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IMPORTANT D EADLINE

DATES

FOR S UBMISSION

WEDNESDAY , N OVEMBER 30

N OTIFICATION

TH

, 2011

OF A CCEPTANCE

MONDAY , DECEMBER 12

TH

, 2011

T HIRD STREET FILM FES TIVAL FRIDAY , D ECEMBER 30

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FILM SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

FILMS MUST BE PRODUCED AND FILMED IN THE STATE OF LOUISIANA. FILMS MUST BE UNDER 32 MINUTES IN LENGTH TO BE ACCEPTED FOR REVIEW. SHORT FILMS MUST INCLUDE CASTING CREDITS. ALL FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS MUST BE IN ENGLISH SUBTITLES. NO FORM OF NUDITY WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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ENTRY GUIDELINES THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL WILL BE ACCEPTING FILMS OF ALL GENRES STARTING ON TH JULY 15 , 2011.

PLEASE ADHERE TO ALL FILM SUBMISSION GUIDELINES INCLUDED IN THIS PACKET. WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR FILM, PLEASE INCLUDE THE APPLICATION FORM INCLUDED IN THIS PACKET.

WE CAN ONLY ACCEPT FILMS IN DVD FORMAT NTSC REGION 1 ONLY. DVD LABELING MUST INCLUDE THE FILM'S TITLE AND RUNNING TIME. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN TH NOVEMBER 30 , 2011. WORKS IN PROGRESS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR CONSIDERATION.

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ENTRY GUIDELINES FESTIVAL ENTRANTS WHOSE FILMS ARE SELECTED FOR EXHIBITION WILL BE NOTIFIED NO LATER THAN TH DECEMBER 12 , 2011.

ALL ENTRANTS UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WILL NEED TO SUBMIT WRITTEN CONSENT FROM THEIR PARENTS AND/OR LEGAL GUARDIANS ALONG WITH THE APPLICATION FORM IN ORDER TO ENTER THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL.

A PANEL OF JUDGES WILL REVIEW ALL FILMS THAT FIT THE GUIDELINES’ CRITERIA. ALL ENTRANTS WILL RECEIVE WRITTEN NOTICE THAT THEIR FILM WAS EITHER ACCEPTED OR DENIED ENTRY INTO THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL.

ALL SELECTED FILMS WILL BE SCREENED AT THE MANSHIP THEATRE AT THE SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS IN BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA TH ON DECEMBER 30 2011.

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AWARDS

AND

EXTRAS

ALL SELECTED ENTRIES WILL RECEIVE COMPLEMENTARY ADMISSION TO THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL, AND A GIFT BAG. THIS IS OUR WAY OF SAYING THANKS FOR SUBMITTING A GREAT FILM, AND CONTRIBUTING TO THIS SPECTACULAR NIGHT.

GUESTS OF THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL WILL VOTE ON THEIR FAVORITE FILMS AT THE CONCLUSION OF SCREENING, FOLLOWED BY THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS.

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FESTIVAL FAQ

WHAT IS THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL? THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL WILL BE A SPECTACULAR ONE-NIGHT EVENT WHERE WE WILL SHOWCASE LOUISIANA'S TALENTED INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS TO BOTH THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS ALIKE. THE FESTIVAL WAS CREATED TO ENCOURAGE, FOSTER, AND UNITE LOUISIANA FILMMAKERS BY PROVIDING A STATE OF THE ART VENUE TO SHOWCASE THEIR ARTISTRY.

THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL WILL HELP STRENGTHEN THE FOUNDATION OF THE LOUISIANA FILM INDUSTRY, COMBINING THE TALENT OF ALL LOUISIANA FILMMAKERS IN THE CAPITAL CITY. WE EXPECT TO PROPEL LOUISIANA TO THE NUMBER ONE SPOT FOR TOTAL FILM PRODUCTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES. WITH LOUISIANA DUBBED AS HOLLYWOOD OF THE SOUTH AND CURRENTLY RD RANKED AS 3 IN THE NATION FOR TOTAL NUMBER OF FILM PRODUCTIONS, IT IS QUICKLY EARNING ITS’ PLACE AS A TOP TIER FILMING LOCATION (LOUISIANA ENTERTAINMENT OFFICE, 2010).

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FESTIVAL FAQ

WHY SHOULD I SUBMIT MY FILM TO THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL? THE FESTIVAL WILL BE A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO

SHOWCASE YOUR CREATIVE ABILITY TO CREATE FILM. THESE FILMS WILL BE PRESENTED TO PROFESSIONALS AND ENTHUSIASTS OF THE FILM INDUSTRY. BY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY YOU WILL GET A CHANCE MOST FILMMAKERS NEVER GET - THE ABILITY TO HAVE THEIR NAME KNOWN IN THE INDUSTRY.

WHAT GENRES OF FILMS ARE BEING SHOWN AT THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL? THE CALL FOR ENTRIES IS WIDE OPEN. AS LONG AS THE FILM MEETS OUR LENGTH REQUIREMENTS AND COMPLIES WITH THE GUIDELINES, WE WILL REVIEW IT.

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FESTIVAL FAQ WHO WILL BE REVIEWING MY FILM FOR THE FESTIVAL? THERE WILL BE A PANEL OF JUDGES THAT REVIEW EACH FILM WITH CAREFUL CONSIDERATION. THIS PANEL WILL SCORE EACH FILM ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA: CINEMATOGRAPHY, ACTING, DIALOGUE, SOUNDTRACK, ORIGINALITY/CREATIVITY, AND OVERALL QUALITY OF PRODUCTION.

THE FILMS WITH THE HIGHEST OVERALL SCORE WILL BE SELECTED FOR ENTRY INTO THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL (SUBJECT TO TIME CONSTRAINTS). THERE WILL ALSO BE SPECIAL AWARD CATEGORIES LISTED ON THE FESTIVAL WEBSITE.

IS THERE AN ENTRY FEE TO SUBMIT FILMS TO THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL? THERE ARE NO COSTS FOR ENTERING YOUR FILM INTO THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL.

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FESTIVAL FAQ

WHAT SHOULD SELECTED FILMMAKERS BRING TO THE EVENT TO SETUP THEIR DESIGNATED BOOTH? FILMMAKERS SHOULD BRING COPIES OF THEIR FILMS, CONTACT INFORMATION, AND WHATEVER ELSE THEY FEEL ATTENDEES MIGHT LIKE TO SEE OR KNOW ABOUT THEIR FILM.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL MERCHANDISE FOR SALE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO FILMS, DVDS, AND T-SHIRTS WILL HAVE TO BE CLEARED BY THE MANSHIP THEATRE AT THE SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS PRIOR TO THE PREMIERE.

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FESTIVAL FAQ

WHERE IS THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL? THE MANSHIP THEATRE AT THE SHAW CENTER FOR THE ARTS IS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN BATON RD ROUGE NEAR THE CORNER OF 3 STREET & NORTH BLVD, CLOSE TO THE OLD STATE CAPITOL.

THE THEATRE’S ADDRESS IS: 100 LAFAYETTE STREET BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA 70801 UNITED STATES

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APPLICATION FORM THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL 2011 ENTRANT INFORMATION NAME: ___________________________________________ MAILING ADDRESS*: ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ *ALL CORRESPONDENCE WILL BE SENT TO THE MAILING ADDRESS ABOVE.

DAYTIME PHONE: EVENING PHONE: FAX: EMAIL: WEBSITE: TWITTER:

__________________________________ __________________________________ __________________________________

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SHORT BIO ABOUT YOURSELF: ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________

NOTE: IF AT ANY POINT YOU NEED MORE ROOM THAN THIS FORM PROVIDES, FEEL FREE TO ATTACH AN EXTRA PAGE TO FIT ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.

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APPLICATION FORM THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL 2011 FILM INFORMATION

TITLE: _____________________________________________ RUN-TIME: _________________________________________ YOUR CREATIVE ROLE(S): __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ DIRECTOR: _________________________________________ WRITER: ___________________________________________ PRODUCER: _________________________________________ CINEMATOGRAPHER: _________________________________ SOUND: ___________________________________________ MUSIC: ___________________________________________ CITY/CITIES WHERE IT WAS FILMED: _____________________ __________________________________________________

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APPLICATION FORM THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL 2011 FILM INFORMATION

PRINCIPLE CAST: __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF FILM: __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________

NOTE: IF AT ANY POINT YOU NEED MORE ROOM THAN THIS FORM PROVIDES, FEEL FREE TO ATTACH AN EXTRA PAGE TO FIT ALL NECESSARY INFORMATION.

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APPLICATION FORM THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL 2011

DISCLAIMER I UNDERSTAND THAT SUBMISSION OF MY WORK AUTHORIZES THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL AND ALIVE MEDIA PRODUCTIONS LLC TO USE THE WORK FOR EXHIBITION, EDUCATION, AND/OR PUBLICITY PURPOSES RELATED TO THE FESTIVAL; THAT THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL AND ALIVE MEDIA PRODUCTIONS LLC WILL HANDLE THE PRINTS, TAPES, AND ACCOMPANYING PR AND SUPPORTING MATERIALS WITH REASONABLE CARE BUT CANNOT BE HELD LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSS DURING SHIPPING, USE, PREVIEW, OR SCREENING; AND THAT THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL, AND ALIVE MEDIA PRODUCTIONS LLC IS ALSO NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CLAIM RELATED TO THE WORK, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO COPYRIGHT OR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT OR ANY ENTITLEMENT TO CREDITS OR ROYALTIES; AND I AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL AND ALIVE MEDIA PRODUCTIONS LLC FOR ANY CLAIM BROUGHT AGAINST THOSE ENTITIES RELATED TO THE WORK.

ANY APPLICANT MUST CLEAR ANY AND ALL COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL INCLUDED IN YOUR SUBMISSIONS BEFORE PUBLICLY SCREENING IT. HOWEVER, THE THIRD STREET FILM FESTIVAL AND ALIVE MEDIA PRODUCTIONS LLC DOES NOT VERIFY ANY CLEARANCE OF THESE MATERIALS AT ANY POINT DURING THE APPLICATION PROCESS, NOR WILL WE BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INCLUSION OF UNCLEARED MATERIALS IN YOUR FILM.

PRINT NAME: _______________________________________ SIGNATURE: ________________________________________ DATE: ______________________

PLEASE ADDRESS ALL ENTRIES TO: ALIVE MEDIA PRODUCTIONS LLC PO BOX 85434 BATON ROUGE, LA 70884

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Third Street Film Festival Submission Guidelines  

Official Entry Guidelines for the 2011 Third Street Film Festival

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