Roswell SciFi Film Fest Rules & Terms

LAST REVISION: 06-01-2021

The ROSWELL SCIENCE FICTION and FANTASY Film Fest is the only film making festival dedicated to bringing artist's visions of the universe to the UFO capital of the world. It provides a venue for independent SCI-FI/FANTASY filmmakers to get their films screened as well as network with some of the best independent short and feature-length genre filmmakers in the world.

Roswell accepts finished films in the feature (running time over 60 minutes) and short (running time under 60 minutes) for entrance into its film competition. Films should be Sci-Fi, fantasy, thriller, or supernatural in nature. RISF accepts narrative, documentary, and animation in short or feature lengths.

 

Awards & Prizes

Awards & Prizes - This is a juried film festival concluding with both juror and audience award presentations. Categories will include: Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Costume, Best Make up, and Audience Choice.

 

$250.00 Cash prize for "Best Film"

GENERAL RULES:
By entering your film or screenplay for consideration for the 2021 Roswell International Film Festival, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the 2021 Roswell International Sci Fi Film Festival.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless the Roswell International Sci Fi Film Festival, roswellfilmcon.com, Roswell USA, Roswell Film Office and any other agents, owners and employees of said entities from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
By entering your film for consideration for the 2021 Roswell International Film Festival, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. Entry into the festival constitutes permission to exhibit your work at the 2021 Roswell International Sci Fi Film Fest.

 

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless the Roswell International Sci Fi Film Fest, roswellfilmcon.com, Roswell USA, Roswell Film Office and any other agents, owners and employees of said entities from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

 

Each entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form and applicable entry fees. Entries must be submitted on Blu-Ray DVD (any region), Quicktime MOV/MP4 File, and DCP Version on a USB 3.0 Flash Drive (Formatted in exFAT). Foreign language work must be dubbed or subtitled in English.

RISF is an awards based competition calling for feature and short length films.
All films are subject to reviews and rejection. All films that are selected for showing in this year's festival will be giving an MPAA show rating for the general audience.

 

It is kindly requested, though not obligatory, that any awards received be mentioned in the promotional materials or websites of the films or screenplays being awarded.

 

All submissions are handled fairly and equally. We encourage you to submit as early as possible.

 

All entries will be viewed by the selection committee. The Festival will make no cuts or changes. All entrants will be notified by email. Selected films will also be posted on our website. The festival does not pay rental fees for submitted work. If selected, exhibition format is Blu-Ray, DCP, and Quicktime MOV/MP4.

 

If shipping preview copy or screenplay by a method that includes a signature upon delivery, please waive the signature requirement.

 

Submissions of film or screenplays will be viewed only after your entry fee payment is received and paid in full.

 

Submission dates listed are postmark deadlines.

 

The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in scheduling.

 

We will not transfer PAL for viewing — only forward NTSC format.

 

The number of screenings, days and venues are at the sole discretion of the Festival.

 

Cost of shipping is the responsibility of the entrant. Blu-Rays must be sent to the festival prepaid. C.O.D.'S will be refused. All Blu-Ray DVDs must be labeled with the title of the entry, running time, and the name of the director. The festival cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials

while in transit.

 

It is cost prohibitive for the festival to insure individual prints. Make sure you have your own insurance.

 

We strongly encourage you to only send materials you do not wish to have returned, it's cheaper and easier for all involved. Please do not send us masters, originals, your only copy, etc. Videos will not be returned.

 

Visit our website, roswellfilmcon.com, for more information, updates and announcements.

 

By submitting your entry into the competition you have agreed that you have read and accepted all aforementioned rules and regulations. RISF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for promotional purposes. A brief clip of any entries may also be streamed on roswellfilmcon.com. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening to the public, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless roswellfilmcon.com or RISF Committee from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos and screenplays entered. Entries will not be returned. RISF reserves the right to refuse entries.