FILMMAKER - The person who made and/or submitted a film
PRODUCER - Contact Dance International Film Festival (part of REAson d'etre dance productions a charitable dance company)
THE FILM - The film being submitted or curated
The FILMMAKER agrees to have their film screened at the 2023 Contact Dance International Film Festival (CDIFF) that occurs in 2023, and is produced by the PRODUCER under the following conditions:
a. FILMMAKER will receive a 100% discount on one festival pass (all screenings, workshops, and Jams) for the festival their film is screening at. Please note in the case of a film with multiple Filmmakers, the PRODUCER is only able to give out one complimentary pass. However, an additional Filmmaker pass can be purchased however for 50% off or under certain circumstances provided for free if needed.
b. The FILMMAKER retains all rights to THE FILM and gives the PRODUCER permission to THE FILM only in the June 4 to 8 2021 Contact Dance International Film Festival.
c. The FILMMAKER will send to the PRODUCER one screenshot or press photo from THE FILM that the PRODUCER will use to promote THE FILM. In the event that a picture is not provided the PRODUCER will create a film-still to use on the Online catalog.
d. The FILMMAKER understands that the release date of THE FILM must be no more than five years prior to the festival screening date to be eligible for festival prizes.
e. The FILMMAKER will be notified if THE FILM will be receiving an award prior to the Festival start date of June 4, 2021.
f. THE FILM will be shown to the public through the Eventive Online film festival platform in which each attendee buys a ticket or a pass and will have one opportunity to:
- watch the program in which THE FILM is included.
- will only have a one-time view
- Programs open on the day and time the live version occurs (June 8 to 10, 2023)
- to accommodate different time zones and work schedules attendees have one month to open a program to view it.
- no one can purchase any of the 2023 screening programs after the festival ends on June 10, 2023.
g. Pending COVID restrictions at the time of the film festival, there may be an in-person screening in Toronto, Ontario, Canada of the program containing THE FILM.
h. THE FILM is not programmable by the PRODUCER for any future screenings or Online platform other than the above-specified screening at the 2023 Contact Dance International Film Festival.
h. CDIFF is committed to over the next years working toward paying filmmakers for the screening of their films. For the 2023 festival, we will be offering all selected filmmakers with films five minutes and over an honorarium of $10 for each minute of film that is screened. FILMMAKERS can waive this fee if they want to help support the festival.
i. The FILMMAKER gives the PRODUCER permission to upload not more than 5 seconds of THE FILM Online through social media and/or other video media platforms (e.g., YouTube, Video, Facebook, REAson d’etre website, Contact Dance Film Fest website, etc.) as part of a film festival trailer created for promotional purposes. Other than this 5-second excerpt of THE FILM potentially appearing in the festival's promotional trailer, their film will not be uploaded by the PRODUCER onto any social media or video media platforms other than the Eventive Online festival platform.
j. The FILMMAKER will need to provide:
Country of origin
Location of Filming:
Short Film Description (50 words or less)
Other credits as needed:
k. Filmmakers will be notified of the jury and curating results within three months of the submission deadline.
l. All text-based films will be open-captioned by The PRODUCER to increase accessibility. The FILMMAKER will be sent a copy of the open captions for their approval prior to screening.