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18-Apr-2014 9:22pm PDT  


NYC Downtown Short Film Festival

10 Annual June 12, 2014 to June 18, 2014

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New York NY 10276
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The NYC Downtown Short Film Festival is a program of DMAC-Duo Multicultural Arts Center a (501 c3) non-profit organization located at 62 East 4th Street in New York City's East Village. The mission of DMAC is to create, promote and celebrate multicultural arts through theater, music, dance, art and film.

Welcome to the 10th 2014 NYC Downtown Short Film Festival (NYCDSFF).

For the past nine years our screenings have been sold out events. In response to the number of New Yorkers who have expressed an interest in attending these screenings and the increasing number of films submitted, the NYCDSFF has changed the way we receive submissions to our festival and how we screen those films.

The NYCDSFF now has a year-long rolling deadline. As films are received, they will be screened and those recommended by our selection committee will be presented at monthly Audience Choice Screenings. At these screenings, audience members along with our screening staff will be given comment cards and asked to rate each film. The NYCDSFF will tally the results and the highest rated films will then be invited to participate in the 10th NYC Downtown Short Film Festival which will take place June 2014.

We believe these changes will better serve the needs of short film makers and audiences who want to see these new innovative, challenging and exciting films. One must never underestimate the power of screening a new film for a NYC audience.

Michelangelo Alasa (Festival Director)

The NYCDSFF accepts submission in all genres provided they adhere to our time limitations.

Please make sure that your dvd is NTSC region 0 or 1. We cannot screen dvds in the PAL format. Unless we ask for it, the screener you submit will be the one we use for screenings. We prefer dvds without any leader, color corrections bars or water marks.

Please make check payable to: Spanish-English Ensemble Theatre Inc. Checks from US banks only, foreign checks will not be accepted.


By submitting my film, I agree to allow my film to be screened at the NYC Downtown Short Film Festival if accepted. NYC Downtown Short Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and 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 NYC Downtown Short Film Festival 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, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.