Films must be the original work of the applicants. If a film is based upon another person’s life or upon a book or other underlying work, applicant must secure any necessary rights to make such adaptations. However, it is not necessary to submit the adaptation rights agreements to the Festival. Neither the Festival nor its jurists investigates or attests to the authenticity of an applicant’s statement of authorship or rights secured. By entering the competition, you represent that you have secured all necessary rights.
Applicants are solely responsible for obtaining all necessary rights and permissions for third-party materials included in their films, including but not limited to music, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and other intellectual property rights.ShortOn Film Festival expressly disclaims all liability or responsibility for any violations of the foregoing.