name(s), title of the piece, year, organization, company, school (if applicable) and length of piece. Please enclose a completed copy of the application form (below) with your DVD submission.
Mail entries to:
Reel Lives | Media That Matters
136 Metropolitan Avenue, 4C
Brooklyn, NY 11249 USA
Please Note: DVDs are accepted in the case that you are unable to submit your film online via web link. There is no need to submit both a web link and a DVD. Either, or, please!
Film Producers are responsible for insurance and shipment costs of films mailed to MTM. All entrants certify that they have been given full rights to use any and all components in their films.
All applications and online screeners must be emailed to email@example.com by May 15th, 2013. Include MTM13 Submission + Title of Project in the subject line.
If you have any questions you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include MTM13 Submission Question in the subject line.
Thank you for your interest in submitting your film to the
2013 Media That Matters Film Festival.
* THIRTEENTH ANNUAL
MEDIA THAT MATTERS FILM FESTIVAL APPLICATION
All applications and online screeners must be emailed to
email@example.com by May 15th, 2013 .
Include MTM13 Submission + Title of Project in the subject line.
Please include the following application information in the body of your email submission. No attachments please!
Title of Project
Hyperlink to project (YouTube or Vimeo with password if necessary)
Genre of the project (documentary, narrative, PSA, etc.)
A synopsis of the project (250 words or less)
Brief explanation of how your project addresses a social-justice issue (one to three sentences)
Director’s Statement including bio (500 words or less)
Country (countries) of official production and filming
Language spoken in project, if more than one, please list (all foreign language submissions must be subtitled in English)
Please list official website of project (if any)
Let us know how you heard about our festival (Please, be specific)
Primary Project Contact Info:
Terms and Conditions:
Official Media That Matters Film Festival (MTM) Submission Rules
Final deadline for all submissions is May 15, 2013. All entry fees are non-refundable. All films must have a running time of 12 minutes or less. The Media That Matters Films Festival (henceafter referred to as MTM) is permitted non-exclusive limited use of film titles, trailers, posters and film excerpts for promotional use including online, print or broadcast media. Filmmakers (hereafter referred to as Applicant) fully retain all rights, title and interest in their films and all intellectual property.
The Applicant (individual, company, organization) submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless MTM from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
MTM 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. MTM 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. MTM 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.
Films accepted by MTM into the Festival will be placed, at the sole and absolute discretion of the Festival Programming department.
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— Keefe Murren, Director of iThemba