37th Annual

New Jersey Film Festival (Fall)

September 14, 2018 to October 14, 2018

 
Category

Short

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
April 30, 2018
Regular Discounted
Works up to 20 min 45.00 40.00
Works between 20-50 min 55.00 50.00
Regular Deadline
May 31, 2018
Regular Discounted
Works up to 20 min 45.00 40.00
Works between 20-50 min 55.00 50.00
Late Deadline
June 30, 2018
Regular Discounted
Works up to 20 min 55.00 50.00
Works between 20-50 min 60.00 55.00
WAB Extended Deadline
July 10, 2018
Regular Discounted
Works up to 20 min 60.00 55.00
Works between 20-50 min 70.00 65.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately August 1, 2018

RUNTIME
Information not provided.

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 Area or New Jersey Premiere!

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 0    
REGION 1    

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0    
REGION 1    
BLU-RAY
REGION 0    
REGION 1    

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
OTHER


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Black&White Print
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best of Fest Award
Sponsor:Various
This prize is shared with other categories.

Category Rules

ALL PACKAGES AND INQUIRIES MUST BE ADDRESSED TO:
New Jersey Film Festival
Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center
Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies
4170 Academic Building, 15 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, New Jersey, 08901-8525 U.S.A.
(848) 932-8482 phone; (732) 932-1935 fax; NJMAC@aol.com or njmac12@gmail.com e-mail
web site: www.njfilmfest.com

ENTRY CATEGORIES:
Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Short
Narrative, Feature, Music Video, and Student
Filmmaker (College or younger)

ENTRY REGULATIONS:
This competition is open to U.S. and International entries. Maximum film age is 24 months. No repeat entries. Send entries in DVD mailers, reusable containers or bubble wrap envelopes. Note: Please do not use fiber-filled envelopes or oversized boxes when sending entries, as they can cause serious damage to DVDs and Blu Ray discs and, subsequently, to video equipment. Entries that we receive that have been damaged or otherwise compromised in this way may be rejected from entry. If a work is selected for public screening entrants are contractually obligated to provide an exhibition copy suitable for screening and cannot withdraw their film from the festival. Please note we do not pay screening fees. Only finalists are notified in advance that their work has been selected to be part of the Festival. Works submitted must be Area or New Jersey Premieres and can not be available to view in full on the internet!

ENTRY FORMATS:
Submit two DVDs or Blu Rays for pre-screening. In addition to these discs, On-Line Screeners can also be provided. If chosen for festival screening a high quality region free DVD or Blu Ray disc must be sent for festival screening. Mark case and DVD/BR Disc, with title, length, year, and maker's name.
Our primary screening location features new comfortable seats, stadium seating, a state-of-the-art hi-definition projection and sound systems!

REQUIRED ENCLOSURES:
· Two DVDs or Blu Rays placed inside mailing case or shipping envelope.
· Entry fee via check or money order (in US funds) made payable to: Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC
· Official entry form, completed and signed.
· Short synopsis of entry, biography of maker/actor(s), and Press Kit with photos (optional).

LIABILITY: Filmmaker shall indemnify and hold New Jersey Film Festival harmless from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim in connection with the Film involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and/or loss of or damage to the screening videos submitted. In particular, Filmmaker expressly warrants it has obtained all necessary copyright clearances for original works of authorship used in the Film.

REPRODUCTION AGREEMENT: Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast in part, and reproduced either in part or whole, for exhibition, or publicity purposes.

Funding for the NEW JERSEY FILM FESTIVALsm has been made possible in part by the Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center; The Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies/School of Arts and Sciences; Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders through a grant provided by New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State; Confucius Institute of Rutgers University; Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program; Jungle Software; The Rutgers University American Studies Department; The Rutgers University Writer’s House; The Rutgers University Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers); The Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Honors Program; Johnson & Johnson; Jimmy Johns of New Brunswick; WCTC/WMGQ; WRSU; Pro 8mm, The Home News Tribune; The Asbury Park Press; New Brunswick City Market; The Rutgers University Office of Community Affairs; The Rutgers University Digital Classroom Services Office; Design Ideas; Advanced Printing; Steven C. Schechter, Esq.; Share and Harris.