The Boonies International Film Festival at Warren, Pennsylvania, USA, is now open for business! The inaugural film festival will take place August 17-20, 2011 and the festival is now accepting film submission, sponsors and donations.
The Boonies will accept independent films in three categories: feature films, short films and music videos. Filmmakers wishing to submit their film to The Boonies International can do so through the online submission and marketing service, Without A Box at www.withoutabox.com.
Though discounted "Early Bird" film submission fees expire February 1, 2011, student submission fees are always at a discount. More submission and general information for filmmakers can be found at The Boonies web site: www.thebooniesinternational.com as well as at www.withoutabox.com.
Filmmakers, businesses and the public will appreciate that The Boonies International has made all festival screenings open to the public through our Sponsor-A-Seat fundraising campaign. Through this campaign, the festival hopes more people will be able to see the films presented.
Boonies Executive Director Jeff Clark states, "The festival is for filmmakers of all ages and our mission is education based, so we are hopeful opening the screenings to the public and film industry will make it much easier for families and organizations to see as many films as they like." Not only will all screenings be open to the public at no cost, but the same is true for most workshops and festival parties. Only a small and select number of workshops and parties will have admission fees.
Clark added, "Offering the festival to the public at no cost is The Boonies way to optimize the educational opportunities of the film festival and allow people to see more films. It also allows those attending the festival to have more spending money, and that's always nice. "
Through The Boonies Sponsor-A- Seat fundraising campaign, anyone from corporate sponsors to grassroots contributors can support the festival. Donations are accepted at the festival web site through Pay Pal, at The Boonies address and at Boonies events. Specific sponsorship opportunities are available; please contact Jeff Clark for information regarding sponsorships with The Boonies International Film Festival at Warren, Pennsylvania, USA. This 4-day international film festival is for filmmakers of all ages and will feature independent films, emerging technology, music and all art mediums. The festival will reward filmmakers with seven individual awards, each including cash, an artist-created trophy and TBA prize packages.
Film categories are: Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Music Video, Best Actor, Audience Favorite, Youngest Filmmaker, and Oldest Filmmaker.