Tuesday, April 10, 2012

[MFPGroup] The Jaxon Film Fest Wants #Michigan Films (submissions)

The Jaxon Film Fest (south-central Michigan's newest independent film and music festival) wants Michigan films. It is granting waivers to all Michigan filmmakers, Michigan producers, films shot in Michigan, utilizing a Michigan cast or Michigan labor, etc.

The Jaxon Film Fest wants Michigan films. It is granting waivers to all Michigan made filmmakers, producers, etc. These may be of any genre including: Action, Adventure, Alternative, Anime, Art, Avant-garde, B-movie, Biography, Comedy, Coming of Age, Crime, Dance, Environmental, Fantasy, Flash, Horror, Mockumentary, News, etc. This would include music videos but the focus must be on Michigan bands of any genre.

Says Film Fest director David W. King, "Since we first announced our call for entries (February 28, 2012), we have done well beyond our expectations. But many of the films entered are entered accompanied with this query, "Will you grant us a waiver on your entrance fees?" Remembering that our focus is on Michigan films, we have decided effective as of today, April 1. 2012 (and this is not an April Fool's joke) we are waiving fees on all Michigan films, and Michigan films only.

This would include films entered by Michigan filmmakers, Michigan producers, films shot in Michigan, films utilizing a Michigan cast or Michigan labor, or of a Michigan focus. These will be the only films for which waivers will be considered.

"While we will continue to accept films from elsewhere, and this includes international films, Michigan films will be the only ones to which we will grant waivers.

"To make this fair to other filmmakers, we are talking about various marketing measures we will institute beyond simply the consideration for showing a film."

What these additional measures are was not disclosed. It was suggested that those interested email the Jaxon Film Fest.

The Jaxon Film Fest Mission Statement
The Jaxon Film Fest supports and celebrates the art and entertainment of film in all its forms. Through screenings and associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking – feature films, documentaries, animation, short films, experimental, student work, big budget, micro-budget, trailers. .
The Jaxon Film Fest offers filmmakers the opportunity to learn, grow and exhibit their films and bring audiences and filmmakers together to better enjoy the art and fun of filmmaking.

The festival will offer attendees quality films expanding their knowledge of cinema and enhancing their appreciation of the filmmaking process. Film professionals and the interested public will have the opportunity to gain industry knowledge through interaction within a festival environment.

What Kinds of Films are being sought?
The Jaxon Film Fest is looking for entries in the following categories with a Michigan focus: feature films, shorts, documentaries.

A FEATURE FILM as defined by the Jaxon Film Fest are films of Narrative form, in any genre, from 45 to 141 minutes in length.

A SHORT is a film of any genre from 8 to 45 minutes in length.

DOCUMENTARIES are from 45 to 141 minutes in length and must have a topical Michigan interest. Documentary films constitute a broad category of non-fictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record.

For more information email the Jaxon Film Fest at

Submit all films by mailing

David W. King
Jaxon Film Fest
P. O. Box 6283
Jackson, MI 49204

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