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2017 Call for Entry Form

Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema seeks short films or videos in which: 1) local residents participated in any aspect of production or distribution, or 2) the subject matter / theme resonates with current issues, challenges facing the neighborhood of Bernal Heights, for presentation at the 14th annual summer series of free screenings in our local parks, playgrounds and open spaces.

THEME: This season's theme is "Remembering Red Hill: Bernal's Poltical Voice." Until the 1906 earthquake, Bernal remained largely undeveloped, when refugees from the city moved into earthquake shacks on Precita Park. During World War II, the area saw another population surge. The new arrivals included many African-American families who worked at the nearby San Francisco Naval Shipyard at Hunters Point. During the Vietnam War, the neighborhood was known as "Red Hill" for the anti-war activists in shared households and collectives who moved in among the working-class families. By the 1990s, Bernal's pleasant microclimate, small houses and freeway access to the peninsula and Silicon Valley led to a third wave of migration. Despite the changing demographic, Bernal retains its reputation as an activist community.

SUBMISSIONS CRITERIA AND PROCESS: Our Submissions & Selection Committee reviews all entries, selects accepted submissions and votes on two awards among all entries: "Best of Bernal" and "Spirit of Bernal." All shown films/videos are eligible for the "Audience Award," voted on by audience members. Filmmakers will be notified by the second week of August, 2017, if their selection will screen in this season's schedule. Films are judged on their production values, themes, intended audience, length and association with Bernal (not a requirement for selection)

****Your submission confirms that you own the rights or have permission from the rights owner to share this work.****

Submission deadline: June 30, 2017
Screening dates: September 7_9, 2016 and "Best of Bernal" screening, September 26, 2017.


ENTRY FEE: $40 per entry; $20 for students with valid I.D.; fee waived for Bernal Heights-based filmmakers / production with key crew/cast who live in Bernal. Please explain in box below. To submit fee, go to


❏ Contributor head shot (300dpi, jpg) — emailed to address below

❏ Stills from finished video (300dpi, jpg) — emailed to address below

❏ Online link
(NOTE: if your work is selected for screening, you must supply a DVD screener at that time as well as high-resolution digital link, 1920 x 1080 pixels, .mov)

❏ Short description of your piece.

❏ Trailer/promo — Hi-resolution Quicktime file, maximum 5 minutes in length

Mailing Address: BHOC, 220 Rutledge Street, SF, CA 94110
Email Address:

NOTE: Failure to provide the required materials may preclude the Selection Committee from reviewing your entry.

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Email Address
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Mailing Address
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City, State, Zip
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Phone number
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I am requesting a fee waiver based on the following:
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Do you have a website? What is the url?
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What Social Media do you use? Provide your address(es)
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Title of Entry
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Total Run Time
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On-line Link to full film
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On-line Link to trailer (5 minute, max, hi-res quicktime file)
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Genre (Comedy, Drama, Narrative, Documentary, Music Video, etc)
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75-100 word synopsis of entry
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Lead Credits
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Contributor bio — include any connection to Bernal Heights—(75-100 words)
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If your film is selected, are you or another crew member able to attend the screening? If so, please provide additional contact information.
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