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23-May-2015 3:21am PDT  

 

Korean American Film Festival New York

9 Annual October 16, 2015 to October 24, 2015

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c/o AAARI-CUNY
25 West 43rd St.
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New York NY 10036
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Phone: (917) 673-1521
programming@kaffny.com
http://www.kaffny.com

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Shorts
All genres, completed any date, for films shorter than 45 minutes.
Features
Narrative or documentary films, completed January 1, 2012 or later. For films longer than 45 minutes.
Art
Non-theatrical or non-broadcast video art (single channel or installation) of any length. To facilitate submission review, your preview materials should include recorded samples of the installation in its environment, if applicable.

There is no entry fee for the Video Art category.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
KAFFNY is a New York film festival screening Korean American, Korean and non-Korean films of interest to the local community. Our festival features films of all subject matter, genres and lengths from a variety of perspectives.

Originally founded in 2006 as the Korean American Shorts Film Festival New York, KAFFNY evolved into the most prominent and innovative film, music, and art festivals focusing on the Korean-American third culture experience. Each year, KAFFNY continues to recognize and support new filmmakers and artists, placing emphasis on the diversity of content, form and perspective in its programming, venturing beyond.

KAFFNY's slate of works culls together domestic and international feature film premieres as well as a dynamic cross-section of works by established and student filmmakers from all over the world. Concurrent with the festival program, KAFFNY further extends the reach and message of its featured artists through discussions and special events.
 
Whether presenting a live musical re-score of the 1956 classic Korean film, “Madame Freedom,” showcasing the works of pioneering video artist Nam June Paik or documentary filmmaker Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, screening meaningful and relevant programs about the Los Angeles Riots, projecting a music feature film on three walls of a gallery for a dance party, while highlighting new voices of independent global cinema, KAFFNY moves across platforms to bring forth the richest cultural examination of "third culture" life. Submit your film and be part of this year's exciting fall season! 

Previous festival venues include Village East Cinemas, Skirball Center at NYU, Anthology Film Archives, TheTimesCenter, SVA Theatre, Chelsea Clearview Cinemas, Wythe Hotel as well as gallery and outdoor public spaces throughout New York City. 


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Korean American Film Festival New York (KAFFNY) is now accepting submissions for its 9th Annual film festival, taking place in New York City on October 16-24, 2015.

KAFFNY invites filmmakers of all backgrounds to submit for consideration their completed long and short format films — fiction or non-fiction — that are relevant to the Korean American community, the Korean diaspora, Korean-identified persons, or, as our name implies, New York City. KAFFNY also considers works outside the Korean nexus featuring at least one key creative member of Korean heritage, regardless of the subject matter. Filmmakers working in narrative as well as experimental, performance, or music genres are all welcome to apply.

Submissions are being accepted in the following four categories:

1) SHORTS
All genres, for films shorter than 45 minutes. No date required. Short films completed January 1, 2014 or later are eligible to win the Jury Award for Best Film and/or the Audience Award.

2) FEATURE
Narrative or documentary films, completed January 1, 2014 or later. For films longer than 45 minutes.

3) ART
Non-theatrical or non-broadcast video art (single channel or installation) of any length. To facilitate submission review, your preview materials should include recorded samples of the installation in its environment, if applicable. There is no entry fee for this category.

ORGANIZERS
Angela O ; Dave Kim (Founder & Executive Director) ; John Woo ; Sharon Kim (Press/Media Coordinator) ; Susie Lim (Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES
Submitting early gives you more time for consideration, and helps you avoid the risk of missing the deadline.

Press kits are not required until after selection.

ENTRY FEES:
Fees can be remitted using Withoutabox's online credit card checkout. Money orders are also accepted. Please see details upon your film's submission. Entry fees are not refundable.

PREMIERE STATUS:
US and New York premieres will be favorably considered, however there is no premiere requirement for this festival.

PREVIEW SCREENERS:
Although not required, KAFFNY prefers online screeners. Password-protected web pages and Vimeo links, et al. are acceptable.

Preview media (DVD or Blu-ray) must be clearly labeled with your film title, run time, Withoutabox tracking number, and contact information. Please test your screening media thoroughly before sending. DVD+RW and DVD-RW are not acceptable formats. Do not include more than one film entry per disc.

DVD or Blu-ray screeners (if applicable) must be received in the mail no later than July 17, 2013.

EXHIBITION FORMAT:
Accepted screening formats for exhibition are: 35mm, HDCam, Digital Beta NTSC, Betacam NTSC or .MOV. Film prints must be traditional “married” release prints with sound.

*** The final screening copy of your accepted film must be received by KAFFNY no later than September 25, 2015. ***

NOTIFICATION:
Final program determinations will be made by September 1, 2015. You will be notified in writing on or before that date whether your film has been selected. Please note that we are unable to answer individual queries regarding film selections before that date.

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.

LOSS AND DAMAGE:
Every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials submitted while in our possession. However, we cannot accept or assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT:
For confirmation of receipt of your preview media (DVD or Blu-ray), please include a self-addressed stamped postcard. If you would like your preview copy returned please include a suitable self-addressed, USPS postage paid mailing package. Preview media will otherwise not be returned.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Please direct your inquires to programming@kaffny.com. Please visit our website at www.kaffny.com for the most up-to-date news regarding the film festival and its selection process.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Submitting early gives you more time for consideration, and helps you avoid the risk of missing the deadline. Press kits are not required until after selection. ENTRY FEES: Fees can be remitted using Withoutabox's online credit card checkout. Money orders are also accepted. Please see details upon your film's submission. Entry fees are not refundable. PREMIERE STATUS: US and New York premieres will be favorably considered, however there is no premiere requirement for this festival. PREVIEW SCREENERS: Although not required, KAFFNY prefers online screeners. Password-protected web pages and Vimeo links, et al. are acceptable. Preview media (DVD or Blu-ray) must be clearly labeled with your film title, run time, Withoutabox tracking number, and contact information. Please test your screening media thoroughly before sending. DVD+RW and DVD-RW are not acceptable formats. Do not include more than one film entry per disc. DVD or Blu-ray screeners (if applicable) must be received in the mail no later than July 17, 2013. EXHIBITION FORMAT: Accepted screening formats for exhibition are: 35mm, HDCam, Digital Beta NTSC, Betacam NTSC or .MOV. Film prints must be traditional “married” release prints with sound. *** The final screening copy of your accepted film must be received by KAFFNY no later than September 25, 2015. *** NOTIFICATION: Final program determinations will be made by September 1, 2015. You will be notified in writing on or before that date whether your film has been selected. Please note that we are unable to answer individual queries regarding film selections before that date. 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. LOSS AND DAMAGE: Every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials submitted while in our possession. However, we cannot accept or assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT: For confirmation of receipt of your preview media (DVD or Blu-ray), please include a self-addressed stamped postcard. If you would like your preview copy returned please include a suitable self-addressed, USPS postage paid mailing package. Preview media will otherwise not be returned. CONTACT INFORMATION: Please direct your inquires to programming@kaffny.com. Please visit our website at www.kaffny.com for the most up-to-date news regarding the film festival and its selection process.