Temecula, CA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013
The Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival (TVIFF) is back, bringing the coolest films and hottest music from filmmakers and musical artists from all across the United States and around the globe. The festival is set to run September 17-21, 2014.
According to festival director Jo Moulton, "The Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival has remained a true advocate and accessible home for independent film and music artists for 17 years. We built a genuine networking hub for them to mingle, network, party and do business." Moulton adds, "What is so exciting is that even prior to issuing a formal call for entries, primarily through social media, we have already received entries from Belgium, Spain, Portugal, South Korea, Germany, France, Iran, Italy, the UK and of course, the U.S. Filmmakers and music artists appreciate our open approach of not catering to one particular genre. If your film tells a good story and your music tugs at the heart of your and our audience, we invite you to submit."
The film component of the festival is open to U.S. and foreign films in five categories: Narrative features, shorts, documentaries, animation and student films. To be eligible, a film entry must have been completed in 2012, 2013 or 2014. The music component welcomes entries from all genres of music, from rock to pop, folk to jazz to reggae. Unlike previous years, winners will be awarded cash prizes at 2014 Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival.
TVIFF has had the privilege of honoring film and music icons as legendary Ray Charles, Earth Wind & Fire, Smokey Robinson, Etta James, Kenny Loggins, maverick founders of Withoutabox.com, Slamdance, the visionaries of Technicolor; UCLA, USC film schools; actors William Shatner, Dennis Haysbert, Hector Elizondo, Martin Sheen, Mary Steenburgen, Michael Madsen, Carl Reiner; Virginia Madsen; directors Peter Bogdanovich, Andy Fickman, Jonathan Lynn; film composers Lalo Schifrin, Trevor Rabin, John Ottman, John Debney, to name a few.
The festival's calendar of events starts with Opening Night festivities, followed by daily and nightly screenings, networking parties, an industry marketplace, a consumer artisan collective, industry panels and workshops, a star studded Black Tie Awards Gala, and much more.
Filmmakers and musicians can submit their film to Withoutabox at http://tinyurl.com/tviff (film) or http://www.sonicbids.com/tviff (music) or download paper entry applications at http://www.tviff.com.
Press Contact: Beverly Nero, (818) 681-5596 or beverly(at)tviff(dot)com.