2nd Annual

GeNerk Fest NYC

May 30, 2015 to May 30, 2015

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Did you make the movie nobody but you and your friends like? Then that's the film for us!!!!

This category is for shorts that are primarily comedic.
Did you make the movie nobody but you and your friends like? Then that's the film for us!!!!

This category is for shorts that are primarily Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Did you make the movie nobody but you and your friends like? Then that's the film for us!!!!

This category is for shorts that are primarily Horror/Thriller
Did you make the movie nobody but you and your friends like? Then that's the film for us!!!!

This category is for shorts that are primarily Animation and Anime.


GeNerk Fest is looking for true B movies - the stupidly funny, the I-grabbed-some-homemade-costumes-and-made-this-just-for-fun, and the movies that were meant for midnight screenings and marathons. So, if you think that "Weasels Rip My Flesh" was awesome, that the best part of "Evil Dead" was when the trees attack, that Monty Python was genius, can't decide whether you like Tim Curry best in "Rocky Horror", "Legend", or "Clue", and can spend hours debating the parameters of the space-time continuum based solely on its portrayal in the "Back to the Future" Trilogy - THIS is the festival for you.

**We are a short film festival, ONLY films 20 minutes or less are accepted into the festival.**


The debates have just begun! Right now we're accepting films. Got something you think would make a great festival session? Poetry? Plays? Short Stories? Artwork? Let us know! info@GeNerk.com

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Deepika Narayanan (OTHER); Dennis Cieri (Cieri Media); Dennis Cieri (Cieri Media); Dennis Cieri (Cieri Media); Dennis Cieri (Cieri Media); GeNerk Fest; Heejun Kim (OTHER)


We hope everyone has fun and enjoys themselves at the festival. but a few suggestions...

Please submit as soon as possible. The process goes a lot smoother if we are not sent a lot of films at the last minute. THANKS!

This year, we are strongly encouraging entrants submitting hard-copies to submit films in a paper DVD sleeve. When packaging, protect the DVD in a padded envelope, or similar package. Please DO NOT send your dvd in a slim, jewel, or standard DVD case, they almost always break in shipping.

Please note that the ONLY difference in the early submission deadline versus the final submission deadline is the fee discount. The submission process and consideration by the Programming Committee is not affected by the date you submit your film as long as it is postmarked by our final deadline - your chances are equal regardless of the day your film makes it into our offices, as long as it is postmarked by the final deadline!

ALL films submitted to the festival are seen and scored by two or more different programmers. All films that have a higher average, or are a favorite of a programmer, go on to final deliberations. GeNerk selects its films by majority vote and nothing is offered early acceptance.

Film Submissions are non-returnable for any reason.

If a film is accepted, entrants will be solely responsible for delivering their exhibition video materials to and from the festival venue. Complete press kits will be needed as soon after notification as possible. GeNerk cannot be held liable for your exhibition print/video materials which are lost or damaged.

If your film wins a fan prize or any prize, you are required to mention that fact in posters and other promotional material if and when the film gets distribution. To win an prize the film must get a minimum of 20 votes. The festival reserves the right to select the winner where there is a tie in the voting. The process for calculating the winners are;
1 - Ballot are passed out at the end of the screening session.
2 - The Fan mark the ballots rating the films and other appropriate categories from 1 to 10, 10 being the best.
3 - All the scores are totaled and then divided by the number of ballots.
4 - Highest score wins.
5 - The decisions made by the festival are final.

Please note festival dates are subject to change.

Unfortunately, GeNerk does not provide room, board or travel for filmmakers.


As a condition of entering the GeNerk Fest, hereafter known as GF, I/we hereby certify that:
1. I/we am/are the sole creators of the film, script, short stories, poems which I/we have submitted to the GF.
2. I/we warrant as sole and exclusive owner(s) of all legal right and title thereto have absolute authority to submit the enclosed material to GF.
3. I/we understand that the GF will not return and is not obligated to return my film or any other materials I/we have submitted to the GF.
4. I/we hereby grant the GF the nonexclusive right to use my name, photograph, and likeness in connection with any and all publicity and promotional activities regarding the GF.
5. For filmmakers: GF may transfer the submitted material to a compilation NTSC DVD for screening, if needed, and if the submitted material is selected for screening the compilation DVD may be used by GF for promotional purposes.
6. I/we will indemnify and hold harmless GF, its judges, sponsors and partners, individually and collectively, from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses including legal expenses arising out of or in connection with any and all claims, or third party claims based on material submitted to GF.
7. I/we shall be solely responsible for taking all necessary steps to establish and protect my/our copyright in the submitted material, and the GF shall have no obligation with respect thereto. The GF shall have the right to reproduce all or part of said material for use in its publicity and any and all related communication directly associated with GF.
8. I/we have read all of the festival rules, regulations and releases, understand them, and have complied with them. I/we understand that the festival rules, regulations and releases may change or be updated, and that it is my responsibility to read, understand and comply with any changes or updates.