Why is your festival online rather than live?
We were hopeful that the number of covid cases would get smaller in time for a "live" presentation. Obviously that has not happened, and we feel that it's far too dangerous to conduct a live festival at this time, or in the foreseeable future.
How will your online festival compare to doing a live one?
An online festival will actually make it possible for more people to see your film, including all of our filmmakers, all of their cast and crew, friends, relatives, and everyone's facebook and social media followers. And everyone can watch the festival FREE.
What will the festival consist of?
All of our "Official Selections" will be shown, and if we inform you that your film has been selected for the festival, you will be invited to send us a 2-minute video clip introducing yourself and your film. We will also put together a special show reel that announces our Award Winners.
What are the awards and how are they delivered?
Winning films will receive a trophy, which will be mailed. Winners will also receive an electronic Award Certificate by email, which you can print at home for your entire cast and crew. Laurels will also be sent by email.
When and where can we watch the festival?
The festival will be available for viewing on this website free from jUNE 19TH, to JUNE 27, 2021. You WILL BE ABLE TO select which block of films you would like to watch at the top of the page, which will take you to our private video host servers at Muse.
How are winning films selected?
We have a panel of five judges who carefully screen each film numerous times. Films are judged on a point system for their technical merits, script development, acting, and entertainment value. Films with the the highest scores become "Official Selections", and are considered for various awards.
Will other festivals reject my film because it has been "online"?
No. This festival is not available to the general public. It is a private event with private links. In fact, you can expect nearly all film festivals to be online in the months ahead.
Will the festival be available for viewing anywhere after JUNE 27TH?
No. All viewing links will become disabled, and the films deleted from the servers.