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Call for Submissions: IBMA's 2016 Bluegrass Film Festival

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IBMA Film FestivalNashville, TN -- The IBMA is excited to present its 3rd Annual Bluegrass Film Festival during World of Bluegrass Week September 27-October 1 Raleigh, North Carolina. World of Bluegrass is the perfect place to showcase quality films produced around the music. The submission deadline for this year is June 15, 2016. Filmmakers who submitted films for consideration in 2014 and 2015, but were not selected, may have their films considered again this year without submitting a new application.

The festival enriches the overall World of Bluegrass Experience! by introducing the bluegrass industry to new bluegrass related films. It serves as a platform for filmmakers to showcase their work, and it also seeks to promote the development of bluegrass-related films. Submit your film today to become a part of the new and exciting World of Bluegrass event!

The festival is comprised of two Featured Films and a series of Festival Films. Featured Films will be screened during the IBMA's World of Bluegrass Business Conference (Tues.-Thurs.) and the Wide Open Bluegrass festival (Fri.-Sat.). Featured film screenings will include an introduction and post-screening Q&A session with the filmmaker or a representative during the Business Conference (but not during the festival). Festival Films will also be screened during Wide Open Bluegrass. All films (featured and festival) will be shown twice during the weekend.

Films will be reviewed by World of Bluegrass Film Committee designated by the chair of the IBMA Board of Directors, with finalists being announced in mid July. In assessing the films, the committee will consider both documentary and fictional bluegrass related films. Short and feature films are welcome to submit. All selection decisions are final.

For submission procedure, rules and information regarding the film festival, visit the IBMA Film Festival website.

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