The Film Festival and the Film Competition

The Film Festival is returning for its second year at Fantasy Faire. Led by Chantal Harvey and Saffia Widdershins, there will be a daily event at 11am. This will include, from April 22nd to May 1st, talks, discussions and retrospectives of the works of different machinmatographers.

Our guests this year will include Strawberry Linden, Huckleberry Hax, Vrutega, AvaJean Westland, Fakey Jewell and Dorian Cao, Bain Finch – and more.

In addition, there will be the launch of the new production company, Fairelands Media, who will be exhibiting their initial production at the Faire – the first episode of Harland Quinn and the Omega Hex.

And we are very excited to launch the First Fantasy Faire Film Festival Competition!

This will be a competition open to all, based in the Fairelands. There will be three categories, each of which will be awarded a prize.

Category 1: Fiction (5 minutes)
A narrative story, set in the Fairelands

Category 2: Factual (5 minutes)
This could be a documentary, a tour of a region, a special Faireland event and – if the creator is willing – perhaps a short interview.

Category 3: Livestream (10 minutes)
We are asking people who wish to enter this category either to edit a ten minute sequence from the livestream, or to give a timeframe of 10 minutes from the longer livestream.

Category 1: Fiction (5 minutes)
Category 2: Factual (5 minutes)
Category 3: Livestream (10 minutes)

All films must be 100% shot on the regions at this year’s Fantasy Faire. The films should reflect the spirit of Fantasy Faire.

Films should not contain copyrighted material (e.g. music should be licence-free or licensed to you). They should not contain Adult content.

Your film should be placed on a recognised platform (e.g. You Tube or Vimeo) and the address sent to:

All films must be submitted by the end of April 30th. UPDATE! NEWS FLASH! The deadline for submitting films has been extended to Tuesday, May 3, by Midnight SLT. Three more days added to your production schedule!

Films in competition will be shown daily (at 11am) from May 4th – May 7th. Prizes for the top film in each category will be awarded at a special ceremony on May 8th, with an after party.

In addition, films sent to us not in competition will be shown in the 11am slot in Week 2. Please specify if you want your film to be shown In Competition, or Out of Competition

The films will be judged by a Panel of Judges, but there will also be a 50% contribution from the public. People will be able to vote for individual films by making donations in special kiosks – all LIndens raised will go to Relay for Life.

Good luck, everyone! We look forward to seeing your films!

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