Launched in 2019, the Brick Cave Film Festival presented by The Sloat Group is an celebration of the wide range of writing talents of Brick Cave Media’s authors matched with the unprecedented talent pool of filmmakers worldwide.
The Film Festival Event
The event celebrating the finalists and winners of the BCFF will be held October 26, 2019 at the historic Nile Theater in Downtown Mesa, AZ. The event will also feature panels and presentations by Filmmakers at the OneohOne Gallery located immediately next door to the Theater. You can also score tickets as a benefit to being a Brick Cave Patron. Learn more here.
How to Enter the Film Festival
Beginning March 11, 2019, the BCFF will post a series of stories by Brick Cave Authors. Coordination of the Festival submissions will be done through the Festival Aggregator website FilmFreeway.com. Complete entry information is available on the Film Freeway Profile page for the Festival.
Filmmakers will be able to create a 3-10 minute film based on one of the stories. Intentionally meant to be open to interpretation, the stories are not scripts, but short stories intended to spur short film ideas.
2019 Story Categories:
Filmmakers (and others) are welcome to download each of the stories. The links to a PDF are listed here, and additional information may be available from the official Brick Cave Media Film Festival presented by The Sloat Group Listing at Film Freeway.
In addition to the Story Categories, there is also an Open Category for film makers to submit their Science Fiction of Fantasy short film. The category is open to original creations.
The deadline to submit films for consideration will be July 31, 2019. Finalist Filmmakers will be notified in advance of the event and invited to submit a panel suggestion for the side panel sessions.
The Festival will have no submission fee for filmmakers entering the “Story” categories. For the Open Category, there is a small entry fee.
Complete Guidelines and entry information will be available on the FilmFreeway.com Festival Profile page.
Be A Sponsor
A number of opportunities exist for businesses and individuals to be sponsors of the festival and promote their business, including:
- Sponsor an Award
- Add an item to Finalist or Attendee Bags
- Display your business with a banner
- Have an ad in the program
Films will be honored in the following categories:
BCFF Film of the Festival
BCFF Most Creative Interpretation, All Story Categories
BCFF Category Winner, Brittle Story Category
BCFF Audience Choice Winner, Brittle Story Category
BCFF Category Winner, Bloodlines Story Category
BCFF Audience Choice, Bloodlines Story Category
BCFF Category Winner, Titan Resolute Story Category
BCFF Audience Choice Winner, Titan Resolute Story Category
BCFF Category Winner, Open Sci-Fi & Fantasy Category
$500 BCFF Film of the Festival
$500 BCFF Category Winner, Brittle Story Category
$500 BCFF Category Winner, Bloodlines Story Category
$500 BCFF Category Winner, Titan Resolute Story Category
$200 BCFF Audience Choice Winner, Brittle Story Category
$200 BCFF Audience Choice, Bloodlines Story Category
$200 BCFF Audience Choice Winner, Titan Resolute Story Category
$200 BCFF Category Winner, Open Sci-Fi & Fantasy Category
$100 BCFF Most Creative Interpretation, All Story Categories
$100 BCFF Audience Choice Winner, Open Sci-Fi & Fantasy Category
Prizes are cumulative, Filmmakers can win multiple awards (for example, Category Winner+Audience Choice Winner+Film of the Festival Winner and receive all 3 cash amounts)
In addition to the prizes offered above, the Festival will also make the finalists and winners available to Patrons of the Brick Cave Patreon during the exclusive 180 day period requested above. During this period, Filmmakers will be paid equally from a set pool of funds derived from the gross Patreon revenues generated during the 180 day window. For 2019 that payout sum will equal 3.6% of the gross Patreon revenue for the 180 days. It is paid at the conclusion of the 180 day period.
All Films that are deemed finalists, regardless of final award disposition, will receive a revenue sharing portion of the Brick Cave Patreon during an exclusivity period immediately following the festival.
To stay aware of events around the organizing of the 2019 Brick Cave Media Film Festival, make sure that you: