4th Annual

Peekskill Film Festival

July 25, 2019 to July 27, 2019

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4 Nelson Ave.
Peekskill NY 10566
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Phone: 914-737-0521
peekskillfilmfestival@gmail.com
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Features
Films are accepted from anywhere in the world, from any genre.
Films must be over 40 minutes and under 120 for this category.
Students: must be attending school or project should be submitted within six months of graduation (i.e. senior thesis). Student I.D. may be requested. Contact for more information.
Shorts
Films are accepted from anywhere in the world, from any genre.

Films in the SHORTS category should be under 40 minutes long.

Students: must be attending school currently or project must be submitted within six months of graduation (i.e. senior thesis). Student I.D. may be requested. Contact for more information.
Animation
Films are accepted from anywhere in the world, from from 2 to 120 min.

Students must be attending school currently or project must be submitted within six months of graduation (i.e. senior thesis). Student I.D. may be requested. Contact for more information.
New York State of Mind
We want to support our thriving New York film industry by celebrating New York filmmakers and films!

Features and shorts made in the State of New York and completed between the years 2017 -2019, or those that we consider "hidden gems" and never given their proper due, unscreened, faded from view, or snubbed during their heyday are eligible for this category. Questions? Contact us!

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Peekskill Film Festival (PFF) was founded in 2015 to promote film literacy in the vibrant and historic Hudson River city of Peekskill, NY, and is an important opportunity to view new works by emerging filmmakers including features, shorts, documentaries, animation and student work. Through informative workshops and networking opportunities, the PFF facilitates educational and career-orientated programming for students of film and filmmakers. The PFF introduces, involves, and immerses youth from underserved communities into a world where they, too, can contribute and create. The PFF welcomes all entries, but especially seeks to showcase habitually underrepresented filmmakers, and highlight work from New York.


A portion of ticket sales and all sponsorships benefit the cultural programming of the Field Library, a major information hub for the City of Peekskill.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Founded in 2015, the Peekskill Film Festival (PFF) screens a first-rate mix of features, shorts, documentaries, and animation. In addition to screening the best and brightest in indie film, the PFF hosts workshops with Emmy-Award winning artists and filmmakers, parties, panel discussions, and an entire block dedicated to student film -- all centered in the historic Hudson Valley Paramount Theater, a beautifully restored, 1,100 seat, 1930’s jewel located in the heart of Peekskill’s arts and restaurant district.

Come for a single movie, a day, or the whole weekend. We welcome you to Peekskill, our diverse and glorious Hudson River city, a thriving arts community just under an hour from NYC.

Diverse voices from all over the world are welcome. Happy submitting!

On Saturday night, PFF is pleased to showcase NY filmmakers in our "New York State of Mind" block, where all films featured are proudly made in the Empire State.

A portion of ticket sales and all sponsorships benefit the cultural programming of the Field Library, a major information hub for the city of Peekskill.

ORGANIZERS

Alicia Morgan (Festival Registrar); Alicia Morgan (Founder ); Christopher Fox (Director ); Christopher Fox (Director )

GENERAL RULES

The PFF does not require premiere screening rights; we also take no responsibility for stipulations of your distribution agreements or copyrights for prior television, film, internet or festival showings.



Legally, clearance for copyrighted material included in your film must be obtained before public screening. The PFF does not check for, nor take responsibility for the inclusion of uncleared materials in film submissions or selections. Filmmakers are responsible for securing festival clearance rights for music, stock footage or any other material, to avoid potential rights infringements.


The PFF is committed to going green and in accordance, are moving towards a accepting submissions in a digital format only. However, we do realize that some are still sending in hard copies/flash drives. Although not preferred, we will return your films with a self- addressed, stamped envelope with the appropriate postage. However, the PFF is in no way liable, nor responsible, for the return of your film.


Films selected and screened for the New York State of Mind block on Saturday, July 29 at must have been MADE IN NEW YORK! We truly want to support our fantastic NY film industry and look forward to screening your film in the historic Paramount Hudson Valley Theater.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Submission does not guarantee screening. Only the top-ranked (as determined by our judges) will be screened during the Festival.