Submissions

Thank you for submitting to Etheria Film Night 2015! Etheria Film Night is an annual curated screening of the best short science fiction, action, fantasy, horror, and thriller films directed by women. One out-of-competition feature will be screened as well.

Etheria Film Night has rolling submissions, meaning you can submit anytime. However, to be considered for the 2015 lineup, you must submit no later than March 31st, 2015.

You can submit below using the form on this site, or through Film Festival Life and Festhome if you prefer:

Film festival Life

Please read the rules thoroughly before submitting

RULES

GENDER

Your film MUST be directed or co-directed by a woman. A woman is someone who currently identifies as a woman when it comes to gender or sex.

GENRE

The Etheria Film Night only screens science fiction, horror, action, thriller, comedy, and fantasy films. Speculative fiction, dystopian, apocalyptic, mystery, noir, dark comedy, heist, and disaster films are welcomed.

LENGTH

The Etheria Film Night plays a lineup of roughly 8-12 short films and one feature-length film. A short film should be between 20 seconds and 20 minutes in length. A feature should be longer than 60 minutes and no longer than 120 minutes. You can enter as many films as you like – simply fill out a different form for each film submission.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. It doesn’t matter if your short film has screened anywhere else first; this is a showcase of the very best new films regardless of previous screenings. Think of us as a “best of” short film event.

FEATURE FILM

The Etheria Film Night will be presenting one not-for-competition feature-length film. In addition to the requirements above (other than length), Etheria Film Night must be, at minimum, the feature film’s Los Angeles premiere. We prefer it to be the World Premiere, USA Premiere, or West Coast premiere. If selected to screen at Etheria Film Night, the feature can not be screened again in the Los Angeles area within 30 days of the Etheria Film Night in June, 2015.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Upload your film to vimeo.com, dropbox, or youtube.com and provide us with the link below in this agreement. We will not upload it for you. You may password protect your entry but do not change the password until we’ve made our final decisions in May 2015 otherwise our judges will not be able to view your entry.

2. Fill out this submission agreement with every film entry. By submitting this legally binding agreement, you are stating that you have read the official rules stated above.

3. Have your acceptance materials READY to send in. If accepted you will need to deliver materials with a very tight deadline, otherwise your film may get cut from the lineup. It’s your responsibility to provide materials so we may effectively screen your film.

4. You must be the copyright owner of the film.

UPON ACCEPTANCE

Filmmakers will be notified regarding their acceptance status on or about May 15, 2015. Your film materials will be due immediately upon acceptance via yousendit.com, wetransfer.com, email, or dropbox.com (we do not accept DVDs or hard copies of your film). These materials are due immediately, otherwise your film may not be screened (please, do not zip digital files when sending).

1. Three high resolution digital photos of the director. Photos need to be 300 DPI and over 800 pixels. Aim for production stills that capture filmmaker directing/producing on set.

2. Five high resolution digital images from the submitted entry. This can be screenshots, posters, and production stills. Photos need to be 300 DPI and over 800 pixels.

3. A downloadable, digital file of the film in both MP4 and PRORES and either 1080 or 720.

 

Submission Form

Film Title:

Year Completed:

Nation in which film was made:

This film is a (short or feature):
 Short Feature

Film Entry Link (Vimeo.com or youtube.com link must be provided, Google Doc or Dropbox Links accepted as well):

Film Entry Password (Only fill this out if you put a password on your film. Do not change this password):

Film Running Time:

Aspect Ratio:
 Widescreen (16 x 9/1:78) Full screen (4:3) Scope (2.37/2.39) Letterboxed

Synopsis (100 words or less. Please check for spelling errors):

Website/social network page for film:

Would this be a premiere? Los Angeles? West Coast? USA? Worldwide?

Credits

Writer(s):

Director(s):

Director's Website(s):

Director's Biography:

Producer(s):

Producer's Website(s):

Producer's Biography:

Director of Photography:

Composer(s):

Editor(s):

Top-billed actors and their respective characters:

Copyright Owner (Person who is filling out this form):

Copyright owner's address

Street Address Line 1:

Street Address Line 2:

City:

State/Region:

Postal/Zip Code:

Country:

Phone Number:

By signing this form, the copyright owner(s) listed agree to the following terms and conditions of submission of materials to this festival:

1. The copyright owner(s) listed accept in full Etheria Film Night's terms and conditions detailed above and grants Etheria Film Night permission to screen this film entry at their festivals, carpet ceremonies, and partner events on copyright owner(s) behalf domestically and internationally.

2. The copyright owner(s) listed warrant that they are the owners of the Film submitted, including copyright therein, that they have the right to grant Etheria Film Night the use of the Film and all the rights herein granted; that they have or will obtain all required authorizations, consents, and releases from others, including but not limited to those who appear recognizable in the submitted Film or who rendered services in connection therewith; and that Etheria Film Night's use of the Film as provided herein will not violate the rights of another person, entity or organization.

3. The copyright owner(s) listed will indemnify and hold harmless Etheria Film Night, its Board of Directors, Staff, Volunteers, Sponsors, and Partners individually and collectively, from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses including legal expenses arising out of or in connection with any and all claims, or third party claims based on material submitted to Etheria Film Night.

4. The copyright owner(s) grants Etheria Film Night permission to utilize their likeness, images, footage, and sound (clips from the film, music and dialogue, production stills, screenshots, or images of their person) they provide in relation to their accepted film entry for the Etheria Film Festival and organization via online, print, big screen, PSA's, commercials, interviews, articles, and radio domestically and internationally. Copyright owner(s) will receive no compensation whatsoever for the organization's use of their images or likeness utilized to promote or advertise any event or service. Etheria Film Night may utilize these images at their discretion, with no responsibility to filmmaker in regards to permission or requests.

Copyright Owner states that all numbers, facts, and information are true and legally binding.

Writing your name below is a legally valid signature and the Etheria Film Night is not responsible for any misleading information on your part or that of a third party.

Signed by and on behalf of:

Signatory's Email (required):

Date:

You will be emailed a copy of this submission form, please keep a copy for your own records.