RULES & REGULATIONS

Eligibility:

1. Entries must be completed in 2012 through 2018

2. Featured-length Films must be 31-90 minutes maximum

3. Short Films must be between 3-30 minutes maximum

4. Must be 18 years and/or older

5. Genres Accepted – Drama, Action, Comedy, Fantasy/ Sci-Fi, Inspirational, and Musical/ Dance

6. Films that use any other language other than English must have subtitles.

 

Youth Film Eligibility: 

• Must be under 17 years or younger.

• Film should be produced, directed and edit by youths that are 17 years and younger.

• Cast, crew and story should be diverse.

• Films should be 3 – 15 minutes maximum

• Genres Accepted – Drama, Action, Comedy, Fantasy/ Sci-Fi, Inspirational, and Musical/ Dance

• Films that use any other language other than English must have subtitles.

• All entries must email a wavier to contact@galvestonislandfilmfestivalandconference.com

Rules & Terms:

GIFF-CON – Galveston Island Film Festival and Conference

TERMS OF USE 

• Failure to comply with GIFF-CON guidelines, rules, regulations, or eligibility may be cause for disqualification and result in    
   having your film pulled from screening.

 

• By submitting or entering your work to GIFF-CON you are admitting that you have read, understood and agreed to follow our
   Rules and Regulations for festival submissions and to abide by our Terms and Conditions of service and our general festival
   Rules and Regulations.

 

 

• By submitting or entering your work to GIFF-CON, entrants release it’s Board of Directors, Officers, Staff and Volunteers
   harmless from and against all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or
   indirectly, from participation with the competition or participation in any competition related activity.

 

• By submitting to GIFF-CON you are granting GIFF-CON the rights to use screen grabs, press materials, and stills from you
   movie on our advertisements, press materials, festival programs and website for a minimum 12 months preceding and
   following the festival year you are submitted to.

 

 • By submitting to GIFF-CON Featured and Short Film Category you are admitting that you are 18 years of age or older.

 

• By submitting to GIFF-CON Youth Film Category you are admitting that you are 17 years or younger. Also, you have
   submitted a parental wavier form.

 

• By submitting to GIFF-CON you are granting the right for GIFF-CON to screen your film publicly one to four times in the next
   twelve months, world wide.

 

• By entering or submitting to any GIFF-CON you acknowledge that you are not entitled to any refund or damage claims of any
   kind if your film is unable to screen due to technical or operational difficulties or if your film needs to be rescheduled or
   delayed for any reason or do not get chosen for the festival.

 

• Every Film with Non–English dialogue that is submitted selected MUST provide their film WITH ENGLISH subtitles, no matter
   what language the dialogue is. Films without English Subtitles will be disqualify from the submission process.

 

• Every Film with Non–English dialogue that gets officially selected MUST provide a copy of their film WITH ENGLISH subtitles,
   no matter what language the dialogue is.

• GIFF-CON is not responsible for broken or non-functioning films, DCP's (Digital Cinema Package).

 

• In the case that your film gets selected for the official program in 2018, a final screening copy in form of a DCP has to be
   delivered to the festival no later than 1 month before the opening night of the festival.

 

• If your Film get's to be officially selected as the OPENING FILM of the festival you MUST provide a digital high resolution file
   with ENGLISH if language is other than English - ALREADY ATTACHED AND SYNCHED UP TO THE FINAL SCREENING COPY.
  THE ESTIVAL DOES NOT TRANSLATE OR EDIT SUBTITLES ONTO THE FILM FOR SCREENING PURPOSES.
   We do NOT accept separated files of movies and subtitles it has to be provided in ONE file.

 

• If GIFF-CON does not receive a DCP copy of your film (if selected) your film will automatically be disqualified from the
   program/competition.

 

• GIFF-CON does not pay any screening fees. We also do not arrange and/or pay for any travel expenses. All federal, state and
   local laws and regulations apply.

SUBMISSION FEES

Early Bird Deadline

January 15, 2018

Standard Fee: $30

Regular Deadline

June 1, 2018

Standard Fee: $40

Late Deadline

July 16, 2018

Standard Fee: $55

Extended Deadline

August 13, 2018

Standard Fee: $75

Featured Film

Early Bird Deadline

January 15, 2018

Standard Fee: $25

Regular Deadline

June 1, 2018

Standard Fee: $35

Late Deadline

July 16, 2018

Standard Fee: $50

Extended Deadline

August 13, 2018

Standard Fee: $70

Short Film

Youth Film

Early Bird Deadline

January 15, 2018

Standard Fee: $20

Regular Deadline

June 1, 2018

Standard Fee: $30

Late Deadline

July 16, 2018

Standard Fee: $45

Extended Deadline

August 13, 2018

Standard Fee: $65

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