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12th Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival

From Oct. 3, 2019 until Oct. 6, 2019

Regulations

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

1. Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival is open to all film genres and films from all countries. However, film content should be in line with the festival’s ethos and vision. We are seeking films that are: positive, hilarious, witty, whimsical, nourishing, well-crafted, inspiring, thought-provoking, entertaining, joyous, uplifting, quirky, enlightening, ground breaking or edgy.

If you are unsure of eligibility, please contact the festival’s artistic director at artisticdirector@heartofgold.com.au

2. Films should not have been made prior to 1 January, 2017.

3. The producer grants the Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival the rights to:
(a) Exhibit the film at the 2019 Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival.
(b) Exhibit the film at any tour, screening or event which is organised by or affiliated with Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival in the six months prior to and the twelve months subsequent to the 2019 Festival.
(c) Reproduce the film for inclusion as part of a compilation.
(d) Exhibit the film either in part or in total for promotional purposes.

4. The producer warrants to the Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival that they have obtained all the necessary permissions to enter this film and that the film does not infringe the rights, including copyright, of any third party. This includes the use of music and literary material (i.e. if your film is based on a novel or poem).

5. Entries will not be considered valid until the entry fee has been paid in full. The entry fee is non refundable

6. Early bird entries must be received by midnight 30 April 2019

7. Entries for extended deadline submission must be received by midnight 14 June 2019.

8. Entries may not be withdrawn after 10 July 2019.

9. If your film is selected for the competition you will be sent a letter of confirmation from no later than 09 August, 2019. Digital master files must be received by 7 September 2019.

10. Materials submitted in the initial entry process will not be returned.

11. Films in languages other than English must be supplied with English subtitles.

12. The Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival will only screen productions finished As a high-resolution Apple ProRes, H.264 or MP4 digital file (the following codecs will NOT be accepted FLV, WMV, AVI, or any low res files). Please also ensure your films are supplied with a stereo mix only and not a Dolby 5.1 mix) To ensure your entry is screened correctly, you must also include ratio details (e.g. 1920 x 1080).

13. Please do NOT send a DVD directly to the festival.

Please note: ENTERING A FILM IN THIS FESTIVAL IMPLIES THE ACCEPTANCE OF THESE REGULATIONS.

Main Competition - Students films

Earlybird submission deadline: April 30, 2019 for 22.00 €

Main competition

Earlybird submission deadline: April 30, 2019 for 35.00 €

About

This Festival was founded in 2006

Held in the historical regional gold-mining town of Gympie in Queensland, Australia, the 11th Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival will be the best and biggest yet. Running from 4 - 7 October 2018, Heart of Gold celebrates well-crafted films from around the world that deeply resonate with the viewer. The four-day program includes industry masterclasses, a stunning opening night party and up to 30 sessions of shorts from all genres that best capture Heart of Gold’s vision to screen films that are heart-warming, thought-provoking and entertaining. They can be edgy, they can be groundbreaking and they can be downright hilarious – as long as they beat with a good, strong heart.

Over eleven years, Heart of Gold has become renowned for its high quality program, which is largely thanks to a very unique, two-part screening system. The films are filtered through the festival’s artistic director and passed onto small screener groups, who gather in lounge-rooms across Gympie to review and score the countless, cherished submissions. This makes Heart of Gold films not only treasured by the community around them, but also sure to stand the test of time nationally and abroad.

Address

Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival Inc.
We are seeking films that are: positive, hilarious, witty, whimsical, nourishing, thought provoking
Mary Street 232
4570 Gympie
Australia