News Item: Great New Filmmaker Site!!! With Distribution opportunities!!!
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Posted by stantheman
Saturday 24 March 2012 - 22:59:34
Talk about awesome indies, promote your film and also have a chance to get Distribution!!!!
Awesome Indie for a chance to be selected to win World Wide Distribution!! Here are the Official Rules! AWESOME INDIE FILMS COMPETITION RULES 
  1. The Awesome Indie Films Competition (“AIFC”) is a feature film competition, open to independent filmmakers in North America age 18 and over. Only feature length films made in English are eligible (all genres) including documentary or animation. Works will be considered for the competition only if they have a minimum running time of 60 minutes. Only one film submission is allowed per filmmaker, and  we reserve the right to determine the eligibility of any project.
  1. Five finalists will be selected based upon the most successful promotional campaigns, which is determined by the total number of fans who add a comment to your campaign combined with the numbers of “likes” you receive prior to midnight on September 30th, 2012. A comment from an individual user is counted only once, and additional comments from the same user will not be included in the final tally. A click on your like button(s) will be counted once per button for the same user.
  1. Once you have filled out the online user registration form at you may then post descriptions, artwork, short videos, sizzle reels, trailers, etc. regarding your entry. You will not post your full film on the website or any links to the actual film.
  1. By entering the competition you acknowledge that you own the rights to your film, all materials posted on your web page, or are otherwise legally entitled to use the materials. By entering the competition, you also represent and warrant that the submitted work or information does not and shall not infringe on any copyright, any rights of privacy or publicity of any person, or any other right of any third party, and your right to grant any and all rights and licenses granted to the contest sponsors herein, including but not limited to, all necessary rights under copyright, free and clear of any claims or encumbrances.
  1. You may not post pornographic, racist, or otherwise extremely offensive materials. We reserve the right to remove any such materials from the website.
  1. On October 1st the five participants who receive the most fan responses will be sent an email confirming their advancement to the final competition. A public announcement with the name of the finalist’s films will appear on the website by October 15, 2012.
  1. The finalists must turn in their completed film (no rough cuts) by November 1, 2012 in a DVD screener format. The film must be accompanied by an executed release form, which will be provided by AIFC. The contest sponsors are not responsible for lost, late or misdirected mail; printing errors; server unavailability; or computer or any other electronic or telecommunications malfunction.
  1. The judges will be composed of a panel from Afterlight Pictures Acquisitions Department, who will then vote to determine the first place winner and the runner up.
  1. The first place winner will receive an offer to enter into a distribution agreement with Afterlight Pictures LLC (“Afterlight”) under its standard contract terms for digital distribution in North America, not including DVD. Digital distribution in foreign markets, and DVD release, are possible subject to further agreement by Afterlight and the filmmaker.
  1. The film may not have previously been distributed in North America, other than for purposes of theatrical release or appearances in film festivals. If legal licensing rights for distribution of the film are not available; or if for any reason the film is not qualified for distribution; or the winning filmmaker does not accept the offer to enter into the distribution agreement, it will be offered to the runner up.
  1. The AIFC is a competition based upon promotional skills, artistic talent, and technical ability. Individuals and their family members are disqualified from entering the competition if they are employed by, or have an ownership interest in, Afterlight Pictures LLC,, or the Awesome Indie Films website.
  1. All Physical Submitted Materials become the property of AIFC & Afterlight. These materials will not be returned. By entering the competition you acknowledge AIFC & Afterlight’s right to, and you thereby grant a license to, copy any material for the AIFC’s use only. The filmmaker gives AIFC & Afterlight permission to use their film and all submitted materials, including, but not limited to film stills, clips, descriptions, director’s image or likeness, in any and all forms of media at the discretion of AIFC. By participating in the contest, each participant and winner waives any and all claims of liability against the contest sponsors, and their employees and agents, their respective employees and agents, for any personal injury or loss that may occur from the conduct of, or participation in, the contest.
  1. The views which are expressed in the “Comments” section by a third-party or user are not the views of Awesome Indie Films, Afterlight Pictures LLC, or, and the preceding accept no liability in respect to any material posted in the “Comments” or in respect to any material by a third-party or user; nor are we responsible for its content and accuracy. You also acknowledge and agree that the preceding entities do not assume, and shall not have, any responsibility for the content of the messages or other communications sent or received by users of the Site.

This news item is from IGFdb International Guerrilla FilmMaker Database
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