Enter Strange Beauty – Step 1 of 2

Strange Beauty will be held June 12-14, 2014, at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham, North Carolina. Entries must be received by March 1, 2014.

ENTRY GUIDELINES

Strange Beauty accepts works of any shape or form with running times of 30 minutes or less. The only requirement is that the work be strangely beautiful and/or beautifully strange. We are looking for stuff that strikes a chord, has an emotional impact, makes us think. If you feel your movie fits the bill, it probably does. We can't wait to see it. That said, we are a film festival, so we're probably not going to show documentation of gallery exhibits, or the video portion of a larger, mixed media installation. Just saying.

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUBMIT
A completed electronic
entry form and an entry fee of $10.00 must accompany each work submitted. Strange Beauty ONLY accepts PayPal and well-concealed cash. Entry fees must be in U.S. funds only. Click the "Pay Now" button at the bottom of this page to make your payment online. Don't forget to fill out the electronic entry form.

You may send us a URL for viewing your movie, or mail us a clearly labeled NTSC Region 1 or Region 0 DVD of the work.

If your film is selected for the festival we will contact you about images and press kits.

MAIL DVDs TO:
Strange Beauty Film Festival
220 Dacian Ave
Durham, NC 27701-1902
USA


NOTIFICATION

We will notify all filmmakers by e-mail. If accepted, the exhibition copy of your work will need to be in our hands by May 20, 2014.

AWARDS

Strange Beauty is a non-competitive festival, so there are no official awards, though we'll have baubles of some kind for all filmmakers who come to the fest.

EXHIBITION

Strange Beauty can show electronic files and 16mm prints.

SHIPPING
Cost of shipping exhibition prints to the festival is the responsibility of the entrant. Exhibition copies must be sent to the festival prepaid. All film reels, cans, and cases must be labeled with the title of the entry. The festival will cover return shipping via FedEx or US Mail. The entrant or the recipient must pay additional charges for express shipping or transshipments to foreign film festivals. The festival cannot accept responsibility for damage or loss of materials while in transit. Please use only plastic or bubble pack envelopes when shipping entries.
PLEASE--FOR THE LOVE OF GOD--DO NOT USE FIBER-FILLED ENVELOPES--EVER!

RETURN OF SUBMISSIONS

Submission materials will not be returned.

READY TO ENTER?
Type in the title of your film below and click the "Pay Now" button (if you’d like to send well-concealed cash instead, skip this step).
Film title

Now, fill out and submit the electronic entry form.

That's it!