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2009 Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival Slated September 9-13, 2009

Call for Entries: Filmmakers & Bands

Temecula, CA -- For over a decade now, filmmakers and musicians from across America and around the globe come to Temecula every September to participate and enjoy in the celebration of the two most influential, most enduring, most entertaining art form and commerce of Film and Music. Now in its 12th year, TVIFF is ready to roll again this fall, September 9-13, 2009 at The Movie Experience 10 at Tower Plaza 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 announcing its traditional call for Entries for both film and music as officially open.

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’s to be considered for selection. All styles, genres and film lengths are welcome. Entries can be submitted by logging on to www.withoutabox.com.

The music competition component of TVIFMF is designed to showcase the music vision and artistic wizardry of talented individuals and groups from across America and the world. Emerging, up and coming unsigned performing artists and bands of all genres of music, from rock, jazz and pop, Hip Hop, R&B, Latin, Country, Folk, and World are accepted. (No Lip synching allowed). Music entries can be submitted by logging on to www.sonicbids.com. Entry deadline for both film and music entries, is June 30, 2009. Applications can be downloaded also by logging on to www.tviff.com.

TVIFF has had the privilege to honor distinguished honorees and guests which include icons of past and present such as legendary Ray Charles, Smokey Robinson, Dionne Warwick, Robert Wise, Karl Malden, Carl Reiner, Mary Steenburgen, Etta James, Louis Gossett, Jr., Shirley Jones, Billy Preston, Isaac Hayes, Ted Danson, Rick Schroder, Adrian Paul, Producers Lucas Foster, Howard Gordon, Academy Awards producer Gil Cates, Saturday Night Fever director John Badham, West Wing’s John Spencer and Martin Sheen, Star Trek’s William Shatner, Entertainment Tonight’s Leonard Maltin, AFI’s Jean Picker Firstenberg, USC’s Dean Elizabeth Daley, Sundance’s Geoffrey Gilmore, My Cousin Vinny’s Jonathan Lynn, film composers’ Lalo Schifrin, Trevor Rabin, Steve Dorff, and John Ottman; Director Bryan Singer, Actors Dennis Haysbert, Michael Madsen and Hector Elizondo, to name a few.

For more information, visit www.tviff.com or email, festival@tviff.com or call 951-699-5514.