53rd Annual

New York Film Festival

September 25, 2015 to October 11, 2015

 
Category

Avant-Garde

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar
...but you can display them in these other currencies:

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
WAB Extended Deadline
July 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 100.00 95.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 15.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 7, 2015

RUNTIME
A runtime of any length is permitted

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in New York City

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution

2 SUBMISSION COPIES REQUIRED

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 1    
Media Files
  .WMV (Windows Media)
  Other - Digital
  .MOV (QuickTime)
  CD-ROM

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
MiniDV    
DigiBeta    
DVCAM    
HDCAM    
DVCPro    
Media Files
  FILM
  DCP
  HDCAM
Film Gauge
  8mm
  16mm
  35mm
  70mm

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is not a competition.
No prizes/awards entered for this category.

Category Rules


GENERAL RULES
1.) Film Society of Lincoln Center defines a short film as any film with a running time less than 50 minutes.

2.) Film Society of Lincoln Center defines a feature film as any film with a running time greater then 50 minutes.

3.) Non-narrative and experimental films of any length may be submitted to Projections.

4.) All films submitted to NYFF must be New York City premieres. “Premiere” is defined as any film having not screened for the public in the greater New York area, or having received a run in a festival operating within New York City.

5.) Only world premieres may be considered for Opening and Closing Night. “World Premiere” is defined as any film having not received a theatrical run or festival screening of any kind.

6.) Films having received any theatrical or home video distribution of any kind beyond festival screenings or that have been broadcast on television or the internet will be deemed ineligible for NYFF.

7.) Films that have had private, unpublicized screenings are eligible for submission to NYFF.

8.) Films that have been previously submitted to NYFF or Views from the Avant-Garde are ineligible

9.) Films must have been completed in the current or previous year (2014, 2015).

10.) All applicants must complete the official festival submission form located on withoutabox.com.

11.) NYFF reserves the right to disqualify any film not submitted through these websites without refund of any application fees.

12.) The applicant holds the sole responsibility of copyright clearance of any copyrighted material in the film. Films including unauthorized copyrighted material are ineligible.

13.) Films not in English must be subtitled in English unless dialogue is minimal and not necessary for the comprehension of the Film.

TERMS

1.) Films Submitted on DVD will not be returned. Films submitted in other formats will be returned only if the applicant supplies a FedEx or UPS Account Number.

2.) Multiple versions of the same film will not be considered.

3.) Only the first submitted version of a film will be considered for NYFF.

4.) If the DVD does not play in an industry standard DVD player, NYFF will make an attempt to contact the applicant based on the contact information supplied at the time of submission in order to obtain a replacement. If a replacement is not available, NYFF reserves the right to disqualify the film without refunding the submission fees.

5.) NYFF will attempt, but is under no obligation, to view a submission that arrives after the designated deadline without refund of the submission fee.

6.) Submitted films that qualify based on the regulations and eligibility requirements stated here will be seen by NYFF programming staff and be considered equally with all other submissions.

7.) NYFF reserves the right to disqualify any film for non-payment of the submission fee. NYFF will attempt to contact the applicant based on the contact information supplied at the time of submission in order to resolve non-payment status.

8.) NYFF is under no obligation to provide comments regarding submitted films to any applicant. The festival is not responsible for any internal comments obtained by the applicant regarding their film.