Festival of Cinema Nyc (3)

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Deadlines

02 Oct 2018
Call for entries

04 Nov 2018
Early deadline

03 Feb 2019
Standard deadline

10 Mar 2019
Late deadline

14 Apr 2019
Extended deadline

5
mths

28 May 2019
Notification date

02 Aug 2019
11 Aug 2019

Address

60 1st ave Apt 12C,  10009, Manhattan, New York, United States


Festival description
Short Films
Feature Films


 
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2016
 Production countries: Required
 Shooting countries: Required
 Director nationalities: Required
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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All films must meet the following requirements:

- Be available to screen by August 2nd, 2019.

- Not have been commercially screened in the US, or available for video or internet distribution prior to August 2nd, 2019.

- Be in their original language with English subtitles when applicable.

- Have completed production between 2016-2019.

Festival start: 02 August 2019      Festival end: 11 August 2019

Formerly known as Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema, Festival of Cinema NYC returns for its third year and will be taking place from August 2 to August 11, 2019!

Now bigger and better than before, Festival of Cinema NYC is sponsored by the Queens Museum, and Regal Entertainment Group – the 2nd largest theater chain in the United States. Screenings take place at the Regal UA Midway in Forest Hills, Queens, where our films are projected on grand screens with state of the art sound and projection. Additionally, attendees experience each screening in the comfort of the theaters recliner seats.

Over at the Queens Museum in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, filmmakers and festival guests can take advantage of free programming, industry panels, workshops, and additional screenings.

The support of these established organizations allows Festival of Cinema NYC to bring truly Independent cinema to mainstream audiences, breaking the stereotypes that are often associated with lower budget independent films.

Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as an event that New Yorkers are “taking note of,” and with coverage in major media including The New York Times, The Huffington Post and Time Out New York, Festival of Cinema NYC aims to put Independent filmmakers in the spotlight by offering opportunities like no other independent film festival. Our publicity team works to get the most news and media coverage for as many of our films as possible. In the past our filmmakers have been spotlighted on such news media as Page Six and NY1 News on Spectrum Time Warner. Further promotional opportunities available to our filmmakers include participation on the Festival Talks Daily Podcasts, Red Carpet interviews, as well as opportunities for filmmakers to participate on filmmaker panels to discuss the challenges faced in the independent film industry.

This year we are honored to partner with a variety of local and international sponsors who will be presenting panels and workshops. Sponsors include The New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, SAG-AFTRA, Moviemaker Magazine, Variety 411, Final Draft, Simple DCP, Soundview Media Partners, Synimatica, The Acting Studio NYC, Seed & Spark, Yelp and Big City Graphics. Plus, every filmmaker that submits their film(s) will automatically receive a one year subscription to Videomaker Magazine, a leading subscription service that focuses on guiding independent filmmakers with online tutorials and publications (a $20 value). In addition, all selected filmmakers will receive Full Access film badges that allow entry to all screenings and networking events, as well as the latest edition of Variety 411 (choice of NY or LA edition.)

Festival of Cinema NYC is a competitive festival that accepts films and media of all lengths, genres and subjects. Awards in over 15 categories include Best Feature and Short Narrative, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Music Video & Experimental, and Best Web Series. Audience choice for Feature and Short film are also awarded. Winners can expect to walk away with an amazing custom statuette as well as over $15,000 in prizes being offered from some of our amazing sponsors.

Our festival hosts panels and workshops that strongly appeal to filmmakers. Subjects including distribution and production resources, as well as workshops by industry leaders such as Sag-Aftra and Seed & Spark have been very popular amongst our filmmakers and attendees. Past panelists and Jury Board members have included Anna Garduno, Executive Producer at Netflix; Charles E. Williams, two time Emmy award winner at CBS; and Doug LeClaire, founder of Asbury Shorts USA.

We want this to be an amazing experience for everyone that attends - so filmmakers and attendees can expect networking events that include Karaoke, Trivia night, Comedy Night, an Billiards Night and After Parties taking place throughout the area, hosted by our wonderful sponsors!

Prizes awarded to participating filmmakers will include:

Audience awards for both short and feature length films
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Screenplay
Best Actor/Actress
Best Supporting Actor/Actress
Best Narrative Feature
Best Narrative Short
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short
Best Animation/Experimental/Music Video
Best Editing
Best Sound
Best Make-up & FX
Must See Web-Series

Entry Rules and Regulations

1. Objectives: Our Mission is to celebrate the art of filmmaking and the contribution of filmmakers by hosting an international film festival to support the development and expand the audience reach of independent cinema from around the globe

2. Dates: Festival of Cinema NYC will take place from August 2, 2019 to August 11, 2019

3. Programs: Films will be considered for inclusion in the following programmatic categories

Documentary Feature
Narrative Feature
Narrative Short (40 min or under)
Documentary Short (40 min or under)
Animation
Experimental
Foreign Feature
Web-Series
Music Video

4. Competitions:

Audience Award

Audience Award for Best Feature Film
Audience Award for Best Short Film

Jury Prizes

Best Narrative Feature Competition
Best Narrative Short Competition
Best Documentary Feature Competition
Best Documentary Short Competition
Best Animated/Experimental/Music video Competition
Best Web-Series Competition
Best Director Competition
Best Actor/Actress Competition
Best Supporting Actor/Actress Competition
Best Editing Competition
Best Sound Competition
Best Screenplay Competition
Best Cinematography Competition
Best Make-up & FX Competition

5. Submission Guidelines

A. Submission Formats: For programming consideration, the festival accepts DVD (NTSC only), FilmFreeway Online screeners, or Vimeo links for the complete film. The Festival will not consider trailers or rough edits for selection purposes.

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for consideration, all films must meet the following requirements:

i. Be available to screen by August 2, 2019. Filmmakers must provide Festival of Cinema NYC with a clean, clear print for projection. While DCP format is preferred and highly recommended, filmmakers must provide the film for presentation in acceptable HD digital formats (MUST be professionally authored). PLEASE NOTE: Due to the digital transition of our screening location, we are unable to show film, HDCAM, or BetaCam formats.

ii. Not have been commercially screened in the US, or available for video or internet distribution prior to August 2, 2019.

iii. Be in their original language with English subtitles when applicable.

iv. Have been completed production within 2016-2019.

v. Multiple web series episodes will be considered as a whole. Exhibition copy shall not differ from originally submitted materials. Incomplete exhibition copies may be disqualified.

vi. Films previously submitted to the festival and not programmed will only be considered for the 2019 Festival if they meet all the other eligibility requirements as outlined here, and only if it has changed significantly from the previous version submitted.

vii. DCP copies must be received by Simple DCP (NOT postmarked), by June 23rd, 2019.

viii. Hard copy exhibition copies must be received at our New York office address (NOT postmarked), by June 23rd, 2019.

ix. Filmmakers whose exhibition materials are not received by the deadline will be subject to any and all expenses that may arise due to express shipping costs.

Deadlines: Early submission is strongly encouraged with reduced entry fees until November 4, 2018. Final submission deadline is April 14, 2019. The Festival is not obliged to view late entries.

D. Entry Fee Schedule:
All entry fees must accompany your submission for consideration in the Festival.

FEATURE FILMS (40 minutes and above, fiction or non-fiction)
Early Deadline for all Entries From October 1, 2018 - November 4, 2018
$40.00

Regular Deadline for all Entries From November 5, 2018 - February 3, 2019
$55.00

Late Deadline for all Entries From February 4, 2019 - March 10, 2019
$70.00

Final Deadline for all Entries By April 14, 2019
$85

SHORT FILMS (40 minutes or less)
Early Deadline for all Entries From October 1, 2018 - November 4, 2018
$30.00

Regular Deadline for all Entries From November 5, 2018 - February 3, 2019
$45.00

Late Deadline for all Entries From February 4, 2019 - March 10, 2019
$60.00

Final Deadline for all Entries By April 14, 2019
$75

WEB SERIES (40 minutes or less)
Early Deadline for all Entries From October 1, 2018 - November 4, 2018
$30.00

Regular Deadline for all Entries From November 5, 2018 - February 3, 2019
$45.00

Late Deadline for all Entries From February 4, 2019 - March 10, 2019
$60.00

Final Deadline for all Entries By April 14, 2019
$75

MUSIC VIDEOS (10 minutes or less)
Early Deadline for all Entries From October 1, 2018 - November 4, 2018
$25.00

Regular Deadline for all Entries From November 5, 2018 - February 3, 2019
$40.00

Late Deadline for all Entries From February 4, 2019 - March 10, 2019
$55.00

Final Deadline for all Entries By April 14, 2019
$70

STUDENT FEATURE FILMS (with photocopy of current student ID)
Early Deadline for all Entries From October 1, 2018 - November 4, 2018
$35.00

Regular Deadline for all Entries From November 5, 2018 - February 3, 2019
$50.00

Late Deadline for all Entries From February 4, 2019 - March 10, 2019
$65.00

Final Deadline for all Entries By April 14, 2019
$80.00

STUDENT SHORT FILMS (with photocopy of current student ID)
Early Deadline for all Entries From October 1, 2018 - November 4, 2018
$25.00

Regular Deadline for all Entries From November 5, 2018 - February 3, 2019
$40.00

Late Deadline for all Entries From February 4, 2019 - March 10, 2019
$55.00

Final Deadline for all Entries By April 14, 2019
$70.00

Submission Materials:

Mail all submissions to:
Festival of Cinema NYC
ATTN: Submissions
90-60 Union TPKE ste. 8A
Glendale, NY 11385

Send a printed copy of your completed Entry Form.

ii. A clearly marked DVD (NTSC) or Blu Ray Region (0 or 1) of your completed film, labeled with title, tracking number, running time and screening format. We also accept FilmFreeway online screeners and Vimeo links, but we require ALL submissions to be registered with one of our submission platforms. We cannot return submitted copies of films.

iii. Applicable entry fee submitted

Electronic Press Kits only. Hard copy materials submitted with the films will be discarded.

Selections: Films will be selected and entrants will be notified on or approximately by May 20, 2019.

H. Requirements for Selected Films:
Once an entry has been reviewed and selected for the festival, a preliminary notification letter will be issued by email. All selected applicants will be notified by May 20, 2019. Upon notification, Festival of Cinema NYC may request additional press kits and press screeners for each film, sent to the Festival via priority mail, complete with any additional promotional and marketing items needed.

Any unused press materials may be picked up at the press office at the conclusion of the festival. Posters must remain displayed through the end of the day Sunday August 12, 2018. All unclaimed materials will be disposed of 30 days upon conclusion of the Festival.

Promotional Usage: Participants agree that all materials related to their film may be published in the Festival Guide, website, ticketing system, and other promotional materials or property and in all media. Posters and images of the film may be used independently as well as in combination with images from other films to promote the film and Festival of Cinema NYC

J. Clearances: If selected for screening, all commercial/private property including trademark and/or copyrighted materials shown and recorded in the project must come with authorized permission for screening. The filmmaker remains entirely liable for any claims that may occur in result of screening the film.

K Print Liability: Festival of Cinema NYC holds no responsibility for prints damaged upon arrival and may reject or replace the film in the festival if this requirement is not met. The festival will insure the safety of film prints only from the time of delivery to the festival through the time the print is delivered to a shipping agent for return. In case of loss or damage to a print, the festival must receive notification and independent verification immediately. The festival’s obligation is limited to compensating the producer only for the cost of replacing the drive(s).

Print Shipping:

Selected film prints must be received by PREPAID courier no later than 10 days prior to first screening date unless pre-approved by Festival of Cinema NYC

Prints must be clearly marked with the film’s title and the sender’s return address exactly as listed below.

Festival of Cinema NYC
ATTN: Projection
90-60 union tpke 8A
Glendale, NY 11385

Prints will be returned to the Submission Contact within 30 days after the close of the Festival unless pre-arranged with Festival of Cinema NYC prior to August 1, 2019.

Festival of Cinema NYC does not cover any shipping and handling costs. Please clearly indicate on all waybills that transportation and customs charges will be billed to the sender. For custom’s purposes please indicate under declaration “Goods on loan for cultural and educational purposes only. No Commercial Value.” And indicate fair market value not to exceed U.S. $50 for drives.

Please request/obtain confirmation of delivery through the courier tracking service.

Filmmakers must cover all shipping and handling cost associated with any award statuettes they may have won, unclaimed, at the closing night awards gala.

Festival of Cinema NYC will not be held responsible for any damage to all materials shipped.

For more information please refer to the Festival website at www.festivalofcinemanyc.com or contact the Programmer at:

Festival of Cinema NYC
60 1 ave 12C
New York, NY 10009
Phone: (929) 278-5432
Fax (718) 849-3457
info@festivalofcinemanyc.com

TERMS & CONDITIONS

I agree to the following terms and conditions;

- Submission Guidelines -

- Submission Formats: For programming consideration, the festival accepts DVD (NTSC only), FilmFreeway Online screeners, or Vimeo links for the complete film.

- Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for consideration, all films must meet the following requirements:

i. be available to screen by August 2, 2019. Filmmakers must provide Festival of Cinema NYC with a clean, clear print for projection. Filmmakers must provide the film for presentation in DCP or other acceptable HD digital formats (MUST be professionally authored) at the festival’s sole discretion. PLEASE NOTE: Due to the digital transition of our screening location, we are unable to show film, HDCAM, or BetaCam formats.

ii. not have been commercially screened in the US, or available for video or internet distribution prior to August 2, 2019.

iii. be in their original language with English subtitles when applicable.

iv. have been completed production within the 2016-2019.

- Requirements for Selected Films -
Upon notification, Festival of Cinema NYC may request additional press kits and press screeners for each film, sent to the Festival via priority mail, complete with any additional promotional and marketing items needed.

- in order to qualify for any awards, filmmakers must provide a physical dvd or blu-ray copy of their completed film

Any unused press materials may be picked up at the press office at the conclusion of the festival. Posters must remain displayed through the end of the day Sunday, August 11, 2019. All unclaimed materials will be disposed of 30 days upon conclusion of the festival unless otherwise arranged for pickup.

Promotional Usage: Participants agree that all materials related to their film may be published in the Festival Guide, website, ticketing system, and other promotional materials or property and in all media. Posters and images of the film may be used independently as well as in combination with images from other films to promote the film and Festival of Cinema NYC.

Clearances: If selected for screening, all commercial/private property including trademark and/or copyrighted materials shown and recorded in the project must come with authorized permission for screening. The filmmaker remains entirely liable for any claims that may occur in result of screening the film.

Print Liability: Festival of Cinema NYC holds no responsibility for prints damaged upon arrival and may reject or replace the film in the Festival if this requirement is not met. The Festival will insure the safety of film prints only from the time of delivery to the Festival through the time the print is delivered to a shipping agent for return. In case of loss or damage to a print, the festival must receive notification and independent verification immediately. The Festival’s obligation is limited to compensating the producer only for the cost of replacing the drive(s).

Print Shipping:
Festival of Cinema NYC does not cover any shipping and handling costs. Selected film prints must be received by PREPAID courier no later than 10 days prior to first screening date unless pre-approved by Festival of Cinema NYC.

Prints will be returned to the Submission Contact within 30 days after the close of the festival unless pre-arranged with Festival of Cinema NYC prior to August 1, 2018.

Please clearly indicate on all waybills that transportation and customs charges will be billed to the sender. For custom’s purposes please indicate under declaration “Goods on loan for cultural and educational purposes only. No Commercial Value.” And indicate fair market value not to exceed U.S. $50 for drives.

Please request/obtain confirmation of delivery through the courier tracking service.

Submission Perks:
i. All submitting filmmakers will receive a one-year Videomaker digital subscription approximately 30 days after the festival's conclusion.

  

 
  

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