Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Our 2012 Call for Entries

We are now accepting submissions for our twelfth annual season of independent films from around the Valley and the world.  The final deadline is July 15, 2012.

We are seeking short and feature-length submissions of quality narrative / fiction films, documentaries, animation, and music videos that were produced independently anywhere in the world.  The films or filmmakers may have some connection to the San Fernando Valley area, but this is not required. 

We are accepting entries from now through July 15, with a total of five submission periods.  For each period, the entry fee is the same for any film, whether short or feature-length.  Here is the schedule of dates and fees (US dollars) per film:   

January 15 - February 11, 2012 -- pay what you can
February 12 - March 31, 2012 -- $25
April 1 - May 15, 2012 -- $50
May 16 - June 30, 2012 -- $75
July 1 - July 15, 2012 -- $100

The initial submission period (January 15 to February 11) is “pay what you can.”  During this time, entrants may pay whatever they like, including nothing.  If they pay little or nothing, we request that they do something additional that is of their own choosing, inexpensive, and helps promote the festival.  This could include, for example, “liking” the festival on Facebook, or perhaps distributing some useful information or praise via Twitter.  After this initial period, the per film entry fee then gradually increases until the final deadline in July. 

The tentative festival dates are November 7-11, 2012 at a San Fernando Valley venue to be announced later this year.  For further details, see our website, or send an email to Info@ValleyFilmFest.com

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