ENTER A 1 MINUTE FILM

A One Minute Theme Film:

Make a 60-second film for the 1st Annual Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival, (BCIFF) and have the honor of having it seen every night.

 

The 2021 festival's theme is:  "The Power of Love." we are looking for a great 60-second short that reflect this idea. The best films will be selected as finalists.

 

If selected, the 60-second short film will be seen at the Festival on a rotating basis before each screening at this year's Festival.

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 Festival.

SPECIAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

  • Entries accepted only February 16, 2020 through February 14, 2021.

 

 

 

 

Eligibility:

  • All films must be in English or subtitled in English.

  • All music and other copyrighted material used must be properly licensed.

  • The length of all submissions must be 60 seconds.

  • Please do not include any credits.

Submission Process:

  • Please include a title for your one-minute film.

  • Submit Secure Online Screeners via FilmFreeway.

  • You may submit as many films as you like, but with an entry fee of $40. (US) and completed entry form/FilmFreewy submissions must accompany EACH entry.

  • Programming notifications will be sent via email before February 14, 2019.

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

  • If your film is selected, you will need to provide an electronic digital images for publicity. (If the still origin is film a minimum 1,200 dpi, high quality)

 

 

Please review the Rules & Regulations on our website, (BeachCitiesInspirationalFilmFestival.com) BEFORE

completing the submission form at FilmFreeway.com.

 

 

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

1. How do I submit my "One Minute Film" to the Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival?

 

 


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

  • if your film is selected, it cannot be withdrawn for any reason; the film hasn’t been and will not be available online or as a rental until the conclusion of our festival; the film will not be screened in Orange County, California and neighboring areas prior to BCIFF.

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

  • that 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?
 

  • After filling out the submission form, you will be able to pay the submission fee. Cards accepted:  Amex, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa. You can also pay the submission fee via Paypal.

 
3. Do I have to obtain rights for music or other copyrighted materials in my film?

 

  • 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 producer W.S.W. Foundation address.

  • 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 film.

4. Is there an age requirement?

  • There is not an age requirement for filmmakers. The submitter must be at least 18 years old, (under age requires parent approval.) parental documents must be submitted directly to the BCIFF producer W.S.W. Foundation address.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

 

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

  • Be sure to keep your contact information up to date; you must submit documents directly to the BCIFF producer W.S.W. Foundation via E-mail.


FESTIVAL:
 
6. When is the 3rd Beach Cities Inspirational Film Festival?

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

     
    One Minute Film Submission - Link:
  
https://filmfreeway.com/festival/BeachCitiesInspirational

Questions regarding entry:

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