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|All genres, for films shorter than 50 minutes, completed any year. Short films completed January 1, 2017 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, 2017 or later are eligible for competition.
|All genres, for films shorter than 50 minutes, completed any year. Short films completed January 1, 2017 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, 2017 or later are eligible for competition. For former alumni whose films were programmed in any prior KAFFNY event.
MISSION & OBJECTIVE
KAFFNY Infinite Cinema's mission is to allow the audience to connect stories that are often missing from the mainstream narrative, allow the audience to engage in dialogue with the content makers to fuse a new understanding of our world, and hopefully inspire our audience to repeat this process by seeking out new ways to connect to a culture outside their own. Which is KAFFNY's motto: CONNECT. FUSE. REPEAT.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Who should submit?
KAFFNY invites filmmakers and artists of all backgrounds, from any country. Given our history, Korean, Korean-American and Korean – diaspora filmmakers are especially encouraged to share their works, but that is by no means required. Films from years 2017 and 2018 preferred.
What themes/topics/films are appropriate?
Any films, shorts, or documentaries which reflect the commonalities of humanity across cultural divides, highlight multi-cultural interaction, challenge existing narratives, or provide mirrors for people to reflect on their own culture through the experience of another.
2018 Theme: Conversations to Form The Future
Films which address topical themes of 2018 will be given additional consideration, including:
-#Metoo and themes of “Future is Female”
Where is the festival being held?
Wythe Hotel Cinema in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.
When is the festival being held?
October 27, 2018
Why do we host this festival?
The past eleven years of experience in telling Korean American stories helped KAFFNY to identify and find commonality with other stories at the intersection of all cultures. We are ready to evolve, with a new mission to identify unifying commonalities and bust cultural stereotypes by connecting voices through our shared experiences.
2017 KAFFNY Festival
2017’s festival, held on October 14th at the Wythe Hotel Cinema featured five distinct blocks of programming that approached the topic of Infinite Culture through specific lenses: INFINITE FOOD CONNECTION, INFINITE FASHION CONNECTION, WORLDWIDE KOREAN CONNECTION, INFINITE MIGRATION CONNECTION, and CRAZY, RICH ASIAN AMERICANS. Alongside the screening of 25 short films and two feature-length films, the audience engaged in meaningful discussions with the filmmakers during the moderated panel discussions.
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, Post Fin DCP, Re/make, Munchies 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, 2018. 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.