ADDITIONAL ENTRY NOTES
To enter "The Big Gig" whether contributing live performance recorded works or film simply copy and paste to Windows (TM) Wordpad the entry form and print out a hard copy. Fill in your contribution and entry details then send the form with your entry to the address on the form. Keep the rules separate- don't send them- you are required to keep a copy.
NOTE- There have been some changes to the rules so if you have entered before you are advised to read the rules again.
Additionally please note that in providing an entry your original copyright on your contribution remains your property and is unaffected by supplying your work to us. Your entry allows us to use your work but it will always be yours. Please read the rules carefully as they are legally binding before submitting your entry. Remember "The Big Gig" is a showcase event, NOT a competition! Thank you for your interest, we look forward to exhibiting your work.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR ENTRY IS NOT COPY PROTECTED, If it has been copy protected we will not use your film as we would have to run it full length through the copy bypass which we simply don't have time to do.
We don't cut entries but we do need to be able to copy them to arrange each programme with all supporting ellements such as tags and trailers.
WE WILL ACCEPT ENTRIES IN NTSC FORMAT!
Although not essential we request that you also send two versions of the same trailer for your feature film entries. You can include these on the one disc. We need a version with full sound including music and another version with just dialogue and sound effects. These trailers will be used in preceeding programmes where appropriate whilst the non-music version will be used for "The Big Gig"- "THORSAA FILM FESTIVAL" event trailering on the internet. Therin we attain the right to re-edit trailer material for the purposes of promoting "The Big Gig"- "Thorsaa Film Festival" BUT YOUR MATERIAL IS AT ALL TIMES YOUR COPYRIGHT PROPERTY.
Please ensure that your trailers are standard cinema length of no longer than 2 min 30 sec or less. Thank you.
If you are unable to supply a trailer- don't worry about it!
DON'T WAIT FOR THE DEADLINE!
SEND YOUR FILMS WHENEVER THEY ARE READY TO SHOW!
We work on "The Big Gig"- "Thorsaa Film Festival" all year round planning the schedules and programming arrangements. A steady input of films all year helps us in this process. Please do not wait to the last minute before sending your films. A last minute rush of material can cause a major headache at our studio as we have to copy every movie to produce each programme DVD. The period between the 31st July to the 31st August is given mainly to printing posters and advertising material, programme tag and trailer reels and final main programme tweeking. For the purposes of this we need to be sure of what we are advertising as main features with screening times. So if you have a film ready now stike a reel and send it now!