Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest

Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest
457 Cardinal Ridge
72632
Eureka Springs, United States

Tel: 479-363-8185

2015, Accepting submissions
Submission deadline: Mon 29th Dec 14
Tue 20th Jan to Thu 29th Jan

2014, Finished
Sun 26th Jan to Sat 25th Jan

Genres

Animation Art-house Children Comedy Documentary Drama Experimental Fantasy Gay and Lesbian Historical Independent Music Video Musical Short Sport Student Women

Festival Overview

Mission:
The Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest is a not for profit event dedicated to the talent of filmmaking both as an art form and as a medium of information and education. Our mission is to inspire, encourage, recognize and promote the work of established and emerging filmmakers. Primary categories: Documentart, Cause-related documentart, art film, drama, animation, comedy. Shorts (5-40minutes) and feature length (40-120+minutes). We have special awards for Young Filmmakers and Innovative Women in Film

History

Eureka Springs has been a popular film location for years, but we've never had a film fest. The 2014 Indie Film Fest is the first. Next year, we have commitments to expand into a regional film fest covering NW Arkansas and Ne Arkansas for film fest locations.

Awards

Cash, Indie Statuette, Certificates and opportunity prizes.
Awards:
Levels:
Each category will have three finalists.
Of the finalists, there will be a Gold, Bronze and Silver winner
Primary Awards:
Creative Storytelling (screenplay/originality)
Best in Category
Best Cinematography
Best Producer and/or Director
Best Performance
Best Soundtrack
Best Young Filmmaker
Best of Show
Judges discretion: At judge’s option, additional categories may be awarded for outstanding films in any of the subcategories (e.g., director, costumes, cinematography, etc.)
Judges may select a “Judges Choice” special award for a category not covered.
Cash and/or in kind merchandise/opportunity prizes will be awarded in each category. Eureka Springs Indie Award Statue awarded to “Best of”, “Gold”, and “Young Filmmaker” winners. Indie Certificate of Excellence and other merchandise prizes awarded to Silver and Bronze winners.Contact: Teresa DeVito 479-253-8185 www.esindiefilmfest.com eurekaspringsfilm@gmail.com
General Information & Definitions
Awards:
Levels:
Each category will have three finalists.
Of the finalists, there will be a Gold, Bronze and Silver winner
Primary Awards:
Creative Storytelling (screenplay/originality)
Best in Category
Best Cinematography
Best Producer and/or Director
Best Performance
Best Soundtrack
Best Young Filmmaker
Best of Show
Judges discretion: At judge’s option, additional categories may be awarded for outstanding films in any of the subcategories (e.g., director, costumes, cinematography, etc.)
Judges may select a “Judges Choice” special award for a category not covered.
Cash and/or in kind merchandise/opportunity prizes will be awarded in each category. Eureka Springs Indie Award Statue awarded to “Best of”, “Gold”, and “Young Filmmaker” winners. Indie Certificate of Excellence and other merchandise prizes awarded to Silver and Bronze winners.
Best of Show: $750 cash from VCI, Indie Award Statue; “First Look” screening
Category and Craft Awards:
Gold: $350 cash, Indie Award Statue
Silver: $200 cash and/or in kind; Indie Certificate of Excellence
Bronze: Indie Certificate of Excellence and in kind
Young Film Maker: $200 cash and in kind; Indie Certificate of Excellence
Special Awards:
The Loretta Young Foundation “Innovative Women in Film” Award - $500.00 cash.
Best Storytelling: Creativity and Originality Award – 2 week stay at The Writers’ Colony at
Dairy Hollow and a scriptwriter/screenplay consultation.

Entries

Open to the public

Eligibility:
The Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest is open to all ages, all states and all countries. Young Filmmakers Award for those under the age of 18.

Formats:
DVD, NTSC, 4:3 or 16:9

Fees:
Entry Fees:
Deadline: 12/31/13 $25.00
Late Deadline: 1/9/14 $35.00
Feature-length: 12/31/13 $50.00
Feature-length: 1/9/14 $60.00

Entry fees entitle filmmaker to all screenings, festival activities, events, workshops and panel discussions, Filmmkaers VIP Reception and ES Indie Award Show After Party

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