_SURGE HERO Film Festival Pass and Packages Now Available. Optional Lodging is included.
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The Sixth Annual International Social Uprising Resistance and Grassroots Encouragement (SURGE)Film Festival
Admissions to all films at SURGE has always been and always will be free.
The below SURGE Hero packages involve other optional events
before and after the SURGE Film Festival.
Photo: The Marquee showing the Portland, Oregon screening of the amazing films 'Free World' and 'Asphyxious' at the Historic Academy Theater. This screening celebrated not only the Grand Finale of the Portland, Oregon portion of the 7 day SURGE Film festival, but it also marked the 2011 Grand Finale of the Fifth Annual International SURGE Film festival which ran for over 10 days nationwide in 2011! As always, admission was free of charge for everyone because everything in the world should be free!
Screenwriter and Director Rio Collier of the B Media Collective seen here in 2011 after she received the SURGE 'Eternal Flame' award for keeping the flame of equality and social justice burning bright for all the world to see. She received the award for her inspiring film 'Armed with Art: A New Revolution is Necessary - "Armad@s Con Arte. Una Nueva Revolucion es Nescesaria." It was filmed throughout Mexico and shown at the Historic Academy Theater en Español with English subtitles.
To see the video interview in which screenwriter and director Rio Collier is presented with the
Eternal Flame award please click here.
Printable SURGE Film Festival Pass Forms
The following forms are not required. They are for your convenience. You are welcome to purchase your film fest pass online using the below PayPal buttons. Thank you. We have two versions of the form, each with a PDF and Document version.
#1. The PDF and Document Version with Photos.
#2. The Document Versions. Text Only, No Photos. Fast loading, fast downloads.
For more information, contact:
Sixth Annual International SURGE Film Festival Organizing Team
Telephone: (503) 535-9173
Lodging Packages Now Available for Sixth Annual International SURGE Film Festival Film Festival
AUSTIN, TEXAS – THE SURGE Film Festival is currently offering reservations with an Austin, Texas Hotel that has a Four Diamond rating with AAA! As always, general admission to the film festival is always free of charge, however this year in order to help our filmmakers, screenwriters and audience members coming from all over the world network, we are now offering SURGE HERO lodging packages for the Sixth Annual International SURGE Film Festival in February 2012.
This hotel is offering accommodations that will allow the guest lodging during the SURGE Film Festival as well as direct access to the gala meet-ups with champagne and
Included in the lodging packages are:
*Three nights (Feb 20th, 21st and Feb22) at an Austin, Texas Hotel with a Four Star Rating. We have also arranged for a guaranteed late check out time so that you can participate in the Feb 23rd, 2012 morning and afternoon events!
*Your choice of a room with a King Bed or Two Double Beds. Each room may have up to 4 people with a charge or $40 more and 1 roll away bed is optional.
Important Note: In order to accommodate people of many financial backgrounds, as always, we welcome and encourage film festival attendants who can only afford one SURGE Hero Film festival pass to split the cost of one pass with 3 other people in order to share a room. Please note, each person in the room will receive the gourmet breakfast buffet each of three days, but only the person who purchased the SURGE Hero pass will receive all of the other benefits listed below. Hero pass holders will have reserved seating (held up to 15 minutes prior to each film). General admission to SURGE films are always free of charge on a limited first come, first serve basis.
The passes also allow access to the Lifetime Achievement Award Hero event honoring our Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, the Saturday night special screening and Awards Gala, and two tickets.
The SURGE Film Festival, in its 6th year, was established to enable filmmakers and screenwriters to present all styles of films, scripts, music videos and multimedia content.
AT SURGE, you will have the opportunity see numerous films from around the world, attend educational panels, hear scripts read by the screenwriters, meet filmmakers and hear from activists from all over the world about the social movements in which they are involved.
Purchase your SURGE Hero pass now! It is a life changing event!
We have four different FILM FESTIVAL PASS packages
_SURGE Film Fest Hero Package #1.
_ This package comes with everything including lodging– Early Bird Registration with lodging and all of the benefits listed above-
Important Note: In order to accommodate people of many financial backgrounds, as always, we welcome and encourage film festival attendants who can only afford one SURGE Hero Film festival pass to split the cost of one pass with 3 other people. Please note, each person sharing the one hotel room will receive the gourmet breakfast buffet each of three days, but only the person who purchased the SURGE Hero pass will receive all of the other benefits listed below. Hero pass holders will have reserved seating (held up to 15 minutes prior to each film). General admission to SURGE films are always free of charge on a limited first come, first serve basis.
Standard Registration Price - $1,800.00 (Paid online or Postmarked Before December 17 th, 2011) -
Late Registration Price - $1,900.00 (Paid online or Postmarked Before Feb 1st, 2012) -
_SURGE Film Festival Hero Package #2.
_SURGE Hero Pass package #2. This does includes everything above except the Four Diamond Hotel lodging, Round trip airport shuttle service and 3 days of Gourmet Buffet. This pass does include all of the above benefits including:
Standard Registration Price - $1,200.00 (Paid online or Postmarked Before December 17th, 2011) -
Late Registration Price - $1,400.00 (Paid online or Postmarked Before Feb 1st, 2012) -
_SURGE Film Festival Hero Package #3.
SURGE Hero Pass package #3. This includes the 2012 SURGE Hero Gift Bag; special thank you certificate for being a HERO and helping to expand the SURGE Film Festival; Access to all Feb 21 and Feb 22 events. This does not include the
Standard Registration Price - $900.00 (Paid online or Postmarked Before December 17 th, 2011) -
Late Registration Price - $1,100.00 (Paid online or Postmarked Before Feb 1st, 2012) -
_SURGE Film Festival Hero Package #4.
_#4. SURGE Hero Pass package #4 for those who can't make it to the festival. If you can't make it to the SURGE Film festival we can mail you the 2012 SURGE Hero Gift Bags and special thank you certificate for being a HERO and helping to expand the SURGE Film Festival.
Standard Registration Price for shipping to addresses in the USA - $450.00 (Paid online or Postmarked Before December 17 th, 2011) -
Standard Registration Price for shipping to addresses outside the USA - $550.00 (Paid online or Postmarked Before December 17 th, 2011) -
Late Registration Price for shipping to addresses inside the USA - $650.00 (Paid online or Postmarked Before Feb 1st, 2012) -
Late Registration Price for shipping to addresses outside the USA - $850.00 (Paid online or Postmarked Before Feb 1st, 2012) -
__ 'Travel Flexibility' Option: We realize that some people or groups want the added protection of knowing that if their plans change for any reason, they can receive a partial refund. If you would like this added protection and an optional 'no questions asked' 50% refund (if cancelled no later than Feb 1, 2012), please add a 50% 'Travel Flexibility' surcharge to your total bill. This means that if you must cancel, you will receive 50% of the total bill including the surcharge, with no questions asked. This covers you in the event of a Cancellation For Any Reason. Please note that even with this protection, if you cancel after Feb 1st, 2012 there is no refund at all.
If you would like to purchase this service please pay for your other purchases through Paypal or by Check and Money order as usual. Then contact us at the email found here and we will send you a secure Paypal link (or WePay, if your prefer) that you can pay the extra 50% surcharge.
_Installment payments: If you would like the added convenience and option of paying for your film festival pass in installments every two weeks please add a 25% surcharge and you can pay only 25% of the total fee of your film festival pass every two weeks. The Installment payment option is not available when paying the late registration fee.
If you would prefer to pay by mail rather than pay online, you can mail this SURGE HERO FILM FESTIVAL PASS form to this address:
Mail to: SURGE Film Festival
1001 Cooper Point Road SW Suite 140-136
Olympia, WA 98502
Or you can scan a copy of this form and send as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions call: (970) 387-8743
If choosing Film Festival Package #1, do you want 1 King or 2 Twin Beds?______
Telephone: Day:________________________ Evening:___________________________
Please print Email:________________________________________
Referrals. If someone referred you to purchase this Hero Pass please include their full name here:_________________________________________
If the person or group who referred you purchased a Hero Pass, we will give them a $25 credit towards the purchase of other Hero Passes. The credit will be received as a refund after the film festival.
Make check or money order payable to:
Organizing for Communities.
Cancellation Policy: In order for us to secure these low rates, please understand that there are absolutely no refunds at the above rates unless you purchase the Travel Flexibility surcharge.
Thank you for purchasing a 2012 SURGE Film festival HERO pass! You are a primary reason why SURGE is able to remain one of the only major international film festivals never to accept sponsorships or advertisements from multinational corporations and remain one of the only major international film festivals to outreach and offer free of charge admission to all films and screenplay readings for six years!
Photo: 'Asphyxious' screenwriter and director Shawn June, standing in front of the Marquee after the Portland, Oregon screening of the SURGE films 'Free World' and 'Asphyxious' at the Historic Academy Theater. SHAWN JUNE was honored at the SURGE Film festival with the “Love & Encouragement” Award in Austin, Texas for his amazing film Asphyxious. He also received a stipend, housing costs and round-trip airfare from his home in Des Moines, Iowa to the screening of his film! This screening celebrated not only the Grand Finale of the Portland, Oregon portion of the 7 day SURGE Film festival, but it also marked the 2011 Grand Finale of the Fifth Annual International SURGE Film festival which ran for over 10 days nationwide in 2011 throughout Texas and Illionois! As always, admission was free of charge for everyone because everything in the world should be free! It is you, the SURGE HEROS, who make all of those achievements and impossibilities (free admission, fee waivers, grants, awards, multilingual access, over 10 days of films and screenplays nationwide and more)... possible! Thank you! We love all of you!