**SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2019**
Terms & Conditions
1. SUBMITTING CONTENT
Cause Film Festival will use the term "content" to mean and refer to any and all content, videos, films, media, captures and all other materials, such as publicity stills or other supporting content you submit to us.
To be considered for the Cause Film Festival, your content must meet all the specifications and requirements relating to formatting, compatibility, operating characteristics and submission and these can be found on the website. Your content must meet Cause Film Festival’s Content Requirements.
We will not be responsible for lost, damaged, misdirected, unusable or unreadable content.
2. AGE REQUIREMENTS
There are no age restrictions or requirements for the festival. If you are considered a minor where you live (generally under 18 years of age) and you submit content for selection in the Cause Film Festival, you are confirming that you have received your parent’s/guardian’s express consent to do so and that your parent/guardian (i) has read and, on your behalf, agrees to be bound by this agreement; and (ii) understands, agrees and shall be fully responsible for your submission.
3. CONTENT REQUIREMENTS
You are solely responsible and liable for the content you submit (and the consequences thereof) made under your name, user name, e-mail address, password, and your registration or profile information. The content does not reflect the views of the Cause Film Festival.
The Festival reserves the right, at any time, without notice and without limiting any and all other rights we may have under this Agreement, at law or in equity, to remove and delete your entry to the Cause Film Festival.
You agree that you will not submit any content that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually, racially, culturally, or ethnically offensive, harassing, intimidating, threatening, hateful, discriminatory or abusive. You also agree you will not submit any content for commercial or business purposes because it may adversely affect Cause Short Film Festival’s ability to gain support from third parties which assist the Film Festival and website to continue.
Cause Film Festival reserves the right to delete or reject any content that in its sole discretion deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, in violation of copyright, trademark or other intellectual property rights. Cause Film Festival reserves the right to remove and take down your content without notice if any content is in violation of any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement. If it receives notice of any claim of infringement that satisfies specific legal requirements, it may remove content associated with such claims and will notify you if your content is removed.
In regards to intellectual property, you are fully responsible for the clearance of any music, sound, images or graphics contained in your entry. If any record company or music publisher contacts us about an entry’s music rights, we will refer that company to you so be sure to obtain all the appropriate clearances beforehand.
4. COPYRIGHT; CONTENT REQUIREMENT VIOLATIONS; BREACH OF AGREEMENT
If you believe any content on causefilmfestival.org violates the copyright of any other party or violates the terms of this Agreement or in any other way infringes upon the rights of others, you can notify us via the online contact form.
5. RIGHTS GRANTED TO CAUSE FILM FESTIVAL
In connection with the content you submit to us for consideration in the and associated videocasts, you are authorising Cause Film Festival the right to view your content for judging and then screen your film at the awards night if you are in the top ten finalists. This includes publishing the film to the Cause Film festival website and facebook page if you have selected the option on the entry form.
The rights described in this agreement are granted to commence immediately upon submission of content to and continue indefinitely. Note that Cause Film Festival holds non-exclusive rights to your film and that you are permitted to have your film entered into other festivals while it is an entrant in the Cause Film Festival.
After the awards night, all films who selected to have their films published onto the festival website, will have their films published onto the website and possibly facebook. You may write to us at any time and request the removal of your film, whereupon we will remove your content from causefilmfestival.org and all associated distribution within 3 working days.
Cause Film Festival has the right to include your film or parts of your film in its promotional activities. This may include, but is not limited to, the creation of showreels and advertisements promoting the Cause Film Festival, physical screenings, viral campaigns, presentations and product pitches.
Cause Film Festival does not claim any ownership rights of the content that you submit to causefilmfestival.org. You retain all rights, title and interest in and to causefilmfestival.org, including, but not limited to all associated intellectual property and proprietary rights existing anywhere in the world and you acquire no ownership, proprietary or other rights, title or interest in or to the causefilmfestival.org, any software or other information or materials we provide or make available to you. Cause Film Festival will not be liable for malfunctions, loss of data, damage to hardware, programs or devices resulting from use of any software or interaction with causefilmfestival.org. You must use your own programs and firewalls to scan all software, to prevent intrusion, viruses, other malicious code and damage. Cause Film Festival is not responsible for any damage if you fail or are unable to do so.
You must own the rights to the content you submit and each element of the content you submit and the right to grant all of the authorisations, rights and licenses described in this Agreement. If you do not exclusively own all of these rights, you must have all necessary authorisations, permissions, approvals, consents, rights and licenses from the owner(s) to enter into this agreement, perform and comply with all of its obligations.
8. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Your use of causefilmfestival.org is at your own risk. You are solely responsible for your content, the representations and obligations under this agreement and for any damages to your computer system or loss of data resulting from your use of the service.
Disclaims all liability for any use not specifically authorised or that is in violation of this agreement or the laws or regulations that may apply to you in any jurisdiction or country. Expressly disclaims all liability for any and all damages, whether direct, consequential, special, indirect, exemplary or punitive damages, howsoever arising or caused, whether foreseeable or not, regardless of the form of action or the basis or characterization of the claim and even if advised of the possibility of damages.
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