US and International Independent Filmmakers Encouraged to Submit Full-Features, Documentaries, Shorts, Music Videos and Student Films Online
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Attic Film Festival
The Rotan Group
Austin, Texas (September 2, 2014)-The Attic Film Festival, the rapidly growing, high quality faith-based film festival, opens up submission for films of hope, faith and redemption on September 1, 2014. US and International independent filmmakers are encouraged to submit full features, documentaries, shorts, music videos and student films online at www.atticfilmfest.org/festival-central/taff-submissions.
“We are once again thrilled to be able to provide a forum for faith-based films next year in Austin, TX. Going into our eighth year, we’re extremely fortunate to receive Hollywood quality films that enable our audiences (both secular and non secular) to be influenced and left with a powerful message,” said Dr. Jamee Kennedy, executive director of The Attic Film Festival. “We are experiencing tremendous growth in the Christian film industry. This year alone, faith-based films such as Noah and Heaven is for Real, have led opening day box office hits in the #2 position and to date have generated over $400 million, proving that audiences are still captivated by the Christian message. We look forward to receiving independent films with the same quality standard as Hollywood and highlight and promote these films at the 2015 Attic Film Festival.
“The Attic Film Festival is among the most rewarding and important film festivals for Christian filmmakers. Not only do they provide faith-based films the opportunity for industry recognition, but the chance to meet other filmmakers is priceless. The staff are friendly and accommodating, and Austin is about the best host city you could hope for”, says Clayton Miller, filmmaker, director of Redemption of Henry Myers (2012 Attic Film Festival Best Film, premiered on the HallMark Channel in 2014).
Over the past 7 years, approximately 13-18 cash awards per year have been presented to the winners cumulating over $100,000. The amount of the award is based on the fundraising efforts each Fall. Additionally, these award-winning independent filmmakers have gone on to receive national recognition and have been featured on the Hallmark Channel, nominated for an Academy Award, and made into full features. For the 2014 Fest held in April, the Attic Film Festival premiered 28 films including Linsanity, Return to Mogadishu, Let God, Fading West, Where We Belong and a Cry from Iran, to name a few.
To be considered as a selected film for the 2015 Attic Film Festival, filmmakers may submit their film online or postmarked prior to last day of submission February 1, 2015 with a fee of $25. No late entries are accepted and International submission must be subtitled in English. Students currently enrolled in an institution of higher education and are treated the same as regular submission expect for a reduced entry fee of $15. For more information visit the Attic Film Festival at www.atticfilmfest.org.