This priority ranking was submitted by the Distributors’ Interest Group to the GSCA Board of Directors. This list ranks the priority that various kinds of film presentations should be given in the event that a GSCA Conference or Film Expo does not have enough time to present all film presentations submitted. It also advises the Board of the priority we think should be given to “Films in Production” and “Films in Development” sessions, which are traditionally a part of these GSCA-hosted events.
Please note the Distributor’s Interest Group feels as though every Conference and Film Expo should include screenings of the following two categories of film submissions regardless of the number of submissions. These categories of submissions should not be eliminated from event schedules:
Non-Negotiable Conference or Film Expo Elements:
- New Films (one screening at a Conference and one screening at a Film Expo, or vice versa)
- Films in Production session
PRIORITY 1: Rough Cut film
A rough cut is defined as:
- being presented in 15/70 film
- in the anticipated full-length of the final film
- containing 90% or more of the actual footage to be used in the final version
Note: a rough cut should be allowed to be screened at one GSCA event (“event” defined as a Conference or Film Expo).
PRIORITY 2: Films in Development session
PRIORITY 3: Film Trailers
PRIORITY 4: Re-Edited Film Release
A re-edited film is defined as a film that has undergone significant editing to the its content so as to update its meaning. A newly re-mastered sound release would not be considered a re-edited film. A film with minor additions or subtractions to its content such as the general public would not perceive a change would not be considered a reedited film.
PRIORITY 5: Re-Released Film
A re-released film is defined as a film that is being released again in virtually the same form as the previous version.
Submitted to: GSCA Board December 11, 2007
Submitted by: Distributor’s Interest Group
- 3D Entertainment, Francois Mantello
- Big Films, Daniel White
- K2 Communications, Mark Kresser
- Giant Screen Films, Don Kempf
- Houston Museum of Natural Science, Charlotte Brohi
- Imax Corporation, Thomas Wyss
- Museum of Science & Industry, John Wickstrom
- National Geographic, Mark Katz
- nWave Pictures, Eric Dillens
- Science North, Brenda Tremblay
- SK Films, Jonathan Barker
- Sky High Entertainment, Luc Blouin
- MacGillivray Freeman Films, Mike Lutz