The Visual Radio Network Festival

The Visual Radio Network Festival
WHERE MEDIA MEETS STUDIOS
c/o VJTVNETWORK
8393 CAPWELL DRIVE
94621
OAKLAND, United States

Festival Overview

The Visual Radio Television Festival's purpose is to celebrate the best in independent television, web series, feature and short length films, animation, music videos, and film creators from around the globe. The Visual Radio Television Festival will be a live event screening and Awards Gala for the filmmakers and the general public on Friday, April 29th. Selected films and videos will also be broadcast on television, on the VJTV Network throughout Sacramento, on Comcast cable channel 90 on the dates of April 30th, and May 1st, 2016.

Awards

Awards include 2016 Visual Radio Network Festival Laurels, Trophies, and Certificates of Official Selection, AND winning films/videos will be broadcast on VJTV Network thru Comcast cable channel 90 in the Sacramento and Central California area. The Visual Radio Television Festival live event will be held on the date of April 29th, 2016 inside the theater of Where Media Meets Studios, located in the Oakland International Airport Business Center, located at 8393 Capwell Drive, Oakland CA 94621. The Festival will begin the evening outdoors with refreshments with our Awards Gala. The Awards Gala is a social gathering for the winning filmmakers and those of the general public in attendance to meet/greet, socialize, and network with each other. Guests will get to network with filmmakers, content creators, musicians, artists, celebrities, and many more. The Awards Gala will feature red carpet interviews with filmmakers and selected guests conducted by VJTV Network news correspondents. The highlight of the Awards Gala will be the live presentation of the 2016 Visual Radio Network Festival trophies and award certificates to our winning filmmakers in categories including, but not limited to, the categries listed below. After the Awards Gala, the Festival guests and attendees will go inside to the theater to enjoy live screenings of the Festival's officially selected film projects. As well as screening at the live event, the winning filmmakers and content creators selected will also have their film/television/music videos screened on broadcast television on The Visual Radio Television Festival presentation, airing exclusively on the VJTV Network which broadcasts on Comcast Channel 90 in Sacramento County on Saturday April 30th, and May 1st, 2016. Prizes awarded for categories:

Best Web/New Media Series
Best Short Film
Best Feature Film
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Experimental
Best Music Video
Best International Film
Best Television Series or Special

Genres

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

Known festival contacts Contacts
Chioke Jelani Clanton
VJTV Network Director of Programming and Production Supervisor
Recent Festival News News
No known festival news at this time.

Entries

Open to the public

Eligibility:

All film makers, All genres are encouraged to enter.
Categories:

Web/New Media Series:
Film and/or video that is designed to be a part of an episodic series. Submit only one episode that best represents your show.

Short Film:
Narrative short length films, fiction, and/or fictionalized accounts of historical events with a runtime of under 40 minutes.

Feature Film:
Narrative feature length films, fiction, fictionalized accounts of historical events with a runtime greater than 40 minutes.

Documentary:
Non-fiction films documenting aspects of reality including biographies, human rights, education, economic, entertainment, labor, law, religion, politics, science, travel, and more.

Animation:
Films that are created using traditional and/or digital techniques, including stop motion, and films that also contain live action along with animation. Motion comics created with computer or using traditional techniques are also accepted.

Experimental:
Films using non-traditional narrative, filming techniques, editing, and sound.

Music Video:
Films that are created to showcase a song or songs utilizing visual imagery produced for promotional and artistic purposes. Runtime must not exceed 10 minutes.

International Film:
Films that are fictional, non-fictional, documentary, animated, experimental, musical, or web/television series that were created and filmed in locations outside of the United States. All runtimes are accepted. All non-english speaking films must have subtitles in english.

Television Series/Special:
Short or feature length films that cover the genres of: episodic series, documentaries, talk show, sports, travel, experimental, animated, health, science, family entertainment, news, musical and concert series, historical biographies, that were created and designed to be screened on broadcast television and digital distribution.

Formats:

We accept submissions in the forms of digital downloads, flash drives, external hard drives, and DVD. Any hard copy submissions mailed will not be returned. Please print and includeVisual Radio Network Festival submission fees. Be sure to email: chioke@vjtvntwork.com once you have submitted your film either online or by mail, or if you have any questions. Submission fees are non-refundable. Hard copy submissions can be mailed to:

WHERE MEDIA MEETS
Attn: VJTV NETWORK
8393 Capwell Drive, Ste #150
Oakland, CA 94621
United States

All content in your film/video must be owned by the filmmaker, or you must have expressed written permission to use for exhibition.

Fees:

Submission fee payments must be made in U.S. currency, and paid by Credit Card, Bank Check, or Money Order Entry fees must be made payable to: VJTV.

Web/New Media Series
Early Deadline - Feb 6th, 2016 - $40
Regular Deadline - Mar. 6th, 2016 - $50
Late Deadline - Mar. 31st, 2016 - $75

Short Film
Early Deadline - Feb 6th, 2016 - $40
Regular Deadline - Mar. 6th, 2016 - $50
Late Deadline - Mar. 31st, 2016 - $75

Feature Film
Early Deadline - Feb 6th, 2016 - $50
Regular Deadline - Mar. 6th, 2016 - $75
Late Deadline - Mar. 31st, 2016 - $100

Music Video
Early Deadline - Feb 6th, 2016 - $20
Regular Deadline - Mar. 6th, 2016 - $40
Late Deadline - Mar. 31st, 2016 - $75

Animation
Early Deadline - Feb 6th, 2016 - $40
Regular Deadline - Mar. 6th, 2016 - $50
Late Deadline - Mar. 31st, 2016 - $75

Documentary
Early Deadline - Feb 6th, 2016 - $40
Regular Deadline - Mar. 6th, 2016 - $50
Late Deadline - Mar. 31st, 2016 - $75

Experimental:
Early Deadline - Feb 6th, 2016 - $40
Regular Deadline - Mar. 6th, 2016 - $50
Late Deadline - Mar. 31st, 2016 - $75

Television
Early Deadline - Feb 6th, 2016 - $40
Regular Deadline - Mar. 6th, 2016 - $50
Late Deadline - Mar. 31st, 2016 - $75

International
Early Deadline - Feb 6th, 2016 - $50
Regular Deadline - Mar. 6th, 2016 - $75
Late Deadline - Mar. 31st, 2016 - $100

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