Terms and Conditions
Submitting your film to the Harvest Short Film Competition in no way implies any ownership rights by Lower Hewood Farm or Common Ground (the Harvest Film Festival and Harvest Short Film Competition organisers) to the submitted film(s). It is your film and all rights remain yours.
You grant the festival organisers the right to screen your film(s) at Lower Hewood Farm and at any other venues that are part of the Harvest Film Festival programme.
You can submit your film by uploading it to a platform such as YouTube, Vimeo or your own website and sending us the link. Alternatively, you can send in a DVD or flashdrive. You can send a maximum of two films. Please fill in a separate application form for each film but you can put both films on one DVD/flashdrive.
To be eligible to screen, your film does not have to have been made in a particular year, or a Premiere. ALL non-original portions of your film MUST be cleared and you must have permission to use someone elses work. If you submit a film with copyrighted or trademarked materials included and you do not have written permission to use them, you will not be eligible to screen at the Harvest Film Festival.
All production formats are eligible. Your film needs to be in English, or subtitled or dubbed in English. Whether or not your film has already been distributed or not, has no bearing on our selection process. Film selections and award nominees will be posted on the Lower Hewood Farm website approximately two weeks before the screening event.
If you submit a DVD or flash drive, please make sure it plays before you send it.
Please clearly label ALL submitted materials with the title of the work and your name. Lower Hewood Farm cannot return submitted materials, so please do not send us your master copies.
ALL of your submission entry items (copy of your film and application form) must be postmarked by the deadline date of Friday 16th August 2019.
The small print:
By submitting your film to the Harvest Short Film Competition, you hereby grant Lower Hewood Farm (LHF) and Common Ground (CG) the right to screen your submitted film(s) as part of the Harvest Film Festival. The individual or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorised to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. By submitting your film to this competition you agree that, if your film is selected by Lower Hewood Farm, you grant to LHF and CG a non-exclusive license to use, display and exhibit your name, still images, moving images, audio sounds, your submitted film, material, information, and/or any other things received by LHF, whether by physical or electronic delivery publicly, at LHF and CG’s sole discretion to promote, market and advertise the festival. LHF and CG may also use excerpts from trailers of submitted films for promotion, to promote, market and advertise the festival. You also authorise LHF to place your images and synopsis on our websites.
The films are reviewed by Harvest Short Film Competition judging panel with the intention of selecting screeners for the festival and the work will not be divulged to any persons not affiliated with the festival.
The individual or company submitting the film shall indemnify and hold harmless the Harvest Film Festival organisers and associated venues from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening items entered. The individual or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorised to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
Non-performance of any party shall be excused to the extent that performance is rendered impossible by strike, fire, flood, earthquakes, war, governmental acts or orders or restrictions, acts of God, physically defective product/equipment, or any other reason where failure to perform is beyond reasonable control of, and not caused by the negligence of, the non-performing party.
All taxes on or connected with any prize and the reporting consequences thereof, are the sole and exclusive responsibility of respective winners.
All information by the Harvest Film Festival organisers, whether publicly posted or not, is subject to change without prior notice.
All festival and screening decisions will be made by Lower Hewood Farm and Common Ground and all decisions are final.
Thank you for taking the time to submit your work and good luck from Lower Hewood Farm.