The following priority will be given to content submitted for GSCA events to determine which projects will be included on the event schedule and where on the schedule they will be placed. Screenings of a new film on the flat screen and on the dome screen will be considered separately.
Film Project Priority
- First screening of a completed film, regardless of format, that has been presented previously as a film in production at a GSCA Event.
- Second screening of a completed film, regardless of format.
- Films in Production
- First screening of a completed film, regardless of format, that has not been presented previously as a film in production or a project in development at a GSCA Event.
- Projects in Development
- Rough/fine cut screening of a completed film, regardless of format, that has been presented previously as a film in production or project in development at a GSCA Event.
- Third screening of a completed film, regardless of format, that has been presented previously as a film in production or project in development at a GSCA Event. The third screening of a completed film must be a different version than the first two screenings, i.e. re-edited, 2D to 3D conversion, re-release, etc.
- Trailers for completed films, regardless of format.
Should a situation arise that requires special attention, the GSCA Executive Director and the Board Chair have the discretion to make decisions that are best for the association, its members, and event delegates.
The eligibility policy and procedures for Film Submissions should be considered for technical and other requirements for each event.
Placement of Film Projects on the Schedule
Once submitted film projects have been prioritized, distributors will be contacted by the GSCA Executive Director to place their film on the schedule. New films within the same level of priority will be placed based on the level-of-interest rating from previous GSCA film in production Film Buyer survey results.
The following definitions apply to the various types of film projects that may be presented at a GSCA event.
- A new film is in release and in its complete, final version.
- A new film may be shown at two GSCA events on the flat screen and two GSCA events on the dome screen.
- A title that is screened as a New Film at a GSCA event may not be submitted in the Films in Production session at the same event.
- Five minutes will be allotted to introduce the film.
Rough Cut/Fine Cut
- A rough cut/fine cut is defined as being in the anticipated full length of the final film and containing 90% or more of the actual footage to be used in the final version.
- A re-edited film is defined as a film that has undergone significant editing to its content so as to update its meaning. A release with newly re-mastered sound or with minor changes to its content such as the general public would not perceive a change would not be considered a re-edited film.
- A re-released film is a film that is being released as virtually the same version as the previous version.
Film in Production
- Films in production are films that are not yet complete but that have 15-perf/70mm or digital footage that will be used in the final film. A clip from a film that has not yet been released is considered a film in production, regardless of whether the clip is rough footage, a completed segment from the film, or a trailer.
- A film submitted as a Film in Production may not also be screened as a new film at the same GSCA event.
- A film in production project may be shown as a film in production at a GSCA event a maximum of five times throughout the course of the film’s production, regardless of presentation format.
- Films in production projects are presented on the giant screen per the specifications of the host theater’s projection system.
- A film in production clip may include up to ten minutes of footage.
- Presenters are allotted two minutes to introduce the project.
Project in Development
- Projects in Development are projects for which principal photography has not yet begun and full funding may not yet be sourced.
- Projects in Development are presented in PowerPoint or DVD format.
- Presenters will be allotted a total of two minutes for the entirety of the presentation.
- A trailer man be submitted for a completed film that is in release, or is premiering at the GSCA event.
- Trailers may be for new or library films.
- A clip or trailer from a film that has not yet been released is considered a film in production.
Policy updated by the GSCA Board of Directors on September 22, 2014. Questions and comments should be directed to Tammy Seldon at email@example.com.