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|Feature length films include narrative and experimental films over 45 min.
|Shorts include narratives, documentaries, or experimental films under 45 min.
|Documentaries can be of any length.
|Animations can be of any length.
|The Cross-disciplinary/Transmedia film category includes media artists who create and tell stories using multiple platforms, collaborative films with artists from other disciplines, and films made by artists as part of a larger body of work. Most visual artists submit their films in this category. Please note CHFF does NOT accept films on loop.
|The family category includes films made by children and youth as well as films made by adults for younger audiences.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Crown Heights Film Festival’s (CHFF) mission is to provide a voice and opportunities for filmmakers, to foster cross-arts collaboration, and to provide a social forum for filmmakers, Brooklyn residents, and the wider arts community.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The non-profit festival was founded in 2009 with the aim of creating a film-based social forum in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Each night of the festival is a unique journey through a variety of film genres from local and international filmmakers including animations, cross-disciplinary/transmedia films, family films, documentaries, feature length and short narratives.
Films are always screened in groups to promote dialogue and cultural exchange. The curation of the festival is based on an international open call submission process, with each submission reviewed by the curators as well as the Submissions Panel.
CHFF has quickly grown to become one of Brooklyn’s favorite cultural events and includes filmmaker Q&A sessions, panels, workshops, and an awards celebration. CHFF presents awards for a number of categories. Every year, a different visual artist is invited to create the awards.
The Crown Heights Film Festival, in partnership with Fractured Atlas, is a non-profit organization.
Erin Gleason (Director); Pedro Marti (Director)
- Foreign language films must be with English subtitles.
- Entries that have been previously submitted to the Crown Heights Film Festival are not eligible unless it has been re-edited or otherwise altered so that it is a substantially different film.
Premier Status / Year:
- Films do not have to be premier status for acceptance into CHFF, and can be from any year.
- All submissions must include a jpg film still, a 100 word description, and be submitted via the Secure Online Screener before each deadline date. If you have questions about your submission, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Entry Fee paid by Visa or Mastercard through Withoutabox website. US customers may also pay by American Express. Entry fees are not refundable.
RULES FOR SELECTED FILMS
- Films selected for screening will be notified on or around August 15, 2013.
- If your film is selected, we will contact you directly by email. In order to be fully accepted into the festival, CHFF must receive in our office postmarked no later than August 30, 2013:
1) 2 copies of the final screening copy on DVD (Region 0 or Region 1 only). Please test your DVD on several makes and models of players. DVD+RW and DVD-RW are NOT acceptable formats. DVDs will not be returned.
2) a digital film still (jpg, RGB, 1000 pixels maximum width)
3) a brief description of the film, 100 words maximum
4) if available, a trailer for your film
Publicity & Special Programs:
- Selected projects may be promoted through all media types and outlets for promotional purposes for the current Festival season. At the time of acceptance, CHFF may ask selected filmmakers for permission to re-screen projects at events and promotional showcases featuring the Festival's highlights.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
All films must be in English or with English subtitles.
Each entry must be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee.
Selected projects may be promoted through all media types and outlets for promotional purposes for the current Festival season. At the time of acceptance, CHFF may ask selected filmmakers for permission to re-screen projects at events and promotional showcases featuring the Festival's highlights.