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Cinequest Film & VR Festival Call for Entries

Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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Silicon Valley, California - USA
February 27 to March 11, 2018

In the Spotlight today is the 28th Annual Cinequest Film & VR Festival, lauded by Chris Gore'sUltimate Film Festival Survival Guideas "one that sets the trends and is actually ahead of the trends" and named byUSA TODAYreaders as Best Film Festival. This year's Cinequest drew more than 100,000 film lovers, introducing them to 132 World and U.S. film premieres plus 47 VR experiences. Cinequest programs 90% of its festival from paid submissions, the highest percentage of the world's most influential film festivals.

This year, Cinequest has announced new sections - Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror - joining the renowned Dramatic Narrative, New Visions, Global Landscapes, and Documentary feature film competitions. As an Academy-qualifying festival for short-form categories, Cinequest proudly honors winners with a shot at Oscar gold.

At Cinequest, filmmakers, screenwriters and new media artists connect with engaged fans and take their work to new levels, and numerous Cinequest premiere films have garnered widespread distribution and elevated career success for their artists. Additionally, Cinequest's highest accolade, the Maverick Spirit Award, recognizes bold, visionary forces. Past guest recipients include Rosario Dawson, Harrison Ford, Neil Gaiman, J.J. Abrams, Gus Van Sant, Kevin Spacey, Spike Lee, Jennifer Jason Leigh, James Franco, and Sir Ian McKellen.

All told, Cinequest is a beloved feast of premier films and VR, emerging artists, technological innovators, business opportunities, and more.

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October 13, 2017 - Regular Deadline
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A vanguard organization set in the Silicon Valley, Cinequest's uniqueness and impact result from being ahead of the curve in the powerful integration of creativity and technology. Cinequest fuses the world of the filmed arts with that of Silicon Valley's innovation to empower artists, innovators, and youth to create and connect.

Each filmmaker who attends Cinequest is a VIP and receives an all-access pass which gives them access to a 13-day event with 300+ screenings, countless special events and networking opportunities, plus VR and film workshops. Over 700 artists, innovators, and professionals representing 50+ countries present to over 100,000+ attendees. Set in the home of the world's most influential media technology companies (Apple, Cisco, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, LinkedIn, etc.), Cinequest showcases premier films, renowned and emerging artists, and breakthrough technology empowering global connectivity between creators, innovators and audiences.

"I think the most important thing about Cinequest is it's definitely the first time I've ever come to a festival where my immediate reaction is, 'What do I have to do to be invited back?' and that's not normally my reaction. It's a perfect film festival in a glorious place," Neil Gaiman, Maverick Spirit Award Winner.

Feature narratives, documentaries, short films, and virtual reality are all welcomed at Cinequest. Qualify your project today!