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Ruby Mountain Film Festival calling
The 2012 Ruby Mountain Film Festival will take place in Elko, Nevada on September 27-30th.
RMFF presents approximately 60 films, several panels, an Opening Night Gala, Awards Ceremony and many other special events over the course of the 4 day festival. Set right in the heart of Cowboy Country and against the majestic backdrop of the Ruby Mountains, Elko plays host to filmmakers, distributors, and film enthusiasts from around the world. Festival guests come to view films in a wide range of genres but stay to experience rural Nevada's unique brand of hospitality.
Juried Best of Fest Awards will be given in the feature film, documentary, documentary short, short film, student film, and animation categories. Audience Awards will be awarded for other screening blocks selected from all submissions by programmers. All awards will be given to those in attendance at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony and mailed to those who are not in attendance.
Instructions for Submitting
The preferred method of submission is through www.withoutabox.com. Filmmakers are able to submit films online, upload press kits, and experience a significant discount on entry fees by using withoutabox.
To submit a hard copy of your film, mail a copy of the film and one copy of the press kit, along with a check made payable to Ruby Mountain Film Festival. Clearly identify the category in which the film is being submitted and a valid email for the filmmaker.
The regular deadline is may 15th
Late deadline is May 31st
Extended WaB deadline is June 10th
Check the submission fees ($25 - $40)
Entries must be received by RMFF by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the deadline date. Films will only be accepted via withoutabox.com after May 31, 2012. Only films with a prepaid, self-addressed, stamped envelope will be returned. Filmmakers whose films have been selected for screening will be contacted on or around July 1, 2012 via email.
All shipping costs are the responsibility of the entrant. DVDs must be sent to the submission address, prepaid. All “Cost on Delivery” (C.O.D.s) will be refused. All DVDs must be labeled with the appropriate category name. You can submit up to five films in one package. However, each film must be clearly labeled. RMFF does not accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials. Please do not send us any original copies, master copies, the only copy you have, etc. Mail Entries to:
Ruby Mountain Film Festival
* Please note: Use First class, Priority, Airmail or Media Mail. Fedex, UPS and DHL also accepted. If shipping via FedEx or UPS, contact us for physical address.
Films in this category can be created in any format and the length should be no less than 60 minutes or no more than 140 minutes in total run time. Film must be a narrative. Submitted films should be on DVD Region 0 or 1 in (NTSC) format.
Films in this category can be created in any format and the length should be no less than 5 minutes or no more than 30 minutes in total run time. Film must be narrative. Submitted films should be on DVD Region 0 or 1 in (NTSC) format.
Films in this category can be created in any format and the length should be no less than 30 or no more than 140 minutes in total run time. Film must present factual subject matter in an artistic format. Submitted films should be on DVD Region 0 or 1 in (NTSC) format.
Films in this category can be created in any format and the length should be no more than 30 minutes in total run time. Film must present factual subject matter in an artistic format. Submitted films should be on DVD Region 0 or 1 in (NTSC) format.
Films in this category must be created by a student. All student films of any genre should be submitted in this category. There are two age categories of consideration: K-12 and College. Programmers reserve the right to verify student status. The length should be no less than 5 minutes or 120 minutes in total run time. Submitted films should be on DVD Region 0 or 1 in (NTSC) format.
Films in this category can be created on any format and the length should be no less than 60 seconds or no more than 120 minutes in total run time. Films must be animated. Animation can be combined with live action if over 75% of the film is animated. Submitted films should be on DVD Region 0 or 1 in (NTSC) format.
Mail Entries to:
Ruby Mountain Film Festival
* Please note: Do not use registered mail. Use First Class, Priority, Airmail or Media Mail. Fedex, UPS and DHL also accepted. If shipping via FedEx or UPS, contact for physical address.
If you have questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and happy submitting!
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