Participants must ensure that they have the right to participate in The Earth Day Film Festival with regard to third persons connected to the production of selected films/projects.
TEDFF will not pay screening fees and it is assumed that any film submitted without specific reference to a requested screening fee in the cover letter is both available to be screened, with no legal restrictions, and without expectation of a fee being paid.
Submitting your film to TEDFF denotes agreement to all rules and regulations listed here within. The final print of each invited film must be delivered to TEDFF before stated deadline or have other arrangements agreed upon by the festival directors. The Festival reserves the right to refuse or cancel the projection of any print deemed of insufficient quality.
Press & Publicity
If your film is selected to screen at TEDFF, you will be asked to provide: director’s bio and filmography/videography, b&w and/or color stills from the film, press materials, and video trailer (if available).
Judging & Awards
All accepted submissions are eligible for the awards designated for the category in which it is submitted. Jury Awards will be presented to the best film in each category.
The cost of shipping a submission to TEDFF must be paid by the entrant. Please do not send submissions in fiber-filled envelopes, as their residue ruins equipment. To obtain notification of receipt, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard. Submission DVDs will not be returned unless otherwise requested. All shipping charges are the responsibility of the entrant.
Unless otherwise requested, film submissions selected for screening grant TEDFF the rights to use moving image excerpts, production stills, and information from the film for promotional purposes. Entrant also agrees to give TEDFF permission for accepted films and related marketing materials to be reproduced and distributed – in whole or in part – for the purposes of jurying, education, and promotion of the festival, including but not limited to online screenings and post festival distribution. Filmmakers may opt out of allowing TEDFF use of their films for post-festival distribution if desired.
Every precaution will be exercised in handling films. However, should a print be lost or damaged, TEDFF will not be held responsible. Preview DVDs are non returnable. Screening films will be returned only with proper return postage or arrangements made at filmmaker’s expense. Do not send original or master prints. TEDFF is held harmless by entrant from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, or expenses incurred by any claim against entrant involving copyright, trademark, or credits of any selected film.