Ozark Foothills FilmFest accepting Submissions for 13th Annual Festival

September 26, 2013

A public service announcement. From our friends in Batesville. Here’s their release:

The Ozark Foothills FilmFest is currently accepting submissions for the 13th annual festival, set for April 2-6, 2014 at several venues in Batesville, Arkansas. The festival is non-competitive; travel and lodging are provided in full or part for representatives of selected Official Selections.

Entries are accepted in two categories:

OFFICIAL SELECTION. Narrative or documentary films forty minutes or longer. Special consideration is given to films with relevance to rural audiences based on setting, subject, or point of view. Filmmakers whose work is chosen as an Official Selection will be invited to attend and participate in a post screening Q&A and will receive monetary compensation if participating in a panel or other public program. Lodging and a travel stipend are provided.

SHORT FILM SHOWCASES. Narrative, documentary, animated, or experimental films less than forty minutes. Several showcases are typically scheduled during the festival. Filmmakers are provided the opportunity to present and discuss their films. Special consideration is given to filmmakers from Arkansas and neighboring states.

Submissions must be on DVD (preferably DVD-R) and accompanied by a non-refundable $15 entry fee for Official Selection entries or a $10 entry fee for Short Film Showcase entries, and entry form. Screeners will be returned if requested by the entrant. An entry form is available here www.ozarkfoothillsfilmfest.org/2014_film_entries.html.

The entry deadline is December 31, 2013. Screener, entry form, and entry fee should be mailed to Ozark Foothills FilmFest, 195 Peel Road, Locust Grove, AR 72550. Filmmakers will be notified of selection by February 3, 2014.

For additional information call 870-251-1189 or email ozarkfilm@wildblue.net.

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