2018 Locals Only FAQs

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Q: What is the Locals Only program?

Q: What forms do I need to complete to submit my film as a local filmmaker for free?

Q: What is Withoutabox.com?

Q: How do you define the Siskiyou Region?

Q: What if I filmed in the Siskiyou Region, but the film was produced out of the area?

Q: I don’t live in the Siskiyou Region anymore. Am I still a Local?

Q: I go to college in the Siskiyou Region, but I’m not from here. Am I still a "Local"?

Q: What is the Launch Regional Student Film Competition? And how does it differ from the Locals Only program?

Q: How long can my film be?

Q: Can I enter more than one film?

Q: Do I have to obtain rights clearance for music or other copyrighted material in my film?

Q: Do all the local films that are submitted get in to the film festival?

Q: What if I want my film to be considered for the regular program?
 

Q: What is the Locals Only program?
A: Locals Only is a free program that spotlights filmmakers and filmmaking in the Siskiyou Region. The entry fee is waived for filmmakers who live in the Siskiyou Region. Tickets to the screenings are free to the public so as many people as possible can attend and celebrate local filmmakers and their films! The Locals Only screenings are very popular with the AIFF audience—in fact the programs sell out every year.
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Q: What forms do I need to complete to submit my film as a local filmmaker for free?

A: You need to complete TWO forms:
1) An entry form through withoutabox.com
2) AND an entry fee Local Waiver Form.  Once you have submitted your entry form through Withoutabox, we will email you a Local Waiver Form.
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Q: What is Withoutabox.com?
Withoutabox.com is a website that allows you to fill out one form that you can easily submit to many film festivals. Most major film festivals use Withoutabox for their submissions. For more details check out the Withoutabox FAQ Page.
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Q: How do you define the Siskiyou Region?
A: Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath Counties in Oregon; Del Norte and Siskiyou Counties in California.
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Q: What if I filmed in the Siskiyou Region, but the film was produced out of the area?
A: It depends—send us an email describing the situation and we'll assess whether you are eligible for the entry fee waiver.
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Q: I don’t live in the Siskiyou Region anymore. Am I still a Local?
A: No. The only exception is if you are a college student, but your “home” is still here.
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Q: I go to college in the Siskiyou Region, but I’m not from here. Am I still a Local?
A: Yes.
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Q: What is the LAUNCH Regional Student Film Competition? And how does it differ from the Locals Only program?
A: Both the Locals Only and the LAUNCH are for residents of the Siskiyou Region and entry fees are waived. However, the Launch is for K-12 and college students only, and films must be 5 minutes or under in length. Locals Only entries can be submitted by anyone of any age, and films can be any length. More info on the LAUNCH here.
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Q: How long can my film be? 
A: Your film can be any length, but historically most films accepted into the Locals Only program are shorts—40 minutes and under.
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Q: Can I enter more than one film?
A: Yes, you can enter as many as you want—just fill out an entry form through withoutabox.com and a Local Waiver Form for each film. The Local Waiver Form will be emailed to you as soon as we receive each submission through Withoutabox.
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Q: Do I have to obtain rights clearance for music or other copyrighted material in my film?
A: From a legal standpoint, you must clear all copyrighted material included in your film before you can publicly screen it. However, we do not check to make sure that you have cleared these materials, nor will we be held responsible for the inclusion of uncleared materials in your film. It is your responsibility to do so!
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Q: Do all the local films that are submitted get in to the film festival?
A: No. Each year about 40-50 local films are submitted and about 10 are accepted.
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Q: What if I want my film to be considered for the regular program?
A: All local films are considered for either the Locals Only program or the general program of films, solely at the discretion of the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Locals Only films are selected from a pool of local entries (approximately 50 films). Films in the regular program are selected from a pool of approximately 800 films.
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Still have questions? Email us at entries@ashlandfilm.org

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