25 April 2011

Call for Films: Breast Fest/ Shorts Contest

Post date: 25 April 2011
Deadline: 30 June 2011

Do you have a short film that focuses on Breast health and/or breast cancer? Each year Breast Fest holds a short film competition for films 10 minutes or less. The finalists are short listed by our advisory committee with the winner selected via public voting. The film with the most votes wins the Amazing Grace Award for Best Short Film, a $1,500 cash prize, and flown to Toronto to present his/her film at the Breast Fest Film Festival.


The BREAST FEST FILM FESTIVAL 2011 Short Film Competition (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Rethink Breast Cancer. (the “Sponsor”). The Contest requires a filmmaker (the “Entrant”) to submit a short film (the “Video”) which sheds light on breast health and the issues surrounding breast cancer in significant and interesting ways. The Entrant must also provide stills/photographs (a minimum of 2) from the Video for promotional purposes.


The Contest starts at 12:00:01AM (ET) on April 1,2011 and closes at 11:59:59PM (ET) June 30, 2011 (the “Contest Period”). In order to be eligible to enter the Contest, the Entrant must submit a Video during the Contest Period.


The Contest is open to legal residents of Canada who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at time of entry, excluding the Province of Qu├ębec. Employees, officers and directors of the Sponsor, its affiliated companies or agents, their respective advertising or promotional agencies, the independent contest organization or a member of any such person’s immediate family (regardless of where they live) or persons with whom they are domiciled (whether related or not) are not eligible to participate in the Contest. In these Rules, “immediate family” means mother, father, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters or spouse.


No Purchase Necessary. In order to participate, Entrant must (i) have a valid email address* to enter the Contest, (ii) have an account on the YouTube™ website and (iii) using Entrant’s account, upload his/her Video as a video submission to YouTube™. Entrant may upload the Video to an existing YouTube™ account or create a new account for Contest purposes. To create a new YouTube™ account go to http://youtube.com/signup and follow the instructions. Once you have successfully created your YouTube™ account you will receive a confirmation email. To upload the Film on YouTube™, click on http://www.youtube.com/login?next=/my_videos_upload. Follow the instructions on how to upload a video by entering your Video details. You will be required to agree to the YouTube™ Privacy Policy, Terms of Use and Community Guidelines. Next, click on the submit button and a display message will appear confirming that your Video has been successfully uploaded. The broadcast options on your YouTube™ account must be set to public. Once the Video is uploaded to You Tube™ and you have the link to your Video, you must complete the Contest online entry form located at the BREAST FEST FILM FESTIVAL website: http://www.breastfestfilmfest.com/watchvote.shtml (the “Contest Website”).

*Email accounts can be obtained free of charge from many Internet service providers. Email addresses received shall be deemed to be submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email address by an internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g. business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

4. VIDEO FORMAT AND CONTENT. Each submitted Video:

(i) must be an original work containing entirely original materials, created and recorded solely by the Entrant registered on the Contest Website, over which the Entrant has all necessary rights, title and interest, including copyright;
(ii) must not defame or infringe upon the personal or proprietary rights of any third party, including, without limitation, the intellectual property rights, or publicity or privacy rights of any third party, living or deceased;
(iii) must not contain brand names, tradenames, trademarks or logos of any third parties or the images of celebrities;
(iv) must be submitted in one of the following file formats: WMV, AVI, MOV and MPGs. For more information on video file formats you may visit YouTube™ Help Centre at: http://www.google.com/support/youtube/binlanswer.py?answer=55744&topic=10526;
(v) must be ten (10) minutes in length or less;
(vi) must be intended for family audience viewing and contain only content that, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor is suitable for all persons;
(vii) must not, in the sole and unfettered discretion of the Sponsor, contain any sexually explicit, disparaging, discriminatory, offensive, libelous or other inappropriate content;
(viii) must not violate the YouTube™ “Terms of Use” or “Community Guidelines” as posted on the YouTube™ website;
(ix) must be submitted only once; and
(x) must comply with these Official Contest Rules and Regulations.

Short film submission form >>

Contact Information:

For inquiries: hello@breastfestfilmfest.com

For submissions: click here

Website: http://www.breastfestfilmfest.com
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