VISUALS Spring 2014

Visuals Film Festival/ Film-Inspired Art Exhibition

 

Visuals is a short film festival for PSU students, faculty, and fans of 5th Avenue Cinema, all of which are welcome to submit and attend. The festival will take place on May 23rd at 7pm for one night only with free pizza served.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 9th, 2013, submissions received after that date will not be considered. 

We are accepting films under 10 minutes long in a digital format (downloadable Vimeo link, .mp4, or .mpeg). Please share your dropbox file or downloadable Vimeo link in an email to film@pdx.edu. Be sure to include a film title, director and a contact phone number or email.

We are also accepting art inspired by films to be exhibited in our theater during the Visuals Film Festival.  Art must be poster-sized or smaller to be displayed on the walls of our theater. Submit a photo of your work along with its dimensions and an optional short artist’s statement to film@pdx.edu.

There are two awards in the Visuals Film Festival: audience pick and film committee pick. Both winners will receive a prize. Our prizes this year include passes for the NW Film Center and tickets from Hollywood Theater, as well as having your film featured on PSU.TV.com and their television show broadcast by Portland Community Media which reaches up to 400,000 households.

5th Ave Cinema strongly encourages all filmmakers to use original or copyright free music for their soundtracks, however 5th Ave Cinema does not enforce that filmmakers use copyright free music. Films created for 5th Ave Cinema are seen as non-profit educational projects. Using copyrighted music can greatly reduce your opportunities for further distribution or broadcast so it is best to use music that is original or in the public domain. By submitting your film to the festival, you are granting 5th Ave Cinema non-exclusive rights to retain an archive copy of your production for the non-profit purposes of promotion and education.

Visuals Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify any submissions for any reason at the sole discretion of the 5th Ave Cinema reviewers.

If under 18, entrant and their parent or legal guardian must sign a release form.

If you have further questions, comments, or would like a copy of the release form for minors, please email film@pdx.edu. 

VISUALS Spring 2013

Visuals Film Festival: May 17th at 7pm

Visuals is a short film festival for PSU students, faculty, and fans of 5th Avenue Cinema, all of which are welcome to submit and attend. All genres are welcome except for pornography.

The new extended submission deadline is Monday, May 13th, 2013, submissions received after that date will not be considered. 

Submissions for films shorter than 15 minutes are welcome until 5/13/13 and can be submitted at the SALP office (119 SMSU) or directly at the 5th Ave Cinema office during open cinema hours (located behind the purple counter at 5th Ave Cinema).  Submissions can be made in .mov (Quicktime) file form, on DVD, or you can sumbit a link to your film on Vimeo. If submitting a Vimeo movie, please email the link to film@pdx.edu. Please include a film title, director and a contact phone number or email with the CD/DVD or in your email with your online link. 

5th Ave Cinema strongly encourages all filmmakers to use original or copyright free music for their soundtracks, however 5th Ave Cinema does not enforce that filmmakers use copyright free music. Films created for 5th Ave Cinema are seen as non-profit educational projects. Using copyrighted music can greatly reduce your opportunities for further distribution or broadcast so it is best to use music that is original or in the public domain. If under 18, entrant and their parent or legal guardian must sign a release form.

While all due care and attention will be exercised, the 5th Ave Cinema cannot accept or assume responsibility for damage or loss of materials submitted, either while in possession by 5th Ave Cinema and/or its staff, or while on route through the mail.

Visuals Film Festival reserves the right to disqualify any submissions for profanity, gratuitous violence, or discrimination to race/gender at the sole discretion of the 5th Ave Cinema reviewers. Films must meet a certain quality standard. 5th Ave Cinema reserves the right to decide which films are featured and entered into the Visuals Film Festival. 

By submitting your film to the festival, you are granting 5th Ave Cinema non-exclusive rights to retain an archive copy of your production for the non-profit purposes of promotion and education.

There are two award in the Visuals Film Festival, audience pick and film committee pick. Both winners receive a prize.

If you have further questions, comments, or would like a copy of the release form for minors, please email film@pdx.edu