Sunday, February 19, 2012

Rules for Submission, Festival 2012

Any student films are welcome for submission to the Open Frame. Student films must include at least two Malone College students in two of the following positions: Producer, Director, Writer, Lead Actor, Editor, Original Score.

  • We encourage all genres of: documentaries, journalistic expose, fictional narrative, stop action, animation, experimental, music videos, etc…
  • student produced films may be submitted by April 5th at 9 a.m..
  • films must be submitted digitally on a hard drive or through upload through a file transfer service.  Quicktime format (.mov) is preferred.
  • films must be sixteen minutes or under to be considered (including the credits).
  • films may only include lead actors who do not appear (in significant roles) in any other film festival submissions.
  • filmmakers must obtain rights to any music used in their films.
  • accepted filmmakers must volunteer a minumum of six hours during the final week of the festival.
  • Films will be accepted based upon quality of form and content, and restricted based on the limited time-frame of the festival.  

All films are programmed into the festival by faculty members of the Communication Arts Department who also occasionally consult local filmmakers and faculty members in other departments.