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2012 Eye See No Slant Asian Film Festival: Now Accepting Submissions

27 Nov

OVERVIEW
The Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans, in collaboration with the Minnesota Humanities Center, is seeking submissions for the 2012 Eye See No Slant Asian Film Festival presented by the state Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans. CAPM seeks feature-length and short narrative and documentary submissions from established and emerging filmmakers. As part of the Arts and Culture Heritage Series, the Eye See No Slant Asian Film Festival will be held on Sunday, December 16th, 2012 from 2:00pm to 9:00pm at Intermedia Arts located on 2822 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN. CAPM events are free and open to the public.

Projects of any genre, subject matter, and or budget range are welcome to apply. Projects must have been Directed, Produced, or Written by the submitter.

SUBMISSION RULES AND REGULATIONS
In order to qualify, entrants must comply with ALL of the following Rules and Eligibility Requirements. Failure to comply with these rules will render a submission ineligible.

1. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to secure authorization and permission from the copyright owner(s)/trademark of any all copyrighted/trademarked content or materials included within the submitted film. Applicant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.

2. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact information provided with their submission is correct throughout the entirety of the submission period (November 19, 2012-November 30, 2012).

3. The cost of shipping an entry to CAPM must be paid by the Applicant. Collect or COD shipments will not be accepted by CAPM.

4. Applicant will allow usage of clips from the film for CAPM promotional use on television, radio, in print, and online.

5. All entries must either be in English or subtitled in English. Non-English entries submitted without subtitles are not eligible.

6. Entrants must be of Asian-Pacific Islander descent and at least 18 years of age.

Each submission must include the following information:
1. Film Synopsis, Duration, Year completed, Language (subtitles or no subtitles)

2. Poster image (highest quality preferred); also acceptable is a still photo from film (highest quality preferred)

3. Applicant name, address, phone number, email, website (if available), short biography, and filmography

4. DVD or link to film
There is no limit to the number of titles submitted as long as they are each submitted in a separate entry form. Email submissions accepted. Postal-mailed submissions preferred. If selected all festival screening copies will be needed in DVD format by December 10, 2012. This is not a postmarked date.

SHIPPING
All materials must be sent prepaid to:
Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans
Attn: Saymoukda Vongsay, Film Festival Programming
Centennial Office Building
658 Cedar Street, Suite 160, St. Paul, MN 55155

Email submissions to: saymoukda@gmail.com

Entries will not be considered complete until all of the materials are received. Please refer to the guidelines above. All hard-copy DVD submission materials must be labeled with your name, title of film, date of completion, duration of film. If you would like your DVD returned send with a self-addressed stamped/posted envelope. CAPM will make every effort to safeguard the materials submitted; however will not be responsible for lost or stolen submissions. Submissions will not be returned.

ENTRY DEADLINES
November 12, 2012 – Submissions Open
November 30, 2012 – Submissions Close. Deadline is 4:00pm. This is not a postmarked date.

All applicants will be notified of their project status via email by December 3, 2012

ENTRY FEES
There is no entry fee to apply.

AWARDS
Films will be strictly for viewing in front of a live audience. Selected filmmakers will be notified when their film will be screened, however at this time no awards will be granted for the films.

QUESTIONS?
If you still have questions regarding the entry process, please feel free to contact us directly:
Saymoukda Vongsay, CAPM Arts and Culture Program Officer, saymoukda@gmail.com
Pete K. Wong, Festival Outreach Specialist, petekwong@gmail.com

ABOUT THE COUNCIL ON ASIAN PACIFIC MINNESOTANS
The Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans (CAPM) was created by the Minnesota State Legislature in 1985 pursuant to Minnesota Statute 3.9226, subdivision 1, to fulfill three primary objectives: to advise the governor and members of the legislature on issues pertaining to Asian Pacific Minnesotans; to advocate on issues of importance to the Asian Pacific community; and to act as a broker between the Asian Pacific community and mainstream society.
658 Cedar Street, Suite 160, St. Paul, MN 55155: PH 651-757-1740: http://www.capm.state.mn.us

ABOUT THE MINNESOTA HUMANITIES CENTER
Focused on the future of our state, the Minnesota Humanities Center brings the unique resources of the humanities to the challenges and opportunities of our times. The Humanities Center works in partnerships across the state to build thoughtful, literate, engaged citizens. Through the humanities, the Humanities Center builds community and brings into public life the untold stories that deepen our connections to each other.

The Humanities Center: engages all Minnesota communities in imagination, creativity, and innovation towards a vital and prosperous future; partners with schools and community members to increase academic achievement for all; builds the capacity of partner organizations to conduct high-quality and meaningful programs for the public; and creates and provides vibrant and engaging public programs that support community decision making.
987 Ivy Avenue East, St. Paul, MN 55106-2046: PH 651-774-0105: TOLL FREE 866-268-7293 http://www.mnhum.org

BACKGROUND
The Legacy Amendment is a constitutional amendment adopted by Minnesota voters in November 2008. It raised the state sales tax by 3/8 of 1% for a period of 25 years and dedicated the earned revenue to clean water, parks, outdoor habitat, and arts and cultural heritage, as established in the Minnesota Constitution, Article XI, Section 15.

This work is funded with money from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund that was created with the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008. (Clean Water, Land & Legacy Amendment)

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