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SILICON VALLEY'S CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL SEEKS FILMS, FILMMAKERS, AND NEW
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

SAN JOSE, Calif.  July 1, 2000 -- CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL will be accepting
submissions of feature and short films of artistic, social or stylistic
merit for its Eleventh Annual celebration of international
cinema.  Cinequest 11will occur February 22 through March 4, 2001 in San
Jose, California, the heart of Silicon Valley and seeks maverick,
innovative and personal films that reveal compelling stories from a wide
variety of film artists. 35mm, 16mm, digital and video for all genres are
accepted.

Famous for placing filmmakers in a personal, interactive environment where
new visions emerge, Cinequest's goal is to empower the maverick with
exciting opportunities to talk with film lovers, meet filmmaking peers, and
experience the latest in cutting-edge technologies developed by mavericks
in Silicon Valley for the global filmmaking community.

"Cinequest is one of my two favorite festivals along with the Havana Film
Festival, Havana for its cigars and Cinequest for what it does for
filmmakers."    Christopher Coppola, director Palmer's Pick Up and Bel Air.

Early submissions are encouraged.


ELEVENTH ANNUAL CINEQUEST FILM FESTIVAL

FESTIVAL DATES:     FEBRUARY 22  MARCH 4, 2001
SHORT FILM ENTRY DEADLINE:     OCTOBER 13, 2000
FEATURE FILM ENTRY DEADLINE:     OCTOBER 27, 2000


HERE'S HOW TO ENTER YOUR FILM:

1)    Fill out the below information in its entirety.

2)    Enclose entry form, one VHS tape, $30 entry fee, and one press kit of
your film and send it to the address below.  DO NOT SEND THE FILM.  VHS
tapes are for pre-screening only.  We will ask for films after they have
been accepted.  Press kits should include complete film credits, a
synopsis, bios and at least one black and white still suitable for a
program guide.   NOTE: Please choose a photo which is visually compelling,
as these are often the ones which the media will also use.


IF YOUR FILM IS SELECTED:

3)    Once you have been notified of your acceptance, things will happen
very quickly.  Our publicity team will contact you for their
requirements.  Press materials will be required if your film is to be given
the proper press exposure during the film festival.  Improper materials
will result in less marketing and publicity.   NOTE: Please choose a photo
which is visually compelling, as these are often the ones which the media
will use.


IMPORTANT DATES/DEADLINES:

Short Film Submission Deadline: October 13, 2000
Feature Film Submission Deadline: October 27, 2000
Acceptance Notifications: November 15 - December 1, 2000
Publicity Materials Required: January 8, 2001
Submit Clean Film Print: February 14, 2000
Festival Dates: February 22  March 4, 2001


ENTRY FORM

Original Film Title: ________________________________________________

English Title (if different): _______________________________________________

Company: ________________________________

Contact Name: ______________________________

Address: _______________________________________________________________

City: ______________________    State: _______    Zip: ____________

Country: _________________

Phone: (__ __)______________________   Fax: (__  __)_____________________

E-mail: __________________________  Web site: __________________________

Running Time: ____________       Color       Black &
White       Both       (circle one)

Original Format:   35mm       16mm       Digital Beta       Beta
SP       (circle one)

Screening Format:    35mm       16mm       Digital Beta       Beta
SP       (circle one)

Aspect Ratio:    1:33.1       1:66.1       1:85.1       2:35.1
(Scope)        (circle one)

Final Sound:    Mono       Stereo       Dolby       Dolby SR       Dolby
5.1       (circle one)

Country of Production: ______________________      Year of Production:
___________

Director: ______________________     First Feature for director?   Yes
No

Producer: _________________________ Cinematographer: _______________________

Screenwriter: _________________________

Original       Adapted     Source: ______________________________________

Main Cast: _____________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________

For Student Competition Entries, please list school and provide a copy of
your student body card.

                       School Name:
______________________________________________


AUTHORIZATION:

As the authorized representative for the above-mentioned film, I accept the
conditions described on this entry form.  If this film is selected for
Cinequest, I grant Cinequest rights to publicly exhibit during the
festival, occurring February 22  March 4, 2001 in San Jose, California.  I
understand that my submission does not guarantee the acceptance of the
above mentioned film.

Signature: ____________________________________________

Your Title: ___________________________________________

Date: _____________________________________


METHOD OF ENTRY FEE PAYMENT:

Write a check, drawn in the currency of your country, equivalent to $30 US
(make it payable to Cinequest).  Or provide credit card information:

VISA                         Mastercard                             (circle
one)

___________________________________________________________________________
Card
Number
Exp. Date

___________________________________________________________________________
Signature


MAIL YOUR ENTRIES TO:

Attn: Features or Attn: Shorts
Cinequest
PO Box 720040
San Jose, CA   95172-0040

(Will be moving office, so call, fax or e-mail if you need street address
for shipping.)

Tel: 408.995.5033
Fax: 408.995.5713
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

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