Q: What's the purpose of this event?
A: To keep the Bay Area independent film scene thriving offering an action / adventure themed event.
Q: When is the Deadline and does it have to be created this year?
A: Saturday, APRIL 20th, 2019. We recommend films to be done between now and the deadline, however, if you have something already produced after 2016, that's cool.
Q: What is the submission fee?
A: $10. For festivals usually averaging $40-$50 a submission, this fee is VERY reasonable. In addition, Torrid Productions hosts the only advertised film festivals that actually REFUND submission fees if not selected.
Q: Where do you get the gull to charge struggling filmmakers?
A: Someone has to pay the venue and publicity fees. Torrid Production will foot most of the bill, however, every little bit helps.
Q: What's the maximum length of film submission and what will it be judge on?
A: Anything 10 min. or under. The films will be judged on their merits of resourcefulness, style of storytelling, effort, and overall presentation. Even though this festival is geared towards Amateurs, the key is to "look professional". The bottom line to ask yourself is "Will my film be worth the 10 minutes that an audience member can not get back in their life?"
Q: How much does it cost to get into the screening?
A: Most likely $10 at the door. Also, each film will have ONE GUEST COMP for the respective film maker.
Q: Is this an all ages event?
A: Yes, however, we strongly suggest Parental Guidence since this is an ass-kicking violence - in nature- event.
Q: What is Torrid Productions/ COS & FX?
A: A network of Filmmakers, Musicians, Artisans, and Promoters hosting a series of film festivals in the Bay Area including public forums on indie moviemaking. It's subsiderary, COS & FX is the social media division on Facebook.
Q: How "R" can we make our Rated R material?
A: At your discretion, we recommend everyone to use common sense. Blood is great, therefore, use as many gallons as you desire. Our only restrictions would include racial or sexual defamation, xxx, or snuff films. In additions, any product or organization promos would not be accepted.
Q: What's the best format to submit my film?
A: NOW that we've joined the future, all our submissions are done online. We recommend the entries to be sent over via VIMEO or YOUTUBE links.
720p is recommended and 1920x1080pxls at the max.
(Torrid Productions / COS & FX will not claim any rights, representation, ownership, or responsibility of submitted materials. The authorship rights of each entry will be the sole responsibility of the person(s) submitting their film(s).