Nova Frontier Film Festival & Lab (3)


01 Nov 2019
Call for entries

02 Jan 2020
Early deadline

02 Mar 2020
Standard deadline

30 Apr 2020
Late deadline

30 Apr 2020
Festival closed

19 May 2020
Notification date

05 Jun 2020
07 Jun 2020


kingston ave,  11213, BROOKLYN, New York, United States

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Required
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
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Festival start: 05 June 2020      Festival end: 07 June 2020

Nova Frontier Film Festival and Lab is a timely, narrative, documentary and experimental film festival, passionately committed to enhancing the visibility of filmmakers from the African diasporas, Caribbean, Latin America and the Middle East, situated in Brooklyn, New York and Marseille, France - Cities which serves as a nexus between these regions. With a program of on-going film screenings, workshops, conferences, lectures, and concerts, we aim to create a hybrid film festival that promotes intercultural understanding and intellectual engagement through the art of cinema, while celebrating, deepening and expanding our connections to diverse communities, cultures and languages in New York and globally.

We accept short films and short films shot on smart phone or tablet. Stories have to be about African Diaspora, Middle East, Caribbean, Latin America and Maghrebian characters with the
theme Identity, and Immigration and interculturalism...

- Best Narrative Short Film
- Best Documentary Short
- Best Experimental Short
- Best Actor
- Special mention (narrative, documentary, experimental)

- Best Narrative Smartphone Short Film
- Best Documentary Smartphone Short
- Best Experimental Smartphone Short
- Best Actor
- Special mention (narrative, documentary, experimental)

- Our themes this year are : Social Justice, Immigration and Identity please submit films that reflect the themes.
- For Short films shot on smartphone, it must be shot entirely on a smartphone or tablet and shot only horizontally.
- Short films must be no longer than 15 minutes including titles and credits.
- We require the use of original unreleased music or music rights.
- Copyright material can only be used if you have written permission to do so.
- You can submit as many films as you like.
- We accept films that have been made in the last 2 years and is allowed to have screened at other festivals and online.
- Participants will allow usage of clips from the entry and all related publicity material
submitted for promotional use on television, radio, in print, web, and for live Festival



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