Sci-Fi on the Rock International Film Festival 2014
Friday May 23rd at 5:00pm
Sci-Fi on the Rock is thrilled to announce it's fourth annual Film Festival, taking place on Friday, May 23, 2014. This one boasts some changes, including the addition of new prizes to be awarded this time!
We're currently accepting film submissions. Please see the details below. Also, we'll be looking for feature-length film submissions for the 2015 film festival, which we're already starting to plan as well! This is a great time for us!
Admission to the event itself is $5.00, whether you have convention admission or not. This is an event open to convention-goers and non-convention-goers alike.
FILM FESTIVAL SUBMISSION RULES:
Genre: Although we're a Sci-Fi Convention, this festival is open to films of almost ALL GENRES, not just Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy. However, we DO have a particular interest in these genres, and are trying to move into being exclusive. Nudity is permitted in films, but NO pornography, of any sort. If you are submitting episodes of a web-series, please have them put together in the manner of a movie in order to avoid breaking viewer engagement to the story (ie: Don't make us watch the title sequence multiple times if you're submitting more than one episode).
Length: There is no minimum length for a film that is submitted to the festival. There is a flexible runtime limit of 35 minutes, with exceptions being dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
Submission Fee: There is NO fee for submissions, except for standard postage and your own production costs, which are not reimbursed by the festival. Submitted materials are not returned, and may be re-shown in future years (in which case, film-makers will be notified). An example of this would be taking all the previous winners and having a "Best of the Fest" segment.
Format: Films must be submitted in high-quality DVD format, NTSC (Region 1) PAL (Region 2) or Region 0 format. While cases and labels are recommended, they are not mandatory. Discs must be clearly marked, however.
Style: Films must be submitted with Title, plot synopsis, cast list, director and producer bios (3-4 lines each max) and a link to a trailer or a copy of the trailer attached.
Deadline: Films must be submitted NO LATER THAN March 15, 2014, unless arranged directly with the Festival Coordinator. We MUST have adequate time to review the submission AND the video.
Prize Awarding: Due to the nature of the prize being decided by a panel of members AND non-members of Sci-Fi on the Rock, and the audience for the Audience Choice Award,members of Sci-Fi on the Rock and their affiliates ARE eligible for competition, as there is no conflict of interest.
Films that have been submitted in the past are NOT eligible for competition UNLESS there has been a re-cut/re-edit of the film. In this case, a copy of the original AND the new cut must be sent, with clear markings of which is which. Entrants may submit up to two films. The same entrant may have involvement in more than these two films but they must be submitted by someone else (who would then receive the award should the film win).
Sci-Fi on the Rock, its members and its affiliates are in no way responsible for the films' content, nor are liable for any legal issues arising from the films (ie: non-licensed music, etc)
2014 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS:
Punishment – Kevin Boylan – Bristol, United Kingdom
The devoted supervisor of an archaic machine fears the worst when a new administration takes over the punishment complex. This is confirmed when a foreign reporter arrives to write a story about the machine
Game Companion – Brian Morelan – Vancouver, British Columbia
Bob lives downstairs in his mom's house, his greatest accomplishment is making it to master in a video game, permitting him a game companion: Kimiko. She is impressed but when Kimiko starts to discover Bob is not very important Kimiko's enthusiasm fades.
Psychic Sue – Dave Lojek – Berlin, Germany (filmed in Ireland)
Sue works as a psychic to prey on believers in the afterlife. Her show has some flaws, but when she discovers that ghosts can indeed appear to the living—time to consult a REAL medium!
Can’t Sleep – Jamie Skidmore – Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador
For when you can’t sleep.
‘Aemorraghe – Patrick Devaney – New York, New York
In a world where emotions are all but erased, one woman desires to bring the color of the previous world back into her life. But how long can she keep hopeful while she struggles with this alone? And what fateful decision will she make by the end of our tale? Based on the comic by French artist CAZA originally published in the December 1982 issue of Heavy Metal Magazine
QuanTom – Tabitha Grove – Oakville, Ontario
A scruffy janitor must overcome his hatred of his sister’s cocky fiancé in order to save her from a diabolical industrialist who seeks to steal her teleportation machine.
Momentum (music video for Uneeda) – Wayne Perry – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Every year a secret society holds a masquerade party at a secluded location set in the elaborate Victorian era. With their power and money they abduct people as slaves. These slaves are featured as entertainment for this decadent high class masquerade party. Our video takes place present day & this horrid tradition continues. Passed on through wealthy generations, but on this night UNEEDA has a surprise for them.
For Clearer Skies – Alfredo Salvatore Arcilesi –Toronto, Ontario
A man struggles to decide whether or not to pursue survival as his race nears extinction.
Mona – Alexis Barbosa – France
Gary, a robotics engineer, has developed a domestic android named Mona. He brings the humanoid robot home to carry out some tests. How will Gary 's wife Marie react?
Your Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse – Molly Brown – Croyden, United Kingdom
An animated highlight reel of the most important things for you to know to survive against the undead.
Fist of Jesus – David Muñoz – Barcelona, Spain
Jesus is always willing to lend a hand to those in need, but there are others ... that will taste his fist.
Snails! (Cargols!) – Geoffrey Cowper – Barcelona, Spain
Joey is with his friends at a party in a park when he sees his ex-girlfriend there. He decides to go talk to her and tell her he still loves her but a giant snail interrupts them! Joey will have to do whatever it takes to get the girl of his life back. (Language may offend)
Cover – Toddske – Fort Mcmurray, Alberta
A quiet night at the library turns deadly when a librarian accidentally unleashes demonic forces from a strange book. Ashley is in a relationship with Todd, an abusive masochist. Her personal demons become literal when she summons LEGION. Trapped in a library, Ashley must now team up with love sick Scott to put what’s been summoned behind its COVER. (Language may offend)
The Goblin Market – Tyler Burry – Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador
A young woman's journey to the under belly, to confront those who claimed her sister's innocence, risks her own seduction.