Rules & Guidelines

Films must be completed AFTER January 1st, 2018 to be eligible for selection. Submitted projects that are commercially available are not eligible for juried consideration. We request that your content not be available for viewing online by general public until after November 5th, 2017.

We welcome submissions for the following categories, based on Total Run Time (TRT):

· Feature Narrative - All Genres (40 min. TRT minimum)

· Feature Non-Fiction Documentary (40 min. TRT minimum)

· Short Narrative - All Genres (40 min. TRT maximum)

· Short Non-Fiction Documentary (40 min. TRT maximum)

· TV/Web Series (30 min. TRT maximum per episode - may submit up to 3 episodes)



-- Entry fee, paid online.

-- Film Synopsis: Three-line synopsis for Shorts; 250-word synopsis for Features (These may be used for Festival Program & website)

-- Upload official poster or still image from film if poster not available

Other Requirements:

a. We welcome the submission of foreign-language films; English subtitles are encouraged but not required.

b. Films must be submitted to at least one Genre.

c. Entry fees are non-refundable.

d. In the event of a password change or link change after submitting, you must email the Festival immediately with that change so we may update your record.

e. All submissions must include your: physical address, phone # and email address.

LRFF highly suggests that you submit only completed projects for consideration. Because of limited time, we will judge each submission as a completed project regardless of level of completion. If your project is selected to screen at the Festival you will have the opportunity to deliver the most recent version of the film/web content.

Please do not send any discs; online materials are sufficient for submission. No porn content accepted. Lost River Film Fest (LRFF) is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted & accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening (including but not limited to multiple screenings in multiple U.S. and International locations), & understands & accepts these requirements & regulations. The undersigned shall

indemnify & hold harmless LRFF from & against any & all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, & expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees & costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, & loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.


Please note: Films must be submitted as an online-streaming video via a participating submission platform or via a password-protected streaming Vimeo URL. LRFF will screen films as digital files during the Festival & NOT via Blu-Ray, HD-CAM or DCP. Please do NOT submit your film unless it is a digital file -- thank you!

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