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Details about what you can and cannot do during SATO48.
Any great tips & tricks I should know about?
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Can someone dress/act as a comic book character/CosPlay in the film? I.E:, Wonder Woman, Superman etc..
NO, unless trademark and image copyrights permissions to use their likeness have been acquired. One solution: create original CosPlay characters and imbue them with the qualities of those comic book characters that feed an original storyline, theme, etc.
Where can I shoot my film?
Anywhere permission is granted; however, surroundings must be respected. Neighbors and local law enforcement authorities should be notified if any proposed staging (e.g., gun play, representations of violence, loud noises, late night, etc.) are being considered for the shoot. If shooting on premises controlled by a member of the filmmaking team, permission must be granted via a Location Release. Public spaces are available to use, but check with local an
Can a SATO48 film be submitted to other festivals?
Yes. After the festival screenings, filmmakers are encouraged to submit their films to festivals.
Can we use our company logo in the film?
Never use a trademark or logo without written permission from its owner. This includes the company producing the film. Get a permission letter agreement from the trademark owner. Include a description of how the logo will be used.
How many actors must be in the film?
There is no upper limit. There is, however, a requirement that at least (2) two CHARACTERS must be in the film, and that requirement can be fulfilled by one actor playing multiple characters.
Can anyone participate in SATO48?
Yes, SATO48 is open to everyone, even professionals regardless of geographical location. However, professionals cannot be paid for their services. Please refer to Terms & Conditions.
Terms and Conditions for SATO48 participation
Terms and Conditions for participating in SATO48 PARTICIPATION For good and valuable consideration (defined as the $25 Registration fee paid by Participant and the obligation of Organizer to a screening (defined herein) of any Film Product (defined herein), which all parties agree has been made, this is an agreement, between (1) Hlabeard Productions, LLC, its officers, directors, employees, agents, volunteers, representatives, staff, and leaders (herein known as "Organizer"), and (2) "Pa
Can I have a team member who doesn't want to be credited and unregistered on my team?
Uncredited, yes. Unregistered, no. Why ''no' ? The possible long-term life of a SATO48 Film means proper paperwork travels with the Film in perpetuity, which includes a list of all team members. Also, no one can participate in chat anonymously, nor log in to any Festival Manager component without registration credentials.