3rd Annual

New York Jazz Film Festival

August 26, 2018 to August 26, 2018

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PO Box 231143
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New York NY 10023
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Shorts
Shorts are films of any genre or style that meet the JAZZ criteria as set forth in the GENERAL RULES with a maximum running time of 20 minutes.
Features
Features are films of any genre or style that meet the JAZZ criteria as set forth in the GENERAL RULES with a total running time not less than 20 minutes.

Music Videos
Music Videos are works of any genre or style that meet the JAZZ criteria as set forth in the GENERAL RULES with a maximum running time of 8 minutes.

Out of Competition
Out of Competition submissions are films of any genre or style that meet the JAZZ criteria as set forth in the GENERAL RULES with no running time limits.

Commercials/PSAs
Commercials and PSAs (Public Service Announcements) are ADVERTISEMENTS of any genre or style that meet the JAZZ criteria as set forth in the GENERAL RULES with a maximum running time of 2 minutes.


MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The New York Jazz Film Festival, now in its third season, provides a unique platform for jazz musician-actors, directors and writers pursuing content related to jazz, to have their work seen.

Beginning this year in 2018, the festival will be conducted online with a reception-red carpet-award event held in New York City.

NOTE: We particularly encourage the submission of narrative works which feature jazz musicians as actors.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

NYJFF was developed by former Duke Ellington Orchestra and Art Blakey trombonist Gregory Charles Royal--who as Artistic Director of American Youth Symphony has been at the fore of a movement to integrate musicians into theatre, television and film as actors.

The festival, now conducted online celebrates the selections with a reception-red carpet-award event in Harlem, a once historic and burgeoning jazz scene that has all but disappeared.

For this festival, we encourage jazz musicians and film makers with an interest in jazz to take a bold step by creating and submitting works to further expand the reach of this art form in 21st century media.

NOTE: We particularly encourage the submission of narrative works which feature jazz musicians as actors.

ORGANIZERS

Clarence Seay (Programming Committee); Geraldine Seay (Programming Committee); Gregory Charles Royal (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES

ALL works submitted MUST contain at least one of the following JAZZ ACM components:

1) "A" The primary ACTOR is a bona fide instrumental jazz musician.
2) "C" The thematic CONTENT of the work relates directly to jazz.
3) "M" The featured MUSIC of the work is substantially jazz.


Works can be submitted regardless of when they were completed.

Submissions do not have to be premiers to be selected for exhibition.

Works may be submitted for consideration in multiple categories.

Non-English projects must contain English subtitles if selected for screening.

NOTE: Beginning this season, 2018, the festival will be conducted online with a reception-red carpet-award event taking place in Harlem, New York. ALL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS MUST AGREE TO MAKE THEIR FILMS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC VIEWING ONLINE until at least October 1, 2018. Online sites include filmmakers' personal websites or third party platforms such as Vimeo, Amazon Video Direct, etc..










TERMS AND CONDITIONS

NOTE: Beginning this season, 2018, the festival will be conducted online with a reception-red carpet-award event taking place in Harlem, New York. ALL OFFICIAL SELECTIONS MUST AGREE TO MAKE THEIR FILMS AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC VIEWING ONLINE until at least October 1, 2018. Online sites include filmmakers' personal websites or third party platforms such as Vimeo, Amazon Video Direct, etc..


Applicant(s) must have the legal ownership right to participate in the festival.

If your submission is selected for screening you agree to provide the festival with promotional materials such as stills and bios.

New York Jazz Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize promotional materials and excerpts from any film accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless New York Jazz Film Festival, American Youth Symphony, and SVR and Associates, and their affiliates and employees from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity and screening.