10th Annual

New York City Independent Film Festival

May 05, 2019 to May 12, 2019

 
Category

Documentary Feature

 

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
August 23, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
Regular Deadline
November 25, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Student Fee 45.00 40.00
Late Deadline
December 30, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Student Fee 55.00 50.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 28, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 85.00 70.00

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


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately February 28, 2019

RUNTIME
Features: From 71 minutes to 140 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after January 1, 2015

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
Media Files
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  .MPG (MPEG or MPEG2)

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


Press Kit Requirements

Do not submit a press kit.

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

1st Place
We give out the Best of Awards which is a statue with the festival name and year of award. There will be a cash award or the equivalent for all categories. Prize amounts to be announced.
Sponsor:Sony Software
Value of Goods/Services: 800 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

We accept works in film or video of any genre that is a documentary. The length should be between 71 and 140 minutes. Submissions as a secure online screener or a Vimeo/YouTube link. If the links are private be sure to send us the password.

If selected, we will VASTLY prefer a file sent electronically. We think an .mov will work best but are open to other formats. We will accept movie files on disk also. We will be using all hard drives for the festival going forward. We are working on exact file requirements now and will have specs soon.. The film must be made available to the festival by April 1, 2018. Exact technical requirements will be e-mailed to all accepted film-makers with their acceptance notifications.

A brief description, a YouTube or Vimeo based trailer/teaser, will be necessary for any film over 20 minutes long. We would like one for shorter films but they are not necessary. We only accept electronic versions of press releases and any other supporting materials, which can be made available to reviewers and any press that may request it. E-mail is best for the press kit. We are not responsible for any printed material sent to us. We will try our best to make sure all posters, cards etc gets to the venues and are displayed but the only way to be sure that happens is to bring the material with you or arrange for someone to bring it to the venues for you. Space is limited so our suggestion is 2 posters max with some cards.

Final programming decisions will be made by the screening committee in
August. All entrants will be notified by email through WithOutABox of the status of their submission by February 28, 2019. If you add us to your address box you should see our email, info@NYCIndieFF.com. But, please be sure to check your spam mails, and log into your WithOutABox account during the month of March.