SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The GIFT Fest is accepting submissions in theatre, film, art and music. As this is a curated festival, submission does not guarantee participation.

Creators of selected pieces must be available for marketing and publicity prior to and during the festival. Selections will be made on a rolling basis until April, 2018. Expect to hear back from us within about a month after submission.


THEATRE SUBMISSIONS

  1. Submissions are via playscript.
  2. Pieces must be 10 mins or less.
  3. Creators must be between 8-20 years old by June 2018.
  4. Pieces must follow the GIFT Fest mandate:
    1. Key creative team (writer, producer, director) and crew must consist of a minimum of 50% female or gender non-conforming individuals.
    2. Cast must consist of a minimum of 50% female or gender non-conforming actors/characters.
    3. The characters’ motivation must be centered outside the realm of romance.
  5. There will be some basic set pieces available for use during your piece.
  6. Tech rehearsals for theatre pieces are the week of June 17-21, 2018.
  7. There will be a five minute allowance for set up and break down.
  8. We highly recommend that you keep your cast small and set design simple.
  9. Submissions must be as .pdf to a secure site (i.e. Google Drive, Dropbox, your personal website).

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FILM SUBMISSIONS

  1. Pieces must be 10 mins or less.
  2. Creators must be between 8-20 years old by June 2018.
  3. Pieces must follow the GIFT Fest mandate:
    1. Key creative team (writer, producer, director) and crew must consist of a minimum of 50% female or gender non-conforming individuals.
    2. Cast must consist of a minimum of 50% female or gender non-conforming actors/characters.
    3. The characters’ motivation must be centered outside the realm of romance.
  4. Submissions are by link to a secure site (i.e. Vimeo, Google Drive, Dropbox, YouTube, your personal website).

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ART SUBMISSIONS

  1. Art submissions can be: sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, mixed media.
  2. Creators must be between 8-20 years old by June 2018.
  3. Creators must be female or gender non-conforming.
  4. Pieces will be on display in the Ground Floor Theatre gallery during the duration of the festival.
  5. Gallery display set up will be during the week of June 17-21, 2018.
  6. Submissions must include a photo file(s) to a secure site (i.e. Google Drive, Dropbox, your personal website).
  7. Artists may submit multiple creations under one submission.

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MUSIC SUBMISSIONS

  1. We are seeking musicians to play during the Opening Night party.
  2. We are also seeking songs to highlight during pre- and post- show background music. Musicians will be listed in the program.
  3. Musicians must be between 8-20 years old by June 2018.
  4. A minimum of 50% of the musicians involved must be female or gender non-conforming.
  5. Submissions must include a .mp3 file(s) to a secure site (i.e. Google Drive, Dropbox, your personal website).
  6. Musicians may submit multiple songs under one submission.

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