Idyllwild CinemaFest 2013 Opens for Submissions

Idyllwild, CA (July 20, 2012) — Festival director Stephen Savage and chairman Philip R. Calderone today announced that the Idyllwild CinemaFest, Year Four is open for submissions.
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July 20, 2012 - PRLog -- Idyllwild, CA  (July 20, 2012) — Festival director Stephen Savage and chairman Philip R. Calderone today announced the opening of submissions to the 2013 film festival. The festival is adding a fifth day this year and will run from Wednesday, January 9th to Sunday, January 15th, 2013 in the city of Idyllwild, California.

New for 2013:
Two featured filmmakers—Gary King and Ignatius Fischer
First Foreign Language Films
New Submission Category—Amateur
Three new awards—Best Foreign Language Film, Best Amateur Film, Best Documentary Short
Bright 18.5K lumen digital projector at the Rustic Theatre
Project-specific mini-events, typically linking film projects to sponsoring local businesses for cross-promotion
Expansion to five days
Two new events—Opening Night Formal Dinner, Producers/Actors Breakfast

The Idyllwild CinemaFest (aka ICF) presents a wide variety of projects falling into six major categories:
   Short Film ( less than 15 minutes)
   Featurette (15-59 minutes)
   Feature Film (60+ minutes)
   Documentary Short (2-29 minutes)
   Documentary Feature (30+ minutes)
   Web Series (2-15 minutes, 3 consecutive episodes)
Additionally there are several multiple-qualifying categories; in other words, these projects are eligible for awards in these specialized categories as well as their type/length category.
   Foreign Language Film (Feature or Featurette)
   Amateur Film (any length)
   Student Film (any length)
The full list of awards is at

Submission deadlines are:
   Earlybird: August 31, 2012
   Regular: October 15, 2012
   Late: November 15, 2012

Official Selections will be announced on December 15, 2012.

Last year’s festival totaled 67 projects; due to the additional day, this year is expected to exceed this number.

Three seminars will be held, topics to be announced at a later date, although a major topic will be new media distribution such as video on demand.

The festival will hold five major events:
Wednesday PM Formal Dinner (Jan 9); new this year.
Thursday PM Networking Party (Jan 10); our traditional free wall-to-wall event held at the rock-walled Creekstone Inn.
Saturday AM Producer’s & Actor’s Breakfast (Jan 12); award nominations will be announced at this event.
Sunday AM Director’s Breakfast (Jan 13); speaker tba
Sunday Awards Ceremony (Jan 13)

Audience tickets (available at a later date), will be for a single film or 2-hour block of featurettes/shorts, as single-day passes or as full festival passes. All tickets and passes will be available at a discounted rate for local residents of Idyllwild, Pine Cove and Mountain Center.

The Idyllwild CinemaFest is an annual film festival held in Idyllwild, California that highlights independent films. For more information, visit and
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