Newcastle International Short Film Festival (3)



Deadlines

01 Jan 2020
Call for entries

01 May 2020
Early deadline

01 Aug 2020
Standard deadline

04 Oct 2020
Late deadline

19 Oct 2020
Extended deadline

3
mths

06 Nov 2020
Notification date

20 Nov 2020
21 Nov 2020

Address

-,  -, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


Festival description
Short film festival 20'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 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 
 Short Films  20'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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English


Festival start: 20 November 2020      Festival end: 21 November 2020

Newcastle International Short Film Festival is open to submissions of short films in multiple genres and categories from international, Australian and regional New South Wales (NSW) film-makers. Finalists for the best film in their regional category will be screened at the Royal Exchange Hybrid Performance Space/Cinema in Newcastle Australia in mid November each year. The overall Best Short Film winner will be selected from the various category winners.
No screening fees are paid to selected films

Laurels will be issued to official selections, semi-finalists, finalists and winners. No prize money is offered. NISFF does not pay Screening fees or royalties.

No premiere status.
Films should have been completed within the three year period leading up to the festival. Films submitted to earlier editions of the festival cannot be resubmitted in future years.

Submissions by online screener through Festhome with link to Vimeo or other site. Password protection for the online screener is the responsibility of the submitter.

Finalists and winners are to provide a DVD copy of their film for screening by post at their own expense or provide a link from where the film can be downloaded online.

DCPs are not required and we cannot accept submissions on film. If you have a project on celluloid you will need to burn or copy it to DVD for us to screen it. Any DVDs sent will only be returned if the submitter provides a self addressed pre-paid envelope. The festival will not screen directly from websites such as Vimeo or You-Tube and do not want Blu Ray discs.
Copyright remains in the film-maker and the film-maker grants the festival a licence to screen their film during festival week.

The Film-maker waives any right to screening fees from the festival by submitting to the festival.

If selected as a finalist the film-maker will provide a still image from their film for use in promotion and publicity of the film by the festival.

If selected as a finalist, applicants will provide a brief bio of the primary film-makers involved in the project and a log line/summary about the film for use in publicity and any program notes for use at and by the festival.

Films are preferably to be in English but films that are submitted and that are not in English may still be selected and may be subtitled at the discretion and expense of the film-maker.

Applicants are to submit to the category that describes their residence (eg regional NSW, Australia or International) and that approximates the running time of their film regardless of the films genre. The organisers will then categorise the film into the various genre categories e.g. live action drama, animation, doco, experimental and comedy films etc. The films will then be grouped and judged in the festival on the basis of their genre and regional categorisation. Film-makers can nominate the genre of the film on their Film Freeway project page and the organisers will take that as final determination of the genre and may also consult with the film-maker in regard to the genre of the film where necessary. All films under 3 mins regardless of camera specs are to be included in the same genre categories. That is, super short films made with a cinema camera will be grouped with super short films made with a phone.

Awards will be given based upon genre and length and region. For example, these will include:
Best NSW Regional Super Short/Phone Film Live Action Drama;
Best NSW Regional Super Short/Phone Film Experimental Film,
Best NSW Regional Super Short/Phone Film Documentary
Best NSW Regional Super Short/Phone Film Comedy,
Best NSW Regional Super Short/Phone Film Animation.
Best NSW Regional Short Short Live Action Drama,
Best NSW Regional Short Short Experimental Film,
Best NSW Regional Short Short Documentary,
Best NSW Regional Short Short Animation,
Best NSW Regional Short Short Comedy.
Best NSW Regional Short Live Action Drama,
Best NSW Regional Short Experimental Film,
Best NSW Regional Short Documentary,
Best NSW Regional Short Animation,
Best NSW Regional Short Comedy.

The same categorisations will apply separately for Australian and International films in the various genre and running time classifications as those for regional New South Wales (NSW) submissions.

Films judged the best of their genre in the regional NSW, Australian or International categories will be selected to screen at the festival as finalists and a 'Best Short Film Award' will inevitably be awarded from all finalists from all genres and regional locations as the best overall film.

Short Screenplays will be categorised according to the locale of the applicant and will not be separated into the various running time or genre categories but will be grouped and treated together. Only the winners in the various regional categories (eg NSW Regional, Australian, International) will be acknowledged. All screenplays must be less than 20 pages in standard screenplay 12 pt font type setting format. Subject to casting requirements and the discretion of the organisers, the best short screenplay overall may receive a rehearsed reading at the film festival on awards night before a live audience if that is considered to be of benefit to the development of the screenplay.

No screening fees are paid to selected films.

Newcastle International Short Film Festival welcomes your submission.





  

 
  

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