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7220 Entertainment Student Short Film Festival

7220 Entertainment Short Film Festival

The 7220 Entertainment Films committee is calling for submisisons for the 3rd annual Student Short Film Festival! Submissions are due April 5 at 5:00 p.m. in the Campus Activities Center (Union 012). Contact the 7220 Entertianment Films Coordinator at films@uwyo.edu for more information regarding the Film Festival.

 

Dowload the submission packet here.


Guidelines for Films

Time Limit
Works must be between 5 minutes to 20 minutes in length including credits to be eligible for awards. Anything less or more than the time limits may be shown at the festival at the discretion of the selection committee, but will not be eligible for awards.

Format of Film
Films are to be in .avi, .wmv or.mpg video format (playable on a Windows system through VLC media player). They can be submitted on a data DVD, portable hard drive, or jump drive. Hard drives and jump drives WILL NOT be returned. If any problems exist on the devices, 7220 Entertainment will contact you before the show.

Explicit Content
Members of the 7220 Entertainment Films Committee will preview all films. Explicit content including nudity, sexual content, un-simulated alcohol or drug use, or actual violence, will not be tolerated if shown in a way that the committee deems inappropriate. Additionally, films may not endorse subject matter that discriminates against any race, gender, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, ancestry, political belief, or any other applicable protected category. Entrants will be notified prior to the Festival if their film submission has been denied.

Additional Guidelines and Information

  1. All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles are not eligible.

  2. Entrants are responsible for the quality of their films. 7220 Entertainment will not manipulate films in any way.

  3. Entrants using original music will be given 3 additional points. Use of music in films must follow fair use guidelines. Some frequently asked questions can be found at this site: http://cmsimpact.org/resource/fair-use-frequently-asked-questions/. Two essential questions to ask are: A. “Did the unlicensed use “transform the material taken from the copyrighted work by using it for a different purpose than the original, or did it just repeat the work for the same intent and value as the original? B. Was the amount and nature of material taken appropriate in light of the nature of the copyrighted work and of the use?”(Taken from Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices In Fair Use by The American University Law Center for Social Media)

  1. Entrant will allow usage of clips from the film for a concurrent livestream during the final awards ceremony as well as for promotional use by 7220 Entertainment with credit given to the director(s).

  2. Filmmakers must have all actors sign consent forms for their image being used in the film as we reserve the right to use the films for promotional purposes for the festival.

  3. All decisions regarding content, time, or eligibility are at the discretion of the selection committee. The selection committee has the final say in all decisions.

 


Submission Guidelines

Submissions
Students wishing to submit a film, please use the Submission Information Sheet in this packet. Fill out all information on this sheet and submit it with your film by 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 5th, 2019. Early entries are welcome and highly recommended. It is important that you fill out the personal information section including your name and telephone number so that we can contact you prior to the Festival.  Only participants with complete entry forms will be eligible. 7220 Entertainment Student Short Film Festival is not responsible for incorrect wording in publications or on awards if the entry form is incorrect or illegible.

Who Can Submit
Any University of Wyoming student in good standing with the university may submit a film. However, the student who submits the film must perform a substantial role[1] in the production of the film (i.e. director, writer, cinematographer, etc.)

Where to Submit
Films should be submitted to the Wyoming Union, Room 012 (Campus Activities Center) during normal business hours.

When to Submit
Submissions will be accepted any time before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 5th, 2019

[1] A substantial role is defined as a lead actor/actress, screenwriter, director, director of photography, executive producer, and/or producer. Other positions, such as art director, set designer, costume designer, and special effects supervisor, will be considered ‘substantial’ by the Films Coordinator and/or Films Advisor on a case by case basis wherein the film displays a large workload on the given position. Films containing multiple students participating in various smaller roles may also be considered on a case by case basis.


Contact List

 If you need to contact someone regarding questions about your film or the festival, please contact:

Hannah Lewis
7220 Entertainment Films Coordinator
Festival Coordinator
Phone: (307) 766-6340
Email: films@uwyo.edu

Andrew Potter
7220 Graduate Assistant, Wyoming Union
Festival Advisor
Phone: (307) 766-6340
Email: uw7220ga@uwyo.edu

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1000 E. University Ave, Dept. 3625

Laramie, WY 8207

Phone: 303-766-6344

Email: cac@uwyo.edu

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