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Scranton Fringe Festival accepting original short films for 2016 festival, due May 1

Scranton Fringe Festival accepting original short films for 2016 festival, due May 1
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From a press release:

The Scranton Fringe Festival, which will be held in multiple venues in downtown Scranton on Sept. 29-Oct. 2, is introducing a curated short film series as part of the 2016 festival – unique, engaging, and diverse films are encouraged to submit.

The films will be screened multiple times throughout the festival weekend with a special talk back session with any and all available filmmakers from the selected films. Exact times and venue is to be determined and will be announced on or around May 6. The film screenings may or may not be ticketed.

Short films from across the globe are invited to submit for consideration with no application or participation fees. All selected filmmakers will receive two artist passes to the festival for themselves and/or any team members. The films will be reviewed and curated by a special Fringe task force with direct assistance from the 2016 programming committee.

An award for “Outstanding Film of the 2016 Scranton Fringe” will be presented at the wrap-up party on the evening of Sunday, Oct. 2 and will be based upon audience vote. The winning film will receive a wide-scoped PR push from Scranton Fringe and a $100 cash prize to support the filmmaker.

Guidelines for submission:

1. All films must be no less than five minutes and no more than 20 minutes in length (counting opening/closing credits).

2. Filmmakers must not have had/nor hold a screening of the film in Northeastern Pennsylvania (generally defined as Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wyoming, Pike, and Monroe Counties) other than the Fringe between June 29-Dec. 29, 2016.

3. Filmmakers must confirm they hold complete legal/creative rights to their film and any element utilized within the film.

4. Preferred method of submission is via private Vimeo link; however, mailed DVDs will also be accepted. To submit via DVD, you must fill out the form, indicate you will submit via DVD, and mail it to the Fringe (PO Box 1235, Scranton, PA, 18501). Fringe cannot return any submitted DVDs, so please ensure you have copies and do not require its return.

5. Filmmakers may submit up to two different films for consideration; however, they must each be submitted on an individual application.

All films must be submitted or postmarked by May 1 to be eligible. Applications can be found here.