Cindependent Film Festival Partners with Festivault

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CINDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL PARTNERS WITH FESTIVAULT

CFF films will be available online during the festival and after it ends

Cincinnati, OH (Aug 6, 2018) - The Cindependent Film Festival is making it even easier to enjoy great independent films! We’re partnering with Festivault, an online platform that lets you watch the movies from a film festival you may have missed. It’s also a great way to rewatch a film you loved after the festival has ended. “We are absolutely thrilled to be working with the amazing folks at Cindependent Film Festival. They have curated an exciting program this year and we can't wait to bring it to our platform for everyone to enjoy,” says Hamzah Jamjoom, Co-Founder and President of Festivault. “We aim to bring people together and give our audience access to films they might not otherwise be exposed to. Festivals like Cindependent are paving the way for independent films with unique and daring stories that are capable of changing the world. It is our honor to extend their reach beyond their physical festival, theater, and city. We want everyone across the country and around the world to see the Cindependent program on their favorite screen.”

Festivault Passes for the Cindependent Film Festival will be available starting August 23 (the day CFF starts) and they last through August 28, three days after the screenings in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, giving you a chance to enjoy the films in the comfort of your home! Festivault Passes cost $20 and can be purchased at Festivault.tv. “Festivault is seriously the next wave of film fests,” said Cindependent Film Festival Founder and Creative Director, Allyson West. “Sharing our festival with people regardless of location is an amazing opportunity, and we’re so excited about what the Festivault team is doing with this!”

The Cindependent Film Festival is less than a month away! Our Selected Film schedule and ticket information can be found at CindependentFilmFest.org/tickets

FAQ: What is Festivault?
Festivault is a platform that brings the physical film festival to your preferred screen. You can “attend” a film festival from the comfort of your home by simply purchasing a FEST PASS.

What is a Fest Pass?
It's our fancy way of saying an online ticket. It allows you to watch ALL the films from a participating film festival on our platform. This online pass works exactly the same as any physical pass you buy at a film festival.

How long does a Fest Pass last?
The duration of a Fest Pass varies from festival to festival, but they will always last for at least the duration of the festival. For example: If a festival is 5 days long, the fest pass will last for at least 5 days. Some festivals will choose to extend access beyond that date giving viewers more time to enjoy their favorite films. Check out FESTIVAULT.TV for more information.

Are all the films from the film festival available with the pass?
For the most part, yes! Although it is uncommon, some filmmakers do not wish to participate in our platform. In those unlikely events, we will respect the wishes of the filmmakers and accommodate their needs. On average, 90% of the film festival’s programming is included in your pass purchase. Check out FESTIVAULT.TV for more information.

Can I just buy a ticket to see one film?
No. Our passes are for the entire programming for each film festival. In order to see a specific film in a given film festival, you will have to buy the fest pass for that film festival. But guess what? Now you can watch a bunch of killer movies with your pass.

WVXU: A New Festival Will Spotlight Independent Film

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Supporting and spotlighting the independent filmmaking community in Cincinnati is the driving mission behind the upcoming Cindependent Film Festival

Founder and Creative Directory Allyson West, with her newborn baby snuggled up to her, talks with Jim Stump about the films and festivities that will take place August 23-25. Click link above to listen.

Festival Formula interviews Allyson West on The Cindependent Film Festival

http://www.festivalformula.com/allyson-west-cindependent-film-festival/

Allyson West of Cindependent Film Festival

Festival / Interview / by Kate Stocker-Wright

  • Tell us about your festival

The Cinedependent Film Festival is a 3-day event at the historic Woodward theater in Cincinnati, Ohio that taking place 23-26 August, so this month! The festival is designed to showcase amazing independent film while showcasing the city of Cincinnati off to indie filmmakers. We have amazing enrichment activities planned, as well as involvement from many businesses in downtown Cincy to give a full, robust, fun festival experience.

  • What made you start your film festival?

Honestly, I attended so many festivals that treated me like a filmmaking rockstar in 2017, and it just really showed me how communities can come together to support independent film. Cincy didn’t have anything like what I envisioned as the dream indie film fest, and I just had to get it going!

  • What are you most looking forward to in your next edition?

Sharing our official selections with the community. I’m excited to share the movie excitement I have when attending festival with all of our community members!

  • What have you learnt the most from being involved with a film festival?

Oh gosh, that the sky is the limit I think. I went into this planning year wanting to be able to provide a lot of perks for our filmmakers, and with a super strong team in place we are able to do so. We partnered with 21c to provide 2 nights/lodging for selected films, we have booked great opening/closing parties, and our networking opportunities are more than ‘business as usual.’

  • How does your selection process work?

Films get assigned to a minimum of two reviewers, who rate using a rubric. I also watch all of the films and read all of the screenplays. Ultimately we come together to discuss content, and films that score high enough move into additional consideration for the festival. All of our reviewers hold degrees in film or screenwriting, or have an impressive history in the industry.

  • What’s your protocol for sending out rejections?

Well, I will be sending out emails to filmmakers. We have seen such incredible movies this year that it’s bumming me out that not all of them will make it into the festival.

  • Length of short film – discuss…

8-12 minutes is my sweet spot AND KEEP THE CREDITS SHORT.

  • Describe your festival in five words or three emojis

Happy face, Rainbow, dancing emoji.

  • What’s a personal favourite film festival of yours?

Twister Alley Film Festival is my favorite festival of all time, so far. It’s in Woodward, Oklahoma and there really is nothing to do out there but enjoy the people, landscape, and festival for three days. It’s awesome.

  • What do you wish more filmmakers did, and didn’t do?

I wish more researched why they would be a good fit for our festival before submitting, and I wish they wouldn’t make their short films 17 mins long (usually there’s a solid three minutes that can be cut.)

  • What questions do you get asked the most by filmmakers?

Where is the free alcohol booth?  (answer it’s in the VIP lounge.)

  • What’s your favourite film?
    Usually it’s Forrest Gump, but it changes all of the time.
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  • And drink of choice whilst the festival is underway…?
    Holy cow let’s make it Jameson, followed by a Corona.

Cindependent Film Festival Press/Media Credentials - Now Accepting!

Press and media credentials are now being accepted for individuals and organizations wishing to cover the Cindepedent Film Festival, August 23-25 at the Woodward Theater, Mini MicroCinema and MOTR Pub in Over-the-Rhine.

Please submit your request for credentials no later than Friday, August 3rd.

You will be notified, if accepted, no later than Friday, August 10th.

Requests for credentials received later than the August 3rd deadline will be evaluated and granted on a case-by-case basis.

When submitting for credentialing, please include the following:

Name:

Email:

Telephone #: 

Organization:

Organization website:

Telephone:

Address:

Planned days of attendance:

Reason for coverage (specific film(s) or filmmakers? General interest? Local press? We want to connect you to whoever will fit your coverage the best!):

Press/Media Credentials will get you access to:
 - Upper level seating of Woodward Theater with work space including tables, chairs, work area and power supply.
 - Access to all events and activities (see website for full list - subject to availability based on response)
 - Access to filmmakers and CFF team for interviews, photos and video

We welcome coverage on all levels and our goal is to make your job as easy as possible. Please contact us with any questions and we hope to see you at the Cindependent Film Festival!

ArtsWave helps fund Cindependent Film Festival!

ARTSWAVE SUPPORTS THE CINDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL WITH $11,250 GRANT

Cincinnati OH - (June 25, 2018) - CIFF and the Cindepedent Film Festival are thrilled to be included in the latest round of grants from ArtsWave’s 2018 Community Campaign!

On Friday, ArtsWave announced the final recipients of their Catalyzing Impact Grants and CIFF (the nonprofit parent organization and presenter of CFF) received $11,250 toward their mission.

“We are proud to support the Cindependent Film Festival through the ArtsWave Community Campaign, since it drives our goals of boosting Cincinnati as a great place for the arts and bringing people together,” notes ArtsWave President & CEO Alecia Kintner.

The grant will help fund the multi-genre film festival in numerous ways, including bringing filmmakers to Cincinnati to interact with their audience directly. Tickets are on sale NOW for the Cindependent Film Festival. Details and ticket prices and other details for individual film blocks, day passes and VIP packages are available at https://www.cindependentfilmfest.org/tickets/.

ABOUT THE CINDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

The Cindependent Film Festival is presented by CIFF, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a home for independent filmmaking in Cincinnati, Ohio. CIFF strives to bring professional resources to filmmakers so as to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit of filmmaking. CIFF will provide community camaraderie, drawing filmmakers from around Ohio, the US, and the world, educating the community in the art and craft of filmmaking.

The Cindependent Film Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, August 23-25, 2018 at the Woodward Theater, MOTR Pub and the Mini MicroCinema in Over-the-Rhine. Submissions are being accepted through FilmFreeway until July 3. Official Selections will be announced on July 4, 2018: Cindependence Day!   

Find CFF on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and online at https://www.cindependentfilmfest.org/

CINDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS NOW ON SALE

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CINDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS NOW ON SALE
Tickets and passes are now available at all levels

Cincinnati OH - (June 1, 2018) - It’s your chance to see films and talk to filmmakers from around the country. Tickets to the Cindependent Film Festival in Over-the-Rhine are now on sale. Festival-goers will be able to plan their day by choosing from a variety of screenings, filmmaker Q & A’s, screenplay live readings, and after parties.

“We want everyone to come!” said CFF Founder and Creative Director Allyson West, “whether you’re bringing the family to watch some shorts or you’re a film buff looking to expand your horizons and talk with filmmakers about their work, we have a ticket for that.”

Tickets range in price from:

  • $25 Day Pass - access to all programmed screenings for one day at the Woodward Theater, Mini Microcinema, and MOTR: movies, workshops, meet-and-greets, and more for a full day
  • $70 Three Day Pass - three times the Day Pass fun
  • $250 VIP Pass - the whole shebang: entry to every party, workshop, screening, a seat in the VIP-Only Lounge. All for the full festival

Tickets to single screening blocks will be available after Official Selections are announced on Cindependence Day (July 4).

A full schedule of events and the link to buy can be found on CindependentFilmFest.org/tickets

ABOUT THE CINDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
The Cindependent Film Festival is presented by CIFF, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a home for independent filmmaking in Cincinnati, Ohio. CIFF strives to bring professional resources to filmmakers so as to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit of filmmaking. CIFF will provide community camaraderie, drawing filmmakers from around Ohio, the US, and the world, educating the community in the art and craft of filmmaking.

The Cindependent Film Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, August 23-25, 2018 at the Woodward Theater, MOTR Pub and the Mini MicroCinema in Over-the-Rhine. Submissions are being accepted through FilmFreeway until July 3. Official Selections will be announced on July 4, 2018: Cindependence Day!  

Find CFF on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and online at https://www.cindependentfilmfest.org/

CFF and Cincy Stories Collaborate on New Award for Inaugural Film Festival

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CFF and Cincy Stories Collaborate on New Award for Inaugural Film Festival; "Young Filmmaker Award" created exclusively for high school students.

Cincinnati OH - (May 24, 2018) - The Cindependent Film Festival and Cincy Stories have joined forces to create a new opportunity for budding filmmakers with the “Cincy Story Award” to be presented on August 26, 2018.

Cincy Stories is dedicated to building community through story and has found a unique opportunity in CFF to spread that message by recognizing a high school student film that will be presented at CFF. The award will be announced from nominated films at the Awards Brunch following the festival. The winner will work directly with Cincy Stories within the next year to develop and produce a unique film with guidance and resources from Cincy Stories.

To be considered for the award, submissions must be:

  • submitted/produced by a filmmaker in high school or graduating high school in 2018

  • a programmed short film at the Cindependent Film Festival

  • available for film production in Ohio upon receiving the award (winner not required to be an Ohio resident)

There are no restrictions on subject or genre, but submissions must specifically indicate in the profile that the film was produced by a high school student. Submissions must be made through FilmFreeway and will be judged based on creativity, content and execution.

ABOUT THE CINDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

The Cindependent Film Festival is presented by CIFF, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a home for independent filmmaking in Cincinnati, Ohio. CIFF strives to bring professional resources to filmmakers so as to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit of filmmaking.

The Cindependent Film Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, August 23-25, 2018 at the Woodward Theater, MOTR Pub and the Mini MicroCinema in Over-the-Rhine. Submissions are being accepted through FilmFreeway until July 3. Official Selections will be announced on July 4, 2018: Cindependence Day! Find CFF on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and online at https://www.cindependentfilmfest.org/

Cindependent Film Festival Announces Partnership with 21c Museum Hotel

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Cincinnati OH - (April 23, 2018) - The clock is ticking for Earlybird submissions to the Cindependent Film Festival this summer, August 23-25 at the Woodward Theater in Over-the-Rhine. As a new incentive for filmmakers, we’re pleased to announce a partnership with the 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Cincinnati. “We’re so excited to be hosting filmmakers in Cincinnati to continue to expose the Queen City as a film destination city, helping to stimulate the economy and provide access to independent artists in our community,” said CFF Founder and Director, Allyson West.

Filmmakers whose work is selected for the festival will be eligible for two nights of free lodging at the 21c Museum Hotel. Located just blocks from the festival’s Woodward Theater home, the 21c Museum Hotel took the historic Metropole Hotel and reimagined it as a contemporary art museum. Festival organizers will be in touch with filmmakers who qualify.

This exciting hotel offer serves as extra incentive for filmmakers to submit their work before the April 30, “Earlybird” deadline and save $5. “Earlybird submissions end April 30, but we’re still taking submissions through July 3. We encourage early submission because we’re just as excited as you are, and we want to see your work as soon as possible,” West said.

ABOUT THE CINDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL

The Cindependent Film Festival is presented by CIFF, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a home for independent filmmaking in Cincinnati, Ohio. CIFF strives to bring professional resources to filmmakers so as to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit of filmmaking. CIFF will provide community camaraderie, drawing filmmakers from around Ohio, the US, and the world, educating the community in the art and craft of filmmaking.

The Cindependent Film Festival will be held Thursday through Sunday, August 23-25, 2018 at the Woodward Theater, MOTR Pub and the Mini MicroCinema in Over-the-Rhine. Submissions are being accepted through FilmFreeway until July 3. Official Selections will be announced on July 4, 2018: Cindependence Day!   

Find CFF on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and online at https://www.cindependentfilmfest.org/

 

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