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Festival Guidelines

On the Road Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in submitting your love, passion and work to 5Point Film.

Please submit all films using the form above for 5Point Film events. If you have questions please reach out to Anders Nordblom, Program Director, anders@5pointfilm.org.

As always, submissions are FREE.

Fall On the Road event submissions will automatically be considered for the 2014 5Point Film Festival

CRITICAL DATES and DEADLINES

2014 FESTIVAL APRIL 24-27, 2014
2014 FESTIVAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE — FEBRUARY 3, 2014
NOTIFICATION OF FESTIVAL ACCEPTANCE — MARCH 10, 2014
FINAL VERSION OF ACCEPTED FILM(s) RECEIVED BY — APRIL 10, 2014

We look forward to screening them!

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WITH YOUR ENTRY FORM FOR THE FESTIVAL
1. Link to an online accessible digital screener (ie. Vimeo, Youtube)*
2. A completed Submission Form with film synopsis

*5Point prefers digital files. If a digital file is unavailable, send 3 DVD screening copies to address below. Please clearly label all preview DVD’s with your
name, film title, and running time. 5Point will not return submitted materials unless requested. Submitter is responsible for
customs clearances and associated fees for return. 5Point will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to any materials
entered.

IF YOUR FILM IS ACCEPTED TO THE FESTIVAL
Please provide the following in digital format:
1. High resolution promotional images online or on disk (4×6 at 300dpi is preferrable)
2. Press pack with production credits and biographies
3. Exhibition format Quicktime file, HD trailer, and HD clips*

*Our preferred export settings for the Festival are Quicktime files Apple Pro Res 422 (HQ) at HDTV 1920×1080 square pixels. Audio 48kHz,
24-bit, discrete channel. Label photographs with the film title and photo credit. Clips and trailers will be used for promotional
purposes.

TWO WAYS TO SUBMIT
For rough cut consideration, contact Anders at (970) 510-5523.

BY EMAIL:
Scan completed form and email to anders@5pointfilm.org. If sending DVDs, please include a copy of the completed form.

SEND DVDs TO:
Anders Nordblom
5Point Film
Post Office Box 355
Carbondale, CO 81623

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What does it cost to submit a film?
We believe in your work, not submission fees.

What do I get if my films accepted to the festival?
The prince/princess treatment: an all-access pass to the festival, entry to our VIP room, entry into our filmmaker dinner and filmmaker breakfast, your film projected on a $100,000 projector in front of hundreds of inspired people, the opportunity to interact with our awesome corporate partners, our love and admiration, officially accepted into the 5point Film Family, did I mention tons of free New Belgium beer!

What do I get if my films accepted as a ‘Local Favorite’ at an On the Road Community Film Competition event?
Two all access passes to your On the Road event, your film showcased at your local On the Road event, consideration for the next 5Point FIlm Festival, and screen time in front of your hometown crowd. Not to mention local cred.

What film length do you recommend?
5Point shows short films from 1 minute to 40 minutes, but a vast majority of our films are under 40 minutes. In fact, at this time we only have one feature length slot for the entire festival. When in doubt, send us a shorter cut — we may ask filmmakers to trim film length in order to fit it in our program. For On the Road Community Film Cometitions, please keep you film between 3 and 6 min.

What types of films to you accept?
As an adventure film festival, our core films tell stories within the backdrop of biking, skiing, surfing, kayaking, climbing, and other adventure sports, but we’re not afraid to step out of these constraints if a film deeply embodies our five guiding principles: respect, commitment, humility, purpose and balance. We’re more interested in the human element and the story than seeing someone huck themselves off a cliff repeatedly. If it inspires adventure of any sort, we dig it. 

Here are some films from year’s past that we love and think embody our mission:

Carbondale, CO is way out there, why should I come to the festival?
To connect to an audience that includes filmmakers, producers, athletes, composers, artists, outdoor industry professionals, outdoor industry film and marketing executives, and an unparalleled artistic community. Because Carbondale is paradise. Also to be a part of the madness and grow and be inspired. We leave our Thursday and Friday daytime open so you can go climb, ski, bike, run, or hopscotch in this beautiful valley. Plus we’ve been known to help out with filmmaker traveling fees to and from the festival. AKA no excuses not to come.

Do you present awards?
Yes, we present six different film awards at the Festival: Best of Festival, Spirit of Adventure, Most Inspiring Story, Best Cinematography, Creative Excellence and People’s Choice.  Awards are presented on Sunday of the festival. Check our past award winners here.