NdieFilms Film Competition

NO PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS COMPETITION.

This Competition is open to anyone who, as of January 17, 2017 is 18 years or older (or the applicable age of majority in his/her country of residence, but in any event no less than 18 years of age) and a registered user of NdieFilms website. See section 3 for complete ELIGIBILITY details

  1. COMPETITION TIMELINE
    All Entries must be submitted before the end of the Submission Period. The Open Call for Entries begins May 17, 2017  and ends on October 31st, 2017 at 11:59:59 PM PST. The NdieFilms Website computer runs the official clock for the Competition and will solely determine the time by which an Entry  is received.Competition Entities’ selection of potential Finalists videos will be uploaded on November 17, 2017. All Finalists will be notified by
  2. The Public Voting Period starts at November 18th, 2017 12:01:00 AM PST  and ends at 11:59:59 PM on January 30th, 2017.  All Voters Must Be in the Film Industry and MEMBERS of NdieFilms.com
    ENTRANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE CORRESPONDING TIME ZONE IN THEIR RESPECTIVE JURISDICTIONS.
  3. ELIGIBILITY
    Participation in this Competition is open to individuals who are, as of January 17, 2017, at least 18 years of age,  and are registered users of NdieFilms website located at http://www.ndiefilms.com. There is no FEE or charge to become a Registered User. The Competition Entities reserve the right to verify an individual’s eligibility to participate in the Competition.The Competition is not open to Employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives and their immediate family members (which means parents, spouses, life partners, children, siblings, in-laws, grandparents and grandchildren and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or residents in the same household (whether legally related or not) of the Competition Entities and their respective parent, affiliated and subsidiary companies, advertising and promotion agencies, legal and financial advisors, any and all other companies associated with this Competition (including any other institutions or individuals listed on the Competition Website which are involved in judging, as well as their immediate family members), are not eligible to enter or otherwise participate in this Competition.
  4. HOW TO ENTER THE COMPETITION
    Individuals or organizations who wish to enter the Competition (each, an “Entrant”) must submit a video of no more than twenty (20) minutes’ duration for the Short Film Competition and no less than Seventy five (75) minutes for the best feature film category  Entries may be submitted at any time during the Open Call for Entries (see Section 2 above). There is no limit to the number of Entries an Entrant may submit. Each Film should be uploaded in the NdieFilms Competition page.
  5. ENTRY TERMS
    By entering, regardless of country of entry, each Entrant represents and warrants that he or she is the director of the Entry and has obtained all of the rights, licenses, and permissions in writing from any person appearing in, or whose material is featured in, the Entry (or from the relevant person’s parent/legal guardian if any such person(s) is considered a minor in his/her country of residence); and that his/her Entry conforms to these Official Rules, the requirements of the Competition Channel, and1. is not subject to any third party agreement(s), and no third party consents and/or licenses are required in connection with such Entry’s use hereunder, and that the Competition Entities will not be required to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity, including without limitation, any copyright collecting societies or holders of copyrights, performers’ rights, neighboring rights, or moral rights, or persons representing such, and any person acting on their behalf as a result of its use or exploitation of the idea or video or rights therein; is not subject to any third party agreement(s), and no third party consents and/or licenses are required in connection with such Entry’s use hereunder, and that the Competition Entities will not be required to pay or incur any sums to any person or entity, including without limitation, any copyright collecting societies or holders of copyrights, performers’ rights, neighboring rights, or moral rights, or persons representing such, and any person acting on their behalf as a result of its use or exploitation of the idea or video or rights therein;

    2. has not been filmed in any location(s) requiring permits from local authorities and/or other applicable entities unless such permissions have been obtained; 3. does not defame, misrepresent, or contain disparaging remarks or any other content which could adversely affect the name, reputation or goodwill of the Released Parties or any other individuals and/or entities;

    4. does not contain pornographic or graphic sexual content, hateful content of any kind (including racism, sexism, etc.), content which intentionally incites violence or harm to another living creature, or any other knowingly offensive, obscene or inappropriate content;

    5. does not intentionally promote or incite intimidation, harassment, or bullying of any individuals or groups of individuals;

    6. does not violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or include any content that would encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense; and

    7. has not been and is not the subject of any claim or legal proceedings of any kind and does not contain any material (whether literary, dramatic, artistic, musical or otherwise) which has been or is the subject of any claim or legal proceedings of any kind.

    8. does not contain any concepts, ideas, musical compositions, sound recordings, audio-visual works or other creative elements or intellectual property of a third party or contain any use of the names, likenesses, photographs, or other identifying elements, in whole or in part, of any other person, living, or dead, without written permission. If the Entry contains any material or elements that are not owned by the Entrant, Entrant is responsible for obtaining any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the use and exhibition of the Entry by the Competition Entities in the manner set forth in these Official Rules.

    If the Competition Entities determine in their sole discretion that an Entrant has materially breached a representation or warranty at any time during the Competition, then the Entry will be disqualified. The Competition Entities reserve the right to review all Entries received during the Open Call for Entries and will only post Entries on the Competition Channel that conform to these Official Rules, as determined by the Competition Entities in their sole discretion (“Eligible Entries”). Entries that do not comply with these Official Rules as determined by Competition Entities, in their sole discretion, will be disqualified from the Competition and will not appear on the Competition Website.

  6. JUDGING
    Entries will be sorted by Short Movie and Feature Length. All Entries received during the Open Call for Entries will be reviewed by the Competition Entity (or its designee, which may include the Competition Administrator) to determine eligibility based on the Entry Requirements, as well as to initially identify top-scoring Entries based on the following, equally-weighted criteria (collectively, the “Criteria”):
    Judging points from our panel will be added to the People’s voteJudging criteria
    1. Storytelling
    2. Creativity and Originality
    3. Screenplay and Actor(s) Performances
    4. Technical Execution: Camera/Sound/Lighting/Editing
    5. Overall Impression
  7. PRIZESShort Film Category
    1st Prize : $500

    Feature Length Category
    1st Prize : $1500

    The prizes are not transferable and assignable. All federal, state, country, provincial and other tax liabilities (including income and withholding taxes) and any other costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided are the responsibility of the Prize Winners.
    The Prize Winners will be contacted and prizes would be paid in ‘US

  8. PUBLICITY RIGHTS
    By entering the Competition each Entrant agrees that the Licensed Parties shall have the right and permission to use and announce the name, picture, voice, background and biographical data, photograph, testimonial, or other likeness and/or prize information or personal exposition (and/or any edited portion thereof), and/or any information contained in his/her Entry for promotional, advertising, publicity and/or other purposes in relation to the Competition in any and all media, now or hereafter known, including but not limited to all digital and electronic media, traditional media (TV, Radio, Print) in any language, throughout the world, in perpetuity without further review, notice, approval, or compensation of Entrant.
  9. GENERAL CONDITIONS
    The decisions of the Competition Entities, Judging Panels, and Independent Judge(s), as applicable, are final and binding in all matters relating to this Competition, including interpretation and application of these Official Rules (without prejudice to any claim that could be filed before the Court). Potential Finalists, Potential Alternate finalists, Prize Winners and other Entrants at Competition Entities’ sole discretion may be contacted by Competition Entities via email.EACH ENTRANT ACCEPTS THE CONDITIONS STATED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES, AGREES TO BE BOUND BY THE DECISIONS OF THE COMPETITION ENTITIES, WITHOUT PREJUDICE OF ANY CLAIM THAT COULD BE FILED BEFORE THE COURTS, WARRANTS THAT S/HE IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COMPETITION, AND AGREES, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH IS CAUSED BY THE RELEASED PARTIES’ NEGLIGENCE AND TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, THAT THE RELEASED PARTIES SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CLAIMS, LOSSES, LIABILITY, AND DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES), ASSERTED AGAINST ANY OF THEM, INCURRED, SUSTAINED, OR ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE, ACCEPTANCE, OR MISUSE OF ANY ENTRY MATERIAL, OR WHILE PREPARING FOR, PARTICIPATING IN, AND/OR TRAVELING TO OR FROM ANY COMPETITION-RELATED ACTIVITY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INJURY, DAMAGE, DEATH, LOSS, OR ACCIDENT TO PERSON OR PROPERTY, OR FROM THE RESPECTIVE ENTRANT’S BREACH OF ANY AGREEMENT OR WARRANTY ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPETITION, INCLUDING THESE OFFICIAL COMPETITION RULES.

    ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE COMPETITION WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE COMPETITION IS A VIOLATION OF THE LAW AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE COMPETITION ENTITIES AND EACH OF THEIR LICENSEES RESERVE THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES (INCLUDING ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.