7th Annual

New York City International Film Festival

April 21, 2016 to April 28, 2016

 
Category

NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS

 

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
Earlybird Deadline
September 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 30.00 25.00
Regular Deadline
December 31, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
Late Deadline
February 29, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 55.00 50.00
Student Fee 45.00 40.00
WAB Extended Deadline
March 15, 2016
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00
Student Fee 65.00 60.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately March 20, 2016

RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 40 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2014

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
BLU-RAY
REGION 1  
Media Files
  Other - Digital

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
REGION 1  
BLU-RAY
REGION 1  
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP  
Media Files
  DCP
  Other - Digital

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
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Narrative Short
Best Narrative Short Film will be Accepted and show in our NYCIFF-Rome - and other Cities in the World we have Partners
Sponsor:NYCIFF

Best Director in Narrative Short
Sponsor:NYCIFF

Best Actor in a Leading Role -Narrative Short
Sponsor:NYCIFF

Best Actress in a Leading Role - Narrative Short
Sponsor:NYCIFF

Best Original Soundtrack
Sponsor:NYCIFF

Category Rules

NEW YORK CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
GENERAL FESTIVAL RULES FOR ALL SHORT FILMS

APRIL 28 to May 5, 2016

Submissions Opens JUNE 11, 2015

GENERAL
Since submission of a film constitutes acceptance of these Entry Rules PLEASE READ OUR RULES BELOW Since submission of a film constitutes acceptance of these Entry Rules & Regulations (by filmmakers and or their agents), please review this document carefully.

Short Films No Premiere Is Required.

** Entry Fees Are In Us Dollars And Non-Refundable. NOTIFICATION DATE: Filmmaker will be notified by email or phone approximately March 10, 2016 NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS: MUST have English subtitles.


ENTRY MATERIALS:
1) Entry form online along with payment.
2) Upload your film in WAB Secure Online screener, IF your Film is in Vimeo please write the password and link in the WAB Cover Letter or email us at info@nyciff.com after you have completed the submission with the payment – You can also submit 1 DVD of the film, formatted for Zone 1 (North America) labeled with the work's Title, Running Time, Director(s) name(s)

* Please do not put adhesive labels on the disc unless it is a professional output job (Use a permanent marker to write the information on the disc).
** ENTRY MATERIAL WILL NOT BE RETURNED **
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MULTIPLE ENTRIES: A separate DVD must accompany by its own entry form and each entered work IF YOUR FILM IS SELECTED: You must fulfill the following requirements by the date(s) designated by the Festival upon invitation: (1) You will be required to execute a release and agreement wherein you (i) accept responsibility for obtaining any and all clearances necessary to exhibit your film at the New York City International Film Festival, warrant that you have the rights necessary to exhibit your film at New York City International Film Festival and NYCIFF, indemnify and hold harmless New York City International Film Festival, LLC at its affiliates against any claim arising out of exhibition of your film at New York City International Film Festival.
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FILM DELIVERY:
(2) You will be responsible for delivery of the exhibition copy of the invited work in one of the Exhibition Formats specified below to the address designated by the Festival. THE FESTIVAL WILL NOT COVERS the cost of the return shipping of your print or video after the conclusion of the Festival. We recommend shipment via courier in order to permit the tracking of your entry once it leaves your hands and our film festival.
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SHORTS FILMS ONLY in BLU-RAY Or USB Films in competition will be required to provide a second exhibition copy to accommodate juror screenings. The Festival has the right to request additional exhibition copies to allow for multiple screenings at more than one venue without Water Marks or logos in the film such as: ” Only for Screening Purposes” _________________________________________________________

(3) You will provide a properly completed and signed official New York City International Film Festival “Film Information Form” including all press and publication assets as specified in the “Materials Checklist

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4) You will provide at least one DVD copy of the finalized and completed film for Festival Archive.
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(5) ONCE A FILM HAS BEEN SELECTED IT CANNOT BE WITHDRAWN FROM THE FESTIVAL program during the event. If your film was accepted to be shown in New York City International Film Festival 2016, you and/or your production company, distributors etc. won’t be allowed to withdraw the selected film from our film festival. In the event of an exception, you will be responsible to reimburse all the cost New York City International Film Festival have incurred in promoting the film, advertising, programs, etc. and any damage to our reputation as a film festival.
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(6) The Festival reserves the right to change the date and venue if a feature film has not sell enough tickets to promote such film. Any legal dispute will be held in New York City Court. FESTIVAL SCHEDULE: Films invited to participate in the NEW YORK CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will be shown in the section that our Festival programmers determine will be most appropriate at their sole discretion. _________________________________________________________

AWARDS:
World Shorts: Narrative Shorts Open to works from all regions. Eligible for: Best Narrative Short, Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Student Film, Most Original Storyline Documentary Shorts Open to works from all regions. Eligible for: Best Documentary Short.

Best Student Film, and Most Original Storyline Animated Shorts Open to works from all regions.

Eligible for: Best Animated Short, Best Director, Best Art Direction.
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STUDENTS:
Best Student Film, Most Original Storyline Best Student films Student short films must be produced through an accredited educational institution AND HAS TO SUBMIT VALID CURRENT PROOF Shorts will play either in a shorts program or before a feature film. Students Shorts Open to works from all regions.

ADDITIONAL AWARDS:
The Winners for Best: Short Narrative, Best Short Documentary & Best Short Animated Film will be show in our booth at Marche Du Film, Cannes Film Festival May 11 to 22, 2016.

MISSION:
The mission of the NEW YORK CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (NYCIFF) is to help new talented filmmakers to reach the best possible audience for their work. In a New York Platform.
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LOGO: USE OF OUR LOGO Our logo was created by Roberto Rizzo, a Copyright and a Trade Mark, represents our Identity. The use of our logo without our written authorization is Illegal and will be prosecuted in the court of law. We ask Filmmakers and other Film Festivals to respect our property and rights, to not use our Logo in any form or color. _________________________________________________________

DISQUALIFICATION: If your film has been shown on the Internet, YouTube, Amazon, VOD or any other site, it will be disqualified. If your film has been pirated, even through no fault of your own, it will be disqualified. Any submission fees or other expenses will not be returned. _________________________________________________________

PROMOTION/ADVERTISING/MARKETING/PRESS: With the festival being one of the largest in New York City, the marketing and advertising is directed towards the festival as a whole. NYCIFF works hard to promote and attract people towards all events during the week of the festival. Our website will display the following of each accepted film (provided by the filmmakers): - Title - Director - Short Synopsis - Poster - Trailer - Screening: Date/Time/Place

POSTER ONLY for our website and program: No Printed poster will be accepted due to limited space in major movie theatres as AMC, REGAL and others. They don’t allow us to put any poster before the day of the screening.

CONTACT: Reach out to consulates, embassies, and organizations that may be interested in your film, also interact with film schools and student filmmakers who would like to attend. Create press releases about your film and screening (date, time, and place) to be distributed among media contacts. Think outside the box and contact those who you know would be interesting in the message you reveal through your film. Our website and program will provide information of all the film screenings.

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TICKETS SHORT FILM: ALL filmmakers will receive 2 tickets to EVERY screening and EVERY event (including Opening Gala and Closing Ceremony) unless it is sold out. ALL filmmakers will receive 3 tickets to their own screening,