Submit Your Film Into the Lagniappe Film and Music Festival!

Rebekah Herzberg here with an important announcement! I have been selected as an official judge in the Lagniappe Film and Music Festival for the horror division. I will be accepting 10 fresh and original horror films, nationally and internationally for the festival. Prizes for the winners to be announced. There will also be a high school division where the winners will receive a free scholarship as long as they keep their grades up! Send me your horror films! You can fill out the submission forms here!

The 2013 season Schedule and Fees are as follows:

Deadline – Thursday, Dec. 1, 2012
Features – $20
Shorts – $10
Experimental Videos (10 minutes or less) – $10
Texas High School and University – $Free

Late Deadline – Friday, Jan. 11, 2012
Features – $25
Shorts – $15
Experimental Videos – $15
Texas High School and University – $ Free
Format for submissions shall all be DVD or Blue Ray

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR AMERICAN INDEPENDENT FEATURE AND SHORT FILM COMPETITION:
• Entries must have at least 51% U.S. funding.
• Running time for all Feature Films must be 41 minutes or more.
• Running time for all Short Films must be less than 41 minutes.
• Selected films must be made available .mov or .avi media files (preferred video format); HD-Cam; or Blu-ray.
• Films produced, financed or initiated by major motion picture studios are not eligible for the competition. However, any film conforming to the above guidelines and purchased by a studio after completion is eligible.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL FEATURE COMPETITION AND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION:
• Entries must have at least 51% funding from outside the U.S.
• International features and shorts are eligible for an Audience Award for Best International Feature or Best International Short.
• Film submissions in a foreign language must be subtitled in English.
• Selected films must be made available in; .mov or .avi media files (preferred video format); HD-Cam; or Blu-ray.

SUBMISSIONS:
All movies submitted must not have played within a 90 miles radius of Beaumont, Texas 90 days prior and 90 days post festival. We believe this assures you the best audience turnout for your film.
• Films must be submitted for preview on DVD (Region 1 Standard). DVD submissions are preferred. Preview screeners will not be returned. * DO NOT AFFIX PAPER LABELS TO YOUR DVD SCREENER as they tend to come loose after multiple viewings and can damage the equipment.
• Entries MUST include a film synopsis and a complete cast/credits list. The synopsis should be a well-written, concise description of the basic plot and premise of your film. Maximum synopsis length is 150 words for features, 50 for shorts. • You are not required to submit film stills with this submission (this is only necessary after a film has been accepted). But if you’d like to, please follow these specs and guidelines. •HI-RES STILLS (300 DPI, AT LEAST 3” X 5”) ARE REQUIRED UPON SUBMISSION AND CAN BE EMAILED TO images@thelagniappefestival.com. Please use entry number generated by this form in the subject line.

• The synopsis and stills may be used in the program guide and will be available to distributors, members of the press, and filmmakers.
• If submitting more than one film, a separate completed entry form is required for each title.