STUDENT RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR ENTRY INTO FROG BABY FILM FESTIVAL 2019
2019 SUBMISSIONS OPEN FEBRUARY 18
Section 1: General Information
Frog Baby Film Festival is Ball State University’s one-and-only film festival. It is a student-run, faculty-judged event free and open to the public. Frog Baby Film Festival 2019 will take place in Pruis Hall on Friday, April 5, 2019. It is expected that the doors will open at 8pm and that the festival will commence at 9pm, ending approximately at 12am.
More information about Frog Baby Film Festival can be found online on its Facebook page and below in Section 5.
Section 2: Student Qualifications
In order to be eligible to submit any number of works (films) to Frog Baby Film Festival 2019 (“the festival”), an individual must:
Be an undergraduate student at Ball State University ("BSU”)
Have the intellectual copyrights necessary to claim partial or whole ownership of the work(s) in accordance with state and federal laws. Any work(s) submitted that is/are owned by more than one individual will be accepted as long as all individuals agree to the submission of the work(s)
Agree to the use of his or her work(s) for purposes in the festival, including and not limited to:
Showing, promoting, reviewing, distributing, and synchronizing the work(s) in the normal course of the festival and its subsequent activities and processes. An individual (“student”) who submits any work(s) to the festival does not relinquish copyright of said work(s) but does grant the festival committee the right to use the work(s) for purposes as it deems fit in accordance with the functions and roles of the festival. For more comprehensive details or answers to questions, email the festival committee at email@example.com
Section 3: Entry Qualifications
There is a limitation of five (5) works that a student may submit to the festival. All works must be submitted by 11:59pm on Friday, March 1st, 2019. In order for a work to be eligible for submission into the festival, it must:
Belong in part or in whole to the student submitting the work (see Section 1)
Be no more than 15 minutes, 0 seconds in length, not including credits, however credits will be cut off at the 16th minute mark. There is no minimum length requirement for a work to be submitted.
Works submitted must have been completed within one year of the festival (i.e. if you completed your film in the Spring 2018 semester, it is eligible for submission; if you completed your film in the Fall 2017 semester, it is no longer eligible for submission)
There is no limitation on the style of content that may be submitted to the festival. Works such as short films, music videos, documentaries, experimental pieces, and any other forms of video production are all acceptable works to be submitted. However, commercials will be disqualified if the filmmaker received monetary compensation for their work. Any professional work which received monetary compensation or in which a professional company providing significant funding and equipment will also be disqualified. For questions or concerns regarding content and the appropriateness of a work, contact the festival committee at the aforementioned email address.
Additional Note: The work submitted does not need in any way to relate to the given theme for Frog Baby Film Festival 2019. Should the work happen to relate to the festival theme for 2019, no penalties or extra awards will be given to the work for its intended or unintended relationship.
Section 4: Persons Involved Regulations
Any work submitted to the festival must comply with the regulations regarding the persons involved in its creation. The purpose of the festival is to promote films created by BSU undergraduate students. As such, works that do not meet the necessary requirements to be submitted as works of BSU students will not be accepted into the festival. Regulations include:
Any individual who is not currently a student at BSU, an undergraduate student at any university, or a high school student is limited to participate in the creation of the work as:
An actor or actress, including extras
An EPK crew member
A member of a featured band, an individual being documented through the creation of the work, etc. Or as any non-key role in the production.
Any individual who is an undergraduate college student or a high school student, but who is not a student at BSU is limited to participate in the creation of the work as:
No more than one major role in the creation of the work (executive producer, producer, director, director of photography, main actor or actress, etc.)
Any number of extra acting roles
No more than two less involved roles in the creation of the work (various crew member positions, etc.)
An EPK crew member
A member or a featured band, an individual being documented through the creation of the work, etc.
Works in which now graduated students participated in are eligible as long as the person(s) in question were undergraduate students at the time of production
Any individual who is a student at BSU has no limitations to the extent of involvement allowed in the creation of the work
Section 5: Disclaimer
If any submission is found to be in violation of these regulations, the festival committee reserves the right to remove said entry in accordance with the regulations of the festival. The committee reserves the right to investigate any questionable or otherwise ambiguous submissions and to act as the committee sees fit in light of its findings. Frog Baby Film Festival is a BSU student run nonprofit organization, and as such, seeks the best for BSU students in its realization and implementation. All submissions to the festival will be judged by BSU staff and faculty, not by the festival committee, enabling committee members to submit works of their own. Any faculty or graduate assistants involved in the creation of submitted works will be asked to refrain from judging of said work or will be asked to retire from their duties, should the situation require it. Frog Baby Film Festival reserves the rights to change the rules and regulations at any time without any prior notice, and is subject to the campus wide policies enacted and enforced by Ball State University. For more information on the festival and its policies, contact the festival committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.