El Paso IMPACTFest Film Festival

Short virtual reality and experimental films from around the World will be shown in the first VR and Experimental film festival. There is nothing else like it. Visitors will be able to see the best Virtual Reality and experimental films over a two-day period.

Awards & Prizes
These are the categories of films which will be screened:

Virtual Reality

* Best Virtual Reality Drama under 15 minutes
* Best Virtual Reality Drama over 15 minutes
* Best Virtual Reality Comedy
* Best Virtual Reality Horror/Suspense or Sci-Fi
* Best Virtual Reality Animated Film
* Best Locally made Virtual Reality Film

Experimental and Regular Films

* Best Regular Short Film
* Best Regular Feature Length Film
* Best Locally made Film
* Best New Media / Holographic Film

Virtual Reality Games and Apps

* Best VR Mobile Game or APP
* Best VR Computer Game or APP
* Best VR Game on a Gaming Platform

Some films will be shown multiple times and will also feature a discussion panel with the directors and producers of the film as well as workshops to showcase how some of these films were made. See never-before backstage video on how these films were made!

This Film Festival pushes the boundaries of filmmaking like never before!

Rules & Terms
SUBMISSION REGULATIONS FOR THE 1ST EL PASO INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL REALITY AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL 13 to 14 OCTOBER 2018

THESE REGULATIONS GOVERN THE SUBMISSION OF ALL FILMS FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE FESTIVAL AND YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING REGULATIONS CAREFULLY TO CONFIRM YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE SAME PRIOR TO SUBMISSION OF ANY FILMS.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING REGULATIONS CAREFULLY

Only submissions accompanied by the correct fee, and received by the allocated deadline will be considered. Please note we do not offer fee waivers.

Definition of Short and Feature
Short Film: 30 minutes or less
Feature Film: 31 minutes or more

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Payment

Payments must be made in US currency.

Submission fee is payable by MasterCard or Visa, Discover or American Express only.

We also accept payments via PayPal

Films submitted without payment WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED and the submission will be deleted

The submission fee cannot be waived. NO EXCEPTIONS

Submission of your film constitutes agreement with the regulations set forth here.

BY ACCEPTING THESE REGULATIONS, YOU UNDERSTAND THE SUBMISSION FEE CANNOT BE REFUNDED.

Preview Screener formats

Please upload your online screener to the FilmFreeway website.

If your film is not received by the appropriate deadline, your submission will be deleted and the submission fee will not be refunded.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for consideration, all films must meet the following requirements:

Films must have been completed after 1 January 2010.
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IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING A WORK IN PROGRESS PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY.

Works-in-progress & 'rough cuts'

EL PASO INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL REALITY AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL does accept submission of Works in Progress (WIPs) only if the following conditions have been met:

The film must be at least at picture lock stage
The submission is made during the late submissions period ONLY. If a WIP is submitted during Early or Regular submissions period without any prior discussion with the submissions team ELP VR Festival will disregard the submission and submission fees will not be refunded. NO EXCEPTIONS

You accept that the rough cut is the ONLY VERSION you can submit. We will not accept further cuts of the film as you complete them. Please think very carefully about whether or not you should submit the film as a WIP (see below)

Prior Submissions

If a film has previously been submitted to EL PASO INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL REALITY AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL it is not eligible for submission to EL PASO INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL REALITY AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018. This also applies to WIPs that have previously been submitted, even with significant changes.

If you have any queries regarding WIPs please email filmfestival@impliedmotion.com

Selection

All applicants will be notified of an outcome by end of August 2018. Festival programmers select and invite all films presented at EL PASO INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL REALITY AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL.

If your contact details change during the submissions period please inform EL PASO INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL REALITY AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL at submissions@impliedmotion.com so we can update our records.

If the film is selected to screen at EL PASO INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL REALITY AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018 it must be made available in one of the following formats:

Digital Format - Mp4, MOV, AVI, Mpeg

EL PASO INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL REALITY AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL abides not to hold any more than four (10) screenings of any submitted film.

EL PASO INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL REALITY AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL ’s selection decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into. We do not provide critical analysis or feedback.

EL PASO INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL REALITY AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL Awards:

The award winners will be announced during the EL PASO INTERNATIONAL VIRTUAL REALITY AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL Awards Ceremony during the festival.

If you need further assistance after reading this information, please email the Submissions Department, submissions@impliedmotion.com

Website: 
http://www.elpasoimpactfest.org/

Films in consideration for the Film Festival screening at the World Film Fair