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MOVIE SUBMISSIONS

EARLY BIRD Deadline

February 14 through May 31st @ 11:59 pm

Features – $60.00

Standard- $40.00

Shorts – $30.00

Mini– $25.00

Student Discount -$10.00 off
(Copy of STUDENT ID must be submitted with entry form)


 REGULAR Deadline

June 1 through July 15th @ 11:59 pm

Features – $75.00

Standard- $55.00

Shorts- $45.00

Mini – $40.00

Student Discount -$10.00 off
(Copy of STUDENT ID must be submitted with entry form)


LATE Deadline

July 16th  through August 15th @ 11:59pm 

Features – $100.00

Standard – $70.00

Shorts – $55.00

Mini – $50.00

Student Discount does not apply to late submissions

 

 


Hal Wixon, founder of The Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival, announces the opening of the festival for submissions for judging for the Annual Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival to be held on a Friday and Saturday in September.  Two days of finalist screenings will take place in Seabrook Texas,  just outside of Houston, with the Awards Dinner and presentations on Saturday evening.

To be considered “Entered” all entry forms, materials and payments MUST be RECEIVED no later than 11:59PM, August 15th by email, postal mail or hand delivered to the festival organizer. NO EXCEPTIONS.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

1. To Enter your project fill out the entry form, pay your fee and submit additional materials.

2.  As part of entering your project AND if your project qualifies AND is selected for screening, your production company or your project has the opportunity for inclusion in the program which is distributed to each ticket holder at the Awards Presentation. This is a FREE opportunity for your production company or project to get a little extra notice and publicity.

If you enter a FEATURE (45-90 minutes) project you will receive a 1/2 page ad in the program book.

If you enter a STANDARD(14-44 minutes) project you will receive a 1/4 page ad in the program book.

If you enter a SHORT (4-13 minutes) project you will receive a Business size ad in the program book.

If you enter a MINI (1-3 minutes) project you will receive a Business size ad in the program book.

(All artwork must be in either a high resolution PDF or JPEG format, must be camera ready,  it must be submitted soon after you are notified that your project is a finalist and will be screened  AND must be received no later than our print deadline of August 15th)

See our:   Sponsorship Friends Page

Since this is a FREE opportunity NO WARRANTIES are implied or inferred and no guarantees are made. This is all dependent on you providing us with an eGraphic and/or Logo.


What Kind of Projects are Accepted?

The Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival is accepting MOVIE/FILM projects in the following lengths:

1.   Features: Between 45-90 minutes in total running time.

2.   Standard:  14-44 minutes in total running time.

3.  Short: 4-13 minutes in total running time.

3.  Trailers: 1-3 minutes in total running time.

PAY SUBMISSION FEES:

 

 


Categories Accepted by the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival:

NOTE: The categories do NOT represent Award Categories.

1. Features –  in all genres.

2. Shorts – in all genres

3. Trailers– in all genres.

4. Documentaries (Features, Featurettes and short)

5. Animation (Features, Featurette, short and all genres)

6. Foreign Language, with subtitles in English. (Features, Featurettes, short and all genres)

7. Art/Experimental (Features, Featurettes/short)

8. Student Projects (Features, Featurette, short and all genres)

9. Webisodes (Projects less than 15-minutes in running time)

10. Drone Projects: (Projects less than 15-minutes in running time).

NOTE: The Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival reserves the right to reject your project based on any content that it deems to be inappropriate and/or offensive  for its viewers AND/OR deemed not in advancement with the goals and mission of this festival. The festival does NOT discriminate based on race, religion, faith, nationality, age, gender or political ideology.

BEFORE YOU OPEN AND FILL OUT THE ENTRY FORM

THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE TO THE FESTIVAL AS A “PACKAGE” ALONG WITH THE ENTRY FORM.

To ensure fairness, integrity and quality, the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival has established a few requirements that will provide the festival with the necessary tools to make your experience with the GCFVF a memorable one.  Your project is important to YOU. It is also important to US and we want our followers and fans to share in the experience that is YOUR project. Most, if not all, of your submitted material will be the basis for information on our website.

Please send the any marketing material/ documentation, via email to:  HalWixon@aol.com  

Subject: Submission Marketing Material

YOU MUST submit:
A checklist can be found on the entry form as well.

1. A Brief Synopsis of the Film (email this)

2. Biography of the director (less than 500 words), if possible with links to: Project website, Personal website,  production company website, IMDB link and project trailer (email this)

3. Cast List (email this)

4. A JPEG graphic of your movie poster with the title of the project on it.   NOT a thumbnail. (email this)

5. Film Credits, if you don’t have an IMDB page/link. (email this)

 

LEGAL STUFF:

By entering the official Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival website at: www.GulfCoastFilmFest.com and by reading the information on the various pages on the website, by opening, signing, sending the official Entry Form and making a non-refundable payment to the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival and submitting your project for consideration, you are entering a contract with the Festival and you hereby represent that you have read the rules, guidelines and/or requirements for submitting your project to the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival, you further, allow the Festival to present and duplicate your project for screening and allow the use of any and all pictures, videos, trailers, posters, information, press kits, about the project, its crew and actors for publicity and festival use. You further understand that submitting your project does NOT guarantee, expressed, implied or inferred, that the project will be screened or that the project will win an award and you understand that this festival is a judged competition and there is NO inference implied or otherwise that an award is presented until officially announced at the Presentation Award Gala and Dinner. You further hold harmless, the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival, for screening and technical failures, loss or damage of submitted materials or scheduling conflicts and/or Failures, known and unknown.

AWARDS AND RIGHTS:

The Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival does NOT guarantee any entrant, in any way, shape or form the right to an award.  This is a competitive entry festival and only ONE winner per AWARD category will be announced and given an award if they meet the high caliber of movie-making skills that warrant recognition.  All entered projects will be viewed by chosen and selected industry professionals for judging. (The judges names are NOT released to the public or to entrants.) The criteria and merits are based on rank where a “bar” is set. All projects thereafter will meet or exceed that bar and will merit an award. 

Should NO project meet the criteria, NO award will be given for that Award category for that year. 

What is the Criteria? For the establishment of a competitive spirit, only the judges and the executive committee will know what criteria is being used and implemented for that particular year.  YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO FEEDBACK.

1. WHO WILL RECEIVE THE AWARD?

It is the goal of the Gulf Coast film & Video Festival to recognize the accomplishments of those that have merited an Award for their outstanding project.  Ordinarily, it is the “DIRECTOR” of the project that will receive an award with his/her name inscribed on the award’s plate in a winning category (unless otherwise noted). If the Director is NOT present at the awards presentation, the award will be given to the teams representative who will accept the award on behalf of the non-present member OR MAILED TO THE OFFICIAL CONTACT LISTED ON THE ENTRY FORM, if no one is present at the awards ceremony.  In case there are multiple “DIRECTORS” (two or more directors) for a single project,  no name will be inscribed on the award’s plate and the team member(s) present at the awards presentation will receive and accept the award as a group. If NO members of the team are present and/or NO directors are present at the ceremony, the Award WILL BE MAILED TO THE OFFICIAL CONTACT LISTED ON THE ENTRY FORM. ONLY one award per category will be given out.

2. WHAT IF THERE ARE MULTIPLE DIRECTORS AND I WANT MY AWARD?

If your project has multiple directors and no name is inscribed on the award, YOUR team will have to decide who will receive that particular award. However, you may purchase your own award (the exact award given out) inscribed with your name on the Award plate for a fee to cover the cost and postage of the award.  For duplicate awards with your name inscribed on the Award plate, request your award by emailing the director of the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival. Hal Wixon, at HalWixon@aol.com or by calling Mr. Wixon at:  281-333-5804 for inquiries and for rates.

3. CAN I PURCHASE MY OWN AWARD IF I AM NOT THE DIRECTOR?

If your project wins an award from the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival and you are NOT the Director, you are entitled to purchase and receive your own award with your name inscribed on the Award’s plate in recognition of YOUR efforts in completing this award-winning project. You may purchase your own award (the exact award given out) inscribed with your name on the Award plate for a fee to cover the cost and postage of the award.  For duplicate awards with your name inscribed on the Award plate, request your award by emailing the director of the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival. Hal Wixon, at HalWixon@aol.com or by calling Mr. Wixon at:  281-333-5804 for inquiries and for rates.

QUESTIONS?

Should you have ANY questions or concerns regarding ANY of the Rules, Guidelines or forms,  please feel free to contact the organizer and founder of the Gulf Coast Film & Video Festival,  Hal Wixon at: HalWixon@aol.com or by calling Mr. Wixon at: 281.333.5804 between 9AM to 4PM Monday through Friday.

WE hope to see you at the festival. Bring your Camera!!!