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|All genres, for films shorter than 50 minutes, completed any year. Short films completed January 1, 2016 or later are eligible for competition (if any, at KAFFNY discretion).
|Narrative or documentary, for films longer than 50 minutes, completed any year. Films completed January 1, 2016 or later are eligible for competition.
|All genres, for films shorter than 50 minutes, completed any year. Short films completed January 1, 2016 or later are eligible for competition. For former alumni whose films were programmed in any prior KAFFNY event.
|Narrative or documentary, for films longer than 50 minutes, completed any year. Films completed January 1, 2016 or later are eligible for competition. For former alumni whose films were programmed in any prior KAFFNY event.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
In its 11th year operating in the arts scene of New York City and 4th year in Brooklyn, KAFFNY invites the world to participate in creating the first platform for "Infinite Cinema." Culture is not a fixed point. The mere idea of a "tradition" can be used for inhuman purposes. By applying the concept of infinity, KAFFNY turns the dialogue to all those artists who recognize a needed deference to the concept of humanity, and away from any official definition of global culture.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
KAFFNY's expertise in programming comes from the application of a third culture perspective, which is a proactive form of cultural awareness from the inside-out, rather than politically reactive. For the first ten years, KAFFNY honed this by looking at the condition of the Korean diaspora, showing films from five continents, with all kinds of ethnicities, characters, stories, genres and mediums.
Whether presenting works by documentary filmmaker Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, DJ Spooky’s live musical re-score of the 1956 seminal classic Korean film, “Madame Freedom,” pioneer video art by Nam June Paik, multi-faceted perspectives on the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, or a three-wall gallery projection dance party for a music film set to the entirety of Girl Talk’s definitive mashup album, KAFFNY moves across platforms to bring present the richest exhibition of the hidden intersections of global culture.
Originally founded in 2006 as the Korean American Film Festival New York, our festival venues include: Wythe Hotel Cinema, Village East Cinemas, TheTimesCenter, SVA Theatre, Chelsea Clearview Cinemas, Skirball Center at NYU, Anthology Film Archives, as well as gallery and outdoor public spaces throughout New York City. Our partners include: Ford Foundation (Good Neighbor Committee), Korean American Community Foundation, The Korea Society, CUNY Asian American/American Research Institute, Korean Association of New York Artists, Korea Times, The Korean Channel. KAFFNY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Chung Tsang; Elizabeth Han; Mark Singh
KAFFNY defines a short film as any film with a running time less than 50 minutes.
KAFFNY defines a feature film as any film with a running time greater then 50 minutes.
Films having received any theatrical or home-video distribution of any kind beyond festival screenings or that have been broadcast on television or the Internet may be considered by KAFFNY, only if the content shows promise of a successful screening at our festival, at our discretion.
Films that have had private, unpublicized screenings are eligible for submission to KAFFNY.
Films that have been previously submitted to KAFFNY are ineligible.
The applicant holds the sole responsibility of copyright clearance of any copyrighted material in the film. Films including unauthorized copyrighted material are ineligible.
Films not in English must be subtitled in English unless dialogue is minimal and not necessary for the comprehension of the film.
*** The final screening copy of your accepted film must be received by KAFFNY no later than August 31, 2017. If screening copy is not received by then, KAFFNY retains the right to disqualify the film, without refund of the submission fee.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Multiple versions of the same film will not be considered.
If the submitted material does not play, KAFFNY will make an attempt to contact the applicant based on the contact information supplied at the time of submission in order to obtain a replacement. If a replacement is not available, KAFFNY reserves the right to disqualify the film without refunding the submission fees.
KAFFNY will attempt, but is under no obligation, to view a submission that arrives after the designated deadline without refund of the submission fee.
KAFFNY reserves the right to excerpt portions and scenes of your film at no fee, up to 1 minute, for use in promotional materials.
There is no guaranteed travel stipend or reimbursement for filmmakers.