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1. GENERAL RULES FOR SUBMITTING A FILM TO THE PRINCETON FILM FESTIVAL

a. In order for a film to be considered a short, the runtime must not exceed 30 minutes and must not have a runtime less than 2 minutes. 

b. Short films do not have any world premiere requirements. Films will not forfeit their eligibility if they have been screened on a separate media platform outside of the Festival.

c. The Princeton Film Festival will only accept films that are completed. No rough cuts or work-in-progress films will be considered.

d. Any film including significant dialogue in a language other than English must provide on-screen English subtitles.  

e. Films completed prior to January 1, 2014 will not be considered for screening in the 2016 Festival.

f. It is the responsibility of the applicant alone to secure authorization for any copyrighted or trademarked material. The Princeton Film Festival will not be held accountable for the inclusion of unauthorized material. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify any film that fails to obtain the rights to any copyrighted or third party material. Should any infraction occur, the applicant will defend the Princeton Film Festival and absolve and indemnify it of any liability.

g. The Princeton Film Festival is under no obligation to return comments or feedback regarding the film to the applicant, nor the process by which the films were reviewed or information concerning other applicants. 

 

 

 

2. GENERAL RULES FOR SUBMITTING A SCREENPLAY TO THE PRINCETON FILM FESTIVAL

a. In order for any screenplay to be considered for the Princeton Film Festival, it must be a narrative, an episodic, or a documentary screenplay. Screenplays for animated films will not be considered. 

b. Screenplays may not exceed 60 pages in length. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify any submission exceeding 60 pages.

c. For all submissions of episodic film, a minimum of one (1) completed episode must be submitted. 

d. While the Festival shall not publish any submitted full screenplays unless otherwise requested, it is the responsibility of the applicant alone to secure a copyright for their material. 

e. All submissions must include a cover page with the title of submission, date submitted, and the author's first and last name. Any submissions that fail to include this cover page will be disqualified.  

f. Any screenplays containing significant text in a language other than English must provide translations at the end of the document. 

g. The Princeton Film Festival is under no obligation to return comments or feedback regarding the screenplay to the applicant, nor the process by which screenplays are reviewed or information about other submissions/applicants. 

 

 

 

3. GRANT OF RIGHTS

All Entrants grant the Festival and Princeton University the right to screen their submissions at the Festival's venue or website for purposes of this competition, although this will have no impact on determining the eligible winners in this competition. Entrants further grant the Festival and Princeton University the right to display and screen their submissions on third party sites such as youtube.com, facebook.com, twitter.com, vimeo.com for entertainment and/or promotional purposes. Entrant's hereby grant the Festival and Princeton University a royalty free license, without geographic or time limit, to display and screen his or her submission for promotional, entertainment or advertising purposes and to display in any and all media into perpetuity. Except where prohibited, Entrant's hereby grant the Festival and Princeton University the right to use their names, likenesses, voices, opinions and biographical information for publicity or promotional purposes.

Neither the Festival nor Princeton University are responsible for lost, late, incomplete, damaged, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected submissions. 

GOVERNING LAW: 

All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforcebility of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the state of New Jersey. If any provision of these Official Rules are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.

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