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Bad Film Fest introduces Inverted Submission Fees

Bad Film Fest

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5th annual BAD FILM FEST is now taking submissions
Focusing on "Low-Budget" and "No-Budget" short films, submission fee decreases over time

New York, NY (Nov 29, 2016) — "There will be technical difficulties." Bad Film Fest was created to celebrate the underdogs, castaways, misfits and dropouts of cinema. Now in it's fifth year, Bad Film Fest is taking submissions of student, amateur and professional short films from any genre - comedy, horror, drama, documentary, experimental, animation, non-fiction and more. Submission fee ranges from $1 to $10 depending on the length of the film and when you submit. The final deadline is February 5, 2017. For more information, visit BadFilmFest.com or submit directly through FilmFreeway: filmfreeway.com/festival/BadFilmFest.

While every film festival uses a submission fee tactic that increases over time and through several different deadlines (e.g. Early Bird, Regular, Extended, Late, etc). Bad Film Fest has decided to reverse that trend by having the submission fee decrease over time. "We noticed that our submission rates were steady across our whole four month submission period," explains artistic director, Shawn Wickens. "However as our judges would go through the films (in order received), we realized that as time went on and it became more expensive to apply, filmmakers had less of a chance to get accepted since we had already said, 'YES' to quite a few films. It seems awfully unfair to penalize and reject filmmakers for applying late when there was less opportunity and space to get accepted."

The goal is to alleviate some of the financial burden for filmmakers who submit to multiple, even dozens of festivals. "If you submit late, you might have less of a chance to get accepted but your financial risk is low," adds co-founder Starr Kendall. "This way, filmmakers are not penalized with a high fee for submitting later rather than sooner."

More information is available at http://www.badtheaterfest.com on Twitter @badtheaterfest and Facebook at facebook.com/BadTheaterFest .


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