Participating group must have the rights to any music used in its film and must provide releases for all music used. As with music, pre-recorded sound effects are allowed, but you must have rights to use them.
A title card with the following: team name, team leader’s name, title, city, and date
Must include the official Collective International Film Festival Logo (it can be found in the submit section on www.CIFF.biz) OR a title card with: “This film was submitted to the Collective International Film Festival www.CIFF.biz”
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Must have a title card with: This film was submitted to the Collective International Film Festival www.CIFF.biz.
For any future screenings, online or otherwise, films should retain the opening and ending credits, official Collective International Film Festival Logo OR title card that says: “This film was made for the Collective International Film Festival www.CIFF.biz”.
Must use the formats withoutabox has restricted submissions to.
Format must be compatible with Vimeo requirements. If your film cannot be viewed on Collective International Film Festival equipment, it may be disqualified.
The Entrant should not distribute their entry/video in any way prior to it receiving its official Collective International Film Festival premiere screening. This includes uploading the video to any website or screening the film for groups of anyone other than the team. The Entrant is encouraged to make a trailer of their film and distribute that instead. If you make a trailer and decide to enter, it should be no longer than 45 seconds, and you should send it in with your production documents. (All production documents must be sent to email@example.com before you submit your film on Withoutabox.)
We recommend that you make sound levels relatively even throughout your film. (If your film has uneven sound or sound that peaks, it may be modified to protect the playback equipment.)
Projection specs vary from theater to theater and are beyond the control of the Collective International Film Festival. If your film is very dark, it may be difficult to see in certain settings.
We are expecting your use of common decency.
Each team must secure releases for talent, crew, music and locations (and any other applicable releases), which must be turned in before submitting films, along with team leaders agreement. The film/video will not be screened before the Collective International Film Festival Organizers receive the signed releases. All production documents must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Release forms can be found on the Collective International Film Festival website in the submit section.
To be eligible for the Project, Entries must be the original work of the Entrant; must not infringe third-party's rights; must be suitable for publication (i.e., may not be obscene or indecent); must not contain pornographic material; may not invade privacy or other rights of any person, company or entity; may not in any other way violate applicable laws and regulations; and may not contain any copyrighted elements (other than as owned by the Entrant).
Entries containing prohibited or inappropriate content as determined by the Collective International Film Festival, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Collective International Film Festival reserves the right to make the final determination as to which Entries are eligible. Collective International Film Festival also reserves the right to refuse to screen a film or to make an announcement at the screening regarding the content of the film.
To be certified as an Official Film Entry, each participating group's film/video production must follow all rules herein. The Collective International Film Festival Organizers reserve the right to screen only certified Official Film Entries.
Entries Not Returned:
No Entries (media or documents) will be returned.
Collective International Film Festival and Project Parties may, in their sole discretion, disqualify Entries deemed to be inappropriate or otherwise non-compliant.