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GenreBlast Film Festival

GenreBlast Film Festival

Contact

5417 Standing Oak Rd.
Midlothian, VA 23112
804-525-8424 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: genreblast@gmail.com

Contact: Nathan Ludwig, Festival Director

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Objective

GenreBlast is a brand new film festival coming to you from the revitalized state-of-the-art State Theatre in wonderful downtown Culpeper, Virginia.

We want to celebrate the finest in true genre cinema and we're looking for your best features, shorts, music videos and screenplays in the categories of horror, action/adventure, sci-fi, fantasy, martial arts, exploitation, grindhouse, international, experimental and more!

A festival for filmmakers, by filmmakers. GenreBlast aims to be a party for filmmakers and film lovers that will strive to become one of the best new independent film festivals around.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 06/15/2016

Notification: by July 15th, 2016

Rules

All films and screenplays must be completed upon submission. No works in progress or resubmissions will be accepted under any circumstances. This means you.

Films made AFTER August 28th, 2013 are preferred. There's no made after date for screenplays, as long as they have NOT been produced by the date of the festival. Don't submit your screenplay for a movie you already made. That's tacky.

If your film is readily available online to the masses, then there's really no point in submitting to us, now is there?

No waivers. No screening fees. Negatory. We make it an even playing field for anyone who submits via FilmFreeway. We don't play favorites, we don't pander to anyone and we don't kiss up to the big festivals or follow trends. We program what we think will play well over the weekend. It's that simple.

Your film/script/music video MUST fall into at least one of these genres:

Horror / Thriller / Action / Adventure / Sci-fi / Martial Arts / Fantasy / Grindhouse / Exploitation / Experimental

Dramas and comedies are welcome as long as they fall into one of the above genre categories as well. If you're not sure, you can always email us with questions. We don't bite unless you pay us to do so.

Feature films and scripts qualify as at least 60 mins/pgs and up. Short films and scripts qualify as 59 mins/pgs and under. Pretty simple.

Your work will not be posted anywhere online. That would defeat the purpose of having a live film festival.

By submitting, you agree that you own all copyrights and intellectual properties to your work. Any violations of that agreement will result in immediate disqualification from the festival and a cheerfully vulgar rejection letter.

GenreBlast reserves the right to use any part of your submission for promotional purposes regarding the festival itself. This includes Facebook, Twitter, local advertising, promo trailers and other related venues. Don't freak out, this stuff is pretty routine. We just might use a clip or still from your work to help promote the festival so we can sell tickets for people to see your awesome flick. That means we like you.

Submitting to GenreBlast Film Festival does not guarantee selection. Neither does liking us on Facebook or following us on Twitter. Cash bribes might work, but why risk it? We reserve the right to disqualify anyone based on violation of rules & regulations, objectionable content (although we can handle a lot) rude behavior via email or social media, poor sound and/or video quality or due to a love of Kevin James films.

International films not in English MUST be subtitled or dubbed in English. We Americans are stupid. We need subtitles because we're too lazy and arrogant to learn a second language. Do us a favor and make sure your awesome foreign film has those lovely ENGLISH subtitles. Thanks! Seriously though, dubbing blows. Don't do it.

NO PORN. NO "SNUFF" FILMS. NO ANIMAL TORTURE. That kind of stuff will get tossed immediately. Pretty much anything else is fair game, though. We love violence, raunch, gore and outrageous situations, just make sure it all comes with a plot.

Feel free to contact us with any non-idiotic questions. If it's a good question, we'll get right back to you. If it sucks, we'll just ignore you.

Happy submitting!

Awards

First prize in each category will receive a trophy, sponsor swag, possible cash prizes and more.

Runners up in each category will receive a framed certificate and an assortment of cool sponsor prizes.

Attending filmmakers/screenwriters will receive up to two (2) weekend passes to the festival along with exclusive filmmaker lanyards to identify you as a special snowflake as well as VIP goodie bags and the royal treatment you so richly deserve that can be lacking in a lot of festivals. We will treat you right, baby!

There will be separate ceremonies for screenwriters and filmmakers. The screenwriting awards will be held Saturday evening and the filmmaker awards will be held Sunday afternoon.

Screenwriting Awards:

GB Founders Award - Nominees announced at festival
Best Overall Feature Screenplay - Nominees announced at festival
Best Overall Short Screenplay - Nominees announced at festival
Best Grindhouse/Exploitation/WTF Feature Screenplay
Best Action/Adventure Feature Screenplay
Best Fantasy/Sci-fi Feature Screenplay
Best Horror/Thriller Feature Screenplay
Best Grindhouse/Exploitation/WTF Short Screenplay
Best Action/Adventure Short Screenplay
Best Fantasy/Sci-fi Short Screenplay
Best Horror/Thriller Feature Screenplay

GenreBlast Film Festival

Contact

5417 Standing Oak Rd.
Midlothian, VA 23112
804-525-8424 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: genreblast@gmail.com

Contact: Nathan Ludwig, Festival Director

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GenreBlast Film Festival

Contact

5417 Standing Oak Rd.
Midlothian, VA 23112
804-525-8424 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: genreblast@gmail.com

Contact: Nathan Ludwig, Festival Director

Report Card

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GenreBlast Film Festival

Contact

5417 Standing Oak Rd.
Midlothian, VA 23112
804-525-8424 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: genreblast@gmail.com

Contact: Nathan Ludwig, Festival Director

Report Card

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Professionalism: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Feedback: n/a (0.0/5.0)
Signficance: n/a (0.0/5.0)
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