Call for Museum Media Film Fest!


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Museum Media Film Fest
Call for Submissions!
A special feature to the annual conference of the Illinois Association of Museums in 2019. We are looking for museum media features which are used in an exhibit / gallery setting to be celebrated by museum professionals at the historic Normal Theater.  Features will be selected for screening by a jury of museum professionals from the Illinois Association of Museums.
Normal Theater: 209 W North St, Normal, IL 61761
Date of Program: 11/19/19 at 2pm

Deadline: 7/31/2019
Museum Interpretive Feature Film Festival
This concept is to celebrate short-form media features created for museums in Illinois or by media producers in Illinois creating work for museums regardless of location. The program would feature a descriptive set-up by the feature creative team representative followed by the screening.  All jury-selected features would be screened. After the screening is completed the program would feature live audience-rated judging component through a smart-phone app. The program will be hosted by a moderator and facilitator.
Criteria for submitting a media feature for review:
  • Media feature is less than 5-minutes long
  • Media feature was created in the last 3 years
  • Media feature was used in a museum gallery / exhibit setting
  • Media feature was featured in an Illinois Museum
  • Or Media feature was produced by an Illinois-based media producer regardless of location of museum
  • If selected, a representative for the feature must attend the program to provide an introduction.
  • If selected, the media must be sent in highest definition format possible via dropbox
  • If selected, permission and rights to publicly show this feature must be provided
Categories for media features:
  • Budget range 1 (<$5,000) – not including AV hardware
  • Budget range 2 ($5,000 – $20,000) – not including AV hardware
  • Budget range 3 (>$20,000+) – not including AV hardware
Awards Categories:
  • Best Science Feature (budget 1, budget 2, budget 3)
  • Best History Feature (budget 1, budget 2, budget 3)
  • Best Natural History Feature (budget 1, budget 2, budget 3)
  • Best Zoo / Aquarium Feature (budget 1, budget 2, budget 3)
  • Best Art Feature (budget 1, budget 2, budget 3)
Details about the Conference:
Our 2019 Conference will take place at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center with some workshops, events and gatherings to happen at other nearby locations.

Official Hotel: Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center - Special conference rate will be available.