Time to get your GRIND ON, Vancouver!

Grind

We are thrilled to announce the first installment of our new genre film festival, The Rio Grind, taking place November 2-4, 2012. We want your Film Shorts or Feature length submissions. Deadline is October 15, 2012. Submission Fee can be paid online here. Please send directly to the Rio Theatre.

Theatre owner and operator Corinne Lea and the Rio team of Film Geeks, are “huge fans” of genre films, has made a point of regularly programming obscure and cult features into the theatre’s schedule for years, in addition to hosting local competitive film festivals like the annual Dead On Film Zombie Short Film Competition.

Following the ongoing success of the Rio’s Horror Nights film series, hosted by identical twin directors Jenn and Sylvia Soska of “Dead Hooker in a Trunk” and the upcoming “American Mary” fame, a festival celebrating the best of genre seemed like a no-brainer. “We always have such an amazing, enthusiastic response from our cult film audiences with everything from Dead on Film, Late Night Horror Nights and Indie Skate Boarding Film Premieres that we knew it was time to bring them something bigger. This festival is going to be all about the fans. We want to bring them the best of the best indie films from around the world. Vancouver needs a film festival like this, with alternative, edgy films that you can’t see anywhere else,” says Lea.

Vancouver’s own Soska sisters will be on hand as consultants and judges for The Rio Grind. “Vancouver has long been a town that focused on the different, from acclaimed television series like THE X-FILES to our diverse multicultural and multi-subculture mix of population, we have an identity that suits and thrives in our often grey and rainy city scape,” explains Sylvia. “A town that lives and breathes genre so wholly has been only missing one thing – a film festival that celebrates this romance with the unusual and unique. I am thrilled that a theatre that so embraces the soul of the community, the Rio Theatre, will be the ones ushering in this new and needed festival that counter balances the mainstream and puts the focus on the independent artists.”

The Rio Grind Film Festival is currently looking for submissions to screen independent horror, action, grindhouse, erotica, fantasy, documentary, animation as well as science fiction shorts and features from both Canada and around the world. Prizes will be awarded by both a judging panel and the festival’s audience in several categories. In addition to current and emerging talent, there are plans to screen classic retrospective titles rarely seen in the big screen, opportunities for director and talent appearance and Q&As, as well as panels and workshops that will appeal to both fans and aspiring filmmakers.

For additional information on how to submit your production for consideration into the Rio Grind Film Festival, contact Corinne@riotheatre.ca.

FILM INFORMATION

English Title: ____________________________________________________________________________

Title as you would like it to appear in the program guide (please print):

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Foreign Language Title: _______________________________________________________________________

Country(ies) of Production: ____________________________________

Website: __________________________________________________

Year of Completion: ______________ Original Language: __________________________ English Subtitled

Film Category: _ Feature _ Short

Genre (check all that apply): _ Horror _ Action _ Fantasy _ Sci-Fi _ Anime _ Genre Documentary _ Other ____________________

Premiere Status: _ World Premiere _ North American Premiere _ CAN Premiere _ BC Premiere

(A film is a premiere if it has never been shown to a public audience. Market screenings, private industry screenings and cast/crew screenings are not considered public screenings.)

Is this a directorial debut? _ Yes _ No

Dates and venues of previous public screenings:

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TECHNICAL INFORMATION (required)

We require that DVD/BluRay screeners submitted to the festival come from a professionally authored source to ensure proper functionality.

Running Time (minutes*): _______________

*Use numbers only and round to the nearest minute

Color Format: _ Color _ Black & White _ Color and B&W

PLEASE INCLUDE THIS PAGE PROPERLY FILLED OUT WITH ALL SUBMISSIONS

FILM CONTACT INFORMATION (print/type clearly)

PRIMARY CONTACT (Required – This is for in-house use only. This information will remain confidential.)

Name ________________________________________________

Company _____________________________________________

Relation to Film (if not director) ____________________________

Address 1 ____________________________________________

Address 2 ____________________________________________

City _________________________________________________

Province/State ________ Postal Code/Zip __________ Country ___________________

Phone ______________________ Fax _____________________

Cellphone ____________________________________________

Email ________________________________________________

Website ______________________________________________

FILM CREDIT INFORMATION

Director(s): ____________________________________________________________________________

Producer(s): ____________________________________________________________________________

Screenwriter(s): ____________________________________________________________________________

Cinematographer(s): ___________________________________

Editor: ______________________________________________

Sound: _____________________________________________

Music: ______________________________________________

Principle Cast: ____________________________________________________________________________

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FILM DIRECTOR CONTACT (Required)

_ check if same as Primary Contact

Name ________________________________________________

Company _____________________________________________

Address 1 ____________________________________________

Address 2 ____________________________________________

City _________________________________________________

Province/State ______ Postal Code/Zip _________ Country _____________________

Phone _____________________ Fax _____________________

Email ________________________________________________

$25 (CAN) ENTRY FEE PAYMENT

I have read the regulations of the Rio Grind Film Festival and accept them. The above information is correct to the best of my knowledge. I give the Rio Grind Film Festival the authority to use the submitted materials for the purpose of promoting the film and the Festival. I understand that I am duly authorized to give permission to allow the Rio Grind Film Festival to screen this film.

Name _______________________________________________

Signature ____________________________________________

Date ________________________________________________

SYNOPSIS (Required – Please provide a brief description)

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DIRECTOR BIO (Please provide a brief biography of the director including any past film credits)

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Note: Director Bio and synopsis may be edited by the Rio Grind Film Festival as required.

PLEASE INCLUDE THIS PAGE PROPERLY FILLED OUT WITH ALL SUBMISSIONS

GENERAL RULES

I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree:

1 . I have read, understated and fully comply with all submission eligibility information,

Submission Guidelines, Terms and Conditions of Entry and Entry Eligibility requirements.

2 . To the best of my knowledge, all of the statements in this document are true.

3 . This film or video is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation.

4 . I am duly authorized to submit this film to the festival.

5 . I hold the Rio Grind Film Festival harmless from any damage to DVD en route or otherwise

during the course of the festival’s possession of the film.

6 . I hold the Rio Grind Film Festival, its owners, management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from my entry.

7 . I certify that I have full rights to the use of the music in the entered work.

8 . I give permission for the Rio Grind Film Festival to use stills, titles, copy, and/or information from the short for promotional purposes as required.

9 . I give permission for the Rio Grind Film Festival to screen the film at the Festival as well as any Festival-related presentations, programs, promotions, and/or events.

Entrant’s name, address and the production’s title must be clearly marked on the DVD.

If a film is invited to participate, the Rio Theatre is able to screen in a variety of formats. If required, the film must be shipped prepaid, insured and packed in proper containers.

The Rio Theatre and the Rio Grind Film Festival do not assume any liability for damage to DVDs or film prints due to improper containers.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Rio Grind Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for

exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless the Rio Grind Festival from and against any and all

claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening