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Photography 2021 Theme:

Create a Photograph for the 1st Annual Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival, (BCIFF) and have the honor of having it seen every night as the "Cover Image" of the program guide for the April 2021 Festival.

The Film Festival's Theme is:  "Dare To Soar," we are looking for a great photograph that reflects this idea as well as captures the inspirational purpose of the Film Festival. (Learn about these inspirational purposes on our link:  About Us - Mission Statement.)

The First Place Winner will receive a cash prize of $250. USD and will be presented before the Opening Night film and before Special Presentations at the Festival.  All finalists will receive screen credits and be recognized in the official program book of the 2022 Festival.

The number of prizes and the number of honorable mentions issued is entirely up to the Judges discretion.

SPECIAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Submissions end on February 14, 2021.

Eligibility:

  • All persons and objects depicted in the image must be properly licensed.

  • Submissions can be in Black & White or in Color.

  • Please do not include any text to explain how it complies to the Festival Theme: "Dare To Soar" This is a Judging aspect for interpretation, unless the judges request an explanation none should be submitted.

  • All images submitted will be considered for an Honorable Mention and may also be considered for additional recognition.

  • Submissions are submitted with the complete and absolute understanding +that the artistic interpretation is at the sole discretion of the BCIFF and the WSW Foundation.

Submission Process:

  • Submit your image via e-mail directly to BCIFF c/o WSW Foundation.

  • You may submit as many photographs as you like, but with an entry fee (US$) and a separate completed entry form submission must accompany EACH entry.

  • Selected submissions will be notified via e-mail before March 17, 2021.

  • Because of the high volume of submissions, we are unable to provide feedback on why your photograph was/was not selected.

By submitting to Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival, (BCIFF) you understand and agree that:
 

  • if your Photograph is selected, it cannot be withdrawn for any reason; the Photograph hasn’t been and will not be available online or as a published image until the conclusion of our festival; the image will not be previously published prior to BCIFF.

  • The BCIFF reserves the right to change any: dates; deadlines; terms; enforce disqualification; venues at its sole and absolute discretion.

  • The BCIFF will not be held liable in case your exhibition materials are lost or damaged, or for any claims arising from improperly secured rights/permissions for your film.

  • Submitter accepts the decision of the Judges as final.

  • Employee's and Family members of the BCIFF, WSW Foundation, as well as Sponsors of the Film Festival are not eligible to participate in this contest.


2. How do I pay my submission fee?
 

 
3. Do I have to obtain subject rights for person or persons depicted in the photograph?

 

  • a). You will need to have all the necessary rights/permissions proof submitted 14 days from notification of acceptance. You must submit documents directly to the BCIFF c/o WSW Foundation in Rancho San Clemente, California 92673.

  • b). The BCIFF will not be held liable in case your exhibition materials are lost or damaged, or for any claims arising from improperly secured rights/permissions for your photograph.

4. Is there an age requirement?

  • There is not an age requirement for Photographers. The submitter must be at least 18 years old, (under age requires parent approval.) parental documents must be submitted directly to the BCIFF c/o WSW Foundation in Rancho San Clemente, California 92673.


NOTIFICATION:
 
5. How will I know if the Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival selects my Photograph?

 

  • An E-mail will be sent to the submitter to notify them that their Photograph submission has been accepted.

  • Be sure to keep your contact information up to date; you must submit documents directly to the BCIFF c/o WSW Foundation in Rancho San Clemente, California 92673.


FESTIVAL:
 
6. When is the Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival?

 

  • 3rd "Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival will be April 25, 2021.

     
        Photo Submission - Link:
  
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/BeachCitiesInspirational

Questions regarding Entry

     
Photo Submission - Link:
  
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/BeachCitiesInspirational