Furry Film Festival (F3) launches new site and opens for film entries.
by Patch O'Furr
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These are good times to be a furry and a film maker. First there was news about something I’ve waited a long time for (no it’s not getting myself a dog bath). Utah is getting the first festival for all the creatively choreographed con videos, documentaries, animation and more that are burgeoning with online viewers.
- News from December: Furry movie lovers – what’s this (F3) thing coming to Utah?
- Last week: Animation and documentaries break ground for an indie furry film scene.
- And: Premiere of “The Fandom”, a documentary series by Ash Coyote, Chip Fox, and Eric “Ash” Risher, plus a movie kickstarter.
- This week: FURRY FILM FESTIVAL (F3) WEBSITE LAUNCHES, ENTRIES OPEN, AND KEY THEME ANNOUNCED!
The official Furry Film Festival (F3) website has launched AND we’re now open for submissions! The key theme for this year is “The Future”. You have until Sep 25th to submit a film. For more info about the festival, including submission guidelines, visit: https://t.co/Ff7tJ82ORb
— Furry Film Festival (F3) (@FurFilmFest) March 21, 2019
The official Furry Film Festival (F3) website is live at furfilmfest.com.
New and juicy information is here! But the most important thing to know: entries are now officially open!
Furry filmmakers have between now and September 25th, 2019 to submit their furry film! And the key theme for this year is: THE FUTURE.
The reason why we have chosen to use a key theme for the festival is to encourage furries to network and get involved in their community. In addition to this, we want to ensure all films submitted will be premiering at the festival. If this festival were open to any and all existing films, it would not be much of an incentive for many filmmakers to get out there, engage the community and come up with something new and unique.
How filmmakers choose to interpret the key theme of THE FUTURE is entirely up to them. Maybe it’s a metaphor or a symbol. Maybe it’s the name of a place or an idea? It can be anything!
Being an international film festival, entries are open to furry filmmakers anywhere in the world! Because submissions will be sent digitally, there are no geographic limitations to hinder participation. The only condition that needs to be considered is: if a film is chosen as one of the finalists, those filmmakers will need to plan how they are going to attend the premiere screening (more details on the screening to come later).
Looking to assemble a filmmaking team for your F3 submission? Need to find out about the skills you may need to source? Here’s an article with some great tips on how to do exactly that! https://t.co/6SiRNFovM2
— Furry Film Festival (F3) (@FurFilmFest) March 25, 2019
We want to encourage furry filmmakers to get as creative as possible, so we aren’t imposing too many rules on submissions. The only rules that apply are:
- Films must be under 10 minutes in length,
- They must feature furries or furry related content in the film,
- They must contain the key theme in one form or another,
- The film must not have been premiered, screened or shown at any other event or online platform prior,
- It must not contain any adult content (PG is encouraged, although we may accept adult themes if presented tastefully), and
- Films may not use any commercial content in (unless filmmakers have gotten the appropriate permissions).
That’s it! It can be any genre you like. Drama, thriller, horror, comedy, sci-fi, adventure, fantasy, documentary, animation, you name it!
FOR EXISTING MOVIES OR MOVIES CURRENTLY IN PROGRESS
We understand that there are already quite a few established filmmakers in the furry community, and we don’t want to overlook their amazing work. If you are a filmmaker who has recently released a film or video series or are in the process of making one that you planned to release later, but it happens to not fall within the festival submission rules, we still have a place for you! While we cannot officially qualify you alongside the other entrants and have your content compete at the core festival event, we can still feature your film in a dedicated section of our website, which will get a special online spotlight throughout the festival. We can even help with endorsements and spreading the word.
SPECIAL GUEST CELEBRITY JUDGES
We are in the process of talking to a handful of special guest and celebrity judges. These judges will be significant names in the film and video industry and will help judge films and offer feedback which will be used to determine the awards for our finalists. As each of these judges is locked in, we will announce them on the website and social media, so stay tuned.
SEE YOUR FILMS ON THE BIG SCREEN
After submissions are closed all films will be judged and we will select 10 finalists who will have their films screened at a special Furry Film Festival Premiere Event, which will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah. This means the 10 finalists will have a chance to see their films on the big screen at the movies! It will be a red-carpet social event and awards ceremony, with other social events happening around the screening. Full details, dates, and venues are still being arranged. For folks who are unable to attend the premiere event, we will also host an online event concurrently, and have a dedicated stream-team so that our remote viewers will feel part of the event!
WILL IT COST ANYTHING TO SUBMIT?
Because this event takes a lot of time, effort and resources to pull off, we are setting an entry fee of $35 per submission. This fee will only be required upon submission of your film, and all funds will go towards the main events for the festival.
The premiere screening will also be a ticketed event (like a convention), and while we don’t have final costs for that yet, we can say that it will be reasonable (around the cost of attending a movie event). This is also to cover the costs of the venue and amenities.
FILMMAKERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO GET CRACKING!
Filmmakers should start assembling their cast and crew, writing scripts and bringing ideas to life! We can’t wait to see what everyfur comes up with! We will be setting up the official entry forms shortly, so stay tuned and happy filmmaking!
Here’s our telegram group which is a good place to start: https://t.me/joinchat/FpHd60shJVX2upp4VDnd8w
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/FurFilmFest
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/furfilmfest
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/furfilmfest/
- Twitch: https://twitch.tv/furfilmfest
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqWbMf_kme37YVihvYFDwBw
FOLLOW THE FESTIVAL ON THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE, AND LOOK FOR MORE INFO COMING SOON: https://furfilmfest.com