Submission forms must be accompanied by the applicable entry fee.
The judges' decisions are final.
Finalists will be requested to remove all credits, logos, festival laurels/awards and text of any description. Only the title is to be included. It is the responsibility of the filmmaker to ensure that the quality of the trailer is maintained. Exceptions will be made if there is a name that will be recognized by a Hollywood audience, as this will stimulate interest.
Deliverable should be submitted within 14 days of the Festival's request. If any credits, logos, festival laurels/awards or text remain, the Festival reserves the right to edit the file in order the expedite the Festival's progress.
Films attached to the trailer should be completed by May 21st, 2020. However, productions can be delayed so we will ensure distributors' interest is maintained until project completed. No companies are ever looking for just one project..
Trailers that have been submitted to a previous Trailer Film Festival can resubmit iFmajor changes have been made.
All projects must have world rights available. If films have been screened at promotional events or or qualifying runs, they are still eligible.
Films that have played in the major festivals, e.g. Sundance, Cannes etc. are not eligible. They will be recognized by the industry and this is not the unique content we wish to brand ourselves with.
Films on self-distribution channels are eligible as filmmakers reserve all rights.
The Trailer Festival reserves the right to reject or disquality submissions at its discretion without any refund to the filmmaker.
Because this is a private screening room with no ticket sales, it is not necessary to have copyright for music etc as there are no rights, permission or copyright issues.
ORIGINALITY AND PERMISSIONS INDEMNITY
Films must be the original work o the applicants. If a film is based upon another person's life or upon a book or other underlying work, applicant(s) must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not necessary to submit the adaptation rights or agreements to the Trailer Film Festival. The Trailer Film Festival not its jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant's statement or authorship or rights secured. By enters the competition, you represent that you have secured all necessary rights.
When selling their film, filmmakers are solely responsible or obtaining all necessary rights and permission for third-party materials included in their films . The Trailer Film Festival expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility or any violations of the foregoing.
No refunds are made under any circumstances. If a payment is disputed by an entry for any reason, the entrant may be subject to any transaction fees or similar amounts incurred by the Trailer Film Festival in connection with the dispute.
Payments can be made online only.
The Trailer Film Festival does not waive entry fees. We believe waiving entry fees hurts the integrity o the festival. The same rules and entry fees should apply to all applicants so no one films is favored over another.
The Trailer Film Festival has no obligation (other than as stated in these rules or on our website) to disclose any of the following information. i) Identities of screeners or judges. ii) notes, feedback or information relating to the submitted project and/or iii) details regarding the submission review or selection process.
However, we do publish details about out judges on our Website and information from the Voting Room on our blog. To this end, the Trailer Film Festival explicitly disclaims any liability or responsibility or any comments, notes, or opinions expressed about a submission, whether by the Festival or its staff and volunteers.
I/We have read all of the rules. We understand and have complied with these rules.
I/We warrant the submission is my/our original work and there are no disputes regarding the ownership of the submission.
I/We also warrant the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead.
To the best of my/our knowledge, all the statements herein are true and correct.
I/We understand that failure to adhere to the festival rules and regulations will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee.
W/We acknowledge that once an entry payment has been processed, the Trailer Film Festival will not provide a refund.
BY SUBMITTING THE MATERIAL, I/WE HEREBY AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND DEFEND THE TRAILER FILM FESTIVAL, ITS EMPLOYEES, DIRECTORS, REPRESENTATIVES, JUDGES AND AFFILIATES FROM ALL LIABILITY, CLAIMS AND DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH THE SUBMISSION AND FROM ANY FEES AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES, THAT ANY O THEM MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.