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About the Online Film Festival

Since its launch in 2012, the PBS Online Film Festival has featured diverse films from PBS member stations and ITVS and POV. Starting July 17, viewers can once again watch, vote and share their favorites. This year's festival includes collaborations with a wide variety of public television producers. The PBS Online Film Festival has attracted more than 4 million video streams over the first five years.

2016 | Film Festival Extended Trailer From the home of indie films: 25 short films in one exciting showcase.

Official Rules

These PBS Online Film Festival (“Film Festival”) Voting Rules (“Voting Rules”) are subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of Public Broadcasting Service (“PBS”).

Who Can Vote (Eligibility): Voting is only open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, who are at least 13 years of age, as of date of vote. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

How to Vote and Restrictions: All nominated films are available for viewing on pbs.org. Voting is open from 12:00 A.M. ET on July 11, 2016 to 11:59 P.M. ET on July 29, 2016 (“Voting Period”). You may vote by: (1) going to pbs.org and clicking on the “Vote” button, which will prompt you to log into your email, Twitter or Facebook accounts. After voting on pbs.org, you will also have the option to then share your selection to your Twitter and/or Facebook accounts for a bonus vote on either or both sites; and/or (2) logging directly into your registered Facebook account and/or public Twitter account and messaging the name of the nominated film with the hashtag of the correct film name along with #PBSolff. You may vote for as many films as you wish but are limited to one vote per film every 24 hours via pbs.org, Facebook and Twitter during the Voting Period. Votes must be cast by the authorized email, Facebook or Twitter account holder of the account from which the vote is made. Any information collected by PBS in connection with your vote on pbs.org is subject to PBS’s privacy policy, and by submitting a vote on pbs.org you agree to PBS’s terms of use. By voting on Twitter or Facebook, you acknowledge and agree to abide by the applicable site’s terms of use and policies required in order to create and/or maintain an account.

General Conditions: PBS has the right, in its sole discretion, to void any vote that appears to have been made by a person not meeting the eligibility requirements set forth above, or to be an automated or duplicate vote, and PBS has the right to permanently disqualify from any voting any person it believes has violated these rules. If for any reason the voting is not capable of being run or implemented as planned, including, but not limited to, as the result of infection by computer viruses or bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, or any other cause beyond the control of PBS, which is likely to, or actually corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the voting, then PBS reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to withdraw the transmission of any vote and/or to terminate or suspend the voting at any point and declare the voting results based upon the votes up to that point. In the event of technical difficulties with the voting, including, but not limited to, mobile or Internet service interruptions, PBS reserves the right to review the votes for accuracy and to take any appropriate action, including, without limitation, voiding the votes cast during the time period in which such technical difficulties occurred. PBS, Telescope Inc., Facebook, Twitter, their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, any other entity involved in the development or administration of the voting, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and assigns (collectively, the “Released Parties”) are not responsible for any computer, network, technical, electronic, human or other errors or problems of any kind, for any injury or damage to participants or to any person’s computer or mobile phone relating to or resulting from voting or downloading materials or software in connection with the voting, or for votes that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, or late. By participating, each individual agrees to release and hold the Released Parties harmless against any and all claims and liability of any kind arising in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of their participation in the voting. The Released Parties reserve the right to seek damages and/or other remedies to the fullest extent permitted by law in the event of any attempt by you or any other individual to deliberately damage any online service, mobile phone service, or website, tamper with the voting process, or otherwise undermine the legitimate operation of the voting.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR VOTING AND/OR ACCESS OF AND USE OF ANY SITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, PBS.ORG IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THESE RULES, AND THE SUBMISSION OF YOUR VOTE ARE GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA.

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