The Jaxon Film Fest’s Early Bird Deadline Quickly Approaching

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Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their independent films to the Jaxon Film Fest before March 31, 2012. After that early bird savings will end. Submit soon and save.

Jackson, MI, March 28, 2012 -- The Jaxon Film Fest’s early bird deadline is quickly approaching. March 31, 2012 is the final day to take advantage of Early Bird Savings. After that the price for entry will go up a smidge. But a savings can still be realized if you are registered with as a filmmaker.

Mission Statement
The Jaxon Film Fest supports and celebrates the art and entertainment of film in all its forms. Through screenings and associated events, the festival aims to present a wide spectrum of filmmaking feature films, documentaries, animation, short films, experimental, student work, big budget, micro-budget, trailers, whether of a Michigan, non-Michigan, or international focus. It’s primary focus will be on Michigan filmmaking.

The Jaxon Film Fest offers filmmakers the opportunity to learn, grow and exhibit their films and bring audiences and filmmakers together to better enjoy the art and fun of filmmaking

The festival will offer attendees quality films expanding their knowledge of cinema and enhancing their appreciation of the filmmaking process. Film professionals and the interested public will have the opportunity to gain industry knowledge through interaction within a festival environment.

What Kind of Films are being sought?

While the Jaxon Film Fest is looking for independent film entries in the following categories with a Michigan focus: feature films, shorts, documentaries.

A Feature Film as defined by the Jaxon Film Fest are films of Narrative form, in any genre, from 45 to 141 minutes in length and must either: have a Michigan focus; be filmed in Michigan; be produced by a Michigan producer; or involve a Michigan cast.

A Short is a film of any genre from 8 to 45 minutes in length. This will include Ad spots, animation, experimental, industrial, multimedia, narrative fiction. These may be of any genre including: Action, Adventure, Alternative, Anime, Art, Avant-garde, B-movie, Biography, Comedy, Coming of Age, Crime, Dance, Enviromental, Fantasy, Flash, Horror, Mocumentary, News, etc. This would include music videos but the focus must be on a Michigan band of any genre. For this category they must also have a Michigan focus; be filmed in Michigan; be produced by a Michigan producer; or involve a Michigan cast.

Documentaries are from 45 to 141 minutes in length and must have a topical Michigan interest. Documentary films constitute a broad category of non-fictional motion pictures intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction or maintaining a historical record. For this category the focus must be on Michigan.

They are also accepting films in the above categories without a Michigan focus. This includes international film of any genre.

Have you got a film that you would like to share with Michigan’s newest film festival? Submit it by going to:

But do it before March 31, 2012.  After this our regular entry fee will apply.

David W. King
Jaxon Film Festival
P. O. Box 6283
Jackson, MI 49204

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