Submitting Films to KFS

At the Kamloops Film Society, we are passionate about supporting local filmmakers and showcasing the vibrant talent in our community. If you have a film that you would like to submit for consideration, we welcome your creativity and unique perspective.


Submitting a Full Length Film

At the Kamloops Film Festival, we invite filmmakers to submit their full-length films for consideration.

Please ensure that submissions are made at least 2 months prior to the festival.

For selected films, we offer a fixed payment of $100 for each screening at the KFF. If you believe your film merits higher compensation, kindly make your case in your submission. Our assessment committee will review it and make a decision accordingly.

Our dedication at the Kamloops Film Festival is to showcase the works of filmmakers, placing a special emphasis on local talent. If you’re passionate about sharing your film with our audience, we welcome your contribution.


Submitting Film For KISS Festival

AMATEUR VS PROFESSIONAL

Is your film an amateur film or a professional film? Amateur films are made by amateur filmmakers, in key cast and key creative crew member positions. This means that they have not worked for any extended period in the film and/or TV industry and have not been paid as a filmmaker in a key cast or key creative crew member role. For example, working as a Production Assistant on a film shot locally one summer wouldn’t, in itself, preclude the entrant from entering under the amateur category. However, working as a First AD on a number of films would.

By ‘Key Cast’ and ‘Key Creative Crew Member,’ we refer to roles such as Director, Screenwriter, Producer, Lead Performer/Main Subject, Director of Photography, Production Designer, Music Composer, Key Animator, or any other role that may reasonably be considered a key creative contributor to the production.

Additionally, if the budget for the film was more than $2,000, then it needs to be entered under the Professional stream regardless of the experience of the filmmakers involved.

AMATEUR

Entry Fee: $10

PRIZES:

  • 1st Prize – $500
  • 2nd Prize – $300
  • 3rd Prize – $200
  • KAC Youth Prize – $250
  • Audience Award – $200

PROFESSIONAL

Entry Fee: $20

PRIZES:

  • 1st Prize – $750
  • 2nd Prize – $500
  • 3rd Prize – $250
  • Audience Award – $200
  • TNFC Award – $250 (For the best representation of the TNRD.)
  • Up to 2 Special Jury Prizes – $200 Each (Can be for anything. Cinematography, writing, acting, best sequel, etc.)
  • TNFC Lottery Prize – $50 (Drawn randomly from all entrants who have not won a Juried prize.)

Prizes will be awarded by the KISS Jury, assembled by the Kamloops Film Society, with the exception of the Audience Award in each category, which will be voted on by the attendees; and the TNFC Lottery Prize, which will be drawn randomly. Award sponsors include The Thompson Nicola Film Commission and the Kamloops Arts Council. If you enter your film for consideration for the Youth Prize, but the Jury awards you one of the 1st to 3rd prizes, you may be disqualified from winning the Youth Prize. Please contact us at info@thekfs.ca should you have any questions about your eligibility.


Submit a Film

Please select and fill out one of the following forms.

Film Submission Entry Form

KISS Film Submission

Name
Name
First
Last

Filmmaker(s) information

How many filmmakers on your project?
Filmmaker 1
Filmmaker 1
First Name
Last Name
Age
Filmmaker 2
Filmmaker 2
First Name
Last Name
Age
Filmmaker 3
Filmmaker 3
First Name
Last Name
Age
(Company name can be used for professional entries) for possible Award Cheque(s)
0 of 1000 max characters

Film information

In minutes and seconds – MUST 5 minutes or less.
0 of 500 max characters

Rules & Terms

By signing this entry form and entering your film into the Kamloops Film Society’s KISS Fest, you explicitly agree to the following:

  1. That you grant the Kamloops Film Society non-exclusive rights to host a copy of the film and to share it in perpetuity for the purposes of advertising and promoting the KISS Fest, the Kamloops Film Society, and filmmaking in the region.
  2. That your film is no more than 5 minutes in length, including any credits. If this rule is not followed, only the first 5 minutes of your film will be considered and not following the rules will negatively impact award consideration.
  3. That you understand that your film may not be chosen to be played as part of the KISS Fest, although we endeavor to play everyone’s films.
  4. That your film can’t be available publicly before KISS Fest. It is perfectly fine to have entered other festivals and/or competitions, provided the film is not posted publicly as a result, but it is not okay to have your film publicly available on Vimeo, YouTube, etc. before the KISS Fest screenings.
  5. That you will provide your film as an MP4. or MOV. file and send it to the KFS via Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, ToffeeShare or other downloadable means. Films submitted on flash drives will not be accepted.
  6. That you have full copyright for all materials used in the film, including music.
  7. That you guarantee that the submission is original work and that there are no ownership or copyright disputes regarding the entry. That you are authorized to submit this film and affirm that the submission will not violate any law or right of any person or entity.
  8. That the film is for a general audience.
  9. That at least one of the main filmmakers (writer, director, or producer) is from the TNRD Region. They either reside here currently or have lived here for more than ¾ of their lives. (If you do not meet this criterion, you may submit your film to be played at the Kamloops Film Festival. See our website).
  10. That you have the rights and authority to submit this film to the KISS Festival. That none of the key cast or key creative crew members are members of the KFS Board or on the KISS Jury, or directly related to individuals in those roles. If you do not meet this criterion, but all others, you may enter KISS Fest out of competition and still be eligible to win an Audience Award.
  11. That you indemnify and hold The Kamloops Film Society, its directors, producers, staff, volunteers, and affiliated entities harmless and will defend them against any damage to or loss of the film, any claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities and expenses, including attorney’s fees, arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties based on the film submitted to KISS Fest.
  12. That you understand that failure to comply with The KISS Fest guidelines will disqualify your entry and result in forfeiture of your submission fee.

Full Length Film Submission

Name
Name
First
Last

Filmmaker(s) information

How many filmmakers on your project?
Filmmaker 1
Filmmaker 1
First Name
Last Name
Age
Filmmaker 2
Filmmaker 2
First Name
Last Name
Age
Filmmaker 3
Filmmaker 3
First Name
Last Name
Age
(Company name can be used for professional entries) for possible Award Cheque(s)
0 of 1000 max characters

Film information

In minutes and seconds – MUST 2 hours or less.
0 of 500 max characters
Will the filmmakers(writers, director, actors, etc.) be attending KFF?
The KFF provides travel, accommodation and food per diems for any guests that come to the KFF.

Rules & Terms

By signing this entry form and entering your film into the Kamloops Film Society’s Kamloops Film Festival (KFF), you explicitly agree to the following:

  1. That you grant the Kamloops Film Society non-exclusive rights to host a copy of the film and to share it in perpetuity for the purposes of advertising and promoting the KFF, the Kamloops Film Society, and filmmaking in the region.
  2. Film is submitted at least 2 months before the festival
  3. The film must be no older than the previous year.
  4. That your film is no more than 2 hours in length, including any credits.
  5. That you understand that your film may not be chosen to be played as part of KFF, although we endeavor to play everyone’s films.
  6. That your film can’t be available publicly before KFF. It is perfectly fine to have entered other festivals and/or competitions, provided the film is not posted publicly as a result, but it is not okay to have your film publicly available on Vimeo, YouTube, etc. before the KFF screenings.
  7. While we accept film submissions from all regions, we give priority to filmmakers from the Thompson-Nicola Regional District (TNRD). We believe in supporting and highlighting local talent, and submissions from the TNRD region will be given special consideration in our selection process.
  8. That you will provide your film as an MP4. or MOV. file and send it to the KFS via Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, ToffeeShare or other downloadable means. Films submitted on flash drives will not be accepted.
  9. That you have full copyright for all materials used in the film, including music.
  10. That you guarantee that the submission is original work and that there are no ownership or copyright disputes regarding the entry. That you are authorized to submit this film and affirm that the submission will not violate any law or right of any person or entity.
  11. That the film is for a general audience.
  12. That you indemnify and hold The Kamloops Film Society, its directors, producers, staff, volunteers, and affiliated entities harmless and will defend them against any damage to or loss of the film, any claims, demands, losses, damages, judgments, liabilities and expenses, including attorney’s fees, arising out of or in connection with any and all claims of third parties based on the film submitted to KFF.
  13. That you understand that failure to comply with The KFF guidelines will disqualify your entry and result in forfeiture of your submission fee.
Do you accept these terms and conditions?
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