The People's Film Festival



Deadlines

06 Oct 2017
Call for entries

01 Nov 2017
Early deadline

31 Jan 2018
Standard deadline

19 Feb 2018
Late deadline

19 Feb 2018
Festival closed

Address

247 west 149th street Suite 5c,  10039, New York, NY, United States


Festival description
Short Films 40'<
Feature Films >41'


 
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Languages 
English
 Subtitles 
English
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We are looking for full-feature films, shorts, narratives, documentaries and webisodes.

Two categories:

-for films 40 minutes or less

-for films over 40 minutes

Foreign films must be dubbed in English or presented in their original language with English language subtitles. In addition to your entry, please enclose film synopsis, film stills, press release, etc. any press kits, reviews, or publicity materials if available.

Festival start: 31 May 2018      Festival end: 03 June 2018

The People’s Film Festival (TPFF) celebrates the power of the media when placed in the hands of the people.

The People's Film Festival is an annual 5-Day event designed to showcase the best in independent films, music & art. It’s comprised of film screenings, panel discussions, music showcases and an award ceremony—celebrating the work of both emerging and established filmmakers, producers, and videographers reflecting traditional and avant-garde style films with an emphasis on films that integrate multiple digital platforms using today’s new media & technology

The Peoples Film Festival is an initiative of The People’s Media, Music & Arts Foundation (TPMMAF)— non-profit organization whose purpose is to serve as a resource for emerging and aspiring artists, filmmakers, directors, producers and musicians, with assistance in finding ways to connect with their audience. It was founded in 2012, with the goal to establish TPFF as “The Voice of 'The People". Over the years, we are proud to say that The People's Film has become recognized as the place to tell you story and have a true impact on that audience. Many of the filmmakers who screened at TPFF have broaden the outreach for their films to screen at other festivals and venues including, PBS- Public Broadcasting Service, Revolt TV and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives.

Our objective and continued commitment is to promote awareness in independent film, music, media, and various art forms across the globe while encouraging those—particularly in the Harlem, New York area, to develop a greater appreciation and understanding for cultural diversity in film. The People’s Film Festival, which is held in Harlem, NY, is known not only for its rich vibrant culture, historic landmarks great music, literature, arts and entertainment—also collectively known as the Harlem Renaissance, but the synergistic atmosphere in which filmmakers and film goers alike come comeback each year after year to actively share information, break bread and build relationships.

1. A unique custom-designed Award will be presented to the winner in each category at the Closing Night Awards Ceremony. (i.e. BEST Film, Best Documentary etc.)

2. Winners film to be featured in upcoming television broadcast "The People's Profile".

3. Public Media Award Winners will be awarded in each category and their "show" will be featured at the festival.

7h Annual

The People’s Film Festival
May 31 -June 3, 2018

New York, NY

The Peoples Film Festival (TPFF) is a showcase of extraordinary films that use various different media formats to produce quality films.

TPFF celebrates the power of the media when placed in the hands of the people. Whether it is a protest, or powerful clip shot in the most extreme conditions, these stories matter to us. Our objective is to level the playing field while giving the everyday videographer and independent producer alike, the same opportunities to debut their work on the big screen.

Our main focus is on content, the apparatus used, the technology and delivery. We are looking for full-feature films, shorts, narratives, documentaries and webisodes.

This event is open to EVERYONE.

If all your materials are available in electronic formats, including your screener, you can email your application. Just follow the steps above with the following edits:

Pay your submission fee using Paypal and write down your confirmation information. Include this in the body of the email.

Email: submissions@thepeoplesfilmfestival.com with attachments and/or links to all required materials. (see full list above and on entry form ).
Make sure the subject of your email reads: Submission TPFF 2018 “YOUR FILM TITLE”

If accepted, we will notify filmmakers by email. After acceptance, the final film format must be received prior to March 31, 2018.

Film Festival entries must be submitted digitally.

Foreign films must be dubbed in English or presented in their original language with English language subtitles. In addition to your entry, please enclose film synopsis, film stills, press release, etc. any press kits, reviews, or publicity materials if available.

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST:

[ ] ENTRY FEE (see information above)
[ ] Digital formats accepted vimeo, youtube, .mov, wmv, .mpg, .mpeg, .avi,.mp4, .wma, .wav, .mp3 file.
[ ] For Public Media submit (1) single show- 10 min. in length.
[ ] High Resolution digital images from the film
[ ] Synopsis (Under 100 Words) [ ] Complete / Cast / Credit List
[ ] Link to online trailer & Film (If accepted film must be downloadable): Trailer URL: _____________
[ ] Filmmaker Bio
[ ] Completed & Signed Entry Form
*Please send COPIES ONLY. Make sure you preview your film. We will only consider films submitted in the correct format.

Agreements
Submission of your work confirms that The People’s Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize any film including promotional stills and information submitted and accepted during the Festival and/or at any other Festival event for promotional purposes in The People’s Film Festival 2018. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations for participation in The People’s Film Festival. The individual or corporation warrant the submission of work and there are no disputes regarding the ownership of the submission and this film is not subject to any litigation nor is any litigation threatened. The individual or corporation also warrant the submitted material does not defame or invade the rights of any person living or dead and will indemnify and hold harmless The People’s Film Festival, The People’s Public Media Awards of Excellence, The People’s Media, Music & Arts Foundation, its directors, management, staff, and sponsors, and defend them against all claims, demands, losses damages, judgments, liabilities and expenses (including attorney's fees) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos screened or entered arising out of TPFF’s exhibition and promotion of said film- should such film be programmed as part of the 2018 People’s Film Festival. FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF SUBMISSION RULES |& ENTRY INFO go to www.thepeoplesfilmfestival.com

  

 
  

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