Guam International Film Festival

Guam International Film Festival
P.O. Box 326686
96932
Hagatna, Guam

2018,
Wed 3rd Oct to Sun 7th Oct
Submission deadline: Mon 13th Aug 18

Festival Overview

Community, education and entertainment.

The Guam International Film Festival proudly presents an international cinematic event exhibiting a new and dynamic source of cross-cultural artistic presence, bridging gaps among the U.S., Asia and the Pacific's multi-cultural population and region. GIFF is the first and only annual U.S. film festival in the Western Pacific.

Building upon its successful previous years and with an abundance of creative talent and worldwide recognition emerging from Asia and the Western Pacific, GIFF aims to unify, celebrate and showcase to the region and the world, the collective experience through the universal medium of film.

The mission of the Guam International Film Festival is to foster cultural understanding through the art of cinema.

Awards

The Guam International Film Festival awards are as follows:

Grand Jury Awards:
Narrative Feature, Narrative Short, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short

Audience Choice Award

Best Made In The Marianas Award

Best of Festival Award

Best Actor Award

Genres

Action Adaptation Adventure Advertising Animation Art-house Asian Black Black Comedy Bollywood Children Comedy Crime Disaster Documentary Drama Educational Experimental Family Fantasy Foreign Language French Gangster Gay and Lesbian Ghost Historical Horror Independent Jewish Legal Martial Arts Medical Murder Mystery Music Video Musical Mystery National Natural History Noir Period Political Reality Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Sport Spy Student Supernatural Teen Thriller Travel War Western Women

Apply via Film Freeway

Known festival contacts Contacts
Giff Staff
Administrator

Entries

Open to the public

Eligibility:

RULES OF ELIGIBILITY
All submissions must be completed by the final deadline listed above and include the correct entry fee. We will not consider films for the 2018 Guam International Film Festival if the submission is incomplete or submitted after August 13, 2018.

Films may be of any length, and of any genre, including features, documentaries, shorts, animation, student films and music videos. Be sure to refer to our GIFF category guidelines below. We are particularly interested in presenting U.S. and World Premieres. The Festival will not consider works-in-progress, films with temporary sound tracks but will consider work that originates from Mobile Devices and DSLR cameras. All films with dialogue in a language other than English must be subtitled in English for Festival submission and Festival presentation. We will inform you of our official selections by August 31, 2018.

Works that are eligible for competition must have been completed after January 1, 2017 and must not have been publicly exhibited on Guam prior to the Festival.

ENTRANT RULES AND TERMS

CERTIFICATION OF ENTRANT: I, the contact person for the film submitted with this application, agree to the following terms and conditions:

• I have read, understood, and completed all eligibility requirements for which I would like this film to be considered.
• To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this application are true.
• I am duly authorized to submit this film to the Guam International Film Festival (GIFF).
• Entry fees are non-refundable.
• Films may have language tracks other than English, but must have embedded English subtitles.
• This film is not subject to litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.
• GIFF reserves the right to determine the final eligibility of any work submitted. Eligible works for competition must have been completed after January 1, 2017. Works accepted to screen at the festival will be categorized and programmed at the sole discretion of GIFF.
• All rights, licenses, clearances, and releases necessary for exhibition of this film to the public have been secured, so that exhibition of this film will not obligate the Guam International Film Festival to make any payment to any third party and will not violate or infringe upon the rights of any individual, firm or corporation whatsoever.
• The Guam International Film Festival and its affiliates may use excerpts from the film and stills for advertising and promotional purposes, in print or electronic materials, online, or at live events.
• By virtue of submitting my work to the Guam International Film Festival for consideration for inclusion in their film festival, I also give the Guam International Film Festival permission and license to screen my work at their film festival without screening fees if my work is selected.
• Should my film be chosen as an official selection of the 2018 Guam International Film Festival, I grant GIFF clearance, permission and license to exhibit my selected work in their festival, which includes, but is not limited to, local television, local online web based platforms and encore event screenings for the duration of six months starting from this season’s Festival dates.
• If selected for the festival, I agree to pay for shipping costs when sending my film/hard drive to GIFF. The Guam International Film Festival pays for return shipping.
• All final works must be completed and received no later than September 14, 2018. This contract is binding and you will be held responsible for the information in your submission.
• I hold the Guam International Film Festival harmless from damage to or loss of exhibition file, hard drive or any film collateral material en route to or from GIFF or otherwise during the course of the Festival’s possession of the film.
• For additional submission questions: info@guamfilmfestival.org

Formats:

We accept only digital online secure screeners via Vimeo, YouTube or FilmFreeway (no DVD's).

For more info visit: www.guamfilmfestival.org

Fees:

2018 SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND ENTRY FEES

Earlybird Deadline: 03/31/18
Features Fee $20.00 USD
Shorts Fee $10.00 USD
Made in the Marianas Features: $10.00 USD
Made in the Marianas Shorts: $5.00 USD
Music Video Fee $10.00 USD

Regular Deadline: 06/30/18
Features Fee $30.00 USD
Shorts Fee $20.00 USD
Made in the Marianas Features: $15.00 USD
Made in the Marianas Shorts: $10.00 USD
Music Video Fee $10.00 USD

Late Deadline: 07/31/18
Features Fee $40.00 USD
Shorts Fee $30.00 USD
Made in the Marianas Features: $20.00 USD
Made in the Marianas Shorts: $15.00 USD
Music Video Fee $15.00 USD

Extended Deadline: 08/13/18
Features Fee $55.00 USD
Shorts Fee $45.00 USD
Made in the Marianas Features: $25.00 USD
Made in the Marianas Shorts: $20.00 USD
Music Video Fee $30.00 USD

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