May 3, 2015FAQ

WHY THE INTERNATIONAL FREETHOUGHT FILM FESTIVAL?

Promoting Reason Through Film

  • New generation, new approach using a medium other than print and conferences.
  • More attractive to the general public than print and conferences.
  • High publicity potential.
  • Advancing artistic expression of freethought concepts.
  • Help launch freethinking filmmakers’ career.
  • Expand exposure of freethought concepts.
  • Potential catalyst for a widely recognized freethought film niche.
  • Educate patrons interested in freethought concepts.
  • Educate patrons opposed to freethought concepts.
  • A non-sectarian celebratory event within the freethought movement.
  • Another approach to advance the secular movement.

WHAT WILL BE SCREENED AT THE INTERNATIONAL FREETHOUGHT FILM FESTIVAL?

Independent Films

  • Films are submitted directly from filmmakers.
  • Film submission fees required for entry. (unless waived by special circumstances)
  • Films are not in distribution.
  • Films are not major motion pictures.
  • Films are made outside of traditional Hollywood system.
  • Films are original.
  • Films are created with a small budget.
  • Films are not amateur despite small budget.
  • Films are not the same as videos.
  • Filmmaker’s vision remains in tact. (void of corporate influence)
  • Filmmakers take more risks in content.
  • Filmmakers enter film festivals to get exposure.
  • Exposure can launch a film career.

HOW DO WE DECIDE WHICH FILMS TO INCLUDE IN THE FILM FESTIVAL?

Choosing Films

  • Films reflect any or all aspects of our mission statement. (promoting reason, critical thinking and freedom of inquiry)
  • Film submissions are judged on content, production quality, and applicability.
  • Several qualified judges are involved in the selection process.
  • No films under distribution contracts are eligible. (filmmakers own 100% of the rights)
  • Films in student and non-competitive categories will be selected.
  • Narratives, Documentaries, Animations, Comedy and Experimental films are all considered.

WHAT IS TO BE ANTICIPATED AT THE INTERNATIONAL FREETHOUGHT FILM FESTIVAL?

A Major Four Day Long Event

  • When: August 2-5, 2012 (Thurs-Sun.)
  • Location: Denver, Colorado, USA (Venues TBA)
  • Admission charge. Weekend passes available.
  • Programming: At least 15 screenings. Select films with multiple screenings.
  • Features/Shorts, Narratives, Animations, Documentaries, Comedies, etc.
  • Parties
  • Panel discussions-Filmmaker QA
  • Hospitality HQ for:
    -Information
    -Meeting new people
    -Mingling
    -Discussion
    -Vendors

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE FILM FESTIVAL IS OVER?

  • The next season begins with a new Call for Submissions for films for the next event.
  • New event sponsors and program advertisers will be solicited.
  • Scouting for the venue for the next event.
  • IFFF content will be shared on our Website with filmmakers’ approval.
  • IFFF content will be shared with freethought groups who want to hold smaller film festival events, free to the public, in their communities. (encouraging a broader reach than just the area where the IFFF main event is held)
  • Short film contests.
  • IFFF staff will be available for presentations at conferences and conventions.

LOOKING FURTHER AHEAD–OUR GROWTH POTENTIAL

  • Screen-writing contests
  • Expansion of networking within the film industry.
  • Matching talent with producers and distributors.
  • Film production.

* Please contact the Freethought Film Festival Foundation if you have any other questions that you would like to add to this list*

info@freethoughtfilmfest.org

Skype: freethoughtfilmfest

Phone: 888-821-1990