Festival Name: Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival (TVIFF)
Location: Temecula, CA, United States
Filmmakers and Musicians from across America and around the globe come to Temecula every September since 1995 to participate and enjoy in the celebration of the two most influential, most enduring, most entertaining art forms and commerce of: FILM AND MUSIC.
Attendance has grown from 600 in 1995 to over 20,000 in 2008. Media coverage is extensive and global, boasting of over 15,000,000 media impressions worldwide. Over 1,000 films screened from more than 20 countries since 1995. Over 300 filmmakers, musicians, producers, directors, writers, judges, composers, arrangers, agents, publicists, cast and crew participated in the 2008 festivities.
TVIFF's tradition of presenting excellence in film and music has featured emerging styles from North America and 20+ countries around the world -- and this year will be no different. The festival is open to US and Foreign films in five categories: Full Length Features, Shorts, Documentaries, Animation and Student Films. To be eligible, a film entry must have been completed in 2007, 2008 or 2009. All film entries must be submitted on DVD to be considered for selection.
The music competition component of TVIFF is designed to showcase the music vision and artistic wizardry of talented individuals and groups from across America and the world. Entries for all genres of music, from rock, jazz and pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Latin, Country, Folk, and World are now being accepted. (No Lip synching allowed).
The festival's social calendar starts with Opening Night Festivities, followed by daily & nightly filmmaker/musician receptions, industry workshops, a Lifetime and Career Achievement Awards Black Tie Gala, a Sunday morning Hot Air Balloon Ride, a Closing Night Wrap party and Best of Fest special screening presentations and much more.
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