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IN REGARDS TO SUBMITTING:

How do I submit my film/short?

Please use our link via FILM FREEWAY [https://filmfreeway.com/festerfest]

At this time entries are require a small fee – please use the link above to see our deadline and fee rates.

WHAT IF MY FILM/SHORT WAS COMMERCIALLY PRODUCED?

We will not consider it for any awards but may find it with enough creative merit to include it within our program.

If it is submitted in the correct format, with “COMMERCIAL WORK” included in the PDF of the synopsis.

Any works found to be commercial work without the disclaimer will be considered as an act to deceive and may not be considered.

HOW/CAN I ATTEND FESTEFEST?

We invite all submissions to attend the Fest. The festival will take place in Butte, Montana.

How you arrive is up to you. However please use our contact us page ASAP for lodging opportunities if your film/short was selected.

WHAT ARE THE DEADLINES?

June 26, 2020 – Good Enough To Know Deadline

You feel your work is completed and ready for an early submission based on its qualifying merits. Entries prior to this deadline will be given first views – which is good, considering the limited showtime blocks. However, these entries are not automatically accepted into FF.

 

August 28, 2020 – Undead Deadline

You’re certainly not late, still plenty of time to be considered. Entries prior to this deadline will be given first views – which is good, considering the limited showtime blocks. However, these entries are not automatically accepted into FF.

 

September 25, 2020 – The Final Damned Deadline

Really cutting it short with FF one month out – you must feel confident in your work. Entries prior to this deadline will be given first views – which is good, considering the limited showtime blocks. However, these entries are not automatically accepted into FF.

 

September 30, 2020 – Notification Date

All entries should be notified by this time regarding acceptance into FF. It is likely you will hear from us sooner, so you will be able to plan for your attendance if you wish to.

WHEN WILL THESE MOVIES SCREEN?

October 29 – 31, 2020

At the Covellite Theater – schedule TBA

WHO ARE THE JUDGES?

Although we cannot tell you the specific individuals at this time, we have a list of qualified industry experts as well as rabid fans of the genre(s).

Our jury consists of a panel that will respect the privacy of your work and not privately screen your work without approved sanction of the committee for reviewing purposes.

Members of the FF jury will never contact you directly regarding your work nor ask for a “link” to the film or request any physical copies directly from you.

CAN I SUBMIT IDEAS OR SCRIPTS TO BE CONSIDERED?

No.

FESTERFEST is for finished works only.

Please see our deadlines above, or review on our Film Freeway access [https://filmfreeway.com/festerfest].

WHAT ARE THE AWARDS?

FF20: MADE THE CUT

All selected showcases will earn the rights to place the coveted “Made the Cut” FF laurels on their posters, websites, and any other promotional material they see fit.

 

FESTER FEATURE FILM PRIZE

Considered the grand prize of feature length film. Special laurels will be presented as well as a 10″ physical award for the recipient of the prize.

 

FESTER SHORT FILM PRIZE

Considered the grand prize of short length film. Special laurels will be presented as well as a 9″ physical award for the recipient of the prize.

 

AUDIENCE AWARD: SLAUGHTERED

Considered the grand prize for a humorous or over the top feature or short. Special laurels will be presented as well as a 7″ physical award for the recipient of the prize.

CAN I DOWNLOAD MATERIALS FROM YOUR WEBSITE?

No. A special FF MADE THE CUT laurel pack will be provided via link, as well as social media kits. But this will be provided once your work is selected. At this time, we hope you respect the work of others and not directly download any materials from this website. Thank you.