Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Traveling Bonfires Independent Film Festival, 2007


1. Films/videos must have been completed after December 2006. Entries should be submitted to Traveling Bonfires (see address below) on or before March 31, 2006.

2. Submissions can be shot or created in any format (film, digital video, animation, flash, etc). All non-English language films/videos must have English subtitles.

3. Must submit a small filmmaker biography or back story no more than 250 words in length. Submission deadlines are postmark dates. To ensure confidentiality, no filmmaker/artist identification is to appear on any accompanying paperwork. Write the filmmaker’s name, address, phone number, email address, and title of the entry on a 3"x5" white index card. Seal the index card on a letter envelope.

4. Maximum length of submission is 90 minutes. Short form must be under 10 minutes total running time. Long form must be over 10 minutes but no longer than 90 minutes total running time.

5. Entry fee for both short and long-form formats is $30. Limit of three entries per person per category.

6. Preview tapes will not be returned unless return postage and self-addressed padded envelope are included. Illegible or incomplete entry forms will not be accepted.

7. Submissions may not be withdrawn from the festival once the have been entered, except at the sole discretion of the festival. All selected films/videos may be excerpted for publicity purposes. (1 min. max)

8. A separate entry form must be submitted with each film/video. Label the outside of your package FOR FESTIVAL PREVIEW ONLY - NO COMMERCIAL VALUE. Major motion picture studio films are not eligible.

9. Preview tapes must be labeled with the title, running time and contact information. Please DO NOT send master tapes, originals or film prints.

10. Entry fee must accompany application form. Do not send tapes in fibre-filled envelopes as the dust can damage the tapes and viewing equipment.

11. Films must be available for festival screening on: USA-Region playable DVD (DVD-R, DVD+R) at XP (highest) quality (full screen Hi-resolution), VHS. No other media formats will be accepted.

12. All ten finalist films will be shown on Traveling Bonfires Independent Film Festival in Asheville, North Carolina, beginning the last week of April to first week of May, 2007 (this may change though due to unforeseen circumstances).

13. Grand prize winner will receive a sculpted trophy. The Top Ten finalists will receive Recognition Certificates.

Traveling Bonfires Independent Film Festival
c/o Traveling Bonfires
61 Dunwell Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806 USA
(828) 505 0476

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TRAVELING BONFIRES Short Fiction and Poetry Competition for 2007


1. Only previously unpublished works of 2500 words or less will be accepted. Entries may be extracts from longer pieces. Manuscripts must be double-spaced, produced by word processor on white20/24lb paper and font size 12 point. No decorative fonts.

2. An entry fee of $7 for high school students and $10 for college students are required – for one entry in each category. Limit of three entries per person per category.

3. Don’t forget to give your story or poems a title, and include a word count to the short fiction.

4. Contest entries must be e-mailed to the address designated for the contest you are entering on or before 5pm of March 15, 2007. The Contest Address is indicated below.
Winners will be announced in Loved by the Buffalo Publications magazines and emailed/mailed to those concerned a week after April 15, 2007. Awarding of prizes and citations will be on a still-unannounced date in the summer of 2007 in Asheville, North Carolina. Send the manuscripts (if submitting via electronic transfer) and the entry fee(s) to the address below. Entries can also be submitted via email – sent to Paste your entry into the body of the e-mail. Attachments will not be read.
Entries from other countries and cultures are also encouraged, provided the materials/entries are written in the English language.

5. To ensure confidentiality, no author identification is to appear on any page of the manuscript. All manuscript pages must be numbered and titled in the top, right-hand corner. Write the author’s name, address, phone number and title of the entry on a 3"x5" white index card. Staple the index card to the front of the manuscript.

6. Place your contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address) and a brief biography (100 words maximum) after your story.

7. Late entries, entries that do not conform to contest guidelines, and entries sent to any address other than the designated contest address will be disqualified. The Contest Organizers and its staff are not responsible for any electronic transmission problems, but entrants will be properly and promptly notified of such electronic-transmissions problems, if any.

8. First, second, and third place-winning stories, and the first to fifth place-winning poems will be published in Loved by the Buffalo’s “Wander” literary monthly.
Winners receive gift certificates in various forms and awards/citations certificates, including: [a] For Fiction: $150 for first, $100 for second, and $75 for third. [b] For Poetry: $150 for first, $100 for second, $75 for third, plus awards certificates to fourth and fifth place winners.

9. Feedback on submissions will be limited to a few lines and may include some judges’ comments. The judges’ decisions are final.

10. Please keep a copy of your work. The Traveling Bonfires/Loved by the Buffalo Publications will not accept responsibility for unclaimed manuscripts. Include an adequately stamped and sized self-addressed envelope with your submission.

Traveling Bonfires 2007 Literary Contest
c/o Traveling Bonfires
61 Dunwell Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806 USA

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Submission Address & Contact Info

The Traveling Bonfires & Loved by the Buffalo Publications
61 Dunwell Avenue
Asheville, NC 28806
Phone # (828) 505 0476

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Welcome to Traveling Bonfires Contests

We are pleased to present the first (annual) Traveling Bonfires Independent Film & Literary Competitions. This project is under the Asheville, North Carolina-based non-profit organization, Traveling Bonfires, and Loved by the Buffalo Publications.

Traveling Bonfires Contests is honored to contribute in the building of a platform for independent and student film producers to showcase their work. This initiative is also proud to complement the film exhibition program with a poetry and short fiction contest for all-ages and nationalities/cultures.

Project details and contest rules are enumerated in the succeeding pages.