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    Question re Film Festivals & Copyright question

    Hello everyone! I'm new to the site and sorry if I post in the wrong thread, but General Disscussion seems appropriate

    I have a question regarding dollar babies and film festivals. I'm thinking about making a dollar baby, but first wanted to make sure that I can submit it to film festival.
    I know that film festivals submission forms usually have a question - Copyright Owner of Entry

    In Dollar baby film credits should be written Stephen King Used by permission. All rights reserved, as far as I know.

    But who is the owner of entry?
    And can Dollar Baby be submitted to Film Festivals.

    Thank you very much for any help regarding this question :-)

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    Default Re: re Film Festivals & Copyright question

    The contract for the dollar baby films specifically states that filmmakers can submit their productions to film festivals so, yes, they can. The filmmaker is the owner of his/her production but its uses are limited to the terms of the dollar baby contract. If you want to apply for a contract to do a dollar baby film, you can make that request here (scroll to the bottom of the page).


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    Default Re: re Film Festivals & Copyright question

    Thank you! Your answer is really helpful!

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    Default Re: re Film Festivals & Copyright question

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P View Post
    Thank you! Your answer is really helpful!
    ...and amazingly...she gets payed for it!...as if the undying adoration wasn't enough....

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    Default Re: re Film Festivals & Copyright question

    Ms.Mod, can I ask you another question, please,

    I've read that No internet distribution of more than a total of two minutes is allowed. And does it refer to Secure Online screeners, it's when you send the link and pass only to the film festival consideration?

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    Default Re: re Film Festivals & Copyright question

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P View Post
    Ms.Mod, can I ask you another question, please,

    I've read that No internet distribution of more than a total of two minutes is allowed. And does it refer to Secure Online screeners, it's when you send the link and pass only to the film festival consideration?
    That's my understanding, i.e. no internet distribution of more than two minutes regardless of where on the internet.


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    Default Re: re Film Festivals & Copyright question

    But the secured online screeners are considered secure screeners, aren't they? They are not open to the public, and no one except for festival organizers or directors?

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    Default Re: re Film Festivals & Copyright question

    The problem is that you lose control over the distribution once it goes to an online site regardless of how secure it is and, more to the point, it is a violation of the in excess of 2 minute internet distribution rule.


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    Default Re: re Film Festivals & Copyright question

    Understood. Thank you!

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