Creatives

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KINKOLK.FILM Festival provides aspiring creatives with the unique opportunity to formally engage peers and professionals through Impact Sessions, facilitated by partners who design courses that are mission-focused. Crowdfunding, Building Your Production Team and Marketing & Distribution are just a few of the topics addressed during these limited-seating sessions. We also extend Impact Session topics beyond film, now including photography and social media engagement.

Creatives

Submit Your Work

KINKOLK.FILM Festival provides aspiring creatives with the unique opportunity to formally engage peers and professionals through Impact Sessions, facilitated by partners who design courses that are mission-focused.

Welcome Creatives

Crowdfunding, Building Your Production Team and Marketing & Distribution are just a few of the topics addressed during these limited-seating sessions. We also extend Impact Session topics beyond film, now including photography and social media engagement.

About KINFOLK.FILM

The KINFOLK.FILM Festival celebrates the extraordinary contributions for and about People of Color in film. Our commitment to creatives and attendees, is to offer the full spectrum of independent film art and engagement. We honor our commitment through a selection of films that represent the depth of our experiences, the vivid colors of our emotions and the authentic nature of our being.

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Submit Your Work Now !

The KINFOLK.FILM Festival Submission Deadline is September 1st, 2018. We invite Creatives to visit our FilmFreeWay.com page to review all Rules & Terms..... And just case you can't make it all of the way there right now... We captured them below.

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Submit your film NOW!

The KINFOLK.FILM Festival Submission Deadline is Septermber 1st, 2018. We invite Creatives to visit our FilmFreeWay.com page to review all Rules & Terms..... And just case you can't make it all of the way there right now... We captured them below.

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Rules & Terms

RULES AND REGULATIONS

I- GOAL
The goal of the KINFOLK.FILM Festival (KFF) is to: promote independent films by and about Black People, promote cultural and cinematographic diversity, promote Black cinema and stimulate the development of quality cinema, discover and encourage new talent, encourage engagement between Black filmmakers and professionals, cultivate opportunities and encourage the development of the Black Film Industry here and abroad.

II- DATE
The 1st annual KINFOLK.FILM Festival (KFF) will run in Baltimore, Maryland from Saturday, October 13 to Sunday, October 14, 2018.

III- SELECTION
The Selection Committee selects and invites the films that will be presented in the Competition and Out-of-Competition.

Each film invited by the Selection Committee to be part of the Official Selection will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Only films that meet the following criteria may be selected and invited to be part of the Official Selection:

1) Must have been made in the 24 months preceding the Festival.
2) Must not have previously been distributed and/or released in United States (U.S.) theaters (unless an exception is made by the festival).
3) Priority will be given to previously unreleased works.
4) Must not have been broadcast on television or on the Internet.
5) Must not have been released on the market on VOD, Blue-Ray, DVD or VHS cassette.
6) Must respect the goal of the Festival as defined in Paragraph I (GOAL).

IV-PROGRAM
The upcoming KINFOLK.FILM Festival will include the following categories:

Features
Documentaries
Shorts
Animation

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RULES AND REGULATIONS

V-AGREEMENT
Submitting or sending a film to the Festival implies that the producers or their representatives agree to these rules and regulations.

FILMS THAT HAVE BEEN REGISTERED AND SELECTED MAY NOT BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE FESTIVAL.

The Executive Management of the Festival has the power to settle any cases that are not covered under these rules and regulations.

Once selected, no film may be withdrawn from the program during the Festival.

Invited films may only be shown in the Festival’s theatres until the Festival has officially closed.

VI- TRIBUTE
By invitation only, this section is dedicated to the great men and women of cinema: Screenwriters, directors, actors, producers, directors of photography, composers, etc.

VII- EXCLUSIONS
Industrial, advertising or educational films are not eligible for any of the categories (competitive or non-competitive). Racist, pornographic and political propaganda films, as well as films based on gratuitous violence, are not eligible.

VIII- JURY
The Selection Committee refers to the President and to the other members that compose the Jury for each film category.

The President of the Festival and the Programming Director of the KFF may attend Jury deliberations but may take no part in the voting.

Jury members may in no way be associated with a film that has been entered in the competition. The following persons may not sit on the Jury: the President of the Festival, an organizing member of the Festival, or anyone who has been involved in producing, distributing or releasing a film in competition.

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RULES AND REGULATIONS

IX- PROMOTION AND PUBLICATION OF AWARDS
Films selected to be part of the Official Selection agree to use the "Official Selection" logo of the KINFOLK.FILM Festival in all their publicity.

By participating in the Festival, the award winners and distribution companies agree to use the KINFOLK.FILM Festival name or logo, as well as the award they received, in all their promotions and advertisements (posters, ads, etc.).

X- DEADLINE
The deadline for registering films is September 1st.
A registration form must be filled out online and along with a digital file of the film.

XI- AUTHORITY
The organizing body of the Festival, has the authority to settle any cases not covered under these rules and regulations.

Submitting a film does not mean that it will automatically be selected for participation in the upcoming KINFOLK.FILM Festival. Only those films selected by the Selection Committee shall be screened.

Participation in the KINFOLK.FILM Festival means you agree to abide by the aforementioned rules and regulations and respect the pre-selection conditions.

These rules and regulations apply to all Official Selection categories.