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Awards & Prizes

Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Action / Adventure
Best Comedy
Best Documentary
Best Drama
Best Experimental
Best Horror / Thriller / Sci-Fi
Best Student Film
Best Green Film
Best In Show
Best Screenwriting

Rules & Terms

RULES & TERMS for film submission

In order to be eligible for submission:
• All submissions are received through www.filmfreeway.com.
• Provide access to a full screening of your film for judging (through filmfreeway.com)
• You must provide a 3 sentence Tag Line that describes your film
• Provide the genre of your film (Documentary / Drama / Comedy / Action, etc…)
• You must include any necessary warnings of (Nudity / Violence / Language / Adult Situations)
• You must provide English sub titles if the language of the film is not in English
Should you become an “Official Selection” for the 2017 Eastern NC Film Festival you must provide a DVD (sorry, we are not able to screen Blu-ray)
• Provide a JPEG of your Film cover
• Send a separate email that includes the above information to info@encff.com.
• You will have to mail a DVD copy to the address below for actual screening at the festival. (The digital version is for the judge’s screening ONLY)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
By entering your film for consideration for the 2017 Eastern NC Film Festival, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Additionally, you agree that your film does not violate any copyright laws. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the 2017 Eastern NC Film Festival.

Each entry understands that submitting a film does not ensure that the film will be chosen as an “Official Selection”. Only “Official Selection” films will be screened by the selection committee.

Each “Official Selection” understands that the judges will vote their choice. All of the judges’ scores will be added together. The official selection with the highest combined score will win. Nominees for each award will be posted on the website and social media pages prior to the event on February 24, 2017.

Each entry is required to pay a submission fee of $15 by the regular deadline. Should the entry be sent after the regular but before the late deadline the entry must pay the $25 entry fee.

Entries understand and give permission to the Film Fest, Director, Kaleigh Group Entertainment, Indie Spotlight Network and their subsidiaries to utilize the entry’s film visuals on the Indie Spotlight Network and in the Kaleigh Group Entertainment for marketing purposes. All films submitted are eligible for review for distribution through Kaleigh Group Entertainment. If a film is selected for distribution, it will only be done AFTER filmmaker signs the film distribution agreement. Kaleigh Group Entertainment will provide revenue earning opportunities for the film maker at each screening of said film at events after the Eastern NC Film Festival has concluded for that year.

Each entry is required to include a 3 sentence log line to describe the film and provide any warnings (such as, adult themes, nudity, language violence, etc…)

Non-English speaking films must be dubbed or subtitled in English.

Please do not send press kits or any other print materials until they are requested by the festival staff.

RULES & TERMS for Screenwriting Competition

In order to be eligible for submission:

Call For Entries will end on February 24, 2017 at 11:55 pm (EST)
Winner will be announced at the 2017 Eastern NC Film Festival.
$15 Entry Fee

Eligibility
Submitted scripts must be original screenplays, and the sole property of the applicant(s).
All ages are eligible.
All entries must be in English.
Screenplays must be no more than 10 pages in length. Absolutely no exceptions.
There is no limit to the number of screenplays you may submit.
All entries must be uploaded in PDF format.
Screenplays will not be returned.
If a submitted screenplay becomes optioned, produced or purchased between the time of submission and the end of the judging period, that screenplay will no longer be eligible.
Competition judges, employees of the Eastern NC Film Festival, Kaleigh Group Entertainment or Indie Spotlight Network, past and present, and their immediate friends and families, are not eligible to enter.
Screenplays, including outlines, treatments, pitches, log lines or any developmental material related to screenplay, that have previously won any contest, competition, grant, lab, fellowship, mentorship, reading or award of any kind, are not eligible.
Screenplays submitted under a pen name will be immediately disqualified.
Screenplay titles cannot be changed upon resubmission under any circumstances.

All submissions are received through www.filmfreeway.com.

By entering your script for consideration for the 2017 Eastern NC Film Festival, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Additionally, you agree that your script does not violate any copyright laws. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the 2017 Eastern NC Film Festival.

Each entry understands that submitting a script does not ensure that the script will be chosen as an “Official Selection”. A selection committee will review each script to ensure that it meets the rules and guidelines listed here. If all rules and guidelines are met your script will then be an Official selection and forwarded for the judging process.

Each entry understands that submitting a script does not ensure that the script will be chosen as an “Official Selection”. Only “Official Selection” scripts will be read by the judges.

Each “Official Selection” understands that the judges will vote their choice. All of the judges’ scores will be added together. The official selection with the highest combined score will win. Nominees for each award will be posted on the website and social media pages prior to the event on February 24, 2017.

Each entry is required to pay a submission fee of $15 by the deadline.

Each entry is required to include a 3 sentence log line to describe the script and provide any warnings (such as, adult themes, nudity, language violence, etc…)

All scripts must be submitted in English.

SELECTION & NOTIFICATION
All entries will be read by the selection committee. The Festival will make no cuts or changes. Official Festival selections will be announced on or around February 24, 2017. All Official Selection entrants will be notified by email. Official Selection script Titles and author name will be posted on our website. The festival does not pay rental fees for submitted work.

By entering your script for consideration for the 2017 Eastern NC Film Festival Screenwriting Contest, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Additionally, you agree that your script does not violate any copyright laws. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the 2017 Eastern NC Film Festival and through the distribution channels of Kaleigh Group Entertainment.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Eastern NC Film Festival, Kaleigh Group Entertainment, Indie Spotlight Network and any other agents, owners and employees of said entities from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.)

MAILING ADDRESS
Submit by mail:
Eastern NC Film Festival
PO Box 1323
Winterville, NC 28590
All submissions that become “Official Selections” will automatically be eligible to receive distribution services from Kaleigh Group Entertainment.

Festival Date, April 29, 2017
REGULAR FILM SUBMISSION DEADLINE Feb 1, 2017. ($15 entry fee per entry, non-refundable)
LATE FILM SUBMISSION DEADLINE Feb 14, 2017. ($25 entry fee per entry, non-refundable)
REGULAR SCREENWRITING SUBMISSION DEADLINE Feb 1, 2017. ($15 entry fee per entry, non-refundable)
LATE SCREENWRITING SUBMISSION DEADLINE Feb 14, 2017. ($25 entry fee per entry, non-refundable)

SHIPPING
Cost of shipping is the responsibility of the entrant. DVDs must be sent to the festival prepaid. C.O.D.’S will be refused. All DVD’s must be labeled with the title of the entry, running time, genre, viewer warnings and the name of the director. The festival cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit.

Please note: Do not use registered or certified mail. Use First class, Priority, Airmail or Media Mail. FedEx, UPS and DHL is not accepted.

RETURN OF SUBMISSION DISCS AND SCRIPTS
We strongly encourage you to only send materials you do not wish to have returned, it’s cheaper and easier for all involved. Please do not send us masters, originals, your only copy, etc. Videos and scripts will not be returned.

By entering your film or script for consideration for the 2017 Eastern NC Film Festival, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Additionally, you agree that your film does not violate any copyright laws. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the 2017 Eastern NC Film Festival and through the distribution channels of Kaleigh Group Entertainment.

You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Eastern NC Film Festival, Kaleigh Group Entertainment, Indie Spotlight Network and any other agents, owners and employees of said entities from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos or scripts entered.)