Cypress College Film Festival
May 11 @ 6:00 pmFree
The MAD Film Festival takes place in CCCPLX-216 at 6 p.m. Click here to download the guidelines and entry form.
- Film Festival entrants must be currently enrolled in a college or high school.
- *Films must have been completed within the twelve months prior to May 11, 2018.
- Films may have been produced with video or film processes.
- Films must have been made by student crews, writers, directors, (no professionals).
- Films must be original works and not derivative or parodies of other films.
- Narrative films should have a beginning, middle, and end with a conflict and resolution.
- Music videos should be interpretive & creative, and not simply bands playing but may include
some footage of the band playing as part of the complete film.
- Abstract or experimental art films should have an identifiable theme.
- No nudity will be allowed as this is a student film festival and family event.
- No explicit sex acts.
- Avoid profanity *(If profanity is used in dialog, it must be bleeped by filmmaker).
- All city, state, and national laws must be followed in the production of your film.
- Violence or “Jackass” style stunts presented for shock value alone will not be accepted.
- All action must have a context within the story.
- Music used in the film must be original and not commercial music lifted from CDs, iTunes,
internet downloading sites, or from other movies or television shows.
- If music used in the film was created by the filmmaker, a friend or relative of the filmmaker, a
credit must be given at end of film and a music release must be signed and submitted with the
film for screening purposes.
- Photographs or images of any kind that appear in the film must be created by the filmmaker or
must have a signed image/artwork release submitted with the film.
- Music not created by the filmmaker must be royalty-free music acquired at a source like
http://www.freeplaymusic.com. Music ripped from CDs or iTunes are not allowed.
- Film length 30 seconds and not to exceed 10 minutes. 5 minutes is an ideal runtime for films.
- Films made in a language other than English must contain English subtitles.
- Films must have a beginning title and ending credits (Reference your school in credits).
- Film submissions must be sent on a USB thumb drive. These will not be returned.
- Submissions must list, the film’s title, director and runtime, email, and phone number.
- Films must be submitted in Quicktime (.mov) or (.mp4) file format with stereo audio.
- Films and USB drives will not be returned.