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The general rule for film content is that if your film could be aired on network television, then it is acceptable.
Z-Fest Film Festival will NOT ACCEPT:
- Films which contain nudity, pornography, or a representation thereof, for any length of time in any context or zoom level. Examples:
- Exposed breasts or genitals.
- A close-up of an exposed body part in which the body part does not appear to be nudity due to the zoom level.
- A quick cut of a naked body or body part which is not fully perceptible due to the duration of the cut.
- Films which contain scenes which make derogatory or inflammatory statements about individuals or groups of people.
- Films which are intended to harm someone’s reputation.
- Films which show actual (not depicted) acts of destruction or property, violence, or any other criminal activity.
- Films which depict sexual abuse.
- Films which depict animal torture or abuse.
- Films which display shocking, disgusting or gruesome images.
- Films which depict or promote violent activity, extreme or real-life violence.
- If you are not sure. Ask.
Profanity Guidelines for Z-Fest:
- Excessive profanity is not acceptable.
- Certain profanity, if it is used sparsely, is acceptable.
- Certain offensive language is never acceptable, such as racial slurs, homophobic language, etc.
- Any profanity which is included for the sole purpose of being shocking and making the audience feel uncomfortable will not be allowed.
- Keep in mind, Z-Fest films are intended for a broad audience that could include underage persons.