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New York City International Film Festival

5 Annual: May 29, 2014 to June 05, 2014

  Animated Short

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DEADLINES & ENTRY FEES

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

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
 
August 31, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00
Student Fee 25.00 15.00


November 30, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 45.00 40.00
Student Fee 40.00 25.00


January 31, 2014
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 40.00 30.00


February 15, 2014
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 60.00
Student Fee 65.00 50.00



NOTIFICATION DATE
Approximately 17-Mar-2014


RUNTIME
Shorts: From 1 minutes to 41 minutes


COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after 01-Jan-2012


PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects may originate from anywhere in the world


PREMIERE STATUS
Projects must be a premiere in New York


DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Projects may have distribution


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

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English

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

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English


PRESSKIT REQUIREMENTS
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.
> Production Still Photos - Color Print
> Production Still Photos - Black&White Print
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Color Print
> Photo of the Director - Black&White Print
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> Biography/Filmography - Producer
> Biography/Filmography - Writer
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> One-Sheet Art - Posters
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings
> Anecdotal Accounts


PRIZES & AWARDS
This category is a competition.


Best Animated Short
Sponsor:NYCIFF


Best Director Animated Short
Sponsor:NYCIFF


CATEGORY RULES
NEW YORK CITY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
GENERAL FESTIVAL RULES

May 29 to June 5, 2014

Submissions Open July 1, 2013

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

ALL SHORT ANIMATED FILMS MUST BE NEW YORK PREMIERE

**ENTRY FEES ARE IN US DOLLARS, PER FILM AND NON-REFUNDABLE.

NOTIFICATION DATE:
Filmmaker will be notified by email or phone approximately April 30, 2014

NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS
Must have English subtitles

ENTRY MATERIALS
1) Entry form online along with payment
2) 1DVD 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 (if burned by yourself, use a permanent marker to write all the information on the disc).

** ENTRY MATERIAL WILL NOT BE RETURNED **

MULTIPLE ENTRIES
A separate DVD must accompany by its own entry form and each entered work

IF YOUR WORK 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 Times Square Films, 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.

(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 COVER 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.
TECHNICAL SPECS For FEATURE FILMS
We exhibit FEATURE FILMS in 35mm, (Platter), 35mm (Reel to Reel), 16mm,

DIGITAL PROJECTION:
Dolby DSS200 Digital Cinema Projection, Digibeta, Beta SP,BLU-RAY, HD DV, DVcam, MiniDV, DVD, Personal Computer ( Mac & PC)

SOUND CAPABILITIES:
Film: Dolby SRD, Dolby SR, Dolby A
Video Dolby E, Dolby 5.1, Dolby SR, Prologic, Left & Right Stero Shorts

*Additional RENTAL Equipment upon request, including: HD Cam, HD Cam SR, D5.

SHORTS ONLY in BLU-RAY or DVD.

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 with no Marks or logos in the film or any sentence as: ” Only for Screening Purposes” or any other sentences in the film.
(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”

(4) You will provide at least one DVD copy of the finalized and completed film for Festival Archives.

(5) If your film was accepted to be shown in New York City International Film Festival 2014, you and/or your production company, distributor/s etc. won’t be allowed to withdraw the selected film from our film festival, if so, 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. Any legal dispute will be held in New York City Court.

FESTIVAL SECTIONS:
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.


IN COMPETITION:

World Narrative Features
Open to works from all regions.
Eligible for: Best Narrative Feature, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actor in a leading role, Best Actress in a leading role, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score, Best Special Effect, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Wardrobe, Best Makeup.


World Animated Features
Open to works from all regions.
Eligible for: Best Animated Feature, Best Director,

World Documentary Features
Open to works from all regions.
Eligible for: Best Documentary Feature

World Shorts:

Narrative Shorts
Open to works from all regions.
Eligible for: Best Narrative Short. Best Director, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actressin a Leading Role.

documentaryShorts
Open to works from all regions.
Eligible for: Best Documentary Short

Animated Shorts
Open to works from all regions.
Eligible for: Best Animated Short, Best director, Best Art director

Best Student films
Student short films must be produced through an accredited educational institution AND HAS TO SEND A VALID CURRENT PROOF
Shorts will play either in a shorts program or before a feature film.
Students Shorts
Open to works from all regions.
Best Student Short

AWARDS

Unless otherwise agreed to by Festival programmers in writing, awards will be given to the winning film director (as identified in the Film Information Form).

Award eligibility is subject to any restrictions or conditions imposed by applicable laws and regulations (international, federal, state or otherwise), and the award recipient is responsible for all applicable taxes, customs, tariffs, insurance and similar charges or costs (if any).

All new feature-length works are eligible for the “Audience Award” regardless of section.

All feature-length shot in New York City are eligible for the “Best New York Narrative” and “Best New York Documentary” awards. (Must be at least a NY premiere.)

AUDIENCE AWARDS: Best Narrative Feature

2014 Awards listed in the above Festival sections are subject to change.

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

**ENTRY FEES ARE IN US DOLLARS, PER FILM AND NON-REFUNDABLE.

NOTIFICATION DATE:
Filmmaker will be notified by email, or phone approximately April 30, 2014

NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILMS
Must have English subtitles

ENTRY MATERIALS
1) Entry form online along with payment
2) 1DVD 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 (if burned by yourself, use a permanent marker to write all the information on the disc).

** ENTRY MATERIAL WILL NOT BE RETURNED **

MULTIPLE ENTRIES
A separate DVD must accompany by its own entry form and each entered work


IF YOUR WORK 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 Times Square Films, 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.

(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 cover 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.

TECHNICAL SPECS For FEATURE FILMS
We exhibit FEATURE FILMS in 35mm, (Platter), 35mm (Reel to Reel), 16mm,

DIGITAL PROJECTION:
Dolby DSS200 Digital Cinema Projection (DCP), Digibeta, Beta SP,BLU-RAY, HD DV, DVcam, MiniDV, DVD, Personal Computer ( Mac & PC)

SOUND CAPABILITIES:
Film: Dolby SRD, Dolby SR, Dolby A
Video Dolby E, Dolby 5.1, Dolby SR, Prologic, Left & Right Stero Shorts

*Additional RENTAL Equipment upon request, including: HD Cam, HD Cam SR, D5.

SHORTS ONLY in BLU-RAY or DVD.

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 WITH NO MARKS OR WATER MARKS ON THE PRINT OR LOGOS in the film or any LIKE sentence as: ” ONLY FOR SCREENING PURPOSES ” or any other sentences in the film. If the film has these marks it will be AUTOMATICALLY DISQUALIFIED

(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”
(4) You will provide at least one DVD copy of the finalized and completed film for Festival archives.
(5) If your film was accepted to be shown in New York City International Film Festival 2014, you and/or your production company, distributor/s etc. won’t be allowed to withdraw the selected film from our film festival, if so, 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. Any legal dispute will be held in New York City Court.

FESTIVAL SECTIONS:
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. NYCIFF has the right to cancel any screening if none tickets were sold prior to the show.

DISQUALIFICATION:
If your film is been show in the Internet, YouTube, Amazon, or other, or been Pirated.
WILL BE ATOMATICALLY DISQUALIFED even if your film was accepted.
We can’t Show a film if it’s already on the Internet, or for sale.
Submission Fee won’t be return