New York City Independent Film Festival (2019)

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Deadlines

17 May 2018
Call for entries

20 Aug 2018
Early deadline

25 Nov 2018
Standard deadline

30 Dec 2018
Late deadline

28 Jan 2019
Extended deadline

2
mths

01 Mar 2019
Notification date

05 May 2019
12 May 2019

Address

358 West 44th Street,  10036, New York, New York, United States


Festival description
Short Films 59'<
Feature Films >60' 140'<


 
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2015
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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Requirements:

1) Films completed after: January 1st, 2014

2) Maximum running time: 130 min

3) Country of production: All countries

4) Festival Screening format: DVD (NTSC), BlueRay (NTSC)

5) Genres accepted: All genres

6) Films that won prizes or were screened before at other festivals can be submitted.

7) There is no limitation on the number of film to submit

※ Unless dialogues are in English, the film should have English subtitles and be the same version for screening in the festival.

Festival start: 05 May 2019      Festival end: 12 May 2019

We are proud to present the 10th Annual New York City Independent Film Festival. This year's festival will run from May 5 to May 12, 2019. The festival will strive to promote an open and nurturing environment for artists, writers, actors, film-makers and fans, and will focus on offering great networking opportunities for its participants.

Thanks to each year's success, New York City Independent Film Festival is growing. We are proud to add the Art Films (Experimental) category and look forward to all the great submissions we are sure will follow. We will be screening more films and offering more panels and discussion groups.

We will screen narratives, documentaries, short films, super shorts, animation shorts and music videos. We are looking for documentaries where the filmmaker had a passion, which he/she put into the film. No matter the subject, if the work has merit and the filming is well done; be it a full-length feature, a short or a super short - we are interested in viewing it. We are looking for all genres of narratives from comedy to drama and from thrillers to love stories.

ORGANIZERS
Bonnie Rush (Founder) ; Dennis Cieri (Filmmaker/Founder/Executive Director)

Our 2019 prizes will be finalized soon but as of now these are the ones we have!

Best Director
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Cinematography
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Narrative Feature
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Documentary Feature
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Short Film
ShortsTV Distribution
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Super Short Film
ShortsTV Distribution
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Short Documentary
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Short Script
Free listing on InkTip
ISAConnect membership & featured in writers showcase on ISA website
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Animation
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Art/Experimental
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Music Video
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Actor
iActing Studios one-year subscription to online classes
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Actress
iActing Studios one-year subscription to online classes
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best VR Video
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
$200 cash
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Short Sketch Comedy Video
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
$200 cash
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best TV Pilot
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
$200 cash
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

Best Web Series
1 year complimentary membership and pitch listing on iPitch.tv
$200 cash
Free access to licensed music catalogue for next project, provided by Epidemic Sound

*All prizes subject to change*

GENERAL RULES

We hope everyone has fun and enjoys themselves at the festival. but a few suggestions...


Please submit as soon as possible. The process goes a lot smoother if we are not sent a lot of films at the last minute. THANKS!


We only accept online submissions. DVDs do not get lost and it is much easier to share the video. Festhome online secure video is fine, and so is a password protected Vimeo / Youtube link posted through Festhome.

Please note that the ONLY difference in the early submission deadline versus the final submission deadline is the fee discount. The submission process and consideration by the Programming Committee is not affected by the date you submit your film as long as it is postmarked by our final deadline - your chances are equal regardless of the day your film makes it into our offices, as long as it is postmarked by the final deadline!

ALL films submitted to the festival are seen and scored by multiple judges. All films that have a high rating average, or are a favorite of a programmer, go on to final deliberations. NYCIFF selects its films by majority vote.

Film Submissions are non-returnable for any reason.

If a film is accepted, entrants will be solely responsible for delivering their promotional materials to and from the festival venue. Complete press kits will be needed as soon after notification as possible. NYCIFF cannot be held liable for your exhibition print/video materials which are lost or damaged.

In 2019 the awards will be juried.

Please note festival dates are subject to change.

Unfortunately, NYCIFF does not provide room, board or travel for filmmakers.

  

 
  

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