Sunday, May 3, 2009

Future of Cinema International Film Festival

PO Box 199
Interlochen MI 49643
Phone: 231-276-4370



Narrative shorts 12 minutes or less directed by high school students (ages 14-18) from around the world


Documentary shorts 12 minutes or less directed by high school students (ages 14-18) from around the world


Animated shorts 12 minutes or less directed by high school students (ages 14-18) from around the world


Screenplays (15-20 pages in length) written by high school students (ages 14-18) from around the world

Future of Cinema Festival: Cinema for Change
The Future of Cinema Festival at Interlochen Center for the Arts provides a setting for high school filmmakers to meet professionals and peers, screen work, discuss trends and new developments in cinema, while creating a greater understanding of a quickly evolving art form.
Interlochen Center for the Arts engages and inspires people worldwide through excellence in educational, artistic and cultural programs, enhancing the quality of life through the universal language of the arts. The Future of Cinema Festival is a continuation of the center's 80 year legacy as leader in the arts.
The Future of Cinema Festival is for the high school film maker seeking a global community of other passionate, driven high school students in cinema; we are a dedicated showcase of new filmmakers' talent. The second annual Future of Cinema Fest 2009 will screen the best national and international work of high school students.
Past special guests of the Future of Cinema Series have included Jeff Wozniak, Senior Digital Artist Lucas Films; Gordon Radley, frmr. President of ILM; James Gartner, Director of Glory Road; Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker; Andy Davis, Director of The Fugitive and Holes; Joel McNeely, Composer for Young Indiana Jones Chronicles; Ivan Raimi, Screenwriter - Darkman, Army of Darkness, Spiderman 3; Jeff Daniels, performer; Andrea Nix Fine, Co-Director of WarDance.
Michael Mittelstaedt (Director) ; Michael Mittelstaedt (Director)
Submission Guidelines:
1. Future of Cinema is open to enrolled high school students ages 14-18.
2. Each submission should be a finished production.
3. Each film or screenplay must have its own submission, entry fee, 50 word or less synopsis (preferred through Withoutabox online Project Details), and DVD, along with photocopy of valid student ID
4. All directors must have full rights to project materials and recordings submitted.
5. All work must have been completed after January 1, 2007.
Future of Cinema DOES NOT accept:
1. Trailers, music videos, unfinished work or work in progress, industrial/medical/instructional films.
2. Work from high school graduates.
Submission Format:
All video/film submissions sent for review MUST BE sent on DVD. Links to video websites will not be accepted. Screenplay submissions must be sent in hard copy or electronically in PDF format through Withoutabox.
Exhibition Format
DVD NTSC (Region Free), DigiBeta
Please indicate the category in your submission:
Narrative, Documentary, Animation, Screenplay
Runtime: 10 minutes or less


I/We have read all of the Future of Cinema International Film Festival (a.k.a. Festival) rules. I/We understand and have complied with these rules. I/We warrant the submission of 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 and I/we fully indemnify the Festival against any claim made for such violations of law. To the best of my/our knowledge, all of the statements herein are true and correct. I/We understand that failure to adhere to the Festival rules will result in disqualification and forfeiture of entry fee. I/We agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Future of Cinema International Film Festival, ICA, its trustees, officers, employees, agents and representatives from and defend them against all claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities, and expenses (including attorney’s fees) arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties, whether or not groundless, based on any film submitted to the Festival.

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