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Rules & Eligibility

Categories

  • High school and college students must submit within the high school and college categories (thesis films are included as student films)
  • Emerging Filmmakers must be 30 years old or younger, and projects must have been made independently.
  • Open category is for filmmakers 30 years of age or older. Projects must have been made independently.

Eligibility

  • Films must have been made in New York State.
  • Films must have be completed between July 2021-July-2022.
  • Filmmakers can submit as many projects as they like within the completion time.
  • No entry may be submitted into more than one category.
  • All submissions must be 100% original.
  • All student submissions must be 100% student produced (faculty supervision is allowed).

Rules

  • By submitting to Cayuga Film Festival, entrants understand they have the legal right to submit their works.
  • Filmmakers are legally responsible for for their intellectual property, and by submitting to Cayuga Film Festival, filmmakers must have all necessary rights secured, including but not limited to, music, content, and images.
  • Cayuga Film Festival, its’ partners, judges, sponsors or organizers are not responsible for losses, damages, etc.
  • By submitting to this festival, you agree to the following-If accepted, Cayuga Film Festival may use video excerpts and film stills from accepted film for marketing purposes (print, web and television).
  • Cayuga Film Festival may also use filmmakers names, official photos on FilmFreeway, contact information, publicity stills, and film logline. 
  • Winning entries maybe shown, but time restrictions may require only excerpts be shown.
  • The judges reserve the right to combine or move entries into different categories.

By submitting to this festival, you agree to the following:

  • If accepted, Cayuga Film Festival may use video excerpts and film stills from accepted film for marketing purposes (print, web and television).
  • Cayuga Film Festival may also use filmmakers names, photos, contact information, publicity stills, and film logline for print, social media, and the website.
  • Winning entries may be shown, but time restrictions may require only excerpts be shown.
  • The judges reserve the right to combine or move entries into different categories.
  • The judges reserve the right to make no award in a category in any given year.