The Society for Photographic Education (SPE) has featured a film and video festival of innovative and provocative short documentaries, animation and fiction as part of the Annual Conference since 1995. The festival began as the SPE Women's Film and Video Festival and evolved into a festival featuring work curated by the organization's three caucuses, the Women's Caucus, Multicultural Caucus and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer Caucus. The Society for Photographic Education is the primary academic organization for photographic media professionals and the Annual Conference draws 1200-1500 participants annually. The conference theme for 2020 is 20/20 Vision.
The 2020 SPE Media Festival will be screened at The Westin Galleria in Houston, TX, on Friday and Saturday, March 6 - 7, 2020 during the SPE Annual Conference. Filmmakers will also have the option to have their films included in a password-protected On-line Video Festival available to SPE members from June 2020 - May 2021.
Entry fee for submissions received by 11:59 PM, August 31, 2019 is free for SPE members and $10 for non-members. SPE members must check off that they are members and enter the waiver code sent by SPE to members at checkout to receive the SPE earlybird free entry. Entry fee for submissions received Sept 1 – Oct 28 is $15. Fee for submissions received Oct 29 - Nov 18 is $25.
Entry via FilmFreeway
FilmFreeway entries must include the following:
This is a juried festival with no specific awards. Accepted films will be screened live at the festival venue. Accepted filmmakers will be notified by December 21, 2019.
Accepted filmmakers must provide a Quicktime H.264 file at the original dimensions, up to 1920px x 1080px, by Jan. 6, 2020.
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