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What is the Lumbee River Independent Film Festival?

The Lumbee River Independent Film Festival is an annual event that targets student filmmakers in North Carolina as well as upcoming and established filmmakers across the nation to showcase their talents and allow their efforts to be recognized on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The inaugural event in 2013 attracted filmmakers with a wide range of talents on diverse subjects. The highlight of the film festival this year will be the premiere of the documentary, Voices of the Lumbee, produced by Drs. Jason Hutchens and Michele Fazio at UNCP. Visit www.voicesofthelumbee.com to view the trailer, production progress, and behind-the-scene stories. How much is the submission fee? Submission fee for students will be $20 per project with picture proof of student ID. The fee for all other submissions will be $50 per project. Checks can be made out to UNC Pembroke with Lumbee River Independent Film Festival in the memo line. Who can submit films? Professional or amateur filmmakers can submit films. Student filmmakers are especially encouraged to submit films. What kinds of films are you looking for? We are looking for any genre. Whether it is a documentary, experimental, or silent well take them all. We are especially interested in films featuring American Indian history and culture. Again, ALL FILM GENRES ARE WELCOME (Closed-captioning not required).

Will all films be screened at the festival? No. All films will be eligible for judging and we do reserve the right to select screenings for the program schedule.

Will materials be returned once decisions are made? No. We are unable to return your materials. Please do not send master copies.

Do you accept works in progress and rough cuts? Yes. We will consider rough cuts of films.

What is the evaluation process for submissions? A panel of qualified judges will decide winner and runner-up for each category. We reserve the right to select films for screening at the film festival.

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When are submissions due?


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Submissions should be postmarked by March 17 , 2014. The entry fee is doubled for films
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submitted after March 17 . No films will be accepted after March 24 , 2014.

When is the film festival? The Lumbee River Independent Film Festival will be held on April 10th and 11th, 2014 at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in the Givens Performing Arts Center.

Submission checklist: Your submission should include the following: 1. A completed application form (below) 2. A DVD of your film 3. Picture proof of student ID (if applicable) 4. Submit entry fee. CHECKS ONLY. Made out to: UNC Pembroke Memo line: Lumbee River Independent Film Festival 5. Submit the above materials to: Dr. Jason Hutchens UNCP Mass Communication Department PO Box 1510 Pembroke, NC 28372

Who do I contact for more information? Email: lumbeeriverfilmfestival@gmail.com Facebook page: Lumbee River Independent Film Festival Twitter account: @LRIFilmFestival

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Submission Form Applicant Information Name: ___________________________ Email: ___________________________ Circle Classification: (Student/Non-Student) Bio (attach additional sheets if necessary): ______________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________ Film Information Title: _______________________________________________ Run-Time: __________________________________________ Your Creative Role(s): __________________________ Director: _________________________________ Writer: ___________________________________ Producer: _________________________________ Cinematographer: __________________________ Sound: ___________________________________ Music: ____________________________________ Cast Members: ________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Phone Number: __________________________

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Film Information (continued) Which category best describes the film? Short film (less than 40 minutes) Feature film (40 minutes or longer) Brief Synopsis of Film: (attach additional sheets if necessary) ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Date Completed: _______________________________ Language: ______________ (English subtitles must be provided for foreign language films) Genres (check all that apply): Action Comedy Adventure Animation Biography Crime Documentary Drama Family Fantasy Romance History Horror Musical Mystery American Indian

Disclaimer I understand that submission of my work authorizes the Lumbee River Independent Film Festival to use the work for exhibition, education, and/or publicity purposes related to the festival; that the Lumbee River Independent Film Festival will handle the prints, tapes, and accompanying public relations or promotion and supporting materials with a maximum of care but cannot be held liable for any damages or loss during shipping, use, preview, or screening; and that the Lumbee River Independent Film Festival is also not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work. I understand that the Lumbee River Independent Film Festival reserves the right to select screenings and/or shorten film content in order to meet the program schedule. Print Name: ___________________________ Signature: _____________________________Date: ______________________ Make copies of this submission form as needed.

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