The first annual International Independent Permanent Memories Festival (IIPMF) has opened up its film submissions for upcoming filmmakers. As of November 15, 2016, filmmakers can be begin submitting their projects (shorts and features) to IIPMF. The festival and awards gala will run from June 8 through 11, 2017 in Ancona, Italy.
The opportunities are for new and emerging filmmakers where winners will get “access to a concrete chance” for worldwide distribution. IIPMF was created by Italian actor and producer Michael Segal and will feature a jury of working professionals from various fields in film, television, and web. To name a few, jurors like actor Michael Biehn, Alex Lombard (Inception, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), and American scream queen Debbie Ronchon will comprise the vast and varied jury panel.
Submissions will be accepted in two main categories, short and features, and will be subsequently broken down into subcategories by genre. They include action, horror, thriller, drama, comedy, science fiction, animated, fantasy, and romance.
As mentioned before, the festival will take place in Ancona, Italy, an eastern, and beautiful, seaside city in the Marche Region of Italy. The eight feature-length winners will screen at the historic Mole Vanvitelliana (also known as the Lazzaretto). The ceremony will live stream on their Facebook page and archived, in case you miss it, on their YouTube channel.
Apart from film screenings, the event will feature other activities such as workshops, exhibitions, shows, and concerts.
IIPMF will also see the premiere of Altered Perception a science fiction- horror film directed by Kate Rees Davies and written by Travis Romero. The film was produced by Blanc/Biehn Productions, the production company of actor Michael Biehn and his wife, actress Jennifer Blanc, both of whom star in Altered Perception
Early deadline for IIPMF is January 15, 2017 (3pm ET). All submissions are being handled through Film Freeway. Here is a list of other key dates:
March 1st, 2017 (6pm ET) – Official Entry deadline ONLY FOR SCRIPTS
April 1st, 2017 (6pm ET) – Official Entry deadline
May 15th, 2017 – Finalists Notification time
June 8-9-10-11th, 2017 – 1st Annual IIPM Festival
For more information on the festival visit their official website, Facebook, twitter, and YouTube Channel