Film Festival

Pomona won't just be the city of roses—it'll be the city of film. All for the love of film, our 4 day event is a reason to Come be a part of “One of the coolest film festivals in California."
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Pomona won't just be the city of roses—it'll be the city of film. All for the love of film, our 4 day event is a reason to Come be a part of “One of the coolest film festivals in California."

            On Wednesday November 6th The Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce will open the Pomona Film Festival with a welcome reception at 6:00 PM till 9:00 Pm for a meet and greet with the filmmaker and sponsors.

Opening Thursday and Friday November 7th and 8th 2019, with films and jam-packed with networking, workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financial talks, director Q&A’s and more.

Awards & Prizes

Jury prizes in the following categories:

• Best Narrative Feature

• Best Director

• Best Documentary Feature

• Best Narrative Short

• Best Documentary Short

• Best Actor

•Best Actress

• Best Editing

• Best lighting

If short-listed for a Jury Prize, additional preview copies of the film must be provided or authorized by the submitting party if requested by Pomona Film Festival.

Audience Awards:

-Narrative Feature

-Documentary Feature

-Short Film

Rules & Terms

GENERAL RULES

The Pomona Film Festival will take place in Pomona from November 6th through November 9th, 2019.

• Submission Deadline October 5th 2019.

Submissions will be accepted from July 31 till October 5, 2019

• Submission Format

Films must be submitted on DVD or Flash Drive mp4 format The title, screening format, and running time must be clearly labeled on the disc and cover. Please avoid stickers on the cover. Submitted copies will not be returned.

• Submission Fee 50.00 per entry

All submissions for Pomona Film Festival are to be paid by credit card, pay-pal. or check mailed with DVD The submission fee is non-refundable.

• Shipping

Submissions should be sent to: Festival Submissions

Pomona Film Festival P.O. Box 1722 Duarte Ca, 91009

All shipping and postage costs for the submission package and, if the film is selected for the Festival, all prints, tapes and additional materials sent to and returned from Pomona Film Festival must be borne by the submitting party. Pomona Film Festival will not accept Cash on Delivery shipments. Pomona Film Festival will not absorb any fees incurred in customs. All charges must be prepaid. Pomona Film Festival will not accept submissions if customs and delivery fees have not been paid by the submitting party.

Submission packages from outside the US must be labeled 'Trade Sample' on any customs label and, for customs purposes, must be given a value of no more than US$10.

• Selection of Films  

Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:

Strength of story

Quality of narrative and production values

Independent nature of the production, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best lighting, Best Editing.

Pomona Film Festival endeavors to complete all selection procedures on October 25, 2019 and inform all submitting parties in writing if their film has been successful or not after that time. Successful submissions will receive important information on; press and publicity, guest accreditation, contact information and how to make the most of participating in the Festival.

A DVD or flash drive must be received by Pomona Film Festival no later than October 5th 2019. The Pomona Film Festival will take place from November 6-9, 2019.

Pomona Film Festival aspires to provide the best quality projection possible but will not be held liable for any failure in the technical quality of the projection, nor will fees be refunded in any such case. Pomona Film Festival assumes that the submitting party or filmmaker(s) or entrant(s) or print source company has insured for damage and loss of the festival submission.

Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of Pomona Film Festival. While every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Pomona Film Festival reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Pomona Film Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. Pomona Film Festival also runs daily industry screenings with limited availability during the Festival.

No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection, and no film may be screened outside the festival venue during the Festival and before its official presentation without the approval of the Pomona Film Festival.

Festival Prizes

Jury prizes for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short. If short-listed for a Jury Prize, additional preview copies of the film must be provided or authorized by the submitting party if requested by Film Festival.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

1. I, the representative of the project being submitted (the "Film"), acknowledge and agree as follows in connection with the Film's submission to SCBCC (the "SCBCC") for consideration for the Pomona Film Festival (the "Festival"):

I hereby represent and warrant to the Festival that (a) I am duly authorized, on my own behalf and on behalf of all other persons or entities who have any ownership rights in the Film, to exhibit this Film at the Festival, (b) this exhibition will not violate any law or any right or consent of any person or entity and (c) the Film is not subject to litigation nor is it threatened by any litigation.

2. I further represent and warrant that, to the best of my knowledge, the exhibition of the Film at the Festival will not violate or infringe any copyright, patent, privacy right, publicity right, trademark, service mark or any other personal or property right of any person or entity and that my Film does not constitute a defamation of any person or entity. I have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other obligations, of any kind, arising from the exhibition of the Film in connection with the Festival.

3. If accepted, I acknowledge that the Festival's presentation of the Film does not create any confidential or fiduciary relationship between the Festival and I. I understand that I will not receive any compensation for such exploitation, although some prizes at the Festival may include cash awards. I acknowledge that no obligation of any kind is assumed by or may be implied against the Festival or the SCBCC because of the Festival's selection of the Film. I understand and acknowledge that the selection of my Film by the Festival does not in any way constitute an express or implied endorsement or approval by the Festival or the SCBCC of the content of the Film or any opinion expressed therein.

4. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the SCBCC, the Festival, the affiliate, subsidiary and parent entities of each, and the officers, directors, employees, attorneys, advisors and agents of each of the foregoing from and against any and all claims, losses, or liabilities (including reasonable attorneys' fees) that may be asserted against any of the foregoing or incurred by any of the foregoing at any time in connection with the Film or the Festival's use thereof, and/or arising from any breach or alleged breach of any representation made by me to the Institute or the Festival.

5. In the event that the Film is accepted into the official Festival program, myself and all other parties involved with the Film agree that the Film will not associate with nor receive support from corporations during or related to the Film's participation in the Festival that are not Official sponsors or supporters of the Festival without prior written consent of the Institute. Methods of support include: hosting a dinner, party or junket for or in conjunction with the Film, providing media space for round-table or one-on-one interviews, etc. The SCBCC is a non-profit organization that relies on the funding of our official sponsors and supporters to produce the Festival. For an official list of sponsors and supporters, please refer to the contributors list at http://www Blackchamberofcommerce.org. If you have been approached by a company or corporation that does not appear on this list, they are NOT officially aligned with the Pomona Film Festival.

6. If accepted, I hereby grant without reservations, to the Festival, and their related entities (a) the right to use footage, stills and/or titles, and information from the Film for promotional purposes and (b) the right to issue and authorize publicity concerning the filmmakers and the Film and to use all associated names, likenesses and biographical information. I also agree to provide contact information for the director and producer(s) of the Film and grant the Festival the right to provide this information to film industry organizations sponsoring Festival events at its discretion.

7. I represent that I am 18 years of age or older, or that if I am younger than the legal age to enter into contracts in my state, I have provided a written consent from my parent or legal guardian. I agree that any controversy arising out of or in connection with my Film and the Festival will be governed by the internal laws of the State of California and conclusively determined by arbitration in the City of Pomona in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association before a single arbitrator mutually agreed by the parties. I hereby waive any and all rights and benefits which I might otherwise have or be entitled to litigate any such dispute in court, including without limitation a trial by jury.

8. I acknowledge that I have read and understood the rules and regulations for submitting a film to the Festival.

9. By clicking "I Agree" below, or by submitting a film or screenplay to SCBCC, I constitute my full and complete acceptance of the terms hereof. I acknowledge that no oral representations of any kind have been made by the SCBCC or the Festival.

We are now opening up submissions for Television & Web-Series Pilots - with online content taking over in a big way. We are truly excited to present blocks dedicated to the next generation of creative media with the hopes to help increase overall exposure and check out what independent artists have crafted for the next Netflix, Hulu or Amazon portals.

Our audiences will enjoy our special screenings, after-parties and our incredible meet the Filmmaker events, where we explore the excellence in film-making first-hand with interviews prior to, and after screenings.

Join us for over 100 short films, presented over two days this November, 2019. Bringing together filmmakers, industry executives, in Pomona Valley notables and celebrities, to mix and mingle with visitors and patrons seeking to discover new filmmakers and their talented projects.

We hope to see you this November .

            On Wednesday November 6th The Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce will open the Pomona Film Festival with a welcome reception at 6:00 PM till 9:00 Pm for a meet and greet with the filmmaker and sponsors.

Opening Thursday and Friday November 7th and 8th 2019, with films and jam-packed with networking, workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financial talks, director Q&A’s and more.

Awards & Prizes

Jury prizes in the following categories:

• Best Narrative Feature

• Best Director

• Best Documentary Feature

• Best Narrative Short

• Best Documentary Short

• Best Actor

•Best Actress

• Best Editing

• Best lighting

If short-listed for a Jury Prize, additional preview copies of the film must be provided or authorized by the submitting party if requested by Pomona Film Festival.

Audience Awards:

-Narrative Feature

-Documentary Feature

-Short Film

Rules & Terms

GENERAL RULES

The Pomona Film Festival will take place in Pomona from November 6th through November 9th, 2019.

• Submission Deadline October 5th 2019.

Submissions will be accepted from July 31 till October 5, 2019

• Submission Format

Films must be submitted on DVD or Flash Drive mp4 format The title, screening format, and running time must be clearly labeled on the disc and cover. Please avoid stickers on the cover. Submitted copies will not be returned.

• Submission Fee 50.00 per entry

All submissions for Pomona Film Festival are to be paid by credit card, pay-pal. or check mailed with DVD The submission fee is non-refundable.

• Shipping

Submissions should be sent to: Festival Submissions

Pomona Film Festival P.O. Box 1722 Duarte Ca, 91009

All shipping and postage costs for the submission package and, if the film is selected for the Festival, all prints, tapes and additional materials sent to and returned from Pomona Film Festival must be borne by the submitting party. Pomona Film Festival will not accept Cash on Delivery shipments. Pomona Film Festival will not absorb any fees incurred in customs. All charges must be prepaid. Pomona Film Festival will not accept submissions if customs and delivery fees have not been paid by the submitting party.

Submission packages from outside the US must be labeled 'Trade Sample' on any customs label and, for customs purposes, must be given a value of no more than US$10.

• Selection of Films  

Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:

Strength of story

Quality of narrative and production values

Independent nature of the production, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best lighting, Best Editing.

Pomona Film Festival endeavors to complete all selection procedures on October 25, 2019 and inform all submitting parties in writing if their film has been successful or not after that time. Successful submissions will receive important information on; press and publicity, guest accreditation, contact information and how to make the most of participating in the Festival.

A DVD or flash drive must be received by Pomona Film Festival no later than October 5th 2019. The Pomona Film Festival will take place from November 6-9, 2019.

Pomona Film Festival aspires to provide the best quality projection possible but will not be held liable for any failure in the technical quality of the projection, nor will fees be refunded in any such case. Pomona Film Festival assumes that the submitting party or filmmaker(s) or entrant(s) or print source company has insured for damage and loss of the festival submission.

Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of Pomona Film Festival. While every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, Pomona Film Festival reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. Pomona Film Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. Pomona Film Festival also runs daily industry screenings with limited availability during the Festival.

No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection, and no film may be screened outside the festival venue during the Festival and before its official presentation without the approval of the Pomona Film Festival.

Festival Prizes

Jury prizes for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Short, Best Documentary Short. If short-listed for a Jury Prize, additional preview copies of the film must be provided or authorized by the submitting party if requested by Film Festival.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

1. I, the representative of the project being submitted (the "Film"), acknowledge and agree as follows in connection with the Film's submission to SCBCC (the "SCBCC") for consideration for the Pomona Film Festival (the "Festival"):

I hereby represent and warrant to the Festival that (a) I am duly authorized, on my own behalf and on behalf of all other persons or entities who have any ownership rights in the Film, to exhibit this Film at the Festival, (b) this exhibition will not violate any law or any right or consent of any person or entity and (c) the Film is not subject to litigation nor is it threatened by any litigation.

2. I further represent and warrant that, to the best of my knowledge, the exhibition of the Film at the Festival will not violate or infringe any copyright, patent, privacy right, publicity right, trademark, service mark or any other personal or property right of any person or entity and that my Film does not constitute a defamation of any person or entity. I have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other obligations, of any kind, arising from the exhibition of the Film in connection with the Festival.

3. If accepted, I acknowledge that the Festival's presentation of the Film does not create any confidential or fiduciary relationship between the Festival and I. I understand that I will not receive any compensation for such exploitation, although some prizes at the Festival may include cash awards. I acknowledge that no obligation of any kind is assumed by or may be implied against the Festival or the SCBCC because of the Festival's selection of the Film. I understand and acknowledge that the selection of my Film by the Festival does not in any way constitute an express or implied endorsement or approval by the Festival or the SCBCC of the content of the Film or any opinion expressed therein.

4. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the SCBCC, the Festival, the affiliate, subsidiary and parent entities of each, and the officers, directors, employees, attorneys, advisors and agents of each of the foregoing from and against any and all claims, losses, or liabilities (including reasonable attorneys' fees) that may be asserted against any of the foregoing or incurred by any of the foregoing at any time in connection with the Film or the Festival's use thereof, and/or arising from any breach or alleged breach of any representation made by me to the Institute or the Festival.

5. In the event that the Film is accepted into the official Festival program, myself and all other parties involved with the Film agree that the Film will not associate with nor receive support from corporations during or related to the Film's participation in the Festival that are not Official sponsors or supporters of the Festival without prior written consent of the Institute. Methods of support include: hosting a dinner, party or junket for or in conjunction with the Film, providing media space for round-table or one-on-one interviews, etc. The SCBCC is a non-profit organization that relies on the funding of our official sponsors and supporters to produce the Festival. For an official list of sponsors and supporters, please refer to the contributors list at http://www Blackchamberofcommerce.org. If you have been approached by a company or corporation that does not appear on this list, they are NOT officially aligned with the Pomona Film Festival.

6. If accepted, I hereby grant without reservations, to the Festival, and their related entities (a) the right to use footage, stills and/or titles, and information from the Film for promotional purposes and (b) the right to issue and authorize publicity concerning the filmmakers and the Film and to use all associated names, likenesses and biographical information. I also agree to provide contact information for the director and producer(s) of the Film and grant the Festival the right to provide this information to film industry organizations sponsoring Festival events at its discretion.

7. I represent that I am 18 years of age or older, or that if I am younger than the legal age to enter into contracts in my state, I have provided a written consent from my parent or legal guardian. I agree that any controversy arising out of or in connection with my Film and the Festival will be governed by the internal laws of the State of California and conclusively determined by arbitration in the City of Pomona in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association before a single arbitrator mutually agreed by the parties. I hereby waive any and all rights and benefits which I might otherwise have or be entitled to litigate any such dispute in court, including without limitation a trial by jury.

8. I acknowledge that I have read and understood the rules and regulations for submitting a film to the Festival.

9. By clicking "I Agree" below, or by submitting a film or screenplay to SCBCC, I constitute my full and complete acceptance of the terms hereof. I acknowledge that no oral representations of any kind have been made by the SCBCC or the Festival.

We are now opening up submissions for Television & Web-Series Pilots - with online content taking over in a big way. We are truly excited to present blocks dedicated to the next generation of creative media with the hopes to help increase overall exposure and check out what independent artists have crafted for the next Netflix, Hulu or Amazon portals.

Our audiences will enjoy our special screenings, after-parties and our incredible meet the Filmmaker events, where we explore the excellence in film-making first-hand with interviews prior to, and after screenings.

Join us for over 100 short films, presented over two days this November, 2019. Bringing together filmmakers, industry executives, in Pomona Valley notables and celebrities, to mix and mingle with visitors and patrons seeking to discover new filmmakers and their talented projects.

We hope to see you this November .

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