october 4-6, 2019 

Rules & Regulations

QUALIFICATION FOR ENTRIES: Any feature, short film or video, made for cinema, television or the Internet may be entered. Feature films must be between 60 and 120 minutes in length. Short films must be no more than 15 minutes in length. All submitted works must be in English or have English subtitles. Only works completed after January 1, 2017 will be accepted.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Works submitted for selection can be presented only on BluRay or DCP (NTSC Region 0 or 1 only). Multiple submissions may be sent, but a separate application and entry fee must accompany each submission.

ENTRY FEES AND DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT: Check the selected online submission site for deadlines and entry fees. Late entry fees are available but early entry in recommended. The entry fee is non-refundable and must be paid in U.S. dollars.

SELECTION: All submitted works will be judged by the Festival Committee. The Festival Committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project. Works will be categorized at the sole discretion of the Festival Committee. Selected entrants will be informed of their status on or around September 5, 2018.


SCREENING FORMAT: Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF) screens selected Features on DCP or BluRay. All Short films must send high resolution film file.

SCREENING REQUIREMENTS: If your work is selected to screen at the Tucson Film & Music Festival, you will be required to submit: for Features: DCP or BluRay. For Shorts: uncompressed Quicktime ProRes (.mov) file of your film by the requested deadline. If the Festival office does not receive the required video copy in the proper format on or before to requested deadline, the selected work may be withdrawn from the festival.

Tucson Film & Music Festival also holds the following guidelines: selected films may not screen at another local festival/event within 45 days of screening at TFMF; and films cannot be available online to view at public websites i.e. Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, etc. from the time of acceptance until after the festival has ended.

TRANSPORTATION AND INSURANCE: The submitter is responsible for the transport costs, insurance charges and customs fees incurred when shipping material to the Festival. The Festival is responsible for the costs incurred with the return of material to the filmmaker – however, due to budgetary limitations, the material will be shipped via SURFACE MAIL. Filmmakers requesting the return of materials via courier must incur the cost themselves. Although they will take every precaution, Tucson Film & Music Festival cannot be held responsible for the loss or damage of entry and exhibition materials.

LEGAL: By submitting to Tucson Film & Music Festival you warrant, as sole and exclusive owner/s of all legal right and title thereto that you have absolute authority to submit the entry to the Tucson Film & Music Festival. You will indemnify and hold harmless the Tucson Film & Music Festival, its judges, its 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, including third party claims, based on films/videos submitted to the Tucson Film & Music Festival. If your film/video/music video is selected, you expressly grant the Tucson Film Festival the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, distribute, and display any and all publicity materials related to the film/video/ music video, including but not limited to stills, press releases, bios, and trailers, in whole or in part, without limitation to territory, and/or to incorporate said publicity materials in other works in any form, media, or technology now known or later developed.

ACCEPTANCE OF REGULATIONS: By signing the entry form, submitting via wihtoutabox for the Tucson Film & Music Festival, the participant accepts, without reservation, the terms of the present regulations as stated in this document.

Posted at July 23rd, 2013 by admin.
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