Call for submissions to the Unofficial Google+ Film Festival

Please visit this UPDATED link to learn how to submit to the 2012 Unofficial Google+ Film Festival.

Blind Lyle Films is calling all filmmakers to submit their short films to this exciting event. Below are some of the guidelines.

Festival Date: Saturday December 1, 2012

Deadline for submissions: Friday November 9, 2012 at 11:59 E.S.T.

1. Who can submit?

Any filmmaker that owns ALL the rights to their film may submit for consideration to the film festival.

You must also have a Google Plus account.  Google Plus is now open to anyone so this should give you a bit more motivation to sign up.  Trust me, you won’t regret it.

We will be showing the films live during the event and may want to record the event so others can see it in the future.

You must own all the rights to the film so everyone is happy.  Blind Lyle Films will be asking for NON-EXCLUSIVE viewing rights to your film for the duration of the event.  We may want to record this event so let us know if you would like to have your film available for viewing after the event as well.  We may consider also posting your film on our website in the festival archives.

2. How much does it cost?

It depends on when you submit.  Submission fees for 2012 are as follow:
Regular Submission Deadline on Nov. 2, 2012 = $20.00
Final Submission Deadline Nov. 9, 2012 = $30.00

3. How long can my film be?

25 minutes or less

4. How do I submit my film?

Visit our Unofficial Google+ Film Festival Website and fill out the submission form.

5. I don’t want to post my film online for everyone to see, is there a way to do this privately?

Yes, upload your film to and make it private.  Then make it password protected and send the link and the password to Adam Cohen on Google Plus.

6. How many films are you accepting?

T.B.A. This depends on the amount of submissions and how long we expect the event to be.  There will be an announcement with this soon.

7. How will I know that my film has been accepted?

You will be contacted by e-mail so make sure you include your contact information with your submission.

8. What else are you expecting from the filmmaker?

We expect you to be available for the block of time that your film is viewing online and afterwards for the Q&A.  This should be anywhere between 15 mins to an hour depending on the block your film is chosen.

We also will need to get a digital copy of your film so we can piece them together for your block.

9. What if I have other questions?

You can message me on our contact section of our UGPFF website.

10. This is so cool, I want to give you money so you can keep doing this.

We would love to keep doing this and if you want to help us, send us some love by donating whatever you can.11. I don’t have any money but I want to help, what can I do?

Get the word out about this.  Invite other filmmakers to submit, get film bloggers to talk about this, write your own article about this festival, tell all your friends to sign up to be notified about the festival, or if you have some other expertise that you think might be helpful, get in touch with Adam Cohen and see how you might be able to help.

A special thanks to Keith Barrett and the folks at for helping make this possible from 2011.

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