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2020 Epic ACG Fest Now is Calling for Entries~!

As one of the most exciting international ACG events based in California, 2020 Epic ACG Fest (EACG) is just around the corner! 

EACG is an international event that included animation, comic art, gaming and cosplay in one place. To promote the Geek culture in a Hollywood style, EACG screened animation films from worldwide; host panels for the audience with the international artists face to face; with professionals from the industry to direct different workshops and unforgettable cosplay contest that welcome everyone to join. 

Game tournaments and the red carpet award ceremony are the highlights of EACG. Each year, the EACG has been tagged along with the Halloween Holiday; therefore, re-use your custom at the Epic ACG to double the fun!

This year EACG will start on Nov. 14th, join this fabulous ACG carnival, don’t miss the early bird special before it’s gone~!

Link to submitt: https://filmfreeway.com/EpicACGFest

More info at http://eacgfest.org/

Submission categories:

[Animation] http://eacgfest.org/Forms.html

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

• Animated Production must have a completion date of Jan 1, 2018, or later.

• Acceptable NTSC exhibition formats are DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Video File (minimum resolution 1280 x 720). 

• All non-English language films must have legible English language subtitles.

• Animated Productions accepted into the festival must arrive with shipping and customs duties or taxes pre-paid.

• You may submit a completed paper submission form. 

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Entries received late or incomplete may be disqualified.

• The action of the film should be animation or at least 50% animation involved and the stories should be culturally authentic, timely, and of universal appeal. 

• Film content should be creative, highly original, and demonstrate artistic and technical mastery. 

•Experiment/Mix-Media means animation using other forms of expression including Claymation, puppetry, etch-a-sketch, etc., as well as those using more than one technique. Also includes projects combining Live Action and Animation, however, the animation must be at least 50% of the finished project

Criteria for non-acceptance of productions into the festival include: 

• Content that advocates and supports racial, cultural, religious, or gender bias. 

• Any submission not subtitled or dubbed into the English language. 

Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, and permits necessary to present their work. Epic ACG Fest is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work.

Every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials sent to the Festival, but the Festival is not responsible for damage to submitted materials incurred by shipping to or from the Festival. 

 

Submission Package: 

• Signed and completed Entry Form (one entry form per film or TV episode or Video) 

.3 preview copies DVD (NTSC only), 

• A minimum of one (1) still from the film (color preferred, B&W accepted). Digital stills and press kits are preferred. Stills must be 300 dpi and at least 4"x 5" in size and contain an actual shot from the film.

• You may email stills and forms to info@EACGfest.org 

• Payment 

The stated submitter will be considered the contact person for the film and thus will be the only one receiving emails and information regarding the status of the film's acceptance at the festival. 

 

SCREENPLAY ENTRY GUIDELINES:

1. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant. Entries may be adapted from the applicant's work. The screenplays must write for Animation Films/TV /Games. 

2. All screenplay entries must include a completed entry form, the correct entry fee; the screenplay in one of the following formats: PDF (preferred) Microsoft Word, or Text. (Your name should NOT appear anywhere on the screenplay as adjudication must be conducted without the knowledge of the writer's name or identity); a character description and a 50-word synopsis that in PDF/Doc/text. Incomplete forms may cause delays.

3. Screenplays that are currently optioned or sold are not eligible for competition. Judges who work for the EACGF are not eligible to enter the competition, nor are their affiliates or immediate family members.

4. Feature-length screenplays must be no longer than 120 pages and short screenplays should be no more than 45 pages. All screenplay entries must be written in English. Any revisions after the entry have been entered are not accepted. Screenplays must be in 11 pt courier font, no promotional materials or illustrations are accepted, pages must be numbered, 

5. It is the responsibility of the screenwriter to ensure that their work is protected (US Copyright Office, The Writers Guild of America or Screenwriters Federation of America). International entries should protect their work with similar organizations within their respective country.

6. Entries will not be returned. Be sure to retain a copy of all material submitted.

 

 

EACG Animation/Game Songwriting Contest http://eacgfest.org/Forms.html

EACG is proud to launch the first edition of the EACG Songwriting Contest through the platform of 2020 Epic ACG Fest. A song can fit in an animation/Game so perfectly that it's hard to imagine the scene without it. 

The contest embraces ANIMATION-THEMED film songs in all languages and all genres. This contest is open to songwriters of all ages from any cultural background. Submit your music work for and we will make sure your song to be heard!

 

All official selections will be granted a Filmmaker Badge for the songwriters to attend all the events during the festival on Nov. 14-15th, 2020.

A selection of the finalists will be invited by the film festival to do a live performance either on the Award Ceremony (Nov. 15th, 2020).

l Sound quality can be the studio, live, or demos. Choose the quality to best convey your music message. 

l Format: .mp3 file is preferred. We also accept .wav, FLAC and aac. When you choose another format than mp3, please also attach the mp3 file for the easiest sharing. PLEASE do not submit music videos! 

l Each entry must have a song title, and the name of the artist(s) or band attached. 

l An attached song cover or artwork is highly recommended for us to promote your song. 

l Each song entry must be no longer than 5 minutes.

 

COMPETITION:

Epic ACG Fest-Animation is a competitive Festival. Animated productions accepted are automatically eligible for the applicable competition category. There are three age groups: Children (age 6-14); Youth (age 15-18); Adult: age 18+; under each age group, there are categories in Film, TV and Music Video, also classified in Animation (feature and short); Mix-media (feature and short); Education (feature and short). In addition to all official selections being eligible for Jury, Audience and Festival Honors awards, a jury comprised of filmmakers and Animators (both young and adult) and industry representatives will screen all competition finalists, deliberate and announce the results at the end of the Festival. 

 

NOTIFICATION OF ENTRY STATUS: 

Applicants will be notified on or before Nov. 5th, 2020 as to whether or not their production has been officially selected. Upon acceptance, you will receive an email verifying your acceptance. Be sure to have info@EACGfest.org on your accepted email list.

[Comic Art] http://eacgfest.org/Forms.html

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

• The work should be culturally authentic, timely, and of universal appeal.

• The content should be creative, highly original, and should demonstrate artistic and technical mastery. 

• All non-English language titles must have legible English language subtitles or translations.

• The work accepted into the festival must arrive with shipping and customs duties or taxes pre-paid.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

• Fill out the entry form and pay the submission fee

• Agree to the terms and conditions.

• Long Form and Short Form must be submitted in PDF format.

• DIGITAL MEDIA, COMIC STRIP, SINGLE IMAGE, AND MOVING IMAGE. Submitted images must be 1000 pixels or less on the longer axis, and in JPG (RGB).

• Only the finalist can mail the original works to the festival office

• All physical entry materials will not be returned.

• Entries received late or incomplete may be disqualified.

• The EACG will not accept any content that advocates or supports racial, cultural, religious, or gender bias

Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, and permits necessary to present their work. Epic ACG Fest is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work.

Every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials sent to the festival, but the festival is not responsible for damage to submitted materials incurred by shipping to or from the Festival.

The stated submitter will be considered the contact person for the film and thus will be the only one receiving emails and information regarding the status of the artwork acceptance at the festival.

 

COMPETITION:

EACG-Comic is a competitive festival. There are two groups: Professorial and Amateur. Under each group, each entry will fall into one of the following categories: Long & Short Forms, Special Format, Digital Media, Comic Strip, Single Image, or Moving Image. Entries are judged by a jury of professionals, including renowned cartoonists, illustrators, publishers, and editors 

 

NOTIFICATION OF ENTRY STATUS: 

Applicants will be notified on or before Nov 6th, 2020, if their films have been officially selected. Upon acceptance, you will receive an email verifying your acceptance. Be sure to have info@EAGfest.org on your accepted email list.

Each Finalist will receive:

• Two (2) All Access passes to the EACG Fest;

• Up to three (3) Exhibitor Passes (no monetary value) to allow access to the Show Floor to showcase and present their artworks

• 1/6 page print poster with commentary in EACG Fest program book;

• Permission to use a version of the official Contest name and finalist logo in promotional materials relating to the Finalist Art Work.

 

[Game] http://eacgfest.org/Forms.html

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

• The action of the game should be culturally authentic, timely, and of universal appeal. 

• Game content should be creative, highly original, and demonstrate artistic and technical mastery. 

• All non-English language games must have legible English language subtitles or translations.

• Games accepted into the festival must arrive with shipping and customs duties or taxes pre-paid.

• Works in progress are permitted and encouraged, but they should include at least one finished, playable level

• A submission form must be completed.

• All game content and copyrighted material must be fully owned by the designers/developers; if outside material is used, legal permission must be secured. 

• If you plan to submit a work that is on a non-standard game operating system, please plan to submit review hardware and have a representative on-site to be responsible for installation, or to supply hardware with the game fully installed to the Festival.

 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

• Fill out the entry form and pay the submission fee

• Agree to the terms and conditions.

• Upload, postmark, or supply a link or a minimum of three download codes for your game. For games that require custom builds, UDID, console accounts for gifting, or other such information, you must clear a) provide required information and b) state the information you need to submit the playable build, and you will be supplied with this information as jurors are assigned to your game. For iOS games, we have an anonymous process for transferring UDIDs through the jury system anonymous email and then ask you to create custom builds of your game for these unique UDIDs.

•All submissions must include a working build of the game or information on how to access one; this can include a list of events or venues where the game was shown, or ability to demo the game at a special jurying session. Physical games must be mailed or shipped to EACG Fest. Developers should be prepared to provide any special input devices or technologies required to play the game on request.

•All submissions must include a technical contact who will be available to troubleshoot as needed and who will respond to emails within 24 hours. If you are submitting your game on behalf of a school, agency, or publisher, please be sure and include this information

• All physical entry materials will not be returned (no IP rights are affected).

• Incomplete or late entries may be disqualified.

• The EACG will not accept any content that advocates or supports racial, cultural, religious, or gender bias 

Entrants are responsible for obtaining any necessary licenses, royalties, release forms, clearances, and permits necessary to present their work. Epic ACG Fest is not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, or royalty infringement related to the work.

Every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials sent to the Festival, but the Festival is not responsible for damage to submitted materials incurred by shipping to or from the Festival. 

The stated submitter will be considered the contact person for the film and thus will be the only one receiving emails and information regarding the status of the Games’ acceptance in the festival. 

 

COMPETITION:

EACG-Game is a competitive festival. There are two groups: Maine and Student; under each group, games are accepted into various categories, including casual, puzzle, ARGs, mods (provided they conform to game engine licensing agreements), serious games, documentary games, activist games, art games, virtual worlds, sandbox games, and others. Entries will be selected by a diverse jury consisting of game designers, artists; curators and academics.

 

NOTIFICATION OF ENTRY STATUS:

Applicants will be notified on or before Oct.6th, 2020 if their production has been officially selected. Upon acceptance, you will receive an email from info@EAGfest.org. Be sure to have info@EAGfest.org on your accepted email list.

[Masquerade/Cosplay] http://eacgfest.org/Forms.html

EACG Fest Masquerade Rules:

1) Costumes must be of original construction or show a significant modification of pre-existing materials. No Costumes are allowed that are purchased or otherwise obtained from a commercial source. This is a show of creativity and craftsmanship. It is expected that some costumes may include minor elements some purchased items, but it has to be no more than 25% purchased. 

2) Competing costumes MUST NOT be worn at the convention before the show! Keep your entry out of sight until Saturday night. You may, of course, wear your costume around the convention after it's been in the show. 

3) Maximum time on stage: 1-2 people: 1 minute 30 seconds. 3-6 people: 2-3 minutes. 7 or more: 3 minutes 40 seconds. If you would like more time, check with the Coordinator beforehand. 

4) No liquids, messy substances, or anything that may pose a danger are allowed. Unsheathing of bladed weapons is not allowed without clearance from the Coordinator. No throwing of things into the audience. Nothing is allowed that would get a movie an "R' rating. Violating these rules will disqualify you, and possibly result in escort off the premises. Due to safety concerns, minors may not perform combat simulations.

5) Category definitions: Re-Creation: A costume copied from a pre-existing design, such as from a movie, comic book, famous artwork, etc. Original: A design original to the maker/wearer. It may be inspired by some work of fantasy, science fiction, mythology, etc., but is not a copy. Play: A combination of costumes, characters, and drama, humor, song, and dance, etc. Young Fan: Ages 8 to 14.

6). Contestants agree to show up in the Masquerade rooms no later than the specified time the evening of the show (7:00 P.M) and to allow video recording and photography of their costumes for non-profit purposes.

7) The Coordinator may reject an entry based on inappropriate or unsafe behavior or content, because of too many purchased items, because the construction materials or techniques used do not meet the criteria of quality for the show, or because the event has reached its limit for entries.

8) For safety reasons, children under age 8 are not allowed. A Young Fan must have a parent or guardian present with them backstage and minors' parents will be asked to sign a permission form. Please do not bring small children into the backstage areas. With a hundred costumers plus helpers and staff all rushing around, some in sight-limiting masks, some carrying large props, tools, or scissors it is not an appropriately safe environment for small children.

9) You are not required to wear your costume yourself; someone else can present it in the show. But if your costume is worn on stage by someone other than you, that person should not be a paid individual, nor may your soundtrack or narration or costume have content that advertises an actual product, service, organization, or website.

NOTIFICATION OF ENTRY STATUS:

Applicants will be notified on or before Nov.6th, 2020 as to whether or not their entry has been officially selected. Upon acceptance, you will receive an email verifying your acceptance. Be sure to have info@EACGfest.org on your accepted email list.

 

Please download the submission form through our official website http://eacgfest.org/Animation.html. The deadline for film submissions to the 2020 Epic ACG Fest is Oct.31st, 2020. Filmmakers can submit films early and often. The complete film festival guidelines, rules, application information, and the film submission form can be found at http://eacgfest.org/Animation.html

Also, filmmakers are welcome to submit films to our preferred online submission platforms. Here are out three online submission platforms:

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call 310-940-2598 or e-mail info@eacgfest.org

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