Rules and Regulations for submissions to the Student Showcase of Films

The following is an explanation of Rules & Regulations governing the submission of a project
(hereafter called the “Film”) to the Student Showcase of Films (hereafter called the “SSOF”)
for consideration into the Student Showcase of Films and The Palm Beach International Film Festival (hereafter called the “Festival”)

By agreeing to the Terms And Conditions found on the Student Showcase of Films Application Form, the person submitting the Film (hereafter called the “Applicant”) acknowledges that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, Producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Film (hereafter called the “Film’s Owners”) whose consent is required to submit the Film to the SSOF, and has read and understood the submission rules & regulations set forth below: 

To be Eligible for Consideration

(1) Applicants must fully comply with Category Criteria and Rules & Regulations, including deadline(s), entry material requirements, and film requirements.

(2) All Applicants must be either a Florida high school student or Florida college student. All projects submitted for consideration must of been completed within the 12 months prior to the current deadline.  Repeat entries are prohibited.

(3) Applicants must execute a release agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at the SSOF or Festival; (ii) warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at the SSOF or Festival; and (iii) indemnify and hold harmless the SSOF and its affiliates against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at the SSOF or Festival.

(4) It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the copyright owner(s) of any and all copyrighted content or materials included within the submitted Film. The SSOF expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any copyrighted content or materials within or relating to the submitted Film, including any content or materials that are or may become the basis for any third party claims for copyright infringement. The SSOF reserves the right to disqualify any Film with any unauthorized inclusion of copyrighted content or materials. In the event that any claim, dispute, action or proceeding shall be brought or asserted by any person or entity that alleges that the Film makes unauthorized or unlawful use of any copyrighted content or material, Applicant shall fully indemnify and defend the SSOF, the Festival, and each of their representatives and affiliates from any liability in connection therewith and from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith.

(5) It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the owner/s of any and all trademarked content or materials included within the submitted Film. The SSOF expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any trademarked content or materials within or relating to the submitted Film, including any content or materials that are or may become the basis for any third party claims for trademark infringement, trademark dilution or unfair competition. The SSOF reserves the right to disqualify any Film with any unauthorized inclusion of trademarked content or materials. In the event that any claim, dispute, action or proceeding shall be brought or asserted by any person or entity that alleges that the Film makes unauthorized or unlawful use of any trademarked content or material, Applicant shall fully indemnify and defend the SSOF, the Festival, and each of their representatives and affiliates from any liability in connection therewith and from any fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that any of them may incur in connection therewith.

(6) It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to clear all content of the Film from any and all actual or potential legal claims and issues, including, without limitation, claims based upon theories of libel, defamation, invasion of privacy, violation of rights of publicity, theft of trade secrets, breach of confidence, breach of confidential relationship, and breach of express or implied contract (“Third Party Claim(s)”). The SSOF expressly disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any unauthorized inclusion of any content or materials within or relating to the submitted Film that are or may be the basis for any Third Party Claims based upon any of the foregoing legal theories or others. The SSOF reserves the right to disqualify any Film that is or may become the subject of any Third Party Claims. In the event that any Third Party Claim(s) shall be asserted by any person or entity, Applicant shall fully indemnify and defend the SSOF, the Festival, and each of their representatives and affiliates from any liability in connection therewith and from any and all fees and expenses, including but not limited to attorneys’ fees, that each of any of them may incur in connection therewith.

(7) Upon completion of the Festival selection process, the SSOF will attempt to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form to notify the Applicant of the Film’s finalist status. The SSOF disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible for, any failure to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form.  It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact information provided on the submission form is correct throughout the entirety of the submission period.

(8) The SSOF is under no obligation to provide to Applicant or any other representative of Film any comments or feedback regarding submitted Film, any information relating to the manner in which the Film is, will be, or was reviewed; any views that the Festival or any reviewers of the Film may hold concerning the Film; any reasons why the Film, should it not be accepted for exhibition at the Festival, was not accepted; or any other information relating to the Festival’s review, consideration and/or selection process regarding the Film specifically or submissions generally beyond the information set forth in these Rules & Regulations. The SSOF disavows any responsibility for, and will not be held responsible or liable for, the contents of any internal comments or feedback regarding any Film that are or may be obtained by the Applicant or any other representative of the Film; any communications by any representative of the SSOF or the Festival relating to the Film or the Festival selection process; the manner in which the Film shall be, is or was considered and reviewed; the identity or identities of any specific reviewers of the Film; and/or any failure on the part of the SSOF or the Festival to provide Applicant or other representative(s) of the Film with information concerning the Festival’s consideration and/or review of the Film.

Rules and Regulations for Submission to the Student Showcase of Films

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