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Submitting your film to the Young Animators International Film Festival (YAIFF) in no way implies any ownership rights by YAIFF to the submitted film. You own your project. If you are approached by anyone to option your film as a result of being listed on our website or being screened at YAIFF, we do not take a cut of the deal. It is your film and all rights remain yours. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Our door is always open to our filmmakers.
You can submit your film online, or, you can send in a DVD. DVDs can be hand written. We do not select our films based on the packaging. YAIFF does accept films that are Works-In-Progress.
To be eligible to screen, your film can be original or adapted works. However, ALL non-original portions of your film MUST be cleared and You must have permission to use someone else's 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 YAIFF.
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 YAIFF website approximately one month before the festival.
Submit your film under whatever category you feel is appropriate to best highlight your film. For your convenience, YAIFF does not change your film submission category. YAIFF leaves your film submission in the category you have Also, if you submit online, please print out your submission
Please clearly label ALL submitted materials with AT LEAST the title of the work. YAIFF does not return submitted materials, so please do not send us your master copies.
ALL of your submission entry items (copy of your Film, application form) must be POSTMARKED by the deadline date that you are trying to submit by, in order to qualify for that deadline date. YAIFF does not screen anything that we feel promotes hardcore pornography, real-life cruelty to humans or animals, or hate.
You hereby grant YAIFF the right to utilize any excerpt from your submitted film for promotional purposes. The individual or company submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized 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 YAIFF, You grant to YAIFF a NON-exclusive license to use, display, exploit and exhibit Your name, trade names, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, still images, moving images, audio sounds, your submitted film, material, information, and/or any other things received by YAIFF, whether by physical or electronic delivery (including material and/or material(s) here, and above and below herein), publicly, at YAIFF's sole discretion to promote, market and advertise the festival. YAIFF may also use excerpts from trailers of submitted films for promotion, to promote market and advertise the festival. You also authorize YAIFF to place your images and synopsis on our website, and films are reviewed by YAIFF with the intention of selecting screeners for the festival and the work will not be divulged to any persons not affiliated with YAIFF unless first permitted in writing by a legally authorized representative of the work.
The individual or company submitting the film shall indemnify and hold harmless the Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) 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 authorized 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.
Neither party shall owe any liability to the other party arising under this agreement for any indirect, special, punitive or consequential damages, including, without limitation, loss of profit or business opportunities, except as expressly set forth herein. Neither party makes (and each party hereby specifically disclaims) any, representations or warranties, express or implied, regarding the services contemplated by this agreement, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, implied warranties arising from a course of dealing or course of performance or any warranties relating to title or non-infringement of intellectual property. Neither party makes any representation, warranty or assurance concerning any minimum or maximum number of viewers or screenings or celebrities or special guests or events.
YAIFF attempts to remain servicing 24/7. However, acts of God do happen. In any situation, if anything negative or unwanted happens involving YAIFF, YAIFF will not be expected by You to be liable or responsible for the damage in anyway whatsoever, regardless of how severe the damage. Further, YAIFF will not be expected by You to be liable or responsible in anyway whatsoever should YAIFF or the YAIFF website not be accessible. Furthermore, YAIFF will not be expected by You to be liable or responsible in anyway whatsoever for any items that are stolen while either in, or not in, the possession of YAIFF, in perpetuity.
By entering YAIFF, all entrants agree to the complete contents of the YAIFF rules and policies found on the official YAIFF website at www.yaiff.com. All entrants release and agree to hold YAIFF and/or all other YAIFF related entities harmless from and against any and all injuries, rights, damages, losses, claims and actions of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from YAIFF or participation in YAIFF and any YAIFF related activity, in perpetuity. All entrants release and waive any claims with regard to YAIFF and agree to hold harmless YAIFF and/or all YAIFF related entities from and against any and all claims of any kind that are or could be asserted with respect to any festival related matter whatsoever, in perpetuity. All entrants further agree to indemnify, defend against and agree to hold harmless YAIFF and/or all other YAIFF related entities from any and all liabilities, damage, costs and/or fees incurred in defending against any third party claim(s) or threat(s) of claim(s) asserted against YAIFF and/or all other YAIFF related entities arising from any entrant(s) participation in or conduct associated with YAIFF, in perpetuity.
All YAIFF rules and policies are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of India, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law, in perpetuity.
All information by YAIFF, whether publicly posted or not, is subject to change without prior notice. All festival and screening decisions will be made by the Young Animators International Film Festival (YAIFF) and all YAIFF decisions are final.
Thank You and Good Luck from the Young Animators International Film Festival.