The Dozen Rules of Entry

01 Films must not have been completed before January 1st, 2013.

02 Filmmakers understand that their entry cannot have any known individuals within their given project. NO KNOWN directors, actors, producers, writers or monies from known sources (i.e. “Castlerock”).

03 Entries must be sent on DVD (NTSC) or Blu-Ray.

04 Films cannot be tied to a U.S. DOMESTIC DISTRIBUTION DEAL. Once selected, the filmmaker must have available either a DCP OR video “print” (Minimum Video Format is HDCam) for projection. Because of quality issues - we do NOT project from DVD or Blu-Ray.

05 Failure to produce such print one week prior to the screening date will result in a liability to DWF in the amount of $500.

06 AT LEAST ONE representative (producer or director) of each competitive project are required to be part of a Q&A session immediately following their screening(s).

07 Participants agree that clips from their film and all other material related to their project may be used and/or published in the event program, DWF web site and for any promotional purposes which DWF deems appropriate.

08 No viewing tapes and/or promotional materials will be returned to the filmmaker.

09 If selected, all commercial/private property including ALL trademark copy-righted materials shown or recorded on the project is the responsibility of the filmmaker. DWF will NOT take responsibility for any infringement of copy-written materials.

10 Classification of film lengths: Music Videos; 10 minutes or less, Shorts (doc or narrative); 40 minutes or less, Features may be 41 minutes or longer.

11 The cost of delivery and pick-up of all materials is the responsibility of the filmmaker.

12 DWF holds no responsibility for lost or damaged prints. While the utmost care will be taken with regard to prints, it is solely up to the filmmaker to take full responsibility (i.e. - insurance).