7th Annual

New York City Independent Film Festival

May 02, 2016 to May 08, 2016


Music Video


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
January 1, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 40.00 35.00
Student Fee 30.00 25.00
Receive a written 2-3 Paragraph Review 50.00 45.00
Regular Deadline
April 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 50.00 45.00
Student Fee 35.00 30.00
Receive a written 2-3 Paragraph Review 60.00 55.00
Late Deadline
May 15, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 60.00 55.00
Student Fee 40.00 35.00
Receive a written 2-3 Paragraph Review 70.00 65.00
WAB Extended Deadline
May 30, 2015
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 60.00
Student Fee 55.00 40.00
Receive a written 2-3 Paragraph Review 85.00 70.00

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

Category Details

Approximately July 15, 2015

Shorts: From 2 minutes to 11 minutes

Projects completed after January 1, 2011

Projects may originate from anywhere in the world

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

  Secure Online Screener
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Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

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

Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is requested but not required, including:
> 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.

1st Place
We give out the Best of Awards which is a statue with the festival name, category, film name, filmmaker's name and year of award. We will have a cash or the equivalent award for all categories. Once we secure the prize we ill list it here.
Sponsor:Cieri Media
Value of Goods/Services: 50 U.S. Dollar

Category Rules

We accept works which are a music video, meaning a video made to company a song or musical piece. The length should be between 1 and 10 minutes. Submissions preferred as a secure online screener or a Vimeo/YouTube link. If the links are private be sure to send us the password. We also accept a NTSC/DVD for submissions. Please label all work clearly with your name, contact information, submission number and running time. Be sure we can connect your electronic submission with your mailed media. But our judges are worldwide and electronic submissions are much safer and a lot easier for us.

If you want include a pre-stamped, addressed, postcard we will put it in the mail when we receive your submission. If you put enough postage on it and self-address it correctly you should receive it. This only shows we received your submission.

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 move 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 August 20, 2015. 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 10 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 July 15, 2015. 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 July.