Film selection and programming is currently in process. TIE seeks films that challenge popular and conventional modes of the moving image. From difficult and hand-made films to extraordinarily radical and obscure compositions, TIE selects only outstanding celluloid cinema from the outer-spaces of contemporary screen-culture.
Film Entry Guidelines:
1. Eligibility: Filmmakers from any country may submit films for consideration. Films from any date of completion are considered. 2. Final Submission Deadline: Films are considered for exhibition in various TIE festivals and programs on an ongoing basis. Therefore, filmmakers are highly encouraged to submit their package as soon as possible and as a preview copy is ready to send out. Film selection and exhibition programming is currently in process. 3. Submission format: Preview copies should be submitted on VHS (NTSC) or DVD (NTSC, region 1 or all region). Each tape or DVD and case should be marked with the title of the entry and the name and phone number of the person submitting. Note: If an entry is selected, only a celluloid film print will be exhibited. 4. Additional items: Other materials may also be submitted at the discretion of the filmmaker including: a. Production notes b. Photographic stills c. Descriptive materials d. Promotional materials e. Artist biography/photos f. Any other items 5. Include submission form: Complete the Submission Form in its entirety. Sign, date it, and include it with your entry. 6. Exhibition format: The final screening format must be a film print in the film format that you select on the submission form. Acceptable formats include: a. 8 mm b. Super 8 c. 16 mm d. 35 mm 7. Include $35 entry fee: Multiple films may be submitted and are highly encouraged. A submission form and fee are required for each film. Entry fees may be sent in the form of a U.S. money order, cashiers check or personal check, and must be included. All submission fees are non-refundable. Submissions from outside the United States may either send a check or money order in U.S. dollars drawn from a U.S. bank or include U.S. cash. Make your money order or check payable to: "TIE". All submission fees may also be made securely online by clicking http://experimentalcinema.org/subguides2.htm . Be sure to include your online payment confirmation number in your submission package if you choose to make your payment online. 8. Submission shipping instructions: a. Do not send via registered or certified mail. b. Do not use fiber-padded envelopes for videotapes. Their residue ruins tapes and equipment. c. All videocassettes and dvds are non-returnable due to the volume of entries. d. Do not send C.O.D. 9. Notification: Entrants will be notified if their film has been accepted and may be contacted anytime after the submission has been received. 10. If chosen for selection: Each filmmaker, who has a film selected for exhibition, may be responsible for all shipping and handling costs, both to and from the specific venue. 11. Exhibition print deadline: If a submitted piece is accepted, A high quality release print must be received during a designated time frame before the event. A print must be provided without a screening fee. 12. Disclaimer: TIE, or any of its principles, volunteers or affiliates cannot accept nor assume responsibility for damage or loss of any materials. All TIE related programs, events, deadlines and locations are subject to change at any time. 13. Exhibition print shipping: If chosen for selection, exhibition prints should be sent to the specific print traffic address that is given to the filmmaker. TIE is not responsible for print shipping and any fees associated with transport to or from the festival. TIE or any of its principles, volunteers or affiliates cannot accept nor assume responsibility for damage or loss of any materials at any time, including, yet not limited to, transit.
Mail submission package to: TIE, The International Experimental Cinema Exposition 5531 Powers Center Pt., Suite 103 Colorado Springs, CO 80920 U.S.A.