SURF CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CALL FOR ENTRIES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Fax: (949) 770-1990
web site: www.surfcityfilmfest.com
SURF CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - YEAR ONE
Welcome all filmmakers!!!
We are very excited to announce the release of what will become one of the best film festivals in the world. For the last few years, we have traveled to over 30 film festivals nationwide, and came to one conclusion - We can do it better!
A film festival should be about the hard working filmmakers. There are a lot of fantastic films out there that won't ever get a theatrical release. This is the reason film festivals are perfect. SCIFF will showcase 100 films from around the world in a span of 6 days in the beautiful city of Huntington Beach, California - 30 minutes south of Los Angeles. Our categories for the first year will include narrative features, shorts, documentaries, digital, animation and music videos. We are going to be very selective in the films we choose for exhibition. Quality is key with us. Picture and sound quality are essential! We plan on becoming a top festival that acquisition executives and film byers want and need to attend, and great films will get them there. We would love to play a part in advancing a filmmakers film and/or career. This is good for us as well.
In addition to the film screenings, we will hold after parties every night of the festival at nearby clubs and restaurants. There will be a ribbon-cutting opening gala and closing night awards ceremony. This is expected to be a big event as it will be televised live on local channels. We offer awards to the best films of the festival, including our very own Lifetime Achievement Award, which is voted by the filmmakers on who they feel is the most influential independent filmmaker. The nominees for the 1st year are one of the best indie filmmakers around: John Waters, Quentin Tarantino & David Lynch. These filmmakers will be notified that they have been nominated and will be personally invited to the ceremony.
We invite you all to come share our inagurial year with us next July, as it promises to be an exciting event. The submission deadline for all films is February 02, 2002. However, you may start submitting your work as early as August 01, 2001. Because this is our first year, we highly encourage early submissions. Early submissions mean early notifications.
Surf City International Film Festival
5901 Warner Avenue #136
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Fax: (949) 770-1990
Visit our web site at www.surfcityfilmfest.com